Back To School Interviews with T. Damon

Back To School Interviews with T. Damon

Hello Luvs!

 

To see interviews from the past week click HERE to go to the special events page!

I hope you are ready for ANOTHER interview! we one more week full of interviews! so, let’s jump into this one with the awesome T. Damon!

 

About the Author

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T. Damon lives in Northern California, where she spends most of her time imagining new worlds and bringing them to life. Though most of her professional life has been in the zoological field, she has always maintained a passion for writing, and it was her love of animals and nature that inspired her to create The Forest Spirit series. T. Damon also harbors an interest in anything magical, spiritual, or paranormal. When she’s not writing, she enjoys spending time with her husband, young daughter, and pets.

 

 

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You walk into the doors and go to your locker, what would your bookish locker look like?

Lots of beautiful artwork featuring faeries, trolls, and witches. Crystals hung from the ceiling, and a special spot for smudging– because sometimes the energy at school can be thick and/or negative, so I’ll need a way to cleanse it!

We go to homeroom, the class is talking about a book. Which book is it?

They’re talking about the entire Forest Spirit series! Book 3: The Reckoning, was recently released, so there’s much to discuss in terms of how it relates to The Falling and The Haunting. There’s debate over whether The Haunting or The Reckoning is scarier!

For me, math is the most frustrating part of the day! What’s the most frustrating part of being an author?

I would like to say writer’s block, but in actuality its keeping all the details of my stories straight! I’m ashamed to admit that I often need to go back in books I’ve written and reread certain aspects so I can connect them or refer to events for the later installments.

1+1 = 2… so which characters from your book should we pair together to make a disastrous combination? … as disastrous as I feel about this math class.

Putting Garmon, the leader of the Faery Kingdom army with pretty much anybody! He’s quite the grumpy character, so he tends to find flaws with the beings around him, and is not shy about calling them out on them!

Your next class is art! What would you love to see drawn out from your book?

I would love to see a beautiful rendition of my favorite friend pair– Myso the troll and Basil the skunk.

The bell rings and you grab your art supplies to take to your locker, on the way… you see your crush! Do you go talk to him or run in a different direction? Have you ever run into any swoony guys on purpose… literally or metaphorically? 😉

Definitely go talk to him! Boys can be just as oblivious as the nymphs, he might not realize that I’m into him right away. It’s always fun to have a little flirt, too!

We get to lunch and I forgot mine…again. What did you bring… and can you share? I’m starving!

A delicious sandwich! Nymphs make the best bread, and the bread definitely makes the sandwich. And let’s not forget chips! To me, they’re the most important part.

Now it’s time for gym, do you want to ditch and go to the library or stay and play? What’s your favorite sport?

I’m down to stay and play! Acornball is a great game that the nymphs play. But if Acornball gets boring, I’d be very interested in heading to the library to catch up on my latest read (which is probably a book by Lyssa Chiavari or Holly Black).

Some of you may be taking notes in history, but I’m staring at the cute guy in the corner, wishing we had our own history I could be thinking about. Do you study the era you write about like I’m studying this guy, or do you wing it like I’m considering within my next conversation with this guy… I mean…did I say that for everyone to hear? Answer the question: how much research do you do for your novel?

I do a fair amount of research, especially for my characters’ names! I want the name to reflect the true nature of each character I write.

Thanks for being a distraction in history, now lets get to music! We are late so we end up playing (what instrument)? Do you have a favorite song or genre of music you listen to when writing?

I actually play the bass in real life, and have played in several bands since I was a young teenager. I even played in a Roy Orbison cover band in college, which was really fun! I tend to avoid listening to music while I write since I personally find it distracting, but when I’m not writing I prefer to listen to music from the 50’s and 60’s, especially teen idols and doo wop. I can never get enough of Bobby Rydell, Bobby Darin, The Drifters, Elvis, Ricky Nelson, Lloyd Price, Frankie Avalon, and Dion and the Belmonts!

Off to Chemistry! My favorite class… wait, not like the swoony Chemistry? Drat! well, let’s hope we get to make something explode today! What was the most explosively cool thing you’ve been able to do as an author?

I had a booth at a local author’s event at the Charles Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California, where I live. It was amazing to meet so many young fans, some of whom were aspiring writers!

Today went well! We didn’t get to make anything explode but maybe next time! What book should we fan-girl over on the bus today?

Actually, I’d recommend fangirling over a young adult contemporary novel entitled A Girl Named Dracula by K.L. Teal. It’s fun, relatable, and an easy read! I’d also definitely recommend checking out Lyssa Chiavari’s latest book, Cheerleaders from Planet X!

