8 iul. 2012

Hey Romania!

It's me, Rae Hachton! I'm super excited to talk with you!

I am the author of the Pretty in Black series. I enjoy Dark Romanticism Literature and wished I lived in Dracula's Castle.

I will be talking with you Live tonight. Anything you want to ask, leave me a question in the comment box and I will respond!

161 comentarii:

Alex Raicea spunea...

Welcome, Rae ! >:D<

Sabryy spunea...

hello, Rae!

How are you doing?

I have some questions, like...

Do you want to come in Romania?

and...

What's your bigest wish?

Hihi, it's like a small interview :))

Iuliks spunea...

Welcome! It's such an honor for us to be talking with you today!

Iuliks spunea...

I know this quwstion is asked over and over again, but I want to know:>

What inspired you to write " Pretty in Black"?

Rae Hachton spunea...

Hey Alex! :D

Hey Sabryy: I DO want to come to Romania!!

Yes, I'm excited to be speaking with you!

Rae Hachton spunea...

My Biggest Wish is probably, in the future, to see Pretty in Black on the Big Screen—a movie!

I love answering this question: What was my inspiration for Pretty in Black:

Answer: It was several things, really, that all occurred at the same time.

The first thing was this: I was in a cemetery in March 2011 late one night and I thought I saw two lovers laying atop a grave, but their embrace looked tragic. I wanted to know why they were there so late at night and why were they so sad?

The image of them stayed with me for days.

Second thing: I heard this song called "My Time's Up" by The Raveonettes and it was absolutely beautiful.

After seeing the apparitions in the cemetery and hearing that song, the story began to click with me. I began writing it a few days after.

Sabryy spunea...

yay :x so awesome. but you still don't know who were they?

Iuliks spunea...

Wow:D After reading about your book on this blog, I wanted to read it ever since.

The idea was very interesting.

Christyna spunea...

Nice! Pretty in Black has a HUGE cliffhanger. Is there one in Black Satin?

Rae Hachton spunea...

I do not even believe they were real? I think they were just imaginary or something? They may have been real, but when I saw them, they appeared to be in their own little world, and didn't notice me at all. But, I will never forget that.

Sabryy spunea...

Wow :x

I really really really really...

...wait...

really really really...

...still wait...

really really...

...WANT THE BOOK!

Iuliks spunea...

I just listened to "My Time's Up" by The Raveonettes, and it's really beautiful:X

Which is/are your favorite book/books?

Rae Hachton spunea...

Thank You Luliks.

Hey Christyna. I know, right! Pretty in Black did have a BIG cliffhanger. There isn't a cliffhanger in Black Satin. The book wraps up everything that happened in book one, and two. However, the ending will probably make you curious as to what happens next. :D

Rae Hachton spunea...

You guys are awesome!

Yes, the song "My Time's Up" is a personal favorite of mine, and was the main thing that inspired this entire series.

My favorite books are a lot of the Dark Romantic classics such as Dracula, Wuthering Heights, and Frankenstein.

And I absolutely LOVE a lot of the YA Literature such as Nevermore by Kelly Creagh and Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel.

Rae Hachton spunea...

I'm already working on Book Three, Raven in the Grave. :) I'm the MOST excited about this one.

Also, the first three books in the series are named after Raveonettes songs, LOL :D

Iuliks spunea...

That's awesome!:D

After you finish this series, what will you work on next ?

Sabryy spunea...

God, there are a lot of books which I really want to read, but I can't buy them in romanian...

Alex, eu una iti recomand sa incerci sa iti accepte la editura Litera sau Rao. Leda au foarte multe pe cap.

Rea, you always wanted to be a writer?

Rae Hachton spunea...

I have plans for two different Zombie books, one of which is a trilogy.

I think I did always want to be a writer, but I just didn't know it until about two years ago. I've always been an avid reader, and had daydreams ALL the time :)

Christyna spunea...

Whew...I'm kind of relieved about the cliffhanger part :D Can't wait to read it! Talking to you makes me wish to re-read Pretty In Black ASAP

cuddlybooks spunea...

