That, my fellow readers, should entice you take to a peek into this latest novel by Michelle Krys. You can read the excerpt right here: www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/241370/dead-girls-society-by-michelle-krys/9780553508024/
1. How long did it take you to write the first draft of Dead Girls Society?
This is a hard question because I rewrote the book several times. From the moment I started the book until I handed in the final draft was over a year. Each draft took maybe 3-4 months.
2. Are any of your characters based on real-life people you know?
None of the characters are direct depictions but I always keep my eyes open for interesting personality traits to use for my characters.
3. Have you ever met someone in real life that’s similar to your main character Hope?
I’m a pediatric and NICU nurse, so I’ve met and worked with a ton of kids with chronic illnesses. They are some of the strongest people you will ever meet. And yes, sometimes sheltered.
4. Have you ever met someone in real life that’s similar to the villain of the story?
I’ve definitely come across a few unsavory characters in real life. I think the best villains seem like real people.
5. Who were your role models when you were becoming a published writer?
To be completely honest? I admired Stephanie Meyers. Reading Twilight was what inspired me to become an author. Now I’m particularly inspired by Victoria Schwab. She’s been very vocal about her career trajectory. She didn’t debut as a bestseller, but worked hard, built a list of fantastic books, and really made a name for herself.
6. Do you write every day, and for how long do you write?
I try to write every day. With two kids, it’s hard to make the time, but I usually write during nap times or after they kids are in bed in the evening. I try to get in at least 1000 words a day when I’m drafting.
7. In one word how would you describe Dead Girls Society?
8. Where is your favorite place to write?
At the kitchen table. I get my best work done in an uncomfortable wooden chair.
9. What YA thrillers did you read as a teenager?
I didn’t read a whole lot of thrillers back then. I was extremely into Nancy Drew though!
10. If (or rather when) Dead Girls Society becomes a movie, would you like to be part of the screenplay process?
That would be fun! I’m not sure how involved authors get to be in the process unless they’re say, George R.R Martin though!
11. What classroom reading recommendation did you like and hate the most?
I can hardly remember what we read in high school! A Tale of Two Cities comes to mind. I think I liked it but found it hard to follow as a teen. Um. I literally can’t remember any other books I had to read for school. My age is showing!
12. Are you a coffee person or a tea person?
Coffee! I have at least 3 cups a day.
13. Last question, if you had the ability to be inside any book, which book would you like to be in and what character would you be from that book?
Anna from Anna and the French Kiss. What girl doesn’t dream of going to school in Paris and meeting a hot French boy?
I truly appreciate Ms. Michelle Krys for answering those questions and I really hope you all would get her latest novel, Dead Girls Society, which comes out on November 8th 2016.
Take care and happy reading.
Michelle Krys is the author of Hexed, Charmed, and Dead Girls Society. When she’s not writing books for teens, Michelle moonlights as a NICU nurse. She lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, with her family. You can visit her online at michellekrys.com or follow her on twitter as well: https://twitter.com/MichelleKrys