Thank you so much for letting me interview you! 

You are very welcome! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

adding “A Girl Named Dracula” to my TBR on goodreads right now! ❤
THE BEST MUSIC IS 50s MUSIC! I love the 50s!!!!
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I loved your answers T.Damon!
What was your favorite Question/answer, luv?
Mine was when she mentioned Garmon… totally seems like a lovable character ;P

HAPPY READING, LUVs

 

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Back To School Interviews with Leslie Hauser

Back To School Interviews with Leslie Hauser

Hello Luvs!

In the last interview, we talked to Sherry Ficklin go to the features page and then Special events to see all the author’s interviews so far!

In this interview series, I am interviewing author’s as if they were in a day of High School! How fun?!

Today I am interviewing Leslie Hauser author of Chasing Eveline!

About the Author

 

Leslie Hauser

I am a YA writer and middle school teacher. I have a B.A. in English from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently reside in Los Angeles, California, with my dog Mr. Darcy. When I’m not living in fictional worlds inside my head, I run all sorts of distances, torture my body at CrossFit, and DVR entirely too many television shows. I dream of one day returning to the Midwest to live on a farm. Or perhaps owning a cookie delivery service.

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You walk into the doors and go to your locker, what would your bookish locker look like?

Three pictures on the inside door of the locker: a picture of the 1000 piece book cover puzzle I just put together, a picture of the album cover of The Smiths “Louder Than Bombs”, and a picture of Mr. Darcy (my dog). Inside the locker, all books and folders are neatly organized! 🙂 There is an emergency can of Mello-Yello.

We go to homeroom, the class is talking about a book. Which book is it?

Words in Deep Blue. I just finished this, and I love it so much, I’m talking to all the other kids about it.

For me, math is the most frustrating part of the day! What’s the most frustrating part of being an author?

For me as an indie author, the most frustrating part is trying to get my book noticed.

1+1 = 2… so which characters from your book should we pair together to make a disastrous combination? … as disastrous as I feel about this math class.

Ivy’s mom and dad. Ivy’s mom is too much of a free spirit for the mathematical, orderly life Ivy’s dad has set up. She was smothered by her suburban life.

Your next class is art! What would you love to see drawn out from your book?

One of Chasing Eveline’s album covers!

The bell rings and you grab your art supplies to take to your locker, on the way… you see your crush! Do you go talk to him or run in a different direction? Have you ever run into any swoony guys on purpose… literally or metaphorically? 😉

I wish I would choose to talk to him, but I am who I am and I’d run off in the other direction. (And then beat myself up about it!). Yes, I have orchestrated chance encounters. And they were magical 🙂

We get to lunch and I forgot mine…again. What did you bring… and can you share? I’m starving!

I brought something Keto or Paleo, and I don’t even want to eat it. It’s all yours!

Now it’s time for gym, do you want to ditch and go to the library or stay and play? What’s your favorite sport?

Let’s stay at the gym today! I love playing indoor volleyball. And I also enjoy a round of golf. My favorite sport to watch is college football.

Some of you may be taking notes in history, but I’m staring at the cute guy in the corner, wishing we had our own history I could be thinking about. Do you study the era you write about like I’m studying this guy, or do you wing it like I’m considering within my next conversation with this guy… I mean…did I say that for everyone to hear? Answer the question: how much research do you do for your novel?

So far, I haven’t had to do much research. My settings have been pretty current. I like to do research, though, on minor aspects in the novel, the things that add an extra layer of meaning.

Thanks for being a distraction in history, now lets get to music! We are late so we end up playing (what instrument)? Do you have a favorite song or genre of music you listen to when writing?

It’s a mixed tape! Some indie (older and current) and some instrumental and maybe a few pop songs thrown in there! Whatever fits the mood of my story.

Off to Chemistry! My favorite class… wait, not like the swoony Chemistry? Drat! well, let’s hope we get to make something explode today! What was the most explosively cool thing you’ve been able to do as an author?

I’ve given author talks at schools. That’s pretty fun, and it’s cool when the kids are taking notes and hanging on my every word 🙂

Today went well! We didn’t get to make anything explode but maybe next time! What book should we fan-girl over on the bus today?

Well, besides Chasing Eveline? 🙂 I can’t stop gushing about Words in Deep Blue. Seriously. You need to read it. Now!

Thank you so much for letting me interview you!

I love it here! Thank you for making Back to School so much fun! 🙂

 


Well, I guess I need to read two books! Chasing Eveline and Words in Deep Blue!
Luv’s what was your favorite question/answer?
I had so much fun with reading your replies, Leslie! They were amazing! and I’m so happy you liked going back to high school with me! XD

HAPPY READING, LUVs

Back To School Interviews with Sherry Ficklin

Back To School Interviews with Sherry Ficklin

Hello Luvs!

