Monday, February 18, 2013

THREE QUESTIONS: ALLY CARTER

THREE QUESTIONS:
FROM ALLY CARTER'S WEB PAGE

HEIST SOCIETY






Where did you get the idea for Heist Society?

The short story is that I was in my car, listening to an audiobook. There was a line in the book–something like “I felt like a cat burglar in my own house”, and I immediately knew I wanted to write a story about a girl named Kat who was a burglar.
How did you come up with the title “Heist Society”?

It was a title that just popped into my head pretty early on, but we (my editor, agent, writer friends) all kept thinking that maybe there was something better. Months and months we searched. We probably came up with dozens of titles—all of which felt wrong. It took a while to realize that was because Heist Society was right. Now I can’t imagine calling the book anything else.
Who is your favorite character in Heist Society
That’s a hard one. I love them all in different ways. Kat is very independent and savvy about some things–not so much others. Her cousin, Gabrielle, is the only other main female character and she’s very upfront and honest in a wonderfully blunt and refreshing kind of way.
And then there are the boys… Sigh. So many boys.

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