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When Mike Kissed Emma by Christine Marciniak
Genre: Young Adult/Adult Fiction
Release Date: Available Now
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Summary: Emma Landon has a plan: she's going to be in the high school musical and sing the most romantic song possible to her boyfriend. She's not looking for the lead, just a decent part where she and Trevor can dance together on stage. The plan starts to unravel when she gets the starring role, and playing opposite her is not her perfect boyfriend, but the school loner, Biker Mike. When Mike kisses Emma at the school dance, everything changes. Emma must figure out what is more important—the way things look or something deeper.
1) Christine, when was the first moment you knew you wanted to become a writer?
2) What inspired you to write When Mike Kissed Emma? When Mike Kissed Emma started out as a subplot in an entirely different story. A friend pointed it out to me and even pulled all of the parts out so I could see how it was really a complete story within a story. At first all I changed were the names and a few details. Then there were several major plot changes. Through it all it remained a love triangle focused on a kiss.
3) Are the characters in the book based on someone you know?
4) What was the hardest part of writing When Mike Kissed Emma?
5) Just like Emma, have you ever had feelings for two people at the same time?
6) If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in When Mike Kissed Emma?
7) Are there any new authors that have sparked your interest?
8) What book are you currently reading?
9) Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
10) Tell us something about yourself that no one knows about. I’m a complete wimp when it comes to horror movies. I used to get nightmares from the TV commercials for horror movies. And it goes without saying that I refuse to watch them. In fact I used to get nightmares from the commercials for the movie Edward Scissorhands. I never saw the movie, but I don’t think it’s supposed to be horror. So basically, I’m a big scaredy-cat.
And thank you so much, Eleni, for interviewing me for your blog. I am really delighted to be here. [Eleni: No, thank you! Great answers to all my questions.]