Beautiful People, March 2017

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Hi guys! Can you believe it’s time for another Beautiful People? I know I say this every month, but wow. Time flies. It really does.

This month I’m interviewing a character from the novel I’ll be working on during April, Once a Stratton. Her name is Lilli Strauss, and she’s the main character of the aforementioned story. I believe you’ve heard of Lilli before. If not, there’s no time like the present to meet her. 😉

Before we dig into the questions, take a look around you (assuming you’re viewing this post on my blog). Notice anything … different? *flips hair*

(I’m not sure why I felt a need to flip my hair. It was an impulse. It must make sense, right? Or are my impulses really that random? Your thoughts?)

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Interview with H.G. Reilly

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Hi guys! Now, normally I don’t do this kind of post on Reveries anymore (this is more of a Reveries Reviews thing), but I decided to post this interview here because I’m the owner of this blog, and I can do whatever I want on it. Besides, sometimes it’s fun to read about other authors than me. I know you don’t believe it, but it is. Seriously.

Okay, I know, I know … you read about other authors … and I find that intensely disloyal of you … but we’ll move on from that distasteful revelation (*glares at disloyal readers for a solid minute*) and talk about H.G. Reilly of Wilted Rose.

My questions will be like this, her answers will be like this (don’t worry; you’re not blind … there’s nothing to see), and my comments will be like this.

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Beautiful People #21

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Hi, guys! It’s time for Beautiful People #21! In case you don’t remember (which means you have an awful memory! Or … you started following this blog recently! Either way!), it’s a character interview hosted by … well, you can see the links in the banner up there ^ so I don’t think I need to tell you. 🙂

Anyway, I’ve done #18 and #s 19 and 20 so far. Time for #21! This time it’s random questions that I really had to twist around a lot so I could ask my character them directly. See the original questions here.

Today I’ll be interviewing Princess Jessamine of Killeen from the esteemed Caught in a Spell. I interviewed Crowned Prince Taevian of Gigia (aka “Tae”) a while back here. He’s making comments on her replies in italics.

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The Lady of the Vineyard Blog Tour, Day 4

Wow … I can’t believe we’re already at day 4! Only one day to go! Well, I’ve got some sad news. This is our smallest day due to some problems people (including me!) had that made us have to do some re-scheduling! Oh, well. I deserve it for totally forgetting about 9/11.

Everyone: *posting pictures saying ‘Don’t Forget’*

Me: Don’t forget what?

Such a great American …

Anyway … time for Day 4!

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Today’s Posts:

A review and author interview by Angela R. Watts (The Peculiar Messenger) YES!!! AWESOME REVIEW! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS TRYING TO SAY!!!

A character interview by Daisy Ferrell (Happy Days with Anonymous A). I love this one! Adele can be so much fun when she wants, and Zeph’s additions are great!

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The Lady of the Vineyard Blog Tour, Day 3

PUBLISHING DAY IS FINALLY UPON US!!! That’s right, folks! You can now buy The Lady of the Vineyard on Amazon in Kindle and Paperback formats!

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Buy on Amazon (Kindle) ~ Buy on Amazon (Paperback) ~ Buy on Createspace (hint: more royalties to be gotten for your favorite author here! 😉 ) ~ Add on Goodreads

As you can see, the Kindle and Paperback version are currently separate on Amazon and appear as different works on my Amazon account. This happened with The Dressmaker’s Secret, too. I think it comes from setting files up separately. I’m hoping they’ll eventually merge as The Dressmaker’s Secret did.

The Posts for Today Are:

A review, author interview, and character interview by Lily (Living By Chapters) Oh, my word! This lovely summary of my book far exceeds my own, let me tell you! ❀

Adele, a divorced mother of a young girl, Judy, lives in England with her daughter. Her ex husband, Troy, lives in southern France. It has been six years since they last saw each other – until one day, Judy’s father shows up at Adele’s doorstep. He wants to take Judy with him to France. With Judy’s departure, Adele is forced to confront her own past, and come to terms with her mistakes. Can Adele forgive Troy – and can he forgive her? Will Judy unite them, or rather divide them even more? ~Lily @Living By Chapters

An author interview and book spotlight by Grace (The Girl Upstairs) ❀ these questions!

