Hi, folks! Today we have Dave Ferraro, the author of Dark Genesis doing an interview as part of the Dark Genesis Blog Tour. I'm so excited to be a part of this awesome blog tour.
And I hope you guys will check out the book and enter the fabulous giveaway that Dave is hosting to win $40 gift card from Amazon or B&N!
When did you decide to become a writer and why?
I grew up reading hundreds of YA books, and I loved them. I tried to read every YA book that came out each year (and did it, for the most part, since there were a lot fewer teen books coming out back then, and they were a lot shorter). I often found myself looking at the cover of the book, and with the synopsis, coming up with my own version of how the story was going to go before I actually read the book. Sometimes, my ideas were better than what I was reading, so I decided to write my own books.
Where did you get the inspiration to write the book?
I really like stories about magic, and there’s so many different ways it can be used (astral projection, telling the future with tarot cards, using runes, etc) that I thought it would be neat to have a world of witches, separated into covens by those characteristics. And years ago, my boyfriend and I were talking about creating a comic book about a group of characters that travel to a world run by monsters, so I merged the ideas into this awesome story.
What do you think is totally unique about your story?
I think that there are plenty of original things in Dark Genesis. One thing that I’m particularly fond of is the take I had on vampires, drawing on nature for my inspiration for the “ticks,” insect-based blood-sucking vampires rather than the traditional bat-based ones.
Can you describe the book in 5 words.
Amnesiac battles monsters for witches.
Your favourite character from the book?
I like a lot of the characters, but I am fond of Eric, just because I tend to focus on female characters in my books, and Eric is just a really great male character, chivalrous and funny.
Favourite book of all time and why?
My favourite book of all-time is “The Mysteries of Udolpho” by Ann Radcliffe. I really enjoy reading the classics, and this one really established the Gothic novel. It’s just epic, with great battle sequences, chilling mysteries, star-crossed lovers…and it’s just drenched in atmosphere. It’s amazing.
Favourite holiday destination?
I love Seattle. It’s an absolutely beautiful city, very green, with lots of art and history. And I love rain. I would never get bored there.
If someone made a movie based on your life, which actor/actress will you pick to be you?
Dave Franco. Or someone else as equally sexy and charming. But those are obviously the two most important qualities to fill my shoes. J
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