Today is the last day to celebrate like a ROCK STAR because Evernight Publishing is THREE!
In three short years, Evernight has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to readers like you! Evernight is pulling out all the stops and throwing an extreme BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP in your honor! Make sure you click on the Rafflecopter link at the end of the post to enter the grand prize drawing.
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Plus, each author on the hop will offer his/her own special prize!
In honor of Evernight’s Birthday my co-writer Eileen Griffin and I posted five short outtakes from Chasing Matt. Scroll back to catch up on all the outtake goodness from Matt & Chase.
Today’s Feature: An Interview with my co-writer Eileen Griffin (@eileengriffin77 http:www.eileengriffin.wordpress.com )
I’m very lucky and honored to write with the lovely and talented Eileen. She’s hilarious, ridiculously intelligent and has the ability to wrangle my ADD like OOOH something shiny!
Check out her interview below:
Who are your literary inspirations?
I went through a phase of only reading classics for awhile, so I’m being completely truthful when I say that I love Edith Wharton, Thomas Hardy and Shakespeare. However, I also grew up wanting to write and tell stories like Anne Rice, Stephen King and J. K. Rowling. Any author who makes it to a banned book list and/or who makes both kids and adults read their books multiple times is a huge inspiration to me.
What are some of your current favorite bands or songs?
One of my favorite bands is Blue October. Their songs are full of angst and meaning and are great to write to. Currently on loop on my iPod? Safe and Sound by Capital Cities, lots of Foo Fighters, some Maroon 5, a little bit of Flo Rida (my favorite is still “Whistle”), Death Cab for Cutie (Nikka Michaels turned me onto them), and Matt Kearney.
What are you currently reading?
Sadly, nothing. I’ve found that I cannot read while I’m writing. It just doesn’t work for me. I read voraciously between projects, but I have a hard time concentrating on any piece of fiction or TV show while I’m writing.
If you could live in any fictional world, which one would you pick?
I know this answer totally makes me a nerd, but I’d really love to live in J. K. Rowling’s fictional world of wizard’s and witches. I visited the Harry Potter studios outside of London last year and just walking down the stage set of Diagon Alley and peeking into Dumbledore’s office made me never want to leave the lot. To be able to have a wand and real powers? That would be amazing.
If you could have dinner with any author (living or dead), who would it be and why?
I would love to have just one night with Edith Wharton. She wrote some of my favorite scenes that are sensual without having anything to do with sex. I think she’s one of the best American writers that we don’t read anymore.
Lightning Round Questions:
Dogs or Cats?
Cats – all the way. Dogs are too all over my personal space, whereas cats leave me alone until they want something.
Morning person or night owl?
Morning person, but I’ve turned into both since I started writing more. There are not enough hours in the day to get all my words in!
Key Lime Pie or Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from the Cheescake Factory. Completely sinful.
Favorite snack while you’re writing?
Peanut Butter M & M’s and popcorn. The salty-sweet combination is to die for.
Flowers or chocolate?
GAH! This is a hard one because I love both! Flowers are so pretty but they die. Chocolate is so yummy but it usually gives me a migraine. How about white chocolate from Belgium in the shape of a flower bud?
E-Reader or Printed book?
I’m almost exclusively an “e-reader” reader now simply because it’s easier to take my entire library of books and documents with me when I’m on the go. However, I always get my favorite books in printed form. There’s nothing that compares to the feel of a printed book in your hands when you settle back in bed to read.