First things first, I want to start by saying I absolutely adore Kristen, Nicola, and Rachel for hosting this and giving these authors a chance to highlight and sell their books to the masses. A huge "You guys rock!" to them. I only wish to be as awesome as the three of you at some point in my life. I am going to give you guys a quick rundown of the chat and I am going to do my best to feature every author that participated!
There were ELEVEN questions answered by the authors as their main characters; I will try to feature every author/main character here, but if I do not, chances are it is because there are SO MANY questions and answers and it was hard to get them all. Feel free to scroll through my favourites on Twitter to read all my favourite answers and see about these glorious books!
The first question asked was for everyone to introduce themselves! It got the authors and Twitter users talking about the books and a short little blurb about the book itself. Some of my favourite answers were...
A1. I'm Lydia Blankenship, a secondary character in THE SERPENT KING only because my dad's not a perverted snakehandling preacher #FAC16— Jeff Zentner (@jeffzentner) July 26, 2015
The second question was to describe what they looked like. Some of my favourite answers were...I'm Cas Leung. I live on the Southern Republic of California coast with my family and our stable of Reckoners (giant sea monsters) #FAC16— Cas Leung (w/ Emily) (@skrutskie) July 26, 2015
#FAC16 I have dusky skin, a shadow that won't stay, cygnet eyes, waist-length hair black as hate and a nose I have yet to grow into.— Roshani Chokshi (@NotRashKnee) July 26, 2015
Next it was about what is so great to live where they do, whether it be good food, good Wifi, or something else entirely! My favourite answers were...Alex: I have unpredictable curly brown hair that I keep in a ponytail. Tattoos? No, needles could be tainted. #FAC16 https://t.co/R8vGvwBSI8— Kristy Acevedo (@kristyace) July 26, 2015
A3: the summer nights are beautiful and magical, but tbh the best thing about my hometown is that i'm LEAVING at the end of summer #FAC16— Emily Henry (@EmilyHenryWrite) July 26, 2015
This was followed by asking about the fashion trends where they are. I loved these answers...A3 Ok, ok, the best thing about living here is my best friend, Ajay. He uses words like copulated. #FAC16— Ashley Herring Blake (@ashleyhblake) July 26, 2015
Q4: I can't live without my Converse shoes… other than that, the real fashion trends are underneath the jeans and hoodie I'm wearing. #FAC16— Laurie E. Flynn (@laurellizabeth) July 26, 2015
Next was what they would do with a million of whatever currency they currently have. Some of my favourite answers included...Fashion for me is anything that doesn't come from a dead animal. I can feel their deaths when I touch fur/skins, which isn't pretty. #FAC16— Kathryn Purdie (@KathrynPurdie) July 26, 2015
A5: A million?? Is there a million pounds in the whole country?? I would buy England! I would run it SENSIBLY. #fac16— Henrietta Howel (ATM (@JessCluess) July 26, 2015
Queston 6 was dream job! (Mine is to be the speech writer for the prime minister) The characters answered with...A5. Besides throw it in the black Stygian pit of student loan debt? Invest it in my blog, Dollywould. Pay outside writers. #FAC16— Jeff Zentner (@jeffzentner) July 26, 2015
A6. Bank robber count? Casino heist mastermind? Modern day Robin Hood with 0 regard for teacher or parent authority? #FAC16— Kurt Dinan (@KurtDinan) July 26, 2015
The seventh question (getting closer to the end now) was what food they would eat forever, which made me extremely hungry. Some of my favourite answers were...Q6: Something in chemical engineering. Something that follows a formula. Numbers make way more sense to me than people. #FAC16— Laurie E. Flynn (@laurellizabeth) July 26, 2015
A7: CASHEW CREAM RAVIOLI. Effing NOM. Or the Ranch Chicken Sandwich @ On The Vedge #vegan #FAC16 https://t.co/Q4qHg6qRu1— Jeff Garvin (@jeffgarvinbooks) July 26, 2015
Question number eight asked about their greatest achievement. Some of my favourites were...A7) Food I could eat forever? Well, I will probably eat mammoth meat forever. But honey I gathered myself is my favorite. #fac16— Julie Eshbaugh (@JulieEshbaugh) July 26, 2015
A8 *snort laughs* I'd love to hear my mom answer this question..."Oh, Sam? Accomplishments?" *witch cackles* "He's a total f*ck up." #FAC16— Ashley Herring Blake (@ashleyhblake) July 26, 2015
The ninth question was what superpower they would love to have. My favourite answers were...A8: My greatest achievement: all the horses I've started under saddle & not getting caught kissing the hot guy in my archery class. #fac16— Audrey C0ulthurst (@audwrites) July 26, 2015
The penultimate question was if they had a crush on someone and what their ideal date would be. And while Emily's answer was my favourite, it had like six parts to it, so view it here. Otherwise, I really enjoyed...A9. To prevent low-rated shows from getting cancelled while they're still awesome, & to get them cancelled just before they suck #FAC16— Jeff Zentner (@jeffzentner) July 26, 2015
A10: Hanging out at the quarry with Declan. Or, you know, doing literally anything with him. God I miss that boy. #FAC16— Emily Martin (@thatEmilyMartin) July 26, 2015
And the final question was if they would do body shots with Jon Snow and there was only one acceptable answer...A10) Um...*blush* Yes? I guess our ideal date would be to explore London together, but that's not possible... #FAC16— Tara Sim (@EachStarAWorld) July 26, 2015
And that was the end of #FAC16! Which makes me super sad. Thanks again to our lovely hosts, to all the authors who participated, and to everyone else who joined in on the fun! I will still be around if anyone wants to chat with me!A11: Jon Snow body shots. I mean. Yes. I don't even...yes. Of course. OF COURSE. WHERE IS HE? IS HE HERE???? #fac16— Jessica Cluess (@JessCluess) July 26, 2015
Check back next Sunday for my wrap up of the books I am super excited for and what I have preordered out of the bunch!