House of Night Fans will be excited to hear that today we’re bringing you our Q&A with PC Cast, and showing you the trailer of her latest book. It’s actually an adult book, but we could’t resist telling you about it, as we’re sure older House of Night fans will want to know more. The Avenger will be launching Mills & Boon’s exciting new paranormal imprint, Nocturne, this month.
Who were your favourite authors when you were a child?
Walter Farley, Ann McCaffrey, Sheila Burnford, Dr. Seuss to name just a few. I’ve always been a voracious reader.
Mills & Boon and YA lit don’t often mix, so what can House of Night fans expect?
THE AVENGER is aimed at an adult audience, and the House of Night books are all young adult. That being said, I dislike the idea that genres aren’t fluid. A good story is a good story, no matter the intended audience. I think my HoN fans who are not too young will love THE AVENGER, especially as it deals with Boudicca and her daughters – and in the HoN world it is Boudicca’s daughters who begin the Dark Daughters!
What’s your next writing project?
Beginning in December my Goddess Summoning Series will be released in the UK, starting with GODDESS OF CAMELOT. I love these books and hope my UK fans will enjoy them, too!
I’m working on pre-production for a film adaptation of one of my Goddess Summoning Books, GODDESS OF THE ROSE, which is a retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
If you could go to any fictional place, where would it be and why?
Ann McCaffrey’s Pern! I’ve wanted to be a dragonrider since I was thirteen.
If you were to recommend a book(s) to get children hooked on reading, what would it be and why?
I’d say in order to get children hooked on reading they need to see their parents read, and they need to be read to. As for young adults: find out what the teenager is interested in and then start giving him/her books about that interest. Don’t worry about genre restrictions as much as whether it’s just an honestly good story.
Thanks, PC. We’ll be bringing you our review of The Avenger next week, but in the meantime, check out the trailer on YouTube…