Alfred C. Bogeyman by M. Allman – Interview & Giveaway

Welcome to Author M. Allman

Molly holds a BA in professional writing. She lives in rural Indiana and works as a freelance writer and author. Molly has also been known to write the occasional quirky greeting card verse and some questionable poetry.

Links:
http://msmithallman.webs.com
http://www.authormallman.blogspot.com/
https://twitter.com/MollyAllmanSmit

Interview:
When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?

I have always wanted to be writer and create characters, plots and places for others to enjoy reading  about the way I always enjoyed books as a kid—and still do today. I also wanted to be a kindergarten teacher.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?

Yes. In “Alfred C. Bogeyman” there is a character, Sean, who worries all the time about everything, and he is a lot like me. I tend to be a pessimist and always think of what bad thing might happen if I…

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?

I am waiting for ParaNorman to come out on video, so I can buy it. I don’t go to the movies, because I like to watch movies in the comfort of my home. I cannot wait to see this movie, because it looks fun and creepy at the same time.

How do you react to a bad review?

My first bad review upset me—I won’t lie. However, after giving it some thought, I realized that not everyone has the same opinion when it comes to books and movies. What one person may love another may hate, so I can’t please everyone. I do appreciate readers who buy my books, and If they love it great, but if they don’t that is okay too. I’m not perfect, and I can’t please everyone. So, bad reviews are expected , and it’s just part of putting my work out there for the public to read.

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

I would have loved to meet Ray Bradbury before he died. I am a big fan.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 

Always. I am working on another YA short story, “Mermaid’s Kiss” and a another anthology of short stories for adults, Stories to Wrap Your Mind Around, which will be released sometime next year. I also have many partial stories and ideas written in notebooks for future projects. 

Pet Peeves?

Oh, I have many, but I’ll just mention a few. I do not like it when people are talking and put the “f” sound at the end of a word that ends in “th.” For example, they may truf, or toof, instead of truth and tooth.  One more—I can’t stand it when people lick their fingers while they eat. It drives me crazy. Use a napkin!

If you had 24 hours alone how would you spend it?

I would spend time reading and writing. 

Do you prefer a bunch of small gifts or one big expensive one?

I prefer a bunch of small gifts.  I like to get little things, and even better something that comes from the giver’s heart.


Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?

I have to plan ahead. I am not a spontaneous person at all. In fact, I am an anxious person, and I need to have plans before I can even leave the house or start a new project. 

Alfred C. Bogeyman
Since his father’s deployment, Adrian feels he has to be the man of the house. So when the boogieman scares his little brother, Sam, every night, he and his friends, Ralph and Sean, are determined to find the boogieman and give him a taste of his own medicine. With the help of Socks, Sean’s dog, their search leads them to small cottage behind the park where they encounter Alfred C. Bogeyman and the forces of fear, bravery and evil collide.

Giveaway Details
3 PDF ebooks of Alfred C. Bogeyman
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Ends 11/18/12

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