May 7, 2021

Blog Tour: Incognito by Katie Delahanty – Interview

Welcome to our stop during the Incognito by Katie Delahanty blog tour, presented by Entangled Teen!

Katie stops by the blog today for a quick Q&A!

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Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

Thank you for having me! Excited to be here.

Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

Teen-thieves-with-a-crush are asked to steal the same object and must figure out if they can trust each other while unraveling a plot to re-set history.

What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

It was my husband’s idea! Over dinner one night he said, “you should write a book about teenage thieves who are stealing analog history.” Then it was up to me to figure out why they were stealing analog history. He’s great at coming up with concepts and leaving the execution to me.

Tell us about the main character(s).

Elisha is an Influencer who faked her death to hide undercover within the “Disconnects”—a secret society of teenage thieves who are stealing analog history. And Garrett is the irritatingly attractive head thief—Elisha’s rival and match in every way.

Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

My favorite part is the “Escape Room” Simulation near the end.

Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

I had trouble writing the both the Andy Warhol Museum heist and the bits that take place in the Stanford Steam Tunnels. I had meant to travel to Pittsburgh and Stanford to accurately describe the locations and map out the heists but 2020 prevented that, so I had to rely on Google maps and YouTube.

What sort of projects do you have going on right now.  Any new books coming out?

I’m working on an adult rom-com and the third and final book (the title is TBD) in the Keystone Series. It should release in 2022.

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!!

Thank you! This was fun!

In the virtual utopia of the Simulation, everyone will live peacefully and without fear or needs—at least that’s how they’re selling it. But the government plans to use this program to take control of the entire human race. Elisha Dewitt has just been given her first mission to help prevent this, and she’s ready to prove she can go incognito just as well as any other master thief.

Breaking and entering? No sweat. She’s done worse. Stealing a cassette tape from the museum vaults will be easy—in, out, done—until he shows up…and everything gets way more complicated. Garrett Alexander just has that effect.

Nothing is as it seems, and a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse begins with Garrett, her rival and match in every way. Not knowing who she can trust, Elisha decides it’s up to her to rescue everyone—even Garrett—before the world as she knows it comes to a brutal end.

Incognito by Katie Delahanty
Publication Date: May 4, 2021
Publisher: Entangled Teen | | | | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

Katie never knew she was a writer. Her childhood obsessions centered on old movies, costumes, fashion, playing dress up, and books. Lots of books. On her quest to play make believe for a living she decided she wanted to be a fashion designer and after satisfying her practical parents by graduating from UCLA with a BA in Communication Studies she went on to pursue her design dreams with a Professional Designation in Fashion Design from FIDM. She spent five years helping to design romantic dresses that were sold everywhere from Anthropologie to Nordstrom before the economic downturn led to a career shift and that practical degree came in handy. Now in charge of the ecommerce business for In Bloom Lingerie, she was asked to start the company blog. Not knowing what to say about lingerie but needing to use bridal keywords, she decided to start a fictional serial about how a girl named Olivia Bloom, who worked for In Bloom Lingerie, became engaged. And that is when Katie fell in love with storytelling and the path to make believe became clear. She has not looked back since. Katie lives in Los Angeles with her husband.

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1 Comment

  1. Ohhh! This sounds like my kinda book! I’m in!

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