Amazing, right?! Now, Emily McKay gives us some insight into The Farm's setting and her experience writing both Young Adult and Adult novels...
Q. Is there a specific reason that the story takes place in Texas? Was it a purposeful decision, or a random selection?
A. I live in Austin, Texas, and the landscape of this state—particularly between the major cities—lends itself well to a post-apocalyptic novel. Also the drive they take out of Texas is a drive I took every summer growing up when I was visiting my family in the Ozarks.
Q. When writing a YA novel, what are the things you are conscious of in terms of language choice, character development, etc? What are some of the differences when writing a YA novel and compared to an Adult novel?
A. I think whether I’m writing a YA novel or an adult novel, my number one focus is on telling a kick-ass story. And while I edited a little for language and content in the YA novel, I think YA readers are some of the savviest ones out there and I knew I had to bring it if I wanted to impress them. I hope I did.
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for. Thanks to the lovely folks at Penguin I have a prize pack to offer to one lucky reader!!!
The prize pack includes a copy of The Farm and a Vampire Apocalypse Survival Kit.
Rafflecopter is being wonky so just leave a comment for Emily and don't forget to include a way for me to contact you (email, twitter, etc.). I'll pick a winner on 1/15/2013!!! If you tweet or facebook about the giveaway, leave a link and I'll give you 2 additional entries.
Good luck and don't forget to check out the rest of the blog tour for more content and more chances to win!!! To learn more about the book or the author, please check out the book's website at: http://www.escapethefarm.com/
BLOG TOUR SCHEDULE
Nov. 26 ICEYBOOKS http://www.iceybooks.com/
Nov. 27 THE READING FEVER http://www.thereadingfever.com/
Nov. 28 READ NOW SLEEP LATER http://www.readnowsleeplater.com/
Nov. 29 KATIE’S BOOK BLOG http://www.katiesbookblog.com/
Nov. 30 MY OVERSTUFFED BOOKSHELF http://myoverstuffedbookshelf.blogspot.com/
Dec. 3 WASTEPAPER PROSE http://www.wastepaperprose.com/
Dec. 4 CORNUCOPIA OF REVIEWS http://cornucopiaofreviews.blogspot.com/
Dec. 5 THE READING GEEK http://thereadinggeek.blogspot.com/
Dec. 6 CHICA READER http://chicareader.blogspot.com/
Dec. 7 THE READING DATE http://thereadingdate.com/
Dec. 10 YOUNG ADULT BOOK REVIEWS http://youngadultbookreviews.com/
Dec. 11 LITERARY ESCAPISM http://www.literaryescapism.com/
Dec. 12 THE LIBRARIAN READS http://thelibrarianreads.com/
Dec. 13 ACTIN UP WITH BOOKS http://actinupwithbooks.blogspot.com/
Dec. 14 YA LOVE BLOG http://yaloveblog.com/
Dec. 17 ADDICTED 2 NOVELS http://www.addicted2novels.com/
Dec. 18 POISONED RATIONALITY http://www.prationality.com/
Dec. 19 BREE’S BOOKS http://www.breesbooks.com/
Dec. 20 GONE WITH THE WORDS http://www.gonewiththewords.com/