Thanks to everyone who stopped by to enter my November Debut Contest for signed copies of Ally Condie’s Matched and Personal Demons! One of the funnest (stupidly, that’s not actually a word in the English language) things about being in the publishing world is meeting all you fabulous readers and some really cool authors as well. Ally is a genuinely nice person and it was an honor to meet her when we signed together at the NCIBA trade show last month. I want to take a minute to congratulate her on the release of Matched today. It’s going to take the world by storm!
There were also some questions in the contest comments. Thanks for asking! Here are your answers!
Bee asks: So has being a published writer changed your writing style in any way?
I’m currently writing Hellbent, the last of the Personal Demons trilogy. It’s the first thing I’ve ever had to write under contract (I wrote Original Sin last November when we were out on submission to editors with Personal Demons) which is proving to be a bit of a challenge. There are deadlines looming and readers who expect a really cool ending to the trilogy. In other words, there’s pressure.
Orchid asks: What made you want to write a book that features both angels and demons?
It wasn’t a conscious decision. Luc’s name popped into my head one day and I knew he was a demon because…well…his name was Lucifer. He started telling me a story that I started writing down.
Debys asks: How many books will there be on the Personal Demons series?
It’s a trilogy. Original Sin is scheduled to release July 5th and Hellbent is scheduled for May 2012.
Vivien asks: Will there be a sequel to Personal Demons?
Yep, see above =)
Kate asks: I'm wondering if there are going to be any new characters in Original Sin?
There are some new characters in Original Sin, and a few characters that had only cameos in Personal Demons play bigger roles, so we get to know them better. The answer to your second questions, which I didn’t include here because of spoilers, is yes. =)
Erika asks: Besides the Personal Demons series, do you have any other books planned out for you to write?
I am currently writing a book full of brand new characters. I’m not sure if it’s got series potential yet, since I don’t write with an outline, but I’m having a blast writing it!
So, without further ado, the winner of my November Debut Contest for signed copies of Ally Condie’s Matched and Personal Demons is…
Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast)
Congrats and HAPPY READING! Hope you enjoy both books =)
And, guess what? Yep! Another contest! Stop in tomorrow to check out my very last Debut Contest! And, because it’s the last one *sobs* the prize is extra special. The winner will receive a signed copy of Personal Demons AND a surprise second book (ARC, actually) never before seen by human eyes. You can be one of the VERY FIRST to get your hands on this particular ARC, which hasn’t even been printed yet. (But should be by the end of the month.) Any guesses? ;p
Also, there's still time to visit Bitten by Books if you want to enter to win one of five signed copies of Personal Demons or an iPod Shuffle with the PD playlist! The contest runs through midnight central time tonight =)