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The Compulsive Reader: Looking Ahead: Shannon Messenger and Let the Sky Fall

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Looking Ahead: Shannon Messenger and Let the Sky Fall

Looking Ahead is a feature in which new upcoming books and their authors are featured! Take a minute to read the interview, get to know them, read about their book(s), and find them on the internet!

This Wednesday I have Shannon Messenger, author of Keeper of the Lost Cities and Let the Sky Fall, talking about her YA release in March!


TCR: Can you described Let the Sky Fall in ten words or less?

SM: Sylphs and romance and wind wars--oh my! (this... is probably why S&S wrote my tagline, not me)

TCR: What was your reaction when you first saw your cover?

SM: Pretty much: AHHHHHH--THAT IS THE PRETTIEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN I CAN'T BELIEVE THAT'S MY BOOK--IT'S PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus some crying and jumping around and squealing. It's everything I could've wanted and SO MUCH MORE.

TCR: What has surprised you the most about the writing and publication process?

SM: How much work it is. Like, I knew it would be work. But there is so much more to it than writing and revising a book. There are copy edits, and first pass pages, and proofreader queries, and marketing phone calls, and publicity events. Good thing I love every minute of it. (Well... not copy edits. But we won't talk about those.)

TCR: What is the best place for readers to stay up to date on you and your books?

SM: Either my blog, or twitter. Especially twitter. I spend WAY too much time there some days.

Thanks so much, Shannon! Definitely keep an eye out for both of Shannon's books!

What are you looking forward to reading this week?

1 comment:

Alex (A Girl, Books, OtherThings) said...

That's a really cool cover and the book sounds good. I'm intrigued about what the Wind Wars are about :D

Thanks for the interview :D