Bio: League Member Lenore Appelhans

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Name: Lenore Appelhans

Title: Level 2 (Simon & Schuster BFYR, Fall 2012)

Short plot: In Level 2, the liminal place between our world (Level 1) and heaven, seventeen-year-old Felicia Ward spends her days in her pod reliving her favorite memories - until she gets broken out by Julian, a boy she once knew who wants her to join a dangerous rebellion.

Favorite Dystopian Works: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Feed by MT Anderson, 1984 by George Orwell, Chaos Walking Trilogy by Patrick Ness, and so many more.

Why write dystopian? The idea for Level 2 came to me years ago, but it wasn’t until I became obsessed with dystopians and then thought about Level 2 in that context that everything really clicked. I wrote the story I wanted to read – a dystopian afterlife thriller, but one that’s grounded by
realistic characters and “contemporary” memories.

Whimper or Bang? Bang followed by whimper.

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Twitter: @lenoreva


Michelle said...

Hooray! Glad to see Lenore joining in.

Lissa Price said...

Hi Lenore! Lenore was my first interview ever, at her wonderful blog site. So glad you're here too.

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your blog and am glad to see you here. You've spotlighted so many great books, now it's your turn :-)

Bonnie @ A Backwards Story said...

I'm so glad Lenore is one of the new recruits. I've enjoyed her(your) blog for a long time and can't wait for LEVEL 2!

Unknown said...

Yay! Hi Lenore!

Elana Johnson said...

I am immensely happy to have you join! Can't wait for Level 2!

Megan said...

So excited to see you here, Lenore. You already know I am a HUGE FAN!!! :D

Angie Smibert said...

Welcome Lenore!

Lenore Appelhans said...

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!

Beth F said...

So glad to see Lenore here!