with me being curious what would happen to Freya and Garren after where I left
them in Yesterday, which was inspired by the climate changes we’ve already
started to face due to our own stubbornness in not wanting to change. I was
sure that forces from the future – the U.N.A. security people who have been
hunting Garren and Freya while trying to change the past - would still have a
presence in their lives. But what really drove the plot was the idea that maybe
yet other groups from the future could also be attempting to influence the
future in various ways. And I wanted to know what happened to United North
America in 2063 after the virus that Garren and Freya escaped so there’s info
about that in this book too.
Who was your favorite character to
loved writing from Freya’s point of view in Yesterday switching to Garren’s for
Tomorrow was refreshingly fun – both for his strengths and weaknesses. I love
how strong and determined he is in trying to find Freya, for instance, yet he
picked up a cigarette habit after being sent back to the 80s and hasn’t been
able to lick it. It’s driving him crazy!
Do any of the characters resemble
Only in tiny
aspects really, like their musical tastes. Like Freya I love The Smiths, The
Cure and Depeche Mode and like Garren I like Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young.
But I only wish I were as brave and determined as Freya and Garren are!
What inspired you to write?And what inspired you to write your books?
writing and drawing my own little picture books when I was seven so it’s been
something that I’ve always done. But it was the TV series Party of Five that
inspired me to write about young people. As soon as I started writing YA it felt
completely right. Since then most of the ideas that really take hold in me tend
to be about characters between the ages of twelve and twenty-one. I think there
are so many challenges during this time, so much growing that we all do. Yet we
don’t have the tools to deal with situations that we would later in live. Those
years can contain such wonderful times but can be such a struggle.
What is your favorite pastime?
the writing, which takes up a huge amount of time because I’m pretty slow, I do
a ton of reading too. And I love movies (my degree is in film studies). I also
enjoy doing computer design stuff for my books. I redid my website for the
Tomorrow launch and had so much fun designing the Tomorrow cover.
If you could give any advice to your
fans, what would it be?
We’re in a
fight for the future right now. Scientists have pinpointed 2047 as
the year when world climate will change permanently. But some places are going to become
what’s been describe as permanently “off-the-charts hot” sooner. Kingston,
Jamaica in a decade, Singapore in 2028 and Phoenix in 2043. We all need to be
doing everything we can in helping to slow and minimize climate change
including becoming activists and voting for political parties who will help us
do what’s right for the planet.
Tomorrow was an awesome book that I thoroughly enjoyed! The whole plot in the book was well thought of, and full of surprises. Reading Tomorrow, definitely made me want to read CK Kelly's other novel: Yesterday. I would suggest those that are ages 15 or above should try this novel! :D