Saturday, July 2, 2011

Blog Tour: Artist Arthur Interview and Giveaway



1. Were any of your characters inspired by people you know in real life? Do you relate to them in any way?

There’s a little of me, my daughters, teenagers I’ve met either in my church or at one of the schools I’ve visited, in each of the Mystyx characters. But in each of them there is an emotion or a situation that I myself remember feeling at one time when I was younger, so yes, I can totally relate to them.

2. Your character names are a lot of fun (Krystal, Sasha, and Jake)- how did you come up with them?

I named Krystal choosing to spell it with a K because she’s so not the normal teenage girl. My daughter came up with the other names. I have a book of a thousand baby names that I like to use when I write or sometimes I watch the credits as a movie is going off and get an idea.

3. Other than reading and writing, what are some of your hobbies and other interests?

I collect salt and pepper shakers—I know, boring right. LOL I also really love to watch old black and white movies or a series that’s no longer on primetime television that I can buy the DVDs and watch all the episodes back to back.

4. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Italy. I really, really want to go to Italy or Ireland.

5. What has been the best response to your series you have gotten from a reader(s)?

When a reader says they can relate to one of the characters, that they’ve either felt the same way or gone through a similar experience—not the supernatural part of course. But I really feel like I’ve done a good job when one of my characters touches a reader in a personal way.

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9 comments:

  1. Great interview and giveaway!

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  2. Very nice giveaway :)
    I loved how gthe author picked the names, I always thought it would take forever to pick the perfect name for a character. Well it would take me forever!
    Thanks for the opportunity :))

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  3. I'm just now seeing this! I didn't know this was a series! I uploaded samples of the first two books on my Kindle! It sounds great!

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  4. This sounds like such a fun series! I can't wait to start reading it!

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  5. This is a totally awesome series, I loved it.

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  6. I have never heard of any of this books, but they all look great. I love the covers.

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  7. I'm so looking forward to reading this series! Been on my list for a while now - as soon as I find it cheap/free, I'm on it!

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