Today I have with me the lovely Brenna Yovanoff, author of The Replacement. Learn more about Brenna and her novel at her website:
When and why did you begin writing?
I think I started writing every day when I was about eleven. Before that, my handwriting and spelling weren't fast enough to keep up with my brain and it was pretty frustrating trying to get everything down before I lost the idea, but once I started, it got much easier. I don't know that there really was a “why.” I'd been making up stories since I was really young, and I finally got to a point where I could start writing them down.
How did you get the idea for The Replacement?
I'm not really a bolt-from-the-blue kind of writer, so I don't remember ever getting the idea. It was just there in the back of my head for a long time—years. Then one day, it just felt like the right time to sit down and write it!
The cover is gorgeous, yet creepy! What was your reaction to seeing it for the first time?
Oh, I was so happy! I immediately had to find my husband and show him, because I couldn't stand to go another second without someone else seeing it.
If your book, The Replacement was turned into a movie, who would you like to play the main characters?
Hmm . . . I don't actually have a good answer to this. If Alex Pettyfer were still sixteen, he could play Mackie. And Linda Cardellini circa Freaks and Geeks could play Emma. I don't know who would play Tate or Roswell.
What's next for you? Are you currently working on or have plans for future projects?
Right now, I'm working on a love story about demons, monsters, and kissing. It should be out sometime next fall.
Thanks for having me, Kristen!
Thank you Brenna for answering my questions! If you want to read my review of her book, The Replacement, please click HERE.
Now for the giveaway!
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