Author Interview: Waning Moon by P.J. Sharon (plus giveaway)

Welcome to Author P.J. Sharon

I knew I would be a writer someday when I was a little girl sitting on my grandpa’s knee and telling him stories that he would help me put on paper. By the time I entered kindergarten I could already read and write, and I couldn’t wait to look up new words every morning in the ginormous Webster’s Dictionary that sat in the book case at the bottom of our stairs. I would get on the bus and ask my friends, “Do you know what pulchritudinous means?” Between that and challenging the boys to push-up contests at the bus stop, I mostly sat alone on those bus rides to school. But that just meant I had more time to make up stories.

I went on to many other endeavors in life, including the world of figure skating, and later, earning a black belt in martial arts. Though I was a mom at seventeen, I did manage to finish school and somehow made it through college, earning a degree as a Physical Therapy Assistant. After nineteen years, two sons, a divorce, and some fairly lean years, I found that it’s true what they say about life beginning at forty. It was about that time when I reunited with the love of my life and worked my way to owning my own business as a Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer, and Yoga Instructor—all of my favorite things. To make my bliss complete, I moved out to the Berkshires and found my muse waiting for me there amongst the lilacs and humming birds.

I now write Extraordinary Stories of an Average Teenage Life in order to share hope with others, especially teens, that no matter how tough life gets, there is always a bright spot waiting just around the corner. My published books include the award winning YA Novels, HEAVEN IS FOR HEROES, ON THIN ICE, and SAVAGE CINDERELLA, available through Amazon and B&N Booksellers.

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Interview:

What is one book everyone should read?
THE FOUR AGREEMENTS by Don Miguel Ruiz

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Miss Mega Multi-tasker

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I’d like to be able to be in two places at one time. That would be very useful in this business.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I love the combination of maple walnut, butter pecan, and coconut chocolate chip.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
I’d like to meet my father. I found out when I was in my mid-thirties that the dad who raised me was not my biological father. When I finally tracked my bio-dad down, I found that he had died six months before. It would have been great to meet him at least once.

Night owl, or early bird?
Both, these days. I work until midnight or later almost every night and I’m up by 7 a.m.

Skittles or M&Ms?
Definitely M&M’s (peanut is preferred), but I’m still waiting for them to be made with dark chocolate.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Genetically altered teens in a post-apocalyptic world, an action-packed journey, two loveable wolves, and a budding romance—what’s not to love?

What is your dream cast for your book?
Emma Watson would make a great Lily Carmichael, Chord Overstreet (Sam, from Glee) as Will Callahan, and some unknown thirteen-year-old boy with dark curly hair and black eyes to play Lily’s brother Zephron.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? 
I loved Nancy Drew mysteries in grade school. I’d read them all by the time I was in fifth grade.

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
Lily’s theme song would be Kelly Clarkson’s Dark Side.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Listen to your gut; trust your instincts.

What is your favorite Quote?
“Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints.”

How do you react to a bad review?
I seethe for about ten seconds, then I examine it for anything constructive, then I let it go and move on. I’ve reduced the amount of attention I give a bad review to about 30 seconds of my time.

What do you do in your free time? 
Is this a trick question? If I had free time, I’d be kayaking, gardening, or reading.

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is….
OUTLANDER, by Diana Gabaldon…brilliant!

Waning Moon by P.J. Sharon

In the year 2057, in a post-apocalyptic world where a global shift threatens the remainder of the population with extinction, sixteen-year-old genetically enhanced Lily Charmichael has more immediate problems. Her uncle is dying of cancer and her healing abilities are ineffective against the blood ties that bind them. In order to find a cure, Lily must leave the protection of her quiet town and journey into the trading city of Albany, all while avoiding the Industry, an agency that would like nothing better than to study and exploit her abilities.
Seventeen-year-old Will Callahan has been searching for his father since severe storms blasted through the Midwest, killing his mother and sister. When he learns that his father may be in the city, he catches a ride with Lily, a girl who has come to his rescue more than once. As the two embark on a dangerous journey, the attraction between them grows. But the secrets Will’s keeping could put her in far more danger than traveling to the city with him, and if he was any kind of man, he would have told her to run the minute she found him.

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