Author Interview: Andrea Cremer
Andrea Cremer is the author of the soon-to-be-released book, Nightshade. Nightshade is the first book in a new and exciting series about werewolves. Andrea was amazing enough to let me interview her this month for the Ultimate Reviewers Challenge. Check out our interview and don't forget to enter the challenge... an ARC of Nightshade is included in my prize pack and you don't want to miss your opportunity to get your hands on this book!
Calla Tor has always known her destiny: After graduating from the Mountain School, she'll be the mate of sexy alpha wolf Ren Laroche and fight with him, side by side, ruling their pack and guarding sacred sites for the Keepers. But when she violates her masters' laws by saving a beautiful human boy out for a hike, Calla begins to question her fate, her existence, and the very essence of the world she has known. By following her heart, she might lose everything— including her own life. Is forbidden love worth the ultimate sacrifice?
What are your must haves when writing?
Coffee, coffee, and coffee.
Describe Nightshade in three words.
Seductive, thrilling, addictive.
What’s the most interesting comment you have received about your book?
At ALA someone asked me if Calla was born a wolf or human (since Guardians shift back and forth at will). I hadn't really thought about it - and I'd say it could go either way.
Who was your favorite character in Nightshade or who was the one you identified with the most?
They're all favorites - the character I identify with the most is Ansel, who is loosely based on my younger brother. Since my brother and I are a lot alike I really to that character.
What is a typical day in the life of Andrea Cremer like?
It really depends. During the school year my schedule is based around the classes I'm teaching. Right now, however, I'm on sabbatical so my days revolved around writing instead. I usually get up around 9 a.m. stumble through my apartment until I get coffee. Then I check email and blogs and twitter. After that I usually turn to writing whatever project I'm working on and I'll write through the afternoon, taking breaks to walk the dogs or eat. When my husband gets home we'll make dinner together, hang out, and play World of Warcraft. When I'm feeling motivated I also do yoga and go for runs.
What's next for you?
I just turned in Bloodrose (Nightshade #3) and once I have my editorial letter I'll work on revisions. Then it's onto Book 4, which doesn't have a title but is a prequel to the Nightshade series.
A HUGE thank you to Andrea for taking the time to answer my questions and for donating an ARC of Nightshade for the Ultimate Prize Pack! I have read Nightshade and absolutely loved it. To read my review, please click here.
(Credit for the photo of Andrea: Gina Monroe)