Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Interview with Wynne Channing and Giveaway of What Kills Me!

About the book: An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race. So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive. How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals?

About Wynne: Wynne Channing is a national newspaper reporter and young adult novelist. Wynne loves telling stories and as a journalist, she has interviewed everyone from Daniel Radcliffe and Hugh Jackman to the president of the Maldives and Duchess Sarah Ferguson. The closest she has come to interviewing a vampire is sitting down with True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard (he didn’t bite). She briefly considered calling her debut novel “Well” so then everyone would say: “Well written by Wynne Channing.”

For my review of What Kills Me, click here!

Me:  First of all, tell us a little about yourself.
Wynne: I write for a national newspaper in Canada. I teach dance. I am fully prepared for a zombie invasion.

Me:  When did you first realize that you wanted to be an author?
Wynne: I’ve never wanted to be anything else. (There was a brief period when I was seven when I wanted to be a WWE wrestler so I could paint my face and wear tights.)

Me: Who designed the cover for your book?
Wynne: This amazing artist from Portugal named Liliana Sanches Davis. We worked together to come up with something that reflected the drama in the story. I love it.

Me: What was your inspiration for writing an awesome story like What Kills Me?
Wynne: I was living in Taiwan for a few months and I had a few cockroaches as roommates. Needless to say, I couldn’t sleep, afraid they’d throw a party in my mouth. So I’d lie awake, thinking crazy things: “What would happen if I suddenly disappeared?” “What if I fell into a hole? What if that hole was filled with blood?” Man, that would be gross. The image of a young woman climbing out of a well, soaked in blood, was what started it all. I should probably thank the cockroaches (well, had I not squished them).

Me:  Which book are you working on right now?
Wynne: I’m working on the sequel to What Kills Me so the adventure continues...

Me: Now for the rapid fire round..!

Me: If you could be any mythological creature for one day, what would you like to be?
Wynne: I’d be a genie and I’d go around granting extravagant wishes. (Though, it would suck to be squished into a lamp...)

Me: Blue hair or pink hair?
Wynne: Blue! Like Aja on Jem and the Holograms.

Me:   Which actor/actress would you choose for the roles of Lucas/Zee?
Wynne: I have no idea. I’d prefer to let readers see the heroes as they imagine them in their minds. As for other characters, the vampire empress is inspired by Isabella Rossellini in Death Becomes Her. Liam Neeson would make a good Noel.

Me:   Cupcakes, tarts or pastries? What do you prefer?
Wynne: I have pretty high standards for cupcakes (I’ve judged cupcake contests before). They have to be moist and light. Otherwise, it’s a muffin.
Me:   Name some of your favourite authors and why? 
Wynne: Oh, I have so many. Jane Austen, Rohinton Mistry, and Ernest Hemingway. Because their books are sitting on my desk right now.

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And that's not all! The wonderful Wynne has also decided to giveaway 3 e-copies of her book!! Enter now! :D
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  1. Josheka: Thanks for the giveaway and the great interview, and also, thanks for stopping by!

    Ensconced in YA

  2. I've seen this book around! It looks interesting.

    1. Yes it is! A must read for YA paranormal lovers. :)

  3. Sounds like a great book, and it has a beautiful cover! Thanks for the giveaway!
    For the record, I'm team Derek (The Darkest Powers by: Kelley Armstrong). (-:

    1. Hmm..I think both of them had their own swoon-worthy qualities :P

  4. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!

  5. Thanks for the great book review and giveaway. Looking forward to reading this one!

    1. Haha you'll definitely like it :D

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    3. Sorry, I didn't mean to delete my other post!
      I loved this book. Thank you so much for the opportunity to read this. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

    4. Glad you liked it! And yeah, I'm also eagerly waiting for the next book. :D

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