Interview & Giveaway: Beyond by T.P. Boje

Welcome back to Author T.P. Boje.

T. P. Boje is a mother of two, a stepmother of another two and a hardcore cartoon lover, Tim Burton enthusiast, and enjoys any movie the Coen Brothers have made (with the big Lebowski being her favorite strongly followed by Burn after Reading). She is also a writer of Y/A Paranormal Romance, fantasy and mystery. She is originally from Denmark but currently living in Florida, USA. Her books are translated into several languages.



LINKS:
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http://www.tpboje.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/TPBoje

INTERVIEW:
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future? 
Definitely the future. We all know the past, but I would be the only one who knew the future, how great is that?

What is one book everyone should read? 
The Neverending Story – it is such a beautiful book.

If you were a superhero what would your name be? 
The Blizzard!

If you could have any superpower what would you choose? 
The power of mindreading. I would use it on my kids to always know if they were lying.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Blueberry

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? 
Jesus!

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 
Softboiled egg.

Skittles or M&Ms? 
M&Ms. I love anything with chocolate.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
Because it keeps you on the edge of your seat, is warm with a touch of darkness, is death that meets life with a twist.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
I have written three books in this series and am planning to write three more. There is so much more to tell in this story, so I will be busy for quite awhile.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
I have always been writing. Ever since I was a small child. I have always told stories to whoever would listen. In school I remember sitting in class during recess and telling stories to my friends making them forget that they were about to go out and play. Even my teacher would often listen in as well. Later I would write stories for my teacher and he loved to read them. I kept writing short-stories in highschool and then I became a journalist. For many years I worked at a Danish TV-station, and it was then I came up with the idea for my first novel. A Danish truck-driver had been found dead in Poland and I was sent there to cover the investigation for the TV-station. Two years later that story became my first mystery novel. Since then I wrote two other mystery-novels that has been published in Denmark, Norway and Germany.
When I moved to Florida I started writing in English and published another mystery-novel called “One, Two … He is coming for you” but then I wanted to try something new. I wanted to write for a younger audience and that was when I wrote the fantasy-novel “The Eye of the Crystal Ball” that came out this June. But I still felt like something was missing and then I started reading some Paranormal Romance. I immediately knew that I wanted to write something like that, so I did.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Be patient. Everything about being a writer takes time – a lot of time.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 
Just where I am right now – in Florida. I think it is paradise on Earth.

What is your favorite Quote? 
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway

How do you react to a bad review? 
I take in a really deep breath and then I read it to see if there is anything I can learn from it. I try hard not to take it personally and instead use it as a tool to get better.

If you were a bird, which one would you be? 
An eagle. Or maybe a pelican – they are more fun.

What’s your favorite season/weather? 
Summer and sunshine. Whenever I am not writing I try to spend the day at the beach with my family.

AFTERLIFE SERIES

Beyond

Have you ever wondered where you go when you die?
Meghan is 16 when it happens to her. She wakes up on a flying steamboat on her way to a school run by Angels in a white marble castle. She meets Mick who helps her through a difficult time in a different world filled with heavenly magic. One day she finds a mirror in the cellar of the school and goes through it. She ends up back on earth where she meets Jason. But Jason is in danger and Meghan knows something important.
Soon she will have to choose between the two worlds.
The one she belongs to now, and the one she left.
Beyond is a Y/A paranormal romance and the first book in T. P. Boje’s Afterlife-series.

Serenity

It is Meghan’s second year at The Academy. While trying to help and care for Jason on earth she is struggling to keep up in school, where they this year will learn both to ride Pegasus’ and fly through severe storms. Meanwhile Mick is becoming more than a friend to her and soon she finds herself facing the unavoidable choice.
But something evil is threatening the students at the Academy and Meghan is no longer safe within the walls of the castle. Something causes several of the students to be caught in the middle of a nightmare, that they can’t wake up from.
Soon they suspect that there might be a traitor in their midst.

Serenity is a Y/A paranormal romance. It is the second book in the Afterlife-series.

Endurance

Meghan’s training at the Academy is coming to an end. Everything is going great as she comes closer to graduation. She is engaged to be married and the wedding is near when she hears some disturbing news that makes her rethink her future.
In class the students are learning to catch dreams and fly with the speed of light. Meghan soon discovers her special talents and that she is much stronger than she thought. But unfortunately that doesn’t help her as she faces the truth about her own death, which will be revealed to her at the end of the year.
Endurance is the third book in T. P. Boje’s Afterlife series about a young girl’s life after death.

Giveaway Details:
2 printed books & 2 ebooks of Beyond
Open Internationally
Ends 2/28/12

Ebooks
Susan Light
Amber Hall

Paperback
Jinky
Melissa Call