Author Of The Week: Chat with Dawn Kurtagich (And The Trees Crept In), plus Giveaway!!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Dawn Kurtagich (And The Trees Crept In), plus Giveaway!!

 

Welcome to our weekly special feature post, Author Of The Week!!

Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release!

We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!

 

 

Introducing Dawn Kurtagich, YABC's Author of the Week!!

Dawn Kurtagich

 

Website * Facebook * Twitter

 

 

 

YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

 

This book came out of three things that converged at the right time, which sometimes happens and is always glorious. Silla came to me while I sat doodling in my notebook—specifically, her diary entry, which was of a peculiar kind. She was writing something about meeting a boy, but some of the words were scratched into the diary rather than written. When those scratched words were read out together, they said something completely different from what she had been saying. The secret message was: You can't love the mad.

 

Secondly, the ending. This was salvaged from a 2010 project, simply because it fit Silla's journey much better. It was as though the other book was saving that ending for her to show up and claim it, which she did.

 

An thirdly—my house. Or, more specifically, the view I have from my house (green valley surrounded by woodland). I was standing staring at it one night when I thought that the trees did look closer than the previous evening. Eeeeeerie.

 

 

YABC:  Who is your favorite character in the book?

 

I love them all, but I have a soft spot for Nori.

 

 

YABC:  Which came first, the title or the novel?

 

The Novel

 

 

YABC:  What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?

 

The set of scenes near the end of the book where things get pretty dark pretty fast. I'm proud of facing them and for getting to the other side where the light was waiting.

 

 

YABC:   What do you like most about the cover of the book?

 

Villa's eyes. They are enigmatic. Magnetic. So full of her story.

 

 

YABC:  What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2016?

 

Saint Death by Marcus Sedgwick and Still Life With Tornado by A.S. King

 

 

YABC:  What was your favorite book in 2015?

 

I Crawl Through It, A.S King

 

 

YABC:  Which part of the writing process do you enjoy more: Drafting or Revising?

I love both in their time. I love drafting for the freedom it allows me. I don't have to worry, I just get to feel and have fun. Revision is where I peek back the clumsy layers of what I have to find the diamond inside. I adore them both. :) 

 

 

YABC:  What would you say is your superpower?

 

Being incredibly lucky.

 

 

YABC:  Is there an organization or cause that is close to your heart?

 

Yes. Organ Donation. As most of my readers know, I am the recipient of an organ. My hero was a man who donated his organs and saved at least 8 lives. Life life, then give life. <3

 

 

MeetAnd The Trees Crept In!

28449150

 

A stunning, terrifying novel about a house the color of blood and the two sisters who are trapped there, by The Dead Houseauthor Dawn Kurtagich

When Silla and Nori arrive at their aunt's home, it's immediately clear that the "blood manor" is cursed. The creaking of the house and the stillness of the woods surrounding them would be enough of a sign, but there are secrets too--the questions that Silla can't ignore: Who is the beautiful boy that's appeared from the woods? Who is the man that her little sister sees, but no one else? And why does it seem that, ever since they arrived, the trees have been creeping closer?


Filled with just as many twists and turns as The Dead House, and with achingly beautiful, chilling language that delivers haunting scenes, AND THE TREES CREPT IN is the perfect follow-up novel for master horror writer Dawn Kurtagich.

 

Amazon * B & N Indiebound 

 

 

 

 

 

And The Trees Crept In

By: Dawn Kurtagich

Release Date: September 6, 2016

 

*GIVEAWAY DETAILS* 

One winner will recieve a copy of And The Trees Crept In. (US only)

 

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rate this blog entry:
Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Given To The S...
Chat with Joan Trumpauer Mulholland (She Stood For...
 

Comments 12

Beatrice Pierre on Saturday, 13 August 2016 18:07

I love thrillers and this looks like a great one!

0
I love thrillers and this looks like a great one!
Kristen Joiner on Thursday, 18 August 2016 05:06

sounds like a good book to read during Halloween. Also, the trees on the cover creep me out. hehe.

