Thursday, April 10, 2014

Dumah's Demons Blog Tour - Interview + Giveaway!!

Hi everyone!!  Thank you for stopping by The Gal today as part of Ami Blackwelder's Dumah's Demons Blog Tour.  I feel privileged to not only be a part of this one, but two more that are swinging by in the near future.  

Earlier today I posted my double review of both She Speaks to Angels and Dumah's Demons, so please go check that out (link here).  

Hi, Amy.  Thanks for coming by today.  Because I'm going to interview you for three different tours, I decided to do things a little differently with you, breaking my interview questions up into different categories.  Today, we're going to talk about you and your writing.

What books have most influenced you?

Literature like Charles Dickens and Steinbeck and Hemingway, but also fun stuff like Divergent, Hunger Games and Star Wars.

What made you decide to begin writing in the first place?

Not really a decision, more of a have to.  Always a part of me since elementary school.

What inspires you most?

New people, places, new ideas.  Smells.

What is your favorite place to write?

With tea near a lit place, window, natural light.  Park, cafe, or my home balcony.

Is there anything about writing you find most challenging?


Do you have any quirks or processes that you go through when you write? 

Sometimes I like music, but sometimes not.

Thanks again, Ami, for stopping by.  I look forward to seeing you the next two blog tours.  Good luck. :)

About Ami:

Ami Blackwelder is a Paranormal and Sci-Fi author.  Her stories range from Tween and YA to Adult.  Growing up in Florida, she graduated UCF and in 1997 received her BA in ENglish and additional teaching credentials.  Then she packed her bags and traveled overseas to teach in Thailand, Nepal, Tibet, China and Korea.  She has always loved writing and wrote poems and short stories since childhood; however, her novels began when she was in Thailand in her thirties.
Having won the Best Fiction award from the University of Central Florida (yes, The Blair Witch Project University), her short fiction From Joy We Come, Unto Joy We Return was published in the on-campus literary magazine, Cypress Dome, and remains to this day in University libraries around the USA.  Later, she achieved the semi-finals in a Laurel Hemingway contest and published a few poems in the Thailand's Expat magazine, and an article in the Thailand's People newspaper.  Additionally, she has published poetry in the Korea's AIM magazine, the American Poetic Monthly magazine, and Twisted Dreams magazine.
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