Thursday, April 12, 2012

Fangirl Friday on a Thursday!

Yes, I know it is a ThursdayBUT I am participating in Cindy Hogan's blog tour so I gotta help a lady out and post on a Thursday. If you haven't noticed she has a blurb on her latest book PROTECTED from this awesome young adult author named Magan. Anywhoo.... If you want to check out the post before mine go here or if you want to continue the hop go here.

She has the guy. The terrorists have been taken care of and she has a shot at becoming popular.
Life is great!
Until they find her.
Now she must run and leave behind everything she knows,
including herself

What inspired you to write Protected? 
 Well, I had this vivid dream and thought it would make a killer movie, so I wrote the basics down to give to some huge movie producer...I don't know any of those.. In any case, the main character, Christy, just kept bugging me-talking to me and driving me crazy. Maybe I am crazy, really. I hear voices in my head. :) Anyway, I just had to write this girl's story and it has been a blast. 

What made you decide to go Indie with this book? 
This will tell you a lot about my personality(I'm an eternal optimist) I did it on a whim, thinking it would be fun. I'd won contests and people seemed to love it, so why not? What could possibly go wrong?

 Was there ever a time that you felt like giving up? If so, what did you
do about it? 
I will divert to question #2. Optimists, by nature, never think about giving up. There is always an upside if you just keep chugging along.

 Do you have critique partners, betas? How do you work with them? 
I have an in-person critique group and two online critique groups. My in-person group gets my stuff when it is really raw. After I've made changes, the first online group gets it. After those changes are made, my 2nd online group gets it. As far as Betas go, I have a ton. I have first round beta readers who read the completed book after my 2nd online group gets back to me. If there are problems, I send it out to a second round of Betas after fixing them. I've even used a third round of betas before. I keep using betas until I'm getting no plot complaints.

Who would win in a fight, your book's hero or my alien heartthrob? 
Uh, I'm going to have to defer to your alien heartthrob. Who could ever beat that guy?

Does your book have a soundtrack? What songs are on it? 
If I'm ever stuck, I listen to Avril Lavigne. Most of the time, she saves me, but I also like a lot of country singers. My husband infected me when I moved to Memphis, TN.

 What are you coming out with next? 
I am half-way through the third and final book of the Watched trilogy. It is still unnamed, but it rocks.

 If you could cast the main characters from your novel in a movie, who
would you choose to play them?
I actually cut pictures of people out of magazines and put them up on my wall, but I have no idea who they are...They are probably just models.

Christy- Ashley Benson
MaryBeth- Isla Fisher
Kira-Lindsay Lohan
Eugene- Kevin Mchale
Summer- Blake Lively
Divergent by Veronica Roth. Everafter and Roast and Potatoes.
Words to live by? 
Be unpredictable!

Favorite book, movie, and food? 

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