03 October 2012

{Blog Tour} Color of Grace by Linda Kage

By: Me My Shelf And I | 03 October 2012 at 12:00 AM | | |

Today we are excited to be participating in a blog tour for Linda Kage and her book COLOR OF GRACE. We hope you will enjoy the interview we conducted below and that you will stop in and enter to win a paperback copy of COLOR OF GRACE at the bottom of the post!

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Meet sixteen-year-old Grace Indigo:
Hey. When my mother remarried after thirteen years of being a widow, I had to move to a new town and enroll in a new school. Suddenly thrust into an entirely different kind of life, I just wanted to go home. I didn’t want to meet new people, didn’t want to leave my old friends, didn’t want to become a third wheel to my mom and her husband...and I really didn’t want to see Ryder Yates again. Ugh, I still don’t know why I turned down that too-good-to-be-true boy who flirted with me when we were attending separate schools.
But honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. It was worse.
Who knew becoming lost in a new life could help a girl find her true colors?

Find the Book:
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INTERVIEW

lindaLinda, thank you so much, first for having us on your blog tour and second for stopping in for an interview during it! We’re really excited to be participating and to have you here!!

Let’s get to know you a little bit, shall we?

Q: You have 8 published Adult Novels and 3 Young Adult. Which came first, and what differences do you find between writing in the two genres?

A: Young adult came first. My debut story was The Stillburrow Crush. But I write adult stories faster, probably because they’re more about entertainment and less about depth. I put a lot more theme and symbolism and moral messages in my YA books. My family isn’t shy about telling me they like my young adult stories best, so I guess that’s more my niche! But I still like to write both, so I don’t think I’ll stop doing either any time soon.

Q: Your bio says you grew up on a dairy farm in the Midwest, and based on one very GREEN and YELLOW photo of your family, I am guessing that farm was in Wisconsin. Where abouts? (PS, I’m a Viking’s fan, but I think we can still be friends *wink*)

A: Actually, I grew up in Chief country over in Kansas. We’ll blame my husband on converting me to Green Bay (Go Pack Go! sorry, cringe, couldn’t resist). The rest of my family is still very devoted to red and yellow. If you ever heard of the PittState Gorillas, then you know exactly where I’m from!

Q: Let’s talk writing again for a minute. What’s your writing schedule like? Like me, you have a child and I find that getting time to write and balance the home life can be a little difficult. How have you managed it so many times over?

A: Oh, that’s easy. I cheat! I write when I should be doing other things: cleaning, working, changing diapers, getting supper ready, sleeping. There is never any set writing time in my life so I just steal it whenever I have the chance. Honestly, it’s much more exciting and sneaky to do it this way!

Q: Changing topics here a little, tell us about your down time. Your guilty pleasures. The times when you’re not hunkered down in front of a lap top banging out written entertainment for the masses.

A: Well, writing is kind of my guilty pleasure since I can only do it when I’m not supposed to. But I also like to read and watch movies. The invention of Netflix has gotten me hooked on some really good TV shows like Drop Dead Diva, Jane By Design, Pretty Little Liars, and Teen Wolf (I so love Stiles). I also like to dance around the living room with my two-year-old. She doesn’t care that I can’t bust a good move to save my life!

Q: Now, on MMSAI we like to have some unconventional questions in each interview. It’s fun and a nice break for authors who no doubt get asked the same inane questions over and over..Let’s start yours now! Do you have any secret/interesting talents? (photos are an acceptable form of answering this one, especially if it’s something like shooting bow and arrow with your feet *lol*)

A: I think I am the most talentless person I know. I can’t think of one interesting thing about me. Oh, how boring. Wait. My daughter thinks it’s pretty funny when I fake sneeze the towel turban off my head after I take a bath. Is that good enough? You really do have to whip your head just so and get just the right amount of “uh…uh..uh..”s in there before the big “achoo.”

Q: If you had to trade places with a character from ANY Disney movie for a week, who would it be and why?

A: I’ll take Princess Jasmine from Aladdin. I want to ride on that wicked awesome rug. Seriously! Oh, and meeting the genie would be pretty cool too. Plus I have a serious crush on Aladdin. He’s just so likable.

Linda than you so much for stopping in! We hope to have you back soon!

Thanks for having me here. I love the questions.

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GIVEAWAY

Linda has been wonderful enough to offer ONE PAPAERBACK copy of THE COLOR OF GRACE to a MMSAI reader! Simply fill out the form below, and good luck!

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8 comments:

  1. Ah the old fake sneeze your turban off. That's a good trick. LOL!!!

    I entered the rafflecopter but for some reason it's not showing my entry.

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    1. I don't see it either. Maybe try to enter again. make sure you're logged in. There must have been some weird glitch.

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  2. I'm pretty proud of that trick too!!

    Yeah, I don't see your name either. I tried to enter the giveaway and it went through, so I have no clue what it's problem is. Hmm.

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  3. OK, I can see you dancing around the living room with your daughter :)

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  4. wouldn't mind riding on a magic carpet myself. Great interview.

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  5. Following the tour :) What a fun interview! I loved Linda's TV picks - I adore Pretty Little Liars and Teen Wolf (isn't Stiles the most hilarious character you've ever met?). To be honest, I never expected such a fun show from MTV.

    Ana @ BookSpark

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  6. Teen Wolf is so much fun... I discovered it right before the end of Season 2, so I marathoned the full two seasons in a couple of days, I swear. Love the characters!

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  7. The cave I live in is very big...and dark...I don't think I knew there was a Teen Wolf Series...how sad. I was a huge fan of the original film...sigh...still have a big girly crush on Micheal J. Fox. :)

    And I'm going to beg to differ on the no talent comment!! You have oodles of it my dear!

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