September 29, 2016

The Women in the Walls Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway


Author: Amy Lukavics 
Release Date: September 27, 2016 
Publisher: Harlequin Teen 
Pages: 496 
Formats: Hardcover, eBook 

Find it: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Goodreads 

Lucy Acosta's mother died when she was three. Growing up in a Victorian mansion in the middle of the woods with her cold, distant father, she explored the dark hallways of the estate with her cousin, Margaret. They're inseparable—a family. 

When her aunt Penelope, the only mother she's ever known, tragically disappears while walking in the woods surrounding their estate, Lucy finds herself devastated and alone. Margaret has been spending a lot of time in the attic. She claims she can hear her dead mother's voice whispering from the walls. Emotionally shut out by her father, Lucy watches helplessly as her cousin's sanity slowly unravels. But when she begins hearing voices herself, Lucy finds herself confronting an ancient and deadly legacy that has marked the women in her family for generations.  
1. Why did you choose to write YA horror?
To be honest, because it's really fun. That sounds kind of morbid, but there it is. And it's not just the otherworldly scary elements that I love to write about--I also feel like horror has a way of exploring real life human darkness that we don't usually like to think or talk about. Good scary stories often have a unique ability to teach us really important things about ourselves and others.

2. How do you come up with the ideas for your books?
I wish I knew one specific way that I could do at will. The truth is that my ideas either form slowly over a long period of time, or they suddenly pop up and punch me in the face, fully formed. Forcing it sucks and usually ends up producing a crappy idea. You just gotta live your life and be open to absorbing details from all around you that could eventually lead to big inspiration for a story.

3. What's the hardest part of being an author, in your opinion?
It really sucks trying to write on a deadline when you are just not feeling up to the work, but I think that it's also really hard to be patient while you write more books and do what you can to help your career grow. It takes literal years for this to happen! My concept of time has certainly changed since I got into publishing—a year is no longer a long time really, at all. It was difficult to get to that place, and I still get impatient with myself from time to time, but like most things, it's a work in progress.

4. Any tips for aspiring writers?
Be observant, read for pleasure as much as you can, indulge in other fulfilling hobbies, and stop being afraid that your idea isn't good enough to try and play with on paper today, right now, this very minute. Write and delete a LOT. Learn about your own personal process, and let your stories unfold naturally as you do. Push yourself to continue, even (and especially) when it gets hard. Because it will. But you're awesome, and you can do it if you want to.

5. What's up next for you?
I have another horror novel coming out next year (2017,) that is called The Ravenous. It involves death, cannibalism, and murderous sisters! I am out-of-my-mind excited for it. I'm just about to finish the first draft and it's been such a fun writing experience.
Thanks for stopping by and chatting with us today, Amy!
Ever since she was little, Amy was especially intrigued by horror books and movies. Raised in a small mountain town in Arizona, she sustained herself on a steady diet of Goosebumps, Fear Street, and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books before discovering Stephen King in her mother's bookshelf.  

Amy lives with her husband, their two precious squidlings, and an old gentleman cat by the name of Frodo. When she isn't writing, she enjoys cooking, crafting, and playing games across many platforms.   

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(3) Winners will receive a finished copy of THE WOMEN IN THE WALLS - US Only!

Tour Schedule: 

Week One: 
9/19/2016- The Cover Contessa- Interview 
9/20/2016- Emily Reads Everything- Review 
9/21/2016- Curling Up With A Good Book- Guest Post 
9/22/2016- RhiReading- Excerpt 
9/23/2016- A Gingerly Review- Excerpt 

Week Two: 
9/26/2016- Ohana Reads- Review 
9/27/2016- Bibliobibuli YA- Guest Post 
9/28/2016- Smada's Book Smack- Review 
9/29/2016- A Dream Within A Dream- Interview 
9/30/2016- BookCrushin- Review 



  1. A very good article. Thank you!

  2. I have been DYING to get my hands on this one!!! LOVE Horror! Love Haunted Houses. This one is a must read for me!