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Q & A and GIVEAWAY with Caprice Crane: Confessions of a Hater

Monday, August 19, 2013
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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  1. Unknown said...:

    I, too, despise cruelty to animals. It makes me very, very angry. I have tried to train my children that, no matter the animals' size, they are just "little things" that need our care. They provide love unconditionally and are a gift to us. We should never punish anything that gives so beautifully and expects so little.

  1. I try really hard to not be a hater and I think I'm getting better at it. I hope so.

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I would say I'm not a hater, but I despise cruelty to other people and animals.

  1. Grampy said...:

    Sadly, yes, there are a couple things I HATE, but I don't want to mention them. However, your question reminds me of an English class I took in college. The first assignment was an essay about "My Pet Peeve". I wrote that my pet peeve is writing essays about my pet peeve, and the instructor wrote in big red letters, "Well maybe you shouldn't be in this class, then!" So I dropped it.

  1. erin said...:

    not usually, but my recently ex-boyfriend is hitting all my hot buttons :) Thanks for sharing!

  1. Rosa said...:

    I hate laziness. Hate is such an extreme; I very much dislike laziness.

  1. Mary said...:

    I try to be more of a lover than a hater. I do hate bullies though. Even adults (who should know better can be bullies and it sucks).

  1. Veronica Vasquez said...:

    I hate liars & cheaters

  1. Amber said...:

    I'm a hater for plagiarizers. Like as in full of HATE.

  1. I'm a big "hater", I'll admit. I have a lot of things I dislike, but I like to be respectful about it.

  1. Unknown said...:

    Yes, I am a hater....of "isms". Sexism, racism, classism......

  1. Unknown said...:

    I hate child abuse. It makes me so angry.

  1. I'm a hater of cruelty to animals and childern.