Saturday, October 27, 2012

Tammy Blackwell Giveaway!

Give a warm welcome to our guest author of the day
Tammy Blackwell!

What would you like for readers to take away from your novel/novels?

I just hope people enjoy reading my books. Sure, there are some lessons to be learned about choices and consequences, and I’m really trying hard to paint an accurate picture of the rural South, but none of that matters if you don’t enjoy the experience of reading.

What part of your first novel did you find hardest to write?

Transitions. And not just the “get from one chapter to the next” or “one scene to the next” transitions. Some days it was near impossible to get from one sentence to the other without drawing blood. If you’ve never sat down and honestly tried to write down one of the stories in your head before the transitions can kill you!

Was there ever a moment when you wouldn’t trade what you do as an author for the world? What was that moment for you?

A few weeks ago I held a critiquing session for my second book, Time Mends. The participants were all teens I have been working with for the last four to six years. It was a great experience. I appreciate all my fans, but these teens are the reason I wrote Destiny Binds in the first place. Seeing them get excited about Scout’s story is the truest measure of success for me.

What makes you feel like you’re reading or have read a truly amazing book?

I know I like a book when I’m so emotionally invested I physically react. If I’m giggling or crying or if my heart is racing, I know it’s good.

Is there one book that has had an impact on not only your writing, but on you personally?

In stereo-typical YA librarian fashion, I’m going with J.D. Salinger. BUT I’m going to shake things up a bit by picking “A Perfect Day for Bananafish.” That story has stuck with me for a long time and taught me how the best endings are the most unexpected.

Tell us something most people don’t know about you!

I am more frightened by automatic car washes than zombies.

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1 comment:

  1. Automatic car washes are a more realistic fear than zombies.