Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"When I'm not writing..." with Theresa Meyers + giveaway!

Theresa Meyers We have a returning visitor for this week's "When I'm not writing" post: Theresa Meyers. She's joined us before but this is the first time she's stopped by for this feature. I'm sure you're curious to see what Theresa does when she's not writing her steampunk romance series, the Legend Chronicles, so get ready to find out! And make sure you enter the giveaway to win one of several amazing prizes!


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When I’m not writing I’m mostly working. Not to say I don’t work when I write. I do! But when I’m not writing, I’m doing other kinds of work—like being a taxi driver.

The Hunter by Theresa Meyers (Legend Chronicles #1)Now before you laugh yourself silly thinking of me behind the wheel of a yellow and black checkered cab, let me remind you that I live out in a rural area in Washington state. We don’t have those kind of taxis. And most of my fares these days are directly related to hauling around two teens and their friends. I think I make on average about three trips a day either to the junior high or high school for their schedule. Things like football, marching band, dance team, basketball, tennis, the school play. And then there’s the dentist appointments and…oh goody, orthodontics to consider. This of course does not include picking up and dropping off friends, going to friends' houses to play MineCraft or stay the night, or go to a birthday party. Sincerely, I think I need another job just to pay for the gas my kids consuming having me taxi them around!

The Slayer by Theresa Meyers (Legend Chronicles #2)I end up spending a lot of time in the car. Which gives me time to think (when the radio isn’t blaring and I find myself singing along to Ke$ha or Fun! or Mackelmoore). I think about my characters and their motivations – the why behind what they do. I think about the different layers in the stories and how they intersect. I listen to the characters argue in my head.

Sometimes I’ll take notes at a stoplight or while I’m waiting to pick one or the other of the kids up. I always keep a simple spiral notebook with me for such occasions as the sticky notes in my purse method didn’t work out so well.

I also work part-time as the front desk secretary at my children’s junior high. It’s a very high-energy environment and there’s always so much to do that the time flies by.

The Chosen by Theresa Meyers (Legend Chronicles #3)And when I’m not behind the wheel, or at my day job, or doing laundry and cooking for the family, I like to watch movies, catch up on The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time, Grimm and Supernatural when I can, drink tea with stevia and half-and-half, an on occasion sew myself a new steampunk costume. I also enjoy my garden, and dislike having to brush my fluffy cat whose long calico coat get tangles if I don’t.

So that’s the kind of thing I do when I’m not writing. How about you?

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Thanks for visiting us on your blog tour, Theresa! So happy to have you back. :D

For more information about Theresa and her books, check out her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

To see the rest of the stops on Theresa's tour, click on the button below:

Theresa Meyers The Chosen Tour

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Here's the scoop on THE CHOSEN:

The Chosen by Theresa MeyersThe Chosen: a prophecy older than dirt and more dangerous than death. Even as they perfected steam-powered gadgetry and rounded up varmints from Hell, the Jackson brothers didn't believe in it. But when the chips are down, three brothers named for weapons aren't going out without a fight…

A Walk On The Wild Side

Attorney by day, demon-hunter by night, Remington Jackson is used to being on the sunny side of the law, even in the Wild West. But it's showdown time, and Remy and his brothers are getting desperate. They don't have the relic they need to slam the door shut on evil—so Remy is going to have to find and steal part of it.

Enter China McGee, shapeshifter, thief, beauty, and current prisoner. When Remy offers her freedom in exchange for a little light-fingered help, she's pretty sure she's going to end the association with a good old-fashioned seductive double cross. But there's something about fighting through a jungle full of Mayan ruins that makes you want to settle down together. China could change. Remy might be special. But none of that matters if the devil takes them all…

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

And here are the two other books in the series:

The Hunter by Theresa Meyers (Legend Chronicles #1) The Slayer by Theresa Meyers (Legend Chronicles #2)

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giveaway

There are some very nice giveaways as part of Theresa's tour. Up for grabs in this tour-wide giveaway:

a $50 Amazon gift card
2 signed sets of The Legend Chronicles (3 books each to 2 winners) US Shipping
10 Signed copies of The Chosen (US Shipping)

To enter the giveaway, obey the Rafflecopter!

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Do you guys have suggestions for who you’d like to see featured on the blog? If so, you can make your suggestions on this page. No guarantees that your favorite authors will be able to participate but we’ll try!

Authors, would you like to visit and share with us? Please email me at jennblogs (at) gmail (dot) com and we’ll set it up!

Jenn

Born and raised in the Toronto area, Jenn moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, eight years ago for school. She's still in school (thankfully on another degree!), now trapped in her dissertation. When she's not dissertating, which happens more often than it should, Jenn spends her time reading, watching movies, playing volleyball, travelling, and enjoying the local music scene. Her latest addictions: yoga and Almond Crunch cereal.

10 People left their mark' :

  1. i'm curious about this series, sadly the books aren't for int but i could get them if i do win the amazon gift card so not everything is lost^^

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  2. I'm intrigued by this series (have the first book on my to-be-read pile). Can't wait to start it.

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  3. Sounds like a promising series!

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  4. Wow! I'M in love with the covers! They look stunning, and the books sound great!

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  5. My quiet time is at the coffee shop or bookstore. Home has too many distractions.

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  6. Mayan ruins make for an interesting setting.

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  7. Not really a book for me, but will definitely let the gf know about it. Thanks for the writeup and giveaway!

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  8. Sounds like a great series.

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  9. I did read the first book in the series; I liked the idea of the western and steampunk combo.

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  10. I have not read any books by this author but the summary and cover are pretty cool!

    Thanks

    raffle name: Nikki O

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