This is the following Author Interview & Give-A-Way posted today by Inspired Kathy at "I'm a Reader, Not a Writer" blog.
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Friday, February 17, 2012
Remember how late night ghost stories had you jumping at every shadow and sent you diving under the covers with every bump, scratch and screech in the night? Or how about those legends that took you away on a magical adventure where you overcame unimaginable obstacles to save the day?Blog: http://www.tlgray.blogspot.com/
More than likely, it was someone like author T.L Gray who told you the tales that got your imagination so stirred. The only difference, this spinner of tales has decided to write those stories down so everyone else can share in the experience.
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I’d choose the past. I don’t like knowing what the future holds, because I like to experience each new day and forge my own path. I’d love to visit the past, mostly to see how much our historians and storytellers got it right or wrong.
What is one book everyone should read?
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen – everyone should at least once in their lifetime read a good love story.
If you were a superhero what would your name be?
T.L. Storyteller – I’d be like the old bards and tell the grand adventures, instilling the idea of heroism and bravery.
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
The ability to increase the imagination. This world would be extremely bland without a good, healthy imagination. THEN, nothing is impossible.
Night owl, or early bird?
Early Bird – First I get my body moving and my blood pumping through exercise, while at the same time reading the latest adventure on my Kindle. These two in conjunction with each other get my brain and creative ideas flowing – making what I can get written or accomplished in the day ahead of me more than possible.
What inspired you to want to become a writer?
A world without a great adventure seemed unbearable, and I seemed to have a knack at story-telling. Writing just came natural to me, like breathing.
What's one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Read, read, read and keep reading. It’s the greatest teaching tool for every writer. Never give up. Keep chasing that dream as if you were dying of thirst and it’s the only thing that will quench it.
Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
A part of me is buried deep in all of them.
What's the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Love yourself, you’re precious.
You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
I would start my own publishing company.
If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is....
Harry Potter series. I’d love to have been Harry’s mother. I see myself as a mother to all my characters and stories, and that one I am so proud to have been just a glimpse. J.K. is surely very proud of her children.
If you had 24 hours alone how would you spend it?
With my husband and children – just doing something ordinary together.
What is you favorite way to spend a rainy day?
Curled up with a blanket, sipping on a large cup of coffee, and lost within a great adventure.
Fourteen-year old Juniper "Junebug" Summerville loses her parents and her ability to talk in a car accident. Against her silent protests, she is sent to live in a remote swampland infamous for its ghosts, federal prison and insane asylum.
As Junebug struggles with her emotional scars, she begins to heal with help from six other orphans at Dearborn, a once famous Milledgeville Plantation. Just as she begins to enjoy the peace she’s long desired, she finds herself in a fight for her sanity when she stumbles upon a tear in the fabric that separates the possible from the impossible, and she must choose which to believe.
Milledgeville Misfit is a young adult novel that deals with grief and healing, and has an ending that leaves the reader with the choice of what to believe.