Thursday, July 25, 2013

{Blogger Book Fair}
Sugar Coated, by Shannen Crane Camp: A Q&A with the Main Character

An unhealthy addiction to sugar cubes, a deep-seated fear of water, and universal luxury—these are the simple things that make up 18-year-old Brynn's Utopian existence. Why, then, is her perfect life also plagued with unanswered questions?

Like every other resident of the planet Halcyon, Brynn's home provides everything she needs, money is unheard of, and life is perfect. But unlike the rest of Seaside's residents, Brynn has questions. Why can't people leave the city? Why does the ocean fill everyone with terror? Who are the Workers? Not only is Brynn curious where others are compliant, but she suffers from chronic nightmares of an angelic woman torturing her for information she doesn’t possess. But these are more than just figments of her imagination; they're memories of things that never happened.

When Brynn meets Jonah, a brilliant, library-dwelling boy who shares her questions and her curiosity, they formulate a plan to find answers. Somewhere, the perfect veneer of Halcyon's instant gratification hides a city that only Brynn knows about—a city she and Jonah are determined to find. But will finding the city give them answers, or simply uncover the horrific truth behind the perfection?

Interview with Brynn, main character of Sugar Coated

1. Describe yourself in one sentence.

Where others are complacent, I’m curious.

2. What is the one thing you want and what are you willing to do to get it?

I want the truth, and I’m willing to do anything to obtain it.

3. Who stands in your way?

A woman named Eris, who I thought only existed in my nightmares, until I realized, she might not be as fictional as I’d hoped.

4. Who would you most like to recruit to your cause?

My best friend Ty is always supportive, but I can tell he doesn’t believe my crazy theories about the city we live in. If I could get him on my side, I think we’d be able to find the truth.

5. Describe the world you live in.

Everything is perfect, if you think never progressing in life is perfect. No one works, everything is given to you, and they restrict when and how we can leave the city for our ‘safety’, though I have my doubts about their motivation.

6. What event from your past has shaped you the most?

When I was nine, I took a train trip with my parents. The train stopped at a city that no one seems to believe in. Ever since then, I’ve been trying to get back to it.

7. What is your greatest fear?

Never finding answers to my questions.

8. What are your plans for your current endeavor?

I plan to find the city I learned about as a child. I think if I can find the city, I’ll find the answers I need, and learn more about the woman who haunts my nightmares.

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About Shannen Crane Camp

Shannen Crane Camp was born and raised in Southern California, where she developed a love of reading, writing, and anything having to do with film. After high school, she moved to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, where she received a degree in Media Arts and found herself a husband in fellow California native Josh Camp. The two now live in either California or Utah... they still can't decide. Shannen loves to hear from readers, so feel free to contact her at

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