Saturday, December 13, 2014

Feature: The Boy With the Hidden Name by Skylar Dorset

Today, we have an interview with Skylar Dorset, the author of The Boy With the Hidden Name
What was the hardest thing about writing this book?
The hardest thing about writing this book was having it end. A lot of crazy things happen to a lot of characters I’m really fond of over the course of this series, and I wanted to leave them all in a place where I felt like I could imagine them going forth happily. (I have a major weakness for my own characters.) So I wanted to make sure I got them to that point where I would feel okay with saying good-bye!
Which scene in the book is your favorite?
My very favorite scene in the book is the one in Cottingley with the coat. And I don’t want to say any more because I don’t want to spoil everyone but if you’ve read the book, you know which one I’m talking about. I just loved being in Selkie’s confused and emotional headspace right there, it was tons of fun to write.
My second favorite scene in the book is the last one.
Which part of the book was the easiest to write?
Scenes with the Erlking. Especially his first scene in his palace. He walked onto the stage and absolutely seized control.
Which actors would play the main characters in the movie version of the book?

Oh, goodness, hmm. I am so, so bad at casting, and I’m always going back and forth and flipping all around on this stuff. Right now for Selkie I kind of like Candice Accola, and for Ben I kind of like Torrance Coombs.
Which songs would be on the soundtrack of the movie version of the book?
“The Ghost in You,” by the Psychedelic Furs
“The Ghost in You,” by Matthew Puckett
“Too Dramatic,” by Ra-Ra Riot
“Vanderlyle Crybaby Geeks,” by the National
Any future books in the works?
Oh, gosh, so many! I just finished a draft of my first attempt at a middle grade, and I’m in the middle of writing a book about an heiress from the 1890s who suddenly gets dropped into 2014. Her name’s Harry and she’s delightful and she wants you to know that someone once told her she had the best profile in Newport, Rhode Island.

Skylar is a born-and-bred New Englander, which is why Boston was a natural setting for her debut novel, THE GIRL WHO NEVER WAS. Skylar shares her home with a cardboard cutout of the Tenth Doctor, lots of Mardi Gras beads from the time she spent living in New Orleans, and a harp she’s supposed to be teaching herself to play. She’d like to get a dog.


"Benedict Le Fay will betray you. And then he will die."

Betrayal and death—not quite the prophecy Selkie wanted about her first love. A half-faerie princess with a price on her head, Selkie Stewart just wants a little normal in her life. Not another crazy prophecy. Besides, she and Ben are a team. They're the two most wanted individuals in the Otherworld, and fated to bring down the Seelie Fairie Court and put an end to their reign of terror. Nothing can come between them.

Until Ben leaves.
And the sun goes out.
And the chiming bells deafen all of Boston.

The Seelies are coming. And only Selkie can stop them from destroying the world. 



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