~ YALLFest Spotlight: Michelle Hodkin ~

Here at Owl Always Be Reading, we are so excited to be able to host interviews for authors that will be going to YALLFest, which we will be attending for the very first time this coming November 9th, 2013 in Charleston, SC. 

Today we have the honor of sharing with you an interview with Michelle Hodkin. We had the pleasure of meeting Michelle before but we are really excited to see her at YALLFest. She is one of our favorite authors out there and we are eagerly waiting for the release of The Retribution of Mara Dyer. Check back with us soon for more authors interviews. Now, lets see what Ms. Hodkin had to say. Enjoy!


~ About the Author ~
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At the age of sixteen, Michelle Hodkin lost the rights to her soul in a poker game with pirates just south of Natchez. Shortly thereafter, she joined an acting troupe and traveled the world performing feats of wonder and mischief. She has been seen on stages nationwide and earned rave reviews for her one woman performance of Titus Andronicus before writing the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer Trilogy. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer and its sequel, The Evolution of Mara Dyer are available now, and the third book in the trilogy, The Retribution of Mara Dyer, hits shelves in 2014. Michelle currently lives with her three pets and may or may not be a reliable narrator of her own life.

~ Author Interview ~
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1. Describe your book in 5 words.


Romeo and Juliet meets Hitchcock

2. What is the hardest line to write- the first or the last?

I spend a lot of time thinking about my first lines. A lot of time. Too much time. Luckily the last lines usually come to me as I write. 

3. What is your favorite genre to write in? To Read?

What I love about YA is that I don't have to choose a genre. I can blend elements and mess with conventions from all of them—horror, mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, whatever. I'm not sure I could choose a favorite, if I were ever told that I had to. And my reading is all over the place, but right now I'm reading a lot of old school sci-fi and fantasy, with some literary fiction thrown in. 

4. What one young adult novel do you wish you had when you were a teen? Why?

The Magicians by Lev Grossman. It's not YA, but it is about a teenager who reminds me of my teen self. And maybe also my adult self. Anyway. I basically push the book into the hands of everyone I meet. It's just that good.

5. What are you working on now?

A secret project that is secret. But I'm wildly excited about it, and I think my readers will be too.

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19 comments :

  1. Great interview! I still need to start this series, but I want too. Sounds very interesting. I think writing the first line of a book is super difficult.

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  2. Thanks for sharing the interview. I am hoping that I can get The second book in the Mara Dyer series soon. :)

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  3. Love this series! And the author seems pretty great, too! Can't wait for The Retribution!!! If the other two books are any indication, it's going to be phenomenal. And now I'm curious about that secret project! :D

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    1. She is keeping us on our toes with that last book. Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

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  4. Love the interview! Can't wait to have The Retribution in my hands!

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    1. We are all anxiously awaiting the last in the series. Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

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  5. Love the interview! Can't wait to have The Retribution in my hands :D

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  6. This series has the most beautiful covers- I love seeing them all together here, and the last one is really a beautiful end. I'm so excited to learn more about the secret project that is secret! Great Q&A!

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    1. Such beautiful covers for and amazing series. Thanks for stopping by! :)

      Andy @ Owl Always Be Reading

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I love her books she's on my insta-read list!

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  8. Great interview!! I love Michelle Hodkin and the Mara Dyer series :)

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  9. Awesome! I will wait for this too!

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  10. That was such a fun interview to read!
    Can't wait to finally read her books(:

    Wolfie @ Writer Person
    http://writer-person.blogspot.com

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