Welcome to my tour stop for 27 Days to Midnight by Kristine Kruppa! This is a young adult steampunk novel and the tour runs May 16-27 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts.
27 Days to Midnight released May 3rd by Giant Squid Books. The cover art is by artist Elizabeth Early.
Check out the tour page for the full schedule.
About the Book:
About the Author:
Kristine Kruppa is a mechanical engineer, writer, and world traveler. Her days are spent designing cool new car parts, but her evenings are filled with writing and cats. She has traveled solo to seventeen countries on five continents. Her other hobbies include hunting for the perfect cup of coffee, exploring used book stores, and accidentally climbing mountains. To keep up with her adventures, follow Kristine on Twitter @kskruppa.
PLEASE WELCOME KRISTINE TO BOOKHOUNDS YA
- What is on your nightstand?
Sticky notes and pens! As every author knows, story ideas are fond of popping up in the middle of the night. I keep a pile of sticky notes beside my bed to jot them down while I’m half-asleep. In the morning, I find yellow papers plastered all over my nightstand. Some of the ideas are incredible. Others…not so much (my favorite read “space whales create wormholes for interstellar travel”).
- What author would you totally fan?
V.E. Schwab! She’s the author of Vicious and the A Darker Shade of Magic series. Her writing style is simply beautiful; sometimes I have to stop reading and marvel over her wordplay. She held a book signing in my town a few months ago. Unfortunately, I was too busy adventuring in Africa and couldn’t make it, but I’ll certainly be there when she comes again!
- What makes you cringe?
The incorrect use of ‘your’ and ‘you’re’, or ‘their’, ‘there’, and ‘they’re’. It’s a pet peeve of mine. Whenever I see them confused on a page, I die a little inside.
- Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
A little of both! I know the general direction of the story before I begin writing, and I plot out the climactic scene in detail early on. But many chapters are written completely spur-of-the-moment. I allow myself to write freely, feeling out the characters and not attempting to force their actions into a plot I’ve planned. I think it makes for stronger characterization!
- Is there a word you love to use?
Glimmer, and all its variations (glimmering, glimmers, glimmered…). I never noticed my obsession with it, but my first beta reader commented: “Why does everything glimmer?”. I searched my word document and was stunned by how many results turned up! That’s why it’s so important for every writer to have beta readers review their novel before even considering sending it out to agents/publishers.
This is Mr. Jimbers meeting my souvenir from Hong Kong. He was not impressed.
One (1) winner recieves a $10 amazon gift card (INT)