Saturday, May 11, 2013

Author Interview and Giveaway with Shawnda Currie

Today I have Author of the Evolved Trilogy, Shawnda Currie, for interview and giveaway of one of her books.

I am a Resource Management Support Clerk in the Canadian Armed Forces. I have been married for fourteen years and have two boys and two cats. I have lived in Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Manitoba. I have a twisted sense of humour and laugh at almost everything. I cry when animals get hurt or worse in movies. I adore baby elephants.

I have written the first two books of The Evolved Trilogy. The first book, Altered – Revelations of the Evolved, is available in both print and ebook. The second book, Broken – Afflictions of the Evolved, is currently only available as an ebook (paperback coming shortly). I am still working on the third book, Choices – Complications of the Evolved.

What's a day like for author, Shawnda Currie?
Since I’m in the military my day starts fairly early. I have to be at work at 0730 hrs. Usually I work Monday through Friday but we have secondary duties so I occasionally have to work some nights and weekends. After work I do the normal mom thing (supper, dishes, laundry, etc.) To relax, I’ll watch some t.v. or work on my books.

Describe yourself in 5 words:
Funny, patient, OCD, hardworking, creative.

Did you like school and what was your favorite subject?
I enjoyed school. English was my favorite subject. I liked art too.

Why did you want to become an author?
I have always enjoyed amusing people with stories and providing comic relief. Writing is another avenue that allows me to entertain people.

What one tip or quote most benefited you as an aspiring writer?
To never give up.

What genre'/s do you read? Your favorite?
I read mostly YA paranormal, fantasy and science fiction. My favorite is paranormal.

Do you have plans for a new book?   Is this book part of a series?
I’m trying to finish the final book of The Evolved Trilogy. Work has been quite busy so I haven’t had much time to write. I also have another idea for a series involving travel to parallel worlds.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?
I would really like to meet Alyson Noël.

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?
I prefer hardcover but I will read all three.

What do you normally eat for breakfast, of do you skip it and get straight to work?
I tend to skip breakfast as I’m usually in a rush in the morning. But I must have coffee since I’m definitely not a morning person.

Where is one place in the world that you would really love to visit someday?
I would really love to visit Australia someday.

Thanks for taking some time and helping us get to know author Shawnda Currie. Shawnda has been gracious enough to host a giveaway. One autographed paperback copy of Altered. Enter using the rafflecopter below!! Giveaway open until May 18th!!

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1 comment :

  1. I would love to read Shawnda's books. Nice giveaway, it gives me a chance to discover a new-to-me author and her books. When I read a book, I always write a review for it. The cover of Altered looks like the BC Mountains in Canada.