Author of YA Scifi hit Anomaly
It’s that time again. The little segment I like to call 5 Quick Questions. Today I’m honored to have the incredible Tonya Kuper. If you don’t know who she is you might have been living under a rock. She is the author of the 2014 runaway hit Anomaly. Anomaly is about Josie who has the power to bend reality to her will. Too bad there are people who want to kill her and anybody out there with that sort of power.
Anyway, enough of my blabbing. You want to know the dark and dirty secrets of Tonya Kuper. Okay, they might not be dark and dirty but there are definitely some secrets. Well I hope there are some secrets share. You just have to read for yourself and find out. Without further delay here are 5 Quick Questions with Tonya Kuper.
1)Congratulations on your huge success. Anomaly is steadily climbing the charts. How does it feel to see your book out there in the wild with the likes of Lindsay Cummings, Sara Raasch, and Rachel Hawkins…etc? I mean Anomaly is a phenomenal piece of writing. The buzz is spreading.
*blushes* Aw, shucks! Thank you and thank you for reading!!! It is so freaking surreal to see my book on shelves, but, like you said, what makes it even crazier is having it next to authors I admire. It’s a dream come true – something I’ve been working toward for years.
2) Josie the main Protagonist has some rad powers. Some out is there world, Matrix like powers. Where did the idea and story of Anomaly come from?
The publisher of Entangled asked my agent if she has an author who could write teen SciFi and my agent recommended me. The publisher, and now my editor, said she’d like a SciFi set in contemporary times based on a quantum physics theory (Schrödinger’s Cat Experiment) using dual POV’s. Based on that, I read for hours and hours on quantum physics, wrote a synopsis and the first two chapters of Anomaly. She liked my ideas and signed me for a trilogy!
3)Okay can we talk about Reid? I sense a lot of book crushes coming Reid’s way. Not only is he protective of Josie and the ones he loves but he’s complex. How did the beauty of Reid come about? Is he base on someone you know? If so, name and number please…lol.
Bahaha! Reid’s physical appearance was inspired by Chase Crawford – I really dig dark hair and blue eyes. But his personality was determined by Josie. He had to have a different thought process than brainiac Josie and since she is so logical, it was only natural that Reid was lead by his gut. I also had to take in his background, so his militaristic position had to play into creating him too. His two sides would inevitably war against each other. Unfortunately, he’s not based on anyone I know IRL so I don’t have a number for ya. Bummer!
4)Time for some fun. If you had the time of powers that Josie have, how would you use them? And would you be terrified or excited to have such powers?
I’d use Oculi powers (like Josie’s) for super important issues — like creating documents, events, and whatever else needed to meet Benedict Cumberbatch (then he’d realize I was his one true love). ;D I’d also clean my house with a simple observation. And I’d be absolutely terrified of my abilities. It would be too much power for an emotional, crazy writer like me to have. I’m not as logical or smart as Josie – I’d surely screw up some massive way!
5) Last question. Christmas time is here so if Santa could give you any gift in the world, what would that gift be? For me it’s an infinite bookshelf. Too many books and not enough space.
Oh, this is a hard question! I’d ask for something that would make it so I didn’t require sleep. 🙂 I’d have more time in the day!! I could read more books, watch the shows I’m behind on, get laundry done so I could spend more time with my boys, write more, and find more gifs of Ian Somerhalder and Chris Pine!
I would like to thank Tonya Kuper for stopping by. This was a fun rockin’ good time. Your adoring fans can’t wait until the second book in the Schrodinger Consortium series comes out. We need more Reid. Yum!
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*Side note: I was behind schedule during the December month so that is why you see a Christmas question. Either way I hope that you enjoyed 🙂
Reality is only an illusion.
Worst. Birthday. Ever.
My first boyfriend dumped me—happy birthday, Josie!—my dad is who knows where, I have some weird virus that makes me want to hurl, and now my ex is licking another girl’s tonsils. Oh, and I’m officially the same age as my brother was when he died. Yeah, today is about as fun-filled as the swamps of Dagobah. But then weird things start happening…
Like I make something materialize just by thinking about it.
When hottily-hot badass Reid Wentworth shows up on a motorcycle, everything changes. Like, everything. Who I am. My family. What really happened to my brother. Existence. I am Oculi, and I have the ability to change reality with my thoughts. Now Reid, in all his hotness, is charged with guiding and protecting me as I begin learning how to bend reality. And he’s the only thing standing between me and the secret organization that wants me dead…