Character Interview: Jimmy Wade from Russell James’ horror/thriller ‘Q Island’

We’re thrilled to have here today Jimmy Wade from Russell James’ new thriller, Q Island. Jimmy is a 24 year old career criminal living on Long Island, New York.

Hey, that’s a little, well, pejorative, I think’s the word. I’ve had jobs. They just don’t work out long term.

It is a pleasure to have him with us today at Beyond the Books!

Thank you so for this interview, Jimmy. Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers? 

Where do I start? Somehow at the end of this, I end up being the bad guy. The people who weren’t trapped on Q Island don’t know what it was like.

 When the Paleovirus broke out, it turned people into crazed killers. The government quarantined the island, locked millions of people in.

 People needed to survive. I needed to survive. If they were there, in my situation, they would have done all the same things. Maybe even worse.

Do you feel the author did a good job colorizing your personality?  If not, how would you like to have been portrayed differently?

Look, people got infected. I got infected. But I didn’t go bonkers, I improved. I was able to touch people’s minds, direct them to act certain ways. I used it to get control of Mozelle’s syndicate. I mean, they guy wanted to kill me. Who wouldn’t do that? How did that come across in the book as such a bad thing? 

I was the next stage of human evolution, like homo sapiens 2.0. Shouldn’t I do everything I can to keep my evolution progressing, to keep myself alive, to rule the people on Q Island? Sure, but this book twists all that around to make it look criminal.

What do you believe is your strongest trait?

I’m adaptable. If one plan goes wrong, I can switch to another right then.

Worst trait?

I was probably too tolerant of my goons who screwed up. I should have killed more of them earlier.

If you could choose someone in the television or movie industry to play your part if your book was made into a movie, who would that be (and you can’t say yourself!)?

I see it as a Bradley Cooper, Channing Tatum kind of role. But Hollywood would just cast the usual bad guy in it, given the way this book is written.

Do you have a love interest in the book?

Nah. I got more important things to do.

At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?

There’s a scene where I let one of my men turn after he gets infected. I’ve got a plan for how he can help me. It’s a little gruesome, sure, and I don’t want to go all spoiler about it, but it was a real beautiful, transcendent moment. The book just makes it sound disgusting.

If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?

Melanie Freaking Bailey. All she had to do was hand her son Aiden over to me. Simple. I would have let her and her friends go about their lives. But no, she has to fight me, fight the infected, fight the government every step of the way. No common sense. No vision of my destiny at all. I’d hate to go through life that blind and ignorant.

How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?

All I’ll say is, it could have been better.

What words of wisdom would you give your author if s/he decided to write another book with you in it?

You know, now that you mention it, I could get a love interest. It would let me show the tender side that this book never dives into. Yeah, I could do that.

Thank you for this interview, Jimmy. Will we be seeing more of you in the future?

If you do, next time I hope it’s from a writer who knows what he’s doing.

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Title:  Q ISLAND

Genre: HORROR

Author: RUSSELL JAMES

Website: www.russellrjames.com

Publisher: SAMHAIN PUBLISHING

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About the Book

Epidemic! An ancient virus surfaces on Long Island, New York turning its victims into black-veined, infectious, psychopathic killers. Chaos and madness rule.  In desperation, the military quarantines the island, trapping Melanie Bailey and her autistic son, Aiden. Somehow, Aiden survives the infection. He could be the key to a cure—if Melanie can somehow get him to the mainland.

A taut, tense, terrifying thriller that teems with intensity, Q Island is an eerily realistic tale. With a chilling plot, compelling characters, and a pulse-quickening storyline, Q Island will leave readers breathless.  Earning nods as one of this year’s best horror novels, Q Island is an extraordinary story exceptionally well-told.

About the Author

After a tour flying helicopters with the U.S. Army, Russell James now spins twisted tales best read during daylight. In addition to two horror short story collections, Tales from Beyond and Deeper into Darkness, James is the author of seven paranormal thrillers:  Dark Inspiration, Sacrifice, Black Magic, Dark Vengeance, Dreamwalker and Q Island. His next novel, The Portal, is slated for release in 2016. Visit him at www.russellrjames.com.

