Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas #AuthorInterview #Giveaway

Author: Sarah Prineas
Pub. Date: September 15, 2015
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 464
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
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When the glass slipper just doesn’t fit…

The tale of Cinderella has been retold countless times. But what you know is not the true story.

Pin has no recollection of who she is or how she got to the Godmother’s fortress. She only knows that she is a Seamstress, working day in and out to make ball gowns fit for fairy tales. But she longs to forsake her backbreaking servitude and dares to escape with the brave young Shoemaker.

Pin isn’t free for long before she’s captured again and forced to live the new life the Godmother chooses for her—a fairy tale story, complete with a charming prince—instead of finding her own happily ever after.

Sarah Prineas’s bold fairy tale retelling is a dark and captivating world where swords are more fitting than slippers, young shoemakers are just as striking as princes, and a heroine is more than ready to rescue herself before the clock strikes midnight.
Author Interview

What is your writing process like? ie. Use post-its, outlines, poster boards, write scenes out of order

I’m a total pantser: when beginning a story I have no idea how it ends. I just go into a writing frenzy for a couple of months, and when it’s over, I have a draft ready to go to my agent.

How do you choose character names?

I like names that are significant. Because some of my characters don’t know theire real names, they get to choose them—they know the power of names.

Did you have any input on your book cover? I love the shoes!

Nope, no input on the cover—it’s all taken care of by my publisher, and I feel so lucky to have gotten such a gorgeous cover. My main character, Pen, actually makes fun of the shoes—she has to run away from the ball at the stroke of midnight, and who can run in Louboutins? Not me, anyway.

What made you decide to a fairy tale retelling?

I decided to write this exploded version of Cinderella because I started wondering about all these objects that are important to fairytales: glass slippers, poisoned apples, sharpened spindles, and of course, the glittering, gorgeous ball gowns. But I wondered, too, where does all that stuff come from?

I also wondered: what if you got trapped inside the Cinderella story and it turned out that you didn’t like Prince Charming very much, or the story’s plans for you? What would you do to get out of it?

Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog! :D

Hi there! I'm Sarah Prineas, author of the Magic Thief series published in the US by HarperCollins and in 17 other languages around the world, and the Winterling trilogy. I live in rural Iowa with my mad scientist husband, two kids, and two cats. My next book is called Ash & Bramble, and it's a YA.
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