So what do you have to do?
Nothing! Sit back and read the set of questions Victoria Schwab answered for us today and wait for the winner’s announcement on September 1st (just a head’s up, it’s the day of my blogoversary, so there will be a week or so of prizes to snag!).
IceyBooks: Describe Near Witch in 7-9 words for us.
Victoria Schwab: A village, a girl, a stranger, missing children, and magic.
IceyBooks: Where did you find the inspiration for Near Witch?
Victoria Schwab: The inspiration actually came from a line, “The wind on the moors is a tricky thing.” It came out of nowhere, and I did my best to ignore it because I didn’t have a story for it. But 6 months later I sat down and knew what to do.
IceyBooks: As a debut author, what advice do have to other aspiring young writers?
Victoria Schwab: Read, of course, but also, get used to putting yourself out there. If you’re serious about publication, you’re going to have to be willing to try. Don’t be paralyzed by the fear of rejection. You WILL get rejected. Possibly a lot. Learn, and press on.
IceyBooks: What’s your favorite hobby (besides reading and writing)?
Victoria Schwab: Exercise is a huge part of my life. It brings me sanity. I run or swim every day, and it is my version of meditation.
IceyBooks: What is your favorite part of nature, the sky, trees, wind, the earth…?
Victoria Schwab:Oh, the sky. I’m enthralled by the notion of something that never repeats itself, but it always there.
IceyBooks: What’s your favorite food? Favorite color?
Victoria Schwab: Favorite food: cookies. Favorite color: slate blue.
IceyBooks: As a follower of yours on twitter, I know all about you and cookies and narwhals. If there was anyone you could change places with, who would it be and why?
Victoria Schwab: No one. Honestly. Not because I have everything, but because no one does.
IceyBooks: Ooo, I love that line. Thanks for joining us today, is there anything else you would like to add?
Victoria Schwab: Thank you so much for having me! It’s been a pleasure, and I hope you all enjoy THE NEAR WITCH. I encourage you to read it at night and with a cup of tea. And maybe a cookie.
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