Over 32,000 teen readers cast their vote for the 2013 Teens’ Top Ten, and The Hub is celebrating their choices! Today we feature Kresley Cole, whose book Poison Princess is #5 on this year’s Teen’s Top Ten list.
Poison Princess is a delectable post-apocalyptic romance story that follows Evie, a sweet, well-to-do southern girl from Louisiana, whosuffers from horrible hallucinations of death and destruction. Evie soon realizes her hallucinations are anything but that; they are visions of the future. The apocalyptic event that destroys the world around her has started a war, an ancient prophecy Evie’s grandmother once told her about. Twenty-two teens, the Major Arcana, must now battle each other in the ultimate war of good and evil.
Now Evie’s on the run to the one person who may have some answers for her, but she is not aloneâ€¦ Jack Deveaux, an antagonistic classmate from the other side of the bayou, promised he would protect her on this journey. Now they are bound together in a fight to stay alive and find the truth.
Check Simon & Schuster’s website for a video in which Kresley Cole reveals the inspiration for Poison Princess, and read on for my interview with this charismatic author.
What’s a typical work day like for you?
When I’m on deadline, I wake up before sunrise (though I’m not a morning person!). Once I’m at the desk, I turn on fast bpm music, caffeinate myself liberally, then write for several hours. If I’m flagging by late afternoon, I make myself go exercise (blech).
After that, I have the dreaded second shift at the desk, one that runs well into the night. I call it the time-to-make-the-donuts shift (i.e., http://bit.ly/1exSqWq).
On those rare occasions when I’m not on deadline, I enjoy doing things like â€œemerge from houseâ€ and â€œexperience sunlight.â€