Saturday, September 19, 2015

FROST: An Interview with Erin Latimer

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Frost by E. Latimer Published by Patchwork Press on August 25, 2015 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Pages: 453 Format: Paperback, ebook Goodreads Synopsis:
Megan Walker’s touch has turned to ice. She can’t stop the frost, and the consequences of her first kiss are horrifying. When her new powers attract attention, Megan finds herself caught up in an ancient war between Norse giants. One side fueled by a mad queen’s obsession and an ancient prophecy about Ragnarök, the other by an age-old grudge. Both sides believe Megan to be something she’s not. Both sides will stop at nothing to have her. Fire or frost. It’s an impossible decision, but she’ll have to act soon, because the storm is coming.
Today we are celebrating E. Latimer’s debut novel, Frost, a young adult fantasy based on Norse mythology about a teen who accidentally freezes the first boy she kisses. It's not long that she discovers her family tree is a little...weirder than expected. For original fans of Frost (which was originally uploaded on Wattpad), you'll see some of your favorite characters and moments in an entirely new light! Make sure to add Frost to your “to read” on GoodReads. You can purchase your copy of Frost from:
While you’re at it, be sure to enter the #FrostLaunch giveaway for a chance to win a paperback copy, ebook copy, Amazon gift card, or a swag goodie bag! HOW AWESOME IS THAT FOR A GIVEAWAY? (We have our eyes on those goodies in the swag bag!)

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About E. Latimer

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Erin Latimer is a young adult fantasy writer who currently resides in Vancouver, BC. She writes books, makes silly vlogs about writing with the YA Word nerds, and reads excessively. She has had an article featured in Chicken Soup For the Soul, and another in the Dear Teen Me online anthology. But mostly she writes about murderous queens and the magical teens who fight them.


INTERVIEW

With a title and cover like this, you know it's going to happen. Someone
will compare your book to Disney's *Frozen*. So, tell me, in what way is
Megan different from Elsa?

I just have to say ARG to this one. I finished writing Frost on Wattpad about three years ago, and not long after that I saw the Frozen dolls in the Disney store in the mall and was all like, “Oh, this is NOT good.” So I saw that coming. Sure enough, the movie came out a few months later and it was all like “LET IT GOOOOO” in the comment section and now I sort of want to jab my ear drums out with number 2 pencils when I hear that song.

Ahem.

Megan is different from Elsa in that she’s part Frost giant. Also, fights bad guys with swords, rather than the power of sisterly love.

Confession time, I do like Frozen. I saw it in theatre (twice) but my readers expect a healthy dose of sarcasm and headdesking whenever anyone talks about Frozen. I have a reputation to keep up, don’t cha know.


Is Megan anything like you, her creator? How so?

Not in many ways, actually. Although she hates the cold and has an inherent mistrust of horses, both of which I share (I don’t trust anything with a head that big).


What was your go-to snack while writing FROST? I'm picturing ice cream
and popsicles.

Actually, living in Grande Prairie I was pretty much always cold, so it was more like hot tea and toast and peanut butter. But I also think I ate a lot of crackers. I’m sort of a carb fanatic.


Okay, one last question: How many times a day do you look at your cover
and read your own name and want to either faint or squeal with excitement?

At least twice per day is my allotted squealing time. Just kidding. Mostly.

No, I’m not.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Currently: Thirty Days Hath September

Current Books: I am reading The Bible Tells Me So and Three Story House on my Kindle. I borrowed Let's Pretend this Never Happened from the library, because I need to laugh. I am listening to Partials on audio.

Current Playlist: I have been learning Spanish via Rosetta Stone. I know music can really aid in memory and learning, so I decided to find a song I can learn in Spanish. I downloaded a Hillsong album in Spanish using the Hoopla account I have through the public library. I am slowly teaching myself the words to Oceans. It's a song I know and love in English, so this makes sense.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: I can't think of anything right now. I haven't even taken a day to binge-watch Netflix.

Current Color: Kentucky blue

Current Food: I made pumpkin cream cheese bread yesterday.

Current Drink: Cold stuff hurts my front tooth (dentist appointment tomorrow) so coffee is my friend.

Current Favorite Favorite: Having Lauren nearby has been wonderful. She's made this move a thousand times easier on me.

Current Wishlist: I had a tattoo consult last weekend, and I really want to make it happen, but holy moly the cost. I can't justify it right now.

Current Needs: Dental work galore. Nothing new there.

Current Triumph: I finished editing an MG manuscript last month and I have been sending poems to lit journals again.

Current Bane-of-my-Existence: My own anxiety and lack of motivation.

Current Indulgence: Driving to the next town to go to the "good Kroger," because the atmosphere there is less stressful for me.

Current Mood: Down pretty often, but I'm working on it.

Current Outfit: Jeans y mi camiseta gris

Current #1 Blessing: Freedom to take my time adjusting to this move

Current Quote: “Right,” Isobel said. “Like that experiment that shows the different ways kids and adults think. If you give people a picture of a monkey, an orange, and a banana, the adults always put the orange and the banana together. But kids—” “Kids and some of us creative types,” Elyse said, taking back control of the conversation, “will always sort the monkey with the banana.” ― Courtney Miller Santo, Three Story House

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