How much more outdoorsy can a squirrel get? We had our interview out on the big limb at the ole oak tree. Please welcome Deb McEwan!
# 1 - The 7 ‘need to know’ details:
Author Name: Deb McEwan
Book: Unlikely Soldiers Book 1 (Civvy to Squaddie)
Genre: Historical Fiction/Womens Fiction
Where to Buy Link: smarturl.it/m202d6
Facebook: : https://www.facebook.com/DebMcEwansbooksandblogs/?ref=bookmarks
#2 - Describe this book in 7, individual, words.
Passionate, Fascinating, Enthralling, Informative, Thought-provoking, Real, Brutal
(Those pesky little hyphens keep sneaking their way into the interviews. Do they make Raid for hyphens? Hmmm...)
#3 - Describe your personality in 7, individual, words.
Creative, Kind, Determined, Fun-loving, Organized, Outdoorsy, Trustworthy
(There's another one! Where's my hyphen swatter?)
#4 - Pretend you have just finished reading this book and in 7 sentences, describe your feelings. GO!
Giggling to myself.
(I love a good giggle.)
I wonder how we managed without social media, mobile phones and decent hair straighteners back in the day.
(Step back with the hair straightener! This squirrel's tail is all natural. Now where did I put my cell phone?)
Nostalgic because I grew up in the seventies, and loved the music and fashions (sad but true).
(What? Hang on! She out parenthesied me! Ohhhh, sneaky squirrel. Revenge is mine, wah, hah, hah!)
Annoyed when I look back at how some women were treated less than forty years ago.
Pleased there are more opportunities available for young women now.
(You had better be nervous, my little squirrelly friend. Upstaging the hostess. Just one little kick and...no, I won't. That would be bad.)
What if my former army buddies, or adversaries, recognize themselves in my characters?
#5 - Rewrite a major scene in this book, in 7 words. Can be connected as in a sentence or individual.
Mouse marries the wrong man – matrimonial misery!
(She should have married a squirrel for matrimonial bliss.)
#6 - In 7 sentences, tell me what you are writing, or working on, now?
The Netball Girls.
Have you heard of netball?
It’s a sport played predominantly by women and funnily enough, each team has seven players.
(And our luck continues with 7 players! Nice come back, my outdoorsy friend.)
This story will be about each member of the team and their umpire.
They’re brought together by sport but held together (or are they) by friendship, curiosity, and passion.
I’ve played most of my adult life and met some great people and a few I’d cross the street to avoid!
I hope the latter never read the finished story.
(Hee, hee, revenge...me likey. Never tick off a writing squirrel. You WILL come to a bad end in a book.)
#7 - Name 7 Indie Authors whose work you have read and enjoyed. If you haven’t read 7; shame on you.
Rachel Crawford – Tears, laughter, squalor and squaddies. Gripping books.
Rose English – Poetic, magical, nostalgic, captivating, wonderfully descriptive books.
Laurence O’Bryan – Puzzle series; Indiana Jones in Jihad times
Anita Kovacevic – Diverse, promising, playful, descriptive, witty, educational, intriguing.
Jean Gill - Makes you gasp, fret, laugh, cry, ponder.
Ica Iova - Clean, crisp, punchy, and at times satirical.
Gloria Antypowich – Hopeful, caring, fresh, intense, outdoorsy real characters.
And there you have it, folks; in a nutshell. All of Deb's links are at a click, so check her out and meet me, Angel M., at the ole oak tree every weekend for another installment of #SQUIRREL!
If you are an author and would like to be squirreled, send me an email at email@example.com and say "heck yeah, I want into the nut house". My goal is to post a new #SQUIRREL every week through 2017 and beyond, if there is enough interest.