Sunday, October 23, 2011

SPOOKTACULAR GIVEAWAY HOP

Spooktacular giveaway hop

I’m pleased to be part of the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop hosted by



I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
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For my giveaway hop, I will be featuring the chilling work of Annie Frame, author of Imprint and The Quiet Road. Feel free to read her insightful interview on your way down the page to fill out your entry form.


Annie Frame Interview
 

Imprint by Annie Frame. Published by Pegasus Publishers and available from www.pegasuspublisher. com/ Amazon / all good book stores worldwide. She might be a small read, but the pages hold hidden depths for the mere mortal.


Did you always want to be a writer? If so, what medium did you start with? Poetry, Short Stories, Novellas, Novels??
I never planned to write, but was led to by an intense impulse that wouldn’t let go. I started by writing poems that came to me and had to be remembered for another day. Then children stories came. (I’ve wrote three) Then the longer fiction stories filled with the paranormal side of life presented themselves. I’ve also wrote a number of short stories that are dotted about on the web.  

What was the inspiration for your books, Imprint and The Quiet Road?
My interaction with the unseen and the relentless need to record the possibilities out there.

How does your experience as a medium impact your writing? Are your stories based on true experiences that you have had??
My mediumship colours all that I do, especially writing. The great layers of life are a mystery to everyone and we all own curiosity in some shape or form. My stories are a mixture of experiences I have had plus plenty fictional themes to lighten the load of the reader. Plenty people have never encountered the supernatural and to them it borders on the ridiculous, so who am I to force anyone to believe.....I’ll just wait until they see their first ghost for themselves!

What is your favorite genre to read and why?
Paranormal, because I can’t escape it, so have surrendered! Saying that I love all kinds of books and will try any author’s voice that beckons. All it has to be is a good story.

Do you prefer to be indie published, self-published, or traditional published??
Why?
I don’t mind, so long as the books reach the people they are meant to. There are brilliant authors out there published in all kinds of fields which speaks volumes.

Did you ever experience a major life changing event that impacted your writing?
 Yes. Once upon a time I owned a hairdressing salon, but suffered a spinal injury during childbirth that went undiagnosed for 10 months. This led to chronic pain/fibromyalgia and a host of other problems. BUT the pathway that felt completely useless wasn’t one I’d trade in, because without it my books wouldn’t be born and I’d still be where I wasn’t meant to be.    

If you could be any book genre, which one would you choose and why?
Fiction, because the stories twist, turn and always seem to open the mind of the reader.  

Name a song(s) that define(s) you as a writer.
 Zoom by the commodores, because it offers freedom, like my writing.

If the world was on the edge of extinction, how would you survive?? Withering outwardly while growing inwardly!

What advice would you give to other aspiring writers like myself?? Keep writing all that resonates in you. Don’t be put down by those who feel big by putting others down. AND remember that every book will find its readers and be read. (Which means your words are worth so much more than you might think)

What other projects do you have on the horizon??
I’ve got two books being published with ebooks publisher. Both ghostly. One is about a dead alcoholic and the other is about a change of life.

Tell us about 5 books that changed your life in some way??
 Scrooge by Charles Dickens, because it summed up greed in man. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty, because it states its case. Hostage to the Devil by Malachi Martin, because his descriptions throughout the pages demand to be heard. Jaws by Peter Benchley, because it taught me that sharks grow big and eat you (read it years ago!) All Shirley Maclaine’s books, because they make sense to me.  


If you could time travel, what time period would you go to and why?? Native American Indians era. I’d live and breathe the way of life and appreciate all on offer.

And a fun one, what would you do if there was a zombie apocalypse? I’d dress up in a Living Dead Zombie suit then join the crowd shuffling here and there muttering, “Brains, brains, brains.” Might as well fit in with the crowd when they’re going to eat you!

Feel free to add any social media links you have and anything else you felt I should have added to this interview.

 Twitter

I’m also on facebook!

You might like to check out a short story of mine called The Slip Bridge:



Imprint Trailers
The Quiet Road

Annie Frame’s Website

I am offering 3 sets of Imprint/The Quiet Road paperback copies to 3 lucky commenters on this post and just simply answer the question- Do you believe in the supernatural world? And feel free to share why you do or why you don’t.

Fill out the Rafflecopter form below for entry to win Imprint/Quiet Road pack. Once you are done with that, check out the HUGE list of blogs on this blog hop.CONTEST ENDED 10/31/11

32 comments:

  1. Oh I do for SURE!!! Vamps all the way baby. Woot! The more the better I tell ya. Awesome interview and taking part in this hop too. xoxoxo

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  2. Yes, I believe in the supernatural world, even though I've never experienced anything like that - yet!

