Today we have the awesome Tiffany Truitt stopping by to discuss her book Chosen Ones it’s an amazing Dystopian/Sci-Fi story if you want to see how amazing check out Jaime’s review here. Also stick around after Tiffany’s interview for an chance to win and EBook of Chosen Ones from the lovely peeps at Entangled Publishing!!!!!
Here’s the book Synopsis!
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Entangled Teen
ISBN:16206100000Amazon/Barnes & Noble
What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival? Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.
Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones. There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity—and overwhelming in its danger. But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?
Two Chicks-What was your favorite character to write and why? Least favorite character?
Tiffany-That’s always a difficult question. I don’t have any kids, so I imagine it’s the closest I will come to answering the question: which one of your kids do you love the most? I really enjoyed writing Tess. I know some people are at first turned off by how harsh and unsympathetic she is at the start of the story, but I feel like she really progresses throughout the novel. It was also a ton of fun writing the letter’s from Tess’ father. His voice was great to explore.
The most difficult character to write was James. He has a certain earnestness to him that my snarky self doesn’t. I struggled with him, but I think he will be a ton of fun to write for in book three. Muahahahaha.
Two Chicks- Any hints for book 2?
Tiffany- Book 2, The Naturals, will see Tess enter a whole new world. The novel explores how Tess deals with her new freedoms and how these freedoms come with a price. There are quite a few new characters, and there is one in particularly named Lockwood that I hope fans really take to.
Two Chicks- If Chosen Ones was made into a movie who would you like to see cast as James?
Tiffany- I always imagined Ethan Peck when I was writing James. Dreamy and a great voice to boot. ***We has a pic!!!***
Two Chicks- What books have you read lately?
Tiffany- I used to read a book a week, but with writing it takes me forever to get a novel finished. I did just finish my first summer read. I scored an ARC of Gretchen McNeil’s Ten. It made me want to return to my days of devouring Agatha Christie.
Two Chicks- What are your phobias?
Tiffany- I used to only have one – snakes. But after I got bit by a spider about a month ago….which became infected…we can now add spiders to the list.
Two Chicks- Writers block. How do you get past it?
Tiffany- Ugh. I wish there was a magic pill. I went through about three months of this with the sequel to Chosen Ones. I found that going out with friends, embracing life, and stepping away from the computer really helped me. I started to help a friend with a screenplay he was writing, and just wrapping my mind around a new story helped me write my own. He also had to talk me down from the writer’s ledge a few times!! Surrounding yourself with writers and artists is a great way to combat the evil, vile writer’s block.
Two Chicks- What do you love most about writing?
Tiffany- Getting to tell whatever story I want. I also totally dig getting notes from my editor. I like criticism. I need it. I always want to step up my game.
Two Chicks- Favorite TV Show?
Tiffany- So many…current favs: New Girl, Community, Parenthood, 30 Rock
All time favorite: LOST
Two Chicks- Favorite Superhero?
Tiffany- I have always been torn between Batman and Superman. And to be honest, my love of Superman comes from my life-long desire to be Lois Lane. She’s so cool!
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