Interview with ‘Sabatage’ Bryan Koepke

Bryan KoepkeBryan Koepke lives in the United States with his wife, and dog. He grew up in the midwest, settled in Arizona, and then twenty years ago made his way north to Colorado. He’s a private pilot, Electrical Engineering Technician, and since 2009 has been employed as a Financial Analyst. Bryan has always had an interest in writing. He wrote his first stories at the age of 7. He started writing thrillers in 2010, and published his first book in 2014.

He holds an FAA Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic’s license, Pilot’s license, and has a BS in Finance. He’s also taken multiple graduate level engineering classes. His many hobbies include hiking, fishing, skiing, and travel. He’s an avid reader and enjoys watching television shows like 24, Homeland, Breaking Bad, The Blacklist, and Ray Donovan.

His latest book is the thriller, Sabotage.

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Reece Culver and his friend Haisley Averton travel to Scotland with only one thing on their minds – fishing. After witnessing an automobile accident involving a freelance journalist they quickly realize that something far greater Sabotagethan a crash caused his SUV to sink into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic.

With increasing curiosity, Reece inserts himself into the complicated life of Marie Rhodes who is in the middle of her own crises as she watches her 20-year marriage crumble.

Realizing that they’ll never make it out fishing, Haisley uses his skills in computer forensics to find out who hacked into Karl Rhodes’ office computer at Draecon International and made it appear that he’d remotely accessed the dead journalists laptop. As Haisley combs through logs on the chief of strategy’s computer he stumbles upon an even bigger plot involving a secret drone factory somewhere in the United Kingdom, what looks like funds being embezzled out of Draecon International, and a plot that threatens the national security of the U.K.

Reece spends increasingly greater amounts of time with Marie Rhodes trying to learn what she knows and soon finds that he can’t resist the temptation of falling in love with the woman of his dreams. But as things heat up he questions her true motives.

When Karl Rhodes’ executive secretary is found dead Reece agrees to protect Marie’s soon to be ex-husband Karl. In a tricky game of cat and mouse Reece travels the globe as he tries to keep Marie, her husband, and Karl’s mistress out of harms way, and unknowingly puts himself directly into the crosshairs of a hired assassin.

For More Information

  • Sabotage is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

Q: How did you come up with the idea to write your book, Sabotage?

A few years back I read an article about corporations that were too big to fail. This got me thinking about a premise for a new book in the Reece Culver thriller series. I envisioned a large multi-national corporation named Draecon International that was headquartered in London.

With this initial idea in mind I came up with a handful of powerful executives each on a path to satisfy their own motivations. As I wrote Sabotage I thought about what a high level executive might resort too to ensure that this giant of a company didn’t fail, and what pursuits they might take on to ensure their career went the direction that they’d envisioned.

As with any book I’ve ever written the initial notes, outline, and plot serve only as a beginning framework. As I write tens of thousands of words weaving together subplots and scenes the characters take on a life of their own and guide the story in new directions I’d not thought of earlier. For me this is where the real magic of writing takes place.

With each new revision of the novel the story grows in depth. I’ve come up with an analogy for this – think of a thriller writer writing a novel and let the image of a painter standing at an aisle come into your mind. With each new revision of the novel the depth of the story increases much the same way as the layers of paint cover the canvas as an artist paints her painting in oils. At points along the way the craftsman takes a step back and looks at the whole of their work. A dab of paint here becomes a new tree on the horizon or a lighter shade of blue becomes a cloud reflecting off of the surface of a pond. For me writing works the same way. I step back and build a timeline of the scenes within the novel. I outline them making notes about possible new paths a character might take. As I write I leave these notes up on the right side of my computer screen.

As I wrote and rewrote Sabotage the motivations of the main characters became more obvious. Much like the interworking of a large family, the interworking of a group of executives within a large corporation is filled with conflict, tension, and rivalry. As the company grows workers are passed over for promotions, positions are filled with newly hired employees, and the overall dynamics of the corporation changes. In times when markets are tight assets or divisions are sold, and employees are terminated to make way for new corporate visions. In the end the people at the top will do whatever it takes to save Draecon International.

Q: How hard was it to write a book like this and do you have any tips that you could pass on which would make the journey easier for other writers?

