February 01, 2012

Pure by Julianna Baggott Interview and Giveaway

Description: Pressia barely remembers the Detonations or much about life during the Before. In her sleeping cabinet, she thinks about what is lost--how the world went from amusement parks, movie theaters, birthday parties, fathers and mothers . . . to ash and dust, scars, permanent burns, and fused, damaged bodies.

The publisher has graciously agreed to send a copy of Pure by Julianna Baggott to one of you! Before that though enjoy this quick interview with Julianna Baggott the author of Pure. 

A quote you live by: "I wish someone had told me, not that my life would be hard, but that it would be phenomenally rich. I wish someone had told me that through my own self-inquiry and my own unique experience, my empathy would deepen, my compassion would expand, my gratitude for being alive would be huge." I live by this quote because one of my four children is different in a very specific way -- one that will demand bravery. (Well, doesn't the world demand bravery from all of us?) And this quote is one that reminds me not only how to parent, but also how to live. Each of us has to embrace who we are and go forth.

If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be? I suppose as I head into PURE's publication, I'd like to be bulletproof, in terms of criticism. It's a catch-22 with a lot of authors -- me included -- in that writing is something that sensitive types are often drawn to. We should lay it bare -- be emotionally honest and open -- and then be tough at the same time. I could cut myself off from reading all reviews, but writing is already so solitary that I don't think I could bear it. And so, yes, to be amid the gunfire and yet steeled in Kevlar. That.

Do you have any projects in the works? If so can you tell us about any of them? Fuse is Book II in the Pure Trilogy. It's staring at me at this very moment -- a dark ominous glare. I'm deep into edits and a little terrified. 

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  1. Thank you so much for the great interview Kare! I absolutely adore the quote that Julianna lives by, just so amazing. The superpower definitely would be awesome to have too. I really can't wait to read this book, it sounds wonderful! Thank you!

  2. Loved the superhero question and answer. I suppose being bulletproof would be really useful!


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