I'm participating in a virtual book tour (VBT) group again and looking forward to meeting all the different authors out there. Allow me to introduce January's VBT guest, H.C. Paye.
H.C.Paye grew up in a small town in Arizona. She has been writing since 2001 and taking up every challenge that comes her way.
Please tell us a little more about your book A Gift from Above.
Celia Meyers gets everything that she wants, but when she requests a sibling and gets it, it's not all that she expected at all. Her parents ignore her, threaten to send her to a "summer camp" and the worst possible things happen to her all of the time. Finally she can't take it anymore, so she confides in her best friend Tommy Hanson, about searching for her long lost nanny Milicent Potter. But when she finds Millie, she learns some disturbing facts that she's not quite sure what to do with.
Celia visits with Tommy and discovers his true feelings towards her. At the ending Celia becomes somewhat of a hero as she saves a young boy in a car accident.
The book starts out when she is 8 and progresses through her life until she is 16.
What inspired you to write this story?
Who is your favorite character in your story, and why?
My favorite character would have to be Tommy Hanson. He's like Edward Cullen to me, he is that comforting, nice, kind guy that you become addicted to.
What was the hardest part about writing this book?
I wrote it for a contest (see details at http://www.nanowrimo.org/ ) where I had to write the entire thing in one month. So that was one of the hardest things. One thing I remember that was particularly hard about this was my laptop broke in the middle of writing in the competition, so I had to take it completely to pen & paper, which slowed me down exceedingly, and on top of everything I had to write it from the paper back on to a computer, since it was the family computer I couldn't be on it all the time. But, everything I wrote about my story was on my laptop, so I didn't have anything that I wrote except for the last few words that I memorized. Luckily my uncle got the information out of my laptop for me with one day to spare. My laptop was totaled, but the half-written book was the gold that I was looking at.
What was easiest?
What's next for you?
I'm currently working on a fantasy series of nine, I have the first in the series complete and it's currently being looked over by a publisher. The second in the series is still in the writing stage. And this November I'm going to participate in that contest again, NaNoWriMo, and attempt to write a novel about a girl who turns into a werewolf, no title yet.
Below is where readers can buy H.C. Paye's book, A Gift from Above.
CreateSpace - https://www.createspace.com/Customer/EStore.do?id=3375222
Amazon Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/A-Gift-From-Above/dp/B002BA5VTM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244574595&sr=8-1
Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/Gift-Above-H-C-Paye/dp/1441498389/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1244574833&sr=8-3
Target - http://www.target.com/dp/1441498389/sr=1-1/qid=1248630986/ref=sr_1_1/184-1615249-0525141?ie=UTF8&search-alias=tgt-index&frombrowse=0&index=target&rh=k%3AH.C.Paye&page=1
Thanks for stopping by H.C. I wish you much success with your book.