Sunday, March 11, 2012

Author Inteview with Inger Iversen, author of Few Are Angels

For my very first author interview I had the honor of interviewing Inger Iversen. First of all I want to thank her for this great opportunity; so thank you so much!!

Her novel "Few Are Angels" comes out in may. So be sure to go look into it! I bet it's an awesome book. :)

So here's the interview:


 -What inspired you to become a writer?

As a kid I loved to read. My aunt and I would read for hours a day and as we would read each story, I would change parts of the story to make it “better”. I was young, so obviously I thought all of my ideas were better than the author’s ideas whether they were or not.:]
 On top of that I daydream all day, creating worlds and characters that I love and want to introduce to the world.



-Do you have any other books in the works?

Yes, I do. I have two other series I am working and plan to release after The Few Are Angels trilogy is finished.  I am half way through the second book in the Few Are Angels series and that is coming along wonderfully. The first project I have is The Dream Walkers series, which is about a group of humans that possess powers given to them from fallen angels working to redeem themselves in order to return to heaven. 
The second is unnamed at the moment, but is about a girl named Luna who is an outcast from her town of Crescent City, but is actually their only hope after a chemical leak that turns some of the town members into vampire/zombie hybrids.



-Where do you prefer to do your writing?
           
            There are two places I love to write. The first place is outside on my balcony.  I have a lovely view of lush green trees and fluffy bunnies in the summer and in the winter if we are lucky enough to get snow here in Virginia Beach, I get to sit outside and create.
The second is in my car during my work breaks! This is only because I get the best ideas at work. I don’t know why, but my job and the crazy people that work there motivate me creatively.



-Tell us something about your upcoming novel.
           
            I actually put the Dream Walker series aside, even though I had completed 106,000 words in that project and started Few Are Angels. I adore the idea of love following someone throughout time and I wanted to create something like that only with a twist. I tried not to base the main character on anyone that I knew. I wanted a fresh new person that readers would get to watch grow throughout the series. Though Ella’s past is a bit similar to mine, she and I are nothing alike. Kale on the other hand isn’t your typical bad boy; at one point Kale was the boy every mother would want her daughter to bring home only now he harbors and awful secret that could cause him to lose Ella. I wanted to this book to have first love, loss, corruption and the realization that no one lives forever, not even immortals. I think the big difference in my novel vs. what is out now is my view on vampires, you have to read the book to understand what I am talking about, but I went the nontraditional route in that aspect of the book.



-How was the writing process?

The writing process was difficult with the first book. I free write and I had never written more than 20,000 words before, so writing an entire novel was pretty hard at first. Once I got to the tenth chapter it got easier and the words just started spilling out of me when I added music to the mix. The music was the key; music relaxed me when necessary and keyed me up when I needed it.



-What was your inspiration for your novel?

A dream and a photo were the inspiration for Few Are Angels.  I dreamt about Ella and Kale meeting for the first time and I knew I had to write about them. The photo was of a cemetery that was hauntingly beautiful.                          



-Tell us why we should read your novel in one or two sentences.
           
People should read this novel because they will fall in love the characters that I have created, they will mourn with them, laugh with them and cheer for them and hopefully relate to them.



-Who is your favorite character in your book and why?

I honestly love all of my characters, but I must say I can’t wait to develop Alex more. He is a hardheaded sweetheart and I can’t wait to see where my imagination takes him.



 -What music to you listen to when you're writing?

This is one of my favorite questions! I have a playlist/ soundtrack for each of my novels. A lot of the time I use music to put me in the mood to write.

    The Few Are Angels soundtrack probably has most of my favorite songs. There are so many, but here are a few:
     Flyleaf            Enemy
The Xx             Shelter
Black Lab          This Night
Blue Foundation    Sweep
Leonard Cohen      Who By Fire
The Postal Service Such Great Heights
Breathe Carolina   Blackout
Switchfoot         Dark Horses
      Florence +The Machine        Never Let Me Go




-Are there any songs that could be the theme song for your novel or any of the characters?

Imogen Heap’s song “Come Here Boy” would definitely be Kale and Ella’s song! The lyrics are beautiful and they were pure inspiration. I think I listened to the song over fifty times while writing this novel.


