Wed, October 19, 2011

HarperTeen Authors on Fictional Crushes, High School and More


On Sunday, HarperTeen’s Dark Days tour came to Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville, Ill., and I had the opportunity to sit down for a chat with four fantastic authors — Jocelyn Davies, Amy Garvey, Claudia Gray and Kiersten White.

Subjects covered include:

1) Kiersten’s history as the high school loudmouth
2) Amy’s dream day in NYC
3) Why Jocelyn would make a good mermaid (besides her pretty hair)
4) And what would lead Peeta Mellark to tell Claudia, “I will love and defend you forever. Here’s a cupcake.”

Our chat, with the narration and camerawork of my dear friend Heidi from YA Bibliophile


Love ’em? Want more? Enter below for a chance to win their books, plus Eve by fellow HarperTeen author Anna Carey.



Authors, I cannot thank you enough for sitting down to talk to me and being so friendly. What a treat!

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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  1. Library Gal said:

    Wow, how exciting! You did a fabulous job, great questions too!

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  2. Jamie said:

    So fun! Although, it made me miss you! And again, the glamorous life of Anna 😛 Seriously. I'm moving to Chi-town so I can have fun times with you and the Tata and all the other amazing Chicago folk.

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  3. Jasmine Rose said:

    I'm so sad I didn't get to go to the Washington event. I've really been wanting to meet Kiersten White since I started following her on Twitter. All her tweets are funny!

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  4. Tara said:

    Hahaha the kissing question made me giggle like CRAZY. Hell yes to Colin Firth. And Cricket. And Peeta. I mean, really. All of these authors are amazing.

    And you did such a fabulous job! "I'm woodsy" – hahaha

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  5. Lissa said:

    Oh wow, I'm so jealous! I love the HarperTeen authors.

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  6. Kimberly said:

    Wow, I love it when authors are totally down-to-earth like that! Love your blog. All those books sound great, too. They are all on my TBR list. 🙂

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  7. YA Bibliophile said:

    Oh Anna! So much awesome! Thanks for letting me tag along. You did a great job with everything!

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  8. Ginger @ GReads! said:

    I will have to watch this later tonight when I have sound on my computer at home.. but you bet your booty I'll be pimping this giveaway 😉 So glad it went well!

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  9. Nikki H said:

    You really did a great job! Great questions!

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  10. Alexa said:

    I really wanted to go to one of the stops but they're all out of my area 🙁 I can't wait to read all the books though!

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  11. Katelyn said:

    Oh how I wish these ladies came to MI! They are so funny and I really loved all their answers to your questions. Thank you so much for such an awesome giveaway!!!
    -Katelyn

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  12. Tara said:

    YAY I'm so glad that day went well and I wish I could have been there. Next time 😉

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  13. Jacinda (The Reading Housewives) said:

    I wish I was there! 🙁 It's alright, I can live through this video!

    …or maybe not. The volume isn't so good on the video or maybe it's my computer so I can't hear it too well. 🙁 But, thanks for the video and taking your time to do all of this!

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  14. bellzzzzabella said:

    I can't wait to watch this! Now I have another set of books to add to my Must Read (Anna Read) list!

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  15. manda-rae said:

    Awesome giveaways!

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  16. Anonymous said:

    kiersten is so cute,thank you for the giveaway.
    dookiepookiebear @yahoo .com

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  17. PamM said:

    I love the video. You asked good questions and I loved the answers.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    kydirtgirl68 AT gmail DOT com

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  18. Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said:

    Awesome job with the interview! Awww love these ladies; they all seem so cool and friendly.

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  19. Ivy said:

    I never been to an author's event before! It looks great! 🙂

    Btw, I misspelled my GFC name. It's supposed to be: Ivy. Sorry!

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  20. Anna said:

    I love the interview fantastic and I love all there books so thx for the chance to win them. I even tweeted the giveaway

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  21. Sarah said:

    Doing this because I love Claudia Gray and I need more books to read! 😀

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  22. Kayla said:

    I'm so excited about all of these books! Thanks for the giveaway!

    The author event looked like a lot of fun. I haven't had the chance to go to one like this before. I've just been to a couple of author Q&A sessions at my college auditorium with close to 1000 people attending.

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  23. barmybex said:

    Great interview, thanks. 😀

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  24. Carmen said:

    This literally made me laugh out loud! 🙂

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  25. Annette said:

    What awesome authors and awesome books! You are so lucky. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Anonymous said:

    Awesome interview!

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  27. Anonymous said:

    I hope the Dark Days tours will come to a city near me eventually! I like the Dark Days book samplers that are released each season. (commenting as Justine)

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  28. kristina shields said:

    thx for the great giveaway!!

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  29. Miss Lauren said:

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I hope I get to go to one of the Dark Days tours one day! 🙂

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  30. Katherine said:

    Yay awesome giveaways! And double yay for awesome interviews 🙂

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  31. April X said:

    Love the interview 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. ErinLib24 said:

    I love book giveaways! Awesomeness!

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  33. Kristi said:

    I saw Kiersten, Claudia and Amy last week. They seemed so sweet, especially Claudia. I would've really liked to meet Jocelyn Davies, but I guess she wasn't able to come out to this location.

    So much thanks for this interview & giveaway 🙂

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  34. kathrynsbooknook said:

    I love HarperTeen! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

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  35. Ashley said:

    You're so lucky you get to pick the brains of authors!

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  36. Nataly. said:

    Thanks for awesome giveaway!

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  37. Megan Swicegood said:

    Very exciting giveaway! 5 excellent books up for grabs.

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  38. Nicole@The More the Merrier said:

    Awesome giveaway! The tour stopped in Colorado and I was fortunate enough to go. All the authors were amazing and I had such a great time.

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  39. Sarah said:

    I loved the interview! It was awesome! Great giveaway!

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  40. Minas said:

    Great interview and thanks for the giveaway!

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  41. Lena said:

    Thanks for giveaway! I can't wait to read Fateful!!!

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  42. Anonymous said:

    That was such a great day! Though, I believe my favorite story was from Amy Garvey regarding a certain one-eyed cowboy… 🙂

    ~Shel

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