Sunday, March 10, 2013

Welcome Karen Ann Hopkins

Today I am excited to welcome Karen Ann Hopkins to YA Fusion. In a few weeks, she'll join our rotation of Young Adult authors! Karen is the author of the Young Adult novels, Temptation and Belonging!

I asked Karen a few questions to help us get to know her and her books!

What was your favorite part of writing Temptation?

My favorite part of writing Temptation was researching the Amish culture. I completely immersed myself in all aspects of the goings-on in the the neighborhood. It was quite a learning experience.

What was your favorite part of writing Belonging?

In Belonging, Rose discovers that the Amish world isn't always what she thought it would be. There is a darker side to the secretive society that threatens to tear the young lovers apart. 

The end of Temptation left us wondering what will happen between Noah and Rose. Will we find out the fate of our young couple in Belonging? 

  The ending of the second book in the series will tie up plot lines, but also shock readers.

What was your favorite book as a teenager?

There are many books that affected me strongly as a teenager, but I'd have to say that Black Beauty, the Outsiders and the Lord of the Rings trilogy are at the top of the list.

Thanks for joining us, Karen! We look forward to your first post!


Natalie Aguirre said...

Awesome to meet Karen. Congrats to joining YA Fusion. And your book sounds good.

Ann Finkelstein said...

So nice to meet you, Karen. I look forward to reading your posts on YA Fusion.

Kristin Lenz said...

Welcome aboard, Karen!