Monday, June 4, 2012

Blog Tour: UNDERTOW by Callie Kingston


UNDERTOW description
While she sleeps beside a log on the wild Oregon coast, a rogue wave pulls Marissa into the sea. Now she dreams each night of a merman who rescues her. Obsessed with returning to this beautiful creature, she again risks her life in the frigid ocean.

Will Marissa remain lost forever in the eddies of her mind, or can real love save her from the abyss? Sometimes, the dangers which lie within are the deadliest.

Author Bio:
Callie Kingston's home is in the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with many furry creatures (including her husband). She holds a masters degree in psychology and has worked in schools for many years. When not writing, she likes to explore the outdoors, especially the forests and beaches along the Oregon coast. She also enjoys a great cup of cappuccino, which happily is easily found in her part of the world.

Author Interview

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
From as far back as the day I first held a book in my hands and disappeared in the wonder of stories. Life loaded me up and directed me elsewhere, of course, and it wasn’t until my mother passed away that I realized how important it is to follow our dreams while we can.

Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?
If I’m drafting fresh material, I like to review the last few paragraphs to drop me back into the story. Then I will let my mind float for a while as I ask myself, “what happens next?” When my fingers touch the keyboard, or pick up the pen, if I’m writing longhand, I try to listen and visualize the scene and let the words flow. For some reason, this happens most easily if I’m propped in bed, where the tall firs outside my windows create an illusion of being in a forest. But it can happen at Starbucks, the front seat of my car, or anywhere, really.

What was the most difficult/challenging part for you when writing UNDERTOW?
Finding the time, definitely. I work full time and have family responsibilities that keep me hopping. When I began writing UNDERTOW, no one knew, so I was carving out snippets of time to write in secret.

What was the most fun about writing UNDERTOW?
The sheer wonder of it: how words would flow from a place I’d never known existed inside, often without any conscious direction, and how surprised I could find myself later by what I’d written.

What one piece of advice would you give to unpublished writers that you wish you had known before publishing?
Write because you love it, and let your own passion and truth fill your pages. Don’t get caught up in the drive to publish, market, and earn rave reviews. If you please everyone, you’ve done nothing provocative or substantial. Just know that going in, and hold to your center.



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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for letting me visit with you and your readers today!



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