Thursday, 28 February 2013
Author Interview & Giveaway: Melody Manful
Melody Manful was born on June 8, 1994, in a town in Ghana called Tema. She started writing at a very early age and has been doing it ever since. Melody has two siblings and lives in Denmark with her family. She loves music, reading, and writing, and she puts a great deal into making her friends happy.
Do you plan everything or just let the story flow?
I go with the story flow and just let it carry me along, but of course I know where to end it.
Do your characters ever want to take over the story?
Oh yeah, they try that a lot!
What is your favourite food?
Peanut butter and bread.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I’m a night owl, I can’t do the morning thing.
Where do you dream of travelling to and why?
India! I want to go there because their culture fascinates me. I love their clothes, movies and some of the country’s history. I hope that one day, I’d be able to go there.
Do distant places feature in your books?
Yes, a lot of them. Places I’ve never been, and places I made up.
Do you listen to music while writing?
All the time. I can never concentrate on anything without music. I listen to it no matter what I am doing.
Could you tell us a bit about your latest release?
Who, or what, if anything has influenced your writing?
Reading a lot of books, and my editor, she has been a lot of help.
Anything you would say to those just starting out in the craft?
Write what you would like to read and inspires you. And always keep a backup of your files.
What are three words that describe you?
Opinionated. Teaser. Unpredictable.
What's your favourite book or who is your favourite writer?
Favorite books are Gates of Paradise by Virginia Andrews, and the Harry Potter books by J. K Rowling. Favorite writer is J. K Rowling.
Blurb of your latest release or coming soon book
I Dare You.
Look Over Your Shoulders.
Do You See Them?
They are behind you...
They are always behind you.
Abigail Cells had a nightmare the day before she met Gideon, the new guy in school who has every girl drooling just to be near him. In her nightmare, she was murdered by a magical creature. As she gets to know Gideon, she begins to remember pieces of her nightmare, and was shocked when Gideon turned out to be the creature from her nightmare. Who is Gideon really? Should Abby allow herself to fall completely for him, or is he the next disaster waiting to happen?
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