Author Inteview & Giveaway-- Veronica Rossi


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I loved Under the Never Sky because it was one of the few books that has romance that I actually believed in. The characters did things that made sense, and the world was wonderful. It's because of all of that and more that I am pleased to welcome Veronica Rossi to the bash! Check out my interview with her!

In Under the Never Sky there are a lot of things left rather vague (like what exactly the aether is, for instance). Is this something that you did intentionally while you were writing, or did it just happen naturally?

I guess the answer is both. I try to leave myself room to explore when I write, and I also knew this would be a trilogy, so I wanted to save some things to dig into more deeply in the later books.

How deep did you dig in this book? Specifically, in terms of research. When writing UtNS did you do a lot of research into science and evolution? The way the “savages” have evolved, and the idea of the people inside the pods turning into lunatics just seemed so real and plausible! Did you really just make that all up?

That’s very funny. I did do quite a bit of research into genetics before I wrote. I definitely made up the story based on theories I read about, but I agree with you that much of it seems plausible. That was important to me; making it all seem like it could really happen.

How do you measure writing accomplishments? Do you set daily word/time goals? Weekly? Is it important for you to write every day?

My goals change all the time. Right now I’m working on a few projects in addition to writing the last book in the trilogy. I do try to write every day but if I miss, it’s because I’m working at brainstorming or outlining—or doing marketing related things. I try not to beat myself up too much when I don’t get any writing done. Some days just don’t work out. I do read every day. I never skip that!

That's so cool to hear that you read every day even if you don't write every day. I like that answer. Random times: What’s your opinion on spiders?

Funny you should ask. I’ve always been an arachnophobe! I can handle snakes and creepy crawlies but spiders freak. Me. Out.

Do you collect anything? (aside from books)

I collect anything elephant-related. They’re my favorite animal. I also have a pretty good collection of snow globes that I bring out during the holidays. I love snow globes. They’re perfect little self-contained worlds…rather like the Pods!

Your bio mentions a TON of awesome places that you want to visit. If you could only choose ONE, which would you choose and why?

Rome, because I love it and have been trying to get back since the day I left.

And lastly, a mad-lib! Fun times! As always, credit for this idea goes to the reviewers at Everead.

The Outsider brought out a squishy sign from his song and began to tread his ring. Aria watched him from the corner of her eye. His shoulders were pensive and soft. They drew the girl over the fiery surface in even, sure strokes. The arrow hissed a spicy rhythm.


!!Giveaway Time!!


You can win a Signedcopy of Under the Never Sky! Today's giveaway is hosted by Pica Reads. Head on over to win. This giveaway is open TO US ONLY!



All review content © Enna Isilee, Squeaky Books 2007-2012

31 comments:

  1. I <3 elephants. This book looks very good!
    -Danna

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  2. Looking forward to reading this! Sounds interesting.

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  3. Veronica sounds like a fun person to know.

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  4. I loved this book as well and am excited about the next one! Thanks for a great interview -- it's always interesting to read about their writing process as well as fun little tidbits!

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  5. I so enjoyed this book (for whatever reason, I particularly liked the cannibals), but I think I better keep Ms. Veronica away from my pet tarantula.

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  6. I'm a huge fan and I can't wait for the next book in the series! Thanks for the great interview!

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  7. I adored this book. So good!

    I am the exact same way about spiders. They're nasty!

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  8. That's great that she reads every day. I try to do that too. It's like working out for my brain. :-)

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  9. Awesome interview! I still need to read this book, it's next on my to-read list. And reading every day, that's something I need to do. :)

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  10. I'm excited to read this! I'm not a spider person either:p Thanks for the interview!

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  11. I would love to go to Rome one day too! Thanks so much for the awesome interview :), and the cover for Through the Ever Night is just AMAZING!

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  12. I love her attitude on how if she doesn't write every day, it's not the end of the world. Also, I want to be working on lots of different projects, just like her...

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  13. Great interview! I sooo can't wait to read this one! :)

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  14. I've wanted to read this one for a long time but haven't been able to get my hands on it! I first fell in love with the cover a looonnngg time ago XD

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  15. I wish I could read every day! Its hard with school. most of the time my reading is history textbooks during the school year! lol

    Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  16. I still haven't read this book! AGH! I can't wait to read it though!

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  17. Awesome interview! I've been wanting to read this book for awhile, so thanks for the chance to win it! Interestingy, I've never been afraid of spiders/snakes type things. I'm only scared if they unpleasantly surprise me ;)

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  18. This book was one of my favorites from this year! Such a fresh idea and so well-executed. Can't wait for the sequel! :)

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  19. aww elephants!! Thats ADORABLE!! haha! I loved this interview! So fun! Thank you so much for sharing with us dear!
    - Farah @MajiBookshelf

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  20. Great interview! I am the same way i hate spiders but can handle anything else.

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  21. I want to read this book so bad! Thanks for the cool interview! It's always fun to learn more about authors. :D

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  22. I've wanted to read this for soooo long!! And now there are two in the series!!! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

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  23. My grandmother was an elephant collector too. She had all kinds of elephants in her house.

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  24. Great interview! I would love to visit Rome too. Can't wait for Through the Ever Night!!

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  25. Love the interview! I've been wanting to read Under the Never Sky for 4ever! :D

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  26. I always wonder if writers still have time to read! Glad to hear they do still read every day!

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