Tonya Kuper was kind enough to take a swing by the Highway this past week and answer some questions about her just-released novel, ANOMALY (Entangled Teen). We are so happy to have her!
ANOMALY is a science fiction novel. What do you think draws you to this genre?
I think it's the fact that there is some truth in the science behind science fiction, or the possibility of it being true, that makes the genre attractive. That possibility can make science fiction thrilling and even scary. At the same time, science fiction can blow way past our preconceived ideas of what science in our everyday lives can involve - it can be outrageous, fascinating, and magical.
The name of your series is The Schrodinger's Consortium, which is super intriguing. What's the (non-spoilery) meaning of this?
Schrodinger's Consortium is an organization formed to police Oculi, a secret race among humans who can manipulate reality. They believe the rare Anomalies, those who can Push and Retract reality, are dangerous -- and need to die.
What was your favorite scene in the book to write?
I loved writing when Reid tries to show Josie a good time and gives her a break from mastering her newly acquired skills. For the first time since meeting each other, they get to forget about what is going on, the expectations set upon them, and just be them - two people attracted to one another.
What was the most difficult?
The first half of the first chapter. I needed to start building the world right away and also get Josie's nerdy personality established. Those first paragraphs are so crucial in hooking the reader, I spent forever really trying to get the right mixture of hook, feeling, and voice in there.
Can you tell us what's next for you?
1. Coffee or tea? coffee
2. Last book read: Just starting an ARC of CATALYST by Lydia Kang!
3. Place you'd most like to travel to: Ireland
4. Cats or dogs? dogs
5. Favorite band: (Gah! I have so many.) If I have to choose just one, Linkin Park.