It’s time for my favorite day of the week, Author Tuesday!
This week we are featuring an interview with Mia Siegert author of Jerkbait (see my review here). It currently has a 4.7 star rating on Amazon and you can check it out on Goodreads. In addition to her interview we are giving away a Kindle copy of Jerkbait. So please enter away, using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will be open till 11:59 pm MST Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Please provide a quick intro about yourself and your writing.
I’m Mia! I used to be an athlete and now I’m an author so I guess that means I like A-things. 😉 I wrote a YA called JERKBAIT, which revolves around twins, hockey, gay teen suicide, and online predators, and I also write thrillers and literary fiction.
It’s always an honor when people give debut authors with a tiny publisher a chance to prove themselves. JERKBAIT has a lot of intersectionality and is
#ownvoices. If you like getting punched in the feels and crying over a read, my book might be for you!
2) Where is your favorite place to write?
Anywhere I can go without distraction. I’m lucky that way.
3) What are you currently working on (new book, remodeling your home…)?
I have two WIPS that are just about near completion with my agent, Travis Pennington. I also have a few other WIPS that I might pull out. Besides that, I’m currently working on getting married and my fiancé’s immigration! Exciting!
4) What is your favorite comfort book (the book you re-read because of how it makes you think/feel)?
Without question it’s Douglas A. Martin’s ONCE YOU GO BACK. That book changed my life and it comforts me immensely. Plus, it has the best first sentence ever: “Pretend you are my sister.” Amazing.
5) What is the next book in your TBR (to be read) pile?
I’ve been reading a lot of Deidre Knight’s work lately and I hope to read more novels by the agents at The Knight Agency since how cool is it that many are authors as well as agents? As well, I keep hoping that magically I will wake up and Laurie Elizabeth Flynn will have like a hundred new novels published while I was sleeping. That would make me so happy. I’m pretty sure the people at Kleenex would be thrilled, too, since I’d be buying way too many tissues.
6) Turn on your music player and hit shuffle – what song/artist comes up first?
“Televators” by The Mars Volta
7) What’s your random talent (balancing a spoon on your nose, saying the alphabet backwards…)?
I catch rare Pokemon that end up being completely useless.
8) Ask the reviewer – what question have you always wanted to ask a book reviewer?
What can we, as authors, do to help show our appreciation for book bloggers/reviewers? It’s a hard job and I’m sure it’s pretty thankless at times and I’d really like to know if there’s anything that can be done to show how grateful I am. I bet other authors feel the same. Laura – Great question! I always love when an author comments on the review on my site. It lets me know they have read and appreciated it. Twitter re-tweets are also nice as it helps spread the word about the review. I also love getting personal emails thanking me for the review. It means a lot to me that the author has taken the time to shoot me a quick note. I am always happy to help an author promote so I allow use of my review quotes on their website, I just ask that a link back to the original review be used. Basically, just let me know that my review did not disappear into the void.
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