Bio from Bree's Site
Bree rediscovered her childhood love for creating stories when she took a semester off college to write and direct plays for at-risk, inner-city teens from Philadelphia and New York. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, two young sons, and her beloved TiVo. The Dark Divine is Bree's debut novel.
What do you think of the cover of the book?
I love the cover of my book! My jaw dropped when I saw it. Actually, the first thing I did when I opened the jpeg file my editor sent me, was to try to scroll up to find the rest of the girl’s body. It took me a few seconds to realize that the picture was supposed to just be of her legs. Once that idea sunk in, I was totally enamored with the cover. My favorite part is the purple nail polish on the girl’s toes. Which was the inspiration for THE DARK DIVINE nail polish!
Do you feel that Jude will ever come to deal with what life has dealt him?
Ah, wouldn’t we all like to know. Actually, Jude is the reason I am writing the sequel to TDD called THE LOST SAINT. I wanted a chance to explore what happens to him—along with Grace and Daniel and few new characters—but I can’t tell you if he comes to terms with his problems . . . you’ll just have to read the sequel. ;)
I have given a few interviews and the author said they had rewritten the ending a few times. Did you rewrite the ending to get it just right?
Yes and no. The very first draft of TDD was very different from the final version, and had a very different ending. One I think would have made many readers quite sad. However, after letting that original draft sit for a long time, I rewrote about 2/3rds of the book, added about 100 pages of content, and changed the ending. A lot of new ideas popped up as I rewrote the final pages of TDD—ones I hadn’t envisioned when I first started writing it—and I couldn’t be happier with how it ended up ending. Other than a few minor tweaks to clarify a few things, the ending has stayed the way I wrote it during that major rewrite of the book.
Did you ever want to be anything besides an author?
Yes. I always loved writing, but as a kid I never thought that I was really capable of being a real author. I seriously thought that authors were some sort of special breed of people and I was far too ordinary to be one of them.
Growing up, I went through several different fantasy career options including artist, archeologist, actress, and attorney. (I guess I have a thing for careers that start with the letter ‘A.’) I was studying to go to law school when I took a semester off from college to write and direct plays for at-risk teens. This when I realized that writing was what really made me happy, and I decided to go after the dream of being an author.
Now for a random, Coke or Pepsi?
I actually don’t drink a lot of soda. I probably only have a couple a year. But if I do indulge, I actually go for a good root beer like IBC or a blood orange soda from World Market. (Oh dang it, now I’m craving a soda!)
Please go to The Bookologist, http://the-bookologist.blogspot.com/ tomorrow to see the next stop on The Dark Divine Blog Tour.
Thanks go to Nisa @ Egmont USA for inviting me on The Dark Divine Blog Tour and for providing me with The Dark Divine Nail Polish for the giveaway.
Now for the contest!
I was given 4 bottles of The Dark Divine Nail polish. (1 for myself) So I am giving away 3 bottles to 3 lucky winners!
Yes they are so PRETTY and who doesn't love that color???
US Residents only (sorry it's to much in shipping and I am broke)
Now OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!
Now OPEN INTERNATIONALLY!
13 Yrs and older
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There will be only one other way to get an extra entry to the giveaway and thats to leave a comment on my review of THE DARK DIVINE which I will be posting tomorrow.
****I also have a WONDERFUL surprise for you tomorrow!! Stay tuned!!*****
For the lovely Surprise I Promised................ I am giving away A HARD COVER COPY OF THE DARK DIVINE. One of the 3 winners of THE DARK DIVINE NAIL POLISH will receive A Copy of THE DARK DIVINE!
The giveaway will end March 28th