Friday, October 31, 2014

Hot Coco: Character Interview from 'Where There is Love'




Questions for main character Mia

1.Q: I see that you’re a special education teacher. How did  you first decide to pursue that career?

A: Mia:  I guess you could say that I grew up with a lot of alone time. As an only child whose father left when I was small and being raised by a mom who was wrapped up in her career as a  fashion designer, I vowed that I would help others who may be faced with challenging situations.  My best friend, Sarah, has a brother named Billy who has learning disabilities. I have a special place in my heart for Billy and love spending time with him and Sarah. Some of my best memories include the times I spent with them.  I have always wanted to make a difference in the lives of others and now I have that chance.

2. Q: Why did you decide to home-school a high school student? Do you prefer this type of position as opposed to having your own class?

  A: Mia: It’s funny, I’ve always thought that I would teach younger students, elementary school age.  However, it seemed that there were always budget cuts and my positions prior to this involved maternity leave positions in which the teacher always returned. It’s discouraging that jobs are so hard to come by in today’s economy.  The last few years, I supported myself by subbing and waitressing at a restaurant in town. Just as I was losing hope, I received a call asking if I wanted to home-school a high school senior. Imagine that! I never thought that I would work with teenagers, and as a matter of fact, I thought about declining the interview right there on the phone. Something inside of me told me that I had nothing to lose, so I decided to show up for the interview.

3. Q: Why was the student being home-schooled? Why couldn’t she finish her senior year at the high school?

A: Mia: Well, that’s a very good question and that’s exactly what I wanted to know. The question was met with an abrupt, vague answer. I was told that the young teen was troubled and that she couldn’t get along with other students at the school.  Of course, I delved deeper and eventually discovered that this girl was being bullied and that nobody believed her side of the story. Cassidy’s self-esteem was crushed and I promised myself that I would help this girl believe in herself. I wanted to look deeper into the bullying situation and try to help Cassidy cope with her feelings.

4.Q: It sounds like you have a very rewarding career.  Can we talk about your personal life? Is there a boyfriend in the picture?

A: Mia: I haven’t had much luck in the romance department. Past boyfriends haven’t always been the best choices for me. I suppose you could say that right now I’m kind of torn between a guy that I had a huge crush on and a neighbor whom I’ve become close friends with.  I’ve never been friends with a guy like my neighbor before, Jamie is everything that a woman could ask for.

Q: But?

A: Mia: It’s complicated, let’s leave it at that for now. The thing is, I don’t want to lose Jamie as a friend.

Q: It seems that you have a lot to think about. The choice seems clear to me, what’s the issue?

A: Mia: Like I said, it’s complicated, but I can’t imagine my life without Jamie.

5.Q: I see. Let’s move on. I’m curious to see if you helped Cassidy. If there’s one thing that you have learned in life that you could advise someone who is going through a rough time, what would it be?

A: Mia: I don’t think that I’m an expert on giving advice, but I can tell you this, be kind to yourself, believe in yourself and hold true to your dreams. I have a lot to learn myself, but I feel that I’m getting there, if you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else is going to. Hold your head high and keep your focus, that’s what I would say, don’t let anybody crush your dreams.




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Arctic Monkeys – I wanna be yours
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4NGoS330HE

Paramore – Anklebiters
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Green Day – Do you know your enemy
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Muse – Hysteria
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Tonight Alive – Come Home
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Marcus Foster – I was Broken
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Sam Bradley – Passport
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The following Bands are who I have/will feature on my blog. They  are mostly unsigned and I really think people should hear them.

Sabella – You’re the Only One

04 You're The Only One.mp3

Sabella – Leave
https://soundcloud.com/sabellamusic/leave
https://www.facebook.com/sabellaband/timeline
https://twitter.com/SabellaBand


Pheonix Calling – Bring the roof down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugW0taTkfTg
https://www.facebook.com/phoenixcalling?fref=ts
https://twitter.com/phoenix_calling


 White Clouds and Gunfire – Since you’ve been gone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnhQC2KwfXk
https://www.facebook.com/wcagf?fref=ts
https://twitter.com/wcag_uk






Knaves – Stalemate
https://soundcloud.com/knavesuk/stalemate
https://www.facebook.com/KnavesUK?fref=ts
https://twitter.com/KnavesUK

The Novatones – Living for the weekend
https://soundcloud.com/thenovatones/living-for-the-weekend-2
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Q1: How old were you when you started playing guitar?
LB: I was Twelve. My mum gave me Chloe, my acoustic guitar on my twelve birthday. That guitar is like another best friend, if anything ever happened to her it would be tragic. And, people better hide for a few weeks. I have poured my heart out with her. I think she knows more about me than anyone.

