Friday, 7 March 2014

Peaceful Genocide by J.A. Reynolds Blog Tour - Interview + Giveaways

Peaceful Genocide

Peaceful Genocide by J.A. Reynolds
YA Sci-Fi Thriller
Published: 25th November 2013

Seventeen-year-old Mitzi and Deuce can recall how many drops of water were on a leaf from a rainstorm five years ago and conversations from last week, month, or year. They have the ability to remember every second of everyday—since birth.
This gift has blessed Mitzi with a history of being sexually assaulted by researchers and abused by her own parents. She trusts no one. Likes no one. Deuce, however, is a high school standout. His gift has made him a superstar on the football field and his memory promises him endless opportunities.
When they both end up at an Alzheimer’s research facility under false proviso, they quickly realize this place isn’t what it seems to be. They endure crazy military-style tests, are forcefully drugged, and complete real-life simulations that haunt them.
Mitzi and Deuce have no idea what the researchers want to do with them or their memories. But one thing is clear: the researchers will go to any lengths to get what they want..

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Interview with J.A. Reynolds

Where did you get the idea for Peaceful Genocide?

I have a daughter who is an avid reader and I was always amazed with her literary choices in elementary school. Instead of girly books, she always picked up action/adventure, sci-fiction, etc. I wanted to write a book for her, something she would pick up and love. Peaceful Genocide was the product of that.

Awesome! I was (and still am) a big fantasy/adventure/mystery reader, and my book choices were definitely very different from my classmates!
Do you have a favourite scene from Peaceful Genocide, a part that stands out most to you?

All the kids in Peaceful Genocide are geniuses in some way, shape, or form. I am not a genius. Not even close. So pretty much every scene where they do something incredible because of their memory capabilities is a favorite of mine. I’m still amazed that I, a very normal person, was able to come up with some of that stuff!

What do you love most about being a published author?

Meeting other authors and readers. It’s a big world out there and I love being able to connect with people who share my passion.

Same with blogging, it's wonderful meeting so many great, new people.
Do you have a favourite character that you've written? One you had fun writing, or that you connected with more than the others?

I wrote a book, Crucible, and the main character, Nicodemous, was most certainly a favorite of mine. He’s so torn and conflicted and adorable at the same time. Of course the characters in Peaceful Genocide are great too. Ikea, while not a main character, will leave a lasting impression on readers. She’s formidable throughout the story.

If you won a million dollars, what would be the first thing you'd buy?

I’d buy my daughter the most fantastic horse money could buy, and then I’d buy her a big farm to keep it on.

Very nice! :)
What book(s) are you currently working on and do you have anything planned for the future?

Right now I’m working on a middle grade fiction book called One Horse, One Dream, to go along with the first book I wrote for my daughter, Stolen Horse Dreams. She loves horses, obviously. There’s a sequel to Peaceful Genocide in the works, too. I don’t want to leave anyone hanging!

If you had the chance to do it again, is there anything you'd change about your book?

Actually, yes. I think Peaceful Genocide turned out pretty darn good as a whole. However, I had a chance to “do it again” once when a literary agent wanted a completely different ending. I wrote it, had others read it, and they loved it. And it ended up being the version that made it into the printed book. I, personally, like the first ending better. I’m going to share that alternate ending on my blog in a couple of weeks. It totally would’ve changed the trajectory of the sequels, that’s for sure.

That's really interesting, I love reading/seeing alternate endings to stories. Thank you for the wonderful interview, I loved reading all your answers!

Author Bio - J.A. Reynolds

JA Reynolds lives in the Midwest with a normal family, raising a normal daughter, with some abnormal pets. It’s extraordinarily ordinary.

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