 

How are you liking my Back To School event?

Lately if you’ve noticed I’ve been doing an event each month with a theme. Last month’s theme was Character Chat’s where I interviewed author’s characters! you can check those out –> here 

This month’s theme is back to school! I am interviewing authors with a little storyline of a day in High-School!

Today’s amazing author is Sherry Ficklin author of Queen of Someday and The Canary Club!

 

About the Author!

Sherry D. Ficklin

Sherry is a full-time writer from Colorado and the author of over a dozen novels for teens and young adults including the best-selling Stolen Empire series. She can often be found browsing her local bookstore with a large white hot chocolate in one hand and a towering stack of books in the other. That is, unless she’s on deadline at which time she, like the Loch Ness monster, is only seen in blurry photographs. Sherry also writes Romantic Fiction under the pen name S.J. Noble and appears as a guest speaker at several conventions annually. You can find her at her official website, http://www.sherryficklin.com, or stalk her on her Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/sherry.ficklin.

 

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You walk into the doors and go to your locker, what would your bookish locker look like?

Probably full of Cassandra Claire books. I just re-read the whole series.

We go to homeroom, the class is talking about a book. Which book is it?

Royal Bastards. It’s pretty much a YA Game of Thrones

For me, math is the most frustrating part of the day! What’s the most frustrating part of being an author?

Marketing is hard, but the most frustrating is when you want to be writing but end up stuck doing ANYTHING ELSE.

1+1 = 2… so which characters from your book should we pair together to make a disastrous combination? … as disastrous as I feel about this math class.

Zoe from Losing Logan and Peter from Queen of Someday. She would pound him into the dirt.

Your next class is art! What would you love to see drawn out from your book?

I’ve often thought a Chasing Daybreak graphic novel would be amazing. I’d love to see my vampires in the flesh (sort of).

The bell rings and you grab your art supplies to take to your locker, on the way… you see your crush! Do you go talk to him or run in a different direction? Have you ever run into any swoony guys on purpose… literally or metaphorically? 😉

I touched John Barrowman’s and Steven Amell’s butts (with permission). What can I say? I like my men strong and broody.

We get to lunch and I forgot mine…again. What did you bring… and can you share? I’m starving!

I eat like an unsupervised toddler so I probably packed pop tarts and brownies, and I always share!

Now it’s time for gym, do you want to ditch and go to the library or stay and play? What’s your favorite sport?

I am more of an athletic supporter (snickers). I do love football–but to watch not to play.

Some of you may be taking notes in history, but I’m staring at the cute guy in the corner, wishing we had our own history I could be thinking about. Do you study the era you write about like I’m studying this guy, or do you wing it like I’m considering within my next conversation with this guy… I mean…did I say that for everyone to hear? Answer the question: how much research do you do for your novel?

SO MUCH RESEARCH. A lot of what I write is historical so I easily spend a month doing research before ever typing a word. Of course, then I like to take the history and twist it into a pretzel.

Thanks for being a distraction in history, now lets get to music! We are late so we end up playing (what instrument)? Do you have a favorite song or genre of music you listen to when writing?

I played flute for like five seconds. I do listen to a lot of music when I write, for Canary Club it was a lot of 1920’s classic swing and a good amount of modern electroswing. Caravan Palace is my jam.

Off to Chemistry! My favorite class… wait, not like the swoony Chemistry? Drat! well, let’s hope we get to make something explode today! What was the most explosively cool thing you’ve been able to do as an author?

I got to do a live action book trailer for Losing Logan and that was unbelievably rad. Probably the closest thing to having your book made into a movie is a live action trailer, and I got to be there for every minute.

Today went well! We didn’t get to make anything explode but maybe next time! What book should we fan-girl over on the bus today?

Can we talk about Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius? Because HOLY CRAP I loved that retelling.

Thank you so much for letting me interview you!

Thanks for sitting with me! It’s always fun to chat with fellow book lovers!

 


 

 

I loved your replies, Sherry!!!

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I eat… the same way XD I will eat anything and everything that is put in front of me especially if it’s sweet lol

Have you read Sherry Ficklin’s novels?

Check out her Goodreads page here

 

Thanks for reading, Luv!

Back To School Interviews with K.M. Robinson

Back To School Interviews with K.M. Robinson

Hello Luvs!

Welcome to our second back to school ‘trip’!