Q2: What was the first song that you wrote? And, Why? 
LB: Pink Ribbons was my first song. Chloe, was my first best friend, we meet when we were 5, even then I had an eye for the girls. ( Luke laughs, but then frowns.) She died in a house fire on her seventh birthday, her death impacted on me so much. I was 7 years old and I didn’t understand it, how could she be gone. I had all these things I wanted to say, and I didn’t know how to. So, I didn’t and I locked her away. The guitar came along and suddenly I found an outlet. Turns out, I’m pretty good at it. It was the only way I could move on and accept it. But, without letting her go completely, it was after writing that song I decided to name my guitar after her.

Q3: If Chloe was still alive, do you think she would be your girlfriend?
LB: I often ask myself that. I don’t know if she would have been in my life romantically, but as a friend, Yes. I would do anything to have her back. A part of me thinks she was removed to allow me to meet Melissa, or maybe not. I don’t know, and I guess I never will understand it. Why people do stupid things for fun, and ultimately end a life. She is my little Angel who I believe has always been with me. I’ve never forgotten her. She’s be a riot though, she was funny even at 6, and I know I loved her.

Q4: If you were not in a band or doing anything music related. What job would you be doing?
LB: I would still be working in a petrol station. Dying of boredom. I try not to think about it. I’m doing the only thing I want to do and have any skill in and it’s the best thing in the world. I’m the happiest person in the world when I’m on stage.

Q5: What was it like to go from playing to 20 people in a pub to what you’re doing now?
LB: Mind blowing, insane and I am still in shock. Everyone dreams of it but not everyone gets it. I am so thankful for every fan we have, we have some incredible fans. Some have been with us from the very start. Some have become friends. It’s nice.

Q6: What song is your favourite to perform?
LB: That’s easy ‘Weekend High’ I wrote that when I was twenty after a really bad relationship. It wasn’t really a relationship but at the time I didn’t see it, it was just convenience and there was no love there. Also, the fans go nuts to it.

Q7: Which gig has been your favorite so far?
LB: Now, that is harder to answer because every gig is amazing for all kinds of reasons. I don’t think it would be fair to choose one. That is like saying to one set of fans ‘Oh you were great’ and make other fans feel like you are dissing them. But, for sentimental reasons our third gig at Ruby’s back home will always be special. I meet my Liss there and it was what changed everything for me, and us as a band.

Q8: It’s a Saturday night and you’re not on tour. What would you be doing? 
LB: I don’t see my girlfriend very much, so we would either be catching up at home. (Luke winks and laughs) or I would be writing new material. I don’t really have spare time. I feel like I always have something to work on, or prepare for. When I’m on tour that is like my party time, and when I’m home I try to calm down from it all.

Q9: Who is your best friend?

LB: My band are my best mates but the ultimate title goes to Dale. He’s always there for me even when I’m being a dick, we’ve know each other for about 100 years. He’s a fucking ace best friend and he’s not a bad guitarist either.

Q10: What would you like to say to your fans about the gossip that surrounds you?
LB: That most of it is complete and utter Bollocks. If you haven’t heard it from me the chances are it isn’t true. And, Just to clarify the latest story. The band are not splitting up. My girlfriend isn’t sleeping with my drummer, doesn’t have a drink problem and isn’t pregnant. Whoever writes this crap are fucking idiots. I don’t care what they write about me, but I do care when my girlfriend is sobbing because people are calling her all kinds of things in the street or online.

Q11: What annoys you about being in the limelight?
LB: Before I answer this I’d like to say that for band reasons I have no problem with it. Being in front of people with all eyes on me is part of my job. It’s important to my career. What I don’t understand is people’s need to lie. As, I just stated in my last answer. What is the point of it? What is entertaining about making up stories that my girlfriend is sleeping with one of my band, not cool. My band are very close to Melissa, like her big brothers and that’s the end of it. Plus, do you really think Toby would still be in the band? No, he’d be out on his arse if he betrayed me like that. I wouldn’t still be with Melissa either, do people really think I’m a mug and would allow that? No. I wouldn’t.

