Friday, October 12, 2018

Blog Tour Author Interview with Giveaway: Frequency by Christopher Krovatin

Book info:
TitleFrequency  
AuthorChristopher Krovatin 
Genre:  YA Contemporary Fiction
Release Date:  October 2nd, 2018
Publisher:  Entangled Teen

Synopsis:

Five years ago, Fiona was just a kid. But everything changed the night the Pit Viper came to town. Sure, he rid the quiet, idyllic suburb of Hamm of its darkest problems. But Fiona witnessed something much, much worse from Hamm’s adults when they drove him away.

And now, the Pit Viper is back.

Fiona’s not just a kid anymore. She can handle the darkness she sees in the Pit Viper, a DJ whose wicked tattoos, quiet anger, and hypnotic music seem to speak to every teen in town…except her. She can handle watching as each of her friends seems to be overcome, nearly possessed by the music. She can even handle her unnerving suspicion that the DJ is hell-bent on revenge.

But she’s not sure she can handle falling in love with him. 





 


Author Interview:

1.  What does your writing process look like?  Do you know the whole story when you start?  Or do you just start writing and go with it (seat of the pants writing)?  If you plan it out, how do you do that?  Outline, note cards, post-it notes, etc.?


When I start a story, I usually have the basics outlined in my head—the main character, the arc, where it’s going, the eventual end—but I don’t map anything out too closely. If the publishing house demands an outline, I’ll give them one, but I rarely stay too close to it. Honestly, for me, the best part is just writing and seeing where things go. How does this character develop the more he talks to the other characters? Does the romance at the story’s center take an unexpected turn? Those moments provide the most excitement, and are often, for me, where the story comes together.


2.  How do you come up with your ideas for your stories?


Life, I guess? I go for a lot of long walks and do a lot of reading, and over time the ideas just sort of bubble up. But honestly, the best ideas are the ones where you’re just not seeing that story being told in the world. When you think, “Wouldn’t it be cool if someone wrote a book about _____?” Don’t just think, “Yeah, that’d be cool”, go home and write it!


3.  How long have you been writing?


For as long as I can remember. I was a chatterbox as a kid, so writing stories was just a way of telling them that wouldn’t annoy my mom quite as much.


4.  What tips do you have for aspiring writers?


Just keep writing. Keep doing it. It’s easy to SAY you’re a writer, but it’s much harder to BE one. Work that word mill, son. Write a thousand words today. Do nine hundred of them suck? Delete them and write more tomorrow. But keep at it. Writing is like a muscle, and muscles don’t get stronger with drinking and hanging out and wishing they were stronger.



5.  Favorites:


Books/authors/genres

·       Ray Bradbury, The Halloween Tree

·       Stephen King, ‘Salem’s Lot

·       Indra Das, The Devourers

·       Frank Bill, Crimes In Southern Indiana

·       Adam Johnson, The Orphan Master’s Son

·       Joyce Carol Oates, Zombie

·       Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man

·       Ian Fleming, Dr. No

·       Bram Stoker, Dracula



Movies/TV Shows


Movies

·       Dracula (1931), dir. Tod Browning

·       Halloween (1978), dir. John Carpenter

·       Michael Clayton (2007), dir. Tony Gilroy

·       Psycho (1960), dir. Alfred Hitchcock

·       Ghostbusters (1984), dir. Harold Ramis

·       Young Frankenstein (1974), dir. Mel Brooks

·       T2: Judgment Day (1991), dir. James Cameron

·       Old School (2003), dir. Todd Phillips

·       Get Out (2017), dir. Jordan Peele

·       Day of the Dead (1985), dir. George A. Romero

·       Duck Soup (1933), dir. Leo McCarey


TV

·       The Simpsons

·       American Dad

·       Over The Garden Wall

·       Fargo

·       Castle Rock

·       Futurama

·       Blood Drive

·       Gravity Falls



Music

·       Slayer

·       The Misfits

·       Frank Sinatra

·       Rob Zombie

·       Motorhead

·       Celtic Frost

·       The Coffinshakers

·       Cannibal Corpse

·       The Black Dahlia Murder

·       Spike Jones

·       Emperor

·       The World/Inferno Friendship Society

·       Those Poor Bastards

·       Dead Kennedys



Food/Writing Snack
Always, now, and forever: PEANUT BUTTER!  
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-->About the Author:
Chris Krovatin is an author and journalist of some ill repute. His past novels include Heavy Metal & You, Venomous, and the Gravediggers series. He is a contributor to Revolver Magazine and MetalSucks.net, and formerly sang in Brooklyn-based metal band Flaming Tusk. He is an avid fan of weird fiction, the occult, horror movies, heavy metal music, and Halloween. A native New Yorker, he now lives in Denver, Colorado.

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