Tag I’m it! Blog Hop

Tag you’re it!

Well hello, I was invited by an extremely wonderful and very talented  author friend, Eva LeNoir, to participate in a “blog hop interview.” In order to participate, I will answer a few interview questions, and then I will tag three other author’s. They post interview questions on their blog pages. The folks they tag, will post their interview questions and answers on their blogs, and so forth. A lot of hopping! You can find Eva’s interview questions and answers   here

1. What are you working on right now?

I am working on my first Contemporary Romance which is titled Let Your Heart Drive.  It is a tale of a young girl, Sinead Noelle, she’s struggling with life and all that it has to throw at her. She hungers to stand on her own two feet and face her own secret demons. What she finds during this life’s journey is, Shawn. A young man who works in road side for a car rental company. He doesn’t know it yet but all this time he’s been living a life filled with ease as he helps support his sister and niece. He thinks life is good, but then his own life spins out of control with a single phone call.  When destiny brings these two together will barriers be broken, walls be destroyed, and secrets revealed? 

Let Your Heart Drive Book Cover 3

2. How does it differ from other works in its genre?  

I would say that I  am pulling a lot from my own life experiences here in Oklahoma. So, that in itself, I feel, gives it a uniqueness that you won’t find in another book. 

3. Why do you write what you do?

I write for myself mainly. I love stories and after reading a be-gillion books I feel something is missing. Something I feel drawn to put in a story. So, that usually leads me into writing, my way. I love the creation of a novel and the development of my characters. They speak to me and I listen, it is just the way I write. My hope is that once I am happy with one of my books that if finds its way into the hands of someone else that will enjoy it too.

4. How does your writing process work?

It is such a creative process. I expose my imagination to a variety of things, music, news, nature walks, anything really. I wait with my mind wide open and see what comes to me. If it doesn’t come I don’t write. My main problem, which is a good one, is that it doesn’t quit coming. I have about four books rattling inside my head right now and Let Your Heart Drive won its place in the front of the line, so that one is next. 

In addition, I am tagging the following authors. Kristie Haigwood, Trish Marie Dawson, ER Pierce. Make sure to check out their blog posts on the following date: October 21, 2013.

Okay… I am tagging three authors — you’re it!

Kristie Haigwood

Save My Soul

Kristie Haigwood’s Blog

Trish Marie Dawson


Trish Marie Dawson’s Blog

ER Pierce

ER Pierce book cover (2)

ER Pierce’s Blog

Special Feature – Character Interview with Sloan! From “Dying To Forget” by: Trish Marie Dawson

From the book "Dying to Forget"

Alex Pettyfer – inspiration for Sloan Nash from      “Dying To Forget”

Hey Everyone,

I am Lucky, your host here at Rush Bound Blog, and today we are on Special Assignment.  Right now, I am standing outside of Steam Coffee Shop on  Irving Street, which is very busy, even for San Francisco.  The reason I am in the city by the bay is the emergence of a new author, Trish Marie Dawson.   A bit more about her a little later, but right now I am here to speak with Sloan, one of the unforgettable characters from the book, ‘Dying To Forget’.

Hey, want to hear something interesting?  I am inside Steam waiting in a long line, and guess who is standing in front of me?  Two girls wearing the renowned Starbucks aprons.  Kinda ironic to see Starbucks girls waiting in line with me here.  I gotta know.  (Tapping the blonde on the shoulder)

Lucky – “Hi girls, I have to ask, and I’ll keep it a secret, but why would you come over here for coffee, is Steam that good?”

Cute Blonde –  “Well, um, we like the server, um… I mean the service here, right?” (smiling at her friend)

Cuter Brunette –  “Yeah, it is definitely the service!” (Looking toward the counter)

Lucky – “You know what service these ladies and dozens of others are here for?  Yep, you guessed it.  They are here to be waited on by none other than Sloan Nash.  Let me see if I can get in here and have Sloan sit down with me for a little one-on-one.”

Sloan – “Hey, what can I get you?”

Lucky – “Yes, I’ll have a tall half-skinny half-1 percent extra hot split quad shot, that’s two shots decaf, two shots regular latte with whip.”

Sloan – “A what?”