Today I am interviewing the luvely K. M. Robinson

If you don’t know what this event is that I am doing it is basically an interview of a … day at school? yea. Maybe we meet some swoon-worthy guys or maybe we blow stuff up…

You can see the full list of the author’s I am interviewing on my twitter —-> Twitter!

 

 

ABOUT K. M. ROBINSON

K.M. Robinson  K.M. Robinson is a storyteller who creates new worlds both in her writing and in her fine arts conceptual photography. She is a marketing, branding and social media strategy educator who is recognized at first sight by her very long hair. She is a creative who focuses on photography, videography, couture dress making, and writing to express the stories she needs to tell. She almost always has a camera within reach.

 

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You walk into the doors and go to your locker, what would your bookish locker look like?

It has a locker chandelier. Probably rose gold (I’m completely obsessed with that color this week!) There’s a mirror on the door, but it’s pretty small. Other than that, it’s just books. I was never much of one for decorating my locker back when I was in high school, but I’m obsessed with the chandeliers now, so I’d definitely have one of those!

We go to homeroom, the class is talking about a book. Which book is it?

The Hunger Games probably…I feel like that would be an obsession.

For me, math is the most frustrating part of the day! What’s the most frustrating part of being an author?

Not wanting to write the last book in the series because that will mean that it’s over. #currentlifeproblems

1+1 = 2… so which characters from your book should we pair together to make a disastrous combination? … as disastrous as I feel about this math class.

Well, my fans are currently shipping Auluria and Shadoe (Goldilocks and her handler) but that is bad bad bad bad bad bad bad. Also, it is badddddddd. For the life of me, I can’t figure out why they would like a villain, but whatever floats their boat, I guess. Dov Baer is so much better anyway! I also think Lowell and Eden would be disastrous-thank goodness she ended up with Berwyn!

Your next class is art! What would you love to see drawn out from your book?

I’d love to see the wedding scene from Jaded. That would be magnificent! There’s also a handful of Dov and Auluira scenes from Golden that would be incredible (and swoony!) *giggles*

The bell rings and you grab your art supplies to take to your locker, on the way… you see your crush! Do you go talk to him or run in a different direction? Have you ever run into any swoony guys on purpose… literally or metaphorically? 😉

I wait for him to come to me…unless there is a reason to talk to him 😉 I don’t believe I’ve ever gone out of my way to run into a guy. Once when I was in college, though, I was walking up a flight of steps and the jerk behind me pushed me up the steps into a guy I worked with and he cracked a joke about falling for him. I found it to be pretty funny (once I regained my footing enough to not fall back down the stairs!)

We get to lunch and I forgot mine…again. What did you bring… and can you share? I’m starving!

I’ve got a super yummy salad with chicken and berries and almonds. I knew you’d forget, so I brought an extra plastic fork…you can use the lid and take half! Also, I just made cookies for one of my Book Snack Sat recipe videos, so you can totally try one of those too! I got you covered, boo!

Now it’s time for gym, do you want to ditch and go to the library or stay and play? What’s your favorite sport?

I’ve never ditched a class a day in my life, but when you say library…haha I’ve always been a fan of equestrian stuff, but horses tend not to be an option in school. I’d say swimming, but my school didn’t have that option. I was magnificent at volleyball. I even won an award when I was younger-my little 5th grade self beat out the entire 6th, 7th, and 8th grades for the title. So let’s run with that-horses, swimming, volleyball for the win!

Some of you may be taking notes in history, but I’m staring at the cute guy in the corner, wishing we had our own history I could be thinking about. Do you study the era you write about like I’m studying this guy, or do you wing it like I’m considering within my next conversation with this guy… I mean…did I say that for everyone to hear? Answer the question: how much research do you do for your novel?

I write mainly sci-fi so I thankfully get to make a lot of it up. I do research technology, but as of right this second, I haven’t had to research time periods. Secret: that is changing very, very soon…but I won’t tell you why or how.

Thanks for being a distraction in history, now lets get to music! We are late so we end up playing (what instrument)? Do you have a favorite song or genre of music you listen to when writing?

I played the flute, piano, and guitar growing up, so here’s hoping we end up playing one of those. Fun fact: I always wanted to learn the clarinet and the drums too but never had the chance. I’m big fan of jazz. Back when I took art lessons, the teacher always played classical music, so I enjoy that too. When I write, I can’t listen to music with words because I end up singing along and typing the lyrics, so on the occasion that I do listen to music, it’s usually Lindsey Sterling’s songs. Just for hanging out though, give me some Taylor Swift, baby!

Off to Chemistry! My favorite class… wait, not like the swoony Chemistry? Drat! well, let’s hope we get to make something explode today! What was the most explosively cool thing you’ve been able to do as an author?

