Hi everyone. Welcome to the EDGE/Bitten by Books Ask Us Anything event. Joining us today are EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy authors: Suzanne Church, Randy McCharles, Dru Pagliassotti, Michael Martineck, and Adrian Cole.
Welcome to the EDGE annual Ask Us Anything event. Welcome everyone! Grab a chair, and a piece of virtual cake, and some yummy virtual bubbly and join in the conversation.
What IS an Ask Us Anything Event? An opportunity to ask us just about anything. Our authors have formulated questions for both you and the other authors. When you answer our questions, you will get an extra draw into our virtual door prize draw. The more questions you ask as well, the more entries into the contest. We look forward to seeing your questions.
First, lets meet the authors. What is your name, and where are you writing from?
Suzanne: I am Suzanne Church and I am writing from Kitchener, Ontatio, Canada Randy: I am Randy McCharles, and I am in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dru: I am Dru Paglissotti, and am writing from Southern California. Michael: I am Michael Martineck, and am joining you from Grand Island, New York. Donna Glee: My name is Donna Glee Williams, and I am currently located in the mountains of western North Carolina Adrian: And my name is Adrian Cole and I am writing you from Bideford in county of Devon in England..
What is the title of your current EDGE release?
Suzanne: Elements: A Collection of Speculative Fiction Randy: The Necromancer Candle And Two Additional Tales of Contemporary Fantasy Dru: The Clockwork Heart, and is Book Three in the Clockwork Steampunk Trilogy. Michael: The Milkman. This is my second EDGE book following Cinco de Mayo. Donna Glee: The Braided Path Adrian: The Shadow Academy
BBB: Congratulations on the release of your titles. We look forward to learning more about your books throughout the day in the Janice’s Featured Author segments, where each of you will be in the spotlight. And now, it is time to play “The Ask Us Anything Game”
The Ask Us Anything GameHow to play. READERS, select a question from the list below, and answer it, or post a question for one (or more) of the authors to answer. Be sure to answer the questions on the Giveaway Tools Widget in order to get your points.
That’s how it works. Ask a question. Answer a question. ——————————————————————————————–
Author to Author Questions: The authors have posted the following questions for the other featured authors to answer in the chat area below. Authors please use an @ symbol in front of the name, for example @Dru.
Suzanne: Imagine a prison of eternal misery. Is it hot or cold? Tell me about it. Randy: If you were to write a time travel story, what period/location would you travel to? Dru: What’s the most surprising thing one of your characters has done that you hadn’t originally planned to happen? Michael: How much to you plan out what you’re going to write and how much just comes out as you’re doing the deed. Donna Glee: I need a REALLY good story, a real knock-you-to-your knees story, right now. (And I say story to include all forms.) Can you help me out with a recommendation? Adrian: Have you had to make any compromises in your life in order to write, for example, how has writing affected your day job, or how did it if you have become a full time writer? How influenced are you by what you read, or watch, or listen to? (especially if you are in the process of writing a book?)
Questions from the Author to the Readers:Suzanne: Are you a member of a book club? If so, how do your members react to speculative fiction? Randy: What kind of book would you like to see more of? Either genre or thematically? Dru: What Fantasy/horror/sci-fi novel inspired you most as a child, and why? Michael: What is the best question anyone has asked you? Donna Glee: Who do you talk to about the books you read? Adrian: How influenced are you by what you read, or watch, or listen to?
Guests to Authors:Make up a question and post in the chat area below. If you need help with anything, please email Janice at firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTEST INFO: Open to readers worldwide.
Prize: A $50.00 Amazon Gift Card