YA AUTHOR INTERVIEW: C.G. Drews (AKA Paperfury) ....again! Author of #LoveOzYA latest release, The Boy Who Steals Houses!
C.G. DREWS Interview:
Questions asked by Poppy Nwosu.
I’ve already had C.G Drews AKA Paperfury on my blog before, but as her newest novel is about to be released in April 2019, The Boy Who Steals Houses, I wanted to celebrate my excitement over this new release by hosting her all over again! So here we go!
Oh there are sooo many emotions seeing my second book about to hit the shelves. I still have a lot of "pinch me is this real" feels! Having A Thousand Perfect Notes out was just such a surreal dream come true, so knowing The Boy Who Steals Houses is going to be tucked neatly onto a shelf next to it makes me nearly cry with happiness! It's been easier and harder to be honest. Easier, in that I knew a bit more of how publishing worked. Harder, because of the pressure of hoping TBWSH does as well as my debut.
Aww, choosing between my kids is too hard!! I have so much love for them all (um, well, barring my villains? they can go fall into the ocean), but a definite soft spot for Avery, who is Sam's older brother in The Boy Who Steals Houses.
I am obsessed with retellings so it's usually my go-to when plotting books. I actually was inspired by Cinderella for my debut (although that inspiration was very loose) and I'd love the chance to do a Sleeping Beauty or Peter Pan retelling someday!
Yes! The keys on the cover have a lot of meaning as Sam collects keys secretly from all the houses he's broken into. They're his wishes, his promises, that one day he'll have a house of his own. Of course this means he's also carrying around very damning evidence of his criminal life, which isn't the best idea...
As a bookstagrammer, I'm totally obsessed with gorgeous covers haha. So some I particularly adore are: The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater, The Wicker King by K. Ancrum, and Circe by Madeline Miller!
It definitely was my Ultimate Life Goal. And it feels weird to have actually achieved that already!? But I've got more writing-shaped dreams...I'd love to be a bestseller (I mean don't all we writers wish for that haha) and have a book out in hardcover. And I'd love to have a favourite author blurb my book. Going to England to meet my editor and agent would be amazing too.
None that I can talk about yet! But I am definitely always working on something. I'm a bit of a workaholic when it comes to writing.
Thank you so much for the interview Cait! :)
Thanks heaps for reading! :)
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