Monday, August 22, 2011

Giveaway and Author Interview: Make a Wish

Welcome back to Writing for Christ Marlayne Giron, I am excited to have you here for a second time. J

What has changed in your writing life since you were last here?

Since then I have written two more books, Make a Wish, now available on Amazon, and In Plain Sight, an Amish fiction with no release date yet. I am currently writing a novella for Love Inspired and another “wish fulfillment” book called Star Light/Star Bright.  God has also brought a wonderful agent/publicist in my life that is getting my books in front of editors of some of the biggest publishing houses. In addition to that, I have discovered that I have a unique talent for creating book trailers and have been doing that on the side to earn extra money.  I’ve gotten some great feedback from publishers and authors on the ones they have seen and I just love doing them. I have a Facebook page where you can see what I’ve done at this link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Promotional-Book-Trailers/151424788262866

I’m also pretty competitively priced so I’m more affordable than the traditional book trailer companies.

What recent read stood out to you as truly spectacular?

I haven’t had much time to read lately since I’ve been under deadlines to get books written. I think the last “wow” book series I couldn’t put down was the Twilight Saga. I didn’t want to read these books because of the subject matter but was hearing so much “word of mouth” about them I finally decided to try the first book. Then I was hooked.

Do you have favorite authors?

Stephen R. Lawhead is my favorite author, as well as Tolkien and Stephanie Meyer.

What do you find the most enjoyable part of writing or connecting with readers?

I love to interact with people.  I lead a pretty isolated life so the opportunity to get to talk to people who have read my books is a real treat!

What do you find the most ideal atmosphere for writing? Do you ever get those surroundings? J

Classical music in the background, an empty house and a publicist haranguing me about my word count! I work best if I have an “inspiration” but one cannot summon inspiration at will. 

Okay, something fun for those writers out there: In what point of your writing career did you surprise yourself by writing the most words ever in the shortest amount of time?

I was quite proud of myself for writing 95,000 words in four months for my book In Plain Sight. I am typically a painfully slow writer) and didn’t think I’d ever finish it. It was agonizing! I am now back at square one with the new novella. I guess it’s not until I hit the halfway mark that the writing muse suddenly hits and I’m off and running, so to speak.

Thanks for being here again! It has been a joy and we wish the very best with your novels.

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15 comments:

  1. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

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  5. Really enjoyed the interview and post. Book really looks very good.

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  7. Thanks so much Casey for the interview! If any of your followers would like to see the book trailer for the book, they can see it here: http://marlaynegiron.blogspot.com/2011/08/make-wish.html

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  8. Oh, please enter me thanks

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  11. Please enter me. Would love to read this book.

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  14. Thank you for the giveaway. I am a follower and a subscriber.

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