Flattery Will Get You Everywhere: Beth Revis on the Real Fauxtographer
I am a huge fan of Margot Wood, the Real Fauxtographer. Her photography is beautiful and I can’t help but think, it must be so amazing to be a novelist and stumble across something like this. What must it be like to discover that you inspired someone in this way? So I put out a call to artists that have inspired Margot and Beth Revis answered. I am particularly glad that it was Revis that answered, because Margot’s pictures inspired by Across the Universe is hands down my favorite of them all. It is a stunning portrait in and of itself and, if you know the story of Across the Universe, it brilliantly captures the essence of the story. Margot talks more about her project in a previous post, but today I talk with Beth Revis to learn how she stumbled upon The Real Fauxtographer and what it is like to be someone’s muse.
Q & A with Beth Revis, author of Across the Universe
|Photo by Margot Wood, inspired by Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Tell us a little bit about your novel Across the Universe and how you came to write it.
In Across the Universe, Amy and Elder discover that Godspeed is fueled by lies–there are secrets and conspiracies that they must uncover to find the truth of the society aboard the ship. In A Million Suns, Elder learns just how dangerous it is to rule a society in a space ship. Chaos abounds–and in the third and final book of the trilogy, Shades of Earth (January 2013), they discover what’s waiting for them outside of the spaceship Godspeed…
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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