Over the course of the past six years I’ve found a new passion in writing thriller novels. For me the greatest challenge has been finding time in my busy life to write every day. I do the bulk of my writing on weekend mornings, but also try to write a minimum of 3 mornings a week before commuting into my day job. I’ve learned to make use of my 45 minute daily drive to and from work to think through scenes and jot down new chapter ideas while I’m stopped at traffic lights.

My advice to other writers would be to write as often as you can. Set a goal to write 1,000 words and develop a routine of writing in a quiet place within your home or at a coffee shop. Once you sit down to write don’t look at any social media or email until you’ve completed your writing goal.

Once you’ve written your first draft make an outline of all of the scenes & chapters in the book. When you begin revising the draft use your new outline to keep notes, and jot down ideas for new scenes or chapters.

Q: Is there anything that surprised you about getting your first book published?

I found the task of working as a publisher and marketer of my own work very challenging. On this new book SABOTAGE, the second in the series, I’ve used many of the lessons I learned the first time around on VENGEANCE.

Q: Are you working on another book?

I’m currently writing INTRUSION, the third book in the Reece Culver thriller series, and I’m aiming to publish this new book in December of 2016. I’ve also started writing the initial chapters of book 4 in the series and hope to have it published by December of 2017.

Q: What’s your nightly ritual before retiring for the night?

I let our dog Daisy outside, and while she’s out I’ll check my twitter account and email. Next I’ll lock the doors, shut off the lights and climb into bed where my wife and I will watch the local news. If I’m having trouble with a scene or subplot in my current work in process I’ll think about the scenes and characters as I fall asleep. I find this valuable because my sub conscious will continue working through the story as I sleep and often times the next morning or several days later the solution will come to me as I take my morning shower.

Q: What message are you trying to get across with your book?

All of my books have a central theme and in the first two it has been good always prevails over evil.

Q: Do you have any final words?

Thank you for having me. Readers can find out more about me and my books at www.bryankoepke.com . They can find my work on my Amazon author page http://www.amazon.com/Bryan-Koepke/e/B00J79IXCC and on other e-book websites across the web. If they’d like to receive my monthly author newsletter and find out about new releases or events please signup on my website.

Character Interview: Aidan Carson from Ken Lizzi’s science fiction novel, ‘Under Strange Suns’

character interviews logoWe’re thrilled to have here today Aidan Carson from Ken Lizzi’s new science fiction, Under Strange Suns.  Aidan Carson is a soldier, in his mid-thirties living in a variety of Army bases and orbital military platforms.

It is a pleasure to have him with us today at Beyond the Books!

Thank you so for this interview, Aidan.  Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?

Nah, Ken’s a squared-away writer. Sure, he sometimes shows me when I’m not at my best, but he always gives me my due.

UnderStrangeSuns_medDo you feel the author did a good job colorizing your personality?  If not, how would you like to have been portrayed differently?

Ken gets my sense of humor. But maybe he could have portrayed me as superhuman and invulnerable. Would have made things easier on me.

What do you believe is your strongest trait? Adaptability.

Worse trait? Introspection at inappropriate times.

If you could choose someone in the television or movie industry to play your part if your book was made into a movie, who would that be (and you can’t say yourself!)?

Hell, I don’t know.

Do you have a love interest in the book?

Could be.

At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?

For me, probably about Chapter 6.

If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?

Maybe Sam McAvoy. The man always seems to have more fun than I do.

How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?

No complaints. Well, could have used a less painful path to get there. But, no complaints.

What words of wisdom would you give your author if s/he decided to write another book with you in it?

Give me some technical skills, so I can stay indoors, away from the slings and arrows. No, I don’t mean it. I’d get bored.

Thank you for this interview, Aiden. Will we be seeing more of you in the future?

Doubtful. I’m trying to enjoy some happy every after.

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Title: Under Strange Suns

Genre: SF

Author: Ken Lizzi

Website: http://www.kenlizzi.net

Publisher: Twilight Times Books

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Under Strange Suns is on sale now until August 28th: Only .99 cents!

About the Book:

In the tradition of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter of Mars, Under Strange Suns brings the sword-and-planet novel to the twenty-first century. War is a constant, and marooned on a distant world, former Special Forces soldier Aidan Carson learns there is nothing new Under Strange Suns.

