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
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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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Book Must Reads – BookCon

In my post on Tuesday you saw the picture of the books I got a BookCon and the Penguin Teen breakfast. There were not a whole lot, but there were definite some I am super excited about. Out of the 8 in the photo there were 3 that really sparked my interest. One of them will come as no surprise (also I technically didn’t get it at BookCon, a friend grabbed it at BEA and I just finished it), one I’m not sure is me but the author was so passionate about it that I now want to read it, and the last one is a book that was described by the author in a way that was so cool I’m really excited for it.

So here are 3 books that stood out to me when I was in NYC:

Book Must Reads – BookConThere's Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
Published by Dutton Books for Young Readers
on September 26th 2017
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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.

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Book Must Reads – BookConWarcross by Marie Lu
on September 12th 2017
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.

For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn’t just a game—it’s a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. Needing to make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships—only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

Convinced she’s going to be arrested, Emika is shocked when instead she gets a call from the game’s creator, the elusive young billionaire Hideo Tanaka, with an irresistible offer. He needs a spy on the inside of this year’s tournament in order to uncover a security problem . . . and he wants Emika for the job. With no time to lose, Emika’s whisked off to Tokyo and thrust into a world of fame and fortune that she’s only dreamed of. But soon her investigation uncovers a sinister plot, with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

In this sci-fi thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu conjures an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all.

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Book Must Reads – BookConJane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore
Published by Kathy Dawson Books
on September 19th 2017
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Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family's island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: "If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you'll go." With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn't know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.

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Did you go to BEA or BookCon? Find any exciting books? Are you excited for any of these three?

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