Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone Author Interview + Giveaway

Kat Rosenfield
Hello everyone, today I am very lucky to have a chance to take part in my first blog tour with an Interview with the debut author of a very interesting new Young Adult Novel, Kat Rosenfield, the author of Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone!

Erika: Welcome Kat, I'm super excited to get to talk to you today! Recently your debut novel, Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone was released. What has your experience as a debut author been so far?

Kat: So far, my experience has gone back and forth between being so exciting that I feel like I might actually die, and being like, "Um, I wrote a book? Anyone? Bueller?" And oh, man, there have been a couple of incredibly thrilling moments since the day of publication (most notably the one where John Green mentioned AMELIA on Twitter and my computer nearly spontaneously combusted). But mostly, I'm still doing the same things I did before the book came out: biting my nails and stalking the book's Goodreads page and freaking out anytime someone so much as mentions it.

Erika: I actually saw John Green's mention of your book on twitter! Do you currently have another job other than writing Young Adult books?

 Kat: Several! I freelance full-time, so I write for a number of different outlets: primarily, I'm an advice columnist and humor writer on SparkLife, and I'm a daily contributor to MTV's Hollywood Crush, where I write about movie news, fashion, and gossip. Thanks to an agreement with my editor, I get to cover the sexy/naked beat, so any stories involving shirtless dudes usually come my way. (It's okay if you're jealous.)

Erika: What are some of the experiences you are looking forward to now that your book is out? Will you be doing any signing tours and events other or have you already? (Don't worry the next question is the fun one!)

Kat: Well, that depends: do you guys want events? Will you come? As a debut author, it can be especially tricky to pull them off; if nobody already knows you as a writer, then you can end up giving a reading and having it attended by, say, three people. And two of them will be your parents. And the other one will be a guy who just walked in to use the bathroom and got lost. So, it remains to be seen if I'll do any readings or signings (Note: I'll update this next Monday if something changes), but I'm incredibly excited to see the book reaching a wider audience and watching how people react to it. Which, thanks to the internet, is something I can do without even leaving my apartment.
Oh, and of course, I'm very much looking forward to the part where the book becomes a multi-million-dollar bestseller, and I become wildly famous, and they invite me to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen, and we become best friends. Which will probably happen next week.

Erika: I see on your twitter you describe yourself as a "Petter of Cats" Do you also own cats, and what are their names?

Kat: I have a very glamorous, very haughty tortoiseshell tabby named Vivien Leigh. I keep trying to explain to her that sitting on someone's hands while writing a book doesn't make you a co-author, but she's still very angry at me for not giving her a credit on the jacket. 

Erika: Are you currently working on any other books or stories for us to look forward to in the future?

Kat: I'm working on my second novel now, but you won't hear anything about it for awhile. But if you want to party with me on the internet, you can find me on Twitter, Tumblr, and at my freelance gigs. You can send me a question about dating etiquette and ogle some stills from "Magic Mike" while you wait.

Thanks for chatting with us Kat! Amelia Anne is Dead and gone was released on July 5th.
An arresting un-coming-of-age story, from a breathtaking talent

Becca has always longed to break free from her small, backwater hometown. But the discovery of an unidentified dead girl on the side of a dirt road sends the town--and Becca--into a tailspin. Unable to make sense of the violence of the outside world creeping into her backyard, Becca finds herself retreating inward, paralyzed from moving forward for the first time in her life.

Short chapters detailing the last days of Amelia Anne Richardson's life are intercut with Becca's own summer as the parallel stories of two young women struggling with self-identity and relationships on the edge twist the reader closer and closer to the truth about Amelia's death.
 You can Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone on Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble as well as other booksellers.

Mod Podge Blog Tours kicks off with Gabrielle Carolina's favorite debut of 2012, Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone by Kat Rosenfield.

Amber over at Page Turners Blog designed the lovely banner and button below and several amazing blogs have graciously offered to host tour stops over the next three weeks!

Please find the schedule below, filled with poignant guest blogs, intriguing interviews and generous giveaways!

7/9- Kick-off & Giveaway at The Mod Podge Bookshelf
7/10- Interview at Rescue Reads 
7/12- Review at The Story Siren
7/13- Guest Blog at author Kelsey Sutton's Blog
7/15- Debut Author Spotlight Interview & Giveaway at Page Turners Blog
7/16- Guest Blog at 365 Days of Reading
7/17- Guest Blog at Magnet For Books
7/18- Interview at Steph Su Reads
7/19- Giveaway at YA Bliss
7/20- Interview & Giveaway at Reading or Breathing
7/21- Review at The Mod Podge Bookshelf
7/22- Giveaway at Midnight Garden
7/23- Guest Blog and Giveaway at Reading Away the Days
7/24- Giveaway at Books to Consider
7/25- Guest Blog at Words Like Silver
7/26- Review at Making the Grade
7/27- Interview at Book Chic
7/28- Guest Blog at The Mod Podge Bookshelf 

Thank you to all my bookish pals for helping kick off Mod Podge Blog Tours! 

For more info on future tours, as well as author info for being hosted on MPB, please check out the new Mod Podge Blog Tour Page on The Mod Podge Bookshelf.


And now for a giveaway! 

Win a finished copy of Amelia Anne is Dead and Gone.


  1. SUCH a fun interview!! I love your questions, Erika, and the answers as well. I think the best way for debut authors to go on tour is to have them on a panel. For the Dark Days Tour, there were 2 debut authors [Jodi Meadows and Brodi Ashton] with 2 already published authors [Cynthia Hand and Courtney Allison Moulton]. I think it was great to get their different perspectives on the world of publishing! And, the place was pretty packed, so it was totally successful. I think that's the way to go! =)

    Fabulous interview! I can't wait to read Amelia Is Dead and Gone!!

    Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  2. I love this interview! It makes me SO excited to read the book, which sounds amazing. :) I saw John Green mention it on Twitter, and I was immediately like I NEED THIS BOOK NOW PLEASE.

  3. Great interview! I was already excited to read this when I saw John Green mention it, and you've only made me more excited! Can't wait to read this one!!