It’s time for my favorite day of the week, Author Tuesday!
This week we are featuring an interview with Kristina McMorris author of The Edge of Lost (see my review here). It currently has a 4.4 star rating on Amazon and you can check it out on Goodreads. In addition to her interview Kristina is giving away a trade paperback copy of The Edge of Lost. So please enter away, using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will be open till 11:59 pm MST Monday, August 8, 2016.
I am the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Edge of Lost, in addition to three prior novels and two novellas. Inspired by true personal and historical accounts, my works of fiction have garnered more than twenty national literary awards, as well as a nomination for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA’s RITA® Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. Prior to my writing career, I hosted weekly TV shows since age nine, including an Emmy® Award-winning program, and I have been named one of Portland’s “40 Under 40” by The Business Journal.
1) Why should people read your book?
I like to think my readers are people who, like me, love to learn about history but typically shy away from historical textbooks, instead preferring to gather well-researched facts while enjoying a fun, fictional story.
2) Where is your favorite place to write?
I really need to park myself in a quiet place when I write, so my favorite spot is my cushy rocking chair in my bedroom, next to a window overlooking trees that change colors throughout the seasons.
3) What are you currently working on (new book, remodeling your home…)?
I’m currently writing a novel that was inspired by a 1940s photo that I happened across online one day. It shocked me so much that I saved it on my desktop, and it haunted me for almost a year before I decided to move forward with a story. I can’t wait to share it with readers!
4) What is your favorite comfort book (the book you re-read because of how it makes you think/feel)?
I would have to say The Book Thief. There are just so many lines in that novel that leave me in awe of Markus Zusak’s skill and sheer creativity.
5) What is the next book in your TBR (to be read) pile?
Black Eyed Susans by Julia Heaberlin
6) Turn on your music player and hit shuffle – what song/artist comes up first?
Invincible by Pat Benatar
7) What’s your random talent (balancing a spoon on your nose, saying the alphabet backwards…)?
Reciting a long, funny poem my late grandfather once taught me, titled “Santa Claus in Jail,” in a single breath.
8) Ask the reviewer – what question have you always wanted to ask a book reviewer?
What is your greatest guilty pleasure book—the one you rarely admit to actually enjoying? Come on… I know you must have one!
Laura – I will fully admit to just about every book I have ever read. I own the original three 50 Shades books and all of the Twilight series. The book I re-read the most, and the hubs teases me for (he calls it my vampire porn) is Lover Awakened and I heart it so much. However I do read something that I have never admitted before… although not a typical book, I love Sons of Anarchy fanfic. About once a month I open my tablet and sink back into the world of Charming. There is just something about that world that makes me happy and so that is my guilty pleasure read.