Hi! Today we’re celebrating Kym Brunner’s debut, WANTED: DEAD OR IN LOVE, which came out on Monday!
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: Impulsive high school senior Monroe Baker is on probation for a recent crime, but strives to stay out of trouble by working as a flapper at her father’s Roaring 20’s dinner show theater. When she cuts herself on one of the spent bullets from her father’s gangster memorabilia collection, she unwittingly awakens Bonnie Parker’s spirit, who begins speaking to Monroe from inside her head.
Later that evening, Monroe shows the slugs to Jack, a boy she meets at a party. He unknowingly becomes infected by Clyde, who soon commits a crime using Jack’s body. The teens learn that they have less than twenty-four hours to ditch the criminals or they’ll share their bodies with the deadly outlaws indefinitely.
I say: I haven’t had a chance to read this yet, but what a fun premise! I love that Monroe’s dad has a Roaring 20’s dinner show theatre!
Now for our interview with Kym:
1. Describe your main character in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Monroe is an impulsive, feisty, on-the-run teen.
Clyde Barrow is a charismatic, calculating, romantic outlaw.
2. Describe your book in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Suspenseful, riveting, satisfying thriller
3. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Industrious, friendly, and laid-back reality TV lover
4. If you could travel to any 3 countries, what would they be?
Italy, Greece, and Switzerland
5. If you could take any 3 non-writing-related classes, what would they be?
Wine tasting, chocolate truffle-eating, and movie watchers’ clinic (JS: love these!)
6. If you could have any 3 alternate careers, what would they be?
Movie critic, reality TV producer, wine connoisseur
7. What are your 3 favorite flowers?
Lilac, Hyacinth, Bleeding hearts
8. What are your 3 favorite foods?
Rare filet mignon, Rumaki, homemade chocolate chip cookies
9. What are your 3 favorite books?
My own of course! 🙂 But if I have to pick others, I’d say HUNGER GAMES, GONE GIRL, and WATER FOR ELEPHANTS
Thanks for stopping by, Kym! Congratulations on your debut!
Kym is being generous enough to give away one copy of her book (open only to residents of the US & Canada). To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter below by next Tuesday, July 8, at midnight EST.