Source: Book Tour, Publisher
Today, we’re a stop on the Soulprint tour and happy to be hosting Megan Miranda here at Great Imaginations! Personally, I’m a big fan as I’ve already read a majority of her released work, and continue to get excited for upcoming announcements. This is my second time interviewing the author and I’d love love love to do so in person (someday). 😉 If you haven’t read Ms. Miranda yet, I recommend you put one of her titles on your TBR list soon!
So what’s up for our stop? Ms. Miranda dished on her recent release, Soulprint, as well as some fun facts and YES we got some announcements out of her! Check it out!
Pixie: Hello Ms. Miranda! Thank you for joining us today!
I won’t keep you long, so I’m just going to ask you a few quick short questions. We are all excited to have you stop by the blog for your Soulprint tour.
First of all, can you give a brief run-down of what this Soulprint technology is all about for the followers that are just getting a little more word on the book? What sparked this idea? Anything particular?
MM: Sure! Soulprint takes place in our world, but with one difference: Just like we can now fingerprint someone’s DNA, in Soulprint, scientists have discovered how to fingerprint someone’s soul. They are able to trace who a soul has previously belonged to, proving that reincarnation exists. In the book, that information is supposed to be something private, knowledge that only you would have access to, though that’s not always the case….
The idea for Soulprint actually stems from questions I thought about when I was studying science. We had been learning about the work on the human genome project— identifying what each section of our DNA coded for —and I wondered: what if we could scientifically find the soul? What would that mean for our world, how we see each other, and how we see ourselves?
Pixie: If the Soulprint technology existed, would you want to use it for yourself? What would you hope to find out about one of your own past (soul) lives?
MM: If I grew up with that science available, like the characters in Soulprint who are then offered that information when they turned 18, I think I would be tempted. Mostly, out of pure curiosity. I think if I knew the information existed, I would have a hard time ignoring it.
However, I think if this was just discovered now, I would look past it. I think, at this point, I wouldn’t want to know. If I did find out, I think I would want to know who my family had been—I would want to get to know the people I had left behind.
Pixie: I believe this is your fourth book (correct me if I’m wrong)? Are you working on anything at the moment that we can expect in the near future? (fingers crossed)
MM: Yes! Thank you! I have 2 books scheduled to come out in 2016: my debut adult suspense novel from Simon & Schuster, and another YA!
The adult novel is told in reverse and unravels the mystery of two missing girls who vanished 10 years apart, whose cases are linked by the same group of friends in a small North Carolina town.
My next YA project is about a girl named Kelsey who has been raised in fear by her mother, who was the victim of an abduction many years before. When her mother disappears, Kelsey finds herself questioning the version of events she’s grown up with and realizes she may have just set something very dangerous in motion.
I’m very excited for both of these books to be published next year!
Pixie: Please tell us some fun facts about yourself! What do you do when you’re not writing? Do you have any funny habits?
MM: When I’m not writing, I’m hanging out with my kids (who are 8 and 6)—or I’m reading. I read a lot. A lot, a lot. Which probably doesn’t come as a surprise 😀
Fun fact: Kraft macaroni and cheese remains my favorite food in the world—proving that I am apparently 8 years old at heart.
Fun fact #2: My entire family is scared of clowns. Seriously. All my cousins, all my aunts. This bizarre phenomenon (and wondering if we learned it from each other, or whether it’s something more) got me thinking about the science of fear, which was the spark for the idea behind my 2016 YA book 😀
Pixie: If there is anything else you would like to add, feel free!
MM: Thanks so much for having me on your blog!
Pixie: Thank you so much again for joining us. I always enjoy hosting you, Ms. Miranda!
(Be sure to check out tomorrow’s (Feb. 11th) stop at The Eater of Books.)
MEGAN MIRANDA is the acclaimed author of Fracture, Vengeance, and Hysteria. She spends a great deal of time thinking about the “why” and “how” of things, which leads her to get carried away daydreaming about the “what-ifs.” She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children.
Visit Megan online at www.meganmiranda.com and on Twitter at @MeganLMiranda.
Do you want a chance to win a hardcover copy of Soulprint? Bloomsbury is providing one in a tour-wide giveaway and all you have to do is enter at one of the stops! Sorry, this is a US only giveaway–and you must be 13 years+.