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what would YOU like to ask Alyson Noel?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Alyson Noel, the bestselling author of The Immortals Series, as well as other amazing novels like Kiss and Blog and Faking 19, has agreed to let me interview her. YAY! (And yes, for those of you wondering, there will be a nice prize given away during the interview, but we'll get to that later)

Right now, what I want to know is what would YOU like to ask Alyson Noel? Please leave your question or questions by midnight EST this Wednesday, August 26th. Then I'll go through and pick the question or questions I like best and send them off to Alyson along with a few of my own.

And what if you ask a question or questions that I pick? Well, you'll win a free paperback novel or ARC! Featured authors included Ellen Hopkins, Hailey Abbott, P.C. and Kristin Cast, L.J. Smith, and more!

So think about what you'd like to ask Alyson Noel and let me know--not only could your question get answered--you could win a free book!

Also, congrats to Jennifer, winner of last week's Wait and Win contest, and I've got a couple of links to share:

A great guide to trouble spots in book contracts

Over in the UK, interesting reading about the most donated books to the Oxfam charity stores. -- be sure to check out the very interesting list of the most valuable donated books at the end just to see what rarities people will give away...

22 Comments:

Blogger runningforfiction said...

i have a few questions, actually.
1. Is it easier for you to write your lighter books, like Faking 19,or your more supernatural books, like Evermore?
2. Do you have another adult book brewing?
3. What's your favorite thing about being a writer?
4. Which book(s) do you wish you'd written?

i think that's it.
~robby
runningforamsterdam @ hotmail . com

August 24, 2009 12:42 PM  
Blogger Melissa D said...

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August 24, 2009 1:32 PM  
Blogger Justice said...

Here's my question:

Are your books or characters ever inspired by real life people or events?


Justice

nothingrhymeswithjustice@gmail.com

August 24, 2009 1:46 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

What's the different in writing your Young Adult novels and Fly Me To The Moon?

If you could bring only one character from all your books to life, which would it be?

August 24, 2009 1:57 PM  
Blogger Jill of The O.W.L Blog said...

As an English teacher I'm always curious about how an author did in school or how school was for them so here's mine:

Did teachers consider you a good writer when you wrote for them and if so did they encourage you? Or did they not take notice? Did you consider yourself a good writer in middle or high school?

Thanks for opening this up for our possible questions!

foltzsfantasticbook(at)gmail(dot)com

August 24, 2009 2:06 PM  
Blogger luckygirl1112 said...

I would like to know, with all the Vampire craze going on, she made a book that wasn't vamp but got a good amount of readage. How did she come up with the idea? It's just about as popular as Twilight right now.

jfgirl@hughes.net

August 24, 2009 2:25 PM  
Blogger Karlee said...

I have a few questions to ask as well.

1. Has writing novels always been what you wanted to do as an adult? If not, what else were you thinking of becoming?

2. What triggered your interest in writing The Immortal Series?

3. Can everyday events prompt you to write a story?

4. What do you love to do outside of writing?

August 24, 2009 4:52 PM  
Blogger Karlee said...

Sorry I forgot to leave my E-mail.
Reaching.for.you52@gmail.com

:)

August 24, 2009 4:54 PM  
Blogger Tiffany Cunha said...

I have a few questions for her:

1. If you could work with any author who would it be?

2. Who is your favourite author and is you writing style similar to theirs?

3. When naming your characters, do you give any thought to the actual meaning?

4. What do you think people search for in a book?

5. How have your personal experiences affected your writing?

6. How do you get started with writing a story (as in, how do you start developing the story, how do you get inspired for it)?

7. What advice would you give to people who "run out of creativity" when writing

Thanks for another chance to get books Elizabeth!! :)
-Tiffany

tiffany.cunha@yahoo.com

August 24, 2009 5:50 PM  
OpenID rachelhestondavis said...

When you first broke into publishing, did you get overwhelmed by all the marketing and networking you had to do? How did you handle it?

Do you ever wish you could jump into one of your books and hang out with the characters?

Rachel Heston Davis
rachel_heston_davis@yahoo.com

August 24, 2009 9:47 PM  
Blogger Llehn said...

