Crossroads Blog Tour: Angie Frazier

Posted 29 October, 2010 | Mary @ TheBookSwarm | | 3 Comments

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Only three days left and we’re lucky enough to have Angie Frazier visiting today. Her book, EVERLASTING, is fabulous. And, as for Angie, she lives in New Hampshire with her husband and two daughters, their big black lab, and a pair of highly destructive cats. Her debut young adult novel, EVERLASTING, is the result of an overactive imagination, an addiction to historical research, and dozens of vintage travel posters plastered to the ceiling of a cottage she rented one long, snowbound winter. To read more about Angie and her novel, visit her website HERE.

I understand you have a fascination with Indiana Jones. Why such a fangirl? (Though I completely agree!) 
Reason one: Harrison Ford in a fedora = handsome. Reason two: He’s a scholarly adventurer who always wants to put some priceless relic in a museum. And I love museums. Reason Three: He has a great sense of humor. Funny wins every time. Reason Four: Did I mention he’s handsome?

You have a new book, THE MIDNIGHT TUNNEL, coming out next year. What inspired this mystery novel? 
On a trip to St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, a seaside town in New Brunswick, I stayed in a gorgeous grand hotel and knew it would be a perfect setting for a story. At first it wasn’t a mystery, but just a coming-of-age middle grade. But as I wrote and developed Suzanna’s character, it evolved into a mystery.

What character traits do you share (or wish you shared) with Camille and/or Zanna?
Let’s see…Camille and I are pretty different, but I do have a great relationship with my father and adore him the same way she loves her father. As a kid, I was much more like Zanna, I think, and definitely shared her longing for something “big” and “important” to happen in my mundane life!

Where do you do the majority of your writing? 
I do most of my writing on my living room couch. It’s so comfortable that I don’t even care that’s ergonomically incorrect 🙂

What’s the coolest thing that’s happened to you since publication? 
Oh wow, so many cool things, really. One of the best was hearing from a girl in Australia who had read Everlasting, loved it, and had decided to write a book of her own. To know that my book helped inspire her to write is amazing.

What’s your favorite thing about writing and why? 
I think the best thing about writing is being able to step out of my life story for a little while and into a totally different story. I think of it as an exploration, so for me, writing is an adventure.

Finish this sentence: When I’m not writing, I… am usually knee-deep in mommyhood, reading, cooking, or watching old shows via Netflix!

Thank you so much for stopping by, Angie! Great answers & I look forward to your next novel!

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