Saturday, October 29, 2011

Crossroads: Jeri Smith-Ready and Amanda Ashby + Giveaway!!



You have two series – one in YA and one in Adult – is it hard juggling the two? 
It’s pretty challenging to keep up with competing deadlines, but I love having the variety of two different sets of characters. My adult series is a bit lighter than my YA, so it’s fun to have that as a change in mood once in a while.

If you could jump into either series and be apart of the story, which one would it be? 
Wow, good question! Do I want to live in a world where ghosts are everywhere and known by the public, or a world where vampires are living in secret? I guess it would depend on which one of the guys I’d be allowed to date. If I could be Ciara (from the WVMP RADIO series) and have Shane as a boyfriend, that would be ideal.


Do you have any other series you’re planning on starting? 
After SHINE, the third book in the SHADE trilogy, I’m writing a stand-alone YA contemporary. We’ll be announcing details about it later in October (probably by the time this interview is out!), but I can tell you this much: 1) it’s a boy book, and 2) I am SO, so excited about it!

Is there any book you wish you would have wrote? 
There are books I’m in awe of, like IF I STAY by Gayle Forman or LOOKING FOR ALASKA by John Green. But if I’d written them, they would’ve been different books. Every author brings his or her own voice and life experience to a book, which is why two novels can treat the same subject and be totally different.

Want to win one of Jeri Smith-Ready's books? Just leave a comment below with your e-mail address (no e-mail, no entry). This is ONLY open to those with a US mailing address. The winner will be chosen at the end of the tour. 



You have a great mix of all sorts of paranormal, is there one myth or creature you think you won’t ever write? 
I probably wouldn’t ever write vampires, not because they’ve been done to death, but because I love Buffy far too much to ever want to create a new vampire world. In fact the whole reason I wrote Zombie Queen of Newbury High was because I was looking for an alternative to all the vampires that were around at the time!

What is your favorite paranormal creature? 
Demons! They are smart and evil but I like to think that they have the potential for good as well.

Do you plan on writing any sequels to any of your books? 
No plans at present though I have been receiving a few emails asking for a follow up to Fairy Bad Day, so perhaps in the future that might be on the cards?!

Favorite thing about Halloween? We don’t really celebrate Halloween in Australia though I do buy lots of candy in case we get trick or treaters so I guess I like to eat as much of that as I can before I have to give it away!

10 comments:

Sarah said...

A contemporary YA novel from Jeri sounds interesting. But I don't think demons have the potential to do good. They're just...evil. Anyways thanks for hosting the tour!

Sarah Lim
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Ash said...

I absolutely loved Shade, still need to try out Jeri Smith-Ready's adult series though.

ashley.mckinsey(at)yahoo(dot)com

Martha Lawson said...

I would love to be entered to win this!!

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Vivien said...

I love love the Shade series. I'm really interested in the stand alone contemporary!! Can't wait :)

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ferretvamp14 said...

I've got Shade, and I definitely need Shift. Thanks for the interview and giveaway.
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Beverly said...

I hear great things - thanks for hosting!
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fishgirl182 said...

great interviews! i agree that demons have the potential for good and evil, just as angels probably have the capacity for evil in them. twee66(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristan said...

Ohh would love to be entered!!!

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sablelexi said...

I agree with Jeri that an other brings their own voice to a book, so its better to just be in awe of their work rather than wishing you'd written it.

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tetewa said...

Enjoy her reads, count me in! tWarner419@aol.com