Monday, March 17, 2014

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - The Making of Nebraska Brown by Louise Caiola

New Adult Mystery

Date Published: 2/6/2014

 The last thing eighteen-year-old Ann Leigh remembers is running from her boyfriend in a thick Nebraska cornfield. This morning she’s staring down a cool Italian sunrise, an entire continent from the life she once knew. The events of the eighteen months in between have inexplicably gone missing from her memory. 

All at once she’s living with Tommy, an attractive, young foreigner asking for her continued love. Though he’s vaguely familiar, she recalls a boy named Shane in America who she reluctantly agreed to marry. Juggling a new world while her old one is still M.I.A is difficult enough without the terrifying movie scenes spinning a dizzy loop in her mind: glimpses of a devastating house fire, a romance gone wrong, an unplanned pregnancy, and a fractured family – each claiming to be part of who she once was – a girl and a past somehow discarded. 

Ann Leigh must collect the pieces of herself to become whole again, but she doesn’t know who to trust especially when Tommy’s lies become too obvious to ignore. And above all, her heart aches to discover what became of the child she may or may not have given birth to. 

The Making of Nebraska Brown tells the story of one girl’s coming apart from the inside and the great lengths she’ll go to reclaim herself and find her way home.


#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Absolutely! I’m a big believer in envisioning what you want to get out of your life. I make time every day to visit the Writing Suite in my mind. Here I have a huge desk facing a window overlooking the park. Big-screen monitor. Plenty of natural light. Hours and hours at my disposal. One day (hopefully soon) this special space will actually exist within my home and I will be hunkered down there at one with my creativity.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Editing. Going over the manuscript again and again to be sure it was as tight and error-free as possible. After a while all the words start to look the same! It really is the grunt-work of the process.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
This would have to be my editor and friend, Rebecca Hamilton. She has been a tireless advocate and supporter of my work, and I have tremendous respect for her many artistic talents.

#4 – What is next for your writing?
I have more than one upcoming project on the burner. “Sing the Wild Horses” is an upper-YA/NA Contemporary Suspense and Family Drama which is almost ready to roll. I’m also working on a new mystery that I’m very excited about entitled “Counting Snow Doves.” You can check my blog or website for further details.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I adore reading. At the moment I am editing work for other people so I have been reading manuscripts. However, I just read “Where the Broken Lie” by Derek Rempfer (upcoming from Immortal Ink Publishing) and it is spectacular. Aside from that I read “The Fault in Our Stars” late last year and was enamored with it.

DESCRIBE Your Book in 1 Tweet:
Oz meets Under the Tuscan Sun – one girl’s search for home and identity. #mystery

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? Mp3…and mine is loaded with tracks. I’m a music lover.

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla (with chocolate sprinkles.)

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Mashed, unless we’re talking curly fries.

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Comedy. Laughter lightens the soul.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Mr. Sparks. The man wrote The Notebook!

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? If we’re referring to literature – reality. If we’re referring to life – fantasy!

#7 – Call or Text? Call. I am the worst texter. Ever. LOL

#8 – Public School or Home School? My kids went to public school. I was able to accomplish a lot during those hours. But, I dig the idea of home schooling. It was not a popular option when my children were young.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate – Will I mess things up if I say tea?

#10 – eBook or Paperback? – Paperback. No contest. 

As a young girl who spent her allowance on Nancy Drew mysteries, Louise realized that one day, she might have a story of her own to tell. Maybe even more than one story. After years focused on raising her children she eventually reconnected with her passion for creative writing. She soon began to craft a large collection of short stories which were published in the inspirational online magazine, Shortly thereafter, she authored her first novel, Wishless, a contemporary YA, released in 2011.

Louise devotes a portion of each day to honing her skills. She has several other novels currently in various stages of development. A confirmed bibliophile, Louise enjoys reading outdoors on a warm spring day and watching her pup chase leaves on a breeze. She looks forward to meeting others who share her love of the written word and invites you to visit her blog, her website and follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. Thank you for having me here :) It's a pleasure to meet you and your readers!

  2. What intrigues me most is that it's new adult :)