All posts filed under: Author Interview

Author Scoop! ~ Chatting Moments With Brenda S. Anderson

It’s with utmost delight that I introduce Brenda to you today! She’s an author dear to my heart for many reasons, but I’ll name a few: our debut novels got published in the same month; our blog tours were running concurrently; we appeared on each others blogs during the tours; we both write outside of the “traditional” box as far as regular Christian fiction is concerned; our debut stories are similar in many ways (I would mention how, but then they’d be too many spoilers); etc. Anyway, I reviewed Brenda’s debut book two days ago; you can read the review here. It’s a lovely book which I think everyone should read. I was blown away by it. And, now, I have the honor of hosting Brenda in an interview today. Please join us in our little chat below and share the fun! Miranda: Hello Brenda! It’s wonderful to have you visit To Be A Person today! Please tell us a little about yourself. Brenda: Hi Miranda! Thank you so much for welcoming me to your …

Author Scoop ~ Chatting Moments With Keely Brooke Keith!

Keely contacted me about her new book, and one of the first things I perceived about her was her niceness as a person, and her enthusiasm for the publishing world. I reviewed Keely’s book and loved it! (You can take a look at my review here.) It made me anxious for the next books in the series. I’m looking forward to reading them! Come with me now as I chat with Keely!   Me: Hello Keely! Happy to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself. Keely: Thank you! Besides being a writer, I’m also a homeschool mom and bass guitarist. I’ve been very blessed to get to live out both of my passions: music and writing. I ride the line between introvert and extrovert, so I love being alone and writing, but as soon as I’m done I want to interact with people. I enjoy game nights, crocheting, and hanging out with friends.   Me:Wow! That’s a lot! Sounds like you know how to have fun. Great! The Land Uncharted is a …

Author scoop ~ Chatting Moments With Charles Salzberg!

It’s a tour stop!     I book blog for JKS Communications occasionally, so when Swann’s lake of Despair first caught my eye, I thought, why not interview the author behind this book? I published a review of Lake of Despair yesterday. You can read it here. In the meanwhile, let’s get to know Charles a little more than what his bio offers. Join us below.   Me: Hello Charles! Honored to have you visit To Be A Person. Please tell us something informal about yourself. And, Coffee or tea? Charles: I’m a writer and I teach writing and I live in New York City. I don’t have a dog or a cat or a goldfish or even a plant, but I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (I was born and raised in New York City, but on the East Side) and there are plenty of dogs and cats and even grass and trees. I began wanting to be a fiction writer, but when I saw I couldn’t make a decent living …

Author Scoop ~ Chatting Moments With Catherine Bell

When I first discovered Rush of Shadows, I believed it would be a remarkable read, and it didn’t disappoint (read the TBAP review). So I thought, why not reach out to Catherine, the author, and learn what she has to say about certain issues that were referenced in the book? I’m glad I did. If there’s one thing you’ll learn about Catherine, it’s that she’s exceedingly honest, not only in her writing, but in her answers. Join us below! Miranda: Hello Catherine! Delighted to have you visit TBAP. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Coffee or tea? Catherine: I usually drink a cup in my office sometime during the morning while I’m getting my act together before going to class. I teach high school English, and I like green or zinger herb tea. Teaching is my other calling, along with writing. I love reading great literature with teenagers, watching their minds grow. This fall we started with The Crucible, Equus, King Lear, Pride and Prejudice, and The Things They Carried. Miranda ~ Rush of Shadows …

Author Scoop ~ Interview With Travis Thrasher

Travis Thrasher is prolific writer and quite the accomplished author. He’s written numerous books acquired by  publishers in several countries and novelized Christian movies. TBAP reached out to Travis for an interview and he graciously took some time to attend to our questions. Follow our chat below and learn more about this incredible author.     Miranda ~ Hello Travis! Thank you for visiting TBAP. Please tell us a bit about yourself. And, coffee or tea? Travis: I grew up everywhere—from Germany to Australia. Wanted to be a writer since third grade. Wrote my first novel in ninth grade. Have been living in Chicago area since junior year of high school. Currently married and have three daughters. And, I definitely love and need my coffee. Miranda ~ When did you first become a Christian? What led you into a personal relationship with God? Travis: My parents had a massive change when they became believers when I was in third grade. We were in Germany and eventually went back to the States. This impacted me and I became a …

Author Scoop ~ Chatting Moments With Lori Hynson!

