Monday, June 6, 2016

FFBC Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Resurgence (Kerry Wilkinson)

Resurgence (Silver Blackthorn #3)
by Kerry Wilkinson
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Release Date: May 31st 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia

"Can I ask you one thing...why does it have to be you?"My throat is dry but I manage to say the words clearly enough: "If I don't do it, who else will?"
An entire country has been lied to.
Silver Blackthorn was supposed to be one of the privileged few, chosen to serve and help rebuild a shattered nation.
Instead, she is a rebel.
Tales of her defiance have spread across the land. King Victor and the Minister Prime want her dead, the resistance groups are desperate for her help.
But Silver's friends and family are in dire jeopardy; hiding is no longer an option.
As her travels take her into the far reaches of an unknown land, she is forced to make new friends and hunt for new allegiances.
Final battle lines are being drawn. The time has come.
Then there's the hardest choice of all: Opie or Imrin.

Which came first, the title or the novel?

It wasn't called Resurgence until long after the story had been finished The original titles for the trilogy was Kingdom Come, Kingdom Falling and Kingdom's End. The publisher didn't like those for some reason, so they were retitled to Reckoning, Renegade and Resurgence

 What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?

Without wanting to spoil too much, there's one where Silver knowingly walks herself into great danger - and uses only her words to get herself out again. The easy option is a big action scene, or some sort of shenanigans but I liked that it was her smartness that worked.

Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?

Anything can be fixed in a second draft!

What was your favorite book in 2015?

The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood. It's a great thriller but there are a pair of sisters central to the story who live apart from each other. I live away from my brother and sisters and a lot of it really struck with me.

 Which was the most difficult or emotional scene to narrate?

Not difficult as such but the final chapter was always how it was going to end. I wrote it in public, on a train travelling to London, surrounded by tourists and it was a really odd experience.

 Which part of the writing process do you enjoy more: Drafting or Revising?

It's not necessarily a separate process. When I'm on the first draft, I'm often going back into earlier chapters and cutting stuff, or fiddling around with the order. That first version is always my favourite part, getting everything out until the ideas are finally something real on a page. It's always a great relief once that part's done.

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Kerry Wilkinson has been busy since turning thirty.
His first Jessica Daniel novel, Locked In, is a number one ebook bestseller, while the series as a whole has sold one million copies.
He has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults, a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus the standalone thriller, Down Among the Dead Men.
Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like 'barm' and 'ginnel'.
When he's short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he's not, he writes it all down.
Find out more at: http://kerrywilkinson.com

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