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So today I’m interviewing the lovely Kaitlyn Deann, author of The Witches’ Sleep (Available at Amazon) and World of the Beasts (Coming 2013!)
First off, can you sum up The Witches’ Sleep in a tweet, 140 characters or less? (I’m mean, I know! =)
I CAN’T!!! D:
Haha, okay, here I go. *Inhale, exhale*
Ella’s killed and wakes up on a different planet as a new person. She learns that this place encourages slavery. Can she change this world?
Where did you get the idea for The Witches’ Sleep? What story/experience/event do you think inspired you the most?
The idea for The Witches’ Sleep was inspired by the movie Inception, when the main character said, “When we die, we’ll wake up.” That is how it all started. The thing that inspired me the most for writing The Witches’ Sleep would have to be the “events” I’ve read about that happened to slaves.
What is your favorite thing about Ella (your heroine)? Least favorite? How about Sea-Anna, the heroine of your second book?
My favorite thing about Ella/Sunlight (yeah, she has two names in the book) is her chutzpah. I guess my least favorite thing about her would be that she can be a bit dramatic in her head. With Sea-Anna, the main character of my second book, my favorite thing is her personality. My least favorite thing about her is her personality. Yeah, I don’t get it either.
In the event Ella escaped from her book, do you think that you and she would be BFFs, mortal enemies, or frenemies?
We’d be friends. Maybe best friends. Maybe.
If you could trade places with Ella, would you? Why?
Uh, that’s okay. I like my life, and I’m sure Ella likes hers. Thanks anyway.
Can you give us a hint of what to expect in the upcoming sequel to The Witches’ Sleep—World of the Beasts?
I can give you the summary of it!
Sea-Anna and Tuck have been weretiger slaves to the witches for over twenty years. But now, because their master happens to be the leader’s worst enemy, they have been sold to the beasts behind their master’s back. Sea-Anna and Tuck are separated, bought by two different beasts. Sea-Anna, who dreads the beasts more than anything, promises herself to stay strong, but not for herself, not to save her own life. She has to protect her secrets. But will she buckle under the pressure Aphalie, the world of the beasts, shoves at her? Or will she overcome the trials and become the weretiger she was always meant to be?
So far, what is your favorite part of being a published writer?
I love when people email me, tweet me, write me telling me how much they enjoyed my book, and telling me their favorite parts. I love interacting with people, encourage them in their dreams too, you know?
And now a few questions just for fun…
Your weapon of choice in the zombie apocalypse?
You have three wishes and five seconds to choose. Go!
1) No more poverty
2) No one feeling insecure about their image or personality
3) Less bullying–of all kinds
King Arthur or Sir Lancelot?
What’s a question you’ve always wanted to be asked in an interview? What’s your answer?
I’ve always wanted to be asked, “Kaitlyn, is writing your only dream?”
My answer would be, “No. In fact, I have a few dreams that top being a writer, and will always come before it. 1) I want to be a wife and spoil my husband one day. 2) I want to be a stay-at-home mom. 3) I want to homeschool my kids.”
Where can we find you online?