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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Author Interview with Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie

We are thrilled to have had the chance to interview Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie about their newest release, Crusade, which released on September 7th, 2010.

In five words or less, how would you describe Crusade?

Debbie: exciting, scary, heartbreaking, passionate, intense
Nancy: epic, intense, poignant, fiery, courageous

What can you tell us about your heroine, Jenn?

Debbie: In a way she is every teenage girls-introspective, insecure, passionate, and stronger than she thinks she is.Jenn’s strengths are something she often doesn’t even understand. I think she’s struggling to make sense of the world and to find her place in it, to feel like she can contribute something.

Nancy: Jenn’s problems are timeless. Her fears are ageless. She’s coming of age in a shattered world, and struggling to find her place in it. There are so many unknowns in her life, and her past has crumbled from beneath her feet like sinking sad. She’s such a fighter, and a questioner. I admire her more than I can say.

Who's a favorite character of yours and why?

Debbie: From Crusade I love all the heroes, but am particularly fond of Jamie. He’s just obnoxious and so much fun to write. The rivalry between him and Holgar makes me smile.

Nancy: I, too, love Jamie. I love to write Antonio. One of my first serious crushes was a tall, sexy guy whose parents moved to Mexico from Spain. One day he fell on his knees in the snow and started crying because “I love you so much.”

What inspired you to write Crusade?

Debbie: Nancy and I wrote a short story called “Passing” for the Eternal Kiss anthology. We had been talking about writing a new series together and when we finished writing the story I called her up and said “I think we just found our new series” and she totally agreed!

Nancy: What Debbie said. I was so excited. We’re using a lot of Spanish influences in CRUSADE and I love Spain and things Spanish. I’m brushing up on my Spanish right now, hoping we can tour in Spain some day!

If you were able to sit down and interview a favorite author of yours, who would that be and what's one question you would ask them?

Debbie: Unfortunately, the author I’d like to most interview would be Zane Grey who died long before I was even born. I would have asked him which of his books was his favorite and why. I know, writers say that it’s like choosing between your children, but I find it interesting which stories of their own still are compelling for them even after the final word has been written.

Nancy: I love Shirley Jackson’s work, but I have a feeling she might have been a little...strange. I’m lucky in that I’ve gotten to meet many of the authors whose work I admire. I think I would like to ask William Shakespeare if he really did write all those plays.

Thank you to Nancy and Debbie for answering our questions!

You can find out more about Crusade by visiting Nancy and Debbie's sites here-

1 comment:

  1. I adore Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"!! Great interview!