Blog Tour On the Move (On the Move #1) by K.V. Flynn
This is my stop during the blog tour for On the Move by K.V. Flynn. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from October 1 till 14, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours: http://lolasblogtours.net/blog-tour-on-the-move-by-k-v-flynn/
On the Move (On the Move #1)
By K.V. Flynn
Genre: Boys' action-adventure/ dystopia
Age category: Older Middle Grade/ young Young Adult
Release Date: September 2, 2014
My Interview with the Author:
What inspired you to become a writer?
I love the physical process of handwriting or typing the voices that chatter in my head and comment on the world. To me it’s like listening to music and singing along. Also, of course, I really love to read, so it’s amazing to be able to express myself, for myself and others, in a book or story.
What book have you written that you would like to tell us about?
Well… it’s my new YA/MG novel, On the Move. It’s about Callum Vicente and his four best middle school buddies who live in a Southern California beach town, and who narrowly miss being grounded for life after they sneak out of town on the bus for a great skateboard day just before promotion from 8th grade. Their pal Justice ends up with a wicked broken leg, but their parents soon forget about it because weird, tense things are happening in the news. So Callum, Levi and his bff Apollo are soon deep into their best summer ever at PEAK skateboard camp where they learn tricks from the pros, grind on endless street courses, and careen off one awesome ramp straight into the lake. It is mad fun until the War breaks out: the teens watch major cities blown up on TV, have no idea what’s happened to their parents, and then lose virtually all communication with the outside world.
Stranded, the boarder buddies strike out on their own to find their families, travelling north through all of California and Oregon, following a network of underground message boards and savvy riders who they find holed up in skate parks along the way. They pick up their school buddy Mateo Beltran and hitch a ride with their Native friend Obbie, on his way to safety on his dad’s reservation in Washington state, and even get some surprising help as they try to figure out a world gone crazy while they are On the Move.
Do you have any favorite childhood books?
Lots! I always liked slightly futuristic, sometimes dystopian stuff so it’s no wonder On the Move has elements of that. So, for example, I dug tons of Ray Bradbury, and The Tripods series of books set under domed cities and deep underground. I was very in to A Wrinkle in Time, too.
Do you have advice for aspiring authors?
Just write. Read a bunch and then write. After you write, if you’re aiming to publish or share your work, go back and rewrite a lot. Weed stuff out—gerunds, too much description, a lot of backstory. And remember to paint characters that really want something badly and are having a hard time getting it. Those are the stories that sing.
Where can we find you and your books?
Lots of places! Thanks for spreading the word:
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of On the Move. These are the prizes you can win:
- A set of Orangatang Cages—key clue in the book—and a skateboard sticker
- Skateistan t-shirt and a One the Move skateboard sticker
- On the Move Skateboard sticker!
Set of Orangatang Cages:
Here is the link to the rafflecopter giveaway: