I am super thrilled to have Katie Dale by the blog today for an interview, as a part of her tour for Someone Else’s Life. I already read Someone Else’s Life and loved it – see my review here.
In case you haven’t heard, here’s a bit about Someone Else’s Life:
When 17-year-old Rosie’s mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington’s Disease, her pain is intensified by the knowledge that she has a fifty percent chance of inheriting the crippling disease herself. Only when Rosie tells her mother’s best friend, “Aunt Sarah,” that she is going to test for the disease does Sarah, a midwife, reveal that Trudie wasn’t her real mother after all. Rosie was swapped at birth with a sickly baby who was destined to die.
Devastated, Rosie decides to trace her real mother, joining her ex-boyfriend on his gap year travels, to find her birth mother in California. But all does not go as planned. As Rosie discovers yet more of her family’s deeply buried secrets and lies, she is left with an agonizing decision of her own, one which will be the most heart breaking and far-reaching of all.
If the characters from Someone Else’s Life got stuck on a deserted island, who would fare the best? The worst? And who would get them off the island?
LOL What a great question! I think Jack would fare the best, as he’s very practical and hands-on, and he’d look after everyone else really well and make sure they all got off the island.
Kitty would definitely fare the worst – I don’t think she’d last ten minutes in her heels!
What is a book you have read recently and loved?
The Hunger Games. I LOVED it! I seriously could not put it down, it was so gripping, nerve-racking, and horrifying – and so original. Brilliant.
I love to travel, and would definitely go back to Malaysia and Thailand given half a chance. Out of the places I’ve never been, I’m really intrigued by India and Peru.
Can you tell us five random facts about yourself?
I trained as an actress
I once climbed Mount Kenya on a school trip, even though I’m the least sporty person EVER.
I am in love with Peter Pan
I was my school chess champion
I’m a terrible terrible cook
What is next for you?
I’m currently writing another stand-alone YA, this time more of a thriller. Here’s the blurb:
Tall, dark, and handsome, the first time Sasha meets mysterious Christian she knows he is The One. But Christian is hiding a terrible secret. Why does he clam up every time Sasha asks about his past? Why does he have the initials L.N. engraved on his watch? Why doesn’t he have any family – and why does he dye his blond hair black?
Then when Christian’s house goes up in flames, his tyres are slashed, and he flees for his life, Sasha insists on going with him.
But as Christian’s secret is unveiled in front of the whole world, it seems everything he’s ever told Sasha is a lie. Even his name. Her loyalties torn, her emotions in tatters, Sasha must decide whether to stand by the man she loves, or turn him over to his pursuers. Can what they’re saying about him really be true? Should she trust him? Or is she in terrible danger…?
But Christian isn’t the only one keeping secrets.
For what if their accidental meeting was no accident at all…
Now doesn’t that sound awesome? I cannot wait for it. Thanks so much Katie for stopping by the blog today.