Remember the other day I shared this really cool new book, Harmless? Well, I was so intrigued that I tracked down the author and asked her for an interview. Katherine Dell is a young adult fiction author fascinated by the supernatural and the stories that surround them. She began her writing endeavours in 2011 when she wanted to reinvent herself from her previous career as an event planner. When she’s not writing, she can be found in cold hockey arenas sipping coffee, working on her tan at little league games, or trying to keep her dog out of her many gardens. She lives with her husband, two boys, and fur babies, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Let's get down to the interview!
Hello, Katherine, welcome to An Angell's Life of Bookish Goodness. How are you?
I’m restless, yet optimistic. The official start to the promotions of my new book starts in just a few weeks and I’m excited to see the results!
On a cold day: coffee, tea, cocoa or something a bit stronger, and why?
Coffee all the way! I love coffee so much I wish I could hook it via IV to my veins. Alas, I can’t handle very much caffeine. So, I’m usually found drinking things with a little less kick.
I have to balance my coffee intake too. What is the current book you are promoting?
My current book I’m promoting is my YA, Paranormal, Thriller, called HARMLESS. Here’s a short blurb to get you hooked.
Be careful what you wish for.
After moving from Vancouver to isolated Hazelton, BC, high school senior Rachel Barnes hopes she’ll finally find closure and a sense of direction after tragedy has torn her family apart. When she and her friends discover the old spirit box her grandmother gave her, they see it as a chance to wish their troubles away. But the Great Spirits—deer, crow, bear, and the mythical wendigo—give away nothing for free.
So instead of worrying about fitting in and finding a boyfriend, Rachel finds herself in a race to control the malevolent spirit who’s taken up residence in Mason Allen, who she fears and craves in equal measure. What began as a harmless game forces Rachel to confront her past—and offers her a future she never imagined.
It sounds SO GOOD! If you could have your book made into a movie, who would you want to direct it?
M. Night Shyamalan, hands down. Maybe he could even do a cameo in it. I’ve seen him in one or two of his movies. He’s known for his movies with supernatural plots and twists at the end. His movie, Lady in the Water is one of my favorites.
If your book were made into a movie, who would you cast?
Personally, I think it would make a better TV series than a movie, but I wouldn’t be one to argue if someone wanted to make it into one! The three main characters in the book are Rachel, Mason, and Nate. For Rachel, I would cast Chloe Grace Moretz. She’s down-to-earth, pretty, but can portray a character with a darker side. For Mason, I would choose Alexander Nifong. Mostly on his looks alone; those eyes … whew. And Nate, I would choose twenty-one-year-old, Rick Mora. Except, you’d need a time machine, or a cloning machine. Rick Mora, although stunning, is far too old to play the role of Nate.
I love Rick Mora. His Native Man modeling series is so beautiful. What is your next project?
The sequel to Harmless of course! Harmless is the first book in a proposed three book series. The next books in the series will be Mavens, and then Tempest. I’m hoping to have the next one out in the spring /summer of 2018.
I’m also working on a YA, Post-Apocalyptic book. I can't really say much about it. We’ll see where it goes.
Thanks so much for joining us, Katherine!
Thanks for interviewing me today, Heidi. I wish you good reading and good writing.
Katherine was so delighted with my Teaser Tuesday post that she has offered to do a cool Rafflecopter for us! Click the link and enter for a chance to win!