1. What inspires you to write?
Anything, really. A trip to the coffee place down the road can inspire something. Ideas are everywhere--we just need to look. Music is the biggie, too. If I'm stuck on something, or if a scene or character is falling flat, I flip on my Zune, and BOOM. 2. What were your thoughts the first time you saw the cover for TOUCH?
Who IS that? ;) (then, holy crap... that's MY name on the cover...) 3. What were your favorite books as a teen?
I loved anything by S.E Hinton, and Mary Stanton's The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West, I must have read a thousand times... And L.J Smith? I was obsessed. 4. Describe TOUCH in three words.
Secrets, romance, and action I think are the best. 5. What would your dad have done if you had brought a strange boy home?
I'm not really sure... At Dez's age, there was no way I would have done something like that. He probably would have popped a blood vessel or four, though. My parents weren't strict, but I think that would have been a line in the sand!
About the Author:
Jus Accardo is the author of YA paranormal romance and urban fantasy fiction. A native New Yorker, she lives in the middle of nowhere with her husband, three dogs, and sometimes guard bear, Oswald. Her first book, Touch, is due out in November 2011 from Entangled Publishing. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
When a strange boy tumbles down a river embankment and lands at her feet, seventeen-year-old adrenaline junkie Deznee Cross snatches the opportunity to piss off her father by bringing the mysterious hottie with ice blue eyes home. Except there’s something off with Kale. He wears her shoes in the shower, is overly fascinated with things like DVDs and vases, and acts like she’ll turn to dust if he touches her. It’s not until Dez’s father shows up, wielding a gun and knowing more about Kale than he should, that Dez realizes there’s more to this boy—and her father’s “law firm”—than she realized. Kale has been a prisoner of Denazen Corporation—an organization devoted to collecting “special” kids known as Sixes and using them as weapons—his entire life. And, oh yeah, his touch? It kills. The two team up with a group of rogue Sixes hellbent on taking down Denazen before they’re caught and her father discovers the biggest secret of all. A secret Dez has spent her life keeping safe. A secret Kale will kill to protect.