Tag: interview

Mar 22
{Mini Review+Favorite Bitmojis+Giveaway} Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

{Mini Review+Favorite Bitmojis+Giveaway} Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

To celebrate the upcoming release of Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi, I have partnered with Simon Teen to bring you all kinds of cool extras. I’ve got a mini review to share my thoughts on the book, some bitmoji fun to honor the text messaging in the story, a video interview with the author, an awesome giveaway thanks to Simon Teen, and even an annotated excerpt from the author! ———————————- In Emergency Contact, our main characters Penny and Sam converse via Text Message. Texting has become a main way of communication for a lot of people. Personally, I love to textm especially when I don’t have time for a full out phone conversation. One of the things that I love to incorporate into my text messages are Bitmoji’s. If you are not familiar with a bitmoji, it is a custom designed avatar that you can have look like you(Or like anything you want.) I love including my little bitmoji as a text response, so today I thought it would… Read more »

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Mar 19
{Early Release Spotlight+Interview} From Unseen Fire by Cass Morris @CassRMorris @dawbooks

{Early Release Spotlight+Interview} From Unseen Fire by Cass Morris @CassRMorris @dawbooks

I am super excited to have Cass Morris here today! Cass’ upcoming book, From Unseen Fire comes out in April 2018 from Daw Books and it looks awesome!  1.Who are your biggest writing influences? I used to say that I wanted to be Neil Gaiman when I grew up, and that’s still rather true. His writings, and Terry Pratchett’s, have affected a lot of how I think about story and mythos. My ideas on crafting magic have roots in everything from Harry Potter to tabletop role-playing games. Years of studying Shakespeare has put a lot of rhetoric in my head, so that’s been a large influence as well. I’ve also read a lot of romance novels and a lot of historical fiction, and I think those bleed into my style, too. 2..When did you know you wanted to be a writer? I’ve been a natural storyteller and a lover of books for as long as I’ve known what words were, but I can remember, clearly, the first moment I knew that… Read more »

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Jan 06
{Mini Review+Interview} We are Party People by @LeslieMargolis ‏

{Mini Review+Interview} We are Party People by @LeslieMargolis ‏

I am so excited to have Leslie Margolis here to chat parties and party people. Thank you for being here today Leslie! 1. Describe We Are Party People in a tweet (140 characters or less) One shy, quiet kid + mandatory mermaid costume = Catastrophe or triumph?  Read on. 2. Can you describe your perfect party for me? (What are we celebrating? How many people are there? Where is it?) My perfect party is small and casual, with no occasion necessary.  It is filled with artists and philosophers and activists. Everyone has outrageous stories to tell.  There’s scintillating conversation, scrumptious food and drink and beautiful music. 3. What was the most fun part of writing We Are Party People? The best part of writing any novel is coming up with the initial idea and characters. Then, thinking about what could go wrong—and making it happen.  I like my characters to suffer!  Big-time nightmare scenarios are so much fun to read about.  Don’t you think? 4. Tell us something we didn’t… Read more »

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Dec 14
{Interview+Giveaway} The Rising Series by Holly Kelly

{Interview+Giveaway} The Rising Series by Holly Kelly

1)   Why Mermaids/Mermen? I’ve always had a love for the ocean and had a fascination of the creatures that live within its depths. However, this book didn’t start with a lot of forethought. I was surfing online and came across—quite by accident—a picture of a mermaid with a flesh-colored tail. The thought hit me: what if a mermaid was born on land and she didn’t know she was a mermaid? She simply thought she was born horribly deformed. I started writing that same day. 2)   What kind of research did you have to do? I didn’t start out with any research under my belt. I would simply write until I came to a part where needed to know more about the mythological world. I then would do a search on the internet and find out what I needed to know. After the rough draft was written, I did read an in-depth book about Greek Mythology and made necessary changes. One thing I found in my research—Greek Mythology is filled with… Read more »

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Jun 13
{Interview+Giveaway} The Possible by @TaraAltebrando @bloomsburykids

{Interview+Giveaway} The Possible by @TaraAltebrando @bloomsburykids

  I am super excited to be today’s stop on the Boldly Bookish tour. I have Tara Altebrando here to talk about her new book, The Possible. So check out the fun interview, the information on The Possible and then be sure to enter the awesome giveaway down below to win all kinds of awesome books! Describe The Possible in a tweet. (140 characters or less.) A creepy book about a girl who may or may not have inherited telekinetic powers from her mother—and the podcast being made about them. If you could have any kind of special powers, what would they be and why? I’d like telekinetic powers for sure. It has sort of a lifelong obsession of mine. Like I wanted to be Matilda or the twins from Escape to Witch Mountain or a Jedi or the genie from Bewitched. Right now, because I’m a mom, telekinesis feels like the most practical special power to have. I could deliver snacks to my children and pack their lunches and… Read more »

