Monday, September 26, 2011

Awaking by Madeline Freeman-interview & Giveaway:Bewitching Tour Stop


Awaking
By Madeline Freeman
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Blurb:

Morgan Abbey’s life is about to change.

Just weeks before her senior year is set to begin, a mysterious stranger approaches Morgan with information that has far-reaching ramifications. First, the psychic ability she believes she has just been pretending to have since middle school might actually be real.

Second, her mother, who disappeared abruptly and completely almost a decade ago, might still be alive.

Morgan finds herself in the drawn into a centuries-old struggle involving a group of people who quietly coexist alongside the common people of the world. This shadowy group believes it is time for them to reclaim their former positions of power—and they believe Morgan is the key.

But when the time comes, will Morgan be able to do what it takes to reunite with her mother and fulfill her destiny?

Available at Smashwords and Amazon

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INTERVIEW 
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
The hardest part of writing a book for me is editing. It’s difficult for me to cut a scene or to add something. If I cut something, I always save it—just in case. When I add things, I feel like I’m disrupting the “flow”—even when I’m not. Change is always difficult, I suppose.

What does your significant other and family think of your writing career?
My husband is very supportive of my writing. I think he’s actually pretty impressed I can do it. He’s willing to do whatever he can to give me writing time, which is very nice. The rest of my family is also very supportive. My dad brags about me. My mother-in-law shares excerpts from my book with her friends. I’m really, really lucky.

Tell us about your family.
My sister and I are possibly too much alike in some ways. We should never be in public together because we get too ridiculous. My dad is sweet, cute, and helpful. My mom died a couple years ago. My husband is adorable and obsessed with internet research. I have a cat, Fat Baby, whose soft fur brings me joy.

What was the scariest moment of your life?
It was December and I was in the first grade. My mom, sister, and I had walked across 8 Mile (yes, the same made famous by the movie) to the Payless shoe store so my sister and I could get boots. (We’d lived in Texas before this, and there had been little need of boots there.) When we were on our way back across the street, I slipped in the road—right in front of a car. Unfortunately, at that very moment, the light for the traffic turned green. Even though my mom and sister were still in the street, the car I’d fallen in front of started driving. The driver ran over my legs. My mom flipped out. The driver came to a stop. I tried to free my legs, but they were trapped up around the wheel well. In order for me to get free, the driver had to back up over my legs. Yeah, it was awesome. When I was finally free, I jumped up and took off running. My mom told me she was afraid I was going to run all the way home. Instead, I got to the curb and collapsed, wailing, “I’m gonna die, I’m gonna die!”  I didn’t stop until my mom looked at me and said, “Krystle, you are making too much noise to die.” (Back then, my name was Krystle.) I was only six at the time, and even though I wasn’t badly injured, the event was still really scary for me.

What are your favorite TV shows?
My current favorite is Fringe. I’m also a big fan of Supernatural, NCIS, Psych, White Collar, Eureka. I loved Lost. I wish Firefly hadn’t been cancelled. If I’m with my sister, I’ll watch Doctor Who. When I was in, like, middle school, my favorite show was seaQuest DSV—which is now streaming on Netflix. I like Bones, even though I’m a season behind. I still love The X-Files. In reality, I understand I watch too much TV… Not that it stops me…

Do you have a milestone birthday coming up?
If so, how are you approaching it? This upcoming St. Patrick’s Day is my 30th birthday. One of my best friends, Rachel Schurig, has the same birthday, and we were discussing how there were things we wanted to do with our lives. Writing was one of those things. Inspired by the success of self-published authors, we decided to try our hands at self-pubbing. This summer, she published a chick-lit book (Three Girls and a Baby—I highly recommend it) and I published Awaking. Our rally cry is “30 and out!” Basically, by the time we’re 30, we want to be well on our way to living the lives we want to live. So, where some women might be a little sad at turning 30, I’m actually kind of excited. It’s like next year will usher in a new chapter in my life. I think that’s very cool.


Do you have a Website or Blog?

Author Bio

Madeline Freeman lives in the metro-Detroit area with her husband, her cats, her sister, and her sister’s cat. In her spare time, she reads, sews, rides her bike, and watches way too much TV on DVD.

She also loves anything to do with astronomy, outer space, plate tectonics, and dinosaurs. This is her first published novel.

Connect with Madeline online:
http://facebook.com/madelinefreemanbooks


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