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Interview with Kate Cowan!
Really freaking different. Reeeeally freaking different. (in my opinion).1. Could you describe your book, Garden of Eden, in three words?
I only get one place? Lol! In the back seat of my family's car, while driving through the countryside. But I've always wanted to take my iPad and write in a Starbucks. I've yet to try that one, though.2. Where is your favorite place to write?
Omg, yes. My writers block is usually triggered by college - I'm in an animation course, which is another art form, of course... and too much art seems to zap my muse supply entirely. I overcome it by forcing myself to listen to the right music (even if I don't feel like it at the time) and eventually... it just goes away. Also, fantasy movies help a load for me.3. Do you ever get Writer's Block? What do you do to overcome it?
When the story is playing like a movie in my head, and the plot starts to move on it's own. Everything snowballs, and rolls just right, and I can't help but type until my fingers are sore. And I love when I go on a music hunt, for music to match a certain book or scene. Thats awesome, too.4. What is your favorite part about writing?
Dark stuff! Old AND new Evanescence (Note from Emily: Sorry to disrupt the interview like this, but I just have to say that Evanescence rocks!), Within Temptation, Paramore (some of their music, not all) We are the Fallen, 30 seconds to mars, and assorted other things... "She Talks to Angels" is a big one for me, "Barton Hollow", some Seether, some Hinder, and assorted Celtic and 'epic' lord of the rings type music.5. What kind of music do you like?
Dark all the way!! Milk chocolate makes my teeth hurt :P6. Quick! Dark chocolate or milk chocolate!
Frig, whaaaat? No, see, my other love is cooking, so I have multiple recipes I love. Toll House chocolate chip cookies, brown sugar bunt cake with buttery brown sugar sauce, anything Asian or Thai, "Clone of a Cinnabon", Rhubarb bars with Rhubarb curd, aaand... smoked wild salmon, to name just a few xD7. What is your favorite recipe?
8. What is something about you or your book that you always like to tell people?
That I don't write fluffy girly crap. Not that girly crap doesn't have it's place - I love reading a good paranormal fluff romance every so often - but books, I think, are meant to tell a real story. Not everything has to be about star-crossed lovers. Sometimes, main characters are meant to have a knife in their hand, a whole lot of crap in their past, and a dark side that would make Voldemort's (figurative - he's bald) hair curl.
I hope you enjoyed the amazing interview!
As a side note, I just wanted to say I am super excited to start Garden of Eden. I haven't read it yet, however I know I must find time in my schedule soon. What are your thoughts on the book?