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5/1/13

Tin God Interview

I haven't yet read this book, but it sounds riveting  I hope you get to check it out and also enter the giveaway going on for some very nice swag.

Now I want to introduce you to the author Stacy Green with a a short and spicy interview.


1. Who is your favorite author? 
It’s hard to pick just one. Lisa Gardner is a master at suspense, and I read everything she writes. Michael Robotham is very good too, and I love Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. I’m sort of all over the reading map!

2. Who is your favorite character in your books so far and why?
Jaymee from Tin God, because she is such a damaged, strong character. She’s rough around the edges and could very well live a bitter life, but she works hard not to. She’s loyal to those close to her, and I’m really proud of her character arc in the book. She grows up a lot by the end.

3. Fiction writing is a creative endeavor and assuming you have experienced "writer's block," do you have ways of getting your creative juices flowing again?
It really depends. If I’m in the middle of a book, I make myself write every day during the week. If I’m having trouble with a particular scene, I will skip to another and make a goal of writing at least 500 words. Another trick is to put away the computer, take out my notebook, and start scribbling ideas about the scene giving me fits. I can usually always work out an issue that way.

4. Are any of your characters or stories based on actual events or real people? If not, how do you come up with your story lines?
I think there are bits and pieces of myself and other people in my life in all my characters. As for storylines, I usually try to start with a single idea. What if a black market adoption scam was the motive for murder (Tin God), and then start brainstorming all different possibilities.

5. What technology do you use for writing?
Scrivener. It’s fantastic. Lets you write in scenes, move them around, import, export. Love it. And it’s affordable.

6. What's a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I have a seven-year-old, so my schedule varies with hers. During the school year, I work as much as possible during the week day. Weekends are family time. In the summer, it’s much less organized. I just try to sneak a couple of hours for myself each day.

7. What d'you want to be when you grow up? Was being an author your first love?
Yes, it really was. I have been writing stories since I was a kid, but I put the idea aside for many years in lieu of a “real” job. I’m just grateful I’m now able to live my dreamJ
Thank you for having me!

I find Stacy very interesting and I wish I could spend more time with her! If you want to ask more questions or interact with her, just connect below:
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About the author
Born in Indiana and raised in Iowa, Stacy Green earned degrees in journalism and sociology from Drake University. After a successful advertising career, Stacy became a proud stay-at-home mom to her miracle child.

Now a full-time author, Stacy juggles her time between her demanding characters and supportive family. She loves reading, cooking, and the occasional gardening excursion. Stacy lives in Marion, Iowa with her husband Rob, their daughter Grace, and the family’s three obnoxious but lovable canine children.

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26 comments :

  1. I like when authors have been writing since they were kids, there's something wonderful about childhood dreams actually being lived out. :)

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    1. I agree!
      I have always loved to learn more behind the author :)

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  2. I'm gonna have to mention that Scrivener thing to my BF and see if he's interested too.

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  3. Liz, Scrivener is wonderful! It has helped me organize so much. And Rosey, it is pretty special. I need to appreciate it more.

    Thanks to both of you!

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    1. Thank you for visiting Stacy! I do appreciate you stopping by. :)

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    2. Thank you so much for having me! I enjoyed answering the questions:)

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    3. You are welcome.
      I wish it was face to face/ live.
      And even follow up as in conversational! I know it would be wonderful!

      I kept my questions short because I know you probably do quite a few blog interviews :)

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  4. Thanks for the interview. It's always nice to know a little about what an author thinks!

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    1. And thank you for visiting :) I appreciate you.

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  5. thanks for this great interview, I will have to check this book out.

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    1. You are welcome Susan and do share your thoughts when you get to read it!

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  6. Jinxy - you're ver welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    And Susan, thank you! I hope you enjoy TIN GOD:)

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  7. Never heard of this book before! It definitely sounds interesting! Thanks so much!

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    1. So glad you visited.
      I hope you get to check it out!

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    2. Wonderful! I hope you enjoy it:)

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  8. I love finding out about new books--you did a great interview--thanks for sharing--I'm always adding to my reading collection -its going on the list :)

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen! I hope you like the book whenever you get a chance to read.

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    2. Thank you Kathleen. I feel you'll enjoy this one!
      I can't wait to read it myself :)

      Thank you for visiting with me.

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  9. Tin God sounds so good I have it on my GoodReads to read list, can't wait to get it :)

    Lucy from Lucy's Reality

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    1. Thanks so much, Lucy! I hope you enjoy the book whenever you get a chance to read:)

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    2. Awesomeness! Share with us your thoughts when you do. :)

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  10. I just bought this book "Tin God". It just sounds so good and I can't wait to read it.. Loved the interview. :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Please do let me know what you think of the book:)

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    2. That is fantastic! And thank you.

      Enjoy your reading! :)

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  11. Love your awesome interview. You really did a good job.

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