Book Blogger Love-A-Thon: Welcome and Interview

Welcome to the start of the 3rd Annual Book Blogger Love-A-Thon!

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All weekend I’ll be posting blog and writing related challenges with “love” and “Valentines” themes. For those of you on Twitter there will also be Twitter chat parties Saturday and Sunday night as well as giveaways. Thank you to Alexa @alexalovesbooks (alexalovesbooks.com) and Katelyn @katelyntorrey (talesofbooksandbands.com) for putting this event together!

This is my first blogger weekend adventure so I’m really excited and hope you’ll comment and check in throughout the weekend.

First up…the interview!

The following are questions I was sent and asked to answer.

1. What genre/subject matter do you tend to write about the most? What first interested you in this genre/subject?

I love writing a mixture of things for the YA audience. My last book was a creepy dark comedy. What I’m currently writing is a dramatic coming-of-age piece. In the pipeline for the rest of 2014-2015 I have a mystery, the beginning of a dance series, a thriller, a couple fun college themed novels and more monologue workbooks for actors. I like to mix things up. What draws me in is the story – not a specific audience to write for or genre. I like a little bit of everything and I think lots of other people do too. I will say though, most of books do feature a young female protagonist. I’ve toyed with the idea of writing a male protagonist but am not sure if I’m there yet – writing men is very different!

2. Writing wise, what is the thing you are most excited for in 2014?

Actually getting a chance to write…ha, ha. Hopefully I’ll be able to squeeze more in this year. My two little boys tend to keep me pretty busy these days!

3. Where in the world are you writing from?

Southern California. Although right at this moment I’m not there….it’s bright and shiny where I am. And known for “sin.”

4. Tell us – what first interested you in writing?

I remember writing a ton as a child. I still have stories I wrote in elementary school. They’re horribly depressing but very insightful. Why at seven and eight years old I thought it was cool (or even appropriate) to write about turning to cannibalism in the event of an emergency or people being killed via a guillotine in an eerie castle – I’m not quite sure. My parents must have been a bit concerned.

However it wasn’t until college when I began writing screenplays for a course I was taking that the love of writing returned….and never left.

5. When you aren’t writing, what is your favorite thing to do?

Play with my kids, read to my kids, watch my kids chase each other around….basically anything with my kiddos. Oh and dance. I love to dance. Dancing with my kids? Even better.

I also love to craft. Designing kids’ bedrooms and play spaces would probably be my dream job besides writing. I think I have an obsession with kids. Notice a theme?

6. If you were stuck on a deserted island, what books would you bring with you?

Good question. Not sure. I’ll have to get back to you on that one. I love so many different books.

7. You’re attending a party with your friends. Suddenly, the DJ changes the song and it’s “your song” – what song would that be?

Tricky question. “My song” changes all the time based on my mood, what I’m going through in my life and who I am around. Honestly, corny as it may sound I’m a teeny bopper inside so Britney Spears will always be one of my favorites – and I’m so excited that I’m seeing her tonight! So, that said, “Oops I…Did It Again.” Also anything by N’Sync or Backstreet Boys – I warned you, I still think I’m 13 years old deep down. I also love “Don’t Cha” by the Pussycat Dolls and lots of current “deep, moody” songs such as “Say Something” by A Great Big World.

8. What 3 movies would you love to have your favorite author write into books or books you’d love to see as movies?

I Was A Non-Blonde Cheerleader by Kieran Scott. I remember trying to option the book back in college because I wanted to adapt it into a screenplay but Disney was bidding on it at the same time and well…yeah, it was Disney come on. I didn’t stand a chance at that point!

Rhymes with Witches by Lauren Myracle. A laugh out loud funny book along the lines of Mean Girls.

The Star Sisterz series. It’s a darling pre-teen series of books that I was actually working on with some consulting work many moons ago. It’s really cute and I could picture it as a kids television series.

Check back later today for more fun posts as the Blogger Love-A-Thon continues!

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Comments

  1. I’ve never seen Rhymes with Witches, but that sounds like it would make an awesome book. I’m all about humor like Mean Girls. Such a classic. 🙂

  2. Good luck with the writing! I’m sure you’ll be able to do a ton this year 🙂 I just have to say that I LOVE your taste in music, because it’s very similar to mine. Looks like we should have a DANCE PARTY!

    • Thanks! I’m actually heading to Vegas in a couple hours (I’ll still be tweeting and following along my iPad and phone) to see Britney Spears tonight! So excited. Feel like a little kid. 🙂

  3. Yay, you are the first writer I have run across as part of the Love A Thon. It is so cool that you are so involved with your kids. I took a year off of my book blog to focus on my new baby girl. She is 19 months now and keeping me so busy! I love that it is the story that draws you in. I am the same way. I will read just about any genre as long as it has a great story! Nice to “meet” you!

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