Monday, July 16, 2012

Eden's Root- by Rachel E. Fisher Author Q&A and Giveaway

Eden's Root


Rachel E. Fisher
Facebook is Eden's Root
Twitter is @edensroot
Goodreads Summary:
The year is 2033 and the world hovers on the edge of explosion as unexplained crop deaths lead to severe global food shortages. In the United States, the Sickness is taking lives slowly, creeping its way into every family. Fi Kelly has already faced the Sickness in her own family, toughening her beyond her years. But a shocking confession from her dying father will push her toughness to its absolute limits. Saddled with an impossible secret and the mission of saving her little sister, Fi sets out to transform herself into the warrior that she must become to survive the coming collapse. Along the way, she will discover that evil can be accidental and that love can be intentional.

This is the first day of the AToMR tour of Eden's Root and today I have a Q and A with the author of Eden's Root an all too realistic dystopian/apocalyptic novel, Rachel E. Fisher. Thanks to Rachel and AToMR for the Questions and Answers. 

1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

 Ummm, it may be inappropriate to admit this, but when I started writing Eden’s Root. I’d written as a youngster all through school, but never really considered it for a career. I never got accolades for fiction so much as my poetry, and that I REALLY didn’t see as a career. Besides, I was obsessed with Biology and wanted to be a professor more than anything. It’s when this story started to come to me that I remembered how much I loved writing. And all of the sudden, it seemed like something that maybe I could do…

 2. Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?

I like to run on the treadmill. I can go for a long time and zone out, and the scenes start to come to me. It’s like spending time with my characters. But sometimes I just sit down and start writing and see where it takes me. So far I always enjoy it, so I don’t know that I need to force myself to write just yet.

 3. Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?

 Mostly from real people I’ve known, though my characters are a jumble of people, experiences, and mannerisms. I can’t say that one is a direct portrayal of someone I’ve known. But people are fascinating: their motivations, their fears, their secrets… There’s so much going on inside of people that I find informs my characters.

 4. What books have most influenced your life?

 Always a fun question. The Wrinkle in Time series by Madeleine L’Engle (along with everything else she’s ever written). The Jungle Book and Just-So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. Everything ever written by Isaac Asimov. Those are all ones I’ve loved, and that impacted me from a reading and writing perspective. There are actually books that influenced me that are non-fiction. The works of E.O. Wilson (The Naturalist) and the David Attenborough Earth books. I read those over and over as a child, just fascinated with the weirdness that is life.

 5. What do you like to do when you are not writing?

 I like sports and the outdoors. I play tennis and go to the beach. (I live in Florida after all.) I absorb way too much pop culture to be healthy, but since I don’t eat actual junk food, I allow my brain the indulgence. And I love to cook.

Here is a link to a list of the other blogs participating in the blog tour. Tomorrow I will have a review of Eden's Root.


There is also a giveaway of copies Eden's Root. Here is the form you can fill out to win one of the copies below. a Rafflecopter giveaway
Heather

2 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to read Madeleine L’Engle's books. I'm feel so bad that I haven't. Great interview!

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  2. Oh yes, lots of great ideas come to me when I'm exercising! And it seems like so many have their characters come from a jumble of people they know. Picking up pieces here and there. Awesome interview!

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