A review, character interview, and book spotlight by Selene Silver (Hearth) This one just shows so much thought! I’m so impressed. ❀

An author interview by Katrina (Katrina Creative) Fun to read these over after not having read them in a while. Sorry that Katrina won’t be blogging anymore. đŸ˜„

This is my biggest day! Be sure to check out all those awesome posts. 🙂

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The Lady of the Vineyard Blog Tour, Day 1

Wow. I have never been so nervous and yet so excited at the same time. 😀

My very own blog tour! How marvelous! How wonderous! How perfectly … I’d better stop before I end up doing another Cruella Deville impression, but you get the point. It’s so exciting! 🙂

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The Posts for Today Are:

A Book Spotlight and Review by Faith Potts @Stories by Firefly

A Character and Author Interview by Lana H. @The Music of Words (She’s also my cover artist! ❀ )

A Book Spotlight and Author Interview by Sarah Briel and S. Isabell Jacobsen @Aardvark Magazine (The interview was done in-person! Also, if you want a real kick, check out this interview I did with the same wonderful people several years ago back when Madeline Farrenson and Quiet were the books I really wanted to publish!)

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Wisteria Writer’s Challenge

 

Hi y’all! Today (it being Tuesday), we’ll be doing a blog tag. We’re … referring to ourselves in plural, apparently. We must stop. We are awkward. We is just I. Yep …

Anyway, we were nominated by Esther over at The Sounds of Grace. We really like The Sounds of Grace, and you should check it out.

On a side-note, we were also nominated by Liv, but we don’t have time to do Liv’s questions. Hopefully Liv doesn’t mind? Sorry Liv. Your questions were awesome … but we want to write from the rest of we’s afternoon.

Is it just we, or does ‘we’ sound waaaay eviler than ‘I?’ We feels like Gollum. Or Hamlet’s uncle from Hamlet. He dies. We are glad.


Rules

  1. Thank who nominated you
  2. Answer ten questions given
  3. Add questions you thought of
  4. They have to be book or novel related
  5. Nominate ten people

Nominating ten people seems like a stretch to we, but we will try it.

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Beautiful People #19 & #20

10928109_595959117172101_1450331761_nA couple months back I did Beautiful People #18. I forgot (well, didn’t have time) to do #19 (Random Questions), so I decided to answer those now. 🙂 I’ll also be answering the questions for #20, which is Appearance.

What is Beautiful People? Well, you can find out anything you want to do about it here. It’s just me asking my characters questions, yada yada. Today I’ll be interviewing Troy Kee, a character from The Lady of the Vineyard (again).

Note: I changed the questions around a little so they’re asked directly as the character instead of to the author about the character.

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Interview with Laurel Garver

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Hello everyone! Today (or rather tonight) I’ll be interviewing Laurel Garver, author of Almost There. Her favorite color is plum, partially (or completely?) due to her love of our dear Professor (points for getting the reference!). You know, at some point you’re all going to have to call these points … Anyway, on with the interview!
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What’s your favorite thing about being a writer?
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You get to have lots and lots of imaginary friends and get paid for it.
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My feelings exactly. 😉
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I was excited to be allowed to read Almost There. Where’d you get the idea for the plot? How about the characters? Are they inspired by people you know, other book characters, etc.? Is the main character similar to you? In what ways?
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Hearing, during my teen years, my own mother’s stories of her difficult childhood has profoundly shaped my sense of writerly purpose–to imagine redemptive journeys for people in dysfunctional families. In Almost There, I wanted to explore a mother/daughter relationship in which the child becomes an agent of healing, in part to offer hope to kids with very broken parents. 

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Interview with John A. Heldt

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Well, guys, in the last several weeks I’ve reviewed two books by author John A. Heldt, Indiana Belle and The Mine. And I’ll be interviewing him in pink, because everything’s better with pink, and his answers will be in green, which is his favorite color.

Welcome to Reveries, Mr. Heldt. Could you tell me a little about how you decided to become a writer. Did you start writing when you were little, or did you start when you were older? What was the first full-length novel you wrote?

I started writing when I picked up a pencil in first grade and haven’t stopped. I have always liked to write and always found it easy to express myself through words, whether in school essays or newspaper articles or novels. I published my first novel, The Mine, in 2012.

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