Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The Crossroads Day 12 ft Kitty Keswick

Meet Me At The Crossroads Day 12 Featuring  
Kitty Keswick and Freaksville

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?

Excerpt from Freaksville via

Kasey’s Blog:
Ack! I’m in Freaksville! On my sixteenth birthday what did I get? A car? A pony? No. I got the gift of sight. Soooo not fair! It’s a gift I totally wish I had a receipt for…I’d return to sender. I didn’t ask to be freak girl. The kicker is if I touch something I get visions. Now why couldn’t I turn invisible? That’s a gift I could use. Sheesh. If it wasn’t for my BFF Gillie I’d go insane. That was until I touched a pencil belonging to Josh-Hottie-Foreign-Exchange-Student-from-England. He’s sooo cute, jet-black hair, bright blue eyes…whenever I’m around him my stomach does backflips.

Kasey’s Fab Five Favs
1. The British accent…and snogging. It sounds gross, but believe me it isn’t.
2. Cute guy in English class. (Josh)
3. Snogging…again, believe me, it rocks!
4. Shopping ’til I melt into the mall. (A given.)
5. Oh yes and snogging, smooching, kissing Josh!
XOXOX - Kasey

Kitty sated some of my hunger for information...

Book-Savvy: What inspired you to start writing?

Kitty Keswick: "I grew up on a vineyard and there weren't any kids to play with so I made them up. That translated into writing in journals in high school and just is part of who I am. I've always written, and will keep it going until my fingers are gnarly and can't type."

Book-Savvy: Which came first, the characters or their names?

Kitty Keswick: "I believe names have power. It's a theme in FREAKSVILLE. Every name has a meaning it supports the character. I research them all."

Book-Savvy: If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters would you choose to be stuck with?

Kitty Keswick: "All of them, I can't play favorites, they might revolt! And I need their cooperation during this deadline."

Thanks so much for sharing! Kitty also made a cool necklace with a *hidden* handwritten message inside and a *signed* character card for one lucky commenter! Please leave your e-mail address so I can contact you!

If you haven't already, be sure to Meet Me At The Crossroads, check out today's question and follow the links to participating blogs. E-mail your answers to judithgraves [at] ymail [dot] com by midnight on Halloween, the winner of the sick grand prize will be chosen shortly thereafter and notified November 1st.


  1. Great answer about who you'd be stranded with! I hope they cooperate with you during revisions!


  2. This was a great interview!! I LOVE this crossroads tour!! I cannot wait to read Freaksville its been on my TBR for a while now!!

    My Bloody Fairy Tale

  3. Yes, cooperation before a deadline is a necessity :)

  4. I can see how making up people when you were little could lead to writing. Nice interview!

  5. Thanks for having me. I'm a wee bit behind... deadlines and such. I had a blast with the questions.