Saturday, June 18, 2011

An Interview with Suzanne Young

I recently had the opportunity to interview Suzanne Young, who is the incredibly nice author of The Naughty List, So Many Boys, and the upcoming A Need So Beautiful (out June 21st. My review will be posted tomorrow.) I hope you enjoy!


image1. Your first series (The Naughty List) was contemporary where as A Need So Beautiful isn't. Was it hard for you to switch genre's? If so, why?

I definitely consider myself a contemporary author. aNsB is my only supernatural book—but I think it has a lot of great realistic elements. And yes, it was a little harder for me because I had change up my style to add more description, which was definitely needed for this book.

2. How long does it usually take you to finish the first draft of a novel?

It really depends on the book. I draft very quickly, and then begin countless revisions. All in all, I usually have a complete book in a few months.

3. What gave you the idea to write a fresh new take on angels?

I’d been thinking about the idea that people around us, strangers, could help us through things and then disappear from our lives. I didn’t really set out to do something different, I wanted to write a book about love—unflinching and pure—and the mythology developed from there.

4. Can you tell us anything about A Want So Wicked, the sequel to A Need So Beautiful?

A Want so Wicked will be creepier than the first book. There is a much bigger Shadow element.

image5. Is there anything you would like to add?

I have a new series coming out Spring 2013 with Simon Pulse called The Program, and I’m pretty excited about it. It’s about a suicide epidemic and the cure that erases memories, leaving the main character to fight for her past and for the boyfriend who has already forgotten her.

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