A good theme song for the novel it’s self: Never Let Me Go- Florence + The Machine.



-How would you describe yourself in three words?

Motivated, Awesome and Stubborn <----- I hear that last one a lot from friends and family.


-Which author would you love to co-author a book with someday?

Awesome question.  If I had to only pick one I would say Jessica Verday. I loved The Hollow Trilogy. If I could pick two more, because I can’t choose just one, they would be S.L. Naeole or Amelia Atwater-Rhodes. They have all created a strong lead female character that I love and respect.


-If you could jump in any book and live in that world. Which book would it be?

Amelia Atwater- Rhodes created this awesome world where Avian shape shifters are at war with Serpiente shape sifters, in her novel The Shapeshifters: The Kiesha’ra of the Den of Shadows. The main characters are the daughter of the Avian shifters and the son of the Serpiente shifters. Though their world is ravished by war, she created a beautiful story that I wish I could experience with her characters.


-What three books would you recommend to read?

These are the first book in each series and the series name:
“Falling From Grace” The Grace Series, by S.L Naeole
“The Pace”                  The Pace Series, by Shelena Shorts
 “HawkSong”              The Shapeshifters, by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

 -Tell us a random thing about yourself.



I am a complete PlayStation geek, I love Final Fantasy and Call of Duty :]


-Where can readers stalk you?

I have a website being created for me that should be up and running soon: www.ingeriversen.com
and I also have a Facebook author page under the same name: Inger Iversen



Author name: Inger Iversen, but I do have a short story on Amazon Kindle and B&N Nook under my first name Kristen Iversen.
Title of the novel:
Few Are Angels Series title: Few Are Angels
Release date: 5/1/2012
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Age:
29 :]
Place of living: Virginia Beach, Virginia


Few Are Angels cover! Isn't it gorgeous? ^^ ♥

I hope you all enjoyed the interview. Please comment! :D

17 comments:

  1. Cool interview Stephii! I'm so happy for your first interview!

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  2. I've posted this to my website! Thanks again Stephanie. I really enjoyed the questions and I can't wait to send you a copy of Few Are Angels!

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  3. Yo Inger. Nice interview there.

    I should like bunny rabbits more but I can't help but recall the time I was round my friends house many years ago. His rabbit had been sitting on my lap when I was watching WWF Wrestling. I suddenly looked down and saw that he had done loads of poos all over me.

    I have to say, you don't look like a CoD player. Good on you though!

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    1. LOL I love COD I am just not very good at it. My friends from work humor me and allow me to play with them, but they are often having to revive me. I love Zombie mode and though I am not ready for a Zombie Apocalypse, I think that I have learned how to board up windows and run for my life :] Thanks Michael :]

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  4. Bunnies are cute. I have a double maned Lionhead bunny. His name is Spike, because his mane sticks up between his ears like a mohawk.
    I'm going to have to look into The Shapeshifters series. It sounds pretty cool.
    Thanks for the great interview

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    1. Yes, that book is amazingly good. It was awesome how the main characters grew to love the things they once feared or thought distasteful in the other.

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  5. Loved it!
    Playstation Inger, awesome! :P Haha.

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    1. LOVE IT!! For Christmas my boyfriend bought me Call Of Duty MW 3!!!

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  6. Always interesting to get to know the author, it's a great interview!

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    1. Stephanie had some very good questions and I enjoyed it!

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  7. Its fun to read interviews about the books, but it's also fun to read about the personal side of the authors. I'm intrigued by the vampire twist in Inger's book. I was somewhat surprised by the music that motivated this author. I was expecting what my husband calls, "soothing sounds for seniors" (a.k.a. classical music). But at 29 -- or even at my age -- who gets motivated by that? lol You rock, Inger! I can't wait to read your book. :)

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    1. LOL, I feel like a senior sometimes!! I honestly didn't like any noise at first and then that became annoying. The first song I listened to was Haunted by Poe and then I was like, "Hmm... I like this!" Thanks Sherri!

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  8. i love story about fallen angel...
    i hope someday this book will be translated to indonesian language..
    looking forward to read them....
    keep success Inger...God bless u :)

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    1. Thank you! Just so you know, I have been looking into how to get my books translated into different languages! When I figure out the best way to do so, I will post it on my blog :]

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