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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

One Word Interview with Bethany Wiggins

Today's One Word Interviewee is Bethany Wiggins, whose new book Stung was released just yesterday!

You've managed to survive the apocalypse. What civilized item do you miss the most?

Ah, yes, Wouldn't we all!

You're having your favorite author over for dinner. What are you serving?

Smart lady!

If you could become any animal, which one would you be?

How Wonderful! I think I would love that too.

You find yourself set down in your latest book. Which character do you find first?
Jonah Tarsis.

Intriguing. Can't wait to get to know him!

You're performing on Broadway! What show are you in?
Phantom of the Opera.

Good choice!

Bethany Wiggins has always been an avid reader, but not an avid writer. She failed ninth grade English because she read novels instead of doing her homework. In high school, she sat alone at lunch and read massive hardback fantasy novels (Tad Williams and Robert Jordan anyone?). It wasn't until the end of her senior year that the other students realized she was reading fiction--not the Bible.

Several years later, Bethany's sister dared her to start writing an hour a day until she completed a novel. Bethany wrote a seven-hundred page fantasy novel that she wisely let no one read--but it taught her how to write. The rest is history.

Fiona doesn't remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered-her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire neighborhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right wrist-a black oval with five marks on either side-that she doesn't remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. And she's right. When the honeybee population collapsed, a worldwide pandemic occurred and the government tried to bio-engineer a cure. Only the solution was deadlier than the original problem-the vaccination turned people into ferocious, deadly beasts who were branded as a warning to un-vaccinated survivors. Key people needed to rebuild society are protected from disease and beasts inside a fortress-like wall. But Fiona has awakened branded, alone-and on the wrong side of the wall . . .


Terry W. Ervin II said...

Food...I thought Clean Water :)

Angie said...

That would also be important. I thought of toilet paper myself.

Donna K. Weaver said...

Loved her first book Can't wait to read this one!

Julie Daines said...

Sounds like an interesting book. I love the cover!

JoAnn Arnold said...

I enjoyed this interview, and I'm looking forward to reading her book. Thank you

Angie said...

Thank you, ladies.

Michelle Davidson Argyle said...

What a brilliant way to do an interview!