Friday, April 22, 2011

Megan Hart Precious and Fragile Things Author Interview

Today I'm welcoming Megan Hart to Tongue In Cheek. She's a multi published national best selling author and more fun than a bucket full of sea monkeys. She's here to talk about her newest release Precious and Fragile Things.

Author Bio:

I was born and I lived a while, then I did some stuff. Now I mostly write books and things.

Thanks for agreeing to answer some interview questions about yourself and your new book.

You’re welcome!

So, what is your new book about?

My latest novel is called Precious and Fragile Things.

He’s not about to let her leave.
And she cannot stay.
Gilly Soloman has been reduced to a mothering machine, taking care of everyone and everything except herself. But the machine has broken down. Burnt out by the endless days of crying children and menial tasks, and exhausted from always putting herself last, Gilly doesn’t immediately consider the consequences when she’s carjacked. With a knife to her throat, her first thought is that she’ll finally get some rest. Someone can save her for a change.

But salvation isn’t so forthcoming. Stranded in a remote, snowbound cabin with this stranger, hours turn to days, days into weeks. As time forges a fragile bond between them, she learns her captor is not the lunatic she first believed, but a human being whose wasted life has been shaped by secrets and tragedy. Yet even as their connection begins to foster trust, Gilly knows she must never forget he’s still a man teetering on the edge. One who just might take her with him.

Can you share an interesting behind the scenes tidbit about your latest story?

There’s a scene in the beginning of the book in which the heroine throws her kids out the car window in order to protect them. I wanted to be sure it worked the way I wrote it, so I...threw my kids out the car window. (Someone was there to catch them, but it can be done just the way I wrote it!)

What is your favorite part of the story writing process?

Being finished!

Writing can be such an isolated enterprise. Yet, I’m sure there are people who have helped or guided or inspired you along the way to becoming a published author. Could you tell us about one of them and how they helped you?

I have to give credit to Susan Gourley, who I met at the first writing conference I ever attended. She introduced me to Central PA Romance Writers, and was my first crit partner. I learned so much working with her!

Now for the S.A.T. portion of the interview:

Fill in the blank –
If I were a villain, I would have __________________ for minions to deliver my wrath because _______________________. (And remember, sea monkeys are already spoken for. Mostly)

mutant centipedes - because I dreamed about them last night and my skin’s still crawling!

Sea Monkeys are to _______________ as zombie stinkbugs are to _______________.

Peanut butter

Please tell us where we can find out more about you and where we can buy your books.

Thanks again for stopping in!


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M.J. Fifield said...

I love the bio (was born and then I did some stuff)-- classic.

The cover of that book is gorgeous.

And excellent answers on the SAT portion, as always.

Ava Quinn said...

Thanks for stopping in, Megan!

Ava Quinn said...

That is a great book cover, Melissa. And I agree, great SAT answers!

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