I'm so happy to participate in Daemons In The Mist, by Alicia 'Kat' Dillman's Blog tour.
About Daemons In The Mist
Daemons in the Mist
Finally getting the girl of your dreams; what could possibly go wrong?
A deliriously captivating and exhilarating romantic roller coaster full of unexpected twists and an ending you won’t see coming.
INTERVIEW with Alicia 'Kat' Dillman
1. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your closet right now?
It’s a toss-up between my super-tight black pencil skirt and the Doctor Who shirt I got for my birthday. Though together with my big black stompy army boots it’s a pretty kickass outfit.
2. What's your guilty pleasure?
I have an obsession with miniature stuffed animals. I don’t really need them, but they are so cute and soft I can’t help but buy them. Some are the normal kinds, kitties and sheep, but others are really unusual like a periwinkle alpaca or a saber-toothed cat we named Chompy McChomp Chomps. My fiance just gives me this look every time I get a new one because there are about 36 of them already in the studio.
3. Please share something quirky about yourself?
I write non-linearly, which means I write the sections that come to mind first and then piece together and transition the sections together at the end. I do this both in my novel writing and my blog posts.
4. If not an author, what would you have been?
Probably what I do for my day job. By day I’m an illustrator and book designer. If I couldn’t be that either well… alpaca rancher?
5. Is there any moment in your life you’d like to relive?
Probably the moment when my fiance asked me to marry him. It’s one of those moments you imagine a millions times but to actually have it happen, well it stops your heart for a second or two.
6. What’s your favorite imaginary place to visit?
You mean aside from the worlds I created? If I had to pick another creator’s world it would have to be the world of Harry Potter. You have no idea how badly I want to go to the World of Harry Potter park in Florida.
7. What’s your favorite fairytale? Have you ever thought of re-doing it?
I can only pick one? You really have no idea how many fairytale books I own, it’s one of the strange things I collect, well that and miniature stuffed animals.
But if I had to pick, I’d say my top two favorites are the Velveteen Rabbit and Beauty and the Beast. The later is the basis for a novel I am currently working on called Into the Woods. It started out as a mock book cover I did for my senior project at the Academy but due to demand from my fans, I’m developing it into a YA novel. It’s Beauty and the Beast but with an interesting twist.
8. When you get stuck writing, how do you unglue yourself?
I switch projects or mediums. If I’m stuck on a particular book I switch to another, or bounce ideas off my fiance. If that doesn’t work, I switch to an illustration or manga script. If all else fails, I go watch a movie or an episode of one of my favorite tv shows or anime, that usually fixes the block.
9. What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating Daemons in the Mist?
I had to look up and research a lot of things for Daemons in the Mist, from how long a broken arm takes to heal to electronic paper. But the most interesting was probably how retro-viruses work.
10. What would you like to tell your readers?
To my future readers, I hope that I have and will create worlds for you that extend outside the page. That the characters will stop being characters in a book and start being people; friends you might meet on the street.
Daemons in the Mist
When fate throws you the one thing you have always wanted, you grab hold of it and never let go.
About Alicia Kat Dillman
Indie author & illustrator Alicia Kat Dillman is a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area. Kat illustrates and designs book covers & computer game art by day and writes teen fiction by night. The owner of two very crazy studio cats and nine overfull bookcases, Kat can usually be found performing, watching anime or hanging out in twitter chats when not playing in the imaginary worlds within her head.
Daemons in the Mist
Seventeen year old Patrick Connolly has been hopelessly infatuated with Nualla for years but he is all but invisible to her. Until, that is, he rescues her from a confrontation with her ex. Little does Patrick know he’s just set off a dangerous chain reaction that will thrust him into a world of life altering secrets and things that shouldn’t exist, because the fog and mist of San Francisco is concealing more than just buildings.
Website Link: http://www.katgirlstudio.com/
Book Link: http://www.katgirlstudio.com/book/daemons-in-the-mist-book/
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