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Monday, May 20, 2013

Author Interview – Katie Hayoz


imageWho or what has inspired your writing over the years? Although I’ve always written, it wasn’t until I moved here to Geneva, Switzerland that I decided to make writing more than a hobby.  I joined the Geneva Writers’ Group and found an English-speaking pocket of nearly 200 writers who welcomed me.  I’ve worked on the committee organizing events, lectures and conferences.  With every new event, I felt more empowered.  And then a few of us from the GWG got together to form a small critiquing group.  There is no comparison to having a critiquing group with honest, yet supportive, writing friends.  They inspire me.  They push me.  They shove me.  And, I believe, they love me.  It makes all the difference in the world.

Was there anything in particular that inspired you to write a novel involving astral projection? I read the book Stranger with My Face by Lois Duncan when I was in high school.  It involved astral projection and that was the first I’d ever read about out-of-body experience, astral projection or the like.  I was fascinated.  I knew right away I had to write something involving astral projection.

What is your least favorite quality about yourself? I know this kind of goes against what I said was my best quality, but hate how fully and deeply I can hold a grudge.  It takes a lot to get me so hurt and angry that I do hold a grudge, but if I get there, watch out – it’ll last years.

What is your favorite place in the entire world? In front of a book.  Preferably, in the corner of my couch with a bowl of popcorn on my knees.  As a distant second, it’s Chamonix, France sitting in the grass with a view of the Mount Blanc before me.

Who is your favorite character in Untethered? Nelson –  which is funny because he wasn’t even in the early drafts of the novel.  But it was kind of hard to show how likeable Sylvie could be if no one liked her.  So Nelson went from not being in, to just making appearances, to being one of the main characters.


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Genre – YA Paranormal / Coming of Age

Rating – PG13

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