0
sounds like a good book to read during Halloween. Also, the trees on the cover creep me out. hehe.
Danielle Hammelef on Friday, 19 August 2016 19:02

I think I'll have to read this in the day time! wow! This sounds scary good!

0
I think I'll have to read this in the day time! wow! This sounds scary good!
Danielle Lynn on Saturday, 20 August 2016 01:12

This sounds like a terrifyingly great read!

I love a good scare and reading the synopsis leads me to believe that And The Trees Crept In will fulfill both the desire for a terrifying night under the covers while also providing me with an intense, heart pounding suspense that will leave me turning pages long into the night!


Can't wait to read this!

0
This sounds like a terrifyingly great read! I love a good scare and reading the synopsis leads me to believe that And The Trees Crept In will fulfill both the desire for a terrifying night under the covers while also providing me with an intense, heart pounding suspense that will leave me turning pages long into the night! Can't wait to read this!
Daniela on Saturday, 20 August 2016 10:53

This sounds like the sort of book that is scary and thrilling. Can't wait to read it!

0
This sounds like the sort of book that is scary and thrilling. Can't wait to read it!
Chelsey on Saturday, 20 August 2016 19:36

This seems like such an interesting and new concept! This would be such a great read!

0
This seems like such an interesting and new concept! This would be such a great read!
Anna on Monday, 22 August 2016 21:18

I heard awesome things about her other book, and this one sounds amazingly creepy!

0
I heard awesome things about her other book, and this one sounds amazingly creepy! :)
Cassandra Carpio on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 03:18

I'm obsessed with thie feel of this book! I can't wait until I get the chance to read it!

0
I'm obsessed with thie feel of this book! I can't wait until I get the chance to read it!
Kara S on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 13:56

This book has captured my imagination, and this interview increases my regard for the author! Cheers, Kara S

0
This book has captured my imagination, and this interview increases my regard for the author! Cheers, Kara S
Nicole Wetherington on Thursday, 25 August 2016 23:36

Love the cover!

0
Love the cover!
Anne on Thursday, 01 September 2016 07:00

Sounds creepy good! I would be so happy if I win a copy. Thanks for the chance. I can not wait to read it!

0
Sounds creepy good! I would be so happy if I win a copy. Thanks for the chance. I can not wait to read it!
Autumn on Thursday, 01 September 2016 21:56

Holy crap that cover is gorgeous!

0
Holy crap that cover is gorgeous!

Current Giveaways

 

   

   

  

  

   

   

  

   

   

   

    

   

   

Latest Book Listings Added

Blacksouls
Nicole Castroman brings the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
Other Breakable Things
According to Japanese legend, folding a thousand paper cranes will...
 
3.7
 
0.0 (0)
The Takedown
Kyla Cheng doesn't expect you to like her. For the...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
rsz_rsz_atskcoverfinal.jpg
"This is a lovely romance, which unleashes butterflies in the...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Leaving Dreamland...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Leaving Dreamland
GT is an intelligent, handsome and talented athlete in Page,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
I Dream of Fire
In a not-so-distant future, Dreams really do come true… ...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Happily Ever After  (Cinder & Ella #2)
“Like it or not, Brian, the moment you gave that...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Cover Image
Azrael's a wingless angel, and if that wasn't bad enough,...
 
0.0
 
5.0 (1)
Revengers
How far would you go to make things right? Ama,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Lost in Starlight
High school is tough. Romance with a sexy outsider? Even...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
TheShip.jpg
London is burning and Lalla has one hope for survival,...
 
3.3
 
0.0 (0)
In the desolate remains of a post-apocalyptic earth, two territories...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Fortune Kookie - Jean Gill sm.jpg
"Jean Gill brings her magical storytelling skills to teens, to...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Left Out - Jean Gill sm.jpg
Shortlisted for the Cinnamon Press Novella Award. "A compelling story...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Trainee Undercover
The Trainee Undercover is a mystery, action, and thriller novel...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)