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Friday, March 13, 2015

Guest JL McFadden


Hello Readers!
This week I am turning over the posting to Nonnie Jules (of RRBC and 4Wills Publishing) and author J.L. McFadden.
Take it away folks!
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NJ – How are you doing today?
JL – I am well. What about yourself?

NJ – Never better. Why don’t you tell our readers a little about yourself?
JL - I grew up in farm area in P.A, spent my early years touring with cover and original bands. I have lived in a ton of places: Upstate New York, Buffalo NY, Redondo Beach, Hollywood, and now I am living overseas.

NJ – So you like moving around a lot?
JL – Not really, I just went where the wind took me I guess. I have learned a lot from a lot of different people. Spent time with Mountain men, Native Americans, every race you can think about in America, a lot of different people around the world.  Every culture has a story or think of it as a song; we only have one life to try and experience as much as we can.

NJ – Sounds like fun, but haven’t you had issues with language or cultural ordeals?
JL – Some would say the language is a hardship, but I look at it as a chance to be like a three year old again and have to learn to communicate with people.  Just look at any two or three year old and see how they try to convey to the adults in their lives what they need… Cultures never shock me to be honest. I read a lot and am open minded.

NJ – What drives you to write?
JL – Do you mean drives me mad?

NJ – (laughing) No, no! What drives you to write?
JL – I know all authors have different systems, but for me it is like a movie, I see something happen or someone doing something and then the book starts playing out in my head… No plot planning no structure – I just write what I see going on in my head – like a projector beaming on the back of my head.

NJ – So you don’t do any research?
JL – I do fact checking if I am not sure if something is accurate, but one of my hobbies is reading and studying history and I think my sub-conscience runs off that. Very rarely will I need to dig into anything. Maybe like a language type of thing or names. For Adela I had to look for old names from that time period.

NJ – Who is your favorite writer?

JL – Terry Pratchett. He is one of a kind and we could talk forever about his Discworld.
NJ- But you write paranormal, don’t you find that a bit odd.

JL – Anne Rice reads mysteries and talks about them often on her interviews, so I think reading authors far from you is a normal thing.  I also have some new books coming out that are not paranormal.
NJ – What inspired your book Choices?

JL – The books Adela and The Guardian, because the story needed to continue.
NJ – Why did you right the prequel Adela after the Guardian?

JL – Adela was just larger than anything in the book; not only did I have readers ask about her, I was asking myself, how would a woman become that powerful and be able to have so many loyal followers through the hardest of times? Adela came to me one day as I was working out and I left the gym and went home to draft the book.
NJ – What is something you strive for in your writing?

JL – What every author strives for: To be able to take my readers into my little world. You see what people like you and I do is put our hopes, dreams, and fantasies down to page, which allows our readers to walk hand in hand with us through our own little words – even years after we have passed. I believe every author strives to be good enough to take the hand of their reader and guide them through the magical world that was created within the author’s head.
NJ – I have really enjoyed our time here and hope to see you back here in the future.

JL – Likewise, it has been a pleasure speaking with you.
Author Bio:
J.L McFadden was born in Pennsylvania and spent his life bouncing around the States until beginning to travel the world. Starting out he was a well-known musician in upstate New York that had a heavy playing schedule. Later he went back to his home state to work in the Lumber mills of the mountains. In California working in sales, management and even directed a small moving company until deciding to see the world. His travels around the world have allotted him to not only join an International Aikikai Aikido Federation, but have trained with Sanseis from Belgium, Ukraine, Russia and other European countries. He accounts his journeys and meeting of new people to his broad character types in his books.

Book Blurb:
While still doubled over, picking up a book, Adela stated with a sultry voice, "One of these days, I am going to make you deliver on all of those promised ideas, running through your head when you watch me." She had a playful sound to her voice with her smile, telling that fulfilling his dreams was not out of the question.

Twitter: https://wwww.twitter.com/jamieleemcfadde 
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20842432-choices
Purchase:
Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Choices-The-Guardian-Volume-2/dp/1492747246/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1423908742&sr=8-1
BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/choices-j-l-mcfadden/1121101320?ean=9781492747246
Rafflecopter Giveaway: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/4af5be7f12/
Goodreads Event Page: https://www.goodreads.com/event/show/956279-choices-blog-tour

"This tour sponsored by 4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com."

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Until next time…be kind to each other…and to yourself!
 

10 comments:

  1. Hey a mutual friend asked me to check out your site and I had already checked out a few excerpts from some of your other books myself and I just want to say I'm looking really forward to getting my first copy and the work you may have coming in the future awesome stuff buddy keep it up and have a great evening

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    2. Thank you, Renee. I hope you like the book. It is always good to hear from new people.

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    3. Thank you for stopping by! :)

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  2. Read your interview ..... loved it! Keep it up!

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  3. Wow! You got to speak today with no other than our Wonder woman! That was nice. Congrats as you continue your tour. Thank you Ava for hosting.

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