Hi Rae,
Do you have any advices for future writers? What are your favorite singers/songs/bands? Are you working on a book right now or are you planning one?
Thank you :*

Iuliks spunea...

Me too...I always have daydreams & because of that I can't concentrate on school:))...

But whenever I have time I write my idea in my diary:>

Rae Hachton spunea...

LOL @Christyna Yeah, I thought it was alright to do just one cliffhanger in this series, but there will be no more, promise :D

Advice for future writers? I think I would say Go For it! Start writing, right now. :) Favorite band: The Raveonettes LOL. I also LOVE a ton of music.

In fact, I listen to music as I write. This is a must. I even have soundtracks for each of my books.

Yes, I have about 3 books I'm working on currently :)

Iuliks spunea...

I wonder how do you feel when the readers are telling you that your book, YOUR Book, was awesome?

Elena Zaharia spunea...

Hello Rae Hachton!

Rae Hachton spunea...

@ Luliks :D Yes, that was totally me when I was in high school. I couldn't concentrate!

I'm still that way, even today.

Creative Writing class was always a relief, because the teacher didn't mind me staring out the window!

I have a story about this actually. One of the scenes in Pretty in Black, is actually from a Day Dream I had back in high school, in tenth grade?

Anyone want to hear this story or read a small excerpt of that scene? I'm willing to share :)

PS: Writing in a diary/journal is really awesome idea. When you get older, you can look back at your younger self and that is amazing.

Rae Hachton spunea...

Hey Elena! *Waves*

@ Luliks When I hear that a reader enjoyed my book, I'm happy that they liked it, but it almost doesn't feel real. I'm always humbled by readers response. Readers inspire me and keep me motivated.

Iuliks spunea...

Yes we really want to read a small excerpt if you're willing:D

And yes, even if I started writing in my diary a couple of month ago, I'm happy because of that:>

Rae Hachton spunea...

Yay!

When I was in tenth grade, I had a daydream about a vampire, showing up outside the classroom window. He was gorgeous and he'd come to get me. [I LOVE vampires.] But he didn't want to drink my blood, he was warm to the touch, and the sunlight didn't bother him, so...he wasn't a vampire-vampire. He was something a little different...an evermore.

Here is the excerpt:

[it's actually much longer than I thought...so I will just give snippets of it at random]


I focused my gaze out the window. The breeze made the grass dance. A few people I knew here at school walked down the sidewalk toward the front office.

I turned my attention back to the Calc lecture, but a second later, a violin melody melted onto the airwaves and crept beyond the windows where I sat and into the classroom. I searched outside for the source of this sound, but I noticed that no one seemed to hear the sound. No one but me. The teacher kept talking and the students kept listening, scribbling notes. The sound painted a perfect portrait of a dark romantic paradise. Why could no one else hear this?

I looked outside again and that’s when I noticed movement from behind a tree and my pulse raced with anticipation. Around the tree, Marcus turned, until he faced me with a bright smile on his face. He played the violin effortlessly. My skin tingled. He stopped playing and tilted his violin against the base of the tree. Hands in pockets, he leaned against the tree, and gazed at me. I smiled. He never failed to mesmerize me.

Elena Zaharia spunea...

How are you? How is the weather there?

Iuliks spunea...

Ohh... This is so awesome!

I can't wait to read it!:D

Rae Hachton spunea...

hey, yeah, that's a little secret, Alex & Christyna! Vampires?

No, not actually? The Evermore is related to the Vampire. Black Satin will explain how this came to be.

Also, I will just say this, there are also Gargoyles in book 2!

Rae Hachton spunea...

@Elena It is SUPER hot here, like...stay in the pool, drinking ice water...HOT. LOL.

@Luliks, thanks!

@Elena How are you? How is the weather there?

Iuliks spunea...

Rae what would you be doing if you weren't a writer?

Rae Hachton spunea...

I would probably be a photographer or a graphic designer. I love images. And art in general, really.

