Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Author Interview: Megan Miranda
Without spoilers, of course, which scene in the book was the most emotional and intense for you to write?
So, without spoilers… there’s this scene in Fracture that takes place in a car, and then just outside of it. No, not that one. Not that one, either. The one with Delaney driving. You’ll know it when you get to it. I promise.
If you were Decker, watching your best friend go under the ice, how would you react? Would you be able to wait eleven minutes?
I like to think I would be the hero—but, just like in Fracture, people don’t always react like they think they will. There are different types of bravery and different elements to heroism. And sometimes the bravest thing you can do is wait—wait for the way that won’t get anyone else killed. I honestly don’t know which person I am. It’s one of those things that I don’t think you can really know until you’re in the situation. Fight or Flight, right?
What was the hardest part about the science aspect of the book for you?
There’s a fine line between what science can and cannot explain, and I was definitely walking that line. So deciding when to adhere to nothing but the facts and when it was okay to step over that line was difficult—when to delve into the what-ifs, the maybes. I’ve had several people ask if I considered Fracture science or paranormal, and truthfully, I consider it both. I came at it from the science angle, but paranormal really means anything that cannot be explained by science… yet. And I think that’s exactly where Fracture falls.
If you could pair Decker and Delaney with any character from any book, who would your pick be for each and why?
Like just to hang out? I’m going with that. I’d stick Decker in a room with Adam from Where She Went. I think they’d find that they had a lot in common. Not that they’d talk about it or anything…
I’d love for Delaney to meet Ed Kennedy from I Am The Messenger (and if you haven’t read that book, for the love of everything, DO IT) – they both kind of wonder what they are supposed to do with what they have. What they can do, what they should do. They both think a lot about the meaning of it all, you know? I think they would have an easy understanding of each other. A comforting one.
You, Delaney and Decker are dropped into a room full of Death Eaters. What happens?
Truth: I just Googled Death Eaters. I think that’s a pretty fair sign that I die first.
If you were a demigod, what god/goddess would be your parent?
Um (watch as I evade the question), I am definitely not demigod material.
What kind of cupcake would you describe yourself as?
One with caffeine. Or bacon. Possibly both. Do they make those? Because they should. They really, really should.
Thank you, Megan, for answering my questions!
Fracture is out January 17, so make sure you get it. Seriously. You want it. It's awesome. And Decker is Boy Closet material for sure. Which means you can't actually have him, because he's already in my Boy Closet, but you can still look at him and such. He's worth it. Yep.
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