Thursday, November 12, 2015

Dangerous Lies Spotlight: Q & A with the fabulous Becca Fitzpatrick!!

Today I am super excited and honored to be featuring Becca Fitzpatrick and her newest book, Dangerous Lies!  I'm a long-time fan of this wonderful author---her Hush, Hush series is one of the things that got me started in my love for YA!

Now Becca has set her talents on a series of stand-alone intense psychological thrillers. The first one was Black Ice, and now she's come out with this beauty:

Stella Gordon is not her real name. Thunder Basin, Nebraska, is not her real home. This is not her real life.

After witnessing a lethal crime, Stella Gordon is sent to the middle of nowhere for her own safety before she testifies against the man she saw kill her mother’s drug dealer.

But Stella was about to start her senior year with the boyfriend she loves. How can she be pulled away from the only life she knows and expected to start a new one in Nebraska? Stella chafes at her protection and is rude to everyone she meets. She’s not planning on staying long, so why be friendly? Then she meets Chet Falconer and it becomes harder to keep her guard up, even as her guilt about having to lie to him grows.

As Stella starts to feel safer, the real threat to her life increases—because her enemies are actually closer than she thinks…

A  Q & A with Becca Fitzpatrick
•In 5 words, paint us a picture of Dangerous Lies.
Damaged heroine, sexy cowboy, redemption. 

•Tell us about the main characters in Dangerous Lies and what you hope people connect with about them.
I hope readers give Stella a chance. She is not easy to love. She’ll push you away.  Consider  yourself warned! Chet, on the other hand, makes everything easy for the reader. He’s sweet, sexy, and a true hero. He’s just as damaged as Stella, but he handles his grief differently. Not better, just differently. Theirs isn’t a perfect story. But it feels authentic. In the end, I feel like they earn their relationship.

•Where do you hide away from the world to write?  Where’s your ideal writing space?
I write at home. In my office. In silence. I know, I know! Too much excitement! 

•What kind of books did you like reading as a teen?
Sweet Valley High. I loved all the drama. I also loved the classics. Like, I was crazy for Heathcliff. He was my book boy crush. Now that I’m an adult, he terrifies me. 

•Is there anyone special, a teacher or mentor, who inspired you on your path to becoming a writer?
I think authors inspired me. I loved reading. I loved stories. I told myself, “They did it. You can too.”

•Have any advice for those tackling NaNoWriMo this year?
Give yourself permission to find your own process. What works for one writer isn’t universal. I’ve been told a hundred times during my career, “Don’t edit as you go!” But I do. It works for me.

•Okay, everyone who visits Stories & Sweeties answers this one:  
  Do you like cupcakes? Frosting or cake better? ?
Frosting! Totally. 

photo credit: Krista Sidwell Photography
Becca Fitzpatrick's Hush, Hush saga, including Hush, Hush;CrescendoSilence; and Finale all debuted as New York Times best-sellers. She graduated with a degree in health, which she promptly abandoned for storytelling. When not writing, she's most likely running, prowling sales racks for shoes, or traveling. She lives in Colorado with her family.


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