Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Sensational 7 Q & A with Kiersten White!

Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang out with your favorite author(s)? In an attempt to get a better understanding of authors, my Sensational Seven Q & A takes a closer or more personal look at these authors to give you a glimpse of the personalities behind the writing of your favorite books.

“Talent alone cannot make a writer. There must be a man behind the book; a personality which, by birth and quality, is pledged to the doctrines there set forth, and which exists to see and state things so, and not otherwise.” By Ralph Waldo Emerson


Like most adults, I was once a teenager. However, I never outgrew it--literally. Standing at a daunting 4'11", I decided to write to my height peer group. Everyone knows that teenagers have more fun. Turns out writing for teenagers is more entertaining, too.

Born and raised in Utah, I was lucky enough to marry a native San Diegan and be adopted into the fish taco and beach culture. A stay-at-home mom and full-time writer (if you count scraping in whatever hours I can after my kids go to bed as full-time), I live with my wonderful husband and two adorable children in San Diego, CA. I'm currently twenty-six, but that's bound to change next year.

Desperate for entertainment, I started writing shortly after having my first baby and haven't stopped since. Being an author is quite literally a dream come true for a girl who spent every free childhood moment reading, and still spends most of her moments (free or otherwise) daydreaming.

When I'm not writing, I enjoy blogging and reading anything I can get my hands on. I probably need to branch out a bit in my hobbies.

PARANORMALCY hits shelves August 31, 2010!

If you were given a chance to travel back in time, what year or place would you go / Why?
My husband always likes to play this game, but my answer is always the same: I'd be dead in pretty much any historical era other than modern times. I'm a huge fan of modern medicine! However, I would love to see Greece in its glory days, Constantinople when it was in its prime, or the pyramids when they still had the outer layer of stone that was blindingly shiny in the sun.

Describe your novel in seven words or less?
Something you should really, really, really read.

Just kidding. Mostly. How about:

A fine line between normal and paranormal.

Please share with us about your favorite book and fictional crush to date?
I can never pick a favorite! Recent favorite reads are The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart, and Anna and the French Kiss, by Stephanie Perkins.

As far as fictional crushes, you really can't go wrong with Mr. Darcy. Although as a teen I had a thing for Legolas--and that was before the movies!

If you could be any character in fiction, whom would you be / Why?
Hermione Granger. You can't beat Hogwarts, she got to kiss several cute boys, and she's smart. What's not to like?

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you/ Why?
I'd say Ellen Page, Kristen Bell (who is very short!) or Dianna Agron (Quinn from Glee). I'm definitely quirkier than most leading ladies, and I think they could capture that well! If they weren't available, I'd opt for Ian McKellan or James Earl Jones. Who wouldn't want to be played by James Earl Jones?

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be – please explain?
Kiersten White: A Short Story

Because when you're 4'11", you can never have enough short jokes.

How would you describe yourself/life in seven words?
Nearly always happy but never enough sleep.

Bonus:

**Is there any additional info you would like to share with your readers about what’s next for you and your books?**
I'm so excited for Paranormalcy's release, and thrilled at reader reactions so far! Thank you if you read it. If you read it, I hope you love it. And if you love it, I hope you tell your friends!

Up next: Paranormalcy's sequel, Supernaturally!


Thanks for stopping by Kiersten!

For more information about Kiersten White and her books, please visit her website here.

39 comments :

  1. I just heard of this book earlier today and am sold! I have a sense this is going to be an exciting read!

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  2. Great interview. I follow Kiersten's blog and she is such a nice person. I'm so excited for all the buzz coming out for her book. I so can't wait to read it. It sounds amazing.

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  3. Oh wow, I don't think I've ever laughed so hard! :) Love love *LOVE* Kirsten Bell - but James Earl Jones would definitely give her a run for her money :}

    Can't wait to pick up a copy of her release!

