Today, I’m pleased to share an interview with author Pam Eaton, whose book AN EXTRAORDINARY FEW released recently! You can find her on her website, Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Enjoy!
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This is my back cover blurb. And I’m only using it because I’d go on a long tangent otherwise.
Rebecca Hunter thought senior year would be all about hockey games, parties, dances, and college applications. When Becca’s absentee mom dies, things take a drastic turn. She just inherited a super power, but has no idea what it is. And now instead of worrying about homework, she’s got a secret group from the FBI at her door looking to recruit her.
Her days of being an ordinary seventeen year old are over, because she’s one of a hundred people left in the world with super powers. This covert group, Project Lightning, offers to train her, but soon they discover she doesn’t just have her mom’s power, she has more. And that’s never been seen before.
As they try to help her manipulate this new power, agents from Project Lightning go missing, and a few turn up dead. They’re being hunted. And when two men almost kidnap her, she realizes she’s being hunted too. What was supposed to be an amazing senior year has turned into brutal training to find the lost, protect those she loves, and harnessing this new power
What was your favorite part of the book to write? (Without giving spoilers, of course!)
The ending. But that’s because I dreamt it. It was such a crazy dream. I remember waking up and quickly writing it down. And as I sat there thinking about it, and reading what I wrote, I thought that it would make an amazing book. I just had to figure out the rest of it.
What did you struggle with in writing this book? How did you overcome it?
I think I’ve rewritten the first chapter like 10 times. That’s not including the editing. I had to keep working different ideas until I finally got to where it is now. I actually would work on other parts of the book and ignore the beginning. But then I finally decided to tackle it and opened up a new document and wrote the beginning again. Sometimes it’s hard to write something new when the old stuff is staring you in the face.
What are some of your favorite books?
Confession time. I read about 3 books a week. Sometimes more. There are so many books I like, but I have certain series I’m really enjoying right now. I really like Sarah J Maas’ Glass Throne series; I just read her latest and now have to wait until September for the next. Also her Court of Thorn and Roses Series. I read all over the place though. I’m currently reading a Historical Romance by Donna Hatch, and the other night I was reading a time travel to 9th century England (which wasn’t England yet).
If you could meet up with any author for lunch, who would you pick?
I’m picking two. I’d love to meet Jaymin Eve, she’s in Australia though. The humor she puts in her books are amazing. I’d also like to have lunch with Sarah J. Maas. I want to know how she conceives some of her book ideas. The worlds and characters she builds are amazing.
Which Hogwarts House do you belong to?
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Thanks so much for the interview, Pam!