20 Questions~ With Suman from HCCFrenzy!!!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

This is a brand new feature for the blog! This is where I ask publishing professionals (authors, marketers, and bloggers) some awesome questions!

Today I am happy to have Suman Seewat on the blog! She one of the amazing women behind HCCFrenzy, the Teen social media division of HarperCollins Canada! Without further ado, here is Suman!

1. Explain what part of the Publishing world you are a part of (ie. Publisher, Author,
Blogger etc.)

I am the Print Marketing Coordinator at HarperCollins Canada. One of the many super-exciting things I get to do is talk about teen books on Frenzy.

2. Who is your favourite author of all time, and why?

I don’t have just one favourite but I do love Jhumpa Lahiri, Neil Gaiman and
Nicole Krauss. I get chills when I read their novels.

3. Who would you chose to play you in the movie depicting your life?

I don’t think there are a lot of actresses to pick from. Maybe Dilshad Vadsaria?
She was so fun on Greek. If you have never seen Greek, please stop what you are doing and go watch Greek.

4. What was/is your favourite candy or snack from your childhood?

Nerds! Fuzzy Peaches! Cherry Blasters! Fudgeos!

5. Who is your favorite fictional character, and why?

Harry Potter for so many reasons. His courage is high on the list. Plus, Harry is incredibly sassy in the books. I appreciate that in fictional characters.

6. Do you have a TV show that is your guilty pleasure? If so which one is it?

I don’t feel guilty about any of the shows I watch! They’re all awesome.

7. Do you have a bucket list? If so what is one item on that list?

I do! We actually talked about bucket lists on Frenzy here: http://hccfrenzy.tumblr.com/post/79362120369/in-andimjulies-debut-book-side-effects-may-vary

I definitely need to relearn French.

8. Are you a Mac or PC

Can I be both? I think I’m both.

9. Do you have a favourite fictional couple?

DO I?! Yes. So many. My favourite literary couple is probably Anne and Gilbert from Anne of Green Gables.

10. What is your most anticipated movie you cannot wait to see, and why?

The Fault in Our Stars! I am going to cry so much. So much.

11. What season is your favourite, and why?

I love the fall because that’s when most of my favourite TV shows return, plus I can eat pumpkin pie after every meal and it’s at least somewhat acceptable.

12. If you could do any profession, other than your own for a day, which would it be
and why?

I think it’d be really cool to write for a TV show. I’d love to see what that’s like. Can you imagine being in The Mindy Project writer’s room for a day?

13. Who was your first ever concert?

I was way late to the concert game. My first one was Metric a few years ago.

14. Where is your favourite reading spot, and why?
My room. I tried the whole reading in a café thing and got distracted every 30 seconds by the people around me. How can I focus on reading when the teenage couple next to me is breaking up??

15. Did you have a nickname as a child? If so what was it?
Yes, but I’m not telling because it’s incredibly embarrassing!

16. What posters did you hang on your wall when you were younger?
I had a shocking number of cat posters, plus posters of BSB, Spice Girls and my favourite Bollywood actors. Also, maybe a Hanson poster?

17. What is your favourite genre to read, and why?

I don’t have just one, but I definitely read a lot of adult fiction and contemporary YA. 

18. If you could describe yourself as a potato chip flavour, why would it be and why?

This is an interesting question that I have to think about. Possibly spicy Doritos? What
flavor would you be? (I think I would be Cool Ranch...cause you know I'm so cool LOL)

19. Do you agree with the notion that over time, ebooks will eliminate print books?


20. What book are you most looking forward to reading this year?

Falling into Place (which I actually literally just finished and am in love with!)


Who would you love to see fill out this survey?

Kaiti Vincent!

Suman is one of the lovely women behind HCCFrenzy. They are the Social Media Teen team of HarperCollins Canada.

They LOVE talking about teen books, and book related news in general! So if you haven't already you should follow them! Links Below!

 Twitter | Facebook | Tumblr | Instagram

HCCFrenzy had some amazing books coming out in the next few weeks, and I have highlighted a few below!

When the picture tells the story…

Senior year is almost over, and Jamie Peterson has a big problem. Not college—that’s all set. Not prom—he’ll find a date somehow. No, it’s the worst problem of all: he’s fallen for his best friend.

As much as Jamie tries to keep it under wraps, everyone seems to know where his affections lie, and the giggling girls in art class are determined to help Jamie get together with Mason. But Jamie isn’t sure if that’s what he wants—because as much as Jamie would like to come clean to Mason, what if the truth ruins everything? What if there are no more road trips, taco dinners, or movie nights? Does he dare risk a childhood friendship for romance?

This book is about what happens when a picture reveals what we can’t say, when art is truer than life, and how falling in love is easy, except when it’s not. Fan Art explores the joys and pains of friendship, of pressing boundaries, and how facing our worst fears can sometimes lead us to what we want most.

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The thrilling conclusion to In the After, the survival story of Amy and Baby, set in a near future where Earth has been overrun by vicious, predatory creatures.

It’s been three months since Amy escaped New Hope, and she’s been surviving on her own, like she did in the After. Until one day, her former fellow Guardian’s voice rings out in her earpiece. And in a desperate tone, Kay utters the four words Amy had hoped she would never hear: Dr. Reynolds has Baby.

Now it’s a race against time, for Baby is in imminent danger, her life threatened by the malevolent doctor who had helped start the end of the world. In order to save Baby, Amy must make her way to Fort Black, a prison-turned-survivor-colony, where she will need to find Ken, Kay’s brother. He alone holds the key to Baby’s survival.

One small slip-up on this quest could spark a downward spiral that would not only cost Baby and Amy their lives, but threaten the very survival of the people in the After.

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She's a tomboy. He's the boy next door…

Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she's got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she's falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect.

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Girls started vanishing in the fall, and now winter's come to lay a white sheet over the horror. Door County, it seems, is swallowing the young, right into its very dirt. From beneath the house on Water Street, I've watched the danger swell.

The residents know me as the noises in the house at night, the creaking on the stairs. I'm the reflection behind them in the glass, the feeling of fear in the cellar. I'm tied—it seems—to this house, this street, this town.

I'm tied to Maggie and Pauline, though I don't know why. I think it's because death is coming for one of them, or both.

All I know is that the present and the past are piling up, and I am here to dig.I am looking for the things that are buried.

From bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson comes a friendship story bound in snow and starlight, a haunting mystery of love, betrayal, redemption, and the moments that we leave behind.

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