Thursday, October 25, 2012

Blog Tour Day 4- Shandy L. Kurth- Interview and Giveaway!

Q1.When did you start writing? And when did you become an author?
Oh my, I started writing as soon as I could read! :) But as far as seriously writing? I wrote my first novella length script when I was 12 and I've wanted to be an author ever since.
Q2. When was your first book released?
Devastation was released December of 2011! 
Q3. Do you have more books that you have written?
Ohhh yes!! Let me go count the finished scripts I have *danced to her files*  I have at LEAST 4 scripts that are finished and waiting revision so I can get them into your hands and about a dozen half written pieces that I'm sure I'll wrap back around to some day!
Q4. When you were younger did you like to write?
This one goes back to question one. YES! :) It's always been a passion of mine.
Q5. Is there a certain thing you do before writing your books?
Nothing :) I can start writing anywhere anytime, with a marker and paper, a pen, my lap top, doesn't matter. I don't have any special ritual. When something comes to mind I MUST find a way to get it to paper :)
Q6. How long did it take you to write a book?
Depends on the book. Devastation it took me about a year of actual writing but I stopped half way threw it and wrote an entirely different script and then came back to it. I do that a lot. My writing changes with my mood. But actually writing time, I would say a year. From start to finish, about 2 years. Isolation took me only 10 months! I'm not sure how because I was crazy busy with school and work over those 10 months and like Devastation I stopped halfway through and wrote another script haha. I see a trend starting. As for It Can Always Get Worse. That was written many many years ago and I have improved on it every Time I've picked it up over those many years.
Q7.How many books have you read? And did you like to read when you were younger?
I have no clue how many books I've read! A lot, but not as many as I'd like to! Yes, I loved to read when I was younger. I think the first series I remember being glued to was The Hardy Boys! Loved mystery when I was a kid. Not super into it now, but taste changes.
Q8.Do you have another author or person or even place who/that  gives you inspiration?
Every person I meet gives me inspiration. Just living gives me inspiration! It makes it possible to experiance the emotion my character feel.
Q9. Do you write everyday?
I would like to read everyday but do not always get the time for it. I would say I write at least five days a week, a little something anyway. I get cranky when I don't get to write, ask my hubby!
Q10.How did you get your book published?
At the moment I am indie which means I self-publish my books. Someday I might try out the traditional route. I do have beta readers and an editor that polishes it up but it's you readers who make my bigs go where they do! By word of mouth!!

NOW- On to the giveaway- For this- please check out her Goodreads page and become a fan and leave your name for verification. 

This Giveaway is to win an ecopy of one of her books!

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