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Monday, September 13, 2010

Interview with Ivy Devlin author of Low Red Moon + Giveaway

Today it is my pleasure to welcome author Ivy Devlin to Red House Books. She has been kind enough to answer a few of my questions.

After reading the interview, you can enter for a chance to win a copy of her new book, Low Red Moon.

Let's start simple - pen or pencil? Computer or paper?
Pen, for marking up printed-out drafts. And hands down, computer! I love the idea of writing on paper, but the computer makes doing everything much easier, at least for me.

I love the songs on your Low Red Moon playlist, how did you pick the songs?
Thank you so much! Some of them got taken down, which made me sad, especially because one of them gave me the book's title! (Low Red Moon by Belly) As for the songs themselves, some of them came to me when I was writing or revising, and others actually came from a really awesome cd my editor made for me when she sent me her editorial letter, which I thought was very, very cool!

What comes first for you when writing, the title or the story?
I got the idea for the story and came up with the original title, Red, at the same time.

Have you always loved books? As a writer, do you find it difficult to read while you write?
I am a true bibliophile--I never go anywhere without a book. Or two! I do find it difficult to read YA when I'm writing, though, which is sad because I love YA! Luckily, there's other good books out there :-)

You find yourself finishing the last book you will ever write - what would the last sentence be?"
The End.

Thank you so much Ivy!!

If you haven't already, check out the trailer for Low Red Moon

*Open to US residents 13 years or older (if you are under 13 please ask your parents to email me at WilowRaven@yahoo.com before entering)
*Ends October 4th 11:59pm EST
*Fill out THIS FORM to enter
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*Book will ship directly from the publisher -- thank you Bloomsbury for hosting this event!

A tale of heart-stopping love, death, amnesia . . . and dangerous creatures
The only thing Avery Hood can remember about the night her parents died is that she saw silver—deadly silver, moving inhumanly fast. As much as she wants to remember who killed them, she can't, and there's nothing left to do but try to piece her life back together. Then Avery meets the new boy in school—Ben, mysterious and beautiful, with whom she feels a connection like nothing she's ever experienced. When Ben reveals he's a werewolf, Avery still trusts him—at first. Then she sees that sometimes his eyes flash inhuman silver. And she learns that she's not the only one who can't remember the night her parents died.Part murder mystery, part grief narrative, and part heart-stopping, headlong romance, Low Red Moon is a must-read for teen paranormal fans. As breathless as Twilight and as spooky as Shiver, this is a book to be devoured in one sitting—by an acclaimed YA author making her paranormal debut under the pseudonym Ivy Devlin.

Remember to COMMENT below (if you like) and FILL OUT THIS FORM to enter!
Good luck everyone, thanks for stopping by!


  1. Great cover! Suits the title ;) Wonderful interview- I hope I win.

    Thank you!

  2. I have been hearing great things about this book so far. Can you imagine writing a book by hand, thank goodness for computers.

  3. Great interview! I have heard good things about this book and I am dying to read it :)

  4. I am so very curious what other types of books this author has written.

  5. Nice interview questions on this one. Thanks!

    I've seen information on this book here and there but I must say, that video definitely sparked my interest! Looking forward to reading it!

  6. Great interview. Really looking forward to reading this one, sounds like a great book.

  7. Loved your last question and her answer. There is something so final about 'The End'. Perfect ending for the last book you ever write. Great interview. :D Thanks for the giveaway too.


  8. Ive been wanting to read this book, thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Sarah C:

  9. I like how quick and simple the interview is. Its always nice to see how writers write and their writing process. Low Red Moon has been on my wishlist for so long now.

  10. Great interview! I think this book looks great.

  11. Thanks for posting the video! I hadn't seen it yet.

  12. This book is definately going to be downloaded on my Kindle as soon as I have the big bucks to back it up.

  13. Oh my gosh, I want to read this! I've heard about it in reviews on other blogs, but I didn't think much of it. Then I stopped by the trailer, and that's pretty much what sold me. xD I'm so intrigued. :o

  14. Great interview! I've been wanting to read this for a while!

  15. This sounds like a great book! What a wonderful interview!!


  16. I've been hearing a lot about this book, and I really would love to read it!
    Thanks for the interview.
    Put it on Paper

  17. Great interview heard so many good things about this book,I look forward to reading it :) Thank you for this great giveaway!

  18. Thank you for posting the trailer... book trailers always make me even more excited to read the book! I saw this book in the bookstore... it has a really beautiful foil cover. Very pretty!

    sarahdc22 (at) gmail (dot) com

  19. I agree, thank goodness for computers!
    Great interview questions..ive been hearing good things about this book!

  20. Great interview. I wish I had gotten here earlier for the Guardians of Ga-Hoole giveaway but I'm glad I have a chance to win Low Red Moon.

  21. Great interview. I wish I had gotten here earlier for the Guardians of Ga-Hoole giveaway but I'm glad I have a chance to win Low Red Moon.

  22. I'd just like to say I love the cover!

  23. What a creative title! I love the cover as well! This looks great! I have heard great reviews on other blogs as well!

  24. i'm loving the cover, and it sounds like a wonderful story!

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