Tuesday, March 26, 2013

{Interview & Giveaway} Kerry Schafer, Author of Between

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Woot Woot!! Today we have the awesome Kerry Schafer on the blog!
Not only is her debut fantasy totally kick ass and amazing...
but so is she and this interview soo...
let's get to it!! :D

~The Author:
Kerry Schafer lives in Colville, Washington, with her family, which includes two cats, a rescue fish, and a preternaturally large black dog. A self-styled perpetual student, she earned an RN from Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta; a BA in English (Honours) from York University in Toronto, Ontario; and an M.Ed. in counseling psychology from Washington State University.

~The Interview:
1. What's one thing you want everyone to know about Between?  
BETWEEN is the best book ever written and everybody must read it!!! Just kidding. Probably. But if you like weird dreams and dragons and artist/warriors and possibly a random penguin thrown in for good measure - then this is the book for you.  
2. How long was your writing process (from the first idea to the finished draft)?  
It took me about three years to finish BETWEEN, but I wrote the rough drafts of two other books during that time as well.
3. Did you have to to do any research of dragons and the Dreamworlds?  
I did do some dragon research, as a matter of fact. There are some fascinating tales in Eastern mythology about dragons who can shift into human form. What I read about the "Dragon Ladies" had a definite impact on the plot. As for Dreamworlds, I really just made those up. No research required.  
4. What was the most exciting things in writing Between?  
I always get excited when things pop up in the story that I wasn't expecting. In this case - it was probably the dragons. They arrived uninvited and I was very happy to see them.
5. What was one of the hardest things in writing Between?  
It was hard to figure out the shape of the story. The world building for Dreamworld and the Between made my brain hurt. Poe the Penguin was always a part of that, so at one point I bought a t-shirt that says, "One by one, the penguins drive me insane."  
6. Was there any specific person in your life that helped inspire Vivian's character?  
Nope. Vivian has no connection to any real life human being.  
7. If you could transfer any character from any book (or movie) into Between who would it be and why?  
Oh wow. Now that is a question to ponder. Gandalf maybe? Because it would be so much fun to have a wizard and he would make life easier for Vivian. Except that would sort of ruin the book, you know? Because if things were easy for her then - boring story!

~The Book(s):
Author: Kerry Schafer
Release Date: January 29, 2013
by, Ace
Vivian Maylor can’t sleep. Maybe it’s because she just broke up with her boyfriend and moved to a new town, or it could be the stress of her new job at the hospital. But perhaps it’s because her dreams have started to bleed through into her waking hours.

All of her life Vivian has rejected her mother’s insane ramblings about Dreamworlds for concrete science and fact, until an emergency room patient ranting about dragons spontaneously combusts before her eyes—forcing Viv to consider the idea that her visions of mythical beasts might be real.

And when a chance encounter leads her to a man she knows only from her dreams, Vivian finds herself falling into a world that seems strange and familiar all at once—a world where the line between dream and reality is hard to determine, and hard to control…{Goodreads}

~The Giveaway:
The Prizes:
1 copy of Between
Signed Between bookmarks!

The Details:
1 winner
US/CAN only
Must be 13 years or older to enter
Winner has 48 hours to reply, if not a new winner will be chosen!

Good luck!!
Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!! :D


  1. Great interview. Would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    1. Thank you!! Good luck! :D Your very much welcome :) Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. Fantastic interview! And the book is amazing. :)


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