Interview with Angela Brown

Angela B 2012 Ferrell PhotographyTell us about your publishing journey…
As a hybrid author – self-published and published through the query process – mines is a journey filled with its fair share of ups and downs. The excitement of getting to share my stories is a high that outweighs many of the down times. I started with self-publishing an erotica novel under my pen name, Rayven Godchild. Along with a great online and IRL bud, Gwen Gardner, I hopped over into self-publishing young adult novels. Beacon started as another project I considered self-publishing, but I decided to put it through the query process and was thrilled to have it picked up by Evernight Teen.
What do you love about being an author?
Story-telling. I get that being an author means writing well, but there’s a certain joy I feel in getting to let my imagination run wild in building a story that makes being an author so wonderful.
If you could have dinner with any literary character, who would it be and what would you eat?
That’s a difficult choice, but I would go with Hermione from Harry Potter and we’d eat whatever delectable tasties her wand conjured.
If your book was to be made into a movie, who would you cast as the leads?
Macie would be Zendaya (from Disney’s KC Undercover)
Thane would be Colton Haynes (from Arrow)
Vampires – do you prefer them as sexy leads or blood hungry monsters?
I like them like Eric from True Blood, blood hungry yet sexy about it at the same time lol!
If you had a time machine, which era would you go back to and why?beacon (1)
I’m fine with the era I’m in, though I wouldn’t mind going back to be an apprentice to Madame CJ Walker.
What life advice do you wish you’d been given sooner?
Don’t sweat the small stuff.
If you were a supernatural creature, what would you be and why?
Probably a vampire, one with a suffering heart wishing I didn’t have to hurt humans for my survival, but an understanding that the occasional dinner – minus the kill or turning – would be good for my soullessness.
Where do you write best? 
Seated in my bed :-)
If you didn’t write in your genre, which other would you prefer and why?
I actually would love to try an exciting mystery at some point.
Where can fans find you online?
They can check me out at my…
Instagram – tomewriter
Buy links my Evernight Teen novel, Beacon.

Interview with Teresa Richards

EmeraldBoundevernightpublishing-jayAheer2015-finalcoverTell us about your publishing journey…

I started writing with the intent to be published several years ago when my youngest son turned one. My older kids were in school and I found I had more time during the day to dedicate to writing. My first book was a hot mess, but it had a lot of heart and I loved every minute spent writing it. I joined a writing group, got some much-needed feedback that improved my writing, and started again on Emerald Bound. I queried for about a year-and-a-half before finding Evernight Teen.

What do you love about being an author?

I love the fact that I can Tell create something out of nothing other than my imagination. (And, okay, some blood, sweat, tears, and most of my spare time). The creative process is so much fun for me, and the excitement of seeing my stories come to life on the page is what keeps me going.

If you could have dinner with any literary character, who would it be and what would you eat?

Becky Bloomwood, star of the Shopaholic series. I think meeting this character would be absolutely hilarious. If Becky were in charge of dinner, we’d probably go someplace fancy and eat something like lobster, but she’d end up either in the kitchen washing dishes to pay for the crystal glasses she broke when her lobster tail flew out of her grip, or crawling underneath the table to hide from an ex-boyfriend who sat down nearby. 

If your book was to be made into a movie, who would you cast as the leads?

Zooey Deschanel would be Maggie.

Amanda Seyfried would be Lindy, but she’d have to dye her hair brown.

Adrian Grenier would be Garon. Mmm… 

Vampires – do you prefer them as sexy leads or blood hungry monsters?

Definitely sexy leads. I’m not a fan of anything scary.

If you had a time machine, which era would you go back to and why?

England, a la Pride and Prejudice. Assuming, of course, that I could pick to be born into a family where I could spend my days reading, playing the pianoforte, and going for long walks instead of feeding chickens and mucking out the stables.

What life advice do you wish you’d been given sooner?

Don’t be in such a hurry to grow up. Being an adult has its perks, but there’s something really special about being a teenager and I wish I would have enjoyed that time in my life more. I spent a lot of time worrying about what my future would be like rather than just enjoying the now.

If you were a supernatural creature, what would you be and why?

I’d be a fairy. Does that count as a supernatural creature? I’d be a fairy because they’re mischievous and they can fly.

Where do you write best? 

I like being at home, but sometimes it’s hard to focus amidst all the other things I need to do (dishes, laundry, cooking, etc—did I mention I have five kids?). So for me, the library works really well. I need complete silence when I write, so I can’t go somewhere where other people are chatting. Another place I get a lot of work done is actually in the car while waiting to pick my kids up from their many activities. Someday I might have the luxury of settling down in my quiet office with a cup of hot cocoa to write all day in my pajamas, but that day has not yet come.

What was the last book you read, and what were your thoughts on it?

I’m currently reading Scarlet, the sequel to Cinder by Marissa Meyer. I know I’m very late to this party, but I’m loving this series (The Lunar Cronicles). So creative and well written!

If you didn’t write in your genre, which other would you prefer and why?

I really enjoy reading historical fiction and I think it would be fun to write, but I’m really bad at history so I don’t think I could ever pull it off. Steampunk would be fun to write as well.

Where can fans find you online?

My website is authorteresarichards.com. I’m on twitter @byutm33 and facebook.com/authorteresarichards/

Buy the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Emerald-Bound-Teresa-Richards/dp/177233524X/

http://www.evernightteen.com/emerald-bound-by-teresa-richards/

Cover Reveal – Traitors’ Gate – Battle of the Undead – Prequel

Due out very soon through Evernight Teen, the prequel to Bad Blood and Bad Timing – Traitors’ Gate. A historical urban fantasy that takes you back to where it all began…

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