Monday, October 3, 2011

Guest Interview and Giveaway with Megan Curd!

Today I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for Megan Curd's new book Bridger! That's right, welcome to stop number 3 on the Bridger Blog Tour! Bridger is an extremely unique book regarding the idea of Changelings, and the Fey. It has a TON of action and a ridiculous amount of crazy characters that keep the story rolling. As part of the tour, I am lucky enough to have the first part of Megan's interview here for you today!

1) When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? 
I actually never intended to be a writer. I had a friend who encouraged me to write, and so after she pushed me, I tried. BRIDGER was the result, so it's a good thing she told me to write! :) After watching friend's reactions and having people tell me how much they enjoyed the book, I realized how much fun I truly had writing, and that's when I knew I wanted to write. 

2) Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write? 
I really don't. If there was one, I'd say it's going to Acoustic Cafe and getting a turtle mocha to drink and their Texas Chili to eat. I love the atmosphere at Acoustic, and it gets me in the right frame of mind. I don't "need" to be there to write, but I do enjoy it. 

3) Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
  A lot of personality traits for my characters are pulled from people in my life. I enjoy infusing my life into my characters. Sometimes a character is just so loud, there's no way I could ever not write for them. My process is pretty organic, so I pull from loads of different places. 

4) Who would you consider your favorite author and why? 
JK Rowling, because she is an absolutely incredible author. She will pull you in and make even the most incredible idea believable, and that's what I would love to be able to do. She's also able to make you feel for her characters, be them good or bad. To be able to do that is a gift, and I can only hope to be a fraction as effective at it as she is. She's truly an inspiration for my writing. 

5) What do you like to do when you are not writing? 
My son is my world, and my family and friends are so important to me. They are huge parts of my life. I love to snowboard in the winter, I float the local river with friends during the summer, and I play video games when I'm not busy with everything else. :) I try to stay pretty active. I enjoy being busy!

Awesome! I'm so excited to be sharing in on this tour and getting to know Megan a little bit better! I too have been deeply affected by J.K. Rowling :) ANYWAYS....because Megan is SO generous, she will be giving away a free e-copy of her book Bridger to a lucky follower on the blog today!  All you have to do is leave a comment below with your name and a way to contact you! That's it! Also, if you would like to earn an extra point, comment on my review of Bridger below! Make sure to leave a link in a separate comment!

Be sure to stop by some of the other tour stops as the month goes on! You can win a copy of the book at EVERY stop along the way!

Tour Schedule

Oct. 1 ~ Bookbriefs: Review
Oct. 2 ~ Bookworm Lisa : Review
Oct. 3 ~ Unabridged Anya: Author Interview Part I
Oct. 4 ~ YA Bound : Author Interview Part II
Oct. 5 ~ Supernatural Snark: Excerpt
Oct. 6 ~ Mermaid Vision Books: Review
Oct. 7 ~ The Reader Bee: Review
Oct. 8 ~ The Magic Attic ~ Guest Post
Oct. 9 ~ Reading Angel ~ Review
Oct. 10 ~ Crazed ’bout Books: Review
Oct. 11 ~ Faery Ink Press: Review
Oct. 12 ~ Death Books and Tea: Review
Oct. 13 ~ The Wannabe Knight: Review
Oct. 14 ~ Great Imaginations: Guest Post
Oct. 15 ~ Smitten with Books: Review
Oct. 16 ~ Tamara’s Book Ramblings: Review
Oct. 17 ~ Teenage Reader: Review
Oct. 18 ~ An Avid Reader’s Musings: Review
Oct. 19 ~ A Casual Reader’s Blog: Review
Oct. 20 ~ Candace’s Book Blog: Guest Post
Oct. 21 ~ Nicole’s YA Book Blog: Review
Oct. 22 ~ Second Bookshelf on the Right: Review
Oct. 23 ~ Ya-Aholic: Review
Oct. 24 ~ Novels on the Run: Review
Oct. 25 ~ I Live, I Laugh, I Love Books: Guest Post
Oct. 26 ~ Reader Girl: Review
Oct. 27 ~ Letters Inside Out: Review
Oct. 28 ~ Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf: Review
Oct. 29 ~ My Shelf Confessions: Where You Write
Oct. 30 ~ The Fairytale Nerd: Review
Oct. 31 ~ A Lilliputian’s Journey: Halloween Pairing
Nov. 1 ~ Mundie Moms: Review
Nov. 2 ~ Kristie Cook: Guest Post
Nov. 3 ~ Words I Write Crazy: Review
Nov. 4 ~ Braintasia Books: Review
Nov. 5 ~ Seeing Night Book Reviews: Review
Nov. 6 ~ Off
Nov. 7 ~ YA Book Lover Blog: Author Interview
Nov. 8 ~ Laine’s Fiction Book’s Corner: Review
Nov. 9 ~ Stuck in Books: Review
Nov. 10 ~ Off
Nov. 11 ~ Mercurial Musings: Author Military Post
Nov. 12 ~ Supa Gurl Books: Review
Nov. 13 ~ The Fiction Fairy: Review
Nov. 13 ~ A Tale of Many Reviews: Final Stop and Author Wrap-Up


  1. I'm intrigued by this book :D
    email: cruz042 at csusm dot edu

  2. Thanks for the giveaway!


  3. I would like to send a big thank you to your friend, the one who made you write what sounds like an awesome book!! I would love to win a copy:)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  4. I'm commenting on your review: Terrific review! I love the interesting, different take on changelings that you mention, and also how action packed you say it is!! Now I have even MORE reason to want to win this giveaway!! Thanks for the review and the giveaway:)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  5. Hey andra awesome questions! great answers this book seems really interesting :)
    and I left a comment on the review

    mel91284 at yahoo dot com

  6. thanks for the opportunity to win this book ^^

    witchvela at web dot de

  7. Thank you for participating in the tour. :)

  8. I love the cover of this book. It's different. And sorry to say this, but I couldn't read the interview without highlighting the whole page. Just thought of telling you that. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. thanks for the Giveaway!!

  10. Awesome interview and I'm really excited to read this book.

    Sarah Bibi Setar

  11. I commented on your review as Identity Seeker:

  12. The book sounds really interesting. And so does a turtle mocha.
    melorabrock {at} gmail {dot} com

  13. I loved the review!! This book sounds fantastic I'd love to read it!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  14. Wow! Looks like an action packed Oct for this Author!! :D I'll be following!! This book sounds awesome!!

  15. Sounds so good! Thanks for the giveaway


  16. Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com