Wednesday, January 23, 2013


As I hinted at before I have a fabulous surprise for you all!! I got the opportunity to interview the author of The Grimm Diaries Prequels, Cameron Jace! At the end of the interview I will tell you about another surprise Cameron and I have cooked up for Valentines Day :)

Why did you decide to retell the Grimm Fairytales in this darker way?
Well, i didn't decide. It just came out this way. The Grimm's real stories were even darker with a lot of adult themes, but I thought, it should be darker but still be fun, so I settled for most of them being teenagers.

Were fairytales a part of your childhood? If not what books were?
Actually, yes and no. I read alot of fairy tales when I was kid, but didn't really like them. I think it's because I red the fluffy rewritten versions. There something wrong about them. For instance, I've always thought Little Red Riding Hood should be a kickass hero. But then I started rereading fairy tales when I was in my twenties. The reason was actually Neil Gaiman writing his amazing book Stardust and then Coraline, and I like the gritty dark yet funny feel to them. I ended up reading the original ones, and I huzzaa, I was in love with fairy tales all over again.

So, what is your favorite fairytale and why?

My favorite is one I am shocked not many people know about it. It's called the Buried Moon, about a girl who is actually the moon. I love it, and think I will write a series about it.

The paranormal is a big part of this series. What paranormal creature do you like the most?
Hmm... I am not sure, because I like alot. I like Hobbits lol, and I like Elves, and many others, but I'm sure I hate Goblins. Hate'm although they make me laugh. 

Going off that, we all have a desire to be a paranormal creature. Which creature would you like to be?
I'd go with Elves, they live longer, have a beautiful kingdom, and pointed ears. I like pointed ears:)

Haha I have a fondness of pointed ears myself :) Which authors if any did you draw inspiration from?
I was raised on reading Stephen King. I learned what character is from him. Neil Gaiman comes next, amazing writer. Then there is a long list that follows.

Do you listen to music while you write?
Sometimes. Usually I like a silent room with a view if possible. If i can't have that and there is the slightest noise for any reason, I listen to music of songs I really know well so they don't distract me.

A lot of my readers are college students. Did you have any memorable college moments you want to share?
College was an awesome time in my life. I remember getting heartbroken in college, lol. But the memories are endless. I don't know, but all that comes to me is that I had to fake paying attention in class. i mean, I discovered on my own quirky terms, that the best way to do whatever you want in class without being caught is faking attention from time to time, like raising your hand, asking as silly and generic question to get the teacher off your back and start having fun thereafter. Sneaky I know:)

Well there you have it. My first author interview!!! I hope there will be many more to come. As for the surprise I've been teasing you all with… Cameron Jace has been generous enough to giveaway any one of his books that you choose! I will be picking the winner through Rafflecopter. But first I have to figure out how that thing works haha I will post it tomorrow 



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