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Book Snatch: Interview & Giveaway: Shawnda Currie
Please check out my interview and giveaway with Book Snatch:
It was so much fun answering questions like “The weirdest thing you’ve ever done?”
My family and I have a twisted sense of humour and laugh at basically everything so I have a hard time determining exactly what is considered weird anymore. I do enjoy making Halloween costumes for my children and myself each year. I dress up at work and even wear it when I’m out trick or treating with my kids. Some of these costumes include Dog the Bounty Hunter, Buzz Lightyear, Charlie Sheen and Spock. Normal is boring. I say embrace your oddball behavior!
Some people might think my costumes are weird but I think it’s so much fun and that’s what counts.
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A Five Star Review from Books & Sweet Epiphany:
Review of #2 Altered- Revelations Of The Evolved by Shawnda Currie
Her dad is an ass but its beautiful to see Lacey become a much stronger person.The story line is SUPERB and I have put Shawnda Currie into my favourite author list.
There’s tension and excitement in the story.
*sigh*And they went to Las Vegas!
This story is amazing.
“5 HEARTS” or “5 STARS” or “2 Thumbs Up”Sincerely and Truthfully,
Author Interview with Tribute Books:
Shawnda Currie – Altered: Revelations of the Evolved – Author Interview
1. How did you come up with the title?
The main storyline is about the recruitment of sixteen year old Lacey, with the hope that she is the key to prevent a large scale event in order to “change” the outcome of the future. Originally I had the one word title “Altered” but at the urging of my publisher, added the subtitle “Revelations of the Evolved” in order to have more tag words.
2. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
The primary theme is that even when current situations seem bleak, we all have a purpose in life and a reason for our existence. Secondary themes include; overcoming grief, trusting your instincts, teamwork, believing in yourself and the power of love.
3. How much of the book is realistic?
Very little of the book is realistic. Taylor is a time traveller sent back to enlist the help of Lacey, a girl with amazing psychic abilities, that she doesn’t even know exists.
4. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book?
I am quite happy with the way the book turned out, however, if I had to do it all over again I would go into greater detail about certain characters. I would also add more dialogue and dwell deeper into the subconscious of Lacey.
5. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
As I work full time in the military and have a family, finding the time to actually write the book was the hardest. I carried around a notepad and often jotted down ideas as they came to me. Sometimes I would write paragraphs while attending my son’s ball hockey games (in between his shifts of course). It was also difficult to come up with plausible explanations in regards to the mechanisms of time travel.
6. Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
I learned that it is a beautiful thing to see your book come together; start, middle and end. The countless hours spent tweaking things was all worth it to come up with a final product that I am very proud of.
7. Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
English was always my favorite subject in school. I used to tell my friends that I was going to write a book one day. I’m not getting any younger, so finally a few years ago I came up with a storyline and started putting pen to paper. Now I’ve written two books and am half way through the third. I will never stop writing!
8. Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
My favorite author is Alyson Noël. It started with the first book of the immortals series, “Evermore.” Now I’m hooked on her “the soul seekers” series. She just has a way of stringing words and phrases together plus her storylines keep my interest. Her books are real page turners.
9. Tell us your latest news.
Well, I currently live in Ontario, Canada. My husband is also in the military. We move every three years or so (we’ve lived in Alberta, Nova Scotia, Ontario and Manitoba). This summer we are going to move once again to British Columbia which is very exciting. The mountains are beautiful. I look forward to taking some pictures that might be used for covers of future books.
10. Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I have always considered myself as an entertainer. Usually I’m the class clown and laugh at anything and everything. Through my writing, I hope to entertain my readers. Even if only a handful enjoy my book then it was all worth it! I would like to thank my readers for their support. It warms my heart when I receive feedback on my blog or Shawnda Currie Books facebook page.
About the Book
Abandoned by her family, Lacey is sent to a juvenile detention center known as Clear Waters. Her teen years don’t look promising until she is befriended by a mysterious stranger named Taylor, a gorgeous guy whose captivating eyes seem to stare into her soul. Convinced she is in danger at Clear Waters, Lacey joins Taylor in a daring escape. As she meets Taylor’s group of friends, she discovers that they’re more than they seem – they’ve been sent from the future to head off an evil corporate plot that will lead toa world war unless averted. With Lacey as their only hope to prevent a grim future, Taylor shows Lacey how to tap into her psychic abilities known in his time as evolved humans. Travelling with her new friends, she discovers the magic of love while she grows into the powerful warrior chosen to make the difference to the world!