Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Interview with Meridi Myers & My First Giveaway



I would like to thank Meridi Myers author of Titus and Atreus in advance for this interview and letting me host my very first giveaway, which you'll see more about at the ending of this.
Meridi Myers

And here's a link to my review on the book earlier today.

About Meridi Myers:
Meridi Myers is the author of Titus and Atreus, the first book in The Angel Saga, a fantasy series for young adults. Growing up, her favorite books were Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials, and J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan. Her fascination with the idea of other worlds helped inspire her to write Titus and Atreus. Meridi graduated in 2008 from Russell Sage College, and currently resides with her family in upstate New York. She has a Chichuahua, two Great Pyrenees, and three cats. When not writing, she likes to read, play video games, and play the piano.

Interview
Andrea: Can you sum up your book, Titus and Atreus, in a sentence?
Meridi: Titus and Atreus is the story of twin souls living on parallel worlds who must come together to unravel and fulfill a dangerous prophecy.

Andrea: Out of all the angels in the book who's your favorite to write about? Personally from reading I would say I like Rose the best.
Meridi: Out of Rizpah’s angels, I would probably have to pick Iris, just because she is always so eager to fight. Lily is fun to write for too, since she can be really bratty at times. Out of all the angels, though, I think I like writing for Malachite the best. ;)

Andrea: Tell us a little about yourself. We know you’re a writer but what are your favorite things and what do you other than write.
Meridi: In my spare time, I like to read (mostly fantasy) and play video games. I love RPGs like The Legend of Zelda, Kingdom Hearts, and Final Fantasy (right now I’m playing Final Fantasy XIII). I also try to find time to teach myself piano, but it’s been a year since I started and I’m still not that good at it. =) I have a lot of animals that I take care of as well, including a Chihuahua, two Great Pyrenees, three cats, and four chickens.

Andrea: Do you see yourself as any of your characters, and if so which one(s)? Or did/do you model any of your characters after people in your life?
Titus and Atreus Cover Art (c) 2009 Meridi MyersMeridi: I think Titus and I probably share the most in common, but I can also be a lot like Anaxare, too. I don’t normally model my characters after real people, but I did base Nilus, the Prince of Althapek, off my younger brother.

Andrea: Surroundings sometimes influence authors in their writing process and books, do yours in anyway influence you?
Meridi: All of the houses I’ve lived in have been old, and I think that inspired me to have Titus live in an old house as well. As for Atreus’s world, most of that setting is imagined. When I was very little, however, my family and I used to sail a lot, and I definitely incorporated that aspect into the story. I still really love being around the ocean, so I knew I wanted Atreus’s home to be by the sea.

Andrea: Are you working on any new projects, like a possible sequel to Titus and Atreus? If so can you give us a little hint, please.
Meridi: Right now I am working on the sequel to Titus and Atreus, which will be the second book in The Angel Saga series. It will continue where Titus and Atreus left off, but this time Parzifal’s angels will play a more prominent role. ;)

Andrea: Do have anything you want to say?
Meridi: Just thank you for having me on your blog!

Giveaway:
Meridi, has kindly donated one copy of Titus and Atreus and a bookmark that she'll sign for the lucky winner! This is my first giveaway, so please support both Loud Words & Sounds and Meridi in this contest. Look on this page for my contest and privacy policies, I follow them 100% so I hope you will too. Here's some of the details you'll see on the form HERE.
  • This contest is OPEN ONLY to the United States and Canada, sorry International followers, Meridi is shipping the prize and this is per her request. (If you have someone in the US or Canada, Meridi can ship to and then they will ship it to you then its your decision, and if  they don't ship it to you then It's not mine or Meridi's fault.)
  • You must be a follower of my blog. No matter what if you aren't then you will be disqualified. It's simple just hit the follow button on the sidebar over there ---->.
  • You will be entered another time into the Random.org list if you follow Angel's Sea, Meridi's Blog.
  • You will be entered in another additional time on the list if you link this on twitter, on a contest tab, side bar or other types of links. (With twitter please include @loudwordssounds on your tweet.)
  • You will be entered additionally twice in the Random.org list if you post about this giveaway.
(The additional stuff isn't required, its just nice of you to do it.)
Please NO comments for entries (you can comment about anything else just not your entries), just fill out the form, its so much easier and private for you, the possible winners sake.

Finally this giveaway ends: June 1st @ 12PM
The Giveaway is now closed thanks to all that entered!

4 Loud Comments:

blueicegal said...

awesome giveaway girly!! keep it up!

Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

Hey Andrea! I posted a post about your contest so I hope youll get some entries!

Ky said...

I FINALLY got the affiliates post up and your giveaway is on it too! XD

Mg (LWS) said...

Thanks guys!

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