Thrice Interview + Giveaway: ASK AGAIN LATER
Hi! Today we’re celebrating Liz Czukas’s debut, ASK AGAIN LATER, which came out today!
Before we start — why are they called Thrice interviews? The original titles for the Cahill Witch Chronicles were THRICE BLESSED, THRICE CURSED, and THRICE FATED. I have a tattoo with the word thrice, which is partly to remind me how joyful writing that first book was, back when it was just mine, and partly because I like threes. Cate Cahill is the oldest of three sisters, as am I. My birthday is May 3; my anniversary is Sept 30. So there’s a natural theme to these interview questions…
They say: Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there’s only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.
Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother’s best friend really be?
Tails: The theater geek…with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart’s interests–even if he wants to share all his feelings?
Heart’s simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all…
I say: Well, I do love theater geeks. And check out this quote from RT Book reviews: “Fans of Stephanie Perkins and Jane Austen will swoon.” Seeing as how those are two of my favorite authors – how can I resist?
Now for our interview with Liz:
1. Describe your main character in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Heart is an anti-romance, opinionated, theater geek. (JS: *theater geek fistbump*)
2. Describe your book in 3 adjectives + a noun.
ASK AGAIN LATER is a fun, reality-bending, romantic comedy.
3. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Liz is an intelligent, hilarious, and apparently not humble geek.
4. If you could travel to any 3 countries, what would they be?
England, Bali, Australia
5. If you could take any 3 non-writing-related classes, what would they be?
Belly dancing, massage therapy, special effects makeup
6. If you could have any 3 alternate careers, what would they be?
Actress, Time Lord, purveyor of action-movie style one-liners (JS: Ha!)
7. What are your 3 favorite flowers?
Roses, lilacs, hydrangeas
8. What are your 3 favorite foods?
Salsa, spaghetti, mutter paneer
9. What are your 3 favorite books?
WORLD WAR Z, THE STAND, CODE NAME VERITY
Happy book birthday, Liz! Thanks for stopping by!
You can find out more about Liz and ASK AGAIN LATER at her website or by following her on twitter or Facebook.
She is generously giving away one signed copy of ASK AGAIN LATER to a lucky winner in the US or Canada. The contest is open till next Tuesday at midnight. Please fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter!
Sounds like a great book, and such an awesome interview (I too would love to be a Time Lord) Thanks for the giveaway ladies 🙂
Thanks for reading! 🙂
I heard about this one awhile back and I'm definitely interested in reading it! I don't know about Jane Austen stuff (ahem) but I do love Steph Perkins and her books! Also, salsa, spaghetti, and paneer? Tex Mex, Italian, and Indian? Yums.
I love Steph's books too. (And, ahem, Jane Austen is awesome!)
I think between Tex Mex, Indian, and Italian, Tex Mex is my fave – but it's close. I do love pasta…
Such a fun interview! I cannot pass up a book with a Stephanie Perkins comp. ASK AGAIN LATER sounds way cute… Can't wait to read it!
Right? I thought this was a super awesome X meets Y comp!
I loved the author's answers to your questions! And after hearing about Stephanie Perkins through you…I am also a huge fan. Can't wait to read this one!
Sounds good! I too love Stephanie Perkins and Jane Austen, so this might be right up my alley :-). And if the author says she wants to be a Time Lord, she’s a kindred spirit!