Hi everyone! I'm here again with another blog tour! Now, we're lucky to have Ms. Cheryl Douglas in Journey with Books Blog to answer a few questions for us. This is a really nice to get to know her and her all brand new book entitled Shameless which is the first book Nashville Nights Series. I'll stop rambling now and get started!
1. Can you tell me something about yourself? Something most people don’t know about you?
I’ve read hundreds of books about the power of positive thinking and the Law of Attraction. It’s not something I often talk about because people may or may not be open-minded about it. I choose to surround myself with positive people, and consciously shut out any negativity that might bring me down.
2. What made you decide to become an author?
I didn’t choose this career, it chose me. I’ve always been an avid reader, and as a result, characters and plots would randomly pop into my head. I eventually realized these were stories begging to be told. There came a time when I couldn’t ignore it anymore, so I had to quit my ‘real’ job, and jump in with both feet. I’m so glad I did!
3. What is the hardest thing about being an author?
I’ve become a workaholic. I eat, sleep, and breathe these characters and their stories, so I’d have to say the hardest part is struggling to find the balance. It’s not like you can turn your mind off or decide when inspiration strikes. It can come anytime, day or night, regardless of what you’re doing at the time, so you have to be prepared. I’ve started to keep a journal for jotting down random thoughts, so at least I’ll be prepared the next time I sit down for a writing session.
4. How do you choose the names of the characters in your books?
If I hear a name I love while watching TV, or I meet someone whose name I like, I’ll write it down in my journal. I also use baby books, the Internet, and phone book when I need ideas.
And now the fun part:
1. And when the word ‘HUNK’ is uttered, who is the first person that comes to your mind?
Bradley Cooper from the Hangover movies. Need I say more?
2. What is the one movie you’re dying to see?
The Tom Hanks movie, 9/11. I love Tom Hanks, and this movie seems like another powerful depiction of a sensitive subject that involves raw emotion.
3. Who is that one ‘HOT’ celebrity that you would want to marry?
Matt Damon. I just saw the movie ‘We Bought a Zoo’ with my son. In interviews, he seems sweet, sexy, and down to earth, just a regular guy who happened to make it big in a crazy business.
4. If you’re going to heaven, who would you take with you?
Wow, tough question. My first instinct would be my husband, but since I couldn’t do that to my son, I’d have to say my mother.
5. If you’re going to hell, who would you drag down with you?
Um, I’d have to say the world’s nastiest class mom. She’s the one who assumes her perfect child could do no wrong while my child… Never mind, I’m choosing to release those negative thoughts. Hey, I’m a work in progress! LOL!
6. What is next for Ms. Cheryl Douglas after Shameless?
My first priority is finishing the Nashville Nights series. I’m currently working on book number five. The series will be released in 2012, with book number two, Fearless, due to be released in early April. If readers want to learn more about release dates or other books in the series, they can visit www.cheryldouglasbooks.com
Well, that was a lot of fun! Don't you agree? I want to thank you, Ms. Cheryl Douglas for being such a good sport in answering all those questions and for giving us a chance to get to know you. It was really nice. I'm one of those reader who is eagerly waiting for the second book of your series.
What do you guys think about Ms. Cheryl Douglas and her answers? Any thoughts?
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Sierra Brooks is happy for the first time since her divorce. She has a career she loves and a fiancé who loves her. Unfortunately, her fiancé isn’t the only man professing his love. He may be able to offer her safety and security but will she decide to risk everything for another chance with the man who broke her heart?
More about the Author:
It took me thirty-seven years to decide what I wanted to be when I grew up. I thought I'd found my calling. In fact, I worked as a nutritionist for twelve years before I finally admitted to myself that while I enjoyed my work, I couldn't imagine doing it for the next thirty years.
My sub-conscious knew that I wanted to be a writer long before the conscious part of my mind decided to get with the program. While my sub-conscious was hard at work creating character profiles, plots and storylines, my conscious mind was telling me it was crazy to give up a successful business on the off-chance one of my manuscripts might rise to the top of someone's never-ending slush pile. After years of listening to that negative voice, I was finally ready to stop making excuses, face the fear and follow my dream of becoming a full-time writer, no matter the outcome. I'm so thankful I did.
I love bringing my characters to life and I am so grateful to have readers who love those characters as much as I do.
When I take a break from writing it's to spend time with my husband (a.k.a. my real life hero), my son, and my writing partner, Tia, a spirited Havanese who enjoys tapping her paw on my keyboard whenever I need a little comic relief.
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