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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Into The End - Interview With Bonnie R. Paulson

One day I think I'd like to do a radio interview. That is if I have a radio voice :)
For now I'm enjoying the written interviews I receive with the book tours and blasts authors.

Today I introduce you to Bonnie R. Paulson - author of Into The End.

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Hi! Thank you so much for having me! I love this site. It has so much personality and these questions were a blast to answer!

1. Who is your favorite author?
At the moment, Suzanne Collins, Jill Cooper, and Shelley Martin. I like to change it up with my moods J

2. Who is your favorite character in your books so far and why? 
My favorite character in my Into the End series would have to be Brenda. She turned out to be so strong and so resourceful. She’s who I want to be when the world ends!

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? 
Oh, yes, and I completely believe in writer’s block. What I do to get going again is I read what I’ve already written. There will be a point where I, as the author, took over and made decisions for the characters that weren’t in tune with the characters. I realize that is where my “wojo” went and I usually have to cut those and give the control back to the characters.

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 certainly hope not! At least in the case of Into the End – the world is pretty much ending lol. But I came up with this story line after watching rain on my window streak the orange street lamp’s light down the glass. It looked like fire falling from the sky. In seconds, I had an entire storyline ready to write. This was a blast to write as well!

5. What technology do you use for writing? 
I’m old school. I like Word. I’m easy – I like the red underlines and green underlines telling me what doesn’t make sense.

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 5 kids (#6 on the way) and there’s no such thing as typical. I write when the kids go down to bed in the Laz-E-Boy my husband got me. I set goals, if I’m not productive.

7. What d'you want to be when you grow up? Was being an author your first love? 
Actually, I wanted to be a doctor and was in school for that in Las Vegas when a car drove through our apartment and ran over my husband and two older children (then aged 1 and 2). The trauma caused physical damage in my husband and plans had to change. We moved back home – to the northwest – and I returned back to my original love of writing. I haven’t looked back since.

Thank you so much for having me. I look forward to hearing about everyone else’s journeys on whatever path they’re on.

I enjoyed reading Bonnie's answers. She makes me smile and reflect, and I can't wait to read this book!
Congratulations on baby #6. I pray to be blessed again to add more to our family!  And thank you for sharing part of your story with me and my readers!

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Bonnie R. Paulson mixes her science and medical background with reality and possibilities to make even myths seem likely and give every romance the genetic strength to survive. Bonnie has discovered a dark and twisty turn in her writing that she hopes you enjoy as much as she has enjoyed uncovering it. Dirt biking with her family in the Northwest keeps her sane.

The Author is giving away a  three day 2 personal survival kit -
* Includes food, water, and emergency blankets * One 33-piece first aid kit * Two safety light sticks *  handy backpack keeps supplies at the ready for her tour



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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19 comments :

  1. We used to go dirt biking with the older two boys when they were younger. That was fun stuff! :)

    Thanks for doing the interview, Colette. This was great!

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    1. I want to have that experience and I think my son would love it! :) Glad you had fun with the little ones!

      And thank you.

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  2. Mail4rosey, thanks for the comment! I love dirtbiking. Do you guys get out much now that they're older?

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  3. I loved reading that Bonnie gets her writing in whenever she can. I only have 2 kids so I can't even imagine trying to write a blog, let alone a book, with 5 kids in tow. Good for her!

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    1. It's amazing how much we women can rise to the challenge right :)

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    2. Isn't it crazy how much a woman can do? I'm amazed by our sex over and over every day. Glad to be one!

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  4. I've never heard of this book, but will add it to my list of books to read. How awful that a car drove into her apartment!!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and I hope you will enjoy the book!

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    2. Thanks SavingsinSeconds. Yeah, that was definitely a notable time our lives. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I love learning more about the author behind the book! Thanks for the interview.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Danielle.
      I do agree with you!

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    2. Thanks Danielle! The questions were so much fun and hard to pick which ones to do. Colette did a TREMEMDOUS job hosting this interview!

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    3. Thank you Bonnie :)
      You are a very intriguing author yourself :)

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  6. Great interview :) Great to hear more about the author.

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    1. Randa, Thank you for visiting :)

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    2. Randa, I love your name! Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Wow what a great interview. It is amazing how life can change in a split second. So glad to hear that her husband and kids are ok. Can't wait to read this book and Thanks for sharing the interview.

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    1. Thank you Chelsea :)
      And for visiting and sharing.

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    2. Thanks so much for stopping by Chelsea! I hope you enjoy the books. :)

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I appreciate your thoughts - Colette

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