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  3. Great interview. Especially enjoyed the "Withering outwardly while growing inwardly!" comment, LOL.

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  4. Great interview:)

    Thanks for stopping by my site!

    And yes, I absolutely believe in the supernatural world. I hope I'm right!:)

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  5. I believe in it, I have never had any kind of happenings, but I have heard of some that I believe.

    Judy
    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  6. I like to think that there are things out there that go bump in the night like vampires and such...but i think the freakiest is the real things that can hurt you...that scares me more. lisapeters at yahoo dot com thanks

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  7. I believe....There is just somethings that happen that can't be explained otherwise....until some proof can be showed to me that the voice I heard in that old house was just the "wind" and Not what I heard.....the we'll talk.

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  8. Our house has happenings! I also want to believe that Vampires and Werewolves are real and i know witches are so anything is possible! I soooo want to win!!!! TY for the linky!!!

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  9. I definitely do. I personally think that I can't boast to know everything that goes on in the world.

    Thanks for the chance to win these!
    rae.gwendy(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I'm a believer. As a young girl, I saw a woman standing in our kitchen doorway in a light blue dress. I have been told my great-grandmother was buried in a light blue dress. She also wore rose scented perfume and every now and again the scent of roses wafts through the house.

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  11. I do believe, there simply must be something more in this world than what we see!

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  12. Hi. I'm a new follower, stopping by from the hop.
    I keep an open mind concerning the supernatural.

    bryanrdennis11(at)gmail(dot)com

    My giveaway is at:
    http://www.indiesnippets.blogspot.com

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  13. Yes, I do the possibilities are endless XD
    happy spooktacular week XD

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  14. Yes, the seen & the unseen.
    Best wishes and thanks for a chance to win this Spooktacular Giveaway!
    Chanticlear1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. I believe there are forms of them, yes. Maybe not exactly like the stories but in ways, yes.

    ashlynwilliams@hotmail.com

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  16. Yep, I am a believer... Don't think it is quite like the books make it out to be, but believe there is more out there than meets the eye.
    april@pinebelt.net

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  17. I think I have to believe there is something more than what I can see and feel - there is so much more out there. Thank you so much for sharing with us today and for the awesome giveaway opportunity. I hopped over and listened to Zoom and it is so awesome and hopeful. I also loved the trailers. I have my fingers crossed and would love to read Imprint and Quiet Road :)
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  18. I loved this interview, thank you so much for the chance to win! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom GFC Krystal Larson

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  19. I ABSOLUTELY believe! My own Grandmother had moments that most people would consider to be "psychic", I've had precognitive dreams, and frankly, I'm pretty sure my house is haunted lol

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jess

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  20. I don't believe in the supernatural. I love to read books and watch movies about supernatural occurences, because it's entertaining. And it's fun to imagine that there's something more out there. But I believe everything regarded as a supernatural happening can be explained in a logical way.

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  21. I'm a believer to a certain extent.
    bluesun1218(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  23. I don't believe but then I've never had a supernatural experience. Although...some authors make me believe while I'm reading their books.

    Thank you for the chance to win!
    methom@earthlink.net

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  24. thank you for the great giveaway.
    i do believe in the supernatural, because i think there are alot of things out there that are beyond our ability to rationalize or explain as "normal" or having a logical explination so that only leaves the things that are beyond me. the Supernatural.

    trvlagnt1t@yahoo.com

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  25. I do believe in the supernatural although I've never had any kind of supernatural experience. I believe anything is possible.

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  26. I believe in the supernatural world because I think there are too many things unexplained.

    jmluker at winco dot net

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  27. I belong to the "show me" group when it comes to the supernatural.

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  28. I believe that there are ghosts, spirits, angels of light, and angels of darkness. I am not convinced about faeries, vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters ( for me seeing these is believing) Thanks for the giveaway! Hoppy Halloween!

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  29. I believe in the supernatural world because I've seen things that would have no other explanation.

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  30. Great giveaway, Thanks. I do believe in the supernatural world. Some things that I have seen/felt could not be explained any other way.

    your1chef at aol dot com

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  31. I don't believe in the supernatural world because, if it were real, that would be freaky! Much safer to just read about it in books. :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    germaine.dulac(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. It depends on what type of supernatural we are talking about. I believe in supernatural things beyond what we see on an everyday basis.

    ashleylittlehandprintsdaycare

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