Teen Read Week 2017: Author Chat with Erin Summerill (Ever The Brave), Plus Giveaway!

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Today we're excited to chat with Erin Summerill (Ever The Brave)

as part of YABC's Teen Read Week!

Read on for more about Erin, her novel, plus a giveaway!

 

 

Meet Erin Summerill!

 

Erin Summerill was born in England. After spending years bouncing between Air Force bases in Hawaii, England, and California, her family settled in Utah, where Erin graduated with a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. She had aspirations to write the next great American novel, but writing proved tougher than she first thought. So she grabbed a Nikon and became a professional photographer while crafting manuscript after manuscript. The scenic detour of shooting weddings across the United States, as well as internationally, provided world-building inspiration. It gave her the vision to draft her debut YA fantasy, EVER THE HUNTED. Now when she isn’t writing, or shooting a wedding, she’s chasing her four kids, two dogs, one cat, and five chickens. This could be why she downs massive amounts of Coke Zero and Hot tamales.

 

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Meet Ever The Brave!

 
 

Erin Summerill was born in England. After spending years bouncing between Air Force bases in Hawaii, England, and California, her family settled in Utah, where Erin graduated with a B.A. in English from Brigham Young University. She had aspirations to write the next great American novel, but writing proved tougher than she first thought. So she grabbed a Nikon and became a professional photographer while crafting manuscript after manuscript. The scenic detour of shooting weddings across the United States, as well as internationally, provided world-building inspiration. It gave her the vision to draft her debut YA fantasy, EVER THE HUNTED. Now when she isn’t writing, or shooting a wedding, she’s chasing her four kids, two dogs, one cat, and five chickens. This could be why she downs massive amounts of Coke Zero and Hot tamales.

 

 

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~ Interview for Teen Read Week ~

 
 

YABC:  What book or books were your go-to choice when you were a teen?

I loved anything written by Robin McKinley. She is my author icon for fantasy. I loved her strong female characters and fully realized worlds with vibrant settings. Her words were also poetic and inspiring. I could get lost in her pages any day. 

 

YABC:  What current YA book would you recommend to your teenage self?

Gah! This is a hard one. I read so many YA books and I love them all. Can I pick more than one? I would tell myself to read, The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye because it's awesome. But then I would also encourage myself to read outside of the fantasy genre and pick up the adorable and engaging contemporary, Tell Me Three Things by Juile Buxbaum. Seriously, it's so good. 

 

YABC:  What advice would you give teens who might want to be a writer?

Do it. Pick up a pen or pull out a keyboard and start writing. One thing that weighs you down as you get older are doubts. It seems each year I grow older, I have more doubts and worries about my future and my capabilities. But when I was a teen, the future felt limitless. And that is because it is! You can literally do anything you want. If you believe you can do it, you can. Yeah, your first draft might have some kinks. But everyone's does. So just write it. You're living the YA story right now, so there is no one better to write it than you. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ever The Brave

By: Erin Summerill

Publisher: HMH Books For Young Readers

Release Date: December 5th, 2017

 

 

 

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Olivia F on Thursday, 19 October 2017 08:08

I had a lot of favorites, but maybe On Fortune's Wheel!

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I had a lot of favorites, but maybe On Fortune's Wheel!
Shannon Mizikoski on Sunday, 22 October 2017 23:04

My favorite, this is hard! I didn't really have a favorite, but a lot of series that were favorites. I loved The Baby-Sitters Club even after I was too old to still love it probably haha, and Lurlene McDaniels's books would make me cry so hard, I loved them!

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My favorite, this is hard! I didn't really have a favorite, but a lot of series that were favorites. I loved The Baby-Sitters Club even after I was too old to still love it probably haha, and Lurlene McDaniels's books would make me cry so hard, I loved them!
John on Monday, 23 October 2017 16:55

"What was your favorite book that you read when you were a Teen? Comment below!" Penrod, Brave New World.

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"What was your favorite book that you read when you were a Teen? Comment below!" Penrod, Brave New World.
Lily M. on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 05:07

Gorgeous cover, loving the red, my favorite book was Daughter of the Forest ?

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Gorgeous cover, loving the red, my favorite book was Daughter of the Forest ?
Mindy on Tuesday, 24 October 2017 21:39

My favorite book I read as a teen was The Alchemist

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My favorite book I read as a teen was The Alchemist
Angela Z. on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 12:47

I love the Divine Commedy by Dante Alighieri.

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I love the Divine Commedy by Dante Alighieri.
jacqueline garcia on Wednesday, 25 October 2017 23:43

i loved the hunger games as a teen

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i loved the hunger games as a teen
Candice Gigous on Sunday, 29 October 2017 04:14

Some of my favorites from when I was a teen were from the Dear America and Royal Diary series books.

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Some of my favorites from when I was a teen were from the Dear America and Royal Diary series books.
Angie on Sunday, 05 November 2017 15:02

When I was a teen, my favorites were the Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce and anything by Sarah Dessen!

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When I was a teen, my favorites were the Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce and anything by Sarah Dessen!
Danielle on Monday, 06 November 2017 18:18

Book one was so great and set up book 2 to be even better! My favorite book as a teen was The Hunger Game series

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Book one was so great and set up book 2 to be even better! My favorite book as a teen was The Hunger Game series

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