Interview & Giveaway: In the After by Demitria Lunetta

July 13, 2013 Uncategorized 42


Hi everyone! I’m so excited to have Demitria Lunetta, author of In the After, here as part of the Apocalypse blog event. We have a fun apocalypse themed interview and a giveaway for you.

Make sure to visit Rainy Day Ramblings & The Nocturnal Library for their Apocalypse posts & giveaways too!


Title: In the After
Author: Demitria Lunetta
Published: June 25, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen
Series: In the After, #1


They hear the most silent of footsteps.
They are faster than anything you’ve ever seen.
And They won’t stop chasing you…until you are dead.

Amy is watching TV when it happens, when the world is attacked by Them. These vile creatures are rapidly devouring mankind. Most of the population is overtaken, but Amy manages to escape—and even rescue “Baby,” a toddler left behind in the chaos. Marooned in Amy’s house, the girls do everything they can to survive—and avoid Them at all costs.

After years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living in a former government research compound. While at first the colony seems like a dream with plenty of food, safety, and shelter, New Hope slowly reveals that it is far from ideal. And Amy soon realizes that unless things change, she’ll lose Baby—and much more.

Rebellious, courageous, and tender, this unforgettable duo will have you on the edge of your seat as you tear through the pulse-pounding narrow escapes and horrifying twists of fate in this thrilling debut from author Demitria Lunetta.


What modern convenience would you miss most in the post-apocalyptic world?

Everything! I am not a “roughing it” type of girl. I think indoor plumbing is a must and I have never had to hunt/scavenge for food. I have come to terms with the fact that I would probably not survive an actual apocalypse. :)

An extremely dangerous group is invading your home, you only have time to pack 4 items + 2 books to travel with. What items and books do you take?

The four items would have to all be practical 1) Food 2) Water 3) Large, sharp, scary knife 4) First aid kit

The books would be more sentimental, something that reminded me of the past. I’d have to pick 1) The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis 2) Batman I get more comics than books…they’re lighter!

After years of scavenging after the apocalypse you find a thriving society and can pick anything you want for your first real meal. What do you have?

After years of eating canned food, roasted squirrels, and scavenged greens, I would probably love a pizza. A nice big deep dish Chicago style pizza…with extra bacon.

What would you rather face in an apocalypse: zombies, violent humans, or the creatures in In the After?

As I already mentioned, I probably wouldn’t survive long in an apocalypse…but I think I’d have the best chance against good old fashioned, slow moving zombies. Humans would be too smart and the creatures IN THE AFTER would be too fast. As long as I had a weapon, I could probably hold my own against zombies.

Would you rather be in a big city or in the country during the apocalypse?

I live in the city, but that’s the worst place to be during an apocalypse of any kind. There are too many people and not enough resources. It would be much better to be in the country, especially if you live close to a water source. In the country you can wait out the first bit of chaos and the aftermath of violence. You would also be able to avoid people a lot easier and probably already have a stockpile of food.

If you had to be stuck with one celebrity in the post-apocalypse world, who would you want it to be?

Can I pick that guy from survivor man? If he doesn’t count I think it would have to be someone who would be better bait for the zombies than me…maybe one of the Kardashians…they don’t look like they can run very fast. :)

What are some apocalypse/post-apocalypse books you recommend? Besides yours, of course.

Here are some post-apocalyptic/dystopian books that I really love!

1. The Giver by Lois Lowry
2. Divergent by Veronica Roth
3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margret Atwood
4. Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien
5. The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Okay, and finally…what’s coming up next for you?

I’m currently editing the second book in the IN THE AFTER series, IN THE END. It will be out summer 2014.

Thank you!


Haha – a Kardashian! Thanks for stopping by, Demitria. I can’t wait to read In the End.

I read and loved this book! You can find my review Here.


Demitria Lunetta writes young adult science fiction and fantasy. A Chicago native, she holds a BA in Human Ecology and has spent countless hours studying the many ways in which people are capable of bringing about their own destruction. In case the end is near, she always carries a good book and a chocolate bar–the two items essential for post-apocalyptic survival. IN THE AFTER is her debut novel.

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42 Responses to “Interview & Giveaway: In the After by Demitria Lunetta”

  1. Mandy Earles

    I would miss my blow dryer. If an apocalypse happens any time soon, man, my hair is gonna be crazy! (This is also the reason I could never be on the show Survivor, lol).

    Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  2. Pearl K

    I’d probably be in the countryside if an apocalypse happens. Chances of me getting crush by building structures or trampled by people are less :)

  3. Christina T

    I would pick Shrimp scampi in a garlic wine sauce over a vegetable rice pilaf, as the first real meal!

  4. Lisa Vazquezanzua

    What modern convenience would you miss most in the post-apocalyptic world? I would totally miss fast food!! I love In-n-Out! I would probably hit that place first to finish off any of there food! lol Awesome sounding book!! I’m can’t wait to read this one!!! Thank you for another awesome giveaway!!!

  5. Ariel

    In reply to “What are some apocalypse/post-apocalypse books you recommend?” I would recommend Divergent as well along with the Blood of Eden series, Shatter Me, Delirium, Under the Never Sky, and many others!

  6. Sarah Kalaitzidis

    If you had to be stuck with one celebrity in the post-apocalypse world, who would you want it to be?
    I would want to be stuck with James MAstars who is Spike from Buffy the Vampire slayer because he’s hot and who would want a vampire protector <3
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