Blog Tour: #Giveaway to #Win The Last Faerie Queen by Chelsea Pitcher ~ Interview

Tour Schedule:

Week One:
11/2/2015- Seeing Double In NeverlandInterview
11/2/2015- DriftlessSpotlight
11/3/2015- Mama Reads Hazel SleepsExcerpt
11/3/2015- Revolutionary Reads- Review
11/4/2015- Kelly P's BlogInterview
11/4/2015- PBC - Spotlight
11/5/2015- Books EaterGuest Post
11/5/2015- Arkham ReviewsReview
11/6/2015- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
11/6/2015- Curling Up With A Good BookExcerpt

Week Two:
11/9/2015- Once Upon A TwilightGuest Post
11/9/2015- Milky Way of BooksReview
11/10/2015- The Cover ContessaInterview
11/10/2015- alwaysjoartReview
11/11/2015- In Love With HandmadeGuest Post
11/11/2015- Literary MusingsExcerpt
11/12/2015- BookHounds YAInterview
11/12/2015- Cover2CoverReview
11/13/2015- Me, My Shelf and IGuest Post
11/13/2015- The Book Lovers' LoungeReview

THE LAST FAERIE QUEEN by Chelsea Pitcher
Release Date: November 8, 2015
Pages: 408
Publisher: Flux
Formats: Paperback, eBook

After risking her life in the mortal world, the faerie princess Elora returns home to incite a revolution. Allied with the Bright Queen, Elora rallies her people for a battle aimed at overthrowing her mother, the Dark Queen. While some question their ability to win, Elora senses victory, knowing she has a secret weapon: Taylor, the human boy she loves, and a motley crew of his school friends, each armed with a skill that can turn the tide of the coming battle.
But then Elora's supporters in the Dark Court turn on her, believing she has forsaken them in favor of humans. When the Dark Queen kidnaps two of her human friends, Elora must mount a daring rescue mission to free them before her mother offers them up as a sacrifice.

THE LAST CHANGELING by Chelsea Pitcher
Formats:  Paperback, eBook, audiobook

Interview with Chelsea Pitcher

1) Did you have to do any research while writing?
I’ve been obsessed with faeries my entire life, so by the time I sat down to write THE LAST FAERIE QUEEN, I felt like I had a really good handle on what had been done and what I might do differently. However, I did have to research for one of my human characters—Kylie has a disability and uses a wheelchair to get around, and that’s not something I have personal experience with. So I made sure to research as much as I could, so that I could do this character justice.
2) What was your favorite read in 2015?
I loved SIMON VS THE HOMO SAPIENS AGENDA! I usually read really dark books, and it was such a delight to read something light and sweet (although it definitely has some serious moments in it!)
3) What was your favorite scene to write?
I loved writing the make-out scenes. Ha! These characters go through so much: kidnap, torment, a grand, epic battle. I wanted there to be some really sweet moments to balance that out. And let’s be honest, after everything these characters have been through, they deserve a little making out!
4) What is your next project going to be?
I’m working on a contemporary mystery, in the vein of my first novel, THE S-WORD. I found that I really love writing mysteries, and lucky for me, there’s room to do that in fantasy and contemporary novels!
5) At what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always been writing, so I’m not sure when I realized I wanted to do it for a living. I grew up as a quiet middle child in an otherwise loud family, so writing was my way of expressing myself and feeling heard. But I didn’t start writing novels until high school, and I finished my first one at eighteen. After that, I started querying (way too soon, I might add!)
6) Are you a plotter or a pantser?
For the longest time, I was a pantser, but I’ve found that some projects need to be plotted out. Especially if I’m working with multiple POVs or alternating timelines (or both!), it really helps to get a basic idea of which chapter goes where. I think, too, I’ve done enough revisions at this point that I’ve realized plotting even a little can keep me from having to do a complete rewrite down the road.
7) Whose writing most inspires you?
So many people! To name a few, I love Justine Larbalestier, Justina Ireland and Libba Bray. Beyond entertaining me (which is awesome in and of itself), these writers have moved me, inspired me, made me want to be a better person and writer.
8) What is the one place in the world you most want to visit?
I’ve always, always wanted to go to Greece. Besides being able to lounge on the beautiful beaches, I really want to visit the ruins where the gods Artemis and Apollo were said to have been born.
9) What TV show is a must for you to watch? (for example I can not miss Once Upon a Time)
Right now, I’m really into Black-ish, Faking It, and iZombie. Three very different shows, but all of them are smart, funny, and make you think.
10) Who is the one Author you would love to meet and maybe fangirl over?
I’d love to meet Francesca Lia Block. Her writing has a magical, ethereal quality to it, and I’ve been reading her stuff for over a decade!

Thanks so much for having me!!

About Chelsea:

Chelsea Pitcher is a karaoke-singing, ocean-worshipping Oregonian with a penchant for wicked faerie tales. She began gobbling up stories as soon as she could read, and especially enjoys delving into the darker places to see if she can draw out some light. She is the author of THE S-WORD (Simon and Schuster), THE LAST CHANGELING (Flux), and THE LAST FAERIE QUEEN (Flux 2015).

Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a signed finished copy of THE LAST FAERIE QUEEN, US/Canada Only.

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