Charlotte McConaghy's debut novel, Arrival, has been a hit with Adele, Lisa and I. After thoughly enjoying the novel the Aussie YA Alliance has chosen this week to focus on Charlotte and her novel. We conducted a MEGA chat room interview last night and it's been broken into 4 parts. (Links to the other part at the bottom of the interview).
Of all the characters you created, who is your favourite?
I'm completely in love with Jane and Fern. I can't get enough of them! Fern is ultra hot the way I imagine him!
Did you base any of the characters off of people you know?
No, they are all completely imaginary. However I did name a character after my brother Liam, in the hopes that it would one day entice him into reading it.No such luck yet. You'd think having a warrior emperor named after you would get someone reading...
What can you tell us about Book 2? We need some details (we are a little fixated on what's going to happen)
Okay, I can tell you that it is very much in the works. I finished off the second draft today!!!
What's book 2 called?
I don't have a name for it yet. I'll have to mull it over for a while yet. I'm terrible with names. I find it the most difficult thing about these books because there is so much in them!
When’s book 2 being released?
I don't have a date for it yet, but hopefully before the end of the year. Sorry, guys, I'm not being very helpful am I? Haha, yeah I'll definitely stick to the one word idea.
Who do you think you are most like...out of the Strangers?
I think what I like about all of my characters, is the fact that I can create qualities in all of them that I can aspire to. I'd like to be Jane, of course, but that's just wishful thinking. lol
Want to read the rest of the interview?
Part One: Aussie YA Alliance.
Part Two: Right here.
Part Three: Look At That Book.
Part Four: Persnickety Snark.
Arrival can be purchased online here.