I had so much fun sitting down with author Caitlin Sangster to chat about dystopic novels and her wonderful debut novel Last Star Burning, which comes out on October 10th!
It was so fascinating to get more insight into Last Star Burning and the genre as a whole. Caitlin also has some great advice for aspiring authors out there and a podcast coming out this month to help writers on their journey as well.
Be sure to check out our interview and then click here to subscribe to the Literary Work in Progress podcast!
Interview with Caitlin Sangster
About the Book
Title: Last Star Burning
Author: Caitlin Sangster
Pub. Date: October 10, 2017
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Sev is branded with the mark of a criminal—a star burned into her hand. That’s the penalty for being the daughter of the woman who betrayed their entire nation.
Now her mother’s body is displayed above Traitor’s Arch, kept in a paralyzed half sleep by the same plague that destroyed the rest of the world. And as further punishment, Sev is forced to do hard labor to prove that she’s more valuable alive than dead.
When the government blames Sev for a horrific bombing, she must escape the city or face the chopping block. Unimaginable dangers lurk outside the city walls, and Sev’s only hope of survival lies with the most unlikely person—Howl, the chairman’s son. Though he promises to lead her to safety, Howl has secrets, and Sev can’t help but wonder if he knows more about her past—and her mother’s crimes—than he lets on.
But in a hostile world, trust is a luxury. Even when Sev’s life and the lives of everyone she loves may hang in the balance.
Pre-order Your Signed Copy
Caitlin will be doing an event at my favorite local indie bookshop The King’s English Bookshop on October 20th at 7:00 PM! Which means, you can pre-order your signed copy by clicking on the book cover below! Be sure to mention in the comments that you would like your copy signed during the event!
From Caitlyn’s Website
Caitlin Sangster grew up in the back woods of California and would rather go hiking, running, swimming, or general outdoorsing than just about anything else. If there aren’t any mountains, it doesn’t count as a real place. At eighteen, she moved to XinJiang, and at twenty-one it was Taiwan. She did eventually buckle down and graduate from Brigham Young University with a BA in Asian Studies and is now that person you avoid at parties because she’ll probably start talking about Shang dynasty oracle bones.
Caitlin has been writing since middle school. She always thought of it as a silly sort of compulsive habit until she realized that people like reading stories and she liked writing them and there wasn’t much silly about that.
She currently lives in Utah with her husband and four children.