Kasie West (PIVOT POINT) Stops by to Interview ME – Plus ARC G!veaway of PIVOT POINT!

Kasie West is the author of PIVOT POINT, coming from HarperTeen February 2013. Time travel, science fiction, and even paranormalcy make a play in Kasie’s debut – which I can’t wait to read.

To celebrate the countdown to PIVOT POINT’s release, Kasie’s stopping by a blog every month until February, and offering YOU a chance to win a shiny, pretty ARC before PIVOT POINT releases in the wild.

For her stop here on IceyBooks, Kasie decided to do things a little different. So. I’ll let her take it from here ;)

My book is a lot about choices. Having to choose between two hard things. So I thought a game of ‘would you rather’ with Hafsah would be fun. My kids like to play this game around the dinner table. Our favorite all time choice was submitted by my then four year old son who asked: Would you rather eat black widow spiders or eat dinner alone? Ha. Hard choice, kid, but I’m going to go with the one that involves not eating poisonous spiders.

I think choices can help us learn a lot about a person. So here’s the hard choices I present to Hafsah to answer:

Kasie: Would you rather only be able to sleep three days a week or only be able to go on the computer/Internet three days a week? (This is a hard one for me, Hafsah, but I love me some sleep, so I’d have to pick the limited computer. What about you?)

Hafsah: This is a tough one! But let’s see. If I chose to sleep only three days a week, I would end up too tired to even sit in front of my computer, so I’ll go with the limited computer – looks like I’m with you on this one!

Kasie: Would you rather be too hot (not looks wise, but temperature wise) or too cold?

Hafsah: Hot. Too cold would mean losing my fingers, toes, and who knows what else. Too hot? I can take a little sweat, no biggie. Or even a lot of sweat, I guess.

Kasie: Would you rather hate everyone or have everyone hate you?

Hafsah: Umm. I’m not a hateful person. If I was to hate everyone, I doubt I’d be able to concentrate on anything besides hate, and I wouldn’t be able to do anything else. I guess I would rather have everyone hate me. I’ll try not to let it get to me. You never know!

Kasie: Would you rather always see everything upside down or always see everything in black and white?

Hafsah: Black and white. Color is an added bonus to our lives. So I can live with black and white. Upside down? Eh, my head hurts just thinking about it.

Kasie: Would you rather always know what the people around you were thinking or always know what the people around you were feeling?

Hafsah: I think feeling and thinking go hand in hand, both one step away from each other. I’d have to say thinking. I know it would hurt my mind, with all those other thoughts swimming around, but I would rather be able to feel what I want to feel than have to carry around other people’s emotions and feelings.

Kasie: Would you rather forget how to read or forget how to write? (This is the worst choice ever.)

Hafsah: How do you expect me to answer such a question?! *takes deep breath* Okay. I love to write, mainly because I can read what I write. So. If I choose to write, I would be at a loss, because I won’t be able to, y’know, read what I’ve written. And I think I can learn how to write if I forget, so long as I can read some instructions on how!

Thanks, Hafsah, that was fun. And thanks for hosting an ARC giveaway for PIVOT POINT or your site! Good luck to everyone and happy reading (unless you answered that last question wrong and forgot how to read).

It’s a good thing my answers to Kasie’s questions haven’t come true yet, or you wouldn’t be able to read this, because, well, I wouldn’t be able to write.

Anyway, check out the oh-so-pretty cover of PIVOT POINT, read a short synopsis and enter to win an ARC!

Pivot Point

Reminiscent of the movie Sliding Doors, Pivot Point is about a girl who has the power to Search alternate futures. When faced with a life changing decision, she lives out six weeks of two different lives (in alternating chapters), both holding the potential for love and loss, and must ultimately choose which path she is willing to live through.

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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.

August 16, 2012



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    Meg K.

    August 15, 2012

    Awesome post! I agree with Hafsah on everything, though I'm feeling a little queasy after that 'would you rather forget to read or forget to write' question. :P I hope I NEVER have to make that decision. *shudder*

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    August 15, 2012

    This is my first time hearing about Pivot Point. I'm really excited to read it. It sounds like something I would really enjoy. Thanks for the intro.

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    Claire M. Caterer

    August 15, 2012

    Fun interview, Hafsah! And I loved reading about PIVOT POINT. What an intriguing story.

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    Katie @ BlookGirl

    August 15, 2012

    This was a fun interview, and very different from the typical author Q&A's you see floating around. Way to go, Hafsah and Kasie! :-) I pretty much agree with everything except rather being hot than cold. There are only so many clothes you can take off if you're hot!

    Pivot Point has been on my Wish List for a couple months now, and I'm excited to read it for myself.

    Thanks for the giveaway, ladies! <3

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    Jennifer Messerschmidt

    August 17, 2012

    Thanks for the interview and giveaway! I'm dying to read this!

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    Anstice Potts

    August 17, 2012

    I liked the interview questions, some were very tough though! I think I'd prefer to lose the skill of writing over reading because reading is one of my favourite things to do and without it I'd be completely lost. I really can't wait to read Pivot Point. I love anything to do with alternative realities so it's right up my street :)