Angela is a Bear, Gwen is a Wolf, and I am a Wild Dog – Arrooooooo!
So this interview will be conducted doggie style (ha ha, sorry)
Me: Ruff, ruff.
I mean, Thanks so much for playing along with my silly surprise, Ladies! I know that fur might start to itch, so I’ll get right to the questions! How did you two animals "meet?"
A: We met as all other online buds meet. Online lol!. Okay, okay :-) Seriously, I came across Gwen's blog shortly after I started blogging in the summer of 2011. Her blog was about running and YA fiction. I enjoyed stopping by her blog and sharing comments and found she was a frequent comment bud at my blog. We became great bloggy buds and are now Partners in ParanormYA :-)
G: We’ve known each other for a while, but I recall Angela saying recently that we met at Rach Harries Platform Building Campaign. Then I stopped by Angela’s blog a lot during the A-Z last April and really enjoyed her blog-opera-now-turned-Neverlove novel. We became critique partners and formed Partners in ParanormYA, and “talk” nearly every day. We’ve even spoken on the phone a few times - it’s not often bloggy friends get to hear each other’s voices.
Me: I know, isn’t that a sign of the times! Aww, you guys were made for each other!
Me: Now I have a question for Angela. Have you ever/would you ever base a character on Chipmunk? What traits of hers stand out? I love this picture of the two of you!
A: Yes. Yes I would. Chipmunk is a bit of a tomboy and so I hope to take some of that stand out trait of hers, along with her beautiful eyes, pouty lips, and witty brain power, to make one or two enjoyable MG stories.
Me: She sounds like a loveable, intelligent character! I bet she could solve many MG dilemmas! Now Gwen, you went from a VP to a mountain woman writer? Could you tell me a couple of pros cons from that drastic change? This is a great shot of you howling at the moon!
G: Cons: The first victim was Money. I miss Andrew, Benjamin and even George. *sigh* And Happy Hour was the second victim. Bye-bye Jose Cuervo. *double sigh* Pros: I get to write in a gorgeous setting! And I’m my own boss, so I don’t have to get up and put on a suit or make-up in the morning.
Me: Ha! Great Pros & Cons can be made up for later, right? So, Ladies, Partners in ParanormYA is off to a beautiful start! What do you think each other contributes to this partnership?
G: It’d be impossible to just tell you one thing! Angela’s warm, kind, giving, talented, creative, smart, reliable, and funny. What I like the most is how we laugh together about some of the posts we write for our PIP blog and blog tour. We both have a quirky sense of humor.
A: Gwen has a sweetness about her that shows through her blog. Having had a chance to partner with her in marketing our self-published novels, Neverlove and Givin' Up the Ghost, I can confirm that all her sweetness is genuinely real. She's the best organizer you could hope for and her heart is like gold. She can take the bull by the horns and live life to the fullest. She's also a great listener. Like really listens! Seriously. Okay. I suppose I better stop before I end up having someone wanting to sweep her off her feet (Sorry fellows. She's taken.)
Me: Awwww! A match made in blog heaven! Looking forward to more ParanormYA books from you two! Any in the works? Sequels?
A: I do see a sequel for Neverlove, but right now I only see one. If the sequel begs for a third...I'll work that out. As for right now, I'm working on a sekrit project that has finally gotten more body in my brain lol!!
G: I’m working on the second book in the Indigo Eady Paranormal Mystery Series, called A Guilty Ghost Surprised.
Me: Awesome! It will probably be nice to get back to writing after all this crazy tour stuff – then you can do it all over again! How about sharing a final quote?
G: “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” Albert Einstein.
A: A writing quote...hmmm...the one that I can't help thinking of is the one EJ Wesley shows at his blog: "There's nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein." ~ W. Red Smith
A: Thanks again for having us and I can't wait to be a part of your "show" :-)
Me: Sounds like a date! Thanks!
And here are the deets on their awesome YA Paranormal Novels and PRIZES!!!
Purchase Angela Brown’s Neverlove at Amazon US, Amazon UK, Barnes and Noble, Amazon FR, and Amazon DE.
Purchase Gwen Gardner’s Givin’ Up The Ghost at Amazon US and Amazon UK.
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