I got a really cool chance of interviewing Emily Gossett; The author of the new book "Awaken Me". You can like her Facebook page, and support her! You can also buy the book at B&N, Amazon, or anywhere they sell books. Here's the direct link to buy her book, though.
Now, for the interview ...
Bookieholics: Can you tell us a little summary of what "Awaken me" is about?
Emily: Awaken Me is a fresh look on the vampires and werewolves we love. They have a make over without loosing their appeal. It's the what happens after high school. A little more adult but keeping it YA. It follows Aimee, a carefree, free spirited girl. She witnesses her fiancé murdering her best friend. Without hesitation she runs away from him, to soon run into her past life where she learns who and what she is. Love, danger,action, betrayal are some of the things you will uncover in Awaken Me.
BH: How did you get the idea of "Awaken me"?
Emily: I actually had a dream and it became the first chapter of my book. As I wrote it became more alive.
BH: What inspired you to write?
Emily: I have been writing screenplays for my indie films I produce and direct so writing has always been apart of me.
BH: What made you want to self-publish than to do it the traditional way? Emily: as a filmmaker I wanted to own the rights to my books. I had a book agent who had different plans for my book and I realized I wanted to do it my way. I have recently been approached by an executive producer, he would like to make my books into movies. But I'm thinking long and hard about it. Because I wanted to direct my movies. Lol.
BH: When you were little, did you always know you wanted to become an author?
Emily: it wasn't a thought, I began writing screenplays at 16 and wrote several short stories. I just had the idea of Awaken Me jan 23 2011.
BH: When not writing, what do you do in your spare time?
Emily: I am either directing music videos or indie films, the beach, or horse back riding.
BH: Do you have any advice for young writers?
Emily: Don't doubt yourself. If you can dream it, you can do it!
BH: If you were trapped in a boring place, say a dentist's office, what 3 books would you bring?
Emily: Vampire Academy, A Voice in The Wind, and Hush Hush.
BH: Did you help design the front cover of your book? Usually, authors don't have a say in it.
Emily: I take the pictures of my book cover. Awaken Me is my cousin's eye. And the second cover, which is my second book is my brother's eye. I like taking pictures. Then, my good friend edits the pictures.
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-- Selena (: