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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Guest Post + E-Book Giveaway: In The Storm by Karen Metcalf


There’s a phrase in the South: “telling stories”, which means telling lies. Growing up, Karen Metcalf told a lot of stories, which wasn’t always a good thing. She was raised on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where she spent most of her time reading science fiction and horror. She continues to explore those worlds through her writing, today. Karen is 23 years old, and lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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In The Storm by Karen Metcalf
Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: E-Book Available Online
Pages: 88

Summary: Abandoned by the world around her, Carly believes she is fated to a life of torment at the hands of her stepfather and is desperate for an escape. When she can bear the abuse no longer and gives in to a thunderous rage, she suddenly finds herself in an unfamiliar, yet beautiful, storm world. This limbo between dimensions appears to be her private sanctuary, but it may just be her purgatory. No one escapes fate without sacrifice, but is the price more than Carly is willing to pay?

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:: Giveaway ::

-Three people will win an e-book of In The Storm
-This contest is open to everyone!
-Deadline will be on March 17, 2011.


Guest Post:

1) Karen, what inspired you to write In The Storm?

KM: I have always loved thunderstorms. I also had a pretty bad anger problem as a kid. I wished that I could summon storms as the perfect soundtrack to my anger as a kid, kind of like Storm from X-Men. I pictured a world where that could happen, and started from there.

2) Do you have any quirks during your writing process?

KM: When I wrote it, we had just a bought a great reclining sofa that I have had to sell since. I sat there every day with my laptop and cup of coffee. I haven’t found anything as comfortable since, and we just may have to go furniture shopping before I can finish my current piece.

3) If you could movie cast your favorite character, who would you pick and why?

KM: This question is so tough. I intentionally left out a lot of physical details about my characters, because that is my preference as a reader. I was always let down when I saw an interpretation of someone I just spent a thousand pages with. I have been looking lately on tv and in movies, but no one has clicked yet. *wink* I would love to hear who readers suggest.

4) Pick one song you feel would be the best theme tune for your book.

KM: I would have to go with Nine Inch Nails. Perhaps, “The Day the World Went Away”?

5) Describe your plot in three words.

KM: Abuse, fate, rebirth?

6) Do you have any other projects you are currently working on?

KM: I am working on something, but I don’t want to say too much yet. It will be in the same genre, and longer.

7) Lastly, would you like to say anything to your current and future readers?

KM: Thank you for reading In the Storm and I hope you will take a chance on other novellas, as well.

Thank you Karen for this lovely post!


lulilut said...

I loved thunderstorms too, I still do.
I hope she find the sofa she needs to continue writing comfortably. Good Luck!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Mandy said...

Great post! These are always so interesting to read.

Karen said...

LOVE thunderstorms :)

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Karen said...

Thanks for the kind words everyone! Sorry to be replying so late, I wasn't sure of the proper etiquette ;) Hope the winners enjoy!

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