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Today I have the privilege of welcoming back an author that’s no stranger to the There’s A Book audience, Estevan Vega. A young, up and coming author of at least two young adult novels, numerous short stories and more. Today I have the opportunity of sharing a short interview with Estevan in preparation for my upcoming review on his most recent release, Ashes which is the sequel to Arson. So, without further hesitation on my part, Estevan Vega…

1. Describe Ashes in 10 words or less.

It’s intense. Unexpected. Romantic. Everything you want from a sequel. 

2. Your writing as a whole tends to lean toward the “darker” side. Holy crap. Does it? Can you shed any light on why that is?

Um…because monsters live underneath my bed. No…better, I got my heart broken and never got over it. Secretly I’m a sadist egomaniac who enjoys infecting the minds of the youth. No, you mean seriously? Aw, heck, I guess I should be honest with this question…I was dropped one too many times as a baby. I hear Stephen King and Anne Rice were too. I suppose some children, and a few writers, never recover. 

3. If you could meet any one author currently living or not, who would you choose and why?

Richard freaking Matheson. That guy has written so many stories I have just fallen in love with, many of which come from The Twilight Zone era. I think a lot of his writing is just genius. I also have enjoyed I am Legend and several of his film adaptations too. But he’s up there in years…not sure how much time I got. 

4. What’s your favorite picture book from your childhood?

I don’t know, but I have quoted Green Eggs and Ham and Are you my Mother? about a hundred or so times. 

5. With Ashes now published and on it’s way to great things, what are you writing about now that we can look forward to in the future?

There is much to look forward to, but as the old caveat goes…if I tell you, I’d have to…oh, forget it. I’m working on fleshing out the third chapter in the ARSON series. It’s gonna be tight. It will pick up where Ashes leaves off and we’ll see where that bad boy goes. Also, I’m writing a cool short story, a love story, and that should be out soon. Also, within the next few months, look out for another full-blown novel, a revamped, supernatural thriller from the past. It is about to be reborn. So much on the horizon. 2012 is gonna be so awesome I hear it’ll border on apocalyptic!

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Thank you so much, Estevan, for stopping by There’s A Book today! Richard Matheson is incredible and you’d probably kill me for telling you that I know someone who grew up writing with him. He’s an amazing author and I can completely understand why you’d want to meet him! As for what’s coming up in your future, it sounds like we’ve got quite a bit to look forward to in the next year or two. I for one, can’t wait! Best of luck with everything!

Summary for Ashes:

More than three months have passed since Arson and Emery were taken. Taken and then separated.

And experimented on.

Salvation Asylum is more like a prison than a psychiatric facility. Unknowingly, Arson has become a vital instrument in a campaign set to genetically alter mankind. Enraged, confused, trapped, and unable to fully manifest his abilities, he wonders if he will ever see Emery again. His new existence is one crawling with questions. Is Grandma alive? Where does the fire come from? Can he become more than a monster?

In Ashes, book two of the ARSON series, nightmare and reality collide as Arson must embrace what he is and the haunting realization that there may be others out there, others like him.

Make sure you stop by the rest of The {Teen} Book Scene Blog Tour for more great reviews and interviews!
Thank you so much to the author, Estevan Vega, for providing the eGalley of Ashes for review! Look for my review coming in November!

7 Responses to Author Interview: Estevan Vega

  1. Shannon says:

    New series for me. Looks very promising!

  2. Estevan Vega says:

    Thanks so much for having me on and doing the interview. Had a blast with it. Can’t wait to read your review!

  3. had some fun with these interview questions…maybe you’ll have fun reading em for today’s blog tour stop.

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