A Q&A with Melissa De La Cruz
Author of Double Eclipse, Putnam
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions about Double Eclipse! I’ve been a big, big fan of the Beauchamp family since stumbling across Witches of East End in 2011, and it’s been awesome seeing the Beauchamp family expanding into a second generation.
1. So first things first: can you please summarize Double Eclipse for us in 140 characters or less?
2. In the past couple of years, there have been a number of newspapers and magazines that have mentioned that witches in fiction are “…the next big thing.” While witches have always been commonplace in fiction, why do you think the resurgence in their popularity has occurred? Why are young readers so attracted characters like Mardi and Molly?
3. With the Beauchamp series having made the transition from adult fiction to young adult fiction, how did you mentally make that transition in your work?
E.g. Did you find that you had to focus on and/or eliminate specific storylines because the age of the readers have slightly changed?
4. Without giving spoilers away, what can readers look forward to in Double Eclipse?
5. Finally, what’s next for you? Rumor has it that you’re working on the sequels to some books? (I’ll be honest: I’m also hoping you’ll say that we’ll see the Beauchamp on the screen again in some form.
About the book:
Twin witches Mardi and Molly Overbrook are back for another summer in North Hampton, and this year they’re serious about two things: avoiding trouble and dedicating themselves to rest and relaxation. Molly’s headed to Aunt Ingrid’s, while Mardi has convinced their father, Troy—a.k.a. Thor, the god of thunder—to let her crash with her boyfriend, Trent, who also happens to be Tyr, the god of war. It’s a tangled web they weave, but that’s to be expected where gods and goddesses are concerned.
Their vacation’s just begun when an old secret is revealed, leaving Molly and Mardi to question everything they’ve ever known about their family. Then a hot new guy comes to town and starts brewing even more trouble…and soon enough, the twins are back to their old tricks.
After an ancient prophecy comes to light, Molly and Mardi notice some mysterious changes, changes that will put their sisterhood to the ultimate test. East End’s shaping up to be much more exciting than the girls were bargaining for, but what’s a summer in the Hamptons without a little magic and mischief?
Check out the rest of the tour:
11/8: Once Upon a Twilight (Q&A)
11/9: Reading is Better with Cupcakes (Review)
11/10: The Reading Nook (Q&A)
11/11: In Wonderland (Book Look)
11/14: Brittany’s Book Rambles (Spotlight)
11/15: Here’s to Happy Endings (Review)
11/16: Live to Read (Guest Post)
11/17: Buttermybooks (Review)
11/18: Curling Up with a Good Book (Review)