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Author Interview: Kitty Keswick

One of the Wolfy Chick Sisters (Along with Judith! *waves*), Kitty Keswick is here today! She wrote the book with an awesome title: Freaksville. Awesome, right?

High school is hard enough when you’re normal. There’s peer pressure, book reports, the in crowd and the enormous zit that has a life of its own. Having a family whose skeletons in the closet lean toward the paranormal is not a topper on anyone’s list. Sophomore Kasey Maxwell is busy juggling the typical teen angst. Add visions, ghosts and hairy four-legged monsters into the mix and you get FREAKSVILLE. It’s a wonder Kasey has survived.

Every woman in the Maxwell family has the gift of sight. A talent sixteen-year-old Kasey would gladly give up. All she wants is a normal life. Shopping and talking about boys with her best friend and long-time sidekick Gillie Godshall consume her days. Until Kasey has a vision about Josh Johnstone, the foreign exchange student from England. The vision leads her into new waters, a lead in a play, a haunted theater…and into the arms of the Josh. Yet, both Kasey and Josh have secrets lurking in dark corners. Can Kasey’s new romance survive FREAKSVILLE?


1. So, sometimes High School can suck. Or scary. Have any crazy high school stories?

Sadly my high school years didn’t contain a smidge of abnormal…no vamps or werewolves for that matter. I did, however, start scribbling my werewolf lore back in high school. I used my former alma mater as the basis for Freaksville.

2. If you could have the gift of sight, would you want it?

Er, I’m a bit noisy, so yeah I think I would want it. I don’t like surprises. I like to know what’s hiding around the corner, whether it’s good or bad. That way I can either plan or brace for it.

3. If you could dress up as anything you wanted for Halloween, what would it be?

I’ve been dressing up in the same theme every year. A witch, I’ve been doing it for ten years. If the hat fits wear it… I also do a great cackle that rivals the witch from the wizard of OZ.

4. Oh no! Youre at a Hallows Eve Party and at 12am you actually become what you were dressed up as! Who/what would you be dressed up as?

See answer three.

5. Whats next in your writing career?

I’m working on edit for book two, Furry and Freaked. It’s a bit darker than Freaksville which has been a challenge to balance.

Thanks, Kitty!
Readers, have any freaky school stories? Or just, ya know, any stories worth telling?

I…don’t, really. There was that time I jumped on a bench in the girl’s locker room and started singing “Hey Jude”…but that’s not totally off for me. 😉

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