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October 18, 2015

Dreamstrider Interview Sunday Street Team Tour

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A high-concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.
Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject's body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighborhing kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine. Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare. So only she understands the stakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.
A richly conceived world full of political intrigue and fantastical dream sequences, at its heart Dreamstrider is about a girl who is struggling to live up to the potential before her.

The Interview:

Outside your book who would you “Ship” your MC with?
     Wow, that’s a tough one. I could see Livia getting along with Kell from A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab; I think his cockiness would help her find some confidence, too! She likes sweet, clever, charismatic boys, so I think she and Peeta Mellark would work together well, also.

Describe your book using emoticons.

😱💀🐉⛵🎭😍🍻💋😈💥💀💥🐉💥💘

Currently who is your favorite author?
      Right now I’m addicted to Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, so I’m going to be delving into her backlist. Fortunately she has a nice, big, multi-book fantasy series for me to chew on.

Did you base some characters on people you knew?
      There are bits and pieces of people I know in every character I write, but I don’t think any one character has been a total copy of anyone else, either. I like to borrow my husband’s wit, my friends’ loyalty, my parents’ names—well, I did, anyway, for Skandal, when I needed a bunch of period-appropriate names. ;)

What is your favorite writing brain food?
       Skinny Pop popcorn is my ultimate weakness. It’s kind of getting to be a problem. I’ll pour myself a cup and munch on popcorn while I puzzle out a plot tangle. When I finish a draft, though, I celebrate with sushi or Italian.



About the Author:
Author of YA historical thrillers SEKRET and SKANDAL and the forthcoming YA fantasy DREAMSTRIDER (all from Macmillan Children's). Russophile, foreign affairs junkie, nerd.








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Hope you enjoyed the Interview, look forward to my review the beginning of November.

Here`s the link for Nori`s Sunday Street Team

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Ashley

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