Hi everyone! Today is the sixth day for the Summer Blogger Promo Tour hosted by Jessica @The Book Bratz. For those who don’t know what it is, every Sunday I will be featuring another blogger on my blog, a different blogger each week for 7 weeks. On the 8th week, I will be posting a recap of my experience. On my blog today, I will be having the creator herself, Jessica from The Book Bratz!
Jessica wrote and published a book called Switch when she was 15 years old. As a 15 year old, I am fascinated by her accomplishment so I decided to interview her about her book and the process she went through with her book. So without any other delays, here’s my interview with Jessica.
Where did you get the inspiration for the book?
My dad is a detective, and I hear a lot about the cases he works on, so that's definitely what helped inspire the murder mystery. The Rules for Disappearing was a good book that also gave me the idea of running and changing your identity, also.
When did you know that you wanted to publish the book?
I first posted the story on an online writing website, and after it was voted the story of the week and I was receiving hundreds of comments each day telling me how good it was, I knew I had to go forward with turning it into a real, published book.
Did you self publish the book or go through a publisher?
I self-published through CreateSpace. :)
How did the entire process of publishing your book work?
CreateSpace is really great, because it doesn't cost you a penny, as some other publishers do. I sent them my manuscript and they edited it, formatted it, helped me with the cover, sent me a proof copy, and then introduced my book to the real world!
What publishing house would you like to work for in the future?
Oh man, my life goal is to be published by HarperTeen. I would absolutely love that.
What’s it like to have a co-blogger?
It's fantastic, because Amber and I are both so busy that running a blog solo would be way too difficult. When you have two people, you can get posts and reviews written at double the speed, and you get a lot more work done that way. We also have totally different reading tastes, so if one of us gets an ARC for a genre that we aren't crazy about, chances are that the other person would enjoy the book. So we don't turn down many ARCs, because there's always at least one of us willing to read it.
When did you decide to start your blog?
Spring of our freshman year of high school! Amber emailed me asking if I'd want to start a blog with her, and The Book Bratz was born.
What’s your favorite author to work with?
Nikki Kelly, the author of the Styclar Saga! She is the sweetest human being in all the land.
What’s your favorite part of blogging?
Getting to fangirl about books with people from all over the world!
What’s your favorite book to re-read?
Looking for Alaska by John Green. My favorite book of all time, hands-down.
That’s it for today’s post. Also, today I’m featured on Valerie’s blog: http://hesaidbooksorme.blogspot.com so go over and read more about me there as well! (I give tips for people who want to or are starting their own blogs)
Be sure to come back next week to meet another blogger and until then, I will have other reviews and posts up soon!
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