September 16, 2015
Hello everyone, and welcome to our Tour Stop for
Frost by E. Latimer!
We are so excited to have the author on the blog today for a quick Q&A.
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Megan Walker’s touch has turned to ice. She can’t stop the frost, and the consequences of her first kiss are horrifying.
When her new powers attract attention, Megan finds herself caught up in an ancient war between Norse giants. One side fuelled by a mad queen’s obsession and an ancient prophecy about Ragnarök, the other by an age-old grudge. Both sides believe Megan to be something she’s not. Both sides will stop at nothing to have her.
Fire or frost. It’s an impossible decision, but she’ll have to act soon, because the storm is coming.
Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!
Thanks for having me! Picture me fidgeting nervously in my chair, since that’s what I’d be doing during an interview. That and making awkward small talk.
Nice place you have here. I love the wallpaper.
Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)
A book about a girl who discovers that Norse myths aren’t so mythy after all (okay, mythy is absolutely not a word. I apologize).
Can I try again?
It’s about frost giants. And Ragnarok. And crazy ice queens.
What was your inspiration for writing this book? Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?
Actually, there wasn’t a lot of walking involved (or going outside as a general rule). I’d just moved to Grande Prairie, Alberta and spent most of my time complaining out how cold I was. I found myself wishing I couldn’t feel the cold at all, which is sort of how Megan’s powers start.
Tell us about the main character(s).
Megan is a teenager from California, who is rudely uprooted from her warm summers when she accidentally freezes the first guy she ever kisses, and she’s forced to move to the freezing industrial town of Grande Prairie.
Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?
I loved writing about Loki. He’s this weird mixture of trickster god, jotun and altogether new character, so it was fun to play with what that looked like.
Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing? If so, why?
Hm, all of it? It had to be drastically edited from what was up on Wattpad, so I spent a lot of time rewriting it, tearing it apart and putting it back together. Now it’s like this cobbled together Frankenstein-like thing. Just kidding, it’s a lot more polished than it was, and there’s new scenes and characters to expand the plot. I really enjoyed laying the groundwork for books 2 and 3.
What sort of projects do you have going on right now. Any new books coming out?
I’m starting construction on book 2 next month, I also have a YA steampunk novel coming out at some point next year, though there’s no date set in stone yet.
It was great having you on the blog today! We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success in your writing future!!
Thank you so much for having me! I promise to chew my nails less the next time I’m here, but let’s be honest, I’ll probably break a lamp on the way out.
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