Friday, October 19, 2012

Sheltered by Debra Chapoton: Interview

 


 
 
Living together unsupervised, five troubled teens confront demonic forces and are compelled to deal with their problems in distinctly different ways. Paranormal meets psycho meets Goth in this story of a supernatural haunting and budding love.

High school junior, Ben, hacks into his step-father's real estate holdings and provides rooms in an old two-story house to various outcasts: the schizophrenic kid, the angry Goth girl, and the homeless girl who worships him. When Megan needs a place to live she comes to the rooming house with a different set of problems and the ability to confuse and attract Ben.

One by one strange and mysterious occurrences stretch the teens’ beliefs in the supernatural. How they deal with demons, real and imagined, has tragic as well as redeeming consequences.
 
 
 

 

Welcome Debra.  Thanks so much for stopping by and agreeing to answer some questions.  Tell us about your current release.

Living together unsupervised, five troubled teens confront demonic forces and are forced to deal with their problems in distinctly different ways. Paranormal meets psycho meets Goth in this story of a supernatural haunting and budding love.

High school junior, Ben, hacks into his step-father's real estate holdings and provides rooms in an old two-story house to various outcasts: the schizophrenic kid, the angry Goth girl, and the homeless girl who worships him. When Megan needs a place to live she comes to the rooming house with a different set of problems and the ability to confuse and attract Ben.
 
One by one strange and mysterious occurrences stretch the teens’ beliefs in the supernatural. How they deal with demons, real and imagined, has tragic as well as redeeming consequences. 
 
What group did you hang out with in high school?
 
Honor Society kids and synchronized swimmers. And boys. 
 
Do you play any sports?

My husband beats me at badminton and tennis and I beat him at Scrabble and Qwirkle. 
 
How do you react to a bad review of your book?
 
Since I was a teacher for many years I have a different view of criticism than some authors. I dealt it out so now I have to take it. If criticism isn’t given maliciously then I’m going to pay attention to it and learn. Sometimes we learn more from our mistakes than from our successes. 
 
What one word best describes you?
 
Happy. 
 
Use no more than two sentences. Why should we read your book?
 
Emily gave her warning in the tiniest of voices. Fear heaved through her small frame, rushing up from her feet, as she tried to break free of the demons that held her down. 
 
Do you have a Website or Blog?
 
My daughter maintains http://www.bigpinelodgebooks.com for me and I blog at http://www.edgeofescape.blogspot.com .
 
 

 
 
Debra Chapoton grew up fascinated by codes and intricate puzzles, later graduating to treasure hunts and road rallies. She loves to weave clues into her novels and, after a career teaching high school Spanish and English, she peppers her novels with the personalities of former students.

Her YA novels handle the heavier themes of adolescence while her children's novels stick to the puzzling side of pre-teen life.


When not reading, writing or re-writing she is usually playing games or watching TV. You can spy on her blog at http://edgeofescape.blogspot.com/.

 
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