Elena Zaharia spunea...

I am fine!Here is hot too:(

Rae Hachton spunea...

:( I know...I don't really like hot weather. I love fall time for sure, though! The weather is nice and breezy, and of course...my favorite...Halloween occurs then, too. :)

Elena Zaharia spunea...

I really want to read Pretty in Black but I'm not so good at English.

Iuliks spunea...

I love fall too, because my birthday is then:D and it's not hot

Rae Hachton spunea...

English is HARD...I'm serious. I live in the USA, yes, but my parents were French/Filipino and so English didn't make a lot of sense to me, but since I went to American school, I guess I picked up on it...but sometimes it's still a total fail.

Yes :) I want people to be able to read my book, so I'm hoping, in the near future, it can be translated. This would be really awesome.

Rae Hachton spunea...

@Luliks really? when's your birthday?

When is everyone else's birthday? Mine is December 31! New Year's Eve.

This is also Marcus Marble's birthday :D

Elena Zaharia spunea...

Will be my pleasure to read all your books and maybe to see the movie in the future.

Iuliks spunea...

October 3rd

Sabryy spunea...

June 2nd :D

Elena Zaharia spunea...

June 8th :)

Rae Hachton spunea...

So, what is it like in Romania? I've always wanted to come there. It's like something I will totally have to do when opportunity presents itself.

Rae Hachton spunea...

Sweet! Got some summer birthdays there!

Elena Zaharia spunea...

You have to see the Peles Castle and Bran Castle.

Rae Hachton spunea...

@Elena oh yes, that's a definite! :D

Iuliks spunea...

And be careful please! We don't want Dracula to kidnap you!:)) We still need you!:D

Rae Hachton spunea...

I sent some book swag to Alex and Christyna...signed bookmarks and buttons that match the Pretty in Black book, so when those arrive, you guys can probably get one! :D

Sabryy spunea...

You really gotta go in our caves, they're awesome :x

Rae Hachton spunea...

@Luliks LOL!! :D hehehe, I was watching Dracula last night!

Elena Zaharia spunea...

You can come for a bath in The Black Sea. The water is warm now.

Rae Hachton spunea...

Yes, I've seen a lot of pictures and everything and have heard a lot about Romania. Oh my Gosh, I can't wait to come. I might even stay! It sounds so awesome!

Iuliks spunea...

And the monasteries from Bucovina:> You should go there too:>

Rae Hachton spunea...

*Smiles* I'm going to jump up & down when I finally do get there. It'll be like a dream come true. I'm gonna go see everything :D

Rae Hachton spunea...

I ask to everyone: What Literature is your favorite, do you think?

Iuliks spunea...

We hope that you will enjoy the stay!:> There are lots that you can see!

Elena Zaharia spunea...

Take some pictures when you come here!

Rae Hachton spunea...

I will totally take pictures!!

Elena Zaharia spunea...

What kind of music do you like?

Iuliks spunea...

will you tell us your opinion of romania after the visit?:> Because I really want to know if you enjoyed staying here:D

Rae Hachton spunea...

I like beautiful music...there's just so much I like! Music is a BIG part of my life.

If you wanna get like a sample of what I like to listen to, I will list some songs that are on the current Raven in the Grave soundtrack.

I'm not sure how to describe the music I like? Dark, Romantic, sometimes Melancholy or bittersweet?

Just...all kinds of stuff really.

Currently, I am listening to:

With Roses—Butterfly Messiah

Another Noise—The Raveonettes

Divenire—Ludovico Einaudi

Vessels—Memphis May Fire

Dead Roses—Mechanical Moth

Mad Rush [On Organ]—Philip Glass

Sad Transmission—The Raveonettes

Rae Hachton spunea...

Yes, I will let you know how I liked it! :D

Elena Zaharia spunea...

Thank you very much!

Iuliks spunea...

A few melodies from your list are some my favorite songs:>

I for one prefer the 'dark' music...that kind of music just make me feel... me:>

Rae Hachton spunea...