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  4. Wow, i love your posts!! Would you like to participate in my Bookish Ninja blog thingy? I'm here to personally invite you.

    http://imabookishninja.blogspot.com/2010/08/overview.html

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  5. Great answers! I'm really looking forward to reading Paranormalcy!

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  6. WOW. I love the 7 sensational questions! I learn so much from the author and about the book in just a little bit! I sooo want to read it!

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  7. I totally agree with Kiersten about Hermione! She rocks!!!

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  8. I love these interviews and have heard wonderful things about this book. Its on my tbr list.

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  9. I love the short jokes. :) Great interview. I'm excited about this one.

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  10. I've been seeing this book all over, and after reading your story Kiersten, I am even more intrigued! :D

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  11. Omg shes so awesome!! Lol I totally agree with a few of her picks!! Legolas was totally one of my biggest fiction crushes. I always wanted to be Hermione, and yeah she did kiss some cute boys. I also agree with the time travel I would too choose Greece and or Egypt at its Prime!!
    I love how she can make fun of her height! lol

    Awesome Interview thx for sharing

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  12. Great interview! *sigh* True, a girl can never go wrong with Mr. Darcy. Kiersten is a blogging phenom too.

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  13. I don't think I ever really outgrew being a teenager either lol. I adore Kristin Bell! Looking forward to reading Paranormalcy!

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  14. I totally heart this review! Paranormalcy sounds like an amzing book. Kiersten White is a very cool person.

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  15. Great interview(: I can't wait to read Paranormalcy, is sounds amazing!(:

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  16. We have yet another Mr. Darcy fan. I have to find out what is so great about this man by finally giving P&P a read.

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  17. Mr. Darcy! I'd probably be Hermione too! Great interview!

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  18. I wonder if she's ever used the short jokes in a story, or if her heroines are tall?

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  19. Interesting interview. There was a lot in there I didn't know about Kiersten White.

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  20. HAHA i Love that author...her interviews always crack me up...i love authors who have a sense of humor

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  21. Makayla LivingstonAugust 27, 2010 at 12:39 AM

    Wow, great interview...andi totally agree with her about Hermione. Seriosly, she's awesome.

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  22. I loved the TWO ways she describe her book :)

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  23. Wow great interview! Kiersten sounds really funny and nice :) I can't wait to read her book!

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  24. OK so I thought I already commented and entered, but I'm not showing up, but If I already DID than I'm terribly sorry.

    Kiersten is HILARIOUS! I love her blog too!

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  25. She's a great author, and hilarious too!

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  26. Great post, very funny! I have Paranormalcy on my wishlist and I can't wait to read it!

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  27. Wow, she's accomplished a lot for being 26! That's incredible.

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  28. great interview and I have had this one on my wish lis. Sounds like a great read.

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  29. I love that I'm taller than her!! That doesn't happen often (I'm five two and a half)

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  30. Loved the interview ! Haha don't worry Kiersten, I'm short too. Only an inch taller than you xD

    ~Alison

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  31. Awe, Kiersten sounds like such a fun and quirky person, and there's nothing wrong with being short :)
    Great interview! :D

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  32. I've also never grown up and I hope I never do. Great answers!

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  33. I loved the interview. What woman doesn't love Mr. Darcy. He has had my heart for years. My aunt is 4'11" and she counted her size with a kick butt attitude. I really want to read Paranormalcy. I have heard so many great things about it so it is already on my to be read pile.

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  34. Personally, I fall for the faries. But we'll just have to wait and see this time!

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  35. Great interview and the book sounds really good.

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  36. I'd love to go back to Ancient Greece, too. Great interview!

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  37. Kiersten is such a wonderful person. Great interview I love all the actresses she mentioned. Plus I'm short too and proud of it. :)

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  38. I've been hearing a lot of buzz about this book. I want to check it out but don't have 17 dollars to spare):

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  39. really want this book. After read it will be donated to the Middletown Public Library. They have run out of funds for new books.
    Chaarmedone1512@aol.com

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