Here they are:
Who is cuter, Fizzgig from The Dark Crystal, or Gizmo from Gremlins? :) Because I have a soft spot for both of them and could probably never choose between them.
Fizzgig! Because Gizmo never does this:
Which character was the most difficult to write?
Funnily enough it's Calla. You'd think I'd be smart enough not to choose the most difficult character as the narrator of my series. Calla is tough to pin down because she tries hard to bury her feelings, worrying that they might keep her from being the alpha she should be. She's more concerned about being a good leader and a strong warrior than dealing with her fears and secret desires. Sometimes getting a read on her emotions was like pulling teeth, but I knew from the very beginning that it was her story so I didn't have much choice.
LynseyNewton asks My question is - what book do you WISH you had written? It can be any book out there in existence.
Wow - that's hard. I wish I had written Marion Zimmer Bradley's The Firebrand, which is one of my all-time favorite books. It's a brilliant retelling of the Fall of Troy from the perspective of the princess and priestess Kassandra.
You're chosen to pick two books to send on the next Voyager space craft. In the hope that aliens will find it and the items - what two books would you pick and why?
Yikes! So much responsibility. Also - I wonder if the aliens are benevolent or hostile because if it's the latter I feel like I should send them scary books that make humans seem evil and best avoided like an Edgar Allan Poe or Shirley Jackson anthology so they'll stay away.
But assuming they're nice, happy aliens I'd like to send the Harry Potter series (yes, I'm cheating and calling the series one book) and Michel Rolph Trouillot's Silencing the Past, which is one of my favorite books about confronting history.
Tez Miller asks
If you're Professor Chaos, then who is your General Disarray? ;-)Definitely my husband. While I'm an out-of-control idealist he's very sensible. So when I, like Professor Chaos, come up with vast plans for world domination my husband very pragmatically helps me sort out what's viable, what's silly, and what the Simpsons have already done.
Congrats to the winners!!! Send your mailing address to: andreacremerwrites (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll send your ARC.
Thanks to everyone who offered a question - I'll continue to post answers in the coming weeks. Also - keep an eye out for more giveaways this summer.