Thursday, February 26, 2009

Two in One Week??? Author Interview: J.E. MacLeod!

It’s that time again: Release day for another Deb! *YAY!*

This is another of the books I’ve already told you about, this time by the lovely and talented J.E. MacLeod, her debut WAITING TO SCORE:


Quirky, smart, and good looking, Zack Chase is a book-loving, talented hockey player.But he doesn't want to turn pro like his late dad, despite his mom's hopes. New in town, Zack's pitted against obnoxious Mac, the hockey team captain with something against Jane, the alluring Goth-girl who's caught Zack's eye. As incidents on the ice and off force Zack to decide what he really wants, he copes with sore losers, other people's drinking problems, and the consequences of making out with too many girls. As Zack focuses even less on hockey, he discovers other ways he wants to score in life, especially as a 15-year-old guy with spiking hormones. He's being chased by hot little Mona; his best friend Sheila has curves that make him sweat; and he'd like to show Jane that he's not another typical hockey player. Soon Zack finds out the hard way that people have secrets and burdens all their own, and that some actions have tragic, far-reaching consequences.

And the interview you’ve all been waiting for…drumroll, please!

I call it The Six of One, Half Dozen of the Other Interview. It’s five questions, plus one bonus. Feel free to elaborate as much as you want, J.E. (except, of course, for the bonus question!):

1) Would you rather be the Bestselling Rockstar Author or an Acclaimed Literary Award Winner?

Bestselling Rockstar Author.

2) Make people laugh, cry, or hide under the covers?

Make people cry and then laugh through their tears.

3) Retire early or just keep writing from your beach house(s)?

Keep writing from the beach house. Maybe a cabana boy could serve me drinks?

4) FaceBook or MySpace?

Facebook.

5) After a period, one space or two?

OMG. Don't torment me.:) I use one.

And your bonus question: What ONE WORD of advice would give to any aspiring writer?

Believe.

Let me just repeat that, people: BELIEVE! (Great, GREAT advice!)

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m kind of diggin’ the sports themed debuts this week
(even though I know that there’s so much more to these books than just sports!).

If you’d like to find out more about J.E. or her amazing book, check out her website at http://www.jemacleod.com/. And thanks, J.E., for sharing this amazing day with us!!!

1 comment:

Heidi said...

This is what I love about blogging... I hear about all kinds of great books I might not otherwise hear about.. at least right away.

And I love your questions, Kimberly! Very fun!