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Blog Tour: Sarah Cross and DULL BOY

Please welcome Sarah Cross, author of the YA superhero novel DULL BOY, which was released earlier this month.

About the book:

Superpowers are awesome -- unless you actually have them, like Avery does. There's only so much he can pass off as "adrenaline" before people start to get suspicious. Probably it's best to lie low, so guys in white lab coats don't come to carry him away, to find out what makes his freakish body tick. Who wants to be vivisected? But flying under the radar becomes a whole lot harder when you can actually fly. It's dangerous to be different, so for now he'll pretend to be normal, unremarkable Avery -- a dull boy -- anything to keep his secret safe.

What he doesn't expect is the horrifying truth about where his powers came from, who else might have them, and the madness of one villain's plan to turn this superpowered dull boy into something even more powerful and amazing.

An Interview with Sarah Cross:

Me: What were your favorite books (or types of books) as a teen, and what was it about them that appealed to you? What, on the other hand, would make you put a book down?
Sarah: I loved epic fantasy, and I bought books based on their covers. :)
I'm a creature of habit, so when I was a kid, I would go to the kidlit section of the bookstore, flick through the tiny selection--and then not look anywhere else. One day I stumbled across the fantasy section and saw dragons and knights and badass warrior chicks and I was like OMG THIS IS AWESOME!! I spent the rest of my teenage years devouring fantasy by the truckload.
I could not abide boring books.

Me: Have your reading tastes stayed the same, or have you discovered new loves and peeves (and if so, what are they)?
Sarah: I still love fantasy, although my tastes run more toward urban/contemporary fantasy these days.

Me: What was your favorite part of writing DULL BOY, and what was the hardest?
Sarah: My favorite part: Days when the the writing was going good. Hardest: Days when I would discover a problem but not yet have the solution, & be convinced my book was doomed.

Me: Did you draw on any people/places/experiences from your life while writing?
Sarah: Not really. I like to make things up.

Me: What was the most exciting moment during the publishing process? The scariest?
Sarah: The most exciting moment was getting the typeset pages in the mail--the first time my words looked like an actual book. :) The scariest is just the uncertainty in general.

Me: What are you working on now?
Sarah: That is top secret!!

Hope you enjoyed getting to know Sarah! Another interview to come next week. :)

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