Today we are beyond delighted to host Molly McAdams and her New Adult Novella, STEALING HARPER, on Bookfinds. Molly McAdams
1) Tell us the story behind the story. What was the inspiration behind TAKING CHANCES & STEALING HARPER?
It was actually a dream! Almost all my books come from my dreams, and I start expanding on them. There’s a lot of my life in those stories, but it all began with a dream
2) What was the most challenging aspect of writing TAKING CHANCES and then STEALING HARPER?
Um, for sure getting through the “scene that shall not be named” I was very much so in love with all my characters, so moving on from the heartache was extremely difficult.
3) What is the message you hope readers take away from your stories?
That life is short and unpredictable, so we need to enjoy them while we can and live them to the fullest. Always look for the beauty in what’s happening in your life.
4) Describe your background. What moved you towards pursuing a writing career?
My background definitely didn’t hint at becoming an author! I didn’t like reading until about four years ago, and didn’t start writing until a year or so after that. It wasn’t until a year and a half ago that I started seriously writing and couldn’t stop, and before I knew it, TAKING CHANCES and FROM ASHES were completed. Even then I had no idea that it was going to turn into a career, it was all just a whirlwind of events that led to me doing this full time. But I’m loving it!
5) Describe your writing process. Do you outline? Any unique writing habits?
I’ve only outlined once, and it was because I had the first half completed and then bits and pieces and couldn’t figure out where they fit and what I needed to finish. So I outlined the last half of one of my books. But for the most part, I just write what comes to me as it comes. I’m not sure if this is unique, but I have to have the lights off, and I have to have music playing. Every now and then I’ll go to Starbucks and write, but they usually aren’t some of my best days I think I just like being around people haha. But put me in a dark room with music on and I can’t help but fall into my character’s worlds.
6) What books are on your nightstand?
I’m actually reading Date Me by Jillian Dodd!
7) Which authors inspire you?
Nicholas Sparks and A.L. Jackson. They don’t shy away from anything and they always bring out the most amazing emotions in their readers.
8) What have you learned from your publishing experience?
That self-publishing and traditional publishing are INCREDIBLY different. There are pros and cons to both, and both are amazing. I feel very blessed to have experienced both, and hope that I’m able to continue with traditional publishing. **********
9) What is your advice for aspiring writers?
Always write for yourself, don’t write for anyone else. And don’t write something just because that’s whats “in” right now. Write what is interesting to you.
10) What are you working on now?
I’m writing Deceiving Lies, its the sequel to Forgiving Lies, which is coming out Oct. 29th
AN EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT OF STEALING HARPER BY MOLLY MCADAMS (in case you missed the excerpt that ran just before this, check it out at Reading Lark)
She looked shocked and hurt. Good. Maybe now she’d stay the hell away.
“If the way we are disgusts you so much, feel free to stay at school next time.” I stood and hated that I couldn’t help but look at her once more before walking away.
My eyes shut and I took a deep breath in. Would it be weird to ask her to say my name again?
“I’m really sorry, I was out of line.”
Wait – she was apologizing? I turned and looked at her, confused. Oh God it was a bad idea to turn around, if her sweet as hell voice hadn’t been bad enough, the way her eyes had gone back to completely wide and innocent was about to do me in.
“I was raised not to back down to people, but what I said was too much. So, I’m sorry. I don’t know you, I shouldn’t judge you.”
I huffed and the corners of my mouth twitched. Snarky and sweet. Bad combination. Sexy combo – so damn sexy. But bad. I shook my head and my brow rose when I realized I wanted to get to know this girl. Now that was a bad idea. I turned and took the long way around the house, giving my hard-on time to go down.
If this is your first taste of Molly McAdams and Stealing Harper, check out the below links for some of her earlier stops and to see where she will end up next.
STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Schedule
READING BETWEEN THE WINES: 05/09/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
ONCE UPON A TWILIGHT: 05/09/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
ROMANTIC TIMES: 05/10/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post & Spotify Playlist curated by Molly McAdams
CHICK LOVES LIT: 05/11/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
BOOK READING GALS: 05/12/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
FLIRTY AND DIRTY BOOK BLOG: 05/13/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Interview
SUPERNATURAL SNARK: 05/14/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Interview
CONFESSIONS OF A BOOKAHOLIC: 05/14/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Interview
LIVE TO READ: 05/15/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
READING LARK: 05/16/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
BOOKFINDS: 05/17/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Interview
LAURA’S REVIEW BOOKSHELF: 05/17/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Interview
GIRLS IN THE STACKS: 05/18/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
SHORT AND SWEET REVIEWS: 05/19/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
SHH MOM’S READING: 05/20/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Interview
MUNDIE MOMS: 05/21/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Interview
MARIA’S SPACE: 05/22/2013 – STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Guest Post
LOVE ROMANCES AND MORE.COM: 05/23/2013- STEALING HARPER Blog Tour Interview