Blog Tour – There’s Someone Inside Your House By Stephanie Perkins ~Author Q & A {+ a Giveaway}

Guys…I am having a MAJOR fan girl moment here. Actually I am having a major fan girl year if I’m honest. You have all heard it before so you know what a HUGE fan of Anna and the French Kiss I am. I read it in 2010 and as cliche as it sounds it changed a lot for me. It brought me to blogging and it brought me to reading and it brought me to all of you amazing people. And it has also brought me opportunities I never dreamed I would have like getting to not only meet Stephanie Perkins, but to get to interview her for my blog. See, FAN GIRL MOMENTS!

Okay, now that that is out of the way, on to the interview with one of my favorite people ever! (and if you read this Stephanie I know I still owe you candies and a card that I have now promised. :-))

1) Stephanie, it is no secret that I am probably the biggest Anna and the French Kiss fan around. I’m not very quiet about my love. There’s Someone Inside Your House is a huge departure from that (but it still has that Perkins charm). What made you decide to go in a different direction from what you are known for?

Andi! I adore you! Merci for your unwavering support of that book and those characters. It always means a lot to me, and I’m honored to be here on your blog today. (Sorry for all the blood.)

It’s funny, because I absolutely understand why this book feels like a leap to my readers, but it was such a natural step for me. I’m a longtime horror fan, and I’ve always enjoyed slashers in particular, which often use humor and self-awareness to help balance out the tension. Those are things that I’m really drawn to, no matter what type of story it is.

2) When I was reading TSIYH I noticed a lot of things that felt very Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and even Halloween: H20 in some of the scenes which warmed my late 90s loving heart. As a fan of horror movies, what made you decided to use the more “fun” horror titles as inspiration?

Ha! It’s like I anticipated this question in my last answer. So I’ll just add that yes, exactly, those were all huge influences. I was a teenager in the 90s, and those were the popular teenage horror films. It makes sense that they left such a strong impression on me.

3) I know authors do a ton of internet searching when writing a book. I’ve heard many of authors saying if we could only see their search history. What were some of the weirdest things you had to Google when researching TSIYH?

Oh, this question is so fun! I’m a tremendously curious person, so my search history—in general—was already pretty terrible. Tons of death and gruesome crime scenes in there, but I suppose this novel added graphic knife-wound images to my government file.

Some of the more challenging research for this book involved me interviewing athletes, because I’m not athletic and several of these characters are. It probably says a lot about me that I know significantly more about the psychology of serial killers than the rules of football.

4) You know I have to ask this, what’s next after TSIYH? Any chance there will be a revisit to my favorite SOAP kids? Maybe a Meredith book or a book that includes a certain couple ({clears throat} Anna & Etienne) and their current life? Basically what are you working on?

It’s not out of the question, though it’s not something I’m discussing yet. All I can say is that I’m working on more than one project right now, in more than one genre. I’m glad you’re interested, though!

 5) And the one question I ask all authors that I interview on my blog, what is the one item of clothing or accessory that you could never live without? Basics aside of course.

When I’m in public, I like to wear vintage-style dresses, but at home I live in grungy old Radiohead concert T-shirts. I probably have twenty of them. So, I’m gonna say Radiohead wins this round.

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Did I mention this was a dream come true?!?! Thank you so much Stephanie for taking the time to answer my questions. #4 has me totally intrigued!

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Blog Tour – There’s Someone Inside Your House By Stephanie Perkins ~Author Q & A {+ a Giveaway}There's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers
on September 26th 2017
Amazon, Goodreads

Scream meets YA in this hotly-anticipated new novel from the bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss.

One-by-one, the students of Osborne High are dying in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, the dark secrets among them must finally be confronted.

International bestselling author Stephanie Perkins returns with a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.

About Stephanie Perkins

Stephanie Perkins is the New York Times bestselling author of Anna and the French Kiss. She has always worked with books—first as a bookseller, then as a librarian, and now as a novelist. Stephanie lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband. Every room of their house is painted a different color of the rainbow.

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Week One:
September 18 – Mostly YA Lit – Author Q&A
September 19 – Here’s to Happy Endings – Review
September 20 – Peace Love Books – Review
September 21 – Lost in Lit – Book Photography
September 22 – Novel Novice – How You’re Going to Feel While Reading TSIYH
 
Week Two:
September 25 – Stories & Sweeties – Review
September 26 – In Wonderland – Book Photography
September 27 – Book Addict’s Guide – Bookish Candle
September 28 – YA Romantics – Horror Movie Quiz
September 29 – Twirling Pages – Author Q&A
 
Week Three:
October 2 – Adventures of a Book Junkie – 5 Reasons to Read TSIYH
October 3 – Oh the Book Feels – Review
October 4 – Andi’s ABCs – Author Q&A
October 5 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Event Recap
October 6 – YA Bibliophile – Top Fall Activities as Inspired by TSIYH
 
Week Four:
October 9 – ButterMyBooks – Author Q&A
October 10 – BookCrushin – Top 10 Horror Villains in Movies & YA
October 11 – The Wednesday Blog for Books – Review      
October 12 – Swoony Boys Podcast – Dream Casting
October 13 – Don’t Fold the Page – Review

 

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6 Comments

  1. I’m so happy you got to interview your favorite writer! I loved your questions and I’m super intrigued by the answer to #4 too!

  2. I also loved Anna and the French Kiss so I’m excited to see something different from Stephanie. And, I also know way more about serial killers (a lot) than the rules of football (almost nothing) lol.
    Thanks for hosting!

  3. HOW AMAZING! That’s so incredibly cool. I should have told you to ask her about Cheeseburger! HA. Every time I read Anna I want to know more about Cheeseburger.
    I cannot wait to see what else she has in store for readers! I love when authors dabble in different genres too.

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