Friday, May 17, 2013

Author Interview and Giveaway!

We all love author interviews! :) With me today is Axel Avian. Let's see what he has to say about his book, Domino 29.

1: If you had the power to keep earth at one season for a year which season would it be?
Tough question! I would have to go with Summer though. For the beach.

2: If you were a Superhero what would your name be?
I think I would be The Amazing Dog Man.

3: If you were a superhero what would your theme song be?
Something Epic. Ride of the Valkyries most likely.

4: If you could be any ruler from the past who would you be?
Julius Caesar

5: If you could be any villian or rebel from a book who would you be and from what book?
Probably Richard the Third From Richard III. He is such an intelligent man on  overcame terrible odds to exact his revenge. Do plays count?

6: If you started a band what kind of songs would you sing and what would you call your band?
Rock. We would be called the Anti-Rose. (not that I don't like guns'n'roses music, I'm just not that chuffed to share a name with its lead singer.)

7: If you were a character in a book would you be the villian, the kick-butt hero, or the man/damsel in distress?
I'd hope to be the hero!

8: What was your inspiration to writing Domino 29?
I feel like there is a gap in the teen market for a contemporary role model with a traditional brand of honour. Colt is a highly principled young man in a very tough world. My hope is that he will always strive to do the right thing, even when it is incredibly hard and dangerous. In other words, I feel like Colt must have been brought up reading Rudyard Kipling's IF every night. 

9: If the Domino 29 was made into a movie who would you want to play Colt and Talya?
                  I suppose for Talya, I would audition the girl from Modern Family (Sarah Hyland), or someone like a young Mila Kunis. For Colt a younger Colton Haynes or  Logan Lerman.

          10: What would you want the movie's theme song to be?
Something like Super Massive Black Hole by Muse or What I Wouldn’t Give by Jake Miller

11: Are you planning to write another book? If so, can you tell us what it's going to be about?
I already am writing it for Spring 2014. I'm sending Colt out into the world again, into some currently topical places, where only youths may go. I won't say anymore than that just now.

12: Do you have any special sayings that inspire you? 
You've got it on my mind now. I'd have to say the poem, IF, by Rudyard Kipling. particularly the final stanza:

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much:
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son! 
I suppose I would say this is something of my personal constitution.

That was an excellent interview Mr. Avian! Thank you very much. 

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