For this blog tour, we have an interview with S.R. Johannes, the author of Uncontrollable.
What was the hardest thing about writing this book?
The hardest thing was making sure it was just as pacy with surprises and twists while still have an underlying ecological conservation message. After Untraceable, I was worried I could not keep the pace. That pressure got scary sometimes.
Which of your characters can you relate to the most?
Gosh there is a piece of me in every character. I love Grace. How she is snarky and tough on the outside but a total softie on the inside. I’m a lot like that so I feel for her sometimes. Yet I am not impulsive at all. I plan everything to a T so that part is annoying. With Wyn, I know how it feels to be the person who loves someone who loves someone else and that sucks so I feel bad for him. I relate to the mom because I can’t imagine how she feels with everything that has happened to her family. So I could not pick one :) (I cheated!)
Which part of the book was the easiest to write?
I’m fairly good at action scenes. As a writer I struggle more with the quieter scenes of Grace in the woods or with her family.
Which actors would play the main characters in the movie version of the book?
Yikes I have no idea! I’ll say Robert Pattison just because he’s hot and Jennifer Lawrence because she rocked in Hunger Games (I know bad answer again!)
Which songs would be on the soundtrack of the movie version of the book?
Any future books in the works?
Does a duck’s quack echo :) (That’s a Grace quote) I have the other 2 novelettes in Suffocate series coming out by Christmas. And the 3rd Untraceable book comes out in March/April
ABOUT S.R. JOHANNES:
S.R. Johannes is the author of award-winning and Amazon bestselling Untraceable (a teen wilderness thriller) and new tween paranormal, On The Bright Side. She has also published short novelettes as well as a teen romance anthology with 16 other authors titled, In His Eyes. Uncontrollable, the sequel to Untraceable, is scheduled for September 2012.
S.R. Johannes is a winner of the 2012 IndieReader Discovery Awards (Young Adult) and was also recently nominated for as Georgia Author of the Year (Young Adult).
After earning an MBA and working in corporate America, S.R. Johannes traded in her expensive suits, high heels, and corporate lingo for a family, flip-flops, and her love of writing. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her dog, British-accented husband, and the huge imaginations of their little prince and princess, which she hopes- someday- will change the world.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
As Grace recovers from tragedy, her science class is chosen by Agent Sweeney at the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to help with research on the new "Red Wolf Reintroduction Program".
While she’s excited about helping with the conservation of the endangered wolves, Grace knows this means being outdoors in the worst winter recorded, in a place she no longer feels comfortable. It also means working closely with Wyn (her ex) and his annoying girlfriend (Skyler), a girl whose idea of getting close to nature is growing silk plants.
After a couple wolves show up dead, Grace almost quits. When a fellow project team member goes missing, Grace continues the assignment under a renewed suspicion that someone might be sabotaging the conservation program. She quietly begins to hunt for clues.
Little does she know, she is being hunted too.
And possibly by more than one person.