I think my coolest moment was unboxing the very first printed set of my very first book live on air for everyone to see. I’ve also had some cool speaking engagements and events that I’ve participated in, but I think he best feeling in the world as an author is unboxing books for the first time!

Today went well! We didn’t get to make anything explode but maybe next time! What book should we fan-girl over on the bus today?

My friend, Carrie DiRiso, has her new Broody book coming out soon-let’s chat about that! I’m obsessed with the @BroodingYAHero feed on twitter and I couldn’t be more excited for the release of her debut novel all about Brody. The book is called Brewing YA Hero: Becoming A Main Character Almost As Awesome As Me. Plus, who doesn’t love gushing over Broody?!?!?!

 

XD I love how she knew I’d forget XD I would totally forget … but sometimes on purpose, if I knew she’d bring something really good 😉 LOL

Thank you, K.M. Robinson, for this awesome interview! I loved your answers!

and now I am hungry so I’m gonna go get some food . . .

Which was your favorite question/reply, Luv?

 

HAPPY READING!

 

 

 

Back To School Interviews with Jolea M. Harrison

Back To School Interviews with Jolea M. Harrison

Hello Luvs!

Today I am happy to start off my new event for BACK TO SCHOOl! I am super happy to share with you the amazing interviews I did with the awesome authors who are participating!

If you saw my twitter post you know the author’s who will be interviewed and how long the event is (18th-30th)

This event is a cute little interview of how your favorite author is going back to High School!

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jolea M. Harrison

“I’m a writer, a mother, and manager of chaos. I have two new adult kids, though I’ve yet to experience the sorrows (joys?) of an empty nest, which means I try to do too many things at once, like so many of us, but it all usually works out. I love writing. It’s what I’m passionate about and what I want to do above all other things.”

After reading The Lord of the Rings, the fantasy bug left a permanent mark with the author, which was then complicated by her immediate love of Star Wars, Star Trek, and other works of science fiction. She started her writing career in earnest several years ago when she set out to publish the epic fantasy series, The Guardians of the Word.

“It’s been more than worth it, and I’ve enjoyed every minute, but especially getting to know the incredibly helpful and wonderful people I’ve met because I took a leap of faith.”

She has become a recent and avid fan of the television series, Supernatural, and immediately fell in love with the SPN family community. You can find her on twitter any given day, discussing the show with fellow fans!

 

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You walk into the doors and go to your locker, what would your bookish locker look like?

The inside would be stuffed with my favorite authors; Tolkien, Zelazny, Brooks, Eddings, Rowling, and plastered with stickers of fairies and dragons. There’d also be my old, worn Roget’s Thesaurus on the shelf in a place easily accessible since you can’t go wrong carrying one of those around, right? My Star Wars lightsaber is also in there and maybe Sting as well, except that’s probably not allowed. (Don’t take your sword collection to school, kids. The teachers won’t like it.) Lastly, because you never know when you might need sustenance, I’d have a stash of those individually wrapped fig newton bars handy. You can live off newtons for a couple days.

We go to homeroom, the class is talking about a book. Which book is it?

Lord of the Rings; Books vs Movie. Old news, I know, but there would be lengthy arguments over the changes made in the movies and how … um… problematic the entire Hobbit movie(s) were. The purists are intractable but the rest of us let a few things slide because hey, Aragorn and Legolas! and pretty darn great special effects. Smaug was spectacular. The Balrog was terrifying.

For me, math is the most frustrating part of the day! What’s the most frustrating part of being an author?

Organizing my day so that I don’t spend the majority of my time marketing instead of writing the next book. Staring at a blank page is no fun either. Resisting the urge to edit as I go is like not eating that last donut or the entire bag of chips.

1+1 = 2… so which characters from your book should we pair together to make a disastrous combination? … as disastrous as I feel about this math class.

Dain and Maralt. They are like oil and water. One is a bad boy and the other is just plain bad. Put them in the same room together and one isn’t coming out alive.

Your next class is art! What would you love to see drawn out from your book?

The battle scene between the dragon and the demon. On separate high cliffs, there’s a palace and a temple shining in the light and a gray, churning sea beneath them. Lightning bolts and flame reflect against water and sky. Anyone want to get on that? You can have my right arm.

The bell rings and you grab your art supplies to take to your locker, on the way… you see your crush! Do you go talk to him or run in a different direction? Have you ever run into any swoony guys on purpose… literally or metaphorically? 😉

I’d force myself to talk to him but physically place myself so that running away remains an option. I do like swoony guys (Jensen Ackles anyone?) but I’ll take substance over a killer bod. Brains and beauty together in one package now; that’s a deadly combo.

