Saturday, June 8, 2013

Possession Series Scavenger Hunt: Come learn more about Elana & Get Your Clue!

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Today, I'm one of the stops on the Possession series scavenger hunt! The third and final book, ABANDON, hit shelves June 4! I'm glad to interview author Elana Johnson on my blog today.

What 3 things do you need in order to write?
Hmm, this is tough. I can write under almost any conditions. I guess my best conditions would be headphones with loud music, mini chewy sweet tarts, and at the library so I can focus.

I saw you like reality TV, what’s your favorite show? Survivor! I love watching the challenges, and the social game is so intriguing.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? The White Cliffs of Dover. It’s pretty much the only thing on my bucket list. I will get there someday.

When did you decide you wanted to be a writer?
I didn’t start writing until late 2007, and I’d never wanted to be a writer previous to that.  

What's the first sentence of Possession?
The first sentence of Possession is: “Good girls don’t walk with boys.” (I have that one memorized – ha!) It’s in present tense, but the novel is narrated in past – except for the last chapter. That’s a style that’s carried through the series in Surrender and Abandon. First lines: Surrender: “Someone is always watching.” Abandon: “Secrets are hard to keep—especially if your girlfriend can read minds.”  

Dish, who’s your favorite character?
Jag Barque is my favorite. I know, maybe he shouldn’t be, but he is. He’s sort of broken, sort of hard-nosed, sort of a jerk, but also the most compassionate character. I like that he has many sides, and that he’s constantly battling himself for which one is going to show through.  

How did you feel when you finished the Possession series?
It’s probably the fourth best thing that’s ever happened to me – behind marrying my husband and having my two children. Seriously, finishing a trilogy is such a lot of work! I’m thrilled to have the whole thing out there.

For all of us impatient readers, what is up next for you?
I have been writing over the years, don’t worry! I have a science fiction time travel novel that I hope readers will get to love. I have a fantasy novel that I love. And I wrote a contemporary novel-in-verse, and I hope they’ll all get to be on shelves!

Thanks Elana! 

Today's scavenger hunt can begin here! Somewhere on this map of the Association is the winning city. Elana has mentioned the city here in this interview, and you can find references to it in all of today's posts. (See complete blog tour here.)

When you know today's scavenger hunt city, enter it in this form for a chance to win one of six Possession series paperback packages and a $50 Amazon gift card! Continue the scavenger hunt at Shortie Says, where you'll find another clue for today’s city! As if that weren't enough, there will be a daily winner of Possession series swag! Enter in the Rafflecopter below.

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If you get lost, you can always go to Elana's blog to find your place.

Happy hunting!