Hey everyone! Today, I'm with S.A. Bodeen, author of The Compound and The Fallout for The Fallout Blog Tour! I asked S.A. some questions, and she answered!
1) If you had to be locked inside of a compound, what three items would you take with you?
Carmex (Have used it since 1976. Cannot live without it. Literally. I just counted and I currently have six containers.)
The complete works of Stephen King. (I’m locked in a compound. How much scarier can things get?)
Sensible run fast/jump high shoes. (I always feel the need to be ready to run if need be. Fight or Flight and all that…)
2) What was it like to be back inside Eli's head for the sequel?
A little weird at first, like the first day of riding a bike in the spring and feeling like you’ve forgotten how. But then it was cool to be able to continue his story and see him keep going on his journey to be a good person and discover all the answers…Plus it was fun to throw some more obstacles his way. I wasn’t done with him yet.
3) Three words to describe The Fallout?
Here is my valiant effort: 1. Opaque 2.Deceptive 3.Satisfying (I hope.)
4) Where did the inspiration for The Compound and The Fallout come from?
I was a weird kid with irrational fears. For one, I was terrified of UFO’s and thought aliens were going to abduct me. Growing up in Wisconsin, I went to a school where we had fire drills, tornado drills, and nuclear attack drills. We would have to go sit in this smelly wrestling room in the basement. Once, a teacher remarked that we’d have to stay down there twenty years if there really was an attack. That kind of stuck with me and I became obsessed with post-apocalyptic books and movies. I always wondered what it would be like to survive a nuclear war and what would happen after. I guess I wondered so much that I had to write the story.
5) Are you working on any projects you can share with us?
Next spring the first book in my middle grade series comes out. Shipwreck Island is a cross between Swiss Family Robinson and Lost.
Thanks so much for that Q&A, S.A.! It was loads of fun!
Make sure to stay connected to S.A. Bodeen and The Fallout!
-S.A. Bodeen is part of the September Fierce Reads Tour with Leila Sales, Alexandra Coutts, and Marissa Meyer. All tour info can be found on the Fierce Reads site: http://www.macteenbooks.com/fiercereads/tour.php
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