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A Reader of Fictions: Seers Blog Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Seers Blog Tour: Guest Post & Giveaway!


As one of the last stops on the Seers blog tour, I have author Heather Frost here to talk about her choice of subject matter. Also, check out the end of the post to enter to win an ARC copy of Seers. Without further ado, here's Heather:

Why the Afterlife?
I had a couple reasons to make the afterlife a great focus in my book, “Seers”. For one reason, it's something that everyone wonders about, no matter their race or religion, thus it's a great element to incorporate in a story if you want a universal audience. Is there really life after death? If so, what's it like? “Seers” explores a possible explanation of what the afterlife could be like, and I think it does a good job. “Seers” contains the usual preconceptions: that even after death, the soul continues on—for both the good, and the evil. That there is progression. Basically, that death is not the end. In addition to some of the more popular ideas about life after death, I have also woven in some of my own. Without giving away too much, I can say that when you die you're faced with a choice, and that choice will change your entire existence, and there's no going back. I can also say that immortality comes with several other quirks in addition to eternal life, including invisibility.

Another reason I decided to focus on the afterlife is harder to write about. I lost my youngest brother in the spring of 2008, and though it took me until the summer of 2010 to get the inspiration for “Seers”, I'd known since his death that I would like to write about the afterlife. I am a deeply religious person, and I have my own beliefs concerning the afterlife. But if the world and ideas I created in “Seers” can help bring even the slightest comfort to someone who has suffered the ultimate loss, I'd consider the whole project to be worth it.

Choosing to write about the afterlife just made sense for me, because you have to write about something you're interested in. That guideline is so basic it's probably not even considered a guideline—it would probably fall under the category of common sense, AKA, the “well, duh” category. Also, as stated in the very beginning, the afterlife is a universal topic, potentially making “Seers” more appealing to a wider audience than some stories in the paranormal genre. And though it's important to have a specific audience in mind, there's nothing wrong with an author incorporating a universal element into their story. And, at the risk of sounding horribly morbid, what's more universal than death?

Enter the giveaway for an ARC copy of Seers by filling out the following form. The giveaway is open to the US and Canada, and will be closing next Tuesday at 5 PM. The book will be sent to the winner from the publisher, Cedar Fort. Thanks for entering!

This giveaway is now closed.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Fairday Morrow said...

What a great interview. Very powerful and deep. This book sounds very interesting!

I found you through Book Blogs and signed up to follow you. When you have a chance- please stop by and follow the blog for my middle grade novel that I am hoping to get published. http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/

Take care-
Jess- although I may show up as Fairday, the main character from my novel. I can't figure out why that happens sometimesand I can't fix it. :)

September 22, 2011 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Marjorie said...

Definitely, this book sounds like one I would like to read.

September 23, 2011 at 8:32 AM  

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