Thursday, September 15, 2011

RYDS Tour Stop - Interview with A. Jacob Sweeny

Welcome to Day 5 of the Romancing Your Dark-Side (RYDS) tour set of author interviews here on Reviews and Interviews. The tour itself is Aug 5 - Oct 31, and here's the full schedule. I'm hosting all 7 authors here this week.

Today's guest is A. Jacob Sweeny.

AJ is going to be raffling off a Pulse of Heroes 2120 poster calendar to a lucky commentor today and at the end of the week, there will be a Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway for one commenter - Ebooks upon Ebooks, swag, and other goodies. So make sure to leave a comment today and each day this week!

AJ, welcome to Reviews and Interviews. Please tell us about your current release.
Pulse of Heroes is the first installment in The Pulse series. It weaves together elements from several different genres: romance, suspense, myth/fantasy, paranormal, history and at its core, a heroine’s journey and transformation. A truly crafted plot and a sensitive coming-of-age narrative of a quirky teenage girl protagonist becoming a confidant young woman with her own voice. At the same time, the book draws the reader into a gripping adventure filled with fantastic historical elements and the crushing intensity of first love. Pulse of Heroes is a YA/crossover novel with memorable characters and several story arcs. It has a multi-cultural perspective with characters from around the globe, and a prominent female point-of-view.

What inspired you to write this book?
My love of history and my love for people, especially young adults. I wanted to bring forth a deeper story but that would be just as fun and exciting as the rest.

What exciting story are you working on next?
The second installment in The Pulse series is almost done and is set to be released Oct 31st 2011.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Since I always wrote as a hobby I always saw myself as ‘a writer’, but it wasn’t until the publishing of Pulse of Heroes that I considered myself an author.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I write full time now, but I also run a household and do some interior design on the side. I write throughout the day, but sometimes I do all night sessions too.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I can’t stop writing once the whole plot is laid out in my brain. The characters go to sleep with me and are there when I first open my eyes- a bit obsessive.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An Opera singer

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
I really do love my readers. I craft every word with them on my mind. I also have an adorable pug named Buddha and two cats: Meyahu and Catmosis I.

Thanks for being here, A. Jacob. Thanks for including Reviews and Interviews in your blog tour.

Remember, AJ is raffling off a Pulse of Heroes 2120 calendar poster today and at the end of the week, there will be a Virtual Gift Basket Giveaway for one commenter - Ebooks upon Ebooks, swag, and other goodies. So make sure to leave a comment today and each day this week!


Alishia said...

Pulse of Heroes is amazing. :) My fav read of the year so far.

Alishia said...

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Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading the interview !! :)
Pulse all the way !

Kristina's Books & More said...

I love Pulse of Heroes! It's a fantastic book. I've been trying to get my hands on one of those clandars for a while now!

Dawn Cripps said...

I have already read and reviewed Pulse of Heroes and I loved it from beginning to end! A. Jacob Sweeny is a brilliant author and deserves to be one of the top young adult authors right up there with Stephenie Meyer! Can't wait to read the next book in The Pulse Series :)

InlovewithTwilight7 said...

I have yet to read Pluse if Heroes just yet it is on my must read list. Great interview. Have a great rest of the day.


A. Jacob Sweeny said...

Hello everyone. Just wanted to send greetings to my fans and also to hopefully some new readers. It's a joy to share little pieces of the puzzle that became Pulse of Heroes when it's all put together.
@InlovewithTwilight7 - Pulse Of Heroes seemed to be loved by all twilight fans even though it is different- hopefully you'll get a chance to pick it up.

Jaime Brozusky said...

Love Pulse of Heroes! Enjoyed the interview, as well. Cannot wait for the next book! :)

Unknown said...

I can't wait to read your book..I'm curious though about your interior design...what do you do?