Please welcome today's guest author, C.J. Daugherty! C.J. is the author of the Night School series, including new release ENDGAME.
Q+A with C.J. Daugherty
EJ: When did you begin writing?
CJ: When I was 19 years old I got my first newspaper job writing for a small local weekly paper while I was still at university. I've never done anything for a living except write since then. Aside from an unfortunate waitressing job in the French Quarter. I'm a bad waitress. I wrote my first bad novel in 1998. I wrote my second bad novel in 2002. Neither of those books were published, for good reason. I wrote my first good novel in 2010 - that was Night School, the first book in my series.
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
CJ: I'm attracted by the limitlessness of it, and the pace. When you need to get your characters out of trouble, fighting with fists is exciting. Fighting with swords is BETTER. Flying and fighting is best of all.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
CJ: While I'd like to be able to fly, my fear of heights would make that disastrous. So I think I'd like to be able to tell if someone is lying to me. Truth detector.
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
CJ: Night School Endgame is out this week in the US and Canada. It's a non-paranormal book written like paranormal. So I've used the paranormal style, and set it in a mysterious, nocturnal boarding school, but the characters have no paranormal abilities. The secret society I've created is based on real secret societies. I've just upped the ante a bit with murder and world domination. In Night School, the blood-sucking vampires are bankers. On the other hand The Secret Fire, my new series that comes out this autumn, is paranormal. It takes the concept of alchemy and makes it as kick-ass as it always should have been. No long beards. Just enough violence.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
CJ: I would want to leave it up to Night School fans. And Night School fans tell me they want Lily Collins, Gregg Sulkin and Colton Haynes and they want them NOW.
Thank you C.J. for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
Endgame (Night School #5) by C.J. Daugherty
Broken. Scattered. But not defeated.
The spy is gone but the cost has been high - the rebels at Cimmeria Academy have lost their leader and Carter West is missing. Nathaniel can taste victory. But Allie and the other survivors aren't done yet. First they have to get Carter back. Then they plan to make Nathaniel pay.
One way or another - the game must end.
Endgame is the thrilling fifth and final book in the internationally bestselling Night School series.
Release Date: June 4, 2015
Genre: Paranormal, Young Adult
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