Monday, October 15, 2012

Imogen Rose Author Interview


Book Nerd Interview

Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling series, Portal Chronicles, which has attained cult status within indie literature and become a favorite among teens and adults alike. An immunologist by profession, Dr. Rose published her first work of fiction in 2010. She now writes full time and is currently working on her second teen series, Bonfire Chronicles. Imogen was born in Sweden and has lived in several places, counting London among her favorites. She moved to New Jersey in 2001. A self-confessed Hermès addict, Imogen freely admits to being obsessed with Kurt Cobain. She enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies, and hanging out with her family, friends, and Chihuahua.

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Was there a defining moment during your youth when you realized you wanted to be a writer?

I get asked this question a lot and wish I had an awesome eye-popping moment to reference. But no. The truth is that I never yearned to be a writer; the thought never occurred to me at all.

Why is storytelling so important for all of us?

Is it? It certainly has been important historically, when major events have been remembered and shared through stories. However, that’s not a function of stories anymore. I know a lot of people who have no interest in stories and prefer factual accounts of what’s happening in the world. A lot of us enjoy the escape fiction provides. I think stories allow writers and readers to explore ideas and possibilities that are limited in the real world. These ideas and possibilities may well open up unexpected doors and visions.

What is the best piece of advice you ever received from another author?

Don’t limit yourself.

In your new book, Initiation (Bonfire Academy #1) can you tell my Book Nerd community a little about it and why they should read your novel?

Initiation is an exploration into unrestrained base instincts. It was an adventure to write, as I let myself delve into areas forbidden by human morality, but normal within my paranormal world. Initiation is about Cordelia, a student at a prestigious prep school for paranormal students. This supernatural prep school is populated by international students from the most elite of society who are blessed—and cursed—by bloodlines of the most powerful families in the world. The rule is simple… Trust No One.

What part of Cordelia did you enjoy writing the most?

I loved writing her unrestricted, organic responses to situations.

For those who are unfamiliar with Quinn, how would you introduce him?

Quinn is Cordelia’s long-term boyfriend. He is a solid and loyal partner.

If you could introduce Jagger to any character from another book, who would it be and why?

What a fun question! And I am still thinking! LOL

What are some of your current and future projects that you can share with us?

I am currently working on Fusion (the fifth book of the Portal Chronicles). Next up will be the second book of the Bonfire Chronicles.

When asked, what’s the one question you always answer with a lie?

I can’t tell you that! :D

What’s the best advice you can give writers to help them develop their own unique voice and style?

Don’t try to emulate anyone. Just let your characters take over.

Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day?

I Facebook Al, Allie, and Anne-Marie— my rocks.

What is your favorite room in your home?

I love my family room. It’s cozy, warm, and a place to relax.

Who was your first boyfriend?

I must have been about seven. It was this little boy who always followed me home from school. I called him my boyfriend even though we never spoke.

Who was the last person you hugged?

Lauren (my younger daughter)

What is the one, single food that you would never give up?

Chocolate

Where can readers stalk you?

Website
Blog
Facebook
Twitter
Pinterest



Welcome to Bonfire Academy. Set in the foothills of the alpine mountains in St.Moritz, this exclusive private school caters to a special kind of student. Enter at your own risk... but if you are human, you may not want to enter at all.

This is part one of the prequel series (Bonfire Academy) in the Bonfire Chronicles. Book two, INTEGRATION, will be released summer 2012.

You can purchase Initiation at the following Retailers:
          


And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you Imogen for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a Copy of Initiation by Imogen Rose.
2 Winners will receive a Bookmark of Initiation by Imogen Rose.
3 Winners will receive a Bookmark and Postcard of Integration by Imogen Rose.
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52 comments:

  1. at my best friend's house. She is hilarious. :)

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  2. at home with my mom =) My friends can be funny but my mom takes the cake when I need a really good laugh =D

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  3. I was at work and my coworker made a funny! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. It was the morning. I was playing with my best friend's four years old daughter.
    Demitra Giote

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  5. I was talking to my sister on the phone she was telling me what her daughter had said the other day.

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway! Wonderful interview :)

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  7. i was with my boyfriend and i said something funny i forgot what it was and it made my boyfriend and i laugh :)

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  8. With my sister! She's hilarious!
    Ileana A.-rafflecopter

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  9. I was sitting in my living room watching my daughters play together. They crack me up every day! ^__^

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  10. I was making cupcakes with my girlfriend.

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  11. I was talking to my friends about the funny things that happened to us... Thank you for this!!!

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  12. Eating Thanksgiving dinner with my family and gossiping! :D

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  13. Watching a quiz yesterday that was just hilarious. :D

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  14. I was at home with my cat when she fell from the chair while sleeping xD

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  15. i was out eating dinner at a restaurant

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  16. I was at work with my friends/coworkers...

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  17. I was with my siblings and we were making crazy faces just to make our newborn nephew smile. :)

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  18. At home with my daughter while iam watching movie madagascar 3.
    thanks for the chance

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  19. I was telling stories with my best friend on the street.

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  20. Watching the dogs play tug o war, to funny. thx

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  21. Watching my sister chasing her dog down the street :)

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  22. My husband, best friend and I were watching TV and we were playing with the puppy and he was being too cute and made a funny face so we started laughing... and couldn't stop. Then I proceeded to mimic the dog, which made us laugh even harder. :)

    -beth

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  23. At the Jeff Dunham concert I went to w/ my sister!

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  24. Last time I had a really good laugh was with my best friend and cousin. She always makes me laugh!

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  25. Watching my thirteen year old son putting in contact lenses for the first time

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  26. LOL I was with my best-friend Amal yesterday shopping for rings [I have a thing for rings, and so does she] we were gossiping and laughing so hard :)

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  27. Lunchtime with my BFFs! We talk about the strangest things, from the conception of kangaroos (don't know where that came from), me ending up in an apartment with only books as furniture, and why carbonated fruit drinks are the best thing since the invention of the automobile.

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  28. With my husband in the car, almost stopped breathing I laughed so hard...

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  29. I don't really remember, because I haven't really laughed super hard in a while. Uuumm... but maybe I was in my apartment when I watched the video of Ellen's like third time scaring her writer, Amy. It gets me every time.

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  30. I agree with godfellsilent. Whatching Ellen...

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  31. i was watching the a-team movie - hilarious. i love murdock.

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  32. I was hanging out with my husband. He always does or says something to make me laugh.

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  33. When i was talking with my best friend about an hour ago

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  34. Talking to my best friend on the phone!

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  35. With my children...sometimes they totally crack me up!!

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  36. I was watching my dogs wrestle, they always make me laugh.

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  37. I was laughing at my kids, they say and do the funniest things

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  38. I was out with my friends in the club, they said soo funny and stupid things :)

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  39. I was working. You know you work with awesome people when you can laugh with them.

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  40. Just have a wonderful time with my little 4yo niece, Saikana. she is really precious, she's dancing with gangnam style. we laugh a loud together ^^

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  41. I was riding in the car with my dad and sister, they both are totally funny seperate, but together we all are just hilarious :D

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  42. I was being silly with my husband, we manage to make each other laugh a LOT :D

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