Message From The Author

Alyson Noel

Book Title: BLUE MOON
Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy

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Author's Message

Spook School

Many authors have imagined hitting No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Getting the call, sipping champagne ... gargling?

Author Alyson Noel hit that legendary milestone this March, with her young adult series starter Evermore, and got the call -- at the dentist's office.

"I had just laid back and opened my mouth when my phone rang," the author remembers. "It was just a dream come true -- and then I had to get my teeth cleaned," she laughs.

Noel is back this month with the
second in the Immortals series, Blue Moon (St. Martin's Griffin), as her heroine Ever heads into Summerland and discovers she can manipulate time, which forces her to choose between saving her family or her love, Damen.

To create the paranormal series, Noel had to step away from the contemporary plotlines she'd penned in the past, both for teens and adults. So she went to paranormal camp, a seminar on all things spooky.

"I can't say I saw any dead people -- because I didn't," she says. But she did get a sense of the unknown. A telepathy exercise had partners guessing what the other was thinking. "You don't know these people, so you don't know what they would gravitate toward," Noel says. And yet, the author correctly guessed that her
partner was thinking of a white, fluffy cloud. "We were in a conference room in a hotel, and it was such an oddball thing to think of," she says.

Noel also participated in a past-life regression. "All I can say is that I was not Cleopatra or Marie Antoinette -- somebody had to be Marie Antoinette's servant, and that was probably me," she laughs. "Not quite the glamorous life I'd hope for."

Guess bestselling author (with clean teeth) will just have to do!

-- Elissa Petruzzi

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