About the Author:

Ken Lizzi is an attorney and the author of an assortment of published short stories. When not traveling – and he’d rather be traveling – he lives in Portland, Oregon with his lovely wife Isa and their daughter, Victoria Valentina. He enjoys reading, homebrewing, and visiting new places. He loathes writing about himself in the third person. Connect with Ken on Facebook and Twitter.

10 Things You Might Not Know About Piers Platt

10 Things You Might Not Know About Piers Platt

10. Piers has a beautiful four-year-old daughter who likes to wake him at 7am on Saturdays and demand Cocoa Pebbles. They like to act out scenes from “The Little Mermaid” together.
9. Piers is an accomplished singer: he performed the national anthem at a major league ballgame, and sang at 10 ThingsMariah Carey’s first wedding. He has not sung in a while, but he misses it.
8. Piers does not have a single favorite book, but he has re-read “Dune,” “Ender’s Game,” and most of the Tom Clancy books multiple times.
7. Piers is regretting his decision to write this post in the third person.
6. Piers is originally from Boston, so watching the Red Sox win the World Series in 2004 was kind of a religious experience for him. Watching them this season was not so incredible.
5. Piers served in the Army for four years, during which time he led tank and scout platoons on a deployment to Iraq. The lighter side of his combat tour is chronicled in his NY Times bestselling memoir, “Combat and Other Shenanigans.” Readers who sign up for his mailing list can get a copy for free at www.piersplatt.com/newsletter
4. Piers loves the water: he swam and played water polo in high school, and loves to scuba dive with his wife.
3. Piers has no interesting tattoos or body piercings to speak of…sorry.
2. Piers uses the pseudonym “Peter” when ordering pizza, because long experience has taught him it’s just easier that way.
1. Piers’ latest book, “Rath’s Deception” just hit the shelves. Early readers “could not put it down” and are eagerly awaiting Books 2 and 3. As a completely unbiased third party, I can say without hesitation that it kicks ass. Please go check it out ;-)
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Piers PlattPiers Platt is the New York Times bestselling author of “Combat and Other Shenanigans,” a memoir of his year-long deployment to Iraq as a tank and scout platoon leader. Piers grew up in Boston, but spent most of his childhood in various boarding schools, including getting trained as a classical singer at a choir school for boys. He joined the Army in 2002, and spent four years on active duty.

When he’s not writing or spending time with his lovely wife and daughter, Piers works as a strategy consultant in New York city.

His latest book is the sci fi/thriller, Rath’s Deception.

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Rath's DeceptionOn the cut-throat streets of Tarkis, orphaned teens like Rath end up jailed … or dead. So when the shadowy Janus Group offers Rath a chance to earn riches beyond his wildest dreams, he seizes it. But the Janus Group is as ruthless as the elite assassins it controls. Rath will have to survive their grueling, off-world training, and fulfill all fifty kills in his contract before a single cent comes his way. And ending so many lives comes with a price Rath can’t anticipate. It’ll certainly cost him what’s left of his innocence. It may well cost him his life.

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  • Rath’s Deception is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

 

Book Review: ‘Christmas Romance 2015 – Places to See Series’

Christmas Romance 2015If you’re a fan of romantic stories and you love traveling and being transported to other countries, curl up in front of the fireplace these holidays with Christmas Romance 2015 – Places to See Series.

Now available as a box set, this uplifting collection is made of four interrelated stories about four women who encounter unexpected love during Christmas in the countries of their dreams. Friends and co-workers Aubri, Paget, Erika, and Jade work as buyers for Simon’s Department Store. Their boss and “surrogate” father, Mr. Simon, having lost his daughter and believing that life is too short, decides to send his four favorite employees on their dream trips, all expenses paid.

The collection includes:

“Kisses and Strudel: Christmas Romance – Germany,” by Jennifer Conner

“In Love with Paris: Christmas Romance – France,” by Sharon Kleve

“Christmas in Tuscany: Christmas Romance – Italy,” by Angela Ford

“Twice as Nice Christmas: Christmas Romance – Bulgaria,” by Natalie-Nicole

Four stories to warm up the hearts of romance readers, Christmas Romance – Places to See features four lovable heroines, four to-die-for heros, and last but not least, four settings that sparkle to life with all their sights and sounds. Each tale is a delicious piece of chocolate to devour in one sitting. Christmas Romance is a light, upbeat, fast read and perfect for this time of the year.

