Book Giveaway & Author Interview: Karen McQuestion

Welcome to Author Karen McQuestion!

Bio:
Karen McQuestion is the author of a six books, including A Scattered Life, a Kindle bestseller which was optioned for film. Her writing credits include essays in Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, and several anthologies. In addition, she was awarded a winter/spring 2003 Ragdale Foundation residency for fiction. She loves to hear from readers, especially if they like her work.

She lives in Hartland, WI with her husband and three children.

Karen McQuestion is the author of a six books, including A Scattered Life, a Kindle bestseller which was optioned for film. Her writing credits include essays in Newsweek, the Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, and several anthologies. In addition, she was awarded a winter/spring 2003 Ragdale Foundation residency for fiction. She loves to hear from readers, especially if they like her work.

She lives in Hartland, WI with her husband and three children.

Her website is http://www.karenmcquestion.com/ and her blog at http://www.mcquestionablemusings.com/ is updated on a semi-regular basis. 🙂

Interview:

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
McQuesto Woman

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Mint chocolate chip

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
Good grief, why would I want to meet a decaying corpse? Gross.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Eggs with salsa.

Night owl, or early bird?
Early bird, sadly enough. I try to sleep in and I admire those who can. I just can’t.

One food you would never eat?
Sheep brains. Even though I hear they’re pretty good, they’re not for me.

Pet Peeves?
People who tell you the end of the book or movie before you have a chance to find out for yourself.

Skittles or M&Ms?
M&Ms please!

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
For the same reason you should read any book: to be entertained and to experience someone else’s life for a few hours.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Just let it go. Life is too short to stress over things you can’t control.

Hidden talent?
I can wiggle my nose and ears. Wait, is that a talent?!

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
I don’t usually admit this, but I like to read the tabloids when they show celebrities without make-up.

Favorite:
Angie Favorite was just eleven years old when her mother disappeared, leaving Angie and her brother Jason to be raised by their grandmother while their rock-star father hit the road with his band. Since that day, Angie has gone through the motions of everyday life. She thinks she has everyone fooled — until the summer morning when she’s abducted from a mall parking lot. She narrowly escapes and her attacker, Scott Bittner, is arrested, but the weirdness has just begun. When Angie receives a letter from Scott’s mother, entreating her to meet so that she can apologize for her son’s actions, the girl reluctantly agrees. But it is soon obvious that Scott’s attack wasn’t random at all and that there is more to the strange Mrs. Bittner than meets the eye. In fact, she may hold the key to Angie’s mother’s disappearance. Part thriller, part coming-of-age tale, Favorite is an engrossing young-adult novel from a captivating author.

Life on Hold:
When Rae Maddox begins yet another school in yet another town, a dangerous new friend forces her to finally take charge of her life — or risk losing everything and everyone she holds dear.
Praised as “one of the best new authors around,” bestselling Kindle author Karen McQuestion weaves her magic yet again in this contemporary coming-of-age novel that is sure to resonate with young-adult readers and parents alike.
Gina and Rae Maddox are more like best friends than mother and daughter. Of course, free-spirited Gina’s rambling ways leave her daughter with little opportunity to make any other friends, as they constantly crisscross the country in search of “a fresh start.” But when Gina brings them home to her native Wisconsin, she promises Rae that this time, they’ll stay put…at least until Rae finishes high school. And when Rae begins to make friends at Whitman High, she dares to hope her mother is telling the truth. But then Rae is paired with another new girl, Allison Daly, whose bad attitude and unsettled family life put her at odds with Rae — yet draws her to Gina. When ugly rumors begin to fly about Allison’s past, Rae must choose between distancing herself from the troubled girl or using her own experience as an outcast to help her. The path she takes will not only change Allison’s life, it will affect Rae’s relationship with her mother and her understanding of her place in the world.

Giveaway Details
3 Winners will each receive a copy of both Favorite & Life on Hold
Open to US only
Ends 4/28

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