Author Interview: Hannah Moskowitz & Giveaway
Noah’s happier than I’ve seen him in months. So I’d be an awful brother to get in the way of that. It’s not like I have some relationship with Melinda. It was just a kiss. Am I going to ruin Noah’s happiness because of a kiss?
Across four sun-kissed, drama-drenched summers at his family’s beach house, Chase is falling in love, falling in lust, and trying to keep his life from falling apart. But some girls are addictive….
Not your typical beach read.
Describe Invincible Summer in three words.
Raw, pretty, ugly.
Do you hope to write any other genre besides contemporary fiction?
I have a few that are largely contemporary but with fantasy touches, like my middle grade novel ZOMBIE TAG coming later this year. I’m working right now on a real fantasy, with its own world and everything. We’ll see how that goes. I’m really in love with it.
What sort of obstacles do you face writing from a male pov? Will we ever see a main female protag from you in the future?
I so hope so! I have a few things in the works with female MCs. The only issue with writing a male MC is that some people expect me to “prove” that my MC is male, so they want him to be traditionally masculine in a way that Chase just isn’t. It’s frustrating, because if I were writing a female MC, she could act however is appropriate for the character and do a lot of unexpected things, a LOT, before someone would tell me that they didn’t believe her as a girl. But because I have a girl’s name on my cover, there are people who think I need to write a certain kind of boy. To overcompensate, I suppose. But as a whole, it’s amazing, and people are incredibly fair and encouraging.
Was it easier or harder writing and publishing your second novel?
Noooo, not at all. Writing the first draft of Invincible Summer was slightly harder, but all in all Break was much harder, just because I didn’t know what I was doing, publishing-wise. (I should mention, though, that Break was the 7th novel I finished, and Invincible Summer the 10th, so I wasn’t new to the writing thing by then!)
What books are in your summer reading pile?
A zillion I’ve collected throughout the year and haven’t gotten to read yet. I’m reluctant to name names because I know I’ll be slaughtered for not reading them yet. But a lot of releases from this year. I have a rough time keeping up with YA during the year because I have to do so much other reading for school, so I really use breaks for catching up.
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