Susan Dennard is the author of Something Strange and Deadly!
SD: Something Strange and Deadly is about zombies and necromancy in 1876 Philadelphia! (Okay, it's 12 words--sorry!)
TCR: What's the best thing about being a published author so far?
SD: Honestly, the best thing so far has been receiving fan mail and my very first fan art! Not everyone will love your book, but knowing that at least a few people do is the most amazing feeling ever!
TCR: What do you think makes a good YA cover?
SD: Personally, I'm attracted to iconic covers--like the HUNGER GAMES. Simple, clean symbols catch my every time! Right now, I'm totally lusting after Marie Lu's PRODIGY cover (http://books.usatoday.com/bookbuzz/post/2012-05-03/exclusive-cover-reveal-and-excerpt-prodigy-by-marie-lu/686517/1)
TCR: Where can we stay up to date on your and your book?
SD: Well, right now, the best place is my personal website (http://susandennard.com), but the official book website will be releasing very soon, so keep your eyes peeled for that announcement! ;)
Thanks so much, Susan! Something Strange and Deadly will be out on July 24th, 2012!