Friday, March 13, 2009

Interview with author Kate Perry!

ZIT is excited to welcome Kate Perry for our very first author interview! In addition to being a kick-butt author, Kate is a 7th degree black belt in Kung Fu, which means she kicks butt literally too. She's also a crack mechanic who, when your car tire blows out on the interstate leaving Dallas, jumps out and immediately starts wielding a tire iron and doing complicated stuff with tools instead of calling your husband and crying pitifully until he figures out how to get somebody to help you, even though he's five hours away (my plan). Additionally, Kate exudes a strange mix of pheremones that causes random men to ask her out (I'm totally not making this up) roughly ten times a day. Maybe more.

But enough of Kate's personal life--we're here to talk about her books! Namely, Marked by Passion, the first book in her awesome Guardians of Destiny series. Check out the (yummy)cover and blurb below.

Rules for the (Very) Reluctant Guardian of the Scroll
One: Don't lose the artifact you've inherited from your ancestors—no matter how much it starts messing up your life.
Two: Do learn how to control its powers. (And, yes, that means putting up with uber-complicated Guardian lessons from your father's meddling ghost.)
Three: Don't trust anyone. Especially Rhys, the mysterious bad boy who's always one step ahead of you... and irresistible as sin.
Four: Do anything to keep the scroll from landing in the wrong hands—and destroying the world. Even if that brings on a heartbreaking betrayal, an evil you never saw coming, and a choice you may not live to regret.


And now we ask Kate the hard-hitting questions (watch out Barbara Walters)

ZIT: Have you always wanted to be a writer?
KP: No, I always wanted to be a gypsy. I was going to have my own cute little purple and red wagon with a bull named Philippe pulling it. But when I realized there'd be no plumbing, I thought I might prefer to be an ambassador to a foreign country. Get paid to schmooze and party in fancy clothes? Heck yeah. But now I get paid to hang out in caf├ęs in my pajamas, which is almost just as cool.

ZIT: Is it true that you can kill a man with your pinkie finger?
KP: Yeah, but it's much more satisfying to use a skyscraper heel.

ZIT:Are you familiar with the recent zombie vs. unicorn debate? If so, who do you side with--zombies or unicorns?
KP: I try to keep up on current events, so, yeah, I've been tracking the debate. However, personally, I find it difficult to take sides. Can't we all just get along?

But it seems to me that zombies have gotten a bad rep. Just because they have rotting teeth and poor hygiene doesn't make them second class citizens.


ZIT: How many random men have asked you out in the past week?
KP:Was I supposed to keep track?

ZIT:Cupcake or pie?
KP:Both. Please. Unless it's a cream pie. Gag. Fruit pies are the only way to go.

ZIT:All-time best James Bond?
KP:Sean Connery. Duh. Though Daniel Craig is a very close second.

ZIT:Are you and "I-kissed-a-girl" Katy Perry really twins who were separated at birth?
KP:I've wondered if we're sisters too. Did you know we even have the same bra size? I'm not joking. I'm tempted to ask my mom if there was a mix up at the hospital or if I'm adopted. Which would make a lot of sense, actually, considering how different I am from my "family."

Click here to learn more about Kate and here to read an exercept of Marked!

See you next week! xo

Julie and Stacey

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