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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Dangerous Lies Q&A With TWO Becca's....

By Becca....

Dangerous Lies QUESTIONS with Becca Fitzpatrick!

Today, I'm welcoming Becca Fitzpatrick to talk a little bit about Dangerous Lies, her new YA thriller that released yesterday (GO BUY IT!), and ask her some dangerous questions. They aren't really that dangerous, but they were super fun, and I adored reading Becca's answers!

But brace yourselves, things may get a little confusing with two NAME TWINS conversing together. :) 

Becca FOWL: One of the first things that caught my eye about Dangerous Lies, was that it was set in Nebraska. Mainly because half of my family lives there (Nebraska Represent!). So was there a specific reason why you chose Nebraska for Stella's new home? Have you ever been there? 

Becca FITZ: I grew up in Nebraska. Thunder Basin is based on the town of my childhood. I’ve always wanted to set a book there, but it took years to feel comfortable writing about a place--and to be honest, characters--so personal to me. All my fists happened there--including my first love and first heartbreak.  

Becca FOWL: What inspired you to write thrillers after you made a name for yourself by writing paranormal YA? 
Becca FITZ: Switching genres wasn’t a conscious choice. I simply wrote what was on my mind in my heart. The ideas for both Black Ice and Dangerous Lies were sparked by experiences that happened to me in high school. In the case of both books, I wrote what I knew. 

Becca FOWL: Marry, Date, Kill: Patch, Chet, or Jude
Becca FITZ: 
Marry: Chet
Date: Patch
Kill: Jude (Of the three, he’d handle it best.) 

Becca FOWL: Do you have a favorite snack that you like to eat while writing?  
Becca FITZ: Peanut M&M’s 

Becca FOWL: Are you a pantser or a planner when it comes to writing? 
Becca FITZ: Total planner. It saves me a lot of time on the back end. 

Becca FOWL: Do you have something you're already working on next? (PLEASE LET IT BE ANOTHER THRILLER) :) 
Becca FITZ: I’m writing an older YA. It’s scary and twisty and creepy. It’s also the first book I’ve written in 3rd person. I hope to have more details soon. Right now, I’ve got 50 messy pages that I’m trying to turn into a story idea. 

Becca FOWL: What is the craziest thing you've googled that you worried about getting your name on a NSA list? 
Becca FITZ: If I need to research something really crazy, I don’t use my personal computer, and that’s all I’m going to say about that!  

Becca FOWL: Given Stella's circumstances, if you were in her situation, would you make the choice to go into Witness Protection or not? What do you think the hardest part about going into it would be? 

Becca FITZ: Of course I’d go--I’m a total wimp! I don’t like the idea of having to hide from Bad Guys on my own. It would be hard to rip my kids away from the only life they’ve known and ask them to start over. 

Thanks again for being such a great sport with all of my random questions, Becca! 


by Becca Fitzpatrick 
Series: No
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (November 10, 2015)
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A teen is forced to make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime—but love and danger find her anyway in this novel from Becca Fitzpatrick, theNew York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.

Stella Gordon is not her real name. Thunder Basin, Nebraska, is not her real home. This is not her real life.

After witnessing a lethal crime, Stella Gordon is sent to the middle of nowhere for her own safety before she testifies against the man she saw kill her mother’s drug dealer.

But Stella was about to start her senior year with the boyfriend she loves. How can she be pulled away from the only life she knows and expected to start a new one in Nebraska? Stella chafes at her protection and is rude to everyone she meets. She’s not planning on staying long, so why be friendly? Then she meets Chet Falconer and it becomes harder to keep her guard up, even as her guilt about having to lie to him grows.

As Stella starts to feel safer, the real threat to her life increases—because her enemies are actually closer than she thinks…

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