Monday, November 18, 2013

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Of Dreams and Shadows by D.S. McKnight

Young Adult Paranormal
Date Published: 9/23/2013

:   Sixteen year old Jenna Barton isn’t a happy camper.  She’s had to move to a new town in the middle of her junior year.  It doesn’t help that her new neighbor, Chase Williams, is particularly unwelcoming.   Unfortunately, for Jenna these are the least of her problems.  She’s become the obsession of a murderous ghost.  Sarah Jones was just four years old when she disappeared and Chase was the only witness.  No one believed the ramblings of a scared little boy — especially when he said a shadow took Sarah.  Now, all he wants is for Jenna to move.  He knows what resides in her backyard — but how can he tell her?  She wouldn’t believe him anyway.   When Silas (the shadow) decides that Jenna will be his next victim, Sarah (don’t call her a ghost!) realizes she has to stop him.   It will take their combined efforts to save Jenna.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career? 
At the present, writing is my part-time job.  However, I hope it becomes my full time career.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
The hardest part of writing is finding  time.  Unfortunately, my window for writing in the evening is limited due to the fact that my mind won’t shut down and I find myself laying in bed thinking about my characters/plot at 2:00 A.M.   

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
Carol Ann Ross is a historical fiction writer.  She has helped me more than anyone.  Her guidance has been invaluable.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
Currently, I am working on the sequel to Of Dreams and Shadow: Forget Me Not.  I’m pretty anxious to get it finished as I have characters from another story who keep popping into my head.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading? 
I love to read.  There are some really great stories out there to choose from.  Right now, I’m reading Patti Davis’ The Blue Hour.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:  When the past comes alive, dreams can become nightmares.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?   Mp3

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?  Chocolate (says the chocoholic)

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?  French Fries

#4 – Comedy or Drama?  Comedy

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?  Nicholas Sparks

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?  Fantasy

#7 – Call or Text?  Call

#8 – Public School or Home School?  Public

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate?  Hot Chocolate

#10 – eBook or Paperback?   Paperback 

When I was a little girl, I was afraid of my shadow - seriously afraid - running and screaming afraid. Perhaps I've always been a victim of an over-active imagination and maybe that explains the monsters hiding under my bed, the ghosts lurking in my closet, and the Shadow that inspired my first novel – Of Dreams and Shadow:  Forget Me Not.  I have always loved to write.  While in school, I dreamed of being a reporter, parachuting into war-torn places and getting "the story."  In reality I’m afraid of heights and would never jump out of a perfectly good flying machine.   I have been fortunate enough to have had a varied career - from working as a DJ for a small radio station to serving as the president and part owner of a marina.  I am married, have three sons and live in coastal North Carolina.

Twitter - @dsmcknight67

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  1. Just wanted to say thanks for all the hard work you put into organizing my book tour!

  2. The paranormal aspect intrigues me most!