We were lucky enough to be able to participate in the virtual book tour of Heather Frost’s first book, Seers. Part of the tour included a quick Q&A session with Heather. Lisa had some fun finding out more about Ms. Frost.
Q. What was your inspiration for Seers?
A. It was a boring summer. I was going through my computer, looking at old story ideas, trying to find something worth dusting off. I was serious about getting published, and I saw the summer of 2010 as a great chance to try again. I started editing a trilogy I’d submitted once before, but I knew I wanted to write a paranormal-type book, which was something entirely new to me. (I mostly write medieval fantasy.) I had a few character traits in my mind, but no solid plot. I liked the idea of immortals, but I wasn’t sure how to make that idea unique. In the end it was persistent brainstorming, watching a totally unrelated movie, and my new interest in the afterlife that did the trick.
Q. How long did Seers take to write?
A. Phew, it wasn’t long at all, surprisingly. The first 300 page draft took me a mere week to write. I’ve never written anything that fast, and I probably never will again. It was pure inspiration.
Q. What’s next for you, any new projects you can tell us about?
A. Seers is the first in a trilogy, and I’ve already got drafts of the next two books finished. I’m also working on a couple of other stories in different genres, so I’m definitely keeping busy.
Q. Now, for the important stuff… CAKE OR COOKIES?
A. Cookies, definitely.
Q. Candy or health food snacks?
A. My candy cravings come in waves. I can go for a month without the stuff, and then I can’t get enough. (Chocolate especially.) I’ve always been a fan of carrot sticks, though, and fruit is the best.
Q. Coke or Pepsi?
A. I’m not much of a soda person. I usually go for a boring glass of water, or maybe strawberry lemonade.
Q. Do you believe in ghosts?
A. Tricky question. I don’t necessarily buy into in the evil haunting sort, but spirits that remain on the earth after their bodies give out? Sure. If nothing else, it makes a great story.
Heather Frost was born in Sandy, Utah, and raised in a small Northern Utah town. She is the second oldest of ten children, and she loves her family very much. She is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in English. She has always been an avid reader, and reading and writing are among her most favorite things to do. She also enjoys playing the flute, listening to all types of music, and watching a wide variety of movies. Ever since she wrote her first short story—at the age of four—she has dreamed of one day becoming an author. Seers is her first published novel.
Stay tuned tomorrow for our own Heather’s review of Heather Frost’s first novel, Seers!