Monday, September 19, 2011

Blog Tour: Seers by Heather Frost

This blog tour is being presented by Cedar Fort Publishing.
Welcome to The Wormhole!
Please welcome the author of Seers, Heather Frost!!!
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. 

She has graciously offered the opportunity for us to get to know her a little better with this interview!
How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
            Not really all that many. I still work as a writing tutor, I've done some freelance writing for websites, and I spent my teen years working as a babysitter. Those poor kids got subjected to all sorts of crazy stories! I think that's why my own siblings are so weird. (Love you guys!)

Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?
            First, I have to check my email. It seems unrelated, but it's almost like I need to know the outside world still exists before I start writing again. I have to pick out appropriate music that will help get me into the proper mindset of the story, and then I have to go back and read the last couple pages I wrote. If I skip any of those steps, I end up spending most of my time staring at a blank screen.

How do you decide what you want to write about?
            I like to play the “what if” game when I'm bored. I'm always wondering what could have happened in a story, and I go where my imagination takes me. Something like memory loss will intrigue me, and so I start brainstorming about the possibilities. Who, what, where, when, why, and how each come into play, and soon enough I might even have a character in mind. That's how my book “Seers” came about, but instead of memory loss it was immortality and the afterlife.

What is the first book you remember reading by yourself?
            Good Night Moon. I guess I got sick of waiting for my favorite bedtime story, so I read it on my own.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
            I love to spend time with my family, and my friends. I love playing board games, taking long walks, and I must confess I spend a lot of time watching movies. And, of course, reading. Lots of reading.

What is your favorite comfort food?
            Ice cream. I eat way too much of the stuff.

What do you think makes a good story?
            The best stories, to me, are the ones with real characters. I also love getting surprised, and the world needs to be engaging. I have to be interested by the setting, and it's got to be believable.

What book, if any do you read over and over again?
            “The Scarlet Pimpernel” by Baroness Orczy. I LOVE Percy Blakeney, and the story is just so brilliantly written. I have no idea how many times I've read it now, but I can hazard a guess—a lot. 

Dark or milk chocolate?

Crayons or markers?
            Crayons, definitely.

Pens of pencils?
            Pens. I love ink, even if an eraser would come in handy.

Rocks or flowers?
            I love rocks—But I wouldn't want a bouquet of them. The perfect flower would look like a daisy, grow as easily as a weed, and smell like lilacs. I've put some thought into this.

Favorite color?

Thanks for stopping by ~ Happy Reading!