Monday, December 5, 2011

Author Interview: Elle Strauss, Author of Clockwise

 Elle Strauss is the author of Clockwise. You can find my review for Clockwise here, and you can find more info for Elle on her blog here.

About this author

I write time travel and merfolk chic-lit, light SF and historical YA fiction. I'm a married mom of four, and live in the beautiful Okanagan Valley, famous for beaches and vineyards. I'm fond of Lindt's sea salt dark chocolate and hiking in good weather.

What do you do in your free time?
I don't know if I'd call it "free time" but I do like to take time off my butt to do yoga and hike.
Where in the world do you call home?
BC, Canada 
Are you a night owl or early bird?
Lately I've turned into an early bird. Not sure why and not sure if I  like it, but I do get a lot done in the mornings now. 
Dark or milk chocolate?

Dark and preferable European 
What is your inspiration for writing?
Getting out and doing real things. 
Do you associate yourself with any of your characters?
Not absolutely, though I do draw from my own emotional experiences from my teen years. 
Do you have any other books in the works?
Yes, I have a historical drama about a boy who grows up in Hitler Youth called PLAYING WITH MATCHES coming out spring 2012, and I'm working on a sequel and a companion book for Clockwise. I hope to have both of those books out by summer.
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I think flying would be cool, except for the fact that I have a fear of heights, but then if it was my super power I probably wouldn't be afraid of heights. :) 

Thanks for the interview, Elle! Good luck on your next journey. 

Boy watching with her best friend would be enough excitement for fifteen year old Casey Donavan. She doesn't even mind life at the bottom of the Cambridge High social ladder, if only she didn’t have this other much bigger problem. Unscheduled trips to the nineteenth century!

When Casey gets talked into going to the Fall Dance, the unthinkable happens--she accidentally takes Nate Mackenzie, the cutest boy in the school, back in time. Protocol pressures her to tell their 1860 hosts that he is her brother and when Casey finds she has a handsome, wealthy (and unwanted) suitor, something changes in Nate. Are those romantic sparks or is it just ‘brotherly’ protectiveness?

When they return to the present things go back to the way they were before: Casey at the bottom of the social totem pole and Nate practically the flag flying from the top. Except this time her heart is broken. Plus, her best friend is mad, her parents are split up, and her little brother gets escorted home by the police. The only thing that could make life worse is if, by some strange twist of fate, she took Nate back to the past again.

Which, of course, she does.

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1 comment:

Elle Strauss said...

Thanks for featuring me, Sonny!