Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March IWSG and Teaser Interview with Megan Miranda

Today is the day for an IWSG posting but it also happens to be the day I'm posting a teaser interview, so I decided to mesh the two posts and see how it turns out! :)

Hosted by the amazing ninja himself—Alex Cavanaugh—the IWSG is where we post our insecurities, fears, triumphs, etc. It's never too late to join the IWSG, and if you're interested, you can go HERE.

Today on Unicorn Bell, I'm featuring my interview with acclaimed YA author Megan Miranda. I'm super excited because Megan happens to be one of my favorite YA authors! Some of her books include: FRACTURE (which I LOVED), VENGEANCE (another great one), HYSTERIA (in my TBR pile), and her latest release, SOULPRINT (currently reading).

I met Megan a few months ago at the SCBWI writer's conference in Charlotte, and when I realized she and I lived not too far from one another, I was ecstatic. We recently met and chatted over coffee and hot cocoa, and through sharing her stories and experiences, she inspired me to keep on this writing, querying, and publishing journey.

Everyone's journey is different. And I have to accept that. I truly believe (and hope) that if I don't lose sight of my dream, one day I can call myself a published author. Especially with wonderful people like Megan (And all of you!) in my cheering corner.

So, without further ado, enjoy the teaser interview and don't forget to stop by Unicorn Bell to read the rest!


I absolutely love the premise for SOULPRINT. What inspired you to write the novel?

Thank you! The idea for Soulprint came from a question I had years ago, when I was studying science in school. We had been learning about the human genome project—where scientists were mapping each section of our DNA to what it coded for—and I wondered: what if scientists found the soul? What would that look like? What would that mean? How could we use that….and, in the case of this story, how might that be used against us?

Tell us something nobody knows about you.

Oh man, that nobody knows? Okay. *I* am the one who ate all that missing Halloween candy, kids.

List five adjectives to describe yourself.

Type-A. Caffeinated (at the moment). Uncoordinated. Short. Not-a-morning-person.

If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?

Well, not to be totally creepy, but…. Pretend to be a ghost? Levitate objects? Move things around and freak people out? All in the name of book research, of course!

To read the rest of my interview with Megan, please visit Unicorn Bell! Thanks!

Book Blurb:

Seventeen-year-old Alina Chase has spent her entire life imprisoned on a secluded island—not for a crime she committed in this lifetime, but one done by her past self. Her very soul is like a fingerprint, carried from one life to the next—and Alina is sick of being guilty.

Aided by three teens with their own ulterior motives, Alina manages to escape. Although she’s not sure she can trust any of them, she soon finds herself drawn to Cameron, the most enigmatic and alluring of the trio. But when she uncovers clues from her past life, secrets begin to unravel and Alina must figure out whether she’s more than the soul she inherited, or if she’s fated to repeat history.

This stunning “new world” romance from acclaimed author Megan Miranda will leave readers wondering how far they would go to escape the past.

Author bio:

Megan Miranda is the author of the young adult novels Fracture, Hysteria, Vengeance, and Soulprint (all from Bloomsbury). Her debut adult suspense novel will be published by Simon & Schuster in 2016. Megan has a degree in Biology from MIT and currently lives near Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children.

You can find Megan here: Website

You can buy SOULPRINT here: Amazon, Barnes & Noble


  1. I've met quite a few writers through SCBWI over the last two years. It's a great organization for writers. And Soulprint sounds interesting. It's one thing being punished for the rest of your life, but for the rest of your lives? That's tough.

  2. "Everyone's journey is different" is an excellent reminder, not just for writing and publishing but for life in general. :)

  3. What an interesting concept for a story. Very intriguing! I can relate to clumsy:)

  4. I find it hard to remember that everyone's journey is different - it's completely true, but too often I compare myself to others! Great post - really like the sound of Megan's books, I think I'll have to check them out!

  5. I like her answer to what she'd do if she were invisible! That's a super power I want to have.

  6. All of those book covers are amazing!

  7. I love that writers are so welcoming and helpful. Getting a book written is hard. And then the rest...

  8. Now Megan gets to find out if her kids follow her blog interviews. She'll never be trusted near the Halloween candy again.

  9. I really like this premise and especially how she was inspired to write it. What a cool cover! Congrats to Miranda!

  10. Megan, I love the concept, and the inspiration for it! What a deep, rich, fascinating idea. Thanks to both of you for sharing it!

  11. Very cool you've met Megan and that you've been able to host her! Very cool premise and great interview.

  12. Fracture has one great cover- it makes me cold just looking at it! So awesome that you two got to meet, and I love that it boosted your resolve. You're gonna do it!

  13. That is a really great idea for a story.

  14. Cool books:) BTW, how was that SCBWI-Carolinas Fall Conference? Sounds like you enjoyed it:)

  15. Ha, ha, love the part about being invisible. Soulprint sounds like an intriguing book.

    Kristin, don't give up on your dream! You can get there!

  16. Thanks for this post! I found this through IWSG, though I also had Miranda tagged on twitter in my list of YA writers. :)

  17. Ooo, I *love* the title Soulprint! Clever!

  18. Have I mentioned I like the new look of your blog? It's very classy!

    Fun interview. I particularly like the five adjectives. Hehehe. Caffeinated! Woot!


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