My review originally appeared in Blogcritics

Character Interview: Casey Eubanks from hardboiled crime novel ‘Casey’s Last Chance’

We’re thrilled to have here today Casey Eubanks from Joseph B. Atkins new crime novel Casey’s Last Chance. Casey Eubanks is a 40-year-old small-time hustler from Jonesboro, North Carolina.

It is a pleasure to have him with us today at Beyond the Books!

Thank you so for this interview, Casey. Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?

Look, I’m not much of a book reader, and I don’t know much about writers other than this reporter I once met. I guess this writer did all right. He pretty much nailed the facts. What happened, happened, and I am what I am. He makes me look like some kind of a loser, and maybe I am a loser. Don’t know I want the world to know it. I screw things up, get myself in a lot of trouble. Done that all my life, and I usually make things worse when I try to fix it, worse for other people, worse for me. I finally did something right, though. Read the book. You’ll find out.

Do you feel the author did a good job colorizing your personality?  If not, how would you like to have been portrayed differently?

I’ll tell you one thing. I don’t take nothing off nobody, whether you’re the Big Mahah or some small-fry who thinks he’s bigger than he is. I don’t go looking for trouble. Don’t need to. It’s going to find me. Somebody crosses me, I settle it. If I had written this book, I’d make that point stronger. Casey Eubanks has his pride. Casey Eubanks is not out to prove anything, but a lot of people seem to want to prove something to him. That’s where they mess up.

What do you believe is your strongest trait?

I don’t run from a fight. I don’t go looking for one, but I don’t run from one either.

Worse trait?

I had a woman tell me once I don’t trust people enough, particularly women. That’s probably true. All that got started with my mother, but damn if I want to talk about her. Next question.

If you could choose someone in the television or movie industry to play your part if your book was made into a movie, who would that be (and you can’t say yourself!)?

Play me, Casey Eubanks? You know, I like that actor John Garfield. He’s a pretty tough guy, even looks like me a little. Good-lookin’. Yeah, John Garfield. Tell him Casey Eubanks wants him for the role.

Do you have a love interest in the book?

A love interest? That’s a good one. Sure. Orella Weicker. You can say a lot about Orella Weicker, and I have myself, good, bad and worse, but she always opened the door when Casey Eubanks knocked. She never turned me away, and she worried about me. Nobody else ever did. I never showed much appreciation for that, but she’s crazy, like me, and she did some things that I took pretty hard, things I couldn’t forget. It’s why I acted the way I did.

At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?

When the writer’s got me driving like a bat out of hell through the Mississippi Delta in the middle of the night. Everybody chasing me. Shit. Pardon my language. He’s got me crazy, all messed up in the head, and not sure what to do next. I’d like to know who wouldn’t be messed up in the head after what had just happened to me. When I read that part of the book I thought to myself, “Get yourself behind that wheel, writer, and see how you would handle it.” It’s different when you’re living it and when you’re just writing about it.

If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?

I would not want to be Max Duren, the big shot, smoking his little yellow cigarettes, walking around in his fancy suite in Memphis, Tennessee, like he’s some kind of god. I ain’t no angel, but I don’t do to people what that guy does. I don’t know much about heaven and hell, but if there’s a hell he deserves to be there as much as anybody I ever met. Even the devil wouldn’t want to be around that son-of-a-bitch.

How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?

I don’t like what happened, but what can I say? It ended the only way it could end. I’ve had friends who read the end tell me, “Hey, can’t you do something about this?” I tell them, “What can I do? Did you really expect something different?”

What words of wisdom would you give your author if s/he decided to write another book with you in it?

I’d tell him, “Hey, next time, maybe you and me could sit down and discuss how we can tell this story the way Casey Eubanks wants the story told.” But you know, that probably wouldn’t work. You know why? I’d just make him leave two-thirds of it out, make me look like some kind of Sunday school teacher, and that wouldn’t be right. I’d just screw it up, like I always do.

Thank you for this interview, Casey.  Will we be seeing more of you in the future?

Who knows? I got a lot of stories in me. Don’t we all?

