Interview with Pam Bachorz — Author of Drought

Yesterday, I flipped over the last page of Drought – an incredible novel that was released today. You can find out more about how much I liked the book in my review, right now, its time to learn more about the author behind the book :)

IceyBooks: Describe DROUGHT in 7-9 words.
Pam Bachorz: Enslaved girl in hidden community dreams of freedom and love.
IB: Where did you find the inspiration for DROUGHT?

PB: It started with a vision of a glass of water, with blood dripping into it. From there I started to ask myself where the water came from, and whose blood that was.
IB: Which character did you most enjoy writing?

PB: I love all my characters like my own children! Even the bad, bad, bad ones. I think the main character, Ruby, was my favorite. I loved watching her grow into her own and make some very tough decisions.

IB: What is your favorite hobby (besides reading and writing)?
PB: Well, reading is definitely my main hobby. Besides that, I am hooked on doing any kind of group fitness class that involves dancing, especially Zumba and Body Jam. I might be flailing my way through it, but I love it!

IB: Did you always want to be a writer?

PB: Yes. The very first ambition I ever had was to be a writer–I used to dictate books to my mother, back in preschool.

IB: If you weren’t an author what would you have been?

PB: Oh, probably an actress–something I seriously considered in high school, but then I decided it was too risky! Which means I didn’t really, really, want it, I think. For me, writing is a type of performance. I get to be every character in my book, and direct the audience’s eyes to exactly the right part of the stage. Authors get to be directors, set decorators, producers, actors, all in one!

IB: What’s your favorite color?
PB: It changes, but right now I’d say the deep blue twilight of a winter sky, just after sunset.
IB: Would you die your hair that same color :D?
EN: I have considered it, actually, but deep blue would look really heinous against my pale pale pinky skin. Maybe I need to just get a blue wig.
Thanks for taking the time to tell me and my readers a little about yourself, Ms Bachorz! Pam Bachorz’s latest novel Drought will be released on 1/25/11 (today!) from EgmontUSA.
I suggest you pick up a copy ASAP!


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    Julia :)

    January 25, 2011

    Haha I love the question about asking if she would dye her hair that color. Too funny. XD I'm definitely gonna pick this book up sometime! It sounds good. :)

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    January 25, 2011

    What a fun interview. She seems like a very spunky author.

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    January 26, 2011

    Nice fun interview! I was a bit worried about the blue hair question for a second, but it all turned out okay in the end. A hairy situation (LOL).

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    Sophia the Writer

    January 26, 2011

    What a great interview! I always love learning about the authors themselves.

    I'll certainly follow you.

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