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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Blog Tour- PLATFORM DWELLERS by Katarina Boudreaux An Interview & Giveaway!

Hey everyone! I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for PLATFORM DWELLERS by Katarina Boudreaux! This book sounds absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to read it!

I have an interview with Katarina to share with you today! And make sure to enter the giveaway below!

Haven't heard of PLATFORM DWELLERS? Check it out!

Author: Katarina Boudreaux
Pub. Date: May 8, 2018
Publisher: Owl Hollow Press
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 268
Find it: AmazonGoodreads
On the remnants of oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico and Dauphin Island, Joe is a typical Nob Platform teenager, except that her Mom left a year ago for a more social Platform, and her Dad sometimes forgets she exists. But she knows she wants a career in Communications, so her high school senior project “See-Saw” focuses on long-distance underwater connections. Drayton, Joe’s best friend, discovers lights moving on Land at the same time Joe picks up SOS signals with her See-Saw.

Though Land has been silent since technology was destroyed during the Moralist Revolution, Joe and Drayton discover that the Platform Planning Commission (PPC) seems to be ultimately responsible for the Bone Virus that precipitated the Revolution. They enlist the help of Flox, a debunked scientist, to take them to Land to investigate the remnants of human Land society—before the PPC can stop them. What they find on Land will forever change the course of their lives and the lives of all Platform Dwellers.

Now on to the interview!

Hey Katarina!! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books I’m glad you could stop by for a chat! PLATFORM DWELLERS sounds AWESOME and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about PLATFORM DWELLERS and the characters?

PLATFORM DWELLERS is about a society living on the remnants of oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Land has been silent since technology was destroyed during the Moralist Revolution, but the Platforms are vibrantly alive. The PC has tight control of Platform life, so when Joe and Drayton discover SOS signals from Land and historical inaccuracies, they have to investigate the remnants of Land.
Joe is a smart, tenacious teenage girl who misses her Mom, but wants to achieve greatness in her future career. Drayton, Joe’s best friend, is a mechanical whiz with idealistic principles. Flox, a debunked scientist, is crazily sane, and Lisette is more interested in soil and plants than people most of the time.

Is this the start to a series or a standalone?
I have the next book written in my mind, so a series!!!

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?
Absolutely. I teach music and dance, and some of my students’ characteristics are definitely embedded into the characters.

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?
Flox was my favorite character to write because he is full of quirky depths and details and just fun to see come alive. My least favorite was Lisette because I wanted her to be the kind of friend you always wanted to have, but never did - which was challenging to get right.

What is your favorite passage/scene in PLATFORM DWELLERS?

I love the scene when Joe is first introduced to Flox. It really lives for me.

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

Because of the setting, I did massive research on Platforms, ocean life, technology relating to living completely off land which means off the grid, so production of electricity, clean water, communications. The entire Platform world!

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?
Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. Since like forever.

What inspired you to write YA?
I wanted to write strong characters to inspire young people, and books that were fun to read for everyone but had a strong social point. I feel the YA genre offered me that option.

Lightening Round Questions

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
I am reading the Warriors series by Erin Hunter. It was gifted to me by a friend, and yes, I do love cats. I’m also quite the fan of If Animals Kissed Goodnight by Ann Whitford Paul and Red Wagon by Renata Liwska (my 16 month old’s favorites).

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?
That’s a tough one. I feel like it depends on the day as I switch hats like fifteen times before lunch. But I’d say Ravenclaw - not for the wisdom, but the wit. I crack myself up.

Twitter or Facebook?

Favorite Superhero?
She-Ra. I go old school.

Favorite TV show?
I’m not a big TV fan. Gasp. But it’s a tie between Star Trek Next Generation and Gilmore GIrls.

Sweet or Salty?
Sweetly Salty

Any Phobias?
I’m not a fan of roller coasters. I’m not sure it’s Phobia level, but it’s close. Flying. I sincerely dislike airplanes, but you have to do what you have to do sometimes.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?
I’ve got Andra Day’s “Stand up for Something” and Labrinth’s Jealous going through my head right now.

2018 Movie you’re most looking forward to?
Deadpool 2

Thanks so much Katarina for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read PLATFORM DWELLERS

About Katarina:
Katarina Boudreaux is a writer, musician, composer, tango dancer, and teachera shaper of word, sound, and mind. She returned to New Orleans after circuitous journeying.

Her chapbook “Anatomy Lessons” is available from Flutter Press.  Her play “Awake at 4:30” is a finalist in the 2016 Tennessee Williams Festival. Her novel “Still Tides” is a semi-finalist in the 2016 Faulkner-Wisdom competition.

Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of PLATFORM DWELLERS, US Only.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tour Schedule:

Week One:
4/23/2018- Laura Holt Reads and WritesReview
4/24/2018- Sincerely Karen JoExcerpt
4/25/2018- TMBA Corbett Tries to Write- Interview
4/26/2018- Lauren is ReadingReview
4/27/2018- ColorimetryExcerpt

Week Two:
4/30/2018- FUONLYKNEWExcerpt
5/1/2018- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
5/2/2018- A Gingerly ReviewReview
5/3/2018- The Reading LifeSpotlight
5/4/2018- BookHounds YAReview


  1. This is truly a unique book! Amazing setting! Can't wait to read this book.

  2. Sounds like a good dystopian. Thanks.


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