Q & A with the awesome Caprice Crane!
1. I admit to being a hater, at times. Are you a hater of anything specific? How did you come up with the awesome title?
I try not to hate as a general rule. If I have to pick one thing though it's easy: cruelty to animals. I literally get a stomach ache when I see anything about abused or suffering animals. I can't take it. And anyone who willingly contributes to that is not someone I want to know. But for the rest of humanity, I don't encourage hating. That's why the title changed. It was originally named after Noel's (Hailey's older sister) manual in the book which is "How to be a Hater." But that sounds like a handy guide to hating and I didn't want there to be a negative slant to the book because it's not about that at all. And there are always consequences to everything we do. So I approached the title from the perspective of Hailey at the end of the book, rather than Hailey when she first finds her sister's diary.
2. Are there any characters you relate to more than others?
As a whole, I definitely relate to the Invisibles in the book more than the "popular" people but these aren't all one-dimensional people and everyone is who they are because of their past experiences so there's probably at lest one thing I could pick from every character in the book that I relate to.
3. Did any of the characters give you trouble when you were creating them?
Not really. I loved them all for their flaws and their virtues.
4. If you could change the ending, how would you change it (take two)?
I wouldn't! I ended it exactly how and where I wanted to, but I also like that it ends with some questions still. What's going to happen next? How are these people going to move forward now that all this stuff has happened?
5. Are there plans for more books coming soon?
I purposely left it slightly open-ended so we'd have that option. We'll see if enough people buy the book and there's a demand for it. I sure hope there is! Tell everyone to go get it! :)
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