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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

PAPERBACK RELEASE & GIVEAWAY! The Final Girls by Riley Sager @duttonbooks @riley_sager

The Final Girls
by Riley Sager

The Paperback copy is HERE!!

I'm excited to bring you some Q&As from the author!  
Follow along to Jessica's BLOG and Sam's BLOG for other Q&As and learn more about the author and this amazing book! 

We are ecstatic to be partnering with Dutton Books to give you a chance to win a paperback copy!
Go to our Instagram pages for your chance to win one of three copies!

What is the most difficult part of your writing process? Your writing Kryptonite?

Is it wrong to say the hardest part of my writing process is actually writing? Because it’s true. I am constantly hobbled by self-doubt. I thought it would go away with a bestseller under my belt, but so far that hasn’t happened yet. I love revising. I love seeing a printed manuscript sitting on my desk. But that daily grind of just trying to get words on the page can be torture. I’m always telling myself that I’m not good enough or smart enough or clever enough. I’m my own Kryptonite.

Do you have any strange writing habits?

I have an office and a computer desk that I never use for writing anymore. Instead, I prefer to work in a space I call my book nook. It’s got bookshelves, a couch, a coffee table and a rocking chair. So that’s where you’ll find me each day—in the book nook rocking chair with my laptop and a mug of coffee. Oh, and I’ve found that a little white noise always helps. I often write with a big, clattery box fan running on full blast. That sound just blocks out all other noise and helps me concentrate.

Is there one particular subject you would never write about as an author? What is it?

I never say never, because there’s no telling what topic might interest me in the future. I doubt I’ll ever write a romantic comedy or a fantasy novel with dragons, but who knows? One thing I can say with certainty is that, as a dog lover, I will never kill a dog in one of my books. I hate reading about it and I would certainly hate writing about it. So if you encounter a dog in a future book I write, rest assured it will live a long, happy life.

How many unpublished/half-finished books do you have?

I love that you ask this question. Hopefully my answer will show aspiring writers that perseverance is just as important as a great hook or stellar prose. Nothing happens immediately. Even those overnight successes the publishing industry loves so much have spent years working their butts off. In my case, I have three completed novels that have never been published and three books that were abandoned around the halfway point. That’s in addition to four books I had published before taking on the Riley Sager pseudonym. This all stretches back to 1997. So my overnight success was literally twenty years in the making.

Readers - I hope you enjoyed these answers - I sure did!  Be sure to pop over to Jessica and Sam's blogs for more Q&As (links at the top of this post!)

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