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Monday, September 07, 2009

Interview + Giveaway with Heather Davis

Hey girls!
You may, or may not know yet, but Never Cry Werewolf as released on september 1st. It is Heather Davis' first novel and she took to the time to spot at my blog to talk about it and her experience as a writer! I'm really please dto intruce her on my blog today =)

Would you please tell us a bit about yourself?

That's a big question. What do we know about ourselves, anyway? lol. I'm a native of the Pacific Northwest and I've done everything from cooking in Alaskan lodges to substitute teaching elementary. I have a day job in sales/marketing, but I live to write!

There are quite a bunch of novels about werewolves and shifters, how does your book stands out?

My book had a much earlier release date but was pushed back to this September date, which actually works great with Halloween just around the corner. Back when I wrote the book, only Blood and Chocolate (from the 1990's) was out in the YA werewolf world. That said, no one else has written a funny, sweet werewolf book - so that makes mine standout right up front. It's a fun, quick read and is not trying to do anything but entertain. People looking for sad, deep reading should read something else.

Would you please introduce your mains characters to us?

Shelby is an appealingly average girl, transplanted from Milwaukee to Beverly Hills, where she lives with her distracted dad and evil stepmother. Austin is British and the son of a rockstar.

Is Never Cry Werewolf a stand alone or series debut?

I hope it will be a series! I'm not done with the characters yet.

What is the most difficult part in the entire publishing progress?

Waiting for your book to come out. Oh, and writing the book. Writing is hard work. It's a lot of long hours in the chair when you'd rather be out with your friends.

And the most exciting part?

Sending my dad his very own copy and hearing him say he's proud of me.

Would you have any advice for young adults dreaming of being published?

Don't be afraid to be terrible -- just write without censoring yourself or criticizing yourself too much. You can always go back and revise and edit! Also, make a plan for when you will write. You will be more productive that way.

What book are you reading right now?

Creativity for Life by Eric Maisel - it's about the artist's personality traits and how to make the most of your creative brain.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Just thanks for doing the interview, Cindy! I hope your readers keep up with me at
http://www.booksboysbuzz.com/ where 5 other YA authors and I blog daily and do tons of giveaways!
If you wanna know more about Heather, don't forget to visit her website! http://www.heatherdavisbooks.com/

Now on with the giveaway!
Heather nicely offered a signed copy of her book to one lucky winner!

Here are the rules:
- You MUST be a follower
- Must write your email adress
- Comment about the interview (+1)
- Blog about my contest and link here (+5)
- +1 entry for every extra places you post about my contest!
- +1 Follow me on Twitter (@tynga)
- +10 if you put one of my buttons (and link) on your sidebar!
- The contest will last until September 18th at midnight EST.
Your book will be mailed by Heather Herself =)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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45 People left their mark' :

  1. I love that Heather wanted to write a light werewolf story, because I have found that too many werewolf/shapeshifter stories to be very gritty and serious. It's a nice change, for me at least.

    +1 following on twitter (I'm @hlyshtbtmn)

    +5 blogged about the interview/giveaway on my blog: Link to Giveaway

    Sara M
    silentalibis AT yahoo DOT com

  2. - I'm a follower!
    - bookreviewsbyjessATgmailDOTcom
    - Great interview! Being able to send a copy of a finished book to a parent would be a highlight that I'd like too. Never quite like holding a tangible piece of evidence of all your hard work
    - I included it in my Roundup post and it's on my sidebar too (+5)
    - +1 Facebook
    - +1 Twitter (I RT'd your Tweet)
    - +1 Follow you on Twitter (@tynga)

    Think I got it all. :)

  3. Great interview, I cant wait to read this book. Please include me in your giveaway. I am a follower.

  4. Im a new follower
    aaawwww if I ever write a book (highly doughtful) I would send my parents a copy as well

    great interview

    let see here are my points
    +1 comment on interiew
    + 5 blog about this contest
    +1 link on twitter
    +1 followe @denisemadness I also RT it"
    +10 I put your botton on my sidebar (if you click on it ill head her!!!
    Total =18 points

    Im glad where moving on from vampire not that Im not a fan !!!



