Saturday, May 9, 2015

Allie Burke, Author of Nowhere Train

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As part of a blog tour with Enchanted Book Promotions, today we're interviewing Allie Burke, author of the young adult novel Nowhere Train, volume 1 in The Enders series.

Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m an author, blogger, and mental health activist. My favorite genre to read is YA and I love animals.

Describe the plot of your new book in a few sentences.
Post-apocalypse, Jett and her family navigate the zombie waters of the world in an effort to find a safe haven away from their enemies.

Who do you think would most appreciate this book?
Fans of new adult romance and fans of zombie fiction.

When did the idea for this series first come to you?

It came to me while I was eating pizza at my favorite restaurant about a year ago.

Protagonist Jetilyn Fournier is someone who has been through a lot. What keeps her moving forward?
The love she has for her family and her will to help them survive. Jett is quite selfless.

Each author seems to give his or her own spin on zombies. Without giving too much away, can you describe the zombies in your book?
The zombies in my book were never humans.
Nowhere Train is described as “two parts hippie and one part magic.” Can you elaborate a bit on this?
The hippie refers to Jett and her family—the Holistics, known as Holies—and the magic refers to Chris’s (Jett’s best friend) background.

Who was your favorite character to write?


Can you describe the creative process for this novel, from the initial idea to the finished manuscript?
I don’t really have a creative process other than to sit on it while my brain works out all the details and sit down and write obsessively for a few weeks.

Are there any authors who have influenced your writing style?

Sarah Addison Allen and Maggie Stiefvater.

What do you have in mind for your next project?

My next project is Prius, volume two of The Enders.

Is there anything else you'd like potential readers to know about your book?

That it’s very much a Romeo and Juliet story. If Romeo had a brother.

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