Author Interview: The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton by Angela Shelton (plus giveaway)

Welcome to Author Angela Shelton

Angela Shelton is an author, actor, blogger and public speaker. She has been writing since she was eight years old. Her first novel was adapted into the movie Tumbleweeds. Angela won a regional Emmy award for her portrayal of Safe Side Superchick in The Safe Side video series created by Baby Einstein’s Julie Clark and America’s Most Wanted’s John Walsh. After living in Los Angeles for over a decade, Angela left the big city for a one-light country town to marry her first love and fulfill her dream of writing books in a barn house. 

Links:
Author’s Blog – http://magicalhatshop.com/
Tilda’s Website – http://tildapinkerton.com/
INTERVIEW:
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate peanut butter and Chubby Hubby battle each other for that award.

Pet Peeves
People who litter drive me bananas. Littering says a lot about someone. Disrespectful people litter.

Skittles or M&Ms?
M&Ms although I am friends with one of the guys who invented Skittles, oops.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
You should read my book because it’s a beautiful clean story with triumphant messages for all ages and it has magical hats – it’s about time hats made a comeback! 

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
Book Two in Tilda’s Adventures is in the works. I can only reveal that Gladys the toad knows everything. I have also written a chapter book series around Tilda Pinkerton for grades K-3 that comes out in September. The big goal is to have an entire line of Tilda books, each geared towards a different age group so you can grow up with Tilda as your vocabulary grows.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world… which would it be?
The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
A Wrinkle in Time

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
The French song I Love Her to Death by Francis Cabrel is totally Frank the fish’s song. It makes me tear up every time I hear it.

Who are your favorite authors of all time?
Tom Robbins, Tom Robbins, Tom Robbins.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
When I was sixteen I had the pleasure of meeting Katey Sagal from Married with Children. She told me that in order to have a long career and not be driven totally mad with insecurities and worries  – Never compare yourself to anyone, ever. Ever. Just do your thing and do it the best you can.
Write a Haiku about your book
A hat will save lives
The secret of why remains
Only a toad knows 
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I’m a huge patriot and I pray. 

The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton

Somewhere out in the Sombrero Galaxy, Tilda Pinkerton–mystical maker of mysterious, magnificent, magical hats–is being hunted by the Keeper of Darkness. Yet Tilda simply does not recall, at all, after taking a tremendous fall. No one on Ooleeoo, where Tilda crash-landed, knows she is from another planet. Only Star Jumper Randy can tell her—but he’s light years away, frantically searching for his missing love, desperate that without her, the entire galaxy soon may be lost. Even in the middle of cosmic danger, Tilda loves to create hats, for which she has a rare and uncanny knack. All who receive them sparkle, in fact—and spark their innermost talent. With a Tilda hat, people can suddenly do whatever they dream of, causing brilliant ideas to grow madly. With Gladys the toad, who thinks she’s a cat, and Frank the fish, who lives in her hat, Tilda must discover who she is and what her enemy wants from her so badly. But the Mayor of Moodle has other plans, including a ban on all wearing of hats, everywhere on Ooleeoo. His dark and forbidding actions seem to coincide with something unworldly, threatening all with a nameless dread and slowly blacking out the sky. With Ooleeoo itself turning upside down, how can anyone survive? In this first in a series of Tilda Pinkerton adventures, Tilda must fight the battle of her life and risk all—even the galaxy and stars—by revealing her most electrifying secret.

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1 copy of The Adventures of Tilda Pinkerton
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Ends 10/11/12

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