Q12: Do you have any regrets?
LB: Yes. I would rather not say as it’s something that is causing me issues currently and I wish I could turn the clocks back so I never meet this person. That’s all I’m willing to say.

Q13: What would you say annoys others about you? 
LB: I’m a perfectionist. I drive everyone mad at times. We could have completely nailed a song but I will be thinking about making it better. I worry about things more then the others. There have been times where I’m trying to change a set list minutes before a show and that winds people up.

Q14: Would you change anything about the band?
LB: Hell no! We’re in a good place and there’s nobody else I would consider doing this with. They are my best mates and we have a laugh and without them I would be nowhere. Anyway, I don’t think anyone else would put up with me.

Q15: Dale dates Melissa’s best friend and you met each other on the same night. Is it difficult , best friends dating best friends? 
LB: Apart from the fact the girls are pretty much joined at the hip, meaning I never get rid of Dale.. Nah, I’m kidding. To be honest the girls are more rock and roll than we are. Beth is great and she makes my BF happy and it’s nice to know they look after each other when we’re on the road.

Q16: You have 48 hours to live. What would you do?
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Q. for @KatGreen00 Speaking of book two, how is it coming along? Read through num 3 and more editing. Then once I'm happy I pass it to some else to give me feedback
Q. for @KatGreen00 Do you have any advice for other writers? @doubled_books Just go with what's in your heart. Tell your story, and write your first draft like your pouring your heart out. You can go back later and perfect it. Also, be at peace that not everyone will like it.

Q. for @KatGreen00 - Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? Yes. How to write a book.. ha

Q. for @KatGreen00 Is there any characters from ‘Strings’ that we won’t see in book two? (Only tell if it won’t spill the beans) One I can't say but there is a reason, and Kelsey won't be in 2, there will be more characters brought in more and some new

 Q. for @KatGreen00 - Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it? @doubled_books I can tell you a few that will be in it... If you want? Death Wishes are back!!!! Saskia Lee In fact, there is lots of all bands. Echo are back to. And, a new one and a few others. Oh, there is a whole load of the band, and Luke...

Q. for +Kat Green - When you started writing ‘Strings’ what was the first scene you wrote? Melissa in hospital, I based everything around that and worked the story around how she got there.

Q. for @KatGreen00 - Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? I didn't plan that but I think as the story progressed, the power of friendship and love. And, fame isn't all it seems

Q. for @KatGreen00 - What book are you reading now? I am just starting a book that one of my readers had just released. @izi_vas The prison of oblivion.


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Twitter Party with Author Mya O'Malley Nov. 3rd





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Q. When did you decide to become a writer?
When I first read Charlotte's Web as a child. I figured I could write better stories than talking animals, and by then my imagination began to dwell on the impossible.

Q. Do you write on a typewriter, computer, dictate or longhand? 
Longhand usually promotes the best ideas and than i transcribe them onto a computer.

Q. What inspired you to write your first book?
I found a deep connection with the story and characters because some of the elements come from my daily life.

Q. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I wish every reader that comes upon it will be emensely overwhelmed with a feeling of hope.

Q. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
Some are and others aren't depends on the story.

Q. What books have most influenced your life most?
Book that have most influenced my life are The Scribbler of Dreams, Mary E. Pearson. Love Story, Jennifer Echols. Love, Stargirl, Jerry Spennili.

Q. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Not in the slightest I believe our abilities to translate things that are difficult and can benefit others, well we all have our own definition of survival, but mine welcomes a warrior.

Q. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Things I often find compromising in telling a certain story, is that you want to be fair to both the character and the reader. This is a challenge because you also want to stay true to your own voice as well.


Q. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
A lesson I feel I have learned in every sentence I write, in the chapters that get written, is that you have to put your whole entire soul and heart on the line to make this story believable. Because nobody wants to believe a character or plot that doesn't believe in itself.

Q. Do you have any advice for other writers?
Stay true to your own voice and do not compromise your integrity just to fit into mainstream sales. Believe there is an audience for your book and doors open up with people eagerly awaiting to read the pages.



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