Written by: Jill Sheets
Recently I had the honor of interviewing author Beth Revis. Continue to read on and learn more about her, her books and what five things people may not know about her.
R: Tell our readers a little bit about yourself.
B: I’m very boring: I like to read, write, and travel. I’m a total fangirl, especially with Doctor Who, Sherlock, and Firefly.
R: Tell us about your book “Shades of Earth.”
B: Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Ruled by chaos. Now it’s time to come home. But life on Centauri-Earth is far from perfect. Threats from the planet and from within the colony are tearing them apart, although Elder and Amy do all they can to keep it together. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed–friends, family, life on Earth–will have been meaningless.
R: Tell us about the other books in the Across the Universe series.
B: The short answer is that they’re a murder mystery…in space! The first book, Across the Universe, follows Amy’s journey as she wakes up from cyrogenic sleep on board a generational space ship a little too early, and her adventures with Elder, the boy destined to become the captain of the ship. The second book reveals many new mysteries and lies, which is all concluded in the third novel.
B: I’m a fan of Molly Quinn for Amy, and a younger Utkarsh Ambudkar for Elder.
R: Tell us about “As They Slip Away.”
B: “As They Slip Away” is a novella that tells the story of a background character in the books. Selene is seen briefly in the AtU books, but her story is far more tragic than Amy’s.
R: Tell everyone about your blog.
R: Where can people get your books?
B: Anywhere! Here are links:
Would you like a signed copy? Contact: Malaprops.
R: What are you currently working so?
B: A new novel! I can’t say much about it except that it’s science fiction.
R: Who is your favorite author?
B: C.S. Lewis
R: What are five things people do not know about you?
B: I have a weird thumb—it was broken as a child and now looks smaller than the other one. I can play the piano—poorly. I named my dog after Sirius Black in the Harry Potter books. I married my high school sweetheart. My favorite color is gray.
R: I read that you like to travel. How many places have you visited and what has been you favorite place to visit so far?
B: I will always love London, New York, and Paris—but I also have a very special fondness in my heart for the country of Malta, the first nation I visited abroad.
R: What advice would you give someone who wanted to become an author?
B: Make your own rules.
R: Other than this one, what is the strangest question you have ever been asked?
B: In a job interview, I was once asked “If you could be any flavor salad dressing, which would you be and why?”
R: Are you on any social networking sites? If so, which ones and what are their addresses? Do you have an official website?
R: Is there anything else you would like to add or say to your readers?
B: Thanks for reading!
R: Beth, thank you for the interview. It was an honor. Have a great day.