Thursday, October 25, 2012

Interview and Giveaway with Molly McAdams, Author of Taking Chances

Today on the Writer's Block, we have the spunky Molly McAdams, author of Taking Chances and From Ashes.  Man cave invader. Easily distracted by Scottish men. And her pet peeve is how her hubby handles his pet peeve - interesting. Take a coffee break and get to know this cool chick.  

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Tell us your favorite author. Which book is your total fave from that author? Ah, I have so many! But I'm going to have to go with Nicholas Sparks, as for favorite book by him? Now that's just not a nice question! Haha. No way I can answer that one.

Any pet peeves you'd be willing to share? Oooo...yes! When my hubby drives, he won't let people into our lane it they don't use their blinker, but gets mad when people don't let him into another lane even though he doesn't use his blinker! Drives me nuts!

If the Earth suddenly became uninhabital, would you rather live under the sea or in space? SPACE! Because in my mind there are no spiders in space and I don't like fish. haha

Take us through a typical writing day for you. Do you have anything quirky - like you have to have a certain pen to write with, or the desk laid out in a particular manner, does it need to be raining, do you require a certain food/drink/candy to work by? Will you have an absolute meltdown if the atmosphere isn't what you like? Well, I won't have a meltdown, but I want to be sitting in bed with only music playing and the lights off. For whatever reason, if we're watching a TV show I just can't concentrate, or start typing what they're saying instead of what my character's are actually talking about! And I'm a big cuddler, but I do not want to be touched when I'm writing. My poor hubby has definitely been snapped at during those times :(

What do you do when you experience that lovely problem called writer's block? I sit...and I stare. Then I sit and stare some more....it's quite a thrilling process. LOL. Thankfully the only time I've hit it so far, I called my friend to tell her I'd hit a wall, and as soon as I told her I'd hit my wall (after being there for a week) it all came rushing to me and I was able to finish the rest of the book -over half of it- in four nights!

If you could live anywhere in the world you'd like, where would that be and why? Scotland! Because I want to sit there and listen to the men talk all day. Oooo Scottish accents *shivers* yum!

Do you have a secret obsession you'd be willing to share? Watching Duck Dynasty! I swear I want to be best friends with the Robertson family! Jase is my FAVORITE!!! "Understanding Mountain Man...is kinda like Han Solo understanding Chewbacca."

What food/drink would absolutely devastate you if they stopped production on? Diet Dr. Pepper! *runs off to fridge to grab one*

If you could step into the shoes of any fictional character for one day, who would it be and why? Gwendolyn Kidd from Mystery Man by Kristen Ashley! Because she gets Hawk Delgado and I'm pretty sure he will always be, hands down, my book husband ;)

Do you like to listen to music when you read or write? Tell us a few of your favorites. I do! I have to have music playing when I write actually, and it really depends -different books- different music. Taking Chances -for example- had music like Hinder, Coheed and Cambria, Paramore and All Time Low. From Ashes is almost anything Country.

This or That
Underworld or Twilight:  Team Bella-Trips-Over-Flat-Surfaces!! Anyone else do that? No? Just kidding...me neither ;)
Original or Remake: Oooo...that really depends on what is being remade!
Sweet or Salty
Drama or Comedy
Fantasy or Romance
Spring or Autumn: I love the way it smells outside, I love the color of the leaves, I just love everything about it!
Dirty Dancing or Footloose

American Idol or X-Factor or The Voice: Hello! It has Adam Levine!
Movie Theatre or Loveseat: That way you can pause it
Tea or Coffee:  Iced Vanilla Latte please
Rain or Sunshine: Rain! Always!
Skiing or Surfing: Ha! Ha...ha...have you seen me try those? Yeah...neither
Tree House or Man Cave: Man Caves are usually pretty awesome, I'll go take over one!

Choose a challenge...if you dare! Write a sentence using all these words: wolfpack, mirror, pop rocks, cuckoo clock, Edward Cullen, hairspray: Bella began choking on her pop rocks when the cuckoo clock startled her, but the wolfpack was MIA and Edward Cullen was currently engrossed with his own reflection in the mirror as he hairsprayed his carefully styled hair; so no one was able to save her...omg that had to be the lamest sentence ever! I'm cracking up and my boss is looking at me like I'm crazy. And I think I lose points for saying "hairsprayed" :) ROFLMAO! I think that's the best sentence I heard yet!

Molly is giving away 3 ebooks! Winners have the choice between getting Taking Chances now or waiting for the December release of From Ashes! You can check out my review of Taking Chances or head over to GoodReads to check out From Ashes. Good luck! 


Liz Gunderson said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this interview! Molly McAdams is an incredible author and seems very down-to-earth person that you can relate to.. it shows through in her writings! Cannot wait for From Ashes!!

Kelly said...

the given tweet box in the tweet about the giveaway is for another giveaway. did that make sense?