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Crossroads Tour: Kitty Keswick


Can you share some things you have been working on over the past year?
I have book two, Furry & Freaked. A short ghost story called Death Becomes Her, in the Spirited anthology, and a few others in the works.

What are a few of your writing guilty pleasures?
I love the hunt. The research. The world building.

How would you describe book 2 in the Freaksville series, Furry and Freaked ?
It’s different from Freaksville in many ways… there’s a love triangle, or maybe a love square… you’ll have to read to see. But, we won’t know who she picks until book three. Kasey has matured. She has to stand on her own two… er… paws. She discovers she can shift into a wolf. Not a huge spoiler, the title, Furry & Freaked does more than hint about it.

What made you choose to write this series from a teen blog format?
Blogging was natural to Kasey’s voice in Freaksville. In book two, she’s out of her element. There is less blogging. It’s told more in first person POV, which really is what Freaksville is told in, minus the comments. First person POV, is where I am most comfortable writing. However, it makes it more difficult, in ways, to tell the story. The reader only knows what the heroine does. Hence, Kasey’s visions, they are a great tool to give the reader info.

Furry and Freaked by Kitty Keswick Publisher: Leap Books Paperback Series: Freakville, #2 Sixteen-year-old Kasey Maxwell left Freaksville behind when her family moved from California to rural Pennsylvania. But she didn’t leave her troubles. Being the new chew toy… err, new girl stinks. Her Valkyrie side is growing, and the spirits become more haunting. When her visions turn bloody, Kasey must rely on new support systems--paranormal ones.

Someone at Kasey’s new high school wants to sink their claws into her. A formidable evil rises as the stars align, igniting an ancient feud. Kasey is torn between two loves and two natures--one that heeds the cool whispers of the dead and the other, a fierce predator lurking beneath, lying in wait. She must use all her allies and even her foes to save those she loves--before the moon bleeds.

This isn’t Freaksville: things are about to get a little hairy.

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Each day of The Crossroads Blog Tour, a new research question will be revealed on The Crossroad Blog Tour main page: http://judithgraves.com/events/the-crossroads-tour/crossroads-2011/ and each day the answer to that question will be found within one of the different blog posts by Crossroads Tour authors. Your job is to get the question, read the blog posts, and collect all answers by the end of the tour, on Halloween.
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