@Elena :D You're totally welcome. I love talking with you guys!

You hear any awesome songs, lately that you would recommend? I love music and listening to different songs. :)

Rae Hachton spunea...

@Luliks Oh my gosh! really? That's so awesome, really, really awesome!

Yes, I know exactly what you mean. I prefer the "dark" music too, because it makes me feel like...me, lol.

Which ones are your favs from the list? I'm totally curious now :D

Iuliks spunea...

Vessels—Memphis May Fire
With Roses—Butterfly Messiah
Dead Roses—Mechanical Moth
Sad Transmission—The Raveonettes
Another Noise—The Raveonettes

I used to listen to this songs with my friend, before she moved... and listening to these songs makes me remember all those good times I spend with my her:>

Rae Hachton spunea...

:) Totally kewl.

Rae Hachton spunea...

Yeah, I think this is why I decided to become a writer...I want to write for those who like the "dark" books. I loved them, as a teen, and still do. I think there definitely needs to be more.

Elena Zaharia spunea...

Maybe what I will say it's stupid but this is the first time that I listening this kind of music and it's really awesome

Iuliks spunea...

I totally agree with you. Ever since I was younger (about 12 years old), I liked those kind of books, and some of my friend back then didn't understand why.

Rae Hachton spunea...

No, Elena, that's not stupid at all. It's awesome. I always like that feeling of listening to something new & different for the first time :D It's exhilarating.

Iuliks spunea...

@Elena don't worry:> Every day we discover and learn about something new:)

Rae Hachton spunea...

@Luliks, yes, same here. That's like...all I read when I was a teen, all I could actually relate to, and my friends didn't know why...sometimes they didn't want to talk to me. But hey, it's okay though, because those books are so awesome! They make me really happy :D

Rae Hachton spunea...

@Elena...that's so true :)

Elena Zaharia spunea...

Yes, I know. I like to discover different things.

Rae Hachton spunea...

Me too. It's fun!

Rae Hachton spunea...

By the way, you guys can follow my blog if you want: http://corvido-phile.blogspot.com/

Would Love to see you there :)

Elena Zaharia spunea...

I will someday go skydiving. This is my wish and of course in Paris to see Disneyland.

Iuliks spunea...

And what do you like to do in your free time?:>

Elena Zaharia spunea...

It will be my pleasure to follow your blog.

Iuliks spunea...

I just followed you a few minutes ago:D

Rae Hachton spunea...

Wow, that sounds exciting!! LOL, super! That will be thrilling...skydiving. :D I want to go to Paris, too <3

Rae Hachton spunea...

LOL @Luliks, & thanks Elena!

I like to dance in my free time! & read...because since I write I don't get a lot of reading time anymore. I also enjoy watching movies :)

Iuliks spunea...

I like to sing, and play guitar (I just love music<3)and to draw. I wish to become a graphic designer after I finish High school:D

Elena Zaharia spunea...

@Iuliks Really nice:X-graphic designer. I will really want to see your creation.

Rae Hachton spunea...

<3 that's absolutely fantastic!! One thing I wish I could do is draw, LOL. I have a friend who can draw really well. :) I think that's super! :D Go for it!

Rae Hachton spunea...

Yes, I really want to see your creations too!!

Iuliks spunea...

@Elena thank you! Maybe I will post a few of my drawings on my blog later this week:X

Rae Hachton spunea...

I LOVE art, like oh my gosh. Especially music art. Every night, when I can't sleep, I lay awake listening to music and just thinking about things. It's like a routine for me. I love listening to really beautiful songs.

I also love pictures and I think you wanting to be graphic designer is really fantastic. :)

Elena Zaharia spunea...

I will be glad to see them. :X Aw You have a blog? Can I follow you?

Rae Hachton spunea...

Yes, if you do post your drawings, I want to see them, too, for sure.

Iuliks spunea...

@Elena yes you can follow:X

And for sure I will post o few of them this week:X

Rae Hachton spunea...

