Tuesday, February 14, 2012

An Interview, An Author, and a Magic 8 Ball: Cherie Colyer

Cherie Colyer is a really fantastic writer. We met online a couple years ago when we were part of the same critique group. Her novel, Embrace, came out recently so read on to learn more about her!!!!

MJ: Tell me a bit about your novel, Embrace, in your own words - not the official synopsis.

CC: Embrace is a story about a girl who discovers there are unseen forces in the world, and she’ll need to embrace these forces to save her friend. When Madison’s spunky best friend becomes panic-stricken, seeing things no one else can and desperately trying to escape them, she’s taken to the hospital. Madison’s search for an explanation for her friend’s sudden hysteria leads her to discover supernatural powers. Madison will need to believe in the impossible and she’ll need the help of others if she hopes to save her friend and stay alive.
MJ: Did you pants or plot while writing your first draft?

CC: I’m a pants it kind of girl. I usually have a general idea about what is going to happen when I start to write a book – the basic beginning, middle and end – but the characters’ choices along the way determine how they get from chapter one to the end of the story. Sometimes they even surprise me.

MJ: What’s your next release going to be?

CC:   I had to consult my crystal ball on this one and it wasn’t in a chatty mood today so I’m afraid I don’t know the answer to this question. I do have a few queries out for my middle grade ghost story and then I’ve finished a new teen paranormal novel about a brother and sister who must outsmart supernatural beings if they hope to remain human and if they are to avoid being pawns in a coming war. I’m very excited about both novels. Fingers crossed, I’ll find homes for them soon.

MJ: Now for the fun stuff!!!

MJ: If you were trapped on a deserted island and you could only bring three books, what would you bring?
 CC: Hmm. This is a hard one because my taste changes depending on my mood, but since I have to choose: Wurthing Heights, Halfway to the Grave (Bones is hot J ), and a how-to book on surviving in the wild.
MJ: Who is your celebrity crush?
CC: Am I only allowed one? That seems so unfair. Top of the list: Ian Somerhalder (aka Damon Salvatore).
MJ: What is your favorite color?
CC: Blue, a bright brilliant shade like you sometimes see in the late afternoon sky just before the sun sets.

MJ: Wolves or vampires or zombies? 
CC: Vampires, the ones that don’t sparkle please.
MJ: What do you wear when you write? 
CC: Nothing……. wait for it……. special. If it’s a Saturday or Sunday morning, I usually have my pj’s on, but other than that I wear whatever (shorts, t-shirts, jeans, sweaters, you know, the usual stuff).
MJ: What’s your favorite vacation spot? 
CC: Maui, but I would love to visit Europe.
MJ: Now, I need YOU to ask ME a question about absolutely anything under the sun. It has to be a yes or no question and will be answered by my 9-year-old’s all-knowing Magic 8 Ball! The question can be serious or silly - it’s up to you.

CC:  Will spring come early this year?

M8B: It is certain. Well, now we know whose butt to kick when we get a snowstorm in late March. Do Magic 8 Balls have butts? lol

Thank you SO MUCH to Cherie for participating in my interview series!!!!

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  1. Awesome interview! Non-sparkly vampires FTW!!! And I like the sound of Cherie's "upcoming" novel - let me know when and if it comes out and I'll have my grubby mits on it before you can blink! :)

  2. Megg, it's been a pleasure to be on your blog. Thanks for having me. :)

  3. Fun interview, ladies! Cherie, you don't wear a feather boa and a tiara when you write? My image of you is destroyed now. ;)

    1. Too funny. When I answered that question I was thinking I'm rather boring when I write. I may just have to adopt a new look. I might be able to work with a feather boa. ;)

  4. Why am I not surprised to see Damon's name come up again? heehee. That crystal 8 ball apparently didn't watch the news about the big snow storm coming tonight. But as long as this is the last one, I suppose we could get that early spring.

    Thanks for the fun interview, girls!