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Title: Casey’s Last Chance

Genre: Mystery

Author: Joseph B. Atkins

Website:  http://www.laborsouth.blogspot.com   www.sartorisliterary.com

Publisher: Sartoris Literary Group

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About the Book: 

Tough, gritty, and atmospheric, Casey’s Last Chance unfolds against the backdrop of a treacherous, race-torn 1960s South that’s ready to explode with civil rights workers challenging an organized resistance itching for combat. The central character, Casey Eubanks, is a small-time North Carolina hustler on the run after an argument with his girlfriend Orella leaves his cousin dead. A crony steers him to a big operator in Memphis, Max Duren, a shadowy former Nazi with a wide financial network. Duren hires Casey to do a hit on labor organizer Ala Gadomska, who is stirring up trouble at one of Duren’s mills. Things go wrong, and Casey’s on the run again, this time from Duren’s goons as well as the cops. Enter Martin Wolfe, a freelance reporter investigating Duren’s operation. He tries to solicit Casey to help him and FBI agent Hardy Beecher bring Duren down. Casey dumps Wolfe, steals his car, and returns home to Orella. A bloody shootout with a Duren goon, however, convinces Casey to join Wolfe and Beecher. It’s Casey’s last chance. The three take off back across the South to execute a plan to destroy Duren. Everything works until the explosive end…but will anyone emerge unscathed?

Character Interview: Dee from Donna McDine’s children’s book, Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters

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We’re thrilled to have here today Dee from Donna McDine’s new children’s book, Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters.  Dee is 6 years old and is a fraternal twin sister and student living in Tappan, New York.

It is a pleasure to have her with us today at Beyond the Books!

Thank you so for this interview, Dee.  Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?

My creator, Donna McDine, did a terrific job and I’m very proud to be part of this story.

deeDo you feel the author did a good job colorizing your personality?  If not, how would you like to have been portrayed differently?

Since the author Donna McDine and I are one in the same, she definitely stayed true to “our” personality.

What do you believe is your strongest trait?

My loyalty to my fraternal twin sister and that she is one of the most important people in my life.

Worse trait?

I can be waaaay too talkative. It has created problems for me in school and I need to learn to be quiet at the most difficult times.

If you could choose someone in the television or movie industry to play your part if your book was made into a movie, who would that be (and you can’t say yourself!)?

This is easy… that would be… Brooklyn Rae Silzer who plays Emma Grace Scorpio-Drake on General Hospital. Shhh, please don’t tell my mom I sneak to watch General Hospital.

Do you have a love interest in the book?

Yikes, gross… I’m only 6!

At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out?

When my fraternal twin sister, Deb and I had to go to two different classrooms.

If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why?

That would be Casey, the girl I made friends with in class. At least I knew my sister was right across the hall, she didn’t have anyone.

How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?

Love how it shows my excitement to come back to school the next day.

What words of wisdom would you give your author if s/he decided to write another book with you in it?

Make the story longer. I so love reading about myself.

Thank you for this interview, Dee.  Will we be seeing more of you in the future?

Thanks for having me! I don’t know, that all depends my creator my alter ego, Donna McDine.

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Title: Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters

Genre: children’s

Author: Donna McDine

Website: www.donnamcdine.com

Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.

Purchase link: www.donnamcdine.com and Guardian Angel Publishing / Amazon  

About the Book: The anxiety of finding one’s own place and friends in kindergarten without the comfort of having her fraternal twin sister nearby at first overwhelms Dee until she realizes even without her fraternal twin sister, Dee and her classmates for the most part are in the same boat.

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About the Author: Multi award-winning children’s author, Donna McDine’s creative side laid dormant for many years until her desire to write sparked in 2007. Her latest release Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters joins the four early reader children’s picture books, A Sandy Grave(January 2014), Powder Monkey (May 2013), Hockey Agony (January 2013) and The Golden Pathway (August 2010) all with Guardian Angel Publishing. Join McDine as her adventures continue as she ignites the curiosity of children through reading. She writes and moms from her home in the historical hamlet Tappan, NY. McDine is a member of the SCBWI.

Connect with Donna on the Web!

www.donnamcdine.com

www.donna-mcdine.blogspot.com

https://www.facebook.com/DonnaMcDineAuthor

https://twitter.com/dmcdine

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