Dust Tour Stop #29: FANtastic Interview with Kara Swanson.

Hello Lost Ones, you have made it to stop #29! At this stop I let you into the mind of Dust author Kara Swanson, as I ask her questions only a true Peter Pan fan would ask. But first, did you miss stop #28? Click here to go back, and beat Hook to the treasure: https://haileyhuntington.com/2020/06/23/dust-blog-tour-stop-28/ 

The truth about Neverland is far more dangerous than a fairy tale.

Claire Kenton believes the world is too dark for magic to be real–since her twin brother was stolen away as a child. Now Claire’s desperate search points to London… and a boy who shouldn’t exist.

Peter Pan is having a beastly time getting back to Neverland. Grounded in London and hunted by his own Lost Boys, Peter searches for the last hope of restoring his crumbling island: a lass with magic in her veins.

The girl who fears her own destiny is on a collision course with the boy who never wanted to grow up. The truth behind this fairy tale is about to unravel everything Claire thought she knew about Peter Pan–and herself.

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FANtastic Interview with Kara Swanson:

CO: Tell me about your ahaha moment when you realized that you had something to add to the Peter Pan story.

KS: A friend and I were chatting about our mutual love of Peter Pan, and as I was sort of tossing around ideas, I realized that the main reason why neither of us felt like any of the retellings we’d read really resonated was because they all changed the fundamental Peter. When you took away the boyishness and the context that made Peter Pan…Peter, well, you suddenly no longer had a story that felt like Peter Pan at all. So I realized that if I were to try my hand at a retelling, I wanted to keep Peter as close to the the spirit of the original as possible, but just expand on that Peter a bit, while still feeling like he was an extension of the character Barrie had created.

CO: What is your earliest memory of Peter Pan?

KS: Watching the animated movie! We got it as a fun Christmas gift where we went on a mini treasure hunt through the house, and then my Dad had tied a balloon to the DVD when we finally found it.

CO: The London of Dust feels so real. Have you been to London before? If yes, was your trip for research?

KS: I actually have not! *wails* But I talked to many friends who have been to London, lived there, or live in the UK, and did a ton of research to really flesh it out. I’m hoping to do a London trip sometime soon, though!

CO: What would be your perfect cast for a dust movie?

KS: Tom Holland as Peter!

Imogen Poots as Claire

I honestly don’t have a ton of thoughts on the others! What would your fancasting be, Cathrine? 😉

CO: Well since you asked, I really do like Tom Holland for Peter, But for Clair I was picturing Emma Watson while reading (too old I know). I would cast David Tennet as Hook. He has just right amount of talent to play dangerous but trustworthy.

Do you believe in fairies?

KS: Hehe I believe in beauty and miracles and the whimsy in the world around us, and if God had created fairies, I’d believe in them too. ^_^

CO: I know that your publisher Enclave is a Christian publisher. How do you feel that Dust supports a Christian worldview?

KS: Mainly in themes. There are a lot of themes of light battling dark, hope, redemption, and finding our identity in the Creator of the Stars who created us for another world. ❤

CO: Is there anything you can tell us about the sequel to Dust? How long must we wait?

KS: It is called Shadow, and it comes out July 2021!

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Treasure Hunt

So maybe you are just here for the interview, and you’re like “What is this treasure hunt? No one told me there was Treasure.”

Well I’m telling you now. There is a treasure buried at the end of this blog tour and you need to use your pixie dust to fly through every stop to get it before Hook does. “Is the booty worth it?” you ask. I get it, danger at every turn, pirates, crocodiles, even mermaids. Behold what lies in store.

Beat Hook to the treasure and you win these physical prizes.

  • A signed book plate
  • character cards
  • an art print
  • bookmark

So what are you waiting for? Visit this link to start at the beginning: https://gracebought.wordpress.com/2020/05/31/dust-blog-tour-kickoff/

Fly fast you have some catching up to do.

Your next Clue is: let

Fly on to stop #30: https://hopebethdougherty.com/?p=773