Susan Dennard was nice enough to stop by and discuss Truthwitch (out January 5).
What would your witchery be? (You could also say what Veronica Mars’ witchery would be–although I guess she would also be a Truthwitch. So never mind.)
I would totally be a Waterwitch! I don’t know if I became a marine biologist because I love water or if I love water because of the marine biology, but MAN! Being able to control water would be amazing! :D
What was the inspiration behind Truthwitch?
Truthwitch came out about from a number of ideas all colliding at once. I’ve always wanted to write a book set in a fantasy version of Croatia/Dubrovnik, but in the winter of 2013, this word came to me as I was falling asleep: “Threadwitch.” I poked and prodded that idea and started to realize the Threadwitch had a best friend — a Truthwtich — and what if their friendship literally saved the world? Then, I heard the Two Steps from Hell piece “El Dorado” and suddenly, bam! I could just see this story unfolding in my fantasy version of Croatia. ;) The story went from there!
Can you share the first sentence/paragraph?
What 2016 releases are you most excited for?
I’m REALLY excited for Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger. I got to read a snippet of it, and WOW. It looks amazing. :)