Tuesday, 31 May 2016

ALL THE FEELS by Danika Stone #giveaway @XpressoTours

All the Feels by Danika Stone 
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: June 7th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult


College freshman Liv is more than just a fangirl: The Starveil movies are her life… So, when her favorite character, Captain Matt Spartan, is killed off at the end of the last movie, Liv Just. Can’t. Deal.
Tired of sitting in her room sobbing, Liv decides to launch an online campaign to bring her beloved hero back to life. With the help of her best friend, Xander, actor and steampunk cosplayer extraordinaire, she creates #SpartanSurvived, a campaign to ignite the fandom. But as her online life succeeds beyond her wildest dreams, Liv is forced to balance that with the pressures of school, her mother’s disapproval, and her (mostly nonexistent and entirely traumatic) romantic life. A trip to DragonCon with Xander might be exactly what she needs to figure out what she really wants.


We Do Write Interview: Danika Stone

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I live in my head and write about it.
(Long Answer / Official Bio: Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both adults (Edge of Wild, The Intaglio Series and Ctrl Z) and teens (All the Feels). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.)

Tell our readers a bit about ALL THE FEELS. What’s the story about?

All the Feels tells the story of an uber-fan, Liv Walden, who has followed the sci fi Starveil series for a decade. When her favorite character is killed off, she and her best friend, Xander, an aspiring actor and Steampunk enthusiast, launch a campaign to bring him back from the dead.

How did the idea of the story come to you?

Two things sparked the idea for All the Feels. First, there’s the story of how fans insisted that Arthur Conan Doyle bring the character of Sherlock Holmes back after the author killed off the character. Secondly, my friend, E, is @CoulsonLives (on twitter). Her tireless campaigning to bring back the character of Agent Coulson resulted in his revival on Agents of Shield. Whenever I think of those two events, I’m reminded of just how much power fans have!

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I’m a bit of both. I don’t start writing until I have a good idea for a story, but I’m totally okay with off-roading while I’m in the middle of a plot. My theory is that even the best laid plans have room for improvement if you are inspired!

What’s the hardest part of writing for you?

I LOVE first drafts, but I loathe editing. Since I already know how the story goes, I find it hard to keep myself motivated.

What do you absolutely have to have nearby when writing?

Coffee, phone, and the all-powerful ‘to-do’ checklist (which is how I keep myself motivated even when what I’m writing is a revision.)

If you could have any super power, what would it be?

I’d love to be able to move through time. I don’t even care if I could interact. I’d just like to be able to watch historically-accurate events.

What's the weirdest thing you've googled?

I have an (as-yet unpublished) science fiction novel and I researched a LOT of theoretical physics when I was writing it.

Finish this sentence: If I'm not writing, I'm probably ...

If I’m not writing, I’m probably plotting out the demise of a character.

Here’s the part where you thank the people who are supporting you. Let's hear your shout outs.

Thank you to ALL the people at We Do Write for inviting me to be part of this. You ROCK! Thanks also to the bloggers, reviewers and readers who have made All the Feels everything it has become. On that note, a big shout out to the ladies of Swoon Reads who gave me my dream job the day they called me up to say they were thinking of publishing All the Feels. On a personal note, an enthusiastic thank you and “I owe you one” to my husband and biggest collaborator. He has – quite literally – read everything I’ve ever written out loud, drew the cartoons for All the Feels, and happily tolerates the inordinate amount of time I spend writing. That’s love, folks. Lastly, I need to thank my friend, E, the very real person behind @CoulsonLives, who skipped out of Dragon Con for an afternoon to talk writing, life, the universe and everything in between.

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

Thank YOU for having me!

Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who discovered a passion for writing fiction while in the throes of her Masters thesis. A self-declared bibliophile, Danika now writes novels for both adults (The Intaglio Series and Ctrl Z) and teens (Icarus and All the Feels). When not writing, Danika can be found hiking in the Rockies, planning grand adventures, and spending far too much time online. She lives with her husband, three sons, and a houseful of imaginary characters in a windy corner of Alberta, Canada.

The first book in Danika’s upcoming Tathagata series (Edge of Wild) was selected as a quarter-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel of the Year Award (2013). Edge of Wild (Stonehouse CA) will be released March 2016. Danika’s YA novel, All the Feels (Macmillan US), will be released June 2016.

Ms. Stone is represented by Morty Mint of Mint Literary Agency.


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1 comment:

Unknown said...

I LOVE the premise. It's so cute and fun. Plus the fandom part is both relatable and a dream come true. XD