Tweet-sclusive! Five Questions with Amber Benson

Twitter is a wonderful, wonderful thing. It puts us up close and personal with our favorite stars without making them uncomfortable by literally being up close and personal. I follow a good handful of my favorite TV people, one of which being the delightful Amber Benson.

Amber, most known for her role as Tara in Buffy, has since had a very active life — on and off the screen. I was lucky enough to meet her a couple years ago when her first book in the Calliope Reaper-Jones series came out. Well, she’s on to her third book in the series, Serpent’s Storm, which was just published last month. I thought I’d reach out and ask her a few things about her new role as an author — including whether we’d see Calliope herself on screen some day — in Raked’s first Tweet-sclusive.

So check it out below. Five questions tweeted her way with her five answers. I was nice and didn’t demand her answers be under 140 characters, but she did a pretty darn good job of keeping them short and sweet nonetheless.

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Congrats on Serpent’s Storm! As the third book in the series, what about Calliope’s world makes you keep writing about it?

I just love writing a series where anything is possible — and where all religions and philosophies coexist together.  That’s what fun about writing in Callie’s world, everyone — kind of — gets along.

Out of the 3 in the series which was the hardest (or easiest) to write? Was there added pressure, seeing it as a series?

The third book, Serpent’s Storm, was probably the hardest book to write — there was a lot of tying up of plot ends in this story.  The second book, Cat’s Claw, was easiest.  It just wrote itself — I think it was all the time jumping — I credit that with making the book so fun to write.  Of course there was added pressure doing this story as a series — it still frightens me, especially because I’m doing book 4 now!

Your work crosses all media — movies, TV, bks. Think we’ll see Calliope on screen some day? Who could you see playing her?

I would love to see Death’s Daughter as a TV show — I always think of Zooey Deschanel when I think of Callie.

What else do you have going on? What other projects or appearances should fans keep an eye out for on the horizon?

Well, DRONES, the film I did with Adam Busch, is come out on DVD in the next few months – it’s On DEMAND now — and the paperback edition of AMONG THE GHOSTS, my middle grade book, comes out in September.

Finally, (since this is a Twitter-sclusive, after all), how’s it feel to be so close to your fans on Twitter?

I love being able to find out peeps thoughts in real time — I wish all these social media outlets had been around when we were doing BUFFY!

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Don’t forget to check out Amber’s book Serpent’s Storm, out now. And, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to check her out on Twitter: @amber_benson. And many thanks to Amber for being our first Tweet-sclusive!

*images from Yahoo! TV and, well, Amber’s Twitter feed

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4 thoughts on “Tweet-sclusive! Five Questions with Amber Benson

  1. >.> I actually read Death’s Daughter, then thought Serpent’s Storm was #2 in the trilogy. I fale.

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