Google+ Reading Teen: Interview with Kiersten White and Winner of Paranormalcy

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Interview with Kiersten White and Winner of Paranormalcy

The Day Has Arrived!!

Danielle Bunner, from Frenzy of Noise, and I teamed up to do an interview with Kiersten White about her book that is being released TODAY, Paranormalcy!  If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know that I (along with Kit) absolutely adored this book.  So, I'm so excited to say TODAY IS THE DAY!  Go out and get your copy now!  What are you waiting for?    No, seriously....what?  Oh, you wanted to read the interview?  And probably find out if you won the book from us before buying it....

Well, I'd like to introduce you to the funniest person I've "met" on Twitter, Kiersten White!

1. If you were an item on a Mexican restaurant menu, what would you be and why?

Fried ice cream.  Sweet, different, and probably really bad for you, but you don't even care because it's yummy!

You recently went to Romania. What was your favorite place/thing there? Where are some other places that you have gone?

Romania is definitely the most interesting place I have ever been!  It was my first time out of North America.  I really enjoyed the history there.  It was traditionally three different countries, so every area we went had its own historical architecture and religious traditions.  It's interesting going to a country like that where they have a priceless, 550-year-old church/fortress in nearly every small town, so much so that they can't begin to afford to keep all of them up.  Quite a difference from the USA, where if something is 150 years old it's a tourist attraction!  The countryside was also amazingly beautiful.

3. Evie is a riot and from your blog & Twitter it seems like you share the same quick wit. What other characteristics do you think you share--and would a pink taser be your weapon of choice?

You know, I've never been a fan of the color pink.  Which is odd, considering my MC is obsessed with it, but what can I say--to each her own!  So I'd probably go for a sparkly forest green, or sleek silver.

Other than that, I would say Evie is far braver than I am, but we're both willing to speak our mind and stand up for the people we care about.

This whole story is so different and refreshing and funny. How did you come up with idea and with Lend's unusual power? 

You're going to hate this answer, but it really just came to me.  It started out as a question--what would you do with vampires if you didn't want to kill them?  That led to the International Paranormal Containment Agency, that led to a snarky sixteen-year-old girl working for them, that led to the question of why she would be working for them.  Once Evie's voice started going, I couldn't get her to shut up.

Lend--and I'm not going to spoil anything here--just came like that.  I knew why he could do the things he did, but when he showed up in the very beginning even I didn't know just what he was going to turn out to be like.  Evie and I got to know him together!

6. If someone asked you why they should read
 Paranormalcy, what would you say?

Because I'll be your best friend?  Because it's not your average YA paranormal?  Because IPCA needs the funds to continue to protect average, innocent people from rampaging vampires and hags?

Nah.  Because I have a sneaking suspicion (and a very big hope) that it will make you laugh, that it will make you nervous, and that you will have fun for however long it takes you to read it.

And now....the moment you've all been waiting for....

Did you skip the interview?  Go read the interview, then I'll tell you if you won....

Did you read it?


The winner is.....


let me find it.....

Almost 200 people entered, you know.....

according to

the winner is.......


Congratulations!!  Email me at ReadingTeen1 at with your address!  If you didn't win, that means you need to hit the road NOW and go buy it!  Or, you can order it here on Amazon!  If you're still not convinced, go read my review or Kit's review, or check out Kiersten's blog! (P.S. She's giving away some awesome stuff to someone who buys the book and sends her a picture of themselves with it!  Check it out!)

Here's the pic I'm sending! (Me and Paranormalcy reading Heidi Kling's Sea at the Pool.  Paranormalcy really likes Deni, but I'm kind of partial to Spider....)

Great news!  Paranormalcy Film Rights have been sold!
From Kiersten's Blog
 "Last night. I'm still kind of freaking out about it, strangely enough. We sold the option to Adler Pictures and Reverie Entertainment. The producer, Gil Adler, is wonderful and dynamic and passionate, and I am so excited to see what he has in store for Paranormalcy."



  1. congrats to the winner! :)

    Love the interview!

    And i'm a Spider girl too!! :)

  2. LOVE the picture! Paranormalcy loves reading!

    Thank you for being so excited and so supportive ; )

  3. I loved her pic! hehehe
    Congratz! =)))
    My Paranormalcy was shipped yesterday from YAY!!
    Hugs =)

  4. Great, great interview! Kiersten is so great. Seriously, I tell everybody this (I will continue to use every bit of awesomeness facts of Paranormalcy to sell it to everyone I meet, and the general awesomeness of the author and the fact that her voice floats right from the page is one of them).

    I'm so excited for people to read this book! Particularly the people I know so that I can be bombarded with the words "pink taser." I just love seeing/hearing that.


    And send in a picture... because this one is so cute! Love the pink towel...

  5. @Madeleine I love your enthusiasm!! I feel exactly the same! It's so refreshing to have such a fantastic book that isn't full of "junk"! :) Thanks so much for the comment!

  6. Congrats to the winner!!*jealous*
    The interview is great!I too love pink like Evie!!It's sad that Kiersten is not a big fan of pink!

  7. Loved the interview--great questions! :) And so awesome that film rights have sold!

  8. @Shari I know!! Isn't it awesome?? Hopefully it will all work out! I think Kit should play Evie!

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