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Thursday, June 13, 2013

All For Hope - #Interview With Olivia Hardin

I hope you are having fun with the All for Hope Book Tour + Swag! You can follow the tour there and win lots of prizes!

Take a quick peek at my interview with author of the All For Hope book - Olivia Hardin! I hope you enjoy learning more and remember you can always connect with her to learn even more.

Thanks

1. Who is your favorite author? 
Ack!  That’s like trying to choose a favorite child.  Lately when I’m not beta reading for my author friends I’ve been making my way through the Vampire for Hire Series by J.R. Rain.  I love Samantha Moon

2. Who is your favorite character in your books so far and why?
Well, I know we’re touring All for Hope, but without a doubt my favorite is Langston from the Bend-Bite-Shift Trilogy.  He is so strong, so wise, so steadfast.  He just makes me feel good every time he enters a scene.

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?
Yes, I certainly do experience it.  Usually I allow myself a brief breather, and then I force myself to write my way through it.  It’s like priming a pump.  Even if what I’m writing isn’t any good at first, it will get better if I just trudge through it.

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?
There are a few characters in All for Hope who are loosely based on people who have been special in my life.  I’d say there are often bits of people, places or things in my life.

Here’s a secret, Brennan recalls how Hope eats her pancakes by moving them off to the side so they don’t get soggy in the syrup… yep, the hubby loves to make fun of me for that *blushes*

5. What technology do you use for writing?
I’ve got an HP laptop and I use Microsoft Word.  I know a lot of writers who handwrite their stories first, but I’m a legal assistant by day so I think just as quickly via a keyboard as not.

6. What's a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I work my “day job” from about 8 to 5.  When I get home at night the hubby, pup and I enjoy supper together then we go for a walk.  I try to write between 7 and 8 or 8 and 9.  After that it’s snuggle time until bed.

7. What did you want to be when you grow up? Was being an author your first love?
From about the age of 15 I wanted to be a writer.  I was scribbling stories into spiral notebooks.  When I graduated high school I pooled all of my graduation money for a Compaq Presario computer so I could type up my stories.  I think it was inevitable I would become published one way or another.

It's amazing how most authors knew that eventually they'd become publishers. I've read some wonderful plots and I do give credit to writers who enjoy spinning their tales.

Thank you for your time with me Olivia. Wish this was a live chat :)

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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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5 comments :

  1. That was a nice interview, Colette. And I agree with her, choosing a favorite author IS like trying to choose a favorite child. It just 'ain't' happening. :)

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  2. Thanks so much for this fun interview (I wish it was a live chat too
    :-)

    Happy reading, everyone!

    ~Olivia

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    1. Thank you for visiting Olivia.
      I do appreciate it!
      Have a fun tour!

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  3. I truly believe if the love is true and strong, a second chance for that love can happen. I have a friend who's love had a second chance; she and her husband fought bitterly all the time, so they separated. They started to get lawyers for a divorce, and both kind of dragged their feet through everything. After being separated for 6 months, both without lawyers, they both realized they really missed each other, and started to date. They moved back in with each other after a month, and now have a more loving and stronger marriage!

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I appreciate your thoughts - Colette

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