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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Author Interview: Kaitlyn Deann of The Witches' Sleep

The Witches' SleepAt the Other End:
At only seventeen, Ella Barnes is shot and killed for an unknown reason. She is shocked when she wakes up in a different world, a world of witches. Ella has to learn to adapt to a new body, new life and new world, surrounded by new people. As Ella gets to know Raena, the world of the witches and its people, she realizes they aren’t the perfect creatures they believe themselves to be, and she’s not the type of person to stand around and twiddle her thumbs. Will Ella succeed in changing the mindset of the people? Or will she be doomed to die another cold and tragic death because of her rebellion?

 





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Kaitlyn DeannAuthor Bio:
KAITLYN DEANN is a seventeen-year-old homeschooled student. As a writer she wants to be able to keep a reader turning the pages late into the night and give them something to think about long after they finish the last page. Laughing is her favorite calorie burner. She lives in Texas with her family.

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Take A Seat. Get Strapped In. Let's Go For A Ride:


1. Where have we seen you before? (previous projects/works)
I’ve submitted work on TeenInk.com, but other than that, this is my breaking out into the world point! I’m 17, so I haven’t really had any time to do much. Working on getting there though!


2. What goes through your mind after your novel has been on sale for the first week?

The first thing that goes through my mind is probably, “How can I get more people to notice it?” The second thing is more of an anxiety thought: “Will they like it?”


3. What inspired you to write this novel?

I was watching the movie Inception, and the main character said something along the lines of, “When we die, we’ll wake up,” and it sort of snowballed from there.


4. What do you think about when getting/seeing negative reviews?

I’ve actually never gotten a negative review, but I always tell myself that everyone has their own tastes. For example, I’ve had a few readers tell me that “there wasn’t enough romance,” and yet there were other readers that said “there was too much romance,” and even then, some said, “The love was perfectly balanced.” So it all depends on the individual reader’s opinion on the book.


5. How long was the writing/planning process?

It took 6 months total. To know the details of my writing process, you can find it under the FAQ page on my website.


6. What was your reaction to the cover art when you saw it for the first time?
Did you have any ideas from the days of writing/inspiration?
Well, I created my own cover art. My reaction to the official version when I got it the way I wanted it was all happy and excited! Haha!


7. Any plans for future writing projects? Any being worked on now?

Yes! I’m working on the sequel. It’s titled World of the Beasts.


8. What book/s from other authors do you wish you had written?
Haha! The Hunger Games, for sure! It’s so genius and I didn’t want to put it down!


9. Why read your novel?
  
Because I believe that my book will help students and adults alike realize that they can make a difference, that there is no such thing as “not good enough” or “I can’t do it.” I pray that my book helps raise the self-esteem of the reader enough to stand up for their beliefs and not conform to the world’s idea of perfect and acceptable. 




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