I followed both of you :)

Iuliks spunea...

Thank you!:X

Elena Zaharia spunea...

@ Iuliks Thanks!

Elena Zaharia spunea...

IT's so hard to have a blog. :(

Iuliks spunea...

I know:(...I'm at the beginnig, but it's fun to have one:)

Rae Hachton spunea...

I'm still here LOL. Just trying to eat a little lunch.

Rae Hachton spunea...

Thank You for following my blog :) I'm going to be posting exciting stuff over there soon

Elena Zaharia spunea...

@ Rae Hachton Enjoy your meal!

Iuliks spunea...

Bon Appétit then:D What time is it where you live?

Rae Hachton spunea...

Right now it is 3:47 pm in the afternoon.

Elena Zaharia spunea...

wow so early!!!

Rae Hachton spunea...

I know, what I said was random, but I wanted you to know why I got a little bit quiet there for a minute.

Rae Hachton spunea...

Yeah LOL! It's late there?

Iuliks spunea...

In Romania it's 11:50 pm:D
Good thing it's vacation:D

Rae Hachton spunea...

wowza! :D

Iuliks spunea...

In vacation I stay up late because I like to read at night:))...For me it's more exciting:D

Rae Hachton spunea...

That's for sure! :)

Rae Hachton spunea...

You reading anything currently?

Elena Zaharia spunea...

I just love summer holiday!!! By the way, how old are you, Iuliks ?

Iuliks spunea...

And it's funny when my dad peeks his head into my room half-asleep asking me "Why aren't you sleeping?"

Elena Zaharia spunea...

Now i am reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer because I really want to see the movie and i can't wait for it!!

Rae Hachton spunea...

Awesome stuff! That's on my TBR list. I wanna see the movie too.

Iuliks spunea...

in october I'll be 17

Currently I'm reading "Give up the ghost" by Megan Crewe. My brother bought it for my last birthday:D And I haven't read it yet

Elena Zaharia spunea...

Yes, funny! I'm so glad i'm home alone now!

Rae Hachton spunea...

Haven't heard of that book. Will have to look it up. Sounds interesting.

Rae Hachton spunea...

You guys just let me know when you want to stop talking LOL. This has been fun, though. Glad to chat with you.

◦kyky™♥◦ spunea...

Hi, Rae! How are you? ^^ Hope you remember me, you gave me an interview for my blog. ^^ Irinna Mihaila on Facebook. I think I asked you all I wanted to find out about you so..just WELCOME TO ROMANIA! Hehe!

Iuliks spunea...

After that I wanna read "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" by Edgar Allan Poe. I really want to re-read it.

Rae Hachton spunea...

Hey! I remember you! LOL :D You joining the chat? We're just talking about whatever.

Rae Hachton spunea...

Edgar Allan Poe RULES <3 Love him!

Rae Hachton spunea...

Mr. Poe was a big inspiration of mine when I wrote Pretty in Black.

Iuliks spunea...

I love him too<3 I remember one time in my english class, my teacher asked if we ever heard of Edgar Allen Poe. And I was like "Ohh I LOVE HIM!!!". The class started laughing, but I ignored them:D

Rae Hachton spunea...

<3 LOL! :D That just made me laugh. *shakes head* remembers high school + similar experience. Funny.

Rae Hachton spunea...

It even reminds me of this scene, from Pretty in Black:

Stars, they thunder

“Romance, who loves to nod and sing,
With drowsy head and folded wing,
Among the green leaves as they shake
Far down within some shadowy lake,
To me a painted paroquet
Hath been a most familiar bird—”

Teacher B**** tapped my desk. “This is not English Lit, Miss Piper. Please put your Poe poems away and turn your attention to the overhead.” I heard giggles permeate the room. I couldn’t stop thinking about last night. The moonflower still in my hair, asleep. I doodled red hearts on my graphing paper.

PS: Ellie, the girl character from Pretty in Black, LOVES Poe too!

Iuliks spunea...

