Friday, September 14, 2012

Dust Blog Tour: Author Interview

Today, on the blog, I am hosting an Interview with Devon Ashley for her new book, Dust. I hope you will help me in welcoming her here. Below is our interview and please be sure to come back by on Wednesday September 19 for my review as well!
Dust will be available wherever books are sold next Tuesday September 18!

Me: What was your favorite thing about writing this book?
Devon Ashley: I'm a lover, so my favorite scenes involved Jack, particularly the banter between the two in the beginning.
Me: What inspired a story so magical?
Devon Ashley: Not quite sure. What I really wanted was to write a prison story because it hadn't really been done that much in YA (if ever). Once I decided on that, I became inspired to make the prisoners pixies being held for slave labor by the faeries, so the magical aspect entwined itself into this story. :)
Me: What was the hardest part about inventing this make believe world?
Devon Ashley: Trying to keep the reader intrigued. The landscape is barren, Rosalie's days are bleak and repetitive, and for half this book, she's stuck in a dark hole, so I had to constantly come up with something that would keep the reader turning the pages. Hopefully I managed to do that!!! (in fact, this was the very reason I gave her a forbidden love interest.)
Me: Describe your main character in three words.
Devon Ashley: Rosalie: Strong, Determined, Fearless.
Me: What are you working on now? Will there be more stories like this one?
Devon Ashley: Yes! Dust is a trilogy so there will be more to Rosalie's story! And I'd LOVE to get to writing those right now, but I have to get Falling Away (Falling #2) and Catacombs (The Immortal Archives #3) more complete before I can even think of working on that.
Me: What is a typical day of writing like for you?
Devon Ashley: LOL...these days I get very little done. The majority of my day is dealing with reading and writing reviews, blogging, book publicity, and oh yeah, a husband and little boy that want my attention when they're around. I try to squeeze in some writing during my son's nap time but I've gotten very little done this summer. I'm currently trying to write Falling Away, the follow-up to Falling In Between, and I've got all these scenes running circles in my head. The writing's been slow, but I think I'm about to hit a major writing spurt this October!
Thank you so much for sharing with us, Devon! I look forward to reading more of Devon’s work and I am excited to have my review go live on the site in a few days!
Oh, and don’t let me forget to mention that there is a giveaway!! Devon is putting some awesome prizes up for grabs! There will be 5 prize packs and they are all pixie-inspired, plus signed books, bookmarks and eBooks. If any of this sounds remotely interesting to you (I know it does to me) then feel free to fill out the rafflecopter form below!
You can also jump on over to the official tour page if you want to see exactly what is up for grabs!



  1. Wonderful interview! Massive giveaway!

  2. Thank you for a fantastic interview. This giveaway is so increadible and i cannot thank the author enough for having such an amazing blog tour! I look forward to reading this book in the future. x