Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Author Blog hop! New authors and giveaways!

Welcome to the New Author Blog Hop. Saba @ Of Thoughts and Words and I are co-hosting this event to try and get the word out for new authors.  The blogging world is a great asset and we thought we would help out. There are over 40 bloggers and authors participating.  Please see the bottom of this post to see who else is posting. Most of them are having giveaways!

I had the great pleasure of interviewing Michelle Madow, the debut author of Remembrance! She also gave me an e-copy of her novel, so that is what I am offering up for a prize!  See details at the bottom of this post!

What has inspired you to pursue writing professionally?

I’ve always created stories in my head, but never knew people would be interested in
them until I took Intro to Creative Writing during college. For the first assignment, I
wrote the first chapter of a novel I’d created in my mind. I was totally surprised when my
classmates and teacher loved it and wanted to read more! That was when I realized that I would never know if I could succeed in completing a novel if I didn’t at least give it a try. So I tried, and ended up with Remembrance

Care to share the best (or one of) moment you have had during the post-acceptance
of being published?

My best moments I had after being published were when my first reviews came in.
Seeing that other people loved and appreciated my novel was an amazing experience, and I’m so happy to be able to share Remembrance with the world.

In your book, who is your favorite character and why?

I’m going to be lame and choose Lizzie, my main character. (I did focus the book on her,
after all ;) She’s a sweet girl, even though she’s still figuring out what she wants in life
and how to stand up for herself when what she has to say isn’t what others want to hear.
Plus, she gets to go on this awesome adventure of learning she’s reincarnated, which I
think is pretty cool.

Any new projects you have in the works?

Yes! I’m currently working on final edits for Vengeance, the short story that happens
right after Remembrance. Vengeance is releasing on December 8, 2011. After that I’m
going to start working on the third (and final) novel in the Transcend Time Saga.

What are five non-author facts about your self?

1. I absolutely love pizza and eat it a few times a week.
2. My favorite movie is Back to the Future. I can recite practically every line. I
have to restrain myself from saying them out loud when I watch the movie with friends, so I don’t annoy them.
3. My favorite musical is Wicked. I’ve seen it ten times!
4. I love wearing lots of bracelets, even better if they’re shiny and/or sparkly.
5. I’ve wanted to go to Antarctica since 5th grade, and I plan on making it there

Thank you so much for featuring me on the New Author Hop!

Visit Michelle’s website,, to check out her debut novel,
Remembrance, and to add her on all her social media sites!

Remembrance is available for purchase on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and The Book

To enter the giveaway leave the following info in a comment:
Be a follower - leave your GFC name
Leave your email

Super simple! Tomorrow I will be posting my review of Michelle's book. Stop back and read it. I hope you enjoy the hop!


  1. Great interview! I would love to win a copy of Remembrance! If you don't mind, I'd prefer to leave a link to my blogspot in place of the email - could you contact me that way instead?

  2. GFC donna
    new follower
    great interview!

  3. Enjoyed your interview. If you like the Antarctica, I would've guessed your favorite movie was The Thing with Kurt Russell--I love it.

  4. Great idea for a blog! I also want to pass on the One Lovely Blog Award:

  5. Ah that first review, so special, very true! It was nice to 'meet' Michelle. Best of luck to her with her novel!

  6. I really enjoyed the interview. I always enjoy learning of new authors and their books.



  7. Great idea for a blog hop and I'm so happy to be a part of it (just wish I had my book finished and in book form!). I am already a follower, not sure what GFC means but I'm going to say: Claire and my email is: Come over to my blog for book giveaways too :)

  8. Thanks for the chance. GFC as nat cleary.

  9. An interesting idea to bring follows from the Hop back tomorrow! Look forward to reading the review! GFC - carolyn brown

  10. Love the chance to win this e-book. I am participating in the blog hop too - check out my blog and giveaway at


    GFC - Seasidebooknook
    email - seasidebooknook {at} yahoo {dot} com

  11. Great interview! I can't wait to read Remembrance.


    tamibrothers at yahoo dot com

  12. Rememberance is on my TBR pile and I simply adore the cover.

    GFC Patricia Lynne

  13. GFC: Kathy Merkel
    drainbamaged.gyzmo at

    Watching "The Thing" with Kurt Russell is not recommended, before a visit to Antarctica. If you've already seen it, just repeat after me, "It's only a movie."

  14. gfc follower: nicolesender
    Hope to put your book on my TBR shelf!

  15. GFC - Gloria
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    geschumann at live dot com

  16. Thanks for this chance! I follow via GFC - Diana

  17. I really like the idea of this hop. It's so hard to keep up with new authors and maybe this is the key to that.
    gfc: Julianne
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  18. I am always creating stories in my head.... maybe I should take action and began writing these ideas down. You never know, it might turn into something more :) Awesome interview to both Michelle's.

    ps. I eat Pizza at least 3 times a week.... at least ;)

  19. New GFC Follower: Melanie McCullough
    Thanks for the interview! This book has such an amazing cover.

    Melanie.M.McCullough at gmail dot com

  20. Finally stopping by from the New Author Blog Hop. Congrats to Michelle on her book!

  21. Yeah! Thanks for the giveaway! I've had this book on my "radar" for a while and am anxious to read it! I'm a new follower via GFC (MamaHendo3).