‘Paranormalcy’ author won’t be bringing Tasey to Comic-Con July 9, 2012Posted by Diana McCabe in Authors, News.
Tags: Comic-Com, Evie, Kiersten White, Paranormalcy
And why not. She’s a natural. Anyone who has read White’s YA flirty, action-packed PARANORMALCY and SUPERNATURALLY knows she’s got a quick wit and great imagination. After all, she dreamed up Evie, the teen-age girl who can see through the glamours of paranormal creatures. That makes her a valuable asset of the IPCA — the International Paranormal Containment Agency — where she uses her pink “rhinestone-studded Tasey” to bag and tag paranormals, who are later made into useful members of society. (Apparently Evie, is the only human on the planet who can see through paranormal glamours.)
A. I had just been complaining that I hadn’t seen a single celebrity when none other than Ultimate Nerd Deity himself, Nathan Fillion, walked right past me. Ask and ye shall receive. Other than that, any event where I get to chat and hang out with fans (of my books and others) is always a blast.
Q. What will you be doing at Comic-Con? (Showing off Tasey?)
A. I’m going to be running around embarrassing myself on camera, mostly. My publisher, HarperTeen, has made me their official Comic-Con correspondent. They claim it’s because I’m quick-witted or some nonsense like that, but really it’s because they know I have no problem making an idiot of myself for internet consumption. I’ll be interviewing other authors, making a guest appearance at HarperTeen’s preview panel on Saturday night, and speaking on a panel of other urban fantasy authors Sunday afternoon, after which I’ll be signing. Sadly, I will be leaving my pink Taser at home because I have a strict policy of not getting arrested at public events.
Q. On a “can’t miss” for you at this year’s Comic-Con?
A. It KILLS me, but my authorial duties conflict with The Hobbit panel. Hopefully my husband can get in. I think he’s never been prouder of my career than these two summers when it has netted him free passes to Comic-Con. Cruelly dashed Martin Freeman and Peter Jackson hopes aside, I’m really looking forward to meeting author and reader friends new and old. Plus I get to introduce my HarperTeen team to carne asada French fries. They’ll never want to go back to New York!
Q. What can you tell us about ENDLESSLY — just a hint for us Evie fans?
A. In spite of adorably hopeful emails from teen fans, ENDLESSLY is my last book with Evie as a narrator. There are surly dragons, trippy unicorns, surprise tasings, Faerie Realm misadventures, old friends, new enemies, and possibly the destruction of the whole world. You know, the standard teen experience.