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Friday, March 14, 2014

Getting to Know #YA #Fantasy #Author A.C Harrah

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Q: What inspires you to write and why?
A: Horrible plots and amazing characters. I want to fix the plots, and I want to recreate the characters’ speech patterns.
Q: What genre are you most comfortable writing?
A: Young Adult Fantasy.
Q: What do you consider the most challenging about writing a novel, or about writing in general?
A: Finding a chain long enough to let me reach the bathroom but short enough that I can’t wander so far away from my computer that I get distracted by something shiny.
Q: Have you developed a specific writing style?
A: Yes, and I will break it soon, so help me! I am constantly trying to change my writing style.
Q: Who designed the cover?
A: Katy Sena.
Q: Why did you choose to write this particular book?
A: I was taking a class in children’s literature, and when we got to the fairy tale portion of the class I zeroed in on The Frog Prince for three reasons: 1.) It only possesses a small amount of the elements that make a fairy tale a fairy tale 2.) I realized many of the novel adaptations I’d read previously focused on the princess and not the prince, even though he’s the one who’s struggling the most 3.) I always got a kick out of the fact that in the Grimm version, the princess doesn’t kiss the frog but throws him into a wall. Apparently, animal cruelty broke the spell. Who would have thought?
Q: What was the hardest part about writing this book?
A: The romance and creating believable reactions/logical actions.
Q: Will you write others in this same genre?
A: Heck, yeah.
Q: How much of the book is realistic?
A: Well, it is in the fantasy genre, so you tell me.
Q: Have you included a lot of your life experiences, even friends, in the plot?
A: Of course. My best friend turns me into a frog every week, because I don’t text her back in time.

TurningCurse
Irresponsible was one word used to describe Prince Liam. Liam preferred fun-loving. After years of pulling pranks on his fellow nobles and ruining balls, Liam’s prospects for a bride are looking dim. At his wits’ end, Liam’s father arranges a marriage between Liam and his best friend Cordelia. She is the last person in the world Liam wants to marry. When Liam confesses this to her, she transforms Liam with a curse.
Now Liam must escape her clutches while breaking her spell, but he is trapped in her castle with no way to escape. His only hope is to persuade Cordelia’s servant Gabrielle to help him. However, Gabrielle has a secret of her own, and helping Liam is something she cannot do.
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Genre - YA Fantasy
Rating – PG-13
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