Sunday, December 16, 2012

Author Emma Meade- The Awakening And Oher Stories

Thanks for  the drop by! I had the opprotunity to ask the lovely Emma Meade a few questions about herself and below are her answers. Read the blurb below about her book The Awakening & Other Stories and do click on the book to purchase yourself a copy!
The Awakening & Other Stories

The Awakening & Other Stories by Emma Meade

Put on the kettle, close the curtains and curl up by the fire. Dive into 8 short tales, each with a slice of the paranormal.
Ghost Story - Who is the shadow in the window of the abandoned house, and what or who is he waiting for?
The Awakening - It's time for Sabrina to wake up and face the light.
End of the Line - Cassie wants to die. When midnight rolls around, she stands on the tracks, waiting for the train to come.
Milsa Loris - The once, magnificent kingdom of Milsa Loris comes alive one night each winter. The King's witch is brewing up a little magic, sure to make the soup all the tastier.
The Old Vampire - Hailey spent her life dreaming of a dark prince falling in love with her. He never showed up, until now.
The Knocking - Alison's grandfather has one eye on the next life. After all, he's heard a lot of rapping at his door lately.
The Boy on the Beach -Kate's grandmother warns her about the boy with the green eyes. Will she pay heed?
Snowglobes- It's busy at Calvin's Cabins this Christmas. Eddie and Maggie are a young couple in trouble. Not to fear, Calvin is always ready to lend a hand.

Now onto the questions!

1. Where do you call home?
Cork, Ireland

2. What is the title of your most recent book?
The Awakening & Other Stories

3. What's your Genre?

4. Plans for a next book? Is this part of a Series?
I'm working on a vampire tale for adults called Night Whispers. It's a follow up to my short story collection, Night Sighs.

5. Are you a self published author (Indie) ?
I consider myself an indie author. I self-published Night Sighs & The Awakenings, but my YA novel, Under the Desert Moon was published with a small press.

6. Who's your favorite author?
Can't choose just one: I like Stephen King, Charlaine Harris, Marian Keyes, Maeve Binchy, Stephenie Meyer and L.J. Smith to name the first authors who come to mind.- I am a fan of L.J. Smith!
7. Your favorite book?
Again, too difficult to pick just one but Stephen King's The Stand would be in the top five.

8. What book are you currently reading?
The Willows Haven by Hope Collier

9. A book you would recommend?
Tegan's Blood by L.H. Cosway, an intriguing paranormal tale by a fellow, Irish writer.

10. How do you pick your books?
Browsing the shelves of bookstores, I go for eye catching covers and by authors I know. Online I find books on Twitter and blogs and scroll through Amazon for gorgeous book covers.

11. Advice for other authors?
Keep writing and spend less time on social networks.

12. Do you write under a pen name?

13. Where do you write?
On my couch with my laptop and plenty of tea nearby.

14. What do you wear when you write?
Whatever I happen to have on at that moment in time.

15. Do you have a pet (s)?
2 stray cats: Fox and Puss.- Love the names :0)
16. Favorite food?
Chicken curry and rice.

17. If you were deserted on an island, who are 3 famous people you would want with you?
River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Zooey Deschanel for the laughs. -I was in love with River!

18. Of your characters, which one would you say is most like you and why?

Possibly Erin from my YA novel, Under the Desert Moon. We're both introspective, stubborn and hated school.

19. What made you want to be a writer?
I have no idea where the drive to write came from.

20. Any weird talent?
Nothing comes to mind- hmm, I'm trying to think...

21. A favorite quote?
Seize the moment. Because tomorrow, you might be dead - Buffy

22. What is the one thing you never go without?
Barry's Tea

23. Your biggest influence?
Paranormal TV shows & books: Buffy, Point Horror.

24. Favorite TV show?

25. A great blog you would like to recommend for others to discover?
Indie Writers Review run by Michelle Cornwell Jordan

Visit Emma's author page on Amazon and read her Bio.

Well there you have it, a little dive into the mind of author Emma Meade. Thanks for the drop by and thank you so much to author Emma Meade for allowing me to ask her these questions and it is a pleasure to spotlight her latest book! Remember click on the book cover above to go and purchase your copy, only $1.99!

P.S. Might want to keep more than one light on when you are reading this....