Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Author Interview + Contest: Hannah Moskowitz
Describe Invincible Summer in 5 words.
Gritty, funny, raw...vaguely incestual?
Chase made the front page of the newspaper. What does the headline say?
LOCAL TEENAGER FINDS SUITCASE FILLED WITH $100,000, PROMPTLY LOSES IT ON SUBWAY
(that's not a plot point, it just sounds like Chase.)
What was the hardest part about having the book span four summers in terms of character voice and development?
I needed to make Chase sound older without making him sound like a different person, and that meant I had to fill in all the blanks for what happened in the off-seasons. So I know what Chase is like at school and who his friends are and who he's dating, even though that stuff isn't in the book. I have to know, because I have to figure out how he's affected by all this stuff.
It's a lot to keep in my head. I can't tell you how many times I've made lists saying how old everyone is every summer. I can never keep Claudia's age straight.
Of Chase's siblings, which was the hardest to write both in character and dynamic with Chase?
Gotta be Claudia. Girls are tough for me.
Whatever Jonah wanted to do. Chase is a doormat. So they'd probably play basketball and Chase would be crushed and he'd quote something to make himself feel better, and Jonah would look at him like he had some sort of disease, then he'd offer Chase some psychological insight he learned while he was locked up. Then more basketball?
Their brothers would be more fun. They'd just be angry together.
If you were a demigod, which god/goddess would be your parent?
What kind of cookie would you describe yourself as?
Lemon chalets. Delicious, but you've never heard of me.
Thank you, Hannah, for those awesome and amusing answers!
So there you have it, lovely readers, a glimpse into Invincible Summer and a look at Hannah's humor that just comes off naturally. Invincible Summer releases April 19, so make sure you check it out!
Now for your chance to win a preorder of Invincible Summer, fill out THIS form.
Contest IS international, as long as The Book Depository delivers to you, and ends April 6.
No entries will be accepted through the comments, but comments are more than appreciated.
Posted by Kari Olson at 1:40 PM