Today I’m taking part in a blog hop for one of my author-friends from ASMSG. She’s kindly agreed to bring us an interview with one of her character. And don’t miss the rafflecopter giveaway at the end!
First, here is Kirstin:
Author Bio: Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Forest Management. Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in Oregon, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she’s not writing, she is busy with her kids and church. This is Kirstin’s first venture into YA Dystopian, her other published work includes a middle grade fantasy series.
If you want to know more about Kirstin and get in contact with her, here you have a few of her favourite links:
Facebook: KirstinPulioffAuthor https://www.facebook.com/KirstinPulioffAuthor
Twitter: @KirstinPulioff https://twitter.com/KirstinPulioff
Amazon: Author & Book Page http://www.amazon.com/Kirstin-Pulioff/e/B00A2498Z2/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
Goodreads: Kirstin Pulioff https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6558842.Kirstin_Pulioff
Next, a great character interview from her new work ‘The Ivory Tower’. Simone answers….and she’s a bit worried…
Simone, thank you for joining me today for a short conversation. I know the doctors have been keeping notes, but the Colonel and I have a few more questions for you.
Hi *shyly shaking hands, hiding the scarred hand beneath the table.* Questions from the Colonel? I assume this is my exit interview? I can go back home after this?
We’ll see. I am here to ask you a few questions, document my case files, and see if you are ready to be released. None of that has been decided yet. So tell me, what are you most looking forward to? What do you do for fun in the camp?
Can this get me in trouble? *glancing back at the ever present guard*
No, please don’t worry, this is all confidential.
Ok, well, I am excited to see Christine again. She’s my best friend, and she’s been back in school while I’m here. I’m looking forward to seeing her, and trying to have some fun before the factory starts.
You’re almost ready for the factory, are you excited?
Yup, almost of age. This winter I’ll begin, only a couple more weeks. I wouldn’t say excited is the right word. While it will be nice to get out of school, I am not in a hurry for the factory. With school, I can easily escape, and enjoy a day of semi-freedom.
Semi-freedom? What do you mean?
Well, a couple hours between third bell and fourth bell. Maybe not freedom, but at least an hour or two without expectations. *watching the furious scribbles* But it will be nice to produce something you know, feel more productive in the camp.
*Smiling* I like that attitude. I have a feeling you will be very productive. What do you think about life in the camp?
I try not to think about it. There isn’t much to think about, it’s routines, restriction, rations, repeat.
Ready for some quick fire fun?
Quick fire? *glancing to the guard’s gun*
No *laughing*, just some fun questions. Favorite drink: Water? There’s no real options here.
Favorite Game: Hide and seek, there are some great hiding spots in the forest.
Hmmm. I think that is what brought you here in the first place. Favorite Color: Burlap brown *sarcastically*
Favorite number? Really? I will say 277 and leave it at that.
Any message you want to give to people?
I’ll give them the same message I have been given. This camp is here to protect me. This is all for my own good.
Good Simone. Thanks for joining me today. I will let the Colonel know your answers, and I am sure we’ll get you back home, and back to the factor sooner than you know it.
I hope the Colonel is happy with the answers.
And if this has made you as curious as I am (It’s on my list), a bit more information on ‘The Ivory Tower’.
The Ivory Tower- a short story, by Kirstin Pulioff
Genre: YA Dystopian
Blurb: 277 –the number sewn into Simone’s shirt. The number that dictates her life at the protection camp. Regulated by a system of ringing bells, fortified cars, and rations, the survivors are protected from residual contaminates on the other side of the wall.
Breaking the monotony of the highly structured camp, Simone and her friend skip school to enjoy one of the last nice days of fall. An afternoon game leads them to a new part of the forest, uncovering more than they expected. All thoughts of protection and rules are shattered by the appearance of the ivory tower. A tower riddled with a history of danger and death.
When her friend shows up with a bruised face and thinly veiled threats, Simone has to decide how much she is willing to risk to find out the truth of the tower.
AND NOW, DON’T MISS THE FANTASTIC
Prize 1: $25 Amazon gift card
Prize 2: ebook
Dates: midnight EDT October 21 – 11:59 pm EDT November 1
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thank you for reading, and if you’ve enjoyed, remember to like, share, comment, click and play!
Ah, if you have to follow the full tour, check the schedule:
Oct. 21 Sarah Aisling http://www.sarahaisling.com Review & Top Ten List
Oct. 22 Mom With A Kindle http://momwithakindle.blogspot.com Book Promo
Oct. 23 To Taste Life Twice Http://jamieadamswriting.wordpress.com Review & Top Ten List
Oct. 24 Down the Rabbit Hole http://www.LeighaLCraig.com Review & Character Interview
Oct. 25 OlgaNM http://OlgaNM.wordpress.com Character Interview
Oct. 26 Larkin’s Book Bloggers http://blogs.ellingtonschools.org/larkin/ Review & Top Ten List
Oct. 27 Cabin Goddess http://cabingoddess.com Weekly Shorts
Brooke Blogs http://www.brookeblogs.com Review & Top Ten List
Oct. 28 Girl Who Reads http://www.girl-who-reads.com Author Interview
Oct. 29 Jenn’s Review Blog http://www.jennsreviewblog.com/ Review
- Blog Tour: The Ivory Tower (jamieadamswriting.wordpress.com)