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Interview w/ Julie Kagawa and a contest!

First up to help celebrate reaching 100 followers is the wonderul Julie Kagawa, whose book The Iron King was just released. She was kind enough to stop by and answer a few questions.

 


Q:Thanks for joining us today Julie, can you start off by telling us a little bit about yourself?

A: A little bit about myself, huh? Hm, how to make it sound interesting? Well, I'm half-asian, I like manga and anime (and bishounen), I used to be a dogtrainer, I grew up in Hawaii, I once had a pet tarantula, and my favorite way to relax is killing something on the Wii, XBox, or PS3. Oh, and I'm a ninja. (shh, don't tell.)

Q: Will The Iron King be a stand alone novel or can we be expecting a sequel sometime in the future?


A: It's the first of a trilogy, actually. The second book is called The Iron Daughter, which comes out this August, and the last book is called The Iron Queen.

Q: How did you get your start in writing?

A: You just start writing. Really, that's the secret. I didn't have any special instruction or attend any college classes, I just started writing. Granted, I went to a few writing workshops, but they were more for honing skills, not for getting started. If you want to write, just sit down and do it. :)

Q: Anything in the works?

A: I do have a couple projects planned for after The Iron Fey series, but
they're kinda secret at the moment. I'm excited, though.

Q: What are some of your favorite books/authors?

A: Favorite books? Oh, goodness. The full list would be too long to post. I'll name a FEW favorites. Poison Study, Perfect Chemistry, Harry Potter, The Lightning Thief, Tithe, Lord of the Rings, The Fox Woman, Assassin's Apprentice, Bird-by-Bird, Anne of Green Gables, Memoires of a Geisha, Helm, Song in the Silence, anything by Jim Butcher, anything by Neil Gaiman ... okay, I'll stop now.

Silly Randomness:

Chocolate or vanilla: Chocolate

Fav. Animal: Fox (real) or dragon (mythical)

Televisions shows or movies: Castle, NCIS, Bones, Buffy, Firefly

Nickname: I was called "Skunk" in high school. Didn't really appreciate that nickname much, lol!



Thanks so much for taking the time out to join us today, I really appreciate it, as i'm sure the readers do too! Hope you have a great day!
 
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***Update: This contest is officially over, I decided to end it a couple hours early because it took me forever to add up!!!
 
To go along with Julie's interview, I have decided to give away a copy of her new book, The Iron King. While I haven't had the chance to read it yet(it's on the top of my tbr pile) I have heard some amazing things about it!
 
Since this is a follower contest, you must be a follower to enter! This contest is open to anywhere the Book Depostitory ships, make sure to check for your country before you enter!
 
All you have to do to enter is fill out this form! There will be extra entries available!
 
If you refer someone, and they put your name on the form, you will receive an extra 4 entries. I will add this to your other entires after the contest is over, so you don't need to do anything but tell people you refer to add your name!!!
 
Please feel free to leave comments but any comments with entries will not count, and they will be deleted if you post them, the form just makes it so much easier, sorry!
 
If you are unsure of my contest policy please review it before entering, their is a link to it at the top of the page!
 
Ok enter away and good luck to everyone. This contest will end February 12th at 12:00 a.m (eastern time.)

To clear up issues with the last question on the form: Do not add in an additional point for your intial entry, you get your automatic entry when you enter your name, simply add up all the points and put that as your total, that's all you have to do!


Sherry <3

13 comments:

SB said...

Great interview, Sherry... ! I have entered your contest, but was not sure about the last question on entries...oh well!

Eli said...

Great interview! Julie is so awesome... I can't wait to read The Iron King! :)

Donna said...

You have an award! Come get!

Jemi Fraser said...

This sounds like an amazing book - can't wait!

Jen said...

Awesome interview... sounds like an amazing book! Happy over 100!! I'm glad to join the group :)

Book Monster said...

I just bought this book *read the first 100 pages* and love it. Awesome interview :) I love seeing interviews from Julie Kagawa, she has a great sense of humor :)

The Book Junkie's Bookshelf said...

Great interview! I've heard great things about this book! Thanks for the follow on my blog and I filled out the form for the giveaway also.

C. K. Bryant said...

Stumbled across your blog purely by accident and glad I did. I'm a follower now and will be back. Nicely done.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Great interview. I'm looking forward to reading The Iron King. I love her list of favorite books and authors!

van_pham said...

great interview! looking forward to reading the iron king!!

Amanda Makepeace said...

A very entertaining interview! Thanks for a chance to win The Iron King. :-)

Kristen said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Violet said...

Very fun interview with Julie Kagawa! It isn't everyday you get to interview a ninja. :) Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

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