Author Interview: Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Welcome to the Kick-Off of the Lies Beneath Blog Tour hosted by The {Teen} Book Scene.

Monday, May 28: Kathy at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer (Author Interview)
Tuesday, May 29: Andrea at So Many Books, So Little Time (Character Interview: Lily)
Wednesday, May 30: Jenny at Supernatural Snark (Review)
Thursday, May 31: Julia at Rex Robot Reviews (Tens List)
Friday, June 1: Kate at I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read (Author This or That)

Monday, June 4: Michelle B at Hooked to Books (Author Interview)
Tuesday, June 5: Julie O at Manga Maniac Café (Review)
Wednesday, June 6: Crystal at My Reading Room (Character Word Associations: Lily)
Thursday, June 7: Britta at I Like These Books (Review)
Friday, June 8: JL at An Avid Reader’s Musings (When I’m Not Writing)

Monday, June 11: Alison at Alison Can Read (Author Interview)
Tuesday, June 12: Kari at A Good Addiction (Character Interview: Calder)
Wednesday, June 13: Andrea at So Many Books, So Little Time (Review)
Thursday, June 14: Zoe at Zoe’s Book Reviews (Tens List)
Friday, June 15: Jenny at Supernatural Snark (Author Word Associations)

Monday, June 18: Julie O at Manga Maniac Café (Author Interview)
Tuesday, June 19: Alison at Alison Can Read (Review)
Wednesday, June 20: Rummanah at Books in the Spotlight (Character Word Associations: Calder)
Thursday, June 21: Michelle B at Hooked to Books (Review)
Friday, June 22: Britta at I Like These Books (Into the Past)

Welcome to Author Anne Greenwood Brown
Anne Greenwood Brown grew up sailing the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior, leaning over the bow, and wondering what amazing thing might flash by. Now she knows. Anne lives in Minnesota with her patient husband and three hilarious children. You can follow all her projects at

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future? 
The past. Definitely. In college, I actually majored in Medieval Studies because I had this fascination with King Arthur, and knights, and things like that. I’m not sure why I thought that major was a good idea–apparently there’s not a lot of job openings for people who can recite Chaucer by heart. (Although you do see a little bit of that fascination peeping through with the Lady of Shalott/ Lancelot references in LIES BENEATH.)

If you could have any superpower what would you choose? 
I’d love to be able to fly. I used to have very vivid flying dreams when I was little–so vivid I’d wake up and think they were real. I went to my first day of Kindergarten with a super disgusting black eye because I thought I could fly from the top of the steps down to the breakfast table. Turns out I couldn’t.

One food you would never eat? 
Eggplant. I’m a pretty adventuresome eater, but my aversion to eggplant has never left me. Even the name gives me the willies.

Pet Peeves? 
Slow talkers. They. drive. me. up . . . the wall.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
Right now I’m editing the sequel to LIES BENEATH, which is titled DEEP BETRAYAL. It’s a continuation of the story, but told from Lily’s point of view. Then I’ve got a third book to finish out the trilogy. After that, I’ll be working on something completely different. Not sure what yet. I’ve got a couple ideas in the hopper–probably something related to Ireland.

Lies Beneath

Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother’s death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family’s homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock’s daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there’s more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him.