When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn't going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master's courses in creative writing. In the end, she realized to be a writer, none of what she had mattered. What really mattered? Writing. Plain and simple, honest to God, sitting in front of her computer, writing. Today, she has four completed Young Adult novels.
I had the pleasure of reviewing a novel by Kate Evangelista called Taste. If you read my book review then you know I was beyond happy with the story. If you haven't had a chance to check out the book review, you can go here and catch up on the awesomeness.
Kate took the time to do an interview with me and one lucky reader will win an e-book copy of Taste! You don't want to miss out on the giveaway. Enter through the Rafflecopter below and good luck.
Hi, Kate! Thanks so much for taking the time to answer some interview questions. Please tell me a little bit about your background as a writer.
I started writing in high school because of my sophomore English teacher. She told me I had potential, and to any teen, that's really key. I've been writing of and on since then, but only started looking at writing as a career a couple of years ago.
How did the vision for the underground world of flesh eaters transpire?
When I started writing Taste, vampires where all the rage. Twilight was the hottest book around. So, I thought I would go a different route yet still slightly familiar. I guess, since it took a while to get Taste out, the trend of zombies overtook me a bit. *laughs*
Okay, I have to know. Who would you choose, Dimitri or Luka?
Sorry, Demitri. I would choose Luka all the way.
What are you currently working on?
I'm actually in the process of editing the first of a trilogy with Entangled called Til Death. I can't wait to share Selena's and Dillan's story with all of you. Plus, as if I'm not busy enough, I will be editing another first of a trilogy with Omnific Publishing called Reaping Me Softly. Watch out for that one too.
Do you have any tips for writers who may be torn whether to publish in e-book format or print?
The best tip I can give is start with e-books then make sure to have a print version too since there are readers who want a physical copy of the book. It's better to cover all the bases.
Do you have one central location where you write? If so, will you describe it?
I write on the balcony connected to my room. My mother set up a little writing nook there for me where the chair to table ratio is just right. I love looking out into all the green surrounding me when I'm writing. Love, love, love it!
I'd like to take this time to thank Sage for her wonderful review for Taste and for letting me hang out with all of you on her blog today. I wish all the entrants of the giveaway luck. I look forward to sending one of you a copy of Taste. Happy reading!
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