January 14th, I met up with a group of authors and bloggers (all
information on them is at the bottom of this post) at Books Inc.’s Santa Clara
location for a fun brunch! Each blogger was paired with an author that we got
to interview. I got Parker Peevyhouse, author of Where Futures End. Parker and I hit it off wonderfully and I had an
absolute blast interviewing her. She is the nicest author I’ve ever
interviewed before, and I just had a great time talking to her.
a full roundup of the event, including pictures, tweets and video. Plus, they
have links to all of the other blogger’s interviews. Check it all out right HERE!
about it Publishers
My interview with Parker Peevyhouse:
paraphrasing everything Parker said, so any mistakes are mine. *
Darko. Or, if you don’t know Donnie Darko, Cloud Atlas meets Black Mirror.
stories, had some ideas about it, and decided to put them all together. It was
a big and exciting experience to mash everything up.
characters: Dylan, Brixney, Epony, Reef, and Quinn. Which was your favorite to
lot, today her favorite is Brixney. She likes that Brixney does what she needs
to do. Brixney is also more badass than her, so she enjoyed getting to write
out things she would never say out loud.
which time periods to write, and which characters to place in them? (The
restaurant is so weird.)
futuristic periods and knew that she wanted to include a weird futuristic
restaurant. She also wanted to look at how social media, video games and a
debtor society would work. She decided on the characters by thinking about who would
suffer the most in each period.
Mirror? I found a lot of parallels between the two.
the book deal and her book was written. Her editor told her about it and that
she needed to watch it. She enjoyed it and saw the parallels.
listening to music. Some of her favorite bands to listen to are Vampire Weekend
and Arcade Fire. She likes to match her characters to specific songs.
next book deal, can you tell us about it?
up in a mysterious place where the only exit is shut. He has no memory of how
he got there, and there is a big gap in his memory. There’s also a girl (no
memory either) locked inside with him, but they don’t trust each other. Every
time they try to escape, they end up where they started with no memory of
escaping, until they slowly do remember.
to write in, but are scared to?
Ellen Raskin, it’s her kind of book.
book which would it be and who would you be?
Ernest Cline and she would be herself.
got your book deal?
For Where Futures End, she had just gotten back from the dentist and
her mouth was all numb. She just kept saying, “I can’t talk!” For Scatterling she was at the park with her kid and burst out crying. Everyone
stared at her.
the past or future, where would you go?
Hardinge. The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry. A Study in Charlotte by
looking forward to in 2017?
Brittany Cavallaro, which she’s already read and loved it. The Speaker by Traci
Chee. Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel.
Club isn’t REALLY a club. It’s the name of Books Inc.’s Young Adult Author
Salon. So really, we’re just an inclusive bunch of PASSIONATE readers who get
to hang out with the coolest authors on the scene! We throw parties, eat snacks
and read, read, read, read, read…
Club events go into the Not Your Mother’s Book Club Fund, which Books Inc.
turns around and uses to spread the love of reading throughout the Bay Area
for the fantastic interview, and to Nancy, Christy and Hannah for putting this
amazing event together!