We get to lunch and I forgot mine…again. What did you bring… and can you share? I’m starving!

I’d buy you lunch but since I’m a starving artist, I’m happy to share and if you like roast beef with lettuce and tomato you’re all set. You can have half and the apple. Sorry, but the chocolate bar is all mine.

Now it’s time for gym, do you want to ditch and go to the library or stay and play? What’s your favorite sport?

I’d end up in the library, tucked back in a corner. Is walking a sport? I know stage combat sword fighting, but that’s never been offered in the curriculum.

Some of you may be taking notes in history, but I’m staring at the cute guy in the corner, wishing we had our own history I could be thinking about. Do you study the era you write about like I’m studying this guy, or do you wing it like I’m considering within my next conversation with this guy… I mean…did I say that for everyone to hear? (Answer the question:)how much research do you do for your novel?

I had to study anatomy 101 because a lot of people get stabbed and surgery was involved. Also the possible flight dynamics of a dragon and then had to make it up as I went. I learned the difference between light speed and warp speed, and made up the rest there too. You haven’t lived until you’ve tried to raise your brain processing, cognitive function to the level of a physicist. I’ve studied ecosystems and terra-forming. I now know how a tall ship is rigged to sail. Hopefully, none of that put me on a watch list. Fingers crossed.

Thanks for being a distraction in history, now let’s get to music! We are late so we end up playing (what instrument)? Do you have a favorite song or genre of music you listen to when writing?

I play the flute, guitar, and a little piano. I listened to James Galway and the sound track to Lord of the Dance, and ended up incorporating that style of Irish dance into one of my books. If I’m listening to music while I write, it’s usually symphonic sound tracks, like the Lord of the Rings. Has to be soaring, moving music without vocals, otherwise I start singing and stop writing.

Off to Chemistry! My favorite class… wait, not like the swoony Chemistry? Drat! well, let’s hope we get to make something explode today! What was the most explosively cool thing you’ve been able to do as an author?

I once participated on an author’s panel on writing speculative fiction, a Q&A where audience members asked the panelists questions that we hoped we had an answer for. It was nerve-wracking and fun at the same time. Talking to people who’ve read my books and asked questions about the story was also mind-boggling cool.

Today went well! We didn’t get to make anything explode but maybe next time! What book should we fan-girl over on the bus today?

Sarah Woodbury has an Arthurian legend book series, The Lion of Wales, that is fabulous. I’m sad that it’s finished.

Thank you so much for letting me interview you! 

I appreciate your time! Thanks for having me!

 


 

I had so much fun creating this interview and sending it to these lovely authors! Thank you again Jolea M. Harrison for this lovely interview with you today! I loved your replies!

 

Comment below your favorite Question/Answer and make sure to keep up with the rest of the authors coming up! ❤

 

HAPPY READING, LUVs

Character Chat ~ K.M. Robinson

Character Chat ~ K.M. Robinson

Hello, Luvs!

Today I am interviewing Jade from Jaded

I had interviewed K.M. Robinson’s other character Auluria at the beginning of this two-week event, click HERE to see it!

 

To see the rest of the interviews before this click the link HERE to go to the Special Events page!

 

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Title: Jaded

Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing

Pub-Date: June 27th, 2017

Synopsis:

Her father failed in his mission to take control from the Commander, a defeat that has cost Jade her life. She will die as punishment. Now she belongs to the Commander’s son—as his wife. Knowing his intent is to quietly kill her in revenge, Jade’s every move is calculated to survive—until she learns her death ensures the safety of her father and her entire town.

Roan doesn’ …more

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Name: Jade Jareau Diamond.
Hair: Light brown, long hair.
Eyes: Greenish blue eyes.
Status: Daughter of politician James Jareau, whose rebellion against the commander failed when she was a child.
Skills: Creative, Fashionista.
Personality: Kind hearted protector of her father and her people.

Introduce yourself!

Hi, I’m Jade Jareau. Well, Jade Jareau Diamond, I suppose. I was just married to the Commander’s son, Roan, and I’m still getting used to the new name. Honestly, I’m pretty worried at this point, but I can trust you, can’t I? I’m pretty sure Roan and his father are going to try to kill me in revenge for my father trying to take the Commander’s power away. I’m all alone, trapped with a man I’m positive is going to make my death look like an accident. I won’t make it easy for him or the Commander though. I’ll play their game, and while I probably won’t win it, I’m not going to die without a fight.

How did you feel about having your entire life planned out for you?