I’m truly honored to host Lori on TBAP today! Her book, SuperGal vs God, a fiction-styled memoir, blew me away, and ever since reading it (you can find my review here), I couldn’t help but contact Lori and invite her over. And I tell you, she’s every bit as fun and funny as her memoir entails. Come, now, and visit with us! Get to know a bit about Lori. I promise, you won’t regret it!   Me ~ Hello Lori! Glad you’re visiting To Be A Person Please tell us a bit about yourself? Coffee or tea? Lori ~ Hi Miranda! I’m so pleased to visit ‘To Be A Person’ today to chat about SuperGals! Well, let me start by telling you I never had any thoughts of becoming an author. Or blogger. Or speaker. I ran my own sales rep company that marketed to the legal profession for over thirty years. And tried to run the rest of the planet, too. But God, you see, had a different plan in mind for me. I …

Author Scoop ~ Chatting Moments With Emily Camp

Emily is one of the two authors that officially made me a YA fan. (The other is Rektok Ross.) Emily is the author of the Cambrooke Series. I’ve read and reviewed the two of the books that are now available: Here Comes The Light, and Running Back. Today, Emily is visiting TBAP to tell us more about herself and her work. Follow our chat! Miranda: Hello Emily! Welcome to TBAP. Please tell us a bit about yourself. Emily: Hi! Thanks for having me. I’m a mom of two, and, I celebrated my 15-year anniversary with my wonderful husband in the last week of July. I love to read, and of course, write. I love summer and taking pictures. I had a photography business which was called Cambrooke Photography, before going into writing, so I do all my cover designs myself. The name, Cambrooke, comes from combining my kids’ names. I’ve always loved creating things from nothing, and writing and photography have been wonderful avenues to express myself. Miranda: You’re an author in the Christian YA genre. What led …

Book Review & Giveaway! ~ Five Glass Slipper (Five Cinderella Stories!)

It’s a tour stop! Rooglewood Press hosted a Cinderella themed writing contest last year where five stories picked and published into a collection titled, Five Glass Slipper. I’m happy to not only post a review of this lovely piece, but to host a one-question interview of one of the authors. Come with me now, please! About the Collection ONE BELOVED STORY, FIVE EXCITING WRITERS A COLLECTION TO CHERISH What happens when Cinderella is so painfully shy that she cannot bear the idea of attending the royal ball? Or when the slipper fits . . . but on the wrong girl? What happens when Cinderella is determined to oust an imposter prince from her rightful throne? Or when she is a cendrillon miner working from a space station orbiting a cthonian planet? What happens when Cinderella, a humble housemaid, is sent with a message for a prisoner trapped in a frightening fairy circus? Here is Cinderella as you have never met her before, wearing glass slippers and off on unforgettable adventures! “What Eyes Can See” by …

Book Review, Author Interview & Giveaway! ~ Until That Distant Day by Jill stengl

Hello Friends! It is my pleasure to host author, Jill Stengl, today! We’ve been anticipating her book since last year, and it’s finally here! There’s an interview and giveaway! But first, my review of her latest book, Until That Distant Day … About the Book Colette and her brother Pascoe are two sides of the same coin, dependent upon one another in the tumultuous world of the new Republic. Together they labor with other leaders of the sans-culottes to ensure freedom for all the downtrodden men and women of France. But then the popular uprisings turn bloody and the rhetoric proves false. Suddenly, Colette finds herself at odds with Pascoe and struggling to unite her fractured family against the lure of violence. Charged with protecting an innocent young woman and desperately afraid of losing one of her beloved brothers, Colette doesn’t know where to turn or whom to trust as the bloodshed creeps ever closer to home. Until that distant day when peace returns to France, can she find the strength to defend her loved ones . . . …

Author Scoop ~ Chatting Moments With Michelle Griep!

Dear friends, it is my pleasure to introduce to you today, this wonderful author that I discovered a while back—Michelle Griep! I found her book on Net Galley and decided to give it a go, and I wasn’t disappointed. The most thrilling part of her book was her choice of a hero, Ethan. You can read my review of that wonderful piece here. Join us below for a lovely chat. Have fun with us!  Me – Hello Michelle! Thank you for stopping by today. Could you please, tell us a little about yourself? And for your favorite pet, is it cats, dogs, horses, birds? Michelle – I am the nerd girl in junior high who sat in the back of the bus with her nose buried in a science fiction book. While I am no longer dependent upon public transportation, now I’m the geek in the mini-van blasting an audiobook through the speakers. I live in the frozen tundra of Minnesota with two of my kids still at home, one husband, and half a dog …