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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Q&A with Renee Carter

I want to introduce everyone to our special guest author, Renee Carter! She is the author of the book His Eyes. Welcome to My Overstuffed Bookshelf and let's get started!
To start off, can you tell the readers a little about yourself?

Well, I’m from Wisconsin and I’m finishing my bachelor’s degree in English and Web Development. Basically, I love writing and find the internet to be an amazing place.

Can you tell us a little about your new or current releases?

His Eyes was just released at the end of August. It’s a Young Adult romance about an average girl named Amy who answers an ad to baby-sit, only to find out that the boy she’s supposed to be watching—Tristan—is her age and recently went blind. Of course, Tristan doesn’t want her help but Amy’s much too stubborn to let him get away with his bad attitude. That’s when the fun starts.

When did you start writing? How did you decide what to write?

I’ve literally been writing my entire life. My mom still has cassette tapes from when I was three, telling stories into a toy recorder. I would sit on my bedroom floor for hours, moving my dolls around as props. I can probably attribute this to a Disney childhood, but love stories were always my favorite to tell.

When you’re not writing what kind of books do you like to read? Do you have any favorite authors, that are must reads?

I love a good YA romantic book; I like to saying that reading them is “research.” A YA that combines romance and fantasy is usually high on my list. I think the last book that I recommended to my friends was Lament by Maggie Stiefvater.

What are 3 things that are "must haves" for you when you sit down to write a new book?

1. My laptop 2. A great song playing on repeat 3. A mental image of that first scene
What are your favorite things to do in your downtime?

I know this is probably weird, but I recently have developed this addiction to shows about cake making. I could probably watch an 8-hour marathon of Ace of Cakes and (as long as I had some to eat) I’d be golden. I’m not quite sure how this obsession came about…all I know this that there are two things my boyfriend and I watch together: sci fi series and the Food Network. Yeah, we’re cool like that.

Where can we purchase your books?

His Eyes is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Do you have a blog or website that your readers can keep up with you and your books?

Thank you for interviewing me!

Thanks again Renee! Here is the video trailer of His Eyes! Enjoy!



Blogger RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for the great interview with Renee Carter & thanks to Renee for sharing.
I loved the trailer too.
All the best,

October 8, 2009 at 9:42 AM  

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