The idea of having life planned out for you almost sounds like it could be very helpful-you know where you’re going and what you’re working toward. Had my father or my boss or even some of my friends had a guiding hand in my life, I imagine it could have been quite helpful. But to have my life dictated by Commander Robert Diamond? Well, if I weren’t set to die anyway, I might want to be dead. Knowing you’re supposed to die–that you’re going to die–its a very hard thing to cope with. I plan to fight it by making Roan fall in love with me and making everything difficult for him and his family, but I also worry what the cost of that will be. If the Commander can’t kill me to hurt my father, what else will he do to strike out at us? Have you ever felt trapped and you had potential options for escape, but no matter what you chose, someone else would pay the price? I can’t let others pay the price for my life, which leaves me without many options. If it were just about me, that would be one thing, but there are so many more people at risk here.

what did you think about the Diamonds?

The Commander and Roan are trying to murder me quietly. Even Alice hates me and is trying to make me miserable. I’ve never met a more horrific family. Their only goal is to murder, get revenge, and rule in complete power. I have nothing good to say about them. Quite frankly, I hate telling people my new last name is Diamond…not that it matters, the entire country knows at this point.

What is your worst habit?

I worry so much about others that sometimes I don’t see the things right in front of my own face. I feel like I have to protect everyone and I forget about myself.

Is there anything about Roan Diamond that most people wouldn’t know?

From what I can tell, he has a few secrets he has hidden from his father. He’s an artist, believe it or not–and a good one at that! It’s amazing how a would-be-murderer also has the ability to create such beautiful things. He can give life through his hands and take life through them. If I weren’t so fearful of him, I’d find him fascinating.

Favorite childhood memory?

I love the times my father would sit down with me in our house at the end of a long day and tell me stories about my mother. They were better than any story he could read me from a book. Having that time with him and being able to feel closer to my mother was the best thing in the world. The second best would have to be my time spent at the lake…or the library!

What would you say is your best quality?

Compassion. At least, I like to think I’m compassionate toward others.

What animal would you love to have as a pet?

Maybe a puppy? I’m not really sure. Having attachments as a child wasn’t really a good thing, especially since we didn’t know what was going to happen to me or if we’d have to pick up and run (as if we ever had any hope of that.)

Your biggest secret, if you can tell us here 😉

Everyone thinks I’m so kind and good, but the truth is, I know how to survive. I’m willing to do what it takes. I will happily manipulate Roan Diamond and mess with his family, and if causing them grief is the last thing I do, so be it.

What is your favorite book?

I love the old books and fairytales. Princesses who don’t need a prince to save them, but find happiness with them, and live and rule together as a team…those are my favorites. I love reading about mermaids and princesses who were to be married off but saved themselves instead. Strong and fierce, but kind of heart and respected by all, with men who love them and compliment them. I’d live in the library in town if I could!

Who is your best friend?

My father and my boss, Mr. Eroh. They’ve taken such good care of me and trained me to survive. I also really love spending time with Annie over in the bakery!

Do you have any nicknames?

Jade is a pretty short name, so I never really had any nicknames. My father sometimes calls me his “baby girl” if that counts!

Your favorite item, whether it be a family heirloom or just something you’ve collected

My mother left me letters. They are the most precious thing I could own.

what would be a perfect gift to receive?

A pardon from this death sentence would be lovely. But if I can’t have that, I’d settle for a book I haven’t read before!

If for one day you had no responsibilities, what would you do?

Read, probably. Spend time in town. I’d go see Mr. Eroh in his shop in the morning, have lunch with my father at the cafe, then go down my the lake to sit and read by the water and take a swim. I might walk around to the different shops before closing and see what they have. I’d cook dinner for my father at home and then read until bed time. It would be lovely.

The last ‘fun’ thing you remember doing?

Roan and I recently took a little trip around the town. I admit I had ulterior motives, but it was actually more fun than I thought it would be.

Is there something you could tell us that most people wouldn’t know about you?

I love fashion and being creative. I sometimes sew my own clothes. I tend to stay extremely quiet about it, I think only my father and maybe mr. Eroh have any idea. I love it though. It’s a creative outlet for me. Repurposing things is fun and I love bringing new life to things.

Are you in a relationship? and if so what is he/she like?

Well, I’m married to Roan Diamond, but I don’t know if you can really call that a relationship, especially since I was given no choice. He’s trying to kill me, so…you want to guess what he’s like?

any interesting stories you have to tell?

