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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

An Interview with Stephanie Fleshman, Author of YA Paranormal Novel "Render"

Today I'm pleased to bring you a short interview with author Stephanie Fleshman, published as part of a whirlwind blog tour organized by Novel Publicity to promote her YA Paranormal Novel Render (pictured).

Render is on sale all this week at a discounted price of 99c, and all purchasers are eligible for a range of prizes, including a Kindle Fire, $550 in Amazon gift cards, and five autographed copies of the book.

For full details, please see below.

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Please enjoy this interview with Stephanie Fleshman, author of the enticing Paranormal YA, Render. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including a Kindle Fire, $550 in Amazon gift cards, and 5 autographed copies of the book.

1. How do your experiences traveling and growing up in a rural town help you to write? 

Traveling has always stimulated the passion I have for learning other cultures. Render definitely depicts that, since I bring so many other cultures into the story.

2. You are among many new authors who went to a post-secondary school for something completely different from writing. How does your degree in psychology play a role in your writing? 

Psychology is the study of human behavior, so that has definitely helped to create multi-dimensional characters.

3. Do you have any advice for others who have stuck to a career path, but find that writing is their true calling? 

I don’t believe you have to choose. Experience and knowledge of different fields can benefit a writing career, depending on what you want to write.

4. Who are two of your favorite authors, and why do those authors speak to you? 

Cormac McCarthy. I think he is a literary genius.
J.K. Rowling. She is a true storyteller, which I believe is different than telling a story.

5. You use some really unique names in Render like Koldan, Raya Whitney and "The Russian." Where did you get the inspiration for the names? Secondly, when in the writing process do you name characters?

I start with names, but those names have a tendency to change throughout the story. For Render, most of the names had to do with origin.

6. “Koldan Holdt knows what he wants.” He knows, but his fate has been determined since before his birth. Can you discuss how people find their way around the obstacles of life as well as any suggestions you might have? 

Recognizing there is no such thing as complete control--the control you do have is determined by different variables, one being the choices you make.

See also the video trailer for Render, below.

If you are viewing this post via email or RSS, you may need to visit Nick's blog to see the video.

Render Tour BadgeAs part of this special promotional extravaganza sponsored by Novel Publicity, Render, the debut YA Paranormal novel by Stephanie Fleshman, is on sale for just 99 cents! What’s more, by purchasing this fantastic book at an incredibly low price, you can enter to win many awesome prizes.

The prizes include a Kindle Fire, $550 in Amazon gift cards, and 5 autographed copies of the book.

All the info you need to win one of these amazing prizes is RIGHT HERE.

Remember, winning is as easy as clicking a button or leaving a blog comment--easy to enter; easy to win!

To win the prizes:
  1. Get Render at its discounted price of 99 cents
  2. Enter the Rafflecopter contest
  3. Visit the featured social media events
  4. Leave a comment on this blog for a chance at a $100 prize.
About Render: A betrayal born of blood. A curse for a gift. A love worth saving... Seventeen-year-old Raya Whitney thought she knew Koldan--until a sudden turn of events threatens both their lives. Get it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or iTunes.

Stephanie Fleshman graduated with a degree in psychology and has family throughout the United States as well as in Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece. Visit Stephanie on her website, Twitter, Facebook, or GoodReads.

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Thank you to Stephanie Fleshman for a concise but interesting interview, and to Novel Publicity for supplying the copy and illustrations (including the picture of the author, below).

If you're a blogger yourself, you might like to consider signing up as a host with Novel Publicity, to get the chance to host other tours on your blog and be eligible for free books and prizes.

As always, if you have any comments or questions, please do leave them below. As stated above, anyone leaving a comment here will also be automatically entered to win the $100 random commenter prize.

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Blogger M.C.V. Egan said...

I am also part of the tour, I was not planning to read and review but the book trailer, the excerpt and the author interview made me most curious. I am really enjoying the book.

5:58 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Thanks for your comment, and glad you're enjoying the book. Yes, at 99c this week, there isn't much to risk by downloading a copy!

9:12 PM  
Blogger Queenielyn said...

I came to stop by your blog again. I've been following the blog tour. It has been really amazing! I watched the book trailer, boy I want to read the book so bad!

12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for an interesting post, Nick and Stephanie. What a great book cover too - it makes a great impact!

3:50 PM  
Blogger Nick said...

Thanks, Sally. I agree, great cover.

4:59 PM  

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