Thank you so much Patti for doing this author interview and giving us a copy (ebook) of your book to giveaway to one of our lucky bloggers. Btw great picture :D
This is So Many Books, So Little Times first author interview & giveaway (may more to come).
Gorgeous graphics on the front cover - something I forgot to mention in my review!
So lets get the ball rolling with some pre-ready questions and some new ones:
Where were you born and where do you call home? I was born in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. However, I consider 2 places home. Darwin in the Northern Territory, where I grew up. My heart will always think of Darwin as home. And Cairns, Queensland, where I have now lived for over 20. Cairns really is a beautiful part of the World. Where the Daintree Rainforest meets the Great Barrier Reef.
What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 30 or less words, what would you say? Book 2 in the Paradox Series (Progeny Of Innocence) is just about to be released. It continues on from where book 1 (The Angels Are Here) ended off. It is a story being Narrated by Juliette, a soul that died 900 years ago when a battle raged, and Angels fell.
If your book became a movie who would you like to play the main characters (from book 1)? I don't want to say for Grace, I would like everyone to form their own opinion about that character.
For Angela (teenager) Ksenia Solo from Lost Girl.
For Brian Connors Eric Banner
For Wade Alex O'Loughlin
For Kate Connors Radha Mitchell
How is book 2 and 3 coming along and when can we expect them to be out? Book 2 – Progeny Of Innocence is due out 30th November…..
What or who inspired you to write? A broken heart. It was either go shopping for a new wardrobe or….. buy a new laptop. I chose the laptop, started writing, and here I am. The best decision I ever made!
And how long have you been writing? I have been writing since 2009
How did you come up with the title and cover design? I really liked the word Paradox, and the meaning. It makes you think, see things from other perspectives. And the cover I ended up choosing for book 1 is kind of dark and mystic, Gothic I thought. Little bit EMO. I liked it, it really suited the story. It is by the talented artist Hazel Brown from Overland Park, United States.
Have you based any of your characters on someone you know, or real events in your own life? Yes…real events. And there are lots of bits of trivia throughout the book that mostly only I know about. Like the little friend of Grace’s Patrick Wheat, that dies in the book. I used the name Patrick to honor the life & death of Patrick Swayze. And the boys surname “Wheat” was the surname of the character that Patrick Swayze plays in the movie “Ghost”. That is just one example.
Is there an Author that you would really like to meet? George RR Martin. Author of the Game of Thrones.
Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover? Ebooks, I love my kindle. And paperbacks. Have never liked hardcovers.
Have you ever read a book more than once? Not really. There are so many books out there waiting to be read….
Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version? PS I Love You. And TV's shows. The Vampire Diaries. The TV show is way better than the books.
Do you have a book trailer? Sure do - http://theangelsarehere.wordpress.com/book-trailer-book-1/
What are your thoughts on book trailers? I really like them. I had fun making mine.
Do you have any advice for other writers? Read, read, read and write, write, write as much as you can
What are 4 things you never leave home with out? Phone, bag, lipstick, money.
Computer or pen and paper for writing? Laptop and a notepad for keeping notes and ideas.
Where and when do you prefer to do your writing? At the desk In my room, usually in the middle of the night.
One of your favorite quotes – you meet people for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
List 3 of your all time favorite books? Kane and Able was very good. I'm really enjoying the Game of Thrones series right now. And a ton of new books from Indie Authors that I have met on goodreads. Awesome bunch of people.
Where can your readers stalk you?
Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/PattiRoberts7
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Paradox-Series/150822348341990
Blog - http://theangelsarehere.wordpress.com/
Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/980856.Patti_Roberts
After reading my review on your book was it deliberate to have so many questions raised and unanswered in your first book and why? (I do personally think it has peeked ((for me)) huge interest in the second book.
Most certainly it was deliberate. And I'm glad that it left you asking questions and wanting to know more. I like to read a book and watch a movie where it isn't all spelled out for me. I like to have to really work at searching for clues and try to work out what's happening. I like the uncertainty of it all. Life is like that…. There are always more questions than answers. That is what keeps life so interesting. I understand that some people like and easy read, not a lot of thinking. I'm just not one of them.
Great Patti thank you so much for your time and your thoughts and again for the giveaway.
You don't have to be a follower here or of Pattis blog.
If you would like a chance to win a copy of Paradox: The Angels Are Here by Patti Roberts please leave a comment with your email and or you blog address and a winner will be picked through the usual method (names in a hat) and we will get the book to you.
Synopsis for Paradox:The Angels Are Here by Patti Roberts (From Goodreads)
Nine hundred years ago, I died...
A little girl's world is turned upside down by a visitor,the Angel of Death. She finds herself trapped in a nightmare, consumed by her paralyzing loss and overwhelming grief. The haunting visions and untimely deaths of others are a constant reminder that life and death are only a heartbeat away.
A journey crossing Two Worlds. One Ancient - One New.
How do the heartbreaking visions experienced by a little girl fit into this Ancient World of Angels, Myth & Legend?
Where lives are bound by blood - and nothing is as it seems. In a World where there are more questions than answers. This journey will leave you wanting and have you asking... Who, When, Where?
Is your Guardian Angel From Heaven or Hell...?
Paradox - Progeny Of Innocence (#2 in the
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