I’m so thrilled to be part of Jaclyn Moriarty’s blog tour for her newest book A Corner of White. It sounds like such a unique and adventurous book. I can’t wait to read it. Here’s a interview with Jaclyn and after reading this you will be even more excited to get your hands on the book! (There’s an awesome giveaway too)
Can you tell us a little about A Corner of White?
It’s the story of a girl named Madeleine who lives in our world, and a boy named Elliot, who lives in the Kingdom of Cello. They begin writing letters to each other through a crack that opens up between their worlds. The crack is in a parking meter.
You’ve written so many books, do you have a favorite book or a favorite character?
I still think about Lydia, Emily and Cassie (from the Year of Secret Assignments)— I felt very close to them when I was writing the Ashbury books. And I feel very protective toward Bindy Mackenzie (from The Murder of Bindy Mackenzie) because she is the least popular girl in the school. But I think my new favourite character is Elliot Baranksi from A Corner of White. He is loosely based on a teenage crush I once had so it’s like I get to spend all my time time hanging out with that boy, and waiting to see what he’ll do next.
If you could have dinner with any 3 authors (dead or alive) who would they be?
I like this kind of question because it feels like you’re offering me time travel. I think I’d choose Plato, Shakespeare (or Mark Twain), and Jane Austen. But I’d like to request a translator for Plato.
What was the best book you read in 2012?
There was a lot of high-quality escapism in my reading in 2012 – I loved books by Diana Wynne Jones, Eva Ibbotson, and P.G. Wodehouse. But I think the best book I read was The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty, and not just because she’s my sister. It’s riveting, funny, dark, complexand incredibly thought-provoking.
What are you working on now?
A Corner of White is the first book in the ‘Colours of Madeleine trilogy’. I’ve just finished writing book two, and I’m planning book 3 at the moment. Around the edges of that I’m writing a novel about a teenage girl who starts getting chapters frrom a self-improvement book sent to her anonymously, and a book about a ten-year-old girl whose parents have been taken by pirates.
Jaclyn Moriarty is the prize-winning, best-selling author of novels for young adults and adults including Feeling Sorry for Celia and The Year of Secret Assignments. Jaclyn grew up in Sydney, lived in England, the US, and Canada, and now lives in Sydney again. She is very fond of chocolate, blueberries, and sleep.
Now for the giveaway! Here’s what you can win:
Open to US residents only. You must be 13 or older to enter. Just leave a comment to enter! Ends 4/12
Today The Colors of Madeleine tour also stops by I Read Banned Books to feature “Greedy for Grays”! So check that out! If you still want more check out the rest of the tour stops: