Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Adriana Mather (Hunting November), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)
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 Adriana Mather, YABC's Author of the Week!!
Adriana Mather is the New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch, with family roots that go back to Sleepy Hollow, the Salem Witch Trials, and the Titanic. She's also an actor and producer.
Meet Hunting November!
Surviving a few weeks at the world's most lethal boarding school was one thing. But now comes the real test: Can November Adley find her missing father before her enemies find her? Subterfuge is the name of the game in this thrilling sequel to Killing November, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Hang a Witch.
After surviving a crash course in espionage at the mysterious Academy Absconditi, November has only one purpose: finding her missing father. Along with fellow student (and heartthrob) Ash, November follows the clues that her father left, embarking on the deadliest treasure hunt of her life. The first clue is in her hometown, where old friends beckon and unexpected enemies lurk around every corner. The second clue is in Europe, where revelations about her family's history will plunge her into an international web of deception, lies, and intrigue. The third clue is deep in enemy territory, surrounded by the most skilled assassins and master strategists, and where everyone wants her and her father dead. Can one girl with limited training infiltrate a centuries-old organization that is powerful enough to topple empires? November only knows that she'll do whatever it takes to save her father . . . or die trying.
~ Author Chat ~
YABC: Who is your favorite character in the book?
Aarya! My favorite characters are the prickly ones that give the main character a hard time. The type that you start out hating and wind up making an “awww” noise about. And Aarya is exactly that – she’s brilliant, she’s ruthless, and she’s always up to something.
YABC: Which came first, the title or the novel?
The novel – I have a weird relationship with titles (as in I suck at them).
YABC: What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?
The climax. It was nearly impossible to write with so many characters and such high stakes. Also, it involves a big blow out fight and secret reveals; (and coming from someone who doesn’t know the first thing about fighting) it took a whole lot of rewrites before it flowed.
YABC: Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?
Get my butt in the writing chair every day (even when I’m grumbly) and have wild imaginative fun with my stories. My best ideas come from taking chances – and sometimes that works out with utter beauty and grace and sometimes it’s the writing equivalent of “Nailed it.” But that’s okay, because storytelling is always a leap into the unknown.
YABC: What do you like most about the cover of the book?
That it captures the atmosphere of my story perfectly.
YABC: What’s up next for you?
I’m trying my hand at a romantic comedy and I’ve learned two things: 1) it’s ridiculously fun 2) it’s confusing when you can’t murder people to raise the stakes.
YABC: Which character gave you the most trouble when writing your latest book?
Jag – the villain. Villains are always the hardest for me because it’s important to make them big baddies while still making them real, nuanced, and relatable.
YABC: Which part of the writing process do you enjoy more: Drafting or Revising?
Drafting – I like to think of it as the happy oblivion before you have to tie all the ends together and make it make sense.
YABC: What would you say is your superpower?
Cat whispering and pizza eating (although not at the same time because my 21 year old cat is a pizza thief).
By: Adriana Mather
Publisher: Knopf BYR
Release Date: May 5th, 2020
One winner will receive a signed copy of Hunting November (Adriana Mather) ~ (US Only)
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I absolutely loved the first book in this series and can't wait to read this one once it comes out! Adriana Mather is one of my favorite authors and I can't recommend her books enough!