About the book:
Morgan Sparks and Cam Browne are a match made in heaven. They've been best friends since birth, they tell each other everything, and oh yeah- they're totally hot for each other. But a week before their joint Sweet Sixteen bash, everything changes. Cam's awkward cousin Pip comes to stay, and Morgan is stunned when her formerly perfect boyfriend seems to be drifting away. When Morgan demands answers, she's shocked to discover the source of Cam's distance isn't another girl- it's another world. Pip claims that Cam is a fairy. No, seriously. A fairy. And now his people want Cam to return to their world and take his rightful place as Fairy King.
Determined to keep Cam with her, Morgan plots to fool the fairies. But as Cam continues to change, she has to decide once and for all if he really is her destiny, and if their "perfect" love can weather an uncertain future.
An Interview with Cyn Balog:
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?
Cyn: I read the only things that were available to me for awhile, Sweet Valley High, since it comprised pretty much ALL of the YA section in bookstores and libraries when I was growing up. But I got sick of them and quickly graduated into adult books. I read a lot of Stephen King, Sidney Sheldon, VC Andrews...
Me: Have your reading tastes stayed the same, or have you discovered new loves and peeves (and if so, what are they)?
Cyn: I just LOVE how diverse and enormous selection is of YA, but now there are so many amazing titles I rarely have time to read everything I want, and hardly ever pick up adult books anymore! Sometimes I wish I could just lock myself in a bookstore for a year and do nothing but read.
Me: What was your favorite part of writing FAIRY TALE, and what was the hardest?
Cyn: I love writing witty dialogue-- writing exchanges between two wiseass, sarcastic characters. I hate revision.
Me: Did you draw on any people/places/experiences from your life while writing?
Cyn: Oh yes, my family is in there. They know which parts are them. And I did base some of it, loosely, at the high school I attended.
Me: What was the most exciting moment during the publishing process? The scariest?
Cyn: Seeing my cover for the first time gave me chills! The scariest part is just hearing so many horror stories about things gone wrong in the publishing process-- books being cancelled or delayed, etc. None of that ever happened to me but I figure there's always a good chance it can, because this business is so unpredictable!
Me: What are you working on now?
Cyn: SLEEPLESS, coming out in 2010, a YA paranormal about a Sandman who falls in love with a mortal girl whose sleep he controls.
Hope you enjoyed getting to know Cyn! Another interview to come tomorrow. :)