I read IMPOSTOR last year and really enjoyed it (read my review)! I also got to meet Susanne in person not long ago (we had sushi) and it was a blast. Today I have a fun interview with her as part of her official IMPOSTOR blog tour.
If you had your MCs ability to take on the form of anyone, who would you like to impersonate for a day?
I’d love to be a man for a day. Maybe because I love the idea that there might be aliens somewhere in the galaxy, and let’s be honest sometimes men act like an alien species. It would be a strange and definitely funny experience to have a male body. Maybe I’d finally understand the male brain a bit better!
If the Weepers from your debut THE OTHER LIFE went up against the Variants in IMPOSTOR, who would win?
Hm, I don’t think the Weepers (zombies) would stand a chance. It would certainly be a challenge for Tessa, Alec and the rest of the gang. I mean if the Variants had weapons (which they often do) it would be easy, but let’s say they don’t have weapons. Alec is very strong and can do martial arts and all that stuff, so he would probably destroy the Weepers with only a few scratches to show for it. Tessa is a good fighter, but her Variation wouldn’t be of much use in a fight against Weepers. They don’t care how she looks. But she would certainly take Alec’s appearance to use his tall frame as an advantage.
You recently went to the Seychelles (envious!) -- what are the must-sees if any of us manages to get there someday?
Ahhh. Yes. It was wonderful. I could gush about it all day. But must-sees:
Cousin Island – it’s a nature reserve that you can only visit with a guided tour. You’ll see endangered birds nesting on the ground inches from your feet, and enormous turtles that want you to pet them! Yes, I touched a turtle! It was 150 years old and huge.
Snorkeling near the coast – The husband and I snorkeled for the very first time when we were there and it was a magical experience. I saw a lionfish, and parrotfishes, and eagle rays, and hundreds of blue and red and yellow fish.
Vallée de Mai – a nature reserve on Praslin island. It’s like a jungle and there you can find the Coco de Mer. A symbol of the Seychelles. It’s about ten times as big as a coconut, so you should be careful not to stand under the trees for too long…
What German words would you like to teach us today?
Hm, I think it’s a bad sign that the first words that came to my mind were cuss words…maybe I can find a “nice” cuss word. Let’s go with “Trantüte”. It’s a word to describe someone who’s really lame, no fun. It’s what I call our dog whenever he doesn’t want to go on a walk.
I hadn't learned that word before, so thank you! What's next for you?
BEA! But I guess that’s not what you meant. I’m working on the sequel – waiting for edits actually. And I’m working on a middle grade and a YA horror!
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