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  6. +1 I love historis about werewolfs, and this one is pretty good so I'm happy to know that probably there will be sequel!
    I'm sure that her dad is very happy!

    +10 if you put one of my buttons (and link) on your sidebar
    +1 Follow on Twitter (@sheeredry)
    +1 Retweet


  7. +1 Great interview, I really wanna read this book!
    +1 I twittered it here: http://twitter.com/lafemmereaders/status/3828379822
    +1 I follow you on Twitter (@lafemmereaders)
    +10 You're button & link is on my sidebar [all the way on the bottom - http://lafemmereaders.blogspot.com/]


  8. +1 Woo, a british love interest! I love the brits! :D
    +1 I follow on Twitter @BrookeReviews

    I'm a follower.

  9. I linked the contest to my sidebar! www.orientaldesires.blogspot.com

    And have followed you on twitter!


    faked_sugartone at hotmail

  10. Tynga,

    Wonderful interview. :) I first learned about this book from Anna over at Anna's Book Blog - and immediately added it to my wish list. :)

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win this book. :)

    kweenmg at yahoo dot com

  11. I have never read a werewolf story, believe it or not. But I think I would enjoy one with a sweet, funny wolf. I am adding this one to my wish list!
    I am already a follower
    +1 left comment

  12. An evil stepmother in the book. Sounds great!

    I am a follower of your blog.

    wandanamgreb (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

    +1 comment: I LOVED the interview, this sounds like such a good read, especially with the historical view.

    Also, I am a follower :)

    Thank you for hosting such a nice giveaway!

  14. +1 She seems awesome! Now I want to read her book EVEN MORE!
    +1 Follow you on twitter (bookgoil)
    +10 Linked your button on my blog (left sidebar): http://www.bookworminginthe21stcentury.com/


  15. +5 I posted about this in my current contests at:
    +1 Following on Twitter (@bookbutterfly9)
    +1 Twittered about contest at
    +1 Facebooked about contest at
    +1 Comment on interview- I like the part where she sent she sent her dad a copy and he was so proud!


  16. Sounds interesting, count me in!
    +1 I'm a new follower here and on twitter (@beleth22)
    +1 tweeted: http://twitter.com/beleth22/status/3835727731


    Thank you

  17. Such an awesome interview! So interesting! I so want to read this book! (+1)

    I now follow you.

    Email: joannestapley[at]googlemail[dot]com

    I have linked to this contest on both my blogs in my contest sections, right sidebars:

    http://jo-scrawls.blogspot.com/ (+5)

    http://onceuponabookcase.blogspot.com/ (+1)

    I tweeted about this contest (+1):

    I now follow you on twitter (+1)

    You button with link is on both my blogs (same links as above) - right sidebars, very top, second button in the scroll boxes. (+20? - not sure)

  18. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.



  19. Great interview. This book is on my list to get..I've heard great things about it.
    please enter me int he giveaway

    I'm a follower


  20. Great interview. You asked really good questions. I loved her advice to young adults dreaming of being published. You can use that in so many other careers as well.

    I am already a follower.

    I posted on the sidebar and 9/13 contest post here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

    I follow on twitter.

    Tweeted the contest link.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  21. +1 Commented on Interview here:
    The interview is great and I am so jealous that you and others have been given the chance to actually ask questions to famous authors, oh jeez I want this book so bad.
    +5 I blogged here: http://ppgbesties.blogspot.com/

  22. +1 Great interview! It sounds like a great book that I will definitely read.

    +1 follow on twitter @throuthehaze

    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  23. Hi there, great interview! Always wanted to read about a funny, sweet werewolf... :). They are always so temperamental!

    Here are my points:
    -I'm a follower
    +1 Commented
    +5 Posted - http://parajunkee.blogspot.com/2009/08/testing.html
    +1 Following on twitter (rrivera39)
    +10 Your button is on my sidebar


  24. I read a ton of vampire books and I don't read enough werewolf books.


    I'm a new follower.