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Mar 25
{Blogoversary Author Spotlight+Giveaway} Donna Augustine

{Blogoversary Author Spotlight+Giveaway} Donna Augustine

For my blogoversary this year, I am hosting several authors that I have discovered through my six year blogging journey. I will be sharing book spotlights, author interviews, guest posts and lots of other fun features to share with you some of my favorite authors! I am also hosting a HUGE giveaway. In fact, the giveaway is the biggest I have ever hosted on my blog, and each of the authors featured has a prize in the giveaway, so be sure to check that out! Today I have Donna Augustine on the blog. I love Donna’s books. She writes some of my very favorite Urban Fantasy! So be sure to check out her books, and be sure to enter the giveaway down below! Donna was kind enough to donate so many different prizes for the giveaway. You can win: 1 winner will get a SIGNED copy of A Step Into the Dark (US only) 1 Winner will get an ecopy set of Books 1-4 of the Karma Series (INT) 1 Winner… Read more »

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Mar 17
{Blogoversary Author Spotlight+Giveaway} Bottom of the Sky by Shae Ross

{Blogoversary Author Spotlight+Giveaway} Bottom of the Sky by Shae Ross

For my blogoversary this year, I am hosting several authors that I have discovered through my six year blogging journey. I will be sharing book spotlights, author interviews, guest posts and lots of other fun features to share with you some of my favorite authors! I am also hosting a HUGE giveaway. In fact, the giveaway is the biggest I have ever hosted on my blog, and each of the authors featured has a prize in the giveaway, so be sure to check that out! Today I have Shae Ross on the blog. She is going to be sharing her new book, Bottom of the Sky, which is a romantic suspense. I have already had the opportunity to read this book and trust me, it is AWESOME! So be sure to check it out, and be sure to enter the giveaway down below! You can win a $15 Amazon Gift Card & an ecopy of Rush (open INT) from Shae along with a ton of other prizes. (enter at the bottom of the… Read more »

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Feb 28
{Author Spotlight+Giveaway} The Rugby Series by Penny Reid @ReidRomance

{Author Spotlight+Giveaway} The Rugby Series by Penny Reid @ReidRomance

For my blogoversary this year, I am hosting several authors that I have discovered through my six year blogging journey. I will be sharing book spotlights, author interviews, guest posts and lots of other fun features to share with you some of my favorite authors! I am also hosting a HUGE giveaway. In fact, the giveaway is the biggest I have ever hosted on my blog, and each of the authors featured has a prize in the giveaway, so be sure to check that out! Today I have Penny Reid on the blog. She is going to be sharing one of my favorite series of hers! The Rugby series! So be sure to check it out, and be sure to enter the giveaway down below! You can win a SIGNED copy of the newest book in the series, The Cad and the Co-Ed! I am so excited to have Penny Reid here today. Penny is one of my most cherished author finds during my time blogging. I seriously love her… Read more »

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Feb 24
{Author Interview} Riven by Jane Alvey Harris

{Author Interview} Riven by Jane Alvey Harris

Today I am really excited to have Author Jane Alvey Harris here as part of my 6 year Blogoversary, for an interview. I will have a couple of interviews from authors today and tomorrow, and today there is going to be a HUGE giveaway with so many awesome prizes! (and one of the prizes will be a copy of this book! hinthintwinkwink! So be sure to come back in a bit and check it out!) What inspired you to create Riven and the My Myth Trilogy series? Honestly, when I began writing Riven, I was just looking for relief. I was struggling through a really dark time in my life and was doing therapy with an amazing counselor who encouraged me to write. I didn’t have a synopsis or even an outline; I was just writing scenes from my head and connecting them together. It took me a couple years to get the first draft out and even longer to realize what the story was really about. Somewhere in the… Read more »

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Feb 23
{Author Interview} Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

{Author Interview} Our Own Private Universe by Robin Talley

Today I am really excited to have Author Robin Talley here as part of my 6 year Blogoversary, for an interview. I will have a couple of interviews from authors today and tomorrow, and then tomorrow there is going to be a HUGE giveaway with so many awesome prizes! (and one of the prizes will be a hardcover copy of this book! hinthintwinkwink! So be sure to come back tomorrow and check it out!) Thank you so much Robin for being here on Book Briefs today! Next time you stop by, please bring your goofy hound dog! 😀 Describe Our Own Private Universe in a tweet (140 characters or less) A 15-year-old bi girl goes on a church trip & sets out to have a fling with another girl. Both are caught off guard when they fall in love. Who was harder for your to write? Aki or Christa? Why? They were both tricky, but since this book required me to be in Aki’s head the whole time (it’s the first… Read more »

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