Friday, September 16, 2011

Seers Blog Tour + Author Interview!

For Kate Bennet, surviving the car wreck that killed her parents means big changes and even bigger problems. As she begins to see auras and invisible people, Kate must learn to trust Patrick O'Donnell, a handsome Guardian, or risk her life being overrun with Demons. She soon realizes that both she and her heart are in big-time trouble.


**ARC Courtesy of NetGalley

Goodreads: 3/5 stars


After Kate’s parents die in a car accident that she and her sisters survive, she gains the ability to see auras. Enter new student Patrick O’Donnell, an Irish boy who has captivated Kate’s every thought. But there’s a tiny problem—he doesn’t have an aura. So, what does he want? Why does he follow her everywhere? Kate soon realizes he’s her Guardian, sent to protect her from Demons who know she’s special.

I will say that I was a little put off by the Kate and Aaron relationship. I hated to see her drag him along when she had feelings for Patrick. Overall, though, Seers was well-written. I immediately thought Seers sounded like Evermore and Hush, Hush. Fans of these books will enjoy the similar paranormal elements.

Now, let's learn a little bit about Heather, shall we?

Heather Frost was born in Sandy, Utah, and raised in a small Northern Utah town. She is the second oldest of ten children, and she loves her family very much. She is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in English. She has always been an avid reader, and reading and writing are among her most favorite things to do. She also enjoys playing the flute, listening to all types of music, and watching a wide variety of movies. Ever since she wrote her first short story—at the age of four—she has dreamed of one day becoming an author. Seers is her first published novel.


Guys, I saved the best for last. Now it's time to get personal with Heather. Ready?!




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Tell us your latest news.

My best friend Emily is coming to Utah for a visit. I'm SO excited!

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I've always been a writer, but there are a few important milestones along my path to publication. When I was twelve I moved from simple short stories to an actual novel. When I was sixteen I started seriously getting ready to submit something. At eighteen I finally plucked up the courage and put myself out there, and as a result I got my first rejection letter. At twenty-one I finally got my first book accepted.

What inspired you to write your first book?

My love of reading inspired me to write. The more I read, the more I wrote. But what caused me to switch to novel writing? Quite simply, I ran out of books. I was twelve when I'd read just about everything I could get my hands on. I was desperate. That's when I had an epiphany. Since I knew everything I liked in a story, why not write my own? My first novel was just for fun, and getting it published was the furthest thing from my mind. And in all fairness, that's for the best. My first book is like one giant cliché. But it was fun to write, and that's what really started my dreams of becoming an author.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

Overall, I think Seers is a story about hope. Even when things seem darkest, there's hope. That's something that I honestly believe, and I think that message shines through the story.

How much of the book is realistic?

For me, the emotions are the most realistic part. A lot of the things Kate does as a result of losing her parents—particularly in regards to her boyfriend, Aaron—I would never have dreamed of doing personally. But I've dealt with hard losses of my own, and if there's one thing I've learned, it's that you never know exactly how you're going to react. I think Kate did the best she could do, and honestly, I think she handled everything remarkably well.

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.

My roommates at Snow College. Each of them took the time to read my book before it was accepted, they discussed my characters and the plot, and they were there to celebrate with me when I got accepted for publication. Townhouse girls, you're all amazing!

Who designed the cover?

The talented Danie Ramrell, from Cedar Fort Publishing.

Do you have anything specific you want to say to your readers?

I just hope people can have as much fun reading Seers as I had writing it. And for those of you that take the time to read—thanks!


Random Questions!
Skittles or Starburst?

Skittles!

Favorite movie?

I'll narrow that down to favorite chick flick: You've Got Mail, with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks

Favorite TV show?

There are so many good ones, but at the moment I'm on a Doctor Who high.

What music are you listening to at the moment?

Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.

List five random facts about you most people don't know.

1. I can't sleep if there's any light in the room. I even have to prop a book up in front of my digital clock to block out the blue glow.

2. I really suffer with motion sickness. When I was little, I could get sick on a simple park swing. It's improved a lot over time, but I'm still not a fan of roller-coasters.

3. My younger siblings used to call me Hitler, because they thought I was such a dictator. For the record, the most I commanded them to do was clean their rooms.

4. I'll probably be kicked out of the girls club for this one, but I absolutely hate clothes shopping. Do I like a new outfit? Sure. Do I want to go to the store, find it, and buy it? Nope.

5. I hate doing laundry. I think it's probably the most senseless thing in the world, except for the end result of actually getting clean clothes. But the sorting, washing, drying, folding, and then putting away? No thanks. I'll go read a book instead.


Thanks so much Heather for stopping by and letting us into your world! :) For everyone interested in reading Seers, it's available on October 8, 2011 from Cedar Fort Publishing.

Find Heather at the links below:
Goodreads
Facebook
Seers's Official Website
Heather's Official Website

Cedar Fort links:
Cedar Fort Publishing
Cedar Fort Facebook

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