20 Questions with Sarah Fine!

Saturday, August 09, 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 Sarah Fine on the blog! She is the author of the book Of Metal and Wishes! This book is absolutely amazing, my review is here. So without further ado, here is Sarah!

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

I’m in the part of the publishing world fueled by caffeine and fever dreams. In other words, author.

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

Salman Rushdie. Wild creativity, beautiful prose.

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

Seth Rogen. I’m kidding. Or am I?

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

Reese’s Pieces.

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

Orual from Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis. I’ve just always related to her.

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

Project Runway.

7. Do you have a bucket list? What is one item on that list?

I don’t have a bucket list! Maybe I should get on that. Any suggestions?

8. Are you a Mac or PC
[Sarah forgot to answer this one!]

9. Do you have a favourite fictional couple?

Katsa and Po from Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

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

I don’t go to many movies and I’m never aware of what’s coming out, so ... maybe Mockingjay? But that’ll probably be two movies, right? Isn’t that what most studios are doing with adaptations of final books these days?

11. What season is your favourite, and why?

Fall. No more summer heat, lovely foliage, and the cozy slide into the darkness of winter.

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

A baker, maybe? One that makes bread, not cakes and cupcakes. I just think it would be a very satisfying physical and sensory experience.

13. Who was your first ever concert?

I honestly can’t remember. Candlebox, maybe?

14. Where is your favourite reading spot, and why?

Bed. Couch. Wherever. I don’t pay a lot of attention to my physical environment when I’m reading or writing. As long as I’m not uncomfortable, then my mind is free to submerge itself in the story.

15. Did you have a nickname as a child? If so what was it?

Sure--my mother called me the “demon barber.” Again, kidding. No nickname

16. What posters did you hang on your wall when you were younger?

Again, I don’t pay a huge amount of attention to my physical environment. And I have a terrible memory. Some concert posters, definitely. Tool, perhaps? Alice in Chains? It was the early 90s, after all.

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

Urban fantasy and paranormal romance. It’s pure escape.

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

Salt and Cracked Pepper, I suppose. Generally tasty. A little too spicy for complete comfort.

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

Absolutely. But I think it’ll take a while.

20. What book are you most looking forward to reading this year?
Catalyst by Lydia Kang! It comes out in December and is the sequel to Control. I love those characters so much (I sigh for Cy).


Who would you love to see fill out this survey? 

Send it Lydia’s way. I want to know what kind of potato chip she is.

About The Author

I’m the author of the Guards of the Shadowlands YA urban fantasy series (Skyscape/Amazon Children’s Publishing), including Sanctum (October 2012) and Fractured (October 2013). The third and final book in this series comes out in October 2014. In May 2014, Putnam/Penguin will publish Scan, the first of two thrillers I co-authored with Walter Jury. My gothic young adult novel Of Metal and Wishes will be published by McElderry/Simon & Schuster in August 2014. When I’m not writing, I’m psychologizing. Sometimes I do both at the same time. The results are unpredictable

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About Of Metal and Wishes

There are whispers of a ghost in the slaughterhouse where sixteen-year-old Wen assists her father in his medical clinic—a ghost who grants wishes to those who need them most. When one of the Noor, men hired as cheap factory labor, humiliates Wen, she makes an impulsive wish of her own, and the Ghost grants it. Brutally.

Guilt-ridden, Wen befriends the Noor, including their outspoken leader, a young man named Melik. At the same time, she is lured by the mystery of the Ghost and learns he has been watching her … for a very long time.

As deadly accidents fuel tensions within the factory, Wen must confront her growing feelings for Melik, who is enraged at the sadistic factory bosses and the prejudice faced by his people at the hand of Wen’s, and her need to appease the Ghost, who is determined to protect her against any threat—real or imagined. She must decide whom she can trust, because as her heart is torn, the factory is exploding around her … and she might go down with it.
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