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The Recollection of Trees by Sadie Francis Skyheart is on virtual book tour. The young adult paranormal fantasy stops at Readerop...

The Recollection of Trees by Sadie Francis Skyheart is on virtual book tour.

The young adult paranormal fantasy stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for $25 Amazon gift card or a signed copy of The Recollection of Trees (1 winner each) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?

Fiction authors: 
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Beverly Cleary
Judy Blume
Alice Hoffman 
C.S. Lewis
Barbara Wood
John Grisham
Stephen King
Willa Cather
L.M. Montgomery

Aaron Sorkin
Nora Ephron
James L. Brooks
John Hughes
John Hindman
Rob Reiner
Rian Johnson
Michael Showalter & Laura Terruso
Stuart Ross Fink
Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Susanna Fogel, & Katie Silberman

What book do you think everyone should read?
This question could break me. I don’t think I can narrow it down to one book for all readers. LOL 

How long have you been writing?
Since I learned to write—first or second grade? My fourth grade teacher used to reward me with free time to write stories.

Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
Most of the them are there from the beginning, but sometimes they show up as I’m writing. 

What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?
Whether it’s a book or a script I do the same thing. I check if it’s already been written/published/produced. If there’s a subject/topic that I need to research, I do that by checking out books at the library, watching movies/shows about it, and talking to experts.

Do you see writing as a career?

What do you think about the current publishing market?
I think it’s a great time to be a writer. The publishing world is shifting before our eyes and it’s fun to be part of it.

Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?
I rarely read books anymore, but I read over 100 scripts per year—both to learn and improve my own writing, and as a reader for two international screenwriting competitions. This year I’m making my reading list of produced scripts public so other readers can join me. With scripts, I read all genres. Books are usually thriller, paranormal, horror, or fantasy.

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I do my best writing with Thirty Seconds to Mars blasting in my ears. It helps me tune out the world.

Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I have several ideas for books and scripts in the outline/idea stage, but I only write one thing at a time. I try to create/brainstorm every day, write every day, learn/read every day.

If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?
Well, Harry Potter or Twilight. I mean, who doesn’t want a line of rabid fans?

Pen or type writer or computer?
I’m 80% computer, 20% pen. First draft is often pen to paper—especially if I’m feeling tempted to edit while writing. 

Tell us about a favorite character from a book.
Most of the books I’ve read lately have been non-fiction, so I’ll choose a character from the script “Booksmart”. First of all, if you haven’t seen it or read it…it’s a must. The main characters are relatable, endearing, hilarious, empowered Gen Z girls, but my favorite character is “Gigi”, played to perfection by Billie Lourd. This goofball character is so funny as a running joke—whenever the main characters arrive at a new location, Gigi is already there, almost like she’s omnipresent, and she says the funniest lines. I’d watch it again just for that character.

What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision?
When I started reading all the great middle grade books in elementary school, it make me want to write stories too. Choosing to leave behind my old stressful career to pursue writing has been one of the best decisions of my life.

The Recollection of Trees 
by Sadie Francis Skyheart 
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy 

Iona Dickinson doesn't know she's a witch...until she unknowingly makes a deadly wish that reopens a 300-year-old curse on her family. Torn between conflicting beliefs of family and friends, Iona must risk losing all of them as she gains self-acceptance in The Recollection of Trees. 

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Sadie Francis Skyheart (1972- ) was born and raised in Michigan. She currently lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, two sons, two cats, and a coonhound. She is a dedicated Detroit Lions fan. She likes to write in lucky Halloween socks, often while listening to Thirty Seconds to Mars or Chloe Moriondo. 

THE RECOLLECTION OF TREES debuted as the #1 New Release in Children's Scary Stories and Top 10 Bestselling Teen & YA Ghost Stories. She is currently completing the script for book's feature film adaptation, THE ACCIDENTAL WITCH. She is an associate producer of IN THE DEATHROOM (2020), an award-winning crime drama based on a short story by Stephen King. 

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