I had a few more similar experiences:D & I laugh whenever I think about those:))

◦kyky™♥◦ spunea...

Alex, Rae and..everyone here. :D I would like to ask you something..So..

"Ok, then, now you have the chance to post on our blog. Really?

You can post a review, an author interview, details about a book, details about your OWN book! In Romanian or English. So, what do you say? There are some authors I'd like to persuade to join this giveaway-campaign: Nely, Cameo Renae,Madison Daniel, Jaidis, Lily Crussell and others.

The most creative person will win a nice prize. ^^ We'd like to persuade a lot of people to join and enjoy this experience with us. For more details, ask us!"

It's a good way for an author to promote his/her work, for a blogger to promote his or her blog and for a reader to..enjoy reading. ^^

Rae Hachton spunea...

Sounds neat. :D I'd like to join in on that, perhaps. Can you send more details? Facebook me? :)

◦kyky™♥◦ spunea...

Yes, right now!

Rae Hachton spunea...

Okay! Awesome!

Iuliks spunea...

Sounds interesting:D

Elena Zaharia spunea...

Here you speak about that contest "Let your imagination run wild"?

◦kyky™♥◦ spunea...

Iuliks, you can find more informations - in Romanian - here! http://bookaholic29.blogspot.ro/2012/07/concurs-te-ai-gandit-vreodata-ca-ai.html

◦kyky™♥◦ spunea...

Elena, no. :) I have just opened of campaign where you have the chance to post on my blog, Wonderers in world of books. And when all of you finished posting, we will choose a winner and ..all! :D

Iuliks spunea...

Thanks!:D I'll check it now

Rae Hachton spunea...

Yeah, I just read it!

Elena Zaharia spunea...

Aw, now i remember!Awesome!

◦kyky™♥◦ spunea...

Rae, it would be a honour for us. <3

Iuliks spunea...

That's really awesome!:D

Rae Hachton spunea...

<3 Okay, I got your message on FB and I will respond shortly to you about this, about providing content, because it sounds interesting.

◦kyky™♥◦ spunea...

Youhuu. <3

Iuliks spunea...

Ok...I think I might be going now (mom's telling me to shut down the computer and go to sleep).

Rae it was nice chating with you:D. I really had fun. It's cool to discover that we a few things in common:X

And I promise to post this week some drawings on my blog, so you can see:>.

Again it was an honor for me to chat with you. And I hope to read your books in the future:D

'Night(for me:>) and have a good day:D:*

Rae Hachton spunea...

Goodnight! :D I enjoyed talking to you, too! Had a lot of fun! Yes, when you post drawings, I will check them out!

Sweet Dreams!

Iuliks spunea...

Thank you!:D:>

Rae Hachton spunea...

It's coming a thunderstorm where I'm at right now! I think we can close chat for now?

Because it's getting late there, I know. But I had a lot of fun talking with all of you!

If you're following my blog, perhaps in the future we can do this again sometime! It'd be wonderful!

<3

Elena Zaharia spunea...

Good night, Iuliks!

Elena Zaharia spunea...

It was my pleasure to speak with you,Rae Hachton! Have a nice day!

Rae Hachton spunea...

You have a lovely night, and sweet dreams!

Elena Zaharia spunea...
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Elena Zaharia spunea...

@Rae Hachton- Thank you very much! Kisses!!!

!Melamine spunea...

I'm sorry I couldn't be here earlier, but it was nice to read the comments.Good night and sweet dreams!

Elena Zaharia spunea...

Good night fore everybody!!

Elena Zaharia spunea...

for*

Crisstina M spunea...

din pacate nu am apucat sa vorbesc cu ea :| next time :(

simonik_simo13 spunea...

Nici eu nu am apuca să vorbesc cu ea din păcate<3

Andreea spunea...

Nici eu nu am vorbit cu ea.Am fost plecata.

Crisstina M spunea...

Cred ca toti cei care nu am apucat sa vorbim cu ea, avem pareri de rau. Dar poate data viitoare o sa fim pe faza sau acasa.

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