FAE AND WITCHES AND GHOSTS - OH MY!
SPOTLIGHT ON BUZZ GUEST AUDRA MIDDLETON YA’LL! A CBG AUTHOR OF #FANTASY #PARANORMAL #THRILLER AND #ROMANTICCOMEDY. LET’S GENERATE A BUZZ!
Today my BUZZ GUEST is Audra Middleton a Champagne Book Group author of a variety of genres including fantasy, humorous paranormal thrillers, and romantic comedy.
The first book in Audra’s historical fantasy series, THE WATCHER OF ANTHELION is aptly named WATCHER.
The second book in THE WATCHER OF ANTHELION series is called ABOMINATION.
Audra has another series on the go called HITCHHIKER. Audra is working away at the second book in this humorous paranormal thriller. In the meantime, here is a look at the first.
Audra has penned a romantic comedy called MIDDLE EIGHT for you romance lovers out there.
Here we are at the ‘normal’ and ‘not so normal’ question spot.
1. What genre do you write in?
I don’t stick to one genre. I write around my characters, so if my characters have magical powers, I’m writing fantasy or paranormal. If my characters are normal humans with a great sense of humor, I’m writing humor. I’ve published a fantasy series, a humorous paranormal thriller, and a romantic comedy, and I have plans for a horror novel as well.
2. What do you love about it?
I love writing around my characters, because once you have them developed, the books tend to write themselves.
3. What are you working on right now?
My writing life has slowed the last few years, as I have been dealing with a family medical crisis, but I am pecking away at a sequel to my humorous paranormal thriller, Hitchhiker, and the third and final novel in my fantasy series.
4. Do you have a book inspiration story to share with us?
I’d have to say Ramona the Brave by Beverly Cleary. I WAS Ramona the Brave back in grade school. Just like Ramona, I remember staring at myself in the mirror, mousy brown hair, teary brown eyes, thinking nobody understood me. But then I read this book and I knew- someone did understand me. Beverly Cleary knew how infuriating it was that the blond Susies of the world received undeserved attention. She understood that sometimes I lost it over the injustice of it all, scrunching up that copycat owl, running for the hills like the world was out to get me. It was like she was in my head. She KNEW me. I want to write like that, steal people’s souls. I aspire to create the vivid, relatable characters at which Beverly Cleary is so accomplished.
‘Not so normal’ Questions
1. If you could invite any 5 people (i.e. cartoon character; famous person; rock band; poet; artist; living or dead) for a meal together, who would they be?
I would definitely invite Benjamin Franklin, because having access to a genius for a few hours would be handy. I’d invite Mother Theresa, because she’d be inspiring. And of course I’d have to include John Lennon, Edgar Allen Poe and Truman Capote as entertainment. Lennon for his music, Poe for his creepy stories, and Capote because I’m fairly sure he knew how to party.
2. You have a mystery to solve. What magical creatures or persons are on your team?
Scooby Doo and his gang, of course. Shaggy might make me an awesome quadruple decker sandwich, and when those meddling kids solve said mystery, the solution would be some ornery guy in a mask just trying to scare people away (as opposed to a psychopath in a mask trying to kill me).
3. Let’s say you’re a Superhero. What is your superpower?
I’d like to be able to freeze time. While everyone else stands still, I could take a cat nap here and there. I’d have time to work out, to clean, to finish my novels, learn a new language, maybe even cure cancer, who knows? Limitless time would mean limitless possibilities.
4. You just bought a spaceship. What did you name it?
Oh, it already has a name. It’s the Tardis and I made sure they threw in Matt Smith as part of the deal.
Awesome answers! And I’d have to agree with you that Scooby and his gang are a crack team of investigators. Plus who could resist a double decker sandwich made by the snack masters (Shaggy and Scooby) themselves!
YOU CAN FIND AUDRA AT:
Website -> http://www.audramiddleton.com/
Facebook -> https://www.facebook.com/AudraMiddletonAuthor
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