Welcome to my stop on the Circus Summer Tour! I will tell you all about the book, then feature a fun interview with the author, Kailin Gow.
by Kailin Gow
Circus of Curiosities Series, Book 1
In post-apocalypse America, every season, the Circus of Curiosities visits the city, bringing with it the most fantastic circus acts that are beautiful, majestic, curious, and death-defying. Every season performers for these acts are chosen from the young men and women in each town, trained, and sent to perform in a live grand performance, performed literally to the death. Two performers from Sea Cliff, a beach town at the outskirts of The Center find themselves chosen to be in this Summer’s Circus Act. Both must win at any cost, but could they ignore their feelings for each other? Leela Sinclair needs to win in order to get to The Center where she can get medical help from the best physicians for her ailing mother, plague with a condition no one have heard of. For Zachary Nile, his reasons for becoming a performer at the Circus is more mysterious. Only the ringmaster and the Circus of Curiosities owner Dex Hightower (Dr. Dex) knows what the touring Circus is really about amidst the magic and splendor. Despite the Great War and the poverty surrounding the land except for the towns fortunate enough to be near the Center, Dr. Dex and the Circus performers all know, “The show must go on.”
This is a “This or That” interview…Kailin just tells what she prefers out of the given choices.
Ebooks or paper books?
Both! I read ebooks when I’m traveling or working out where I need my hands free, and it’s propped on the stand. I collect paperback books too, especially when they’re signed. I used to be a voracious reader, especially when I was in my teens and twenties. Obviously because of my intense writing deadlines and events schedule, I don’t read as much as I used to, but when I do, it’s usually on a reader because it helps me fly through reading.
Salty or sweet?
Neither. I have to watch both intake, ironically because of a nutritional plan I’m on and an advocate for. I know too many people, relatives and friends who are diabetic or have heart conditions because of too much salt and sugar in their diets. In fact, I’m still reeling from a recent death in my family last week – a close cousin of mine recently died at age 45 because of a stroke from complications of diabetes. Anyone reading Loving Summer, you would know this is an uncanny coincidence. A lot of my books are based from something real in my life, and that one was just another one.
Winter or summer?
I actually love both very much. I’m a summer sign, but winter has my favorite holidays – Thanksgiving and Christmas!
Movies or TV series?
Both because I used to work in television as a writer/producer, and I love film because I’m involved in that as well. As far as watching movies or tv series, I’d say I’m addicted to television more than movies.
Apple or Android?
I’m a Steve Jobs fan because of his rebellious pioneer spirit. He was willing to push through conventional thinking and to think beyond what people can imagine. He gave us some of the best products – the Mac, for instance, and as far as marketing and design, he was a genius. So, I’d say Apple.
And some “circus-y” questions….
Cotton candy or candy apple?
Candy apple because at least that has some nutritional value and fiber. (I wrote a health cookbook, The Loving Summer Cookbook, so of course I have to choose something healthy.) At the same time, candy apple is delicious!
Lions, tigers, or bears?
I love lions. I’m a Leo, and I am very much like a Leo – dramatic, bold, and loyal. Ever heard a lion roar? Truly magnificent. I love how beautiful tigers are, though, and bears are incredible.
Clowns or acrobats?
Acrobats hands down. Clowns are scary. Stephen King is one of my favorites horror authors, and when I read his book, IT, clowns took on an entirely new meaning.
Big Top or sideshow?
Big Top of course!
Ride a horse or ride an elephant?
I’ve been on both, but I have to say, riding an elephant tops it! I rode one in Thailand on a college tour–You are so high up on an elephant that you can reach the branches of trees. You also feel like you’re riding a tank.
Thank you for these great questions and for being part of the Circus Summer tour, Carrie!
Thanks so much, Kailin!
About the Author
Kailin Gow is the author of over 100 books, with the majority of them for young adults. Her most popular series are: The Frost Series, PULSE Series, Desire Series, Wicked Woods, Steampunk Scarlett Novels, and more. A full-time author, she is also a producer, having worked in radio, television, and film. She grew up in Southern California, lived in Texas and England, and had traveled extensively around the world.
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