Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone Blog Tour Author Interview with Kat Rosenfield

I'm lucky to be part of a blog tour for Kat Rosenfield's debut novel, Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone, about which I've heard tons of great things. And today I have Kat over for an exclusive interview, yay! Without further ado...

1. Who or what influences you?

Books, movies, memories, my editor, my agent, my husband, talking with friends, eavesdropping on strangers, old family photos, emails from my mom, local folklore, craft beer, trees that look like monsters, and about a million other things. (I'm extremely suggestible, creatively and in general.)

2. What are some differences between you writing for your freelance jobs and writing your own novels?

For one, I don't think I've ever spent an entire day lying facedown in despair over my freelance work. (Writing fiction gives me a lot of feelings, okay?) But apart from that, the voice I use as a freelancer is very different from the one I use in writing novels; they're both very much me, but the Kat that writes silly lists and entertainment gossip and advises teenagers on how to ask their crush to prom is a lot more sassy and extroverted. And she's probably more fun to hang out with; Novelist Kat is kind of a silent weirdo who collects bat skeletons and never washes her hair.

3. What other author's books would your book date?

I'd like to think that my book and John Green's books could have a pretty good time together.

...And by that, I mean that my book would hang awkwardly around his books until one of them looked over, gave it a bro nod, and said, "Hey", at which point my book would stammer something unintelligible and then pee its pants and run away.

4. Name 3 things that appear in your book that aren't mentioned in the synopsis.

A submerged tractor, a polka-dot bra, and a handful of bloody teeth.

5. What's on rotation in your MP3 player right now?

It's a little embarrassing, but I'm actually right at the start of a summer-long project to make myself more pop-musically literate after a years-long dry spell of not buying music. So I'm listening to the Civil Wars, Azealia Banks, and fun. at the moment — but if someone wants to suggest some others, that would be excellent.

Author Bio:
Kat Rosenfield is a freelance writer and YA author. She lives in New England, but that might change. Visit her author website, or follow her on Twitter (@KatRosenfield).
About the book:
An arresting un-coming-of-age story, from a breathtaking talent

Becca has always longed to break free from her small, backwater hometown. But the discovery of an unidentified dead girl on the side of a dirt road sends the town--and Becca--into a tailspin. Unable to make sense of the violence of the outside world creeping into her backyard, Becca finds herself retreating inward, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life.

Short chapters detailing the last days of Amelia Anne Richardson's life are intercut with Becca's own summer as the parallel stories of two young women struggling with self-identity and relationships on the edge twist the reader closer and closer to the truth about Amelia's death.

Thanks, Kat! Anyone got some music recommendations for her? (And, transitively, me as well?)

Follow the rest of the Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone blog tour:

7/9- Kick-off & Giveaway at The Mod Podge Bookshelf
7/10- Interview at Rescue Reads
7/12- Review at The Story Siren
7/13- Guest Blog at author Kelsey Sutton's Blog
7/15- Debut Author Spotlight Interview & Giveaway at Page Turners Blog
7/16- Guest Blog at 365 Days of Reading
7/17- Guest Blog at Magnet For Books
7/18- Interview at Steph Su Reads
7/19- Giveaway at YA Bliss
7/20- Interview & Giveaway at Reading or Breathing
7/21- Review at The Mod Podge Bookshelf
7/22- Giveaway at Midnight Garden
7/23- Guest Blog and Giveaway at Reading Away the Days
7/24- Giveaway at Books to Consider
7/25- Guest Blog at Words Like Silver
7/26- Review at Making the Grade
7/27- Interview at Book Chic
7/28- Guest Blog at The Mod Podge Bookshelf

This blog tour was organized by Gabrielle Carolina of Mod Podge Book Tours. For more information, go to the blog tour page!


  1. Oh I can't wait to read more about Kat Rosenfield's debut novel, Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone!

  2. I'm very excited to read Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone!

  3. I've been enjoying fun. lately. "Some Nights" is a terrific song. But I'm not super pop music literate myself.

  4. I would love to read this book. It sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Thanks for taking the time to talk about on this topic, I am glad to catch suggestion from your article, I feel strongly about it and love learning more on this subject. If possible, as you gain knowledge, would you mind updating your blog with extra information.

  6. Okay, I know she wrote a book and all (and yes, I still want to read it), but everything about this interview makes me want to ask Kat to be my friend, too! Can we all hang out and listen to Civil Wars together, please?

  7. This was a good read. Thanks for blogging!


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