Thursday, April 21, 2016

Interview with debut YA novelist Suzanne Adams

I’m chatting with Suzanne Adams today. She’s the author of the YA fantasy novel, Musings of an Earth Angel.

During her virtual book tour, Suzanne will be awarding an autographed copy of Musings of an Earth Angel (US only) to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too!

Suzanne Adams is an author, motivational speaker and Life Purpose consultant from Atlanta this is sharing her zest for life with audiences around the globe. She believes that having fun and following your passion are the keys to finding true happiness and she's passionate about helping unlock what that means for you.

Suzanne's purpose is to teach people how to live a life of fulfillment and joy. She does this through teaching you her proven 5 step process to attract happiness and freedom into your life.

Please share a little bit about your current release.
Musings of an Earth Angel is a story about a girl on a mission to find happiness. Samantha thought she had the perfect life and in a couple of weeks it was all snatched away form her. With no other choice left, she had to do some soul searching. She ends up cracking open and realizes there is so much more to life then meets the eye. She is now able to sees goddesses and archangels and allows them to guide her on a hunt across the world searching for her 7 power spots and finding out what her mission here on Earth is.

What inspired you to write this book?
I learned about life purpose and I realized that part of my purpose is teach about many of the things that Samantha learns in the book. I wanted to teach through a story that is mystical and magical and entertaining.

Excerpt from Musings of an Earth Angel:

She laughed. “It will all be revealed in due time. Just know you are loved, supported, and protected. Try your best to connect to anything that makes you feel like a queen. Wear beautiful clothes and continue this beautiful bath time ritual and anything that makes you feel goddess like.
“What is the point of that?”
“It will help you embrace the beauty energy from within. You will be able to channel your inner goddess energy by connecting with these types of things. I need to be going, but get some rest and I will see you soon. By the way, I do like the way you added these feminine touches to the bathroom, especially those antique perfume bottles on the shelf. Just perfect.”
 Then she turned and disappeared through the mirror as if it was a door.
A visitor from the spirit realm who also compliments me on my bathroom d├ęcor? Could life get any stranger? I snuggled up in my pink, fluffy robe ready for a relaxing evening at home, when all of a sudden I felt another crying fit coming on. This had been happening on and off for months. I’d finally learned it was best to surrender to the tears and allow them to flow through me. Sometimes they would last for five minutes and sometimes for an hour. During this particular crying session, I felt the urge to get on my knees on my bathmat.
 “Why is all of this happening to me?” I glanced up and shouted in between sobs.
I didn’t want to be the weird girl with all these crazy supernatural friends. I didn’t understand what was happening to me. I was scared, and even though I had frequent visitors from “the other side,” I felt more alone than ever. The Rocket Blast with Jimmy had relieved me of many of my backaches, however the nausea was still on and off. On top of that, with the recent crying episodes—these releases as Bridget called them—I felt harsh stabs of pain in the center of my heart. I’m not sure how long I cried for, but finally I managed to peel myself off the floor and climb into bed.
“Please send me some love and some answers in my dreams,” I whispered before falling asleep.
The next thing I knew I was in a dark jungle that didn’t seem the least bit familiar to me. My feet sank deep in quicksand-like mud, and I could hear the howls of an animal. Fear welled up in my chest. My right leg started itching and then my left. Mosquitoes were going to town on both of my legs. That was all the motivation I needed to get myself the heck out of this place.
It took all my strength to pull my left foot out of the quicksand. Out of nowhere, an elderly gentleman in a long purple robe with a golden cloak gently took my hands and helped me out of the sand. Quick as wink, I stood with him on a series of wide, uneven stone steps in the middle of a jungle clearing. It was daytime now, and sunlight filtered through enormous trees laced with emerald green vines.
 “Whoa, what just happened?” I asked.

What exciting story are you working on next?
I am currently working on Book 2 of the trilogy! It is so exciting to see how the story is playing out!

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I started writing my book.

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 did write full time for a while. Now, I am also doing motivational speaking, workshops and a few other things as well. It is definitely harder to find time to write this go around. I just schedule it in to my calendar, just like you would anything else.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
That I love to play classical music while I am writing.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
An actress, lol

Thank you for being a guest on my blog today, Suzanne!

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Thank you for hosting

James Robert said...

Happy Friday and thank you for the giveaway

James Robert said...

Wishing you a great weekend and thanking you for the giveaway

James Robert said...

Thanking you on this wonderful Sunday for giving us this opportunity to win