Today I have an interview with Author of Going Under, Georgia Coates! Thanks so much for being here with us today 🙂
Thank you having me as a guest. It is a pleasure to be featured today.
1.Describe Going Under in a tweet. (140 characters or less)
Intense romance between an ambitious boy from the wrong side of the tracks and a girl struggling to find herself outside her perfect world.
2.I love reading books from a guys point of view. Do you think it’s easier to write a girl’s POV or a guy?
Girl’s POV is so much easier. When you write from a guy’s POV, you have to choose if you’re going to write the way a guy would actually be thinking or if you’ll tone it down. What does this mean? Let’s face it. If I wrote the way a guy actually thought about women and sex, we probably wouldn’t like his character very much. I have to tone it down. A lot. And sometimes this comes off as unrealistic. There is a fine line to walk and finding the niche to it can be difficult.
3.Which of your characters do you relate to the most and why?
I am a cross between Claire and Payton. I find it difficult to deter from what my friends and family expect from me, so I completely understood that part of Claire’s character.
Most people that know me think I’m very humorous. I connected with Payton a lot because of her wise crack capabilities. I alway enjoy a great laugh.
4.Who are some of your favorite authors?
I really dig Shelly Crane. Her Significance Series is so FABULOUS!
I HEART: Quinn Loftis, M. Leighton, Abbi Glines, Jamie McGuire, Autumn Dawn, Amy Bartol, Angeline Kace, Fisher Amelie. The list could go on and on.
Me: Such a great list! I have Shelly’s books coming up on my list to review! Now I can’t wait 🙂 and I LOVE Abbi Glines, I have read every single one of her books!
5.If you could go on your dream vacation, where would you go?
Tahiti, I think. I want to stay in one of those little thatch covered huts over the water.
Me: Man, that would be so nice!!
6.What is your biggest pet peeve? (writing or general)
It’s a writing peeve. It’s when I run out of inspiring music and I can’t find new stuff. Drives me crazy!
7.If we had an YA author talent show, what would your talent be? 🙂
Sleeping In Late. I can “lay up with it” (maybe that’s just a Mississippi slang word) when I get the opportunity, which isn’t often.
Me: Oh I can sleep in with the best of them! I am a total night owl
Jessie Boone is a self proclaimed bad boy and doesn’t march to the beat of anyone’s drum, but his own. Growing up in less than desirable circumstances has made him no stranger to the hard knock life and his determination to leave it behind is fierce. When he finds himself transferred to East Franklin High School, he sees his opportunity to use his athletic ability to snag a college football scholarship, but Forbes Henderson, the player Jessie means to replace isn’t giving up his spot willingly. In fact, Forbes is willing to go to extreme measures to retain his place as first string quarterback. When Forbes’ malicious plan to injure his replacement fails, Jessie is furious and determined to show him he messed with the wrong person; not only is he going to take the position of first string quarterback, he’s going to take his girl, too.
Claire Deveraux is perfection at it’s best. She is beautiful, intelligent and unaware she just became Jessie Boone’s conquest as revenge against her boyfriend, Forbes Henderson. Like her flawless performance as the perfect daughter and student, Claire’s production of being the perfect girlfriend has everyone fooled, except Jessie Boone, and she fears this tattooed bad boy will see her secret desire to explore his crude threats and promises to rock her perfect world. If she decides to give in to one uninhibited moment with Jessie, will she learn too late that it was all an act of vengeance or will Jessie learn the taste of first love is sweeter than that of revenge?
And now, the beautiful Georgia has agreed to provide an ecopy of Going Under to someone! This is international 🙂
I think she is definitely correct in that if we could hear what the male character is really thinking we wouldn’t like him very much. I’m glad she toned it down, as she put it. Revenge is one of my very favorite plot lines, so I’m very excited to read this.
My question: I noticed that you said that writing a guy’s POV is difficult sometimes. So, what’s your favorite young adult book that is written in the POV of a guy (or, like Across the Universe by Beth Revis, it could be split into a guy and girl POV every chapter or so).
Thanks for the post and giveaway and congrats on the blogoversary!
I feel like the blurb pretty much told me the story. I like it!!!! 😀
Thanks for the great giveaway! and Interview!!!
I guesss my question is how long did it take to write the book? :O
What do you think of the cover? And what might you change about it?
Why do you think that writing in a male pov is harder than a female other than the obvious reason, that you are a female?
This sounds like a good read. That’s interesting about the male POV- you’re probably right.
Thanks for the interview and giveaway opportunity.
I wanted to know about your writing process. Do you find it easier to sit down at the same time each day to write as if you were going to your job. Or do you approach it more informally by grabbing the time when you can or when you feel in the mood?
Lately, I’ve been reading stories involving bad boy vs. good girl. I’m curious about how you garner the information needed to write about a bad boy. How did you do it? Thanks for the giveaway!
How do you choose the title of the book?
My 200-Follower-Milestone-Giveaway (8 books up for grabs!/INT)
Which character was the most difficult for you to develop?
I’d love to vacation in one of those little thatch huts over the water too. They look awesome!
Thanks for the great interview and giveaway! 🙂
I love the Significance series and the Grey Wolf series by Quinn Loftis! I love Abbi Glines too! I would guess that writing in a male POV would be mostly R rated anyway? Do you think? Since it is mostly girls who read books, do you think that makes a difference in whose POV it is??
Did you get to throw in your opinion on the cover? It’s so beautiful!
great interview…i love this cover,,,
my question : What are the scenes that are the hardest for you to write? and What do you like to do in your free time?
thanks for the giveaway..
Happy blogoversary Michelle! 🙂
I haven’t read your books yet, you’ll be my new author 🙂
Would you give me your recommendation which one of your books should i’ve to read first?
ANd Michelle, Happy Blogoversary! ^^
What was your inspiration for the book??