It's Day 2 of Summer Book Talk, an event co-hosted by Kindle and Me, Maji Bookshelf and Books of Amber! As promised, we've had a ton of fun stuff the entire week including some awesome giveaways .
If you're wondering what this event is all about, click here to see the post explaining it all!
Brigid Kemmerer was born in Omaha, Nebraska, though her parents quickly moved her all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the lakeside in Cleveland, Ohio, and several stops in between, eventually settling near Annapolis, Maryland. Brigid started writing in high school, and her first real “novel” was about four vampire brothers causing a ruckus in the suburbs. Those four brothers are the same boys living in the pages of The Elemental Series, so Brigid likes to say she’s had four teenage boys taking up space in her head for the last seventeen years. (Though sometimes that just makes her sound nuts.)
Brigid writes anywhere she can find a place to sit down (and she’s embarrassed to say a great many pages of The Elemental Series were written while sitting on the floor in the basement of a hotel while she was attending a writers’ conference). Most writers enjoy peace and quiet while writing, but Brigid prefers pandemonium. A good thing, considering she has three boys in the house, ranging in age from an infant to a teenager.
While writing STORM, it’s ironic to note that Brigid’s personal life was plagued by water problems: her basement flooded three times, her roof leaked, her kitchen faucet broke, causing the cabinet underneath to be destroyed by water, the wall in her son’s room had to be torn down because water had crept into the wall, and her bedroom wall recently developed a minor leak. Considering SPARK, book 2 in the series, is about the brother who controls fire, Brigid is currently making sure all the smoke detectors in her house have batteries.
I'm absolutely THRILLED to host Brigid Kemmerer, author of the Elementals series. If you haven't read her debut novel Storm yet, you really should. I'm in love with all the Merrick brothers =) The second book in the Elementals series, namely, Spark, is out on August 28th, 2012 from K-Teen. One lucky winner will receive an ARC of the book in the giveaway following the interview.
Describe Spark in three words.
What inspired you to write about 5 boys with different paranormal powers? I'll admit, it's unique and I love it but how did you come about the idea?
When did you realize that you wanted to be a writer?
Do you base your writing on your own past experiences?
Where do you usually like to write or read?
What are some of your favorite books that you’ve read recently?
Any favorite movies and shows? Do you get any inspiration from them?
In the future, do you think you might write a different genre for your books? Maybe switch over to contemporary or dystopia? Or even adult books?
What is one thing that you can’t do without when you’re writing? Music, a cup of tea, etc
How is the writing process for you? Do you sit and write until you are out of ideas or do you set a schedule for yourself?
What are your plans for the next book? Which Merrick brother is it going to be about?
Thanks so much Brigid, for taking the time to answer my questions!
Make sure you guys add her latest book, Spark (Elementals, #2), to your TBR!
Spark (Elementals #2) by Brigid Kemmerer.
Audience/Genre : Young Adult/Paranormal.
Publication : August 28th 2012 by K-Teen.
Gabriel Merrick plays with fire. Literally.
Sometimes he can even control it. And sometimes he can’t. Like the fire that killed his parents.
Gabriel has always had his brothers to rely on, especially his twin, Nick. But when an arsonist starts wreaking havoc on their town, all the signs point to Gabriel. Only he’s not doing it.
More than Gabriel’s pride is at stake -- this could cost him his family, maybe his life. And no one seems to hear him. Except a shy sophomore named Layne, a brainiac who dresses in turtlenecks and jeans and keeps him totally off balance. Layne understands family problems, and she understands secrets. She has a few of her own.
Gabriel can’t let her guess about his brothers, about his abilities, about the danger that’s right at his heels. But there are some risks he can’t help taking.
The fuse is lit…
Giveaway Terms and Conditions :
- Giveaway is International.
- Giveaway ends on August 15th, 2012.
- Winner has 36 hours to respond or a new one will be picked.