    +1 I love how she says the best part was sending a finished copy to her dad, that's so sweet.

    Oh, and I hope this is open to Canada.

  25. Hi :)
    I am already a Member of your site.
    I Follow you on Twitter.
    Great interview with Heather.
    Thank you for bringing NEVER CRY WEREWOLF to my attention.
    All the best,
    rkcharron at gmail dot com

  26. I follow
    +1 Follow on twitter (fantasticbook)
    +1 I hope Heather gets to do a series - I can't wait to read her book


  27. -Following
    - leslie-lv at hotmail dot com
    - omg the son of a rockstar and an evil stepmom? ;) yeah! my kind of book haha
    - Blogged here: http://giveawaysaroundthecorner.blogspot.com/2009/09/tyngas-urban-fantasy.html(+5)
    - +1 sidebar (Never Cry Wolf Giveaway 9/18) http://thatchickthatreads.blogspot.com
    - +1 Follow me on Twitter (@leslielv08)

    this is awesome!

  28. Great interview! Can't wait to see if it's turned into a series!

    +1 comment on interview
    +1 tweeted http://twitter.com/casey625/statuses/3905015953
    +1 follow you on twitter (@casey625)
    +10 posted button on blog (BTW - Love your buttons) http://casey62588.blogspot.com


  29. Looks like a great read - please include me! Thanks

    +1 I'm a follower!

    dcf_beth at verizon dot net

  30. Oh I would love to read that book! Please count me in!
    I am a follower
    I loved the random questions you asked her, always fun to learn more about someone.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  31. I'm already a follower


  32. great contest!

    --andrea [ireadd.blogspot.com]


  33. Thanks for the great interview. I love to learn more about authors. And you did a wonderful job with all the random questions.

    Am a follower
    +1 Comment about the interview
    +1 sidebar
    +1 Follow on Twitter @neshelf
    +10 grabbed your button


  34. I'd love to win this!
    +1 I'm a follower
    +5 I posted this on my blog


    AllThingsUrbanFantasy(at) gmail (dot) com

  35. I am a follower :)

    Great interivew!! I can't wait to read this book!

    I added your link in my sidebar under contests

    I am Following you on twitter, I am a Froggarita


  36. I am a follower. Please enter me in the drawing.

    Great interview. I was thrilled when she stated in the interview that this may not be a stand alone series because she is not done with the characters yet. My eyes lit up because there is not much YA werewolf stories out there so I would love to see some more. (+1)


    +1 I follow on Twitter-cherierj

  37. Please count me in!



  38. - Follower

    - email: juiceb0xx at hotmail dot com

    - Comment about the interview (+1)
    I don't think I've ever come across with a fun and light novel about werewolves, so i be sure to check it out! Also, loved that she is considering this as a series, because I always feel so sad reading stand alones, 'cause I know I won't ever see those characters again =/

    - +1 entry for every extra places you post about my contest!

    - +1 Follow me on Twitter (@tynga)
    following you (@tradufromhell)

    Please enter me!

  39. I would love to win this book! I'm a new follower. My email address is thebookvixen@gmail.com.

    +1 posted link to this giveaway on my sidebar http://thebookvixen.blogspot.com

    +1 I'm following you on twitter (@thebookvixen)

    +1 I tweeted http://twitter.com/thebookvixen/status/4065347065

  40. This book sounds great!

    I am a follower


  41. Wow, a story about a werewolf! That, I haven't come across before, so I definitely have to read this book :)

    I'm a follower!

    +1 commented
    +1 posting a link on my sidebar at http://endlessbooks.livejournal.com
    +1 followed you on twitter (@justeena)

  42. So sorry, but I forgot to include my email address!

    Here it is:

  43. That's a big question. What do we know about ourselves, anyway? lol. I'm a native of the Pacific Northwest and I've done everything from cooking in Alaskan lodges to substitute teaching elementary. I have a day job in sales/marketing, but I live to write! black salwar suit with golden dupatta , black salwar kameez red dupatta ,