Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Interview and Giveaway With Author James Crawford

N.L. Who are you, and why should readers read the rest of this interview?

j.c.  My name is james Crawford.  If I am interesting enough for the great Natasha Larry to think I'm worthy of an interview, then you will want to read more =)

N.L. I appreciate you calling me great. Now, tell us a little about the work you are here promoting.

j.c.  I am here to tell everyone about my Book Caleo It's a Science Fiction/Urban Fantasy. Here is a brief blurb.

Caleo Anima is the social outcast of Butler High. His pale skin and white hair have caused him nothing but trouble since birth. Now at age seventeen a mysterious stranger appears out of nowhere telling Caleo that he is part of a magical race of people called Leeches and tearing him from a world that has rejected him, to be thrown into the middle of civil war that has been being fought in the shadows for decades… all in an effort to control ‘Caleo’

Join Caleo on his journey of self discovery as he goes from unwanted to hunted in an action packed adventure of love, war and trust.

N.L. As a writer, do you have plans for world domination, or do you have a day job as well?

j.c. Can't I have both? I have my day job that I love and aspire not to need in the future if all goes well

N.L. Self-published, traditional or part of an indie collective? If not yet published, what are you doing to make it happen?

j.c. As of this moment I am a self-Published author. I am working at moving to traditional in the near future.

 N.L. How do you handle bad reviews? If you haven't had one...would you be willing to take part in a social experiment? Basically? Would you grant me permission to trash your writing, just to see if you cry?

 j.c. Bad Review? Who you been talking to?  That was only a misunderstanding.  After a long talk…

“It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again…”

 We came to an understanding and she insisted on a 5 star review.

N.L. I don’t like the fact that you’re funnier than I am. I certainly don’t appreciate falling out of my chair while reading an interview. Not really, I love it…I got my first bad review and cried like a failure for ten minutes yesterday. I think your method is a lot more effective.

Moving right along… what is your favorite creature, monster, or fantasy based thing you write about?

 j.c. well so far I have only written about Leeches and Werewolf (sill production)  being that Caleo has a Leech that can Turn into a Werewolf... I think I will have to go With Leech. There are just so many possible powers to play with and each one is unique based off their life.

 N.L. Are you planning to give something away? If not, good luck getting anyone to read this thing-and if so, what are your demands for winning?

 j.c. sure I will give away a copy of my book to the first two people who log onto Caleo's Facebook page, and post that they read my interview on Paranormal Wire.

 N.L.  Any advice for aspiring writers?

j.c. my advice for Aspiring Writers would be find yourself an Author buddy. I don't think I would even have my book published in any form if it wasn't for all the help Nova Sparks has given me. She has shown me so much that i wouldn't have found out on my own. Everyone should check her out Nova Sparks, author of the Dome.

N.L. Great advice. Now I want you to sell your book, right now without mentioning your nook, blog or twitter handle.

 Hey, I found this site with this cool product you should check it. It has great reviews so far.

 N.L. You sound like me trying to give directions. So, if readers get to that other product… they’ve gone too far? =) Before we end this rather silly interview, tell the readers where to find you on the web.


they can find my book  Caleo at the following links:

 This interview will last until August 17th. Please remember to leave your e-mail addy in your comment. 

Good Luck!


Nova Sparks said...

This was SUPER hilarious!!!

You guys are both awesome!

Natasha Larry said...

I think so too. =)

wernstberger said...

This is a great interview! You're so right about having a writer buddy. I was lucky to find one in my sister. And she knows how to sew. Voodoo dolls. Reviewers beware. :)

Natasha Larry said...

I'm going to keep this contest going a few more days.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Loved it!! "It puts the lotion on it's skin..." Hilarious!! I need to remember that one the next time I get a bad review. Being an author, you need a thick skin, but humor is better. Keep up the good work James and I look forward to reading CALEO. Hugs!!

Kimberly Hunter