Friday, 11 December 2015

#FridayFandom: Author Interview with Suzanne van Rooyen

Today it is my pleasure to interview Suzanne van Rooyen, author of The Other Me (Harmony Ink Press) &I Heart Robot (Month9Books). Suzanne has an upcoming NA novel, Scardust, you can check out onGoodreads here. We’re lucky to get a sneak peek into her lovely mind.

1.      Tell us about your book in 140 characters or less.

This was hard! But here we go:
I ♥ Robot: A story about a girl and a robot-boy who love music, and how that girl and robot-boy accidentally discover might love each other.
The Other Me:  A girl who thinks she’s an alien falls for a boy with scars, but Treasa is willing to accept Gabriel’s baggage if he can accept who she longs to be.

2.      What would be the theme song for your books?

I ♥ Robot: Undoubtedly the song Human by Civil Twilight.
The Other Me:  This book mostly has a soundtrack of classical music by the likes of Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninov, sprinkled with a liberal amount of Marilyn Manson and Linkin Park. If there was one song to sum it all up, however, it would absolutely be The Story by 30 Seconds to Mars.

3.      Our last “M” for Monday post was on movies…specifically Mockingjay. What is your favorite YA movie and why?

Wow, this is so difficult! I mostly watch science fiction and fantasy, and have enjoyed quite a few of the YA adaptations in those genres like InkheartEragon (yeah, I know, but I ♥ Murtagh something fierce!), and theNarnia Chronicles. My favourite though is one I watched fairly recently, How I Live Now – in fact, all the adaptations featuring Saoirse Ronan are pretty high on my list.
We Read YA:  I have to jump in here and say I LOVEDHow I Live Now. Her transformation in the movie is great. *face palm* Can’t believe I have not read the book!

4.      What are you currently writing?

I’m currently working on a fantasy novel. Don’t want to say too much more about it ;)
We Read YA: I can’t wait to hear more!

5.      What are you currently reading?

Perdido Street Station by China Meiville & Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater.
We Read YA: More to add to my #TBR list!

Thanks for stopping by Suzanne. I want to add, that since our interview, Suzanne has had a cover reveal for SCARDUST, an NA sci-fi. See the cover on her blog here.

Author Bio:
The author of THE OTHER ME, I HEART ROBOT and the forthcoming SCARDUST, Suzanne is a tattooed storyteller from South Africa. She currently lives in Sweden and is busy making friends with the ghosts of her Viking ancestors. Although she has a Master’s degree in music, Suzanne prefers conjuring strange worlds and creating quirky characters. When she grows up, she wants to be an elf – until then, she spends her time (when not writing) wall climbing, buying far too many books, and entertaining her shiba inu, Lego.
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And one more scene from How I Live Now(one of my faves)!


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