Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Kelly Green Interview/Borrowing Abby Grace giveaway!

Hi everyone! Today I have the lovely Kelly Green, author of the Abby Grace series, here for an interview!

Can you tell us a little about your novel Borrowing Abby Grace?

Twitter version: Abby Grace wakes up to find she is a ghost with missing memories and
must rescue a kidnapped boy or be trapped in a strange body forever.

What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Overcoming writer’s block. Best feeling in the world!

Where did you get the idea for this series?
I got approached by my publisher to do a series of Nancy Drew-esque novellas, only
modernized with a sassy protagonist and a supernatural element. I’ve always loved
sassy protagonists and supernatural books so I jumped at the chance. What especially
excited me is reversing the traditional ghost story setup. Usually in ghost stories the
protagonist is alive and solves an old unexplained mystery, some lingering hurt, and
then the ghost goes away. But with Abby, she’s dealing with the very real problems of
living people. They’re going on right now, these urgent and suspenseful dilemmas.

I know borrowing Abby Grace is the first of many in this series, how many books are you
thinking of writing for Abby Grace?
My third book in the Borrowing Abby Grace series is scheduled to be released in
early December. And I’m currently working on books 4, 5 and 6. They’re a trilogy I’m
tentatively entitling “Nemesis.” But the show could go on…

Do you plan on writing any other books in different genres?
Not at the moment. I’m working on Borrowing Abby Grace for the time being, but who
knows where things will go from there!

What is the best book that you have read this past year and why?
The Hunger Games. Although I really should start reading happier books…but they are
just so addicting and I can’t wait for the movie!

What was your favorite book growing up and why?
I wish I had more time to read. I do still read at night, before going to bed, but not like
I used to. Some of my all-time favorite books are: Coraline, Phillip Pullman’s His Dark
Materials trilogy, A Wrinkle in Time, The Book Thief, The Curious Incident of the Dog in
the Nighttime, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events series, and anything by
Roald Dahl.

Are there books you would recommend to fellow bloggers and readers out there?
Definitely check out The Dig by Audrey Hart. She’s a new author just like me, working
with Backlit Fiction, and her debut novel is so so good! The Dig is the first book in a
trilogy that follows outsider Zoe Calder on her travels through time to Ancient Greece
where she discovers that she has special powers and battles the Greek gods! If you like
YA and mythology, it’s a must read.

Thank's Kelly for answering my questions!
Kelly also has graciously offered to give away ONE copy of Borrowing Abby Grace to one lucky winner from the US ONLY! Please enter the contest below and good luck!


  1. I just started following you by email and twitter about a week ago, but already I love your reviews and I find them really informative and really enjoyable to read! :) I can't wait to see future reviews! If you want, I am a new book blogger and if you could check out my blog I would be really honored and appreciative! Happy Reading!


  2. Great interview and it looks like a great book. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  3. It sounds like a really interesting read!

  4. Just started following! Sounds fantastic :D
    GFC & email follower!

    I can't wait to read future reviews!

    Kara D

  5. Heard so much about this book, and I definitely need to get my hands on it! Great interview and thanks for the amazing giveaway :D

  6. Sounds like a very promising read! I'll be checking this one out for sure.


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