Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Straight from the mouth of Bethany Hagen: 
I am a former librarian living in the Kansas City area with my husband and two children. My debut novel Landry Park came out from Dial/Penguin in 2014, and the sequel,Jubilee Manor, will be out August 11, 2015. I am represented by Mollie Glick of Foundry Media.

Now, let's get to know this badass.

What is your favorite word?

What is your least favorite word?

What sound or noise do you love?
The sound of rain falling…
What sound or noise do you hate?
The sound of the printer jamming.  

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I can cheat a little bit at this since I was a librarian before I got published—I would go back to the info desk in a heartbeat!
What profession would you not like to do?
Pet food taste tester.

What is your favorite color Popsicle?
Red—who doesn’t answer red?!

Sprinklers or Slip N Slide?
Sprinklers (how else would I get grass stuck to my feet?!)

Favorite John Hughes Movie?
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Last song you listened to?
“Pedestrian at Best” by Courtney Barnett

What book do you wish you would have written because it’s just that good?
Oh man.  There’s too many.  The last batch includes Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir, Tiny Pretty Things by Dhonielle Clayton and Sona Charaipotra, and the latest Lockwood and Co book by Jonathan Stroud.

In one sentence or less, what does every aspiring-author need to know?
Read a lot!  A ton.  All the time.

Grass stuck to her feet...told ya. Straight-up BADASS!

Here's a peek at LANDRY PARK which is included in the AGAINST THE ODDS prize pack:
Click here for a full list of prize packs

Madeline Landry is born into a world of influence and luxury, a world of estates and gardens fueled by nuclear power and maintained by a caste of people called the Rootless.  When a Gentry girl is attacked, it is the Rootless who are blamed, even though Madeline knows better.
As she searches for the truth, she can’t escape the rumors of revolution and retribution circulating through the ballrooms, and neither can she escape the city’s new golden boy, Captain David Dana, who has secrets of his own. Soon, she finds herself forced to choose between her duty and her desires, her ancestral destiny and her conscience,and her choice will shake the very foundations of the world she was born to rule.

Be sure to stalk Bethany on Tumblr, Pinterest or Twitter. And don't forget to add her books to your Goodreads list!


*Many thanks to James Lipton for letting me steal sharing his awesome interview questions*