Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Author Interview & Giveaway: Midge Cline...

Hey all, I'd like to introduce you to a good friend of mine. She's on the team of authors who are working to get The BREED books out through Midian Entertainment. However, this is her debut book that has nothing to do with the BREED. This is "WYNDHAM HALL", a ghost story set in Ireland with a little Irish history thrown in for good measure. Make sure to read to the end, as we're going to give away a free copy of her e-book plus a $10 Amazon Gift Card!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Midge Cline!

Please tell us a little known fact about you.

My favorite animal is the Rhinoceros - I love that they are huge, near sighted and have strong parental instincts. -- they remind me of someone. I tell myself to pull my inner rhino out when facing any obstacles. Rhinos just ram through obstacles. I love that about them.

What was your favorite genre to read growing up? 

Mystery and Horror. 

Is this the genre you currently write in? 

I write mystery, horror and have added Sci-fi fantasy for my upcoming Breed series for Midian Entertainment.

What inspires you to write? 

EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN and a few things above that.

What sort of atmosphere do you need to write? 

Quiet would be nice, does not happen often, but would be rather helpful. And coffee -- there must be coffee.

What is your all time favorite book? 

I have read every Dame Agatha Christie book ever written. She is my writing Idol. Her books are my forever favorites.

Who is your all time favorite character that is not your own? 

Miss Marple, I just love that nosy little opinionated lady. She makes me giggle.

Who is your favorite character of your own creation? 

Hmm.. That is a hard one-- I guess KERSA from the upcoming Breed series book of the same name. She is a champion, a warrior and never backs down. I love her strength and her ability to survive what the universe has thrown at her. She sees wrong and right as a black and white issue- no gray areas. She always fights for the oppressed and abused.

When did you decide to become a writer? 

I wrote my first story when I was 4 years old, in crayon. I have just always felt the need to put stories on paper.

Where are you from? 

I was born on the Oregon Coast, We moved to Eastern Washington State when I was 9. - the same time Mt. St. Helens erupted. It was exciting.

Why do you write? 

Because it is something I absolutely cannot - not do- every day. I am just a soul-driven writer.

What’s the best piece of writing advice you have ever been given? 

Write everyday - read even more.

What’s the worst thing someone has ever said about your work? 

They thought it was pathetic and boring- I was 12 - she was 20- she was my sister. She has since changed her mind. But it really hurt at the time.

Has your writing ever been compared to another, famous author? If so, who? 

A certain Publisher once compared my writing style to JD ROBB -- I am still thrilled.

What advice would you pass on to new authors/young authors? 

Write every day- I use writing prompts and keep them in a journal so I can read how much I have changed.

What is the best thing someone has said about your work? 

That I should have been published a long time ago, because they felt my work was inspiring to writers. I love writing - this makes me feel good.

And last, but not least, something really random: 

~ What is your dream vacation? IRELAND -- please?? I will beg.

~ What’s your favorite alcoholic drink? When I drank it was Amaretto Sours. Now I just like my coffee and my coke a cola.

~ Motorcycle or SUV? SUV-- I cannot fit the spawn, grandspawn, dogs and groceries on a motorcycle. -- well at least not comfortably.

~ Real books or eReader? OMG it depends-- in the tub or curled up on my sofa I prefer to hold a real book in my hands, I like audio books while I am driving or in bed, and ebooks in waiting rooms and at the beach or where ever I have a wi-fi connection. I love books so much in any form.

Thanks so much for participating in the interview! Links to Midge Cline's books are below, as well as the details for the giveaway. Good luck everyone!

Kindle Version, Paperback on Amazon, Smashwords for all other devices.

**Artwork for the book cover was done by Aimee Woodward @ DigiDawgDesigns.**

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