Sunday, March 1, 2015

Tour Kick Off: Middle Eight by Audra Middleton #giveaway

Romantic Comedy
Date Published: February 1, 2015

When the normal life Ray has always dreamed of unravels, she falls for a drummer, comes to terms with her unconventional childhood, and inevitably discovers that normal was never really in her best interest.

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?

Writing is definitely more than a hobby for me. I prefer to share my writing with others rather than have it sit in a file drawer, and that means I have to be mindful of deadlines, marketing, my on-line presence, and so on. However, I consider it more of a passion than a career at this point in my life.

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?

Lately the most difficult part of the process has been clearing my mind of all the stresses in my life and focusing on my characters. When I am able to let the characters enter in and take over, the process is almost effortless. Otherwise it’s about getting some bones down to build on, which can be slow and arduous, but once the foundation is there it usually doesn’t take much to make it all come together.

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?

I’m fortunate to have a lot of friends and family who support me in my writing projects. For this book I had my on-line critique group at The Next Big Writer, editor Judy Griffith Gill, and authors Susan Stec and Tirzah Goodwin. Having other professionals go over your work before publishing is critical for creating a quality product.

#4 – What is next for your writing?

I have started writing a sequel to my humorous paranormal thriller, Hitchhiker, because I enjoy working with the characters. I am also plugging away at the third and final book of my Watcher of Anthelion fantasy series. It’s been slow going recently due to an illness in the family, but I’ll get there.

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?

I love escaping with a good book. I’m currently reading You, Jane by Elizabeth Fountain. I plan to finally start reading George RR Martin’s Song of Fire & Ice series next.

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While running from a deranged husband, an uptight accountant falls for a drummer and deals with her quirky childhood.

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3?

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla?
When it comes to food, everything’s better covered in either chocolate or bacon.

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
Everything tastes better fried.

#4 – Comedy or Drama?
Comedy – I’ll take laughs over tears any day.

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks?

#6 – Fantasy or Reality?

#7 – Call or Text?

#8 – Public School or Home School?
Public school worked for me.

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate
Coffee, strong, with creamer.

#10 – eBook or Paperback?

            I still keep my favorites on a shelf in my den, but ebooks have made my reading addiction affordable & clutter-free.

Audra Middleton was born and raised in Washington State where she lives with her husband and their three boys. She gave up her teaching career to raise her children, and in between diaper changes and baseball games, she began writing books. Once she started, she couldn’t stop, even after she went back to teaching. Check her website to find out more about her writing projects.

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  1. The story line and humor of the book puts it on my TBR list :)

  2. Thanks, Lisa! This one was fun to write.

  3. She feels her life isn't normal. What is normal?

  4. I really enjoyed that blurb.. good stuff!

  5. That it kind of a feel good book.

  6. i love that its a romantic comedy. looks cute

  7. I love the romantic comedy aspect.

  8. I like that this is a romantic comedy and to except comedy :)

  9. It has an opposites attract theme and the fact that there is comedy as well has me wanting to one-click!