Hello! I am here with my good friend Haley Fisher (I know I have mentioned her once or twice. We work together.
) My great friend recently got her book published, and I am helping to promote her book. WOOT! Way to go Haley!
1. List of top ten favorite books?
I have to include series because it would be impossible to choose if each book counted separately, but here's the best list I could make. Too many books were cut in the making of this list:
1. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
2. Delirium trilogy by Lauren Oliver
3. The Fever series by Karen Marie Moning
4. The Harry Potter series (specifically The Deathly Hallows) by JK Rowling
5. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
6. Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers
7. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
8. The Actor and the Housewife by Shannon Hale
9. Graceling and sequels by Kristen Cashore
10. One Day by David Nicholls
2. Favorite book series?
Well, that depends. If trilogies count as series, then it is the Delirium books by Lauren Oliver. Undeniably the best trilogy/dystopian books I have ever read. But if trilogies don't count, then Harry Potter and the Fever series tie as my favorites. Both AMAZING.
3. Favorite quote?
Oh my goodness. You have no idea how hard a question this is for me! I am a total quote freak. I have an entire journal devoted only to listing every single awesome quote I find. It's more than half full. So this is nearly impossible, and I feel like I'm insulting the other quotes by only choosing this one, but I'm going to have to go with a quote by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
"I hope you live a life that you're proud of. If you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."
4. In any book (novel or series) what character would you like to be and why?
Funnily enough, this book didn't make my favorites list. Not because I don't love it, but because it lost by the smallest possible margin to One Day. Let's say it's tied with all of Cassandra's Clare's books for eleventh. The book is Divergent by Veronica Roth, because I think I would most like to be Beatrice Prior. I love Roth's idea of factions and living out one ideal character trait; she developed Tris really well and made her grow into a character that was tough and talented and clever, and Tris really seems to know who she is, who she isn't, and who she doesn't want to be. The entire world that was created was fantastic, and, of course, there's Four…
5.Who is your favorite character in YOUR book?
Crispin. I get that question a lot, and sometimes I think my answer is going to change because I love my characters, but Crispin is continually my favorite. To me he's been very unique, and he's very unlike me. I have so much fun writing him. The fact that he's confident about everything he does—not because he's arrogant, but because he wasn't taught to have much self-doubt—makes it fun to get into his head.
6.Who do you connect the most with in your book?
I think I connect most with Cara, which honestly isn't that surprising. She's the one whose POV the book is in, so in order to write her thoughts and reactions and in-the-moment scenes it was easiest, unconscious even, to pull all that from myself and give it to her. I think she ended up with a lot of my inner thoughts and my sense of humor.
7. First book you remember reading?
I remember telling my parents I was going to read out loud to them for the first time, and the book I chose was McElligot's Pool by Dr. Seuss. I had a lot of books (that one included) read to me before that, but this is the first one I remember reading all by myself.
8. How long did it take you to write Rising Calm?
My standard answer for that is about a year and a half. But that isn't accounting for how long ago I came up with the idea, the few scenes I wrote early and ended up adapting into the book, or all the time I spent thinking about writing it without actually sitting down and doing so.
9. Were any of your characters based off one of your friends/ family members?
Nope. I try not to write any of my characters as people I know. I might pull a sense of humor or quote from someone I know, or one of their quirks, or their taste in music, or their interests. But no one person is fully based off someone in my life.
10. Do you fan girl over any characters in books?
All. The time. I'm not one of those girls so infatuated with fictional characters that I get to the point where the word "obsessed" can be thrown around, but I fangirl a lot. And it isn't even books. TV show and movie characters definitely find their way into my fangirl ways as well!
11. If you could have an autographed book by anyone who would it be by?
There are a hundred books I wish I could meet the author of and have them sign. But the one author who is most interesting to me (and who seems hilarious and wonderful) is John Green. I have a few of his books, but I'd have him sign The Fault in Our Stars.
Rising Calm is a very good read, and I was one of the special few who got to read the book before the actual publication of it. (I'm in the acknowledgment, which means I practically wrote the book (just kidding (but seriously))). I'm not usually one who will read something that my friend wrote, because I don't wanna hurt their feelings if I don't like it or it isn't very good. But I can honestly say that this book had me captured from page one. It was so mysterious, and had me wanting to know all of the answers to my sudden explosion of questions.
Since I personally know Haley, I immediately pinned her to the main character (Our friend Taylor can agree on that). Haley's since of humor, her style, the way she looked, we all saw in Cara. I love all of Haley's characters, since they are all very funny and exciting. I especially love James and Crispin (for those Ouran high School Host club fans, Crispin is definitely Tamaki Suoh (Wanna see what I mean, read her book)). I loved Rising Calm, and I was never afraid to tell Haley that (That's how I got the title number one fan).
If you wanna read a good book, read Rising Calm. And if you are too lazy to buy a copy, they are giving away free copies somewhere around here --> [link]
Isn't that great? What's better than a free book?? Oh yeah, an AWESOME FREE BOOK! And anyone who comes back here and tells me how much they loved the book gets super brownie points for being awesome and buying the AWESOME book.
(It can be anything you want really. A favorite, a watch, or a llama badge if I haven't given one to you yet.) Come back and tell me how much you love this book. Because trust me, you WILL love this book. [link]
<-- Haley's website.