Friday, April 5, 2013

Interview & Giveaway: Shawnda Currie

           I am a Resource Management Support Clerk in the Canadian Armed Forces. I have been married for fourteen years and have two boys and two cats. I love reading and watching movies in my spare time.

Favorite reads?
           I recently finished reading the “Caster Chronicles” series (Beautiful Creatures). Loved them all!
I’m also a huge fan of Alyson Noël’s “The Immortals” series.

Inspirations for the book?
          I wanted to come up with a storyline other than vampires or zombies (not that I have anything
against either, I quite enjoy them) so I racked my brain for something fresh and original. I
couldn’t sleep one night and as I tossed and turned, I came up with a very basic plot. I told my
husband the next day that I was going to write a trilogy about time travel and psychic abilities.

Did you know you wanted to be an author when you were little?
          I always enjoyed telling stories and basically entertaining people. I used to tell my friends that
I was going to write a book one day. Many of them have expressed how proud they are that I
followed my dream. It’s never too late to dive in and try something new.

Any Pet Peeves?
          When people smack their gum.

Chocolate or Peanut Butter?
          Definitely chocolate.

The weirdest thing you've ever done?
          My family and I have a twisted sense of humour and laugh at basically everything so I have a
hard time determining exactly what is considered weird anymore. I do enjoy making Halloween
costumes for my children and myself each year. I dress up at work and even wear it when I’m
out trick or treating with my kids. Some of these costumes include Dog the Bounty Hunter, Buzz
Lightyear, Charlie Sheen and Spock. Normal is boring. I say embrace your oddball behavior!

 Is there a soundtrack to the book/Favorite music?

          There is no soundtrack to the book. However, I tend to replay Adele songs over and over during the typing phase. Her music is very therapeutic.

Do you need anything to write?
          The only thing I need is paper and a pen as I handwrite my books first and then type afterwards. Can I add another pet peeve? I get a little irked when I’m frantically writing and my pen runs out of ink. Now I have a few on standby when I’m in my zone.

How long do you write on any average day?
          My writing varies. If I have the time and the creative juices are flowing, I can write a couple of chapters in a day. Other days I don’t write at all. But my mind is always spinning with ideas.

Give us the number one reason to read your book.
          My book is a quick and engaging read with a few twists and turns.

Author Info:

   Twitter: @ShawndaCurrie
   Amazon: Shawnda Currie
   Facebook page: Shawnda Currie
   Blog: Shawnda Currie
   Goodreads: Shawnda Currie

Abandoned by her family, Lacey is sent to a juvenile detention 
center known as Clear Waters. Her teen years don't look promising 
until she is befriended by a mysterious stranger named Taylor, a 
gorgeous guy whose captivating eyes seem to stare into her soul. 
Convinced she is in danger at Clear Waters, Lacey joins Taylor in a 
daring escape. As she meets Taylor's group of friends, she 
discovers that they're more than they seem – they've been sent 
from the future to head off an evil corporate plot that will lead to
a world war unless averted. With Lacey as their only hope to 
prevent a grim future, Taylor shows Lacey how to tap into her 
psychic abilities known in his time as evolved humans. 
Travelling with her new friends, she discovers the magic of love 
while she grows into the powerful warrior chosen to make the 
difference to the world!

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