May 20, 2013
Great Blog Hop of 2013
Posted in Blog Hop tagged author interview, book, character descriptions, chronicles of a troubled girl, editing, great blog hop of 2013, journal entries, journals, memoir, published at 7:00 am by Christine Rice
For a little fun today, I’m participating in a blog hop, which is an interview with myself about my soon-to-be-published book and some fun trivia about myself. I hope you enjoy it!
I’m in the editing stage of my memoir – Chronicles of a Troubled Girl. It is a collection of all of my personal journal entries from childhood, adolescence, and adulthood, from the ages of nine to thirty. That was a time in my life when I experienced a lot of changes – internally and in my environment. It reveals my thoughts, emotions, experiences, dreams, and wishes as an independent girl living a challenging life, while learning and growing along the way.
2. How did you come up with the idea for this book?
A friend mentioned to me that she was going to type up her journals. When I thought about what I had written in my journals, I thought it was a great idea to create a book out of them.
3. What can you tell us about your main characters?
I’m the main character in my book. In the beginning, I’m an innocent, carefree girl. But the story quickly takes a turn for the worst. I begin rebelling against my parents and I become angry and depressed. Eventually I move out, but then I find myself in another strict household that leads me to rebel even more. I experience mental illness, drug and alcohol addiction, and homelessness. Will things get better for me? You’ll have to read the book to find out!
4. What actors or actresses would play your characters if your book was made into a movie?
Lindsay Lohan would be a good fit for the part of myself, if the book was made into a movie, because she is troubled and rebellious and has addictions, but she’s really a good person deep down.
5. Give us a brief synopsis of your book.
Chronicles of a Troubled Girl is the story of a good girl with a strict upbringing that eventually leads her to rebel and experience addictions, mental illness, an eating disorder, and homelessness as she tries to find herself and learn what life is really about.
6. If you could live anywhere, where would you rather live?
C. Country XX (I grew up in the country. I didn’t like it then, but I like it now. Ironically, I live in the city now, but I really enjoy the peace of the country.)
7. Which do you prefer?
A. Salty foods
C. Both XX (Because each taste brings out the taste of the other.)
8. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what is one thing you couldn’t live without?
9. Choose one of these books:
A. Pride and Prejudice
B. Alex Cross
C. Twilight XX
D. Snow White and the Huntsman
E. The Shining
10. Which word most suits you?
D. Studious XX (I love to learn!)
11. Tell me something about yourself that might be funny to others (other than writing)?
My legs extend past the straight point of the knee (in other words, they straighten further than straight), and so do my fingers at the knuckles. Not really funny, but weird :)
12. Which group of words best explain what you are like?
A. Fly by the seat of your pants
B. Drama queen
C. Don’t sweat the small stuff XX
D. Footloose and fancy free
E. Too tightly wound
I enjoyed the interview! Thanks for joining me today to learn more about me and my soon-to-be-released book. Please check out these other wonderful authors who are a part of this blog hop:
Katie McKnight- www.writergirlkatie.wordpress.com
Bonnie D Tharp- www.bdtharp.com
Divon Delgado- www.divonville.com
Cinta García de la Rosa- www.authorsyouwanttoread.wordpress.com
Tracy Kauffman- www.tracykauffman.blogspot.com
Julianne Grider- www.jpgrider.com/jps-blog.html
Ruthie Derby- www.madisonpost.wordpress.com
Catalina Egan- www.4covert2overt.blogspot.com
Jack Strandburg- www.jstrandburg.wordpress.com
Kathryn Williams-Platt- www.kathrynwilliamsplatt.blogspot.com
Have a great day!