As you all know, we’re big fans of authors and we love talking to them. We have the honor of speaking with Catherine Egan as part of her blog tour for Julia Vanishes.
The book, which was released on June 7th – is fantastic.
Julia Vanishes Julia has the unusual ability to be . . . unseen. Not invisible, exactly. Just beyond most people’s senses.
It’s a dangerous trait in a city that has banned all forms of magic and drowns witches in public Cleansings. But it’s a useful trait for a thief and a spy. And Julia has learned–crime pays.
Her latest job is paying very well indeed. Julia is posing as a housemaid in the grand house of Mrs. Och, where an odd assortment of characters live and work: A disgraced professor who sends her to fetch parcels containing bullets, spiders, and poison. An aristocratic houseguest who is locked in the basement each night. And a mysterious young woman who is clearly in hiding–though from what or whom?
Worse, Julia suspects that there’s a connection between these people and the killer leaving a trail of bodies across the frozen city.
xThe more she learns, the more she wants to be done with this unnatural job. To go back to the safety of her friends and fellow thieves. But Julia is entangled in a struggle between forces more powerful than she’d ever imagined. Escape will come at a terrible price.
Here’s her interview –
What rituals do you have in place to gear up for a book tour stop? What is most exciting for you on tour?
My very first book tour begins in two days, so as yet I have no rituals! Panic over childcare? Prepare and freeze a lot of meals for my family? I’ll have to report back on what was most exciting – but right now I’m most excited to meet the author Teresa Toten, who I’ll be touring with.
If you could have any magical talent, what would it be?
Teleportation. Easy. But my second pick would be the ability to freeze time for everyone but me and my chosen crew.
Spring 2016 was huge for YA releases; what titles did you most enjoy/looked forward to reading?
I feel like I’m usually playing catch-up with YA rather than reading new releases, but of course there are a few authors whose new books I have to snatch up right away. I’ve been a huge Lena Coakley fan since reading Witchlanders, so I was very excited about her new book, Worlds of Ink and Shadow, a fantasy about the Bronte siblings’ secret written worlds, and it didn’t disappoint! E.K. Johnston’s Exit, Pursued by a Bear was also a fantastic read. I love Ruta Sepetys but I haven’t yet read her latest, Salt to the Sea, so I’m looking forward to that, and although it doesn’t come out until August I’ll be getting Stephanie Kuehn’s The Smaller Evil the second it’s available. I’m also excited about some books that sound amazing by authors I haven’t read before – Corinne Duyvis’s On The Edge Of Gone and Lindsay Ribar’s Rocks Fall Everyone Dies.
What is your favorite way to unwind from a long day?
Curling up with a book, of course!
So delighted to host you on Fangirlish, Catherine. Julia is fascinating and I look forward to reading more about her.
Thank you so much!