TCR: What's the best reader reaction to Eve that you have received thus far?
AC: I'm obsessed with this video from Anna over at www.annareads.com Partially because I've pondered all the same things (How WOULD I survive? Is eating pirate booty a translatable skill?) and partially because I love stick figures and The Shins. Check it out here: http://www.annareads.com/2011/11/my-new-favorite-genre.html
TCR: If you were stranded in the wilderness like Eve is at one point in the book, what would be your survival strategy?
AC: Hide! So much of whether you live or die in the wild depends on how long you can fly under the radar. Eve has to follow the main road (it's the only lead she has on Califia) but if I could, I'd use lesser known streets. I'd spend the first few days going from house to house, collecting any supplies I could--a backpack, canned foods, flashlights, tarps, blankets, etc. (depending on what type of apocalypse it is, this could be challenging). I'd travel at night and sleep during the day, looking for a place to set up camp. I'd want somewhere 1.) well hidden, 2.) that had a water supply, and 3.) had workable soil. Then I'd live there as long as possible...
TCR: What are some of your writing essentials?
AC: I need my youthberry tea from Teavana (if it actually works I've shaved ten years off my age), a couple of Dum Dum pops, and Freedom, which has changed my life. The program is cheap ($10) and allows you to block the internet on your computer for up to eight hours at a time. You know you're living in "the future" when you have to pay your computer to withhold things from you.
TCR: Can you share any information with readers about Eve being developed into a TV show?
AC: It's in the early stages, but the series has been optioned and a pilot is in development. I'll keep everyone updated on facebook and twitter!
TCR: I can wait to hear more! Thank you so much, Anna!
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