Google+ Reading Teen: [Blog Tour & Giveaway] Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Thursday, July 18, 2013

[Blog Tour & Giveaway] Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

Today we're taking part in the SOME QUIET PLACE blog tour.  This book seems really cool and I can't wait to dive into it!  We were lucky enough to get a chance to chat with the author, Kelsey Sutton about herself and the book!  After the interview, make sure you read about DEATH and enter the giveaway!

Tell us a little about your writing habits.

Thank you so much for having me on Reading Teen! My writing habits aren't actually habits, because my schedule is so crazy. I write when I can, sometimes even at work or in class. No, I'm not proud of this, but sometimes the words just have to come out. If I'm actually at home, in a comfortable environment, I light a candle and play some quiet music. For SOME QUIET PLACE, I felt the strange need to write outside every time.

Who was your favorite character to write?

Predictable answer, but Fear! He was just so much fun to write, and it was completely effortless. Almost like the entire time I was at the laptop he was sitting beside me, whispering in my ear. Which is simultaneously hot and creepy. I think I have a problem...

If you could take any of your characters on a date, who would you pick and what would you do?

Love this question! I want to be all predictable again and say Fear, but I actually would like to spend more time with Courage, too. He's so interesting and he's the kind of guy to pull the chair out for you. I'd like to get to know him better. And what would we do? I imagine Courage would be all classy and take me out to dinner at a fancy place - politely ignoring when I slurp and drop food in my lap - and then take me for a stroll along some moonlit river. Cue dreamy sigh.

How much of your own life did you write into the book?

Quite a bit, actually, more themes than people, though. My family has struggled with things like cancer and autism and abuse. I know we're not alone in these struggles, and I wanted to find beauty or hope in them, even in all the darkness and ugliness. If I give even one reader hope, then the pain of writing those scenes was utterly worth it.

What is something you hate about the writing/publishing process?

THE WAITING. No contest. It doesn't matter how successful you are or who's on your team, you will be waiting. Whether it's for a contract or an e-mail or any other kind of news, it will take some time. The trick is not to go insane during this period. I think I may have failed.

What's something you love?

Another great question. Can I cheat and give you a list, since I love so many things? I love my dog, I love cheese, I love my friends and family, I love writing, and I love books. Not necessarily in that order!

Thanks so much Kelsey for chatting with us!!

Name: Death

Physical Traits: He’s so hard to look at. He’s everything and nothing. Beautiful and ugly, terrible and wonderful. I can’t even look at what he’s wearing; it’s impossible to look away from that face.

I can’t weep. I can’t fear. I’ve grown talented at pretending.

Elizabeth Caldwell doesn’t feel emotions . . . she sees them. Longing, Shame, and Courage materialize around her classmates. Fury and Resentment appear in her dysfunctional home. They’ve all given up on Elizabeth because she doesn’t succumb to their touch. All, that is, save one—Fear. He’s intrigued by her, as desperate to understand the accident that changed Elizabeth’s life as she is herself.

Elizabeth and Fear both sense that the key to her past is hidden in the dream paintings she hides in the family barn. But a shadowy menace has begun to stalk her, and try as she might, Elizabeth can barely avoid the brutality of her life long enough to uncover the truth about herself. When it matters most, will she be able to rely on Fear to save her?

Kelsey Sutton has done everything from training dogs, making cheeseburgers, selling yellow page ads, and cleaning hotel rooms. Now she divides her time between her college classes and her writing, though she can also sometimes be found pounding out horrible renditions of Beethoven on the piano and trying bizarre drinks at her local coffee shop. Kelsey lives in northern Minnesota with her dog and cat, Lewis and Clark.

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