Friday, March 11, 2011

Author Interview- Kate Evangelista

Today I have a very special author interview for all the readers of Review Carnival. A few days ago, I stumbled upon a great blog called the Coffee Bar. It was a very unique blog which featured the first three chapters, theme song and character images of author Kate Evangleista's novel Taste. As soon as I started reading the first chapter, I was hooked to the story. So I suggest, if you have some time, head over to to get a taste of her paranormal young adult novel Taste!

Here is the interview

Favorite color- burgundy
Favorite author- Lisa Kleypas
Favorite book- Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
Zodiac sign- Taurus
Place of your dreams- Ireland
Your motto- The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

1. What prompted you to write Young Adult Fiction?

The teen years can be the most tumultuous and yet magical years of someone's life. So many things can happen. The belief in the fantastic is still strong. And the first touch of romance blooms. I love working with story lines that involve teens, which is why I stayed within YA.

2. What kind of characters/settings do you like?

When I start a novel, many of my characters are already fully formed, so I don't necessarily lean towards one kind or the other. In terms of setting, I've realized that most of my works in progress tend to be a little darker, even my more humorous scenes tend to lean on the darker side. I don't why. I'm usually a cheery person.

3. Which character do you think is the most unique in Taste? Which character is your favorite?

Great question! It's split. The most unique character in Taste is actually someone called Yana. She's introduced further into the book. My favorite character is Yuri. He's just so damaged. I want to hug him and never let go. I guess it also helps that he looks so much like Alex Pettyfer.

4. Do you ever suffer from writer's block? How do you deal with it?

I've never really had a case of writer's block. More like an initial hesitation, which is usually brought on by personal doubts. I say this because the characters dictate the story. They whisper it to me. Once I feel confident in the story they tell, I sit down and write. That's everyday. I don't let a day go by without writing something, even if it's just a paragraph.

(NOTE- This is not the official cover. It is just a stand in)

5. What other books/stories are you currently working on?

I'm actually writing one about Reapers. And this time around, it's actually writing itself. I already know how it ends. I just have to fill in the blanks in between. Something to keep myself busy while Taste is finding a home.

6. What message would you like to give your fans?

I want to say: Thank you! Your support and encouragement mean so much to me. I smile every time I receive an email from a reader who enjoyed the chapters up on The Coffee Bar.

And: Spread the word. The more readers who know about Taste, the better

To stay updated about the release of her novel Taste, follow her on twitter- or visit her website

Thank you so much for the interview, Kate and hope Taste become a huge phenomenon!


  1. Kate is fabulous! Thanks for sharing some great background info on her as well as her wise insight about writing!

  2. Awesome interview! So excited for you, Kate!!! :D

  3. Wonderful interview! Good luck to Kate and her novels!

  4. Good interview. Best wishes for many readers and good reviews.

  5. Can't wait to read 'Taste' Kate! I'll be following your blog to keep updated!
    Cheers ...
    Nishi Serrano
    Author Extra-unordinaire

  6. Best Wishes to Kate on her success!

  7. Hi Kate,

    Got your message on Novelsontherun...I just read your 3!! really got into that reading trance where you don't want to stop reading. Intriguing character is Demitri. Dray seems a sweet guy.
    Well done on the title. Simple but says a lot about the type of book you could be reading.


  8. p.s. Great interview with Kate. I am new follower to this blog.


  9. ooohh i love that she likes neil gaiman! i'm a new GFC follower! follow me?!

  10. Thanks for posting this fantastic interview with Kate. She's a wonderfully talented writer. I'm a bit biased because I love TASTE, and can't wait to have my own copy sitting on my bookshelf.