Spooktacular giveaway hop
For my giveaway hop, I will be featuring the chilling work of AnnieFrame, author of Imprint and The Quiet Road. Feel free to read her insightful interview on your way down the page to fill out your entry form.
Imprint by Annie Frame. Published by Pegasus Publishersand available from http://www.pegasuspublisher. com/ Amazon / all good book storesworldwide. She might be a small read, but the pages hold hidden depths for themere mortal.
Did you alwayswant to be a writer? If so, what medium did you start with? Poetry, ShortStories, Novellas, Novels??
I never planned to write, but was ledto by an intense impulse that wouldn’t let go. I started by writing poems thatcame to me and had to be remembered for another day. Then children storiescame. (I’ve wrote three) Then the longer fiction stories filled with theparanormal side of life presented themselves. I’ve also wrote a number of shortstories that are dotted about on the web.
What was theinspiration for your books, Imprint and The Quiet Road?
My interaction with the unseen andthe relentless need to record the possibilities out there.
How does yourexperience as a medium impact your writing? Are your stories based on trueexperiences that you have had??
My mediumship colours all that I do,especially writing. The great layers of life are a mystery to everyone and weall own curiosity in some shape or form. My stories are a mixture ofexperiences I have had plus plenty fictional themes to lighten the load of thereader. Plenty people have never encountered the supernatural and to them itborders on the ridiculous, so who am I to force anyone to believe…..I’ll justwait until they see their first ghost for themselves!
What is yourfavorite genre to read and why?
Paranormal, because I can’t escapeit, so have surrendered! Saying that I love all kinds of books and will try anyauthor’s voice that beckons. All it has to be is a good story.
Do you prefer tobe indie published, self-published, or traditional published??
I don’t mind, so long as the booksreach the people they are meant to. There are brilliant authors out therepublished in all kinds of fields which speaks volumes.
Did you everexperience a major life changing event that impacted your writing?
Yes. Once upon a time I owned a hairdressingsalon, but suffered a spinal injury during childbirth that went undiagnosed for10 months. This led to chronic pain/fibromyalgia and a host of other problems.BUT the pathway that felt completely useless wasn’t one I’d trade in, becausewithout it my books wouldn’t be born and I’d still be where I wasn’t meant tobe.
If you could beany book genre, which one would you choose and why?
Fiction, because the stories twist,turn and always seem to open the mind of the reader.
Name a song(s)that define(s) you as a writer.
Zoom by the commodores, because it offersfreedom, like my writing.
If the world wason the edge of extinction, how would you survive?? Withering outwardly while growing inwardly!
What advice wouldyou give to other aspiring writers like myself?? Keep writing all that resonates in you. Don’t be put down bythose who feel big by putting others down. AND remember that every book willfind its readers and be read. (Which means your words are worth so much morethan you might think)
What otherprojects do you have on the horizon??
I’ve got two books being publishedwith ebooks publisher. Both ghostly. One is about a dead alcoholic and theother is about a change of life.
Tell us about 5books that changed your life in some way??
Scrooge byCharles Dickens, because it summed up greed in man. The Exorcist by WilliamPeter Blatty, because it states its case. Hostage to the Devil by MalachiMartin, because his descriptions throughout the pages demand to be heard. Jawsby Peter Benchley, because it taught me that sharks grow big and eat you (readit years ago!) All Shirley Maclaine’s books, because they make sense to me.
If you could timetravel, what time period would you go to and why?? Native American Indians era. I’d live and breathe the way oflife and appreciate all on offer.
And a fun one,what would you do if there was a zombie apocalypse? I’d dress up in a Living Dead Zombie suit then join thecrowd shuffling here and there muttering, “Brains, brains, brains.” Might as wellfit in with the crowd when they’re going to eat you!
Feel free to addany social media links you have and anything else you felt I should have addedto this interview.
I’m also onfacebook!
You might like tocheck out a short story of mine called The Slip Bridge:
The Quiet Road
Annie Frame’s Website
I am offering 3 sets of Imprint/The Quiet Road paperback copies to 3lucky commenters on this post and just simply answer the question- Do youbelieve in the supernatural world? And feel free to share why you do or why youdon’t.
Fill out the Rafflecopter form below forentry to win Imprint/Quiet Road pack. Once you are done with that, check outthe HUGE list of blogs on this blog hop.CONTEST ENDED 10/31/11