Monday, December 3, 2012

Author Interview: Lara Ashley, author of Flee!

Today we have an interview with Lara Ashley, author of the adventure Flee! Check out the synopsis:

After finishing their junior year of high school, Rhonda Campbell and her best friend Alicia fly to beautiful Maui, Hawaii to intern at Nitridia Farm. At the airport they meet Jason and Roger, two hot college guys who offer to drive them out to the farm. It looks like they will be spending a romantic summer in paradise.

On the way, they pick up Keoni, a local guy and the five kids reach the secluded farm together. Rhonda is delighted to think she'll be working with all of these exotic plants, but as the sun sets the kids make several terrifying discoveries. And soon they are convinced that it is time to leave. If only it was that easy. Roger’s car won’t start and they realize they will likely be stuck on the farm overnight. Rhonda’s premonitions tell her that things are not going to turn out well. ~ Courtesy of Goodreads

Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Lara Ashley and I live in Maui, Hawaii. Ever since I can remember, I have been drawn to the written word. Writing allows me to tap into the most creative side of myself. I love to experience thrills and adventure through the eyes of a character. When I began work on my young adult saga, I was inspired by my hometown and the authors I love. As for reading, young adult fiction has long since been a passion of mine. I love discovering new authors.

Describe Flee! in one sentence.

"Flee!" is a fast-paced story full of adventure, suspense, fantasy and romance.

What is the last YA book you read and what did you think of it?

I recently re-read The Hunger Games trilogy - this book series is one of my favorites. The writing was strong and the characters were compelling. These books use elements of fantasy to address issues in our own society. It was a fantastic read.

Who is your all time favorite fictional character and why?

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games would be my all time favorite fictional character. I love her selflessness, her bravery, strength, and determination. I admire strong female characters, which inspired the main character in my book "Flee!"

What is your favorite quote from a novel and why?

Victory is a thousand times sweeter when you’re the underdog.
From "The Summer I Turned Pretty" by Jenny Han.

For more about Flee! check out these sites!


  1. Whoa! This book sounds intense! Thanks for sharing this book! I love strong female heroines just as much as you do!

    -Angie @YA Novelties

  2. Great author interview! Thanks book sounds like a pretty exciting read.

    P.S love that quote also :D


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