Q&A with author Suzanne Selfors and GIVEAWAY

We have the pleasure of interviewing author Suzanne Selfors today. Her latest release is Mad Love (which is next on my TBR pile and will be reviewing next week). Please join us in welcoming her.

sselfors Hi Suzanne! Welcome to our book blog! Please tell us about yourself in 140 characters--like a Twitter bio.
Mother, wife, reader, cook, gardener, dog-walker, WRITER!

If you could trade places with one of your characters in Mad Love for one day, who would you choose and why?
There could only be one answer to this question - Cupid, of course. To get the chance to be one of the Roman gods? Sign me up.

Do any of your characters in Mad Love or your other books have a quirk that is entirely autobiographical?
Hmmm. I've never thought about that. The tricky thing is, even though I've never written about myself, there is no way I can keep myself from seeping into my characters. Every author can be found within his/her writing.

How is Mad Love different from your other books?
It's darker than my other two teen books. Some of my readers will not like that. It's also quirkier. It doesn't fit easily into a category. It's different. But like my other books, it's filled with humor and hope. And lots of love.

What is next after Mad Love? Do you have any current projects?
I'm working on my next YA that will be published in 2012. I'm keeping the plot a secret but I will reveal that it's a fairy tale, with a prince, a farmboy and a peasant girl.


Here is a book trailer of Mad Love made by Suzanne's kids and it's one of the best "homemade" book trailers I've seen.

Be sure to check out Suzanne's website for more info on her books, herself and other updates. It even has a "for teachers" tab where you can download worksheets and get curriculum and art ideas for her books--me being a teacher I think that's super awesome!

Okay... GIVEAWAY time! A lucky reader is in for a late Valentine's Day treat! :D

Thanks to Kate and Bloomsbury Teen, I have a copy of Mad Love AND Coffeehouse Angel to giveaway!

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25 comments

  1. Thanks for the interview! Loved the part about an upcoming YA fairy tale book ... must say, darker and quirkier is best! Thanks! :)
    apereiraorama[at]gmail[dot]com

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  2. Great trailer! You have very talented and creative kids. It obviously runs in the family. This sounds like a wonderful story I'd like to read.

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  3. Great interview! I think the concept behind Mad Love is really interesting and would love to read it.

    Thanks
    Jessi

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  4. Great interview..cant wait to read it

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  5. Great interview! I loved Mad Love, you're right, it was quirkier and darker, but also refreshing, if that makes sense. It's not like everything else that's out there, and that's a good thing!

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  6. My characters do tend to take on my personality or those I love.
    Thanks for interview and giveaway.

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  7. Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com

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  8. I cant wait to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  9. she's a dog-walker, love it
    I've been wanting to read coffeehouse angel and haven't yet
    msboatgal at aol.com

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  10. That was a interesting interview. It is always fascinating to see what authors say.

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  11. Great interview, but now I'm really curious about her new book coming 2012. Until then, Mad Love sounds so good I cannot wait to read it! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  12. I stopped by your blog today. Thanks for giving us a chance to get to know the author.
    Ann

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  13. Great interview ladies! Love the 140 character or less bio...and the choice of being Cupid for a day, now that WOULD be interesting. Totally agree with her theory on character traits mirroring her own, my thoughts exactly. Her description of the next YA book in progress totally reminded me of The Princess Bride in its basic description...not a bad image to conjure. Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself...and thanks for hosting gals! Happy reading... ^_^

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  14. I have read neither but this interview sure peaked my interest

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  15. I really love the sound of Mad Love and the trailer is nifty!! Job well done =)

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  16. I haven't read any of your books yet...but you have peaked my interest!

    Thank you very much! mmafsmith@gmail.com

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  17. i really love your blog so much information on new and current book:)

    really wish so win.:)

    p.s.really enjoyed the trailer it seems like a great book.

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  18. Thanks for the giveaway! Great book choices! I've been wanting to read Coffeehouse Angel for awhile now ever since I saw my friend reading it haha :)

    yiliang0124[at]hotmail.com

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  19. Sounds like some great books. I would love to read them. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  20. I like Susan's choice to be Cupid. I don't really think I could be a matchmaker.

    meredithfl at gmail dot com

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  21. Thanks for the opportunity!

    forsurveysonly at gmail dot com

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