Author Interview - Killian McRae: 12.21.12

Thursday, March 24, 2011

A while back I was asked by the amazing Yara of Once Upon a Twilight if I'd like to be a part of a blog tour for a book called 12.21.12. Two words: Yes. Please. To see the rest of the amazing blog tour, click HERE to learn more.

I reviewed 12.21.12 today, and I loved how the author, Killian McRae, perfectly balanced a blend of genres, and I'm super lucky to say she sat down to answer a few of my questions, so check it out!

1. Please describe 12.21.12 in five words or less.

Acient murder informs modern apacolypse.

2. If you weren't an author, what would you be?

Unemployed. :)

A librarian. The love of books, it's hard to shake.

3. What traits separate Shep from other male main characters within the genre of 12.21.12?

Shep takes all the new revelations with little fanfare. He's already learned fact usually outscales fiction  (the fact in this fiction is, in fact, fictional).

4. Your book is an interesting mix of reality and fiction - how did you balance the two?

I try to keep the fantasy within two steps of realty. It takes to the edge. That third step takes you over the edge.

5. Why ancient Egypt and why the Mayan prophecy of 12.21.12?

There's just enough in common between these two great, ancient cultures to suggest there's a connection that it was just too irresistable not to explore.

6. Are there any authors or works that inspired you to write 12.21.12?

Not the topic, but as far as treatment of exploiting fact for fiction's sake, Dan Brown is the king.

7. Is there anything specific you'd like to tell your readers?

Even if conspiracy isn't your thing, or gods, or aliens, give 12.21.12 a try. It really doesn't stay in the bounds of one particular genre. You might be drawn in by the love story, or the history, or the intrigue, or any number of elements.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Killian! To all of you...12.21.12 is out now, and to see what I thought of it, click HERE!


Today is day 10 of The Long Weekend Blog Tour! Be sure to check out today's tour stop at Kate's blog, Literary Explorations, for another amazing review of this one-of-a-kind book!


  1. Great interview! 12.21.12 sounds so fascinating. I can’t wait to read it!

  2. Great interview! I love the premise of 12.21.12. I enjoy Dan Brown's books too.

  3. I have seen this book around and want to pick it up. Great interview!! Since i do like Dan Brown, I am more than sure I will like this too.

  4. I love Killian's answers on this and the fact that she wrote about something that isn't widely explored in the YA genre.

  5. I've been to Mayans temples before and Mayan culture continues to fascinate me :)

  6. I really like the sound of Shep, I enjoy a character who just accepts things, absorbs them, and then continues on with that knowledge without making it a big deal. Thanks for this interview, now I'm even more intrigued by this one:)

  7. I haven't read your review, but this interview is enough - um, YES! I WILL be reading this book! Fun interview!

  8. Awesome questions.

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.



  9. I agree. The connection between the too cultures is fascinating and too irresistible to pass up.

    I have this book on the ol' TBR. I need to get to it soon.

  10. Wonderful interview, I cannot wait to read this book and share it with my students since they study the Maya's in social studies each year.

  11. This is my kind of read, My Brother wasborn on the 21st we mess with him by saying that he is the doom of the world

  12. LOL The part about Dan Brown was funny. Great interview.


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