Okay so I read this amazing book called Dreamwalkers and I was so excited and amazed by this book that I had to ask the author some questions. Lucky, Corinne Davis said yes and I’m the luckiest person in the world. Let’s face it–most authors are busy writing and promoting their book or if you’re not a popular blog they won’t even give you the time of day. I’m just happy that I went with my guts and asked. Corinne Davis was kind enough to answer.
Now for those who don’t know what Dreamwalker is about check out my review (Dare to Dream) that I did early. All I have to say is: kick-ass witches, true love and alternate reality. All good things to make an exciting and adventurous read. So without further ado:
HERE ARE 5 QUICK QUESTION WITH CORINNE DAVIS
1) Dreamwalkers is an amazing book. What inspired you to do this story? How did you come up with the concept of Dreamwalkers?
First of all, thank you! I guess the best way to answer this question would be to explain that I was probably the weirdest kid in Pennsylvania for most of the 80s. I used to keep my mom up at night hounding her with ridiculous questions that always hovered around science fiction. She told me, on an almost nightly basis, that I scared her. (This is when I was kindergarten age….imagine what I do now!) One of the things that fascinated me most was sleep & dreams. I must’ve asked that poor woman a million and one questions she was forced to say “I don’t know” to. As I got older, my sci-fi fascination sort of took a backseat to teenager stuff but I went back to it as an adult. One day in 2012, I was in the shower and the entire story of Dreamwalkers just sort of came to me. It played like a movie trailer in my mind. I grabbed my phone and wrote it all down in my notepad app before I could forget it and started writing later that day.
2)What do you think is the hardest part about being an author? Are there some days that make you want to give up and quit?
I’m not sure there is a hard part for me. I have always wanted to be a writer and nothing else. I have had many, many jobs since I was 15 (I’m 36 now) and almost every single one of them brought me actual mental anguish & physical pain to go to every day. When you find the thing you were born to do, it’s effortless and you love doing it. You want to do it all the time and when you aren’t doing it, you’re constantly thinking about doing it. That’s how I feel about writing. I love words & I love putting them together into weird, creepy, fascinating things.
3) For those who didn’t know, Dreamwalkers is book one in a trilogy. Can you tell us when the next book will be released? So many questions that need to be answered.
It will be released in the summer of 2015. I don’t have an exact date yet. Most likely August. (It seems so far away but time flies!) The entire story is already mapped out & there are long summaries of each of the next two books written. It’s just a matter of connecting the pieces and forming a complete story. I’m really excited about both of the upcoming books. They will answer all of your questions, I promise.
4)This next question is from your fan Jodie-ella and she wants to know what was your favorite book to read as a child?
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I also had a huge book full of fairy tales. I can’t even pick a favorite because I loved them all.
5) Okay silly question time. What is your favorite song to jam to when you’re not writing such amazing books?
My favorite band of all time is The Tragically Hip and I love everything they’ve ever written. I could listen to them all day, every day. My daughter is 11 and gets me hooked on all the top 40 stuff. I’m currently obsessed with “Bang Bang” by Jessie J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj. And this is totally embarrassing but I know the words to pretty much every One Direction song and often find myself randomly singing them (like I’m doing right now). We saw 1D in concert over the summer and I think I had more fun than my daughter did. I’ll just hang my head in shame now.