My questions are :

1. Now that you look back on your journey as a writer, what are some of the things you could have changed / done differently so that you could speed up the process to become a better writer quicker?

2. Does the novel you are writing sound better in your head than it does when you've written it down? If so, what tricks do you use to keep yourself from wanting to throw in the towel?

Thanks.

August 24, 2009 11:25 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

I have read both Faking 19 and Kiss&Blog. I have the first books of the Immortals series, but haven't started them yet.

My question for Alyson is.. Did you write your books intending them for a YA audience or adult audience?

I got both of her books from the library, one in the YA section and one in the regular fiction section. I find it interesting and GREAT that her books can span across different age groups. I'm 21, so i like that her books can appeal to "YA" in me, without being immature.:)

thank you,

ashley
faithfulbrowneyes at yahoo.com

August 25, 2009 1:42 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I've only read two of her books (Art Geeks and Prom Queens and Fly Me to the Moon) and I loved both of them, but I don't have too many questions for her.
My main question would be:
Which do you prefer writing, adult books or young adult books? Why?

my email is heartbreaklullaby8389@yahoo.com

August 25, 2009 10:15 AM  
Blogger purplg8r said...

From the books that you have read recently, and including books that you have written, what character and from what book do you most identify with?

Andrea
belle2211(at)yahoo(dot)com

August 25, 2009 7:13 PM  
Blogger barbrafl said...

Alright, well my question is something I truly think all authors should be asked, but I want to know that if you were to become uber famous (thinking Stephenie Meyer, JK Rowling, etc) what would you do in order to say thank you to your fans?

AND if you could be any object for an hour, what object would it be an why? Creative hell, I know.

What was the hardest part of writing Evermore? And what was the most fun?

Who inspired you to become an author/when did you start writing?

And, any tips for aspiring teen writers?

Thanks
Jessica
barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

August 25, 2009 10:28 PM  
OpenID dissectingperfection said...

I have a couple of questions myself!

1. Were any of the characters (or any part of the storyline) inspired by music? If so, what kind/songs/etc?

2. How much say did you get for the covers of Evermore and/or Blue Moon?

3. How much of you is in Ever, and vice versa? Has writing about Ever had a huge effect/change on you?

August 26, 2009 12:16 PM  
Blogger cait045 said...

If you could have one of the characters in Evermore or Blue Moon be real and could meet who would it be and why?

usignolc@yahoo.com

August 26, 2009 1:54 PM  
Blogger SarahChristine said...

i actually have a few so..

1. What was the first book you remembering reading all by yourself?
2. How old where you when you got your very own library card?
3.What was the first thing you've every written(short story,ect)?
4. How do you cure writers block?

and i think thats all :)

-SarahChristine
pinktooth2(at)yahoo(dot)com

August 26, 2009 2:12 PM  
Blogger Kelsey said...

Were there two people that inspired Ever and Damen in the Immortal series?

Was it a big change going from writing books like Faking 19 to writing Evermore?

What's the hardest part about writing?

Out of all your books, who is your favorite character?

When did you begin writing?

(this isn't really about books, but..)

What inspired you to help create Living Your Five?

Thanks for letting us choose some questions!

-Kelsey
kelseythebookscout@gmail.com

August 26, 2009 8:10 PM  
Blogger Llehn said...

A few more questions :

1. What lessons did you learn from the first manuscript you ever completed?

2. When you sold your first book, what did you do to celebrate?

August 26, 2009 8:21 PM  
Blogger Paradox said...

Here are mine:

1. Where did you get the idea to write about immortals that aren't vampires?

2. Where did you get the idea for Summerland?

3. Are you interested in New Age beliefs? It's interesting how they are incorporated into the world of The Immortals.

4. Do you plan on writing more supernatural books after The Immortals?

5. What books or authors have influenced your writing?

6. How long does it take you to write a book?

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

August 26, 2009 10:23 PM  
Blogger Llehn said...

Forgot to leave me email addy : lesly7ch(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thanks!

August 28, 2009 12:09 AM  

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