July Q&A session, day five!

Posted on July 18, 2010

Pamela U. asks: I was wondering for a long time, has Mrs Bethany ever been in love? and with who?

Now that’s a very interesting question. I can’t go into it too much, though, because you’re going to learn a lot more about that in AFTERLIFE.

Emma M. asks: How do you respond to fans telling you about how they are like Bianca or Lucas?

It’s always wonderful when somebody responds deeply enough to the characters to glimpse something similar within them. I hear this the most about Bianca, but also Lucas, Balthazar, Raquel and even Vic. So I love reading that or listening to fans who feel that kind of connection. The only thing that worries me is when people say that they’re just like Bianca/Lucas/whoever, and therefore they should play that character in the movie. First of all, there are no movie plans, and second, if there were movie plans, I doubt I’d have that much control over casting!

Evelyn B. asks: Do you have plans for book signings?

First up is my Australian tour — dates are finally getting firmed up, and I hope to post some events very soon! (Like, within a day or two.) Then things are a bit quieter in the fall, though we’re trying to put together a couple of signings in October and November. Probably I won’t be doing regular book signings again until AFTERLIFE comes out next March.

Kristy C. asks: I would love to know what inspires you when you write!!!

Lots of different things, really. Music is a big one — I always put together a playlist for whatever project I’m working on (though that’s proved a little tough with FATEFUL, because of the big hits of 1912, remarkably few are available on iTunes). And I always try to find ways in which the characters’ actions or feelings resonate with something I’ve actually felt or done, like arguing with a friend, or trying on a beautiful dress for the big dance, or getting caught up in the war between vampires and vampire hunters.

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Two more days to go! If you have a question, send it to evernightclaudia at gmail dot com, and soon!

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