Monday, February 6, 2012

{Interview} with Chelsea Fine- Author of Anew

Hey Everyone! I'm here today with a very special guest! The beautiful, talented Chelsea Fine! Yep! Exciting right? Well on to the Interview!! :)...........

~~~~~~~*About the Book*~~~~~~~

Anew (The Archers of Avalon #1)
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Two years ago, Scarlet awoke in the forest alone, afraid, and unable to remember anything. Lost and confused, her life was a mystery...until she met a boy with a familiar voice.

Gabriel Archer has a voice from her past, and Scarlet's determined to remember why. She immerses herself in his life only to discover he has a brother he's kept hidden from her: Tristan Archer.

Upon meeting Tristan, Scarlet's world becomes even more muddled. While she's instinctively drawn to Gabriel, she's impossibly drawn to Tristan--and confused out of her mind. As she tries to piece together her history Scarlet realizes her past...might just be the death of her. {Goodreads}

(Playlist for ANEW available at

~~~~~~~*The Interview*~~~~~~~ 
*The main color for your book is purple and your website is purple. Is there a specific reason behind the purple? (Not that I don't like it. As you can tell it is my favorite color. Just look around the blog!) ;) Haha. The purple was actually an accident. I was working on the cover in Photoshop and I meant to color the background gray, but I accidentally hit the purple button instead, and bam! The entire background turned purple and I froze. It was beautiful. And it was exactly what I didn't know I wanted my cover to be. :)

*What lead you to write Anew? My sister and I were having a conversation one day about forbidden love and how tragic it is to love someone you can't--or shouldn't--have. I said something like, "I should write a story about two brothers in love with the same girl, because that's the most tragic love triangle of all." And my sister encouraged me to start outlining a story right then. So, I did.

*What was your "When I grow up" dream as a kid? Oh, man. I totally wanted to be a rock star, haha! I wanted to be a famous singer and wear high heels on stage with my electric guitar. I was going to be the next Sheryl Crow. Haha.

*Why did you choose your love triangle to be between two brothers? Because of the family dynamic. Most love triangles involve two guys who hate one another. Two guys who don't respect each other and can't stand to be around one another. Brothers, however, love each other. Making it harder for them to be selfish about the girl they care about because they don't want to hurt each other, you know? A love triangle with brothers is beautifully tragic.
"Me: Wow! I love this answer Chelsea! I had never thought of it that way before but genius! Now I want all the books to be brothers haha"

*Eye color, style, fitness, bravery, sense of protection, those are all great qualities in swoon worthy boys (fiction and non-fiction). What are your favorite to write, read or see? :) Selflessness is my favorite character trait in a guy. After that, I'd have to go with: passionate, intelligent and delicious. :) We all want out guys to be delicious....

*Writing with a deadline can be stressful. What is your way of relieving that stress? Haha, coffee! Just kidding. But I do drink a ton of coffee in order to stay awake and finish my manuscripts. :) Basically, I handle stress by giving myself something to look forward to. Usually in the form of a TV show or a movie. I tell myself, "Just 9,000 more words and then I can watch True Blood," or, "Just three more chapters and I can get caught up on The Secret Circle." I bribe myself, essentially. Haha. But it works for me, and it keeps me motivated to finish my work on time.

*What is your first step in the book writing process (the characters, a book name, character names, etc.) I love this question! Ready?.... The first thing I do when starting a new book is write the most intense chapter! For instance, with Anew, the very first chapter I wrote was the one where Scarlet finds out what the design she remembers really is. I wrote that scene, clicked save, and then started back at Chapter 1. It's a little unconventional, but it makes me excited to write all the chapters leading up to THE chapter because I already know what's coming. :)

~~~~~~~*About the Author*~~~~~~~

Chelsea lives in Phoenix, AZ where she spends most of her time writing young adult fiction, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.

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Thanks for stopping by you guys! And major thanks to the awesome Chelsea! Thank you So very much for letting me interview! Absolutely adore your answers! Hope to see you back on the blog some time! Hope you guys enjoyed the interview as much as me! Have a great Monday! :)


  1. I loved your interview with Chelsea!She is so Awesomesauce!I loved Anew,n can't wait for book 2 this summer!

    1. Lol thanks! I had a blast interviewing her! She is indeed Awesomesauce! Lol Thanks for stopping by!! :)

  2. Awesome interview, indeed! I laughed at some of Chelsea's answers, especially the part where she rewards herself for finishing one or two chapters. I'm totally the same, especially when my favorite show is on that night! Haha. Really fun interview! I never even thought of asking some of these questions before, so thanks for the idea! And yay for PURPLE! Love, love, love the color, cover, and story of Anew! I think I just found a new book!:)

    1. Thanks! Lol right??? I do that sometimes to..set a goal and I can't do anything until I'm done with it! It's very affective! Lol your welcome! I love purple too! Can't you tell? Lol it's my fav. color of all time!! :D Awesome! Tell me what you think when you get to read it!! Thanks for stopping by Rockee!! :D


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