Hey everyone! We are taking part in the Debut Author Bash and we have an interview with Elsie Chapman Author of Dualed which is a wonderful book. It has a very fresh idea and really makes you think. You would not guess it is her first book. I will post info on the book after the interview.
InterviewWhere did the idea for Dualed come from?
My son, actually. He asked me about the possibility of everyone having an unknown twin out there, and the question eventually led to Dualed.
Is it hard to decide which will live and which will die?
It sounds heartless, but no, not really. Sometimes the answer is obvious, but when it’s not, I choose the character whose death will hurt the most.
How many books will be in the series?
It’s a duology, as far as I know.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
Making gifs for my personal tumblr or thinking about writing. Most likely both at the same time. Trying to whittle down my massive TBR pile, as well. Movies!
Is there a type of book you will never write?
I think I can safely say a western.
Do any of your characters share the traits with you?
POC. My characters are all of mixed ethnicities. I also knew I didn’t want to specify what races they were, so I just made them live in a world where they are everything.
What are you working on now?
Edits for Dualed’s sequel, which is called Divided. I also have a couple of other manuscripts lying around, each about halfway done. So I need to gear myself up for finishing at least one of those.
Where can fans stalk you at?
My website,author tumblr,twitter,facebook.
What is the first book you remember reading?
It’s not the first, but The Golden Phoenix by Marius Barbeau is a book I really loved as a kid.
In the city of Kersh, everyone must eliminate their genetic Alternate twin, raised by another family, before their twentieth birthday. West Grayer, 15, has trained as a fighter, and has one month to hunt and kill her Alt. A tragic misstep shakes her confidence. Guilty, grieving, she feels unworthy, runs from her Alt and from love - both can destroy her.
You can also see my review of the book here.
We would like to thank Elsie Chapman for being with us today and be sure if you get the chance to check out her amazing book!