Author Interview: Wynne Channing (What Kills Me)
Hi my loves. It has been a long time, right?! I really apologize for not updating much. Sometimes real life kicks you and you have to take time to pick yourself up.
Anyways, I'm here to feature this very talented I just met. Her book is probably one of the best books I've read so far this year. I will be posting a review of it soon, so please watch out for it. While waiting for it, I want you all to meet Ms. Wynne Channing. She's the author of What Kills Me, the book I was raving about. Check out her fascinating answers, just scroll down..
Tell us something about yourself. Something that would make your name stay with us.
I’m a newspaper journalist and Wynne Channing is a pen name inspired by my “stripper name.” Try it: Your middle name or your first pet’s name and then the street that you grew up on. (Write me and tell me yours!)
What made you decide to write a book?
I’ve always wanted to write novels. I just got distracted by the news.
What is your first ever read? The one that made you fall in love with books?
The first novel that I remember being freaked out by was Roald Dahl’s The Witches. I thought every scary lady was really a bald witch with no toes.
What is the hardest part of being an author?
I love to write. But I’m not good at selling. Unfortunately, if you don’t sell what you write...no one will read it :)
What are the perks of being an author?
I’ve done many happy dances after hearing from readers. I’m running out of ridiculous dance moves!
Where did you get the inspiration to give life to your characters?
I draw inspiration from real life. I have the great fortune of having met a lot of amazing people and written a lot of inspiring, tragic, powerful news stories. They all find a place in my book.
If there's an opportunity, would you like to turn your books into the big screen?
I’ve been told that What Kills Me is very cinematic. As a movie lover, I’d love to see it on the big screen.
When the word 'Hunk' is uttered, who is the first person that comes into your mind?
Who is that one "HOT" celebrity you would want to marry? (If you're not married.)
No clue. Celebrity marriages don’t last that long.
If you're going to heaven, who is that ONE person you'd want to be with?
My dude. We’d laugh all day until they kicked us out.
If you're going to hell, who is that ONE person that you would drag with you?
I’d take someone who needs the major heat rash. Like that telemarketer who always calls me at dinnertime.
What is your next move as an author?
I’m working on the sequel to What Kills Me so there will be more adventures with Lucas and Zee. And of course, more blood.
Thank you Ms. Wynne Channing for sharing all these stuff with us. I'm actually pretty excited that there would be a sequel of What Kills Me. It's a really great book and I'm not really ready to let go of Lucas and Zee.
Author: Wynne Channing
Published: June 6, 2012
Publisher: Jet & Jack Press
An ancient prophecy warns of a girl destined to cause the extinction of the vampire race. So when 17-year-old Axelia falls into a sacred well filled with blood and emerges a vampire, the immortal empire believes she is this legendary destroyer. Hunted by soldiers and mercenaries, Axelia and her reluctant ally, the vampire bladesmith Lucas, must battle to survive.
How will she convince the empire that she is just an innocent teenager-turned bloodsucker and not a creature of destruction? And if she cannot, can a vampire who is afraid of bugs summon the courage to fight a nation of immortals?
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About the Author:
Wynne Channing is a national newspaper reporter and young adult novelist. Wynne loves telling stories and as a journalist, she has interviewed everyone from Daniel Radcliffe and Hugh Jackman to the president of the Maldives and Duchess Sarah Ferguson. The closest she has come to interviewing a vampire is sitting down with True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard (he didn’t bite).
She briefly considered calling her debut novel “Well” so then everyone would say: “Well written by Wynne Channing.”