I’m terribly allergic to scented things. Candles, flowers, air fresheners…when I get around them I end up having flu-like symptoms for a week-two weeks. When I was a little girl, my mother used to wear this perfume…when she died, I was no longer exposed to it and when I was finally around scents again, I had become intolerant to them. My father walked me into a candle shop to pick a few up because there was supposed to be a bad storm coming in and I ended up incredibly sick. It took days to figure out why. We went back to test our theory and it took exactly one sneeze for him to drag me out of there so fast that I tripped and sent a basket of food flying all over the road. Annie saw me and came rushing over. I must have looked like I was about to cry because she pulled out a scone she was carrying from her delivery basket, and she’s been making me scones and muffins ever since. She always knows exactly what I want without ever asking.

 


Thank you, K. M. Robinson, for being here with Jade! So lovely to have you on my blog again! Maybe next time we could have both Jade and Roan 😉
That would be interesting
I had so much fun with this little event!
If you didn’t know, over on my twitter @sweetypetitti, I have announced ANOTHER event for next month for BACK-TO-SCHOOL! the author’s participating will be going to school for a day and telling us ALL about it! Maybe they’ll even run into a crush?

HAPPY READING, LUVs

Character Chats ~ Clara Kensie

Character Chats ~ Clara Kensie

Hello, Luvs!

 

Today I am interviewing the amazing Clara Kensie!

I had read her book AFTERMATH and fell in love with it ❤

Review is here <—

 

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Title: Deception So Deadly (Deception So #1)

Publisher: Snowy Wings Publishing

Pub-Date: August 15th, 2017

Synopsis:

RUN.

It’s all sixteen-year-old Tessa Carson has ever known. Hunted by a telepathic killer, Tessa and her family have fled home after home, hiding behind aliases to survive. Her scars are more than just physical, and as the only one in her family without a psychic ability, she lives a life of secrets, lies, and fear.

After the Carsons flee to a new hideout and take on new i …more

 

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Real Name: Tessa Carson

Current Alias: Sarah Spencer

Age: 16

Height: 4’10”

Hair: Not quite blond, not quite brown, not quite curly, not quite straight

Eyes: Green with flecks of blue, purple, and gold

Series character: The heroine of the DECEPTION SO series, an award-winning, super-romantic YA thriller about a psychic family on the run from a deadly past, and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies, and danger.

 

Introduce yourself!

RUN. It’s all I’ve ever known. Hunted by a telepathic killer, my family and I have fled home after home, hiding behind aliases to survive. My scars from the killer’s first attack are more than just physical, and as the only one in my family without a psychic ability, I live a life of secrets, lies, and fear.

Do you have any siblings?

An older sister, Jillian (her alias is Shelby) and a younger brother, Logan (his alias is Scott).

What animal would you love to have as a pet?

I’d love to have a cat or a dog, but having a pet is impossible when you’re on the run.

Your biggest secret, if you can tell us here 😉

See my answer to the “Introduce Yourself” question.

What is your favorite book?

Anne of Green Gables is my favorite book. We destroy all of our possessions every time we flee, so I buy a new copy once we’ve settled into our newest hideout.

Do you have any nicknames?

Everyone calls me whatever my alias is at the time. My current alias is Sarah. Only my family knows my real name, but we can’t use our real names in public. At home, my mom calls me Babydoll and my dad calls me Tessa Blessa.

Something that you hate

I hate that the killer keeps finding us, and I hate not having a permanent home. I hate being the only one in my family without a psychic power. I hate being scared all the time. More than anything, I hate being so lonely.

what would be a perfect gift to receive?

A psychic power of my own, safety, and love.

Are you in a relationship? and if so what is he/she like?

There’s a boy named Tristan Walker in our new town. He’s carefree and confident, and he has broad shoulders and tousled hair that sparkles like gold in the sun. I like him. A lot. And he likes me. He makes me feel so safe. But I won’t allow myself to fall for him. I can’t. At any moment, the killer could find our family again, and then we’ll be gone without a trace–or we’ll be dead. Besides, our love can never be true when I can’t even tell him my real name.

any interesting stories you have to tell?

The story of Tessa and Tristan is told in the Deception So series, starting with Book One, DECEPTION SO DEADLY (available as of August 15th, 2017). Book Two is DECEPTION SO DARK (coming February 2018), and Book Three is DECEPTION SO DANGEROUS (coming August 2018). There might be more after that.

Thank you so much for letting me interview you, Tessa! I loved having you here on my blog!

I really shouldn’t have told you all of this. Now the killer might find us…

I guarantee this interview is confidential! only my most trusted friends and readers can see this interview 😉

 


 

 

I loved Tessa’s/Sarah’s replies! Thank you, Clara, for going into your characters head for this interview XD I had so much fun with this interview!

What was your favorite question, Luv?

 

I will be interviewing K.M. Robinson’s character Jade Tomorrow.

 

HAPPY READING, LUVs