Lucky – “I’m kidding man, I’m Lucky, remember the interview thing for the book?”

Sloan – “Oh, Yeah, I’m going on break, hold on.”

Grabbing a seat in the corner of the busy shop, Sloan slides easily into his seat and Lucky pulls out a digital recorder.

Lucky – “Alright, well let’s start out with something easy.  Why work in a coffee shop? And do you drink coffee?”

Sloan – “I only work here because a girl got me the job. Guess I didn’t have anywhere better to go, so I stayed here. And nope, don’t drink coffee.”

Lucky – “A girl huh, I see a lot of girls or should I say all the “Sloan” fans around here, how do you like all the attention from the opposite sex?”

Sloan – “I don’t. Women are like vultures, man. Plus, after awhile, they all sort of seem the same.”

Lucky – “Well then, how about outside of work, what are your interests?”

Sloan –  “It’s been a long time since I’ve had a hobby. The closest thing I have to one now is my bike. And watching reality t.v. I love that crazy restaurant guy…the one that yells?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd6fSArfKMs *Chef Ramsay clip*

Lucky – “Yeah, that guy is off the clock, man.  Alright, t.v. at home, bike to work, tired of the vultures, how about this?  If you could snap your fingers and wind up any place on the planet, where would it be and why?”

Sloan – “Any place? Ahh. This is easy, since I think of this a lot.  Ireland.  Some of my ancestors are from there and I really want to go some time, you know, just to check it out. I’m not sure I ever will though, because let’s face it, who goes to Ireland and doesn’t want to stay there?”

Lucky – “Hey, I think that is very cool.  I love those women with the Irish accent.  Man, I don’t care what they say as long as they keep talking.”

Lucky – “Okay, changing pace a bit.  I know the perfect person for you to talk to on this Ireland thing.  She has the power to get you there.  You were created by a great author, Trish Dawson.  How do you two get along, and what is your favorite thing about her?”

Sloan – “Not sure I can answer this honestly without serious future repercussions, (laughing) but I can say this. The woman has a warped mind! I mean, look at the childhood she gave me. What’s up with that? And, come on now…she could have made me just a little bit taller. That’s all I’m going to say about that.  She still holds the power, you know.”

Sloan – “I should add that she’s cute. And she has a sense of humor. And I like that in a woman.”

Lucky – “I know the feeling, believe me.  Hey, how about this? If you were a billionaire what would be the first three things you would spend your money on and why?”

Sloan – “Oh crap! I’d buy an island to live on because sometimes I hate people.  I mean, really hate them. There are so many idiots in the world and it seems I’ve met too many of them. Then I guess all I would need money for then would be food, beer and women. Maybe not in that order.”

Lucky – “Dude, I know this place off the coast of Australia, the waves are killer, you and I need to talk.  Alright, so I have to ask, trying to get inside that toughness, now seriously, what is the most important thing to you?”

Sloan – “The most important thing? It used to be family. But I lost my family years ago. I guess that’s why I’m broken now. Sometimes there’s no point. I mean, you can’t go through life alone. Not forever. But maybe one day, maybe one day I’ll meet someone that’s right for me. Until then, well, it’s just me. We’ll see how long I can stand myself. (laughter)”

Lucky – “Sloan, I see your break is up, gotta run myself before these vultures swoop down and eat us both, it was real, man.  Keep being real and I look forward to hearing about you in the future.”

“Thanks all, for joining me on Special Assignment – Click the book below so you can get your copy and find out what all the buzz is about.”

“Hey Sloan, I never did get my tall half-skinny half-1 percent extra hot split quad shot latte with whip…”

A little about the Author, Trish Marie Dawson.  Trish was born and mostly raised in San Diego, California where she lives now with her family and pets. She’s been writing short stories and poetry since high school after an obsession with Stephen King’s ‘The Stand’. After over fifteen years of crazy dreams and an overactive imagination, Trish began her first book ‘I Hope You Find Me’ in December of 2011.  “Dying to Forget” is her second novel.

Sloan’s favorite song- Foster the People – Pumped up Kicks

*All of the above dialogue of Sloan was provided by the author, Trish Marie Dawson* 9/3/12