Blog Tour: Before Happily Ever After Series by Ann T. Bugg – Interview plus Giveaway



Author Ann T. Bugg

Ann T. Bugg is the Queen of her castle in southern Minnesota where she lives with her Knight in shining armor (who has come to her rescue more than once) and her own little Princess Valerie. The pets in her magical kingdom come in all shapes and sizes, as do all the critters that make their way out of the enchanted forest. Horseback riding, long walks with her dogs (Otter & Dottie pictured above) and embroidering are on her list of hobbies, but writing will always be her first love.

Ann also writes Women’s Fiction under the name June Kramin.


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Interview:

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
To the past for sure. Some things were too much fun to have only gotten away with once! I wouldn’t want to change a thing, though!

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
My laptop, my Nook and an endless supply of cheese!!

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
There are always future projects for me. I have quite a few finished novels that I have yet to clean up and submit. I finished another thriller that I am sure has series potential. I want to focus on that for a while. There are 6 more middle grade ones scheduled to come out – I’m still toying with fitting more in or moving the girls to the Young Adult scene. Hello too many pots – meet fire.

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
“Don’t Stop Believing ” by Journey has always been my theme song for it. It is a favorite of both girls. A great story that happened involving it made it’s way into #8. Not long ago, we actually found a stop sign with “Don’t” above it and “Beleiving” below. I had to take a picture & get it on my site. 🙂

What is your favorite Quote?
The ultimate secret of life is the sure knowledge of death, for without it man would not strive to leave his mark upon the earth. ~ Sarah Jessica Parker – Somewhere Tomorrow

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
I ask this question myself to little kids.  I’m still looking for ideas.

What was your favorite children’s book?
Misty of Chincoteague. I had the horse statue of her & Stormy as well.

Nickname?
Bug. That’s how Ann T Bug came about. All my nieces & nephews and friend’s kids call me Auntybug 🙂

If you were a bird, which one would you be?
A lyrebird! I love watching videos of all the sounds they can imitate!  Not that I have that skill, but I want it!

If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be?
Chocolate. I don’t care for it. You want to shut me up? Just breathe on me after you’ve taken a big ‘ol bite. Works for hubby every time.

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
I would take all my nieces and nephews to Disneyworld!

Favorite music?
80-‘s – hands down!

TV or Movies?
Movies. We don’t have cable. There just wasn’t anything on that appealed to any of us anymore.

Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?
By the seat of my fanny for sure.

Shoes or Sandals?
Boots!
 
Facebook or Twitter?
Facebook. I still can’t get into twitter…although I keep trying.

Book 1


Book 1: Through the Mirror and into Snow (Snow White)


When best friends Valerie and Samantha discover a magic mirror in Val’s 100-year-old barn in southern Minnesota, they eagerly go through it. Immediately they run into the young Snow White, who has just escaped the huntsman. The girls vow to help her find her father, knowing the dangers that await. On their journey, the fun-loving double-trouble duo quickly discover they are caught up in the middle of their favorite fairy tales.

Having the knowledge of the stories as their only weapon, Val and Sam help two other princesses, make a surprising friend and discover they have a fairy godmother of their very own.

Book 2


Book 2: Into the Forest and Down the Tower (Rapunzel)


It’s time for Samantha’s summer visit again. Both she and Val are anxious to see if they will take another magical journey through the mirror. After learning of a problem with one of the horses, Odette makes her appearance and tells the girls it’s up to them to help him.

What Charlie needs is something that can only be found in their magical land. It can’t be given to them; they have to solves riddles and discover the answers themselves. A family of elves guides them, but even elf powers are limited when it comes to what stands between the girls and what they seek.

Trolls and unicorns were everything they imagined and more, but rescuing Rapunzel from her tower was an added bonus they never saw coming.

Book 3


Book 3: Off to Camp and Discovering Art (King Arthur)


Valerie and Samantha are disappointed that their schedules were not allowing them to spend a week together this summer like they have done every year since they were young. Their parents are able to plan a weekend camping trip towards the end of summer. The girls are happy for the visit, but sad to think they can’t go through the mirror this year on another adventure. They discover the magic is not only within the mirror, but within themselves when they are together. Merlin the magician shows up to take them on their quest to help Arthur find his true identity and his place in Camelot.

Purchase



Tour Giveaway
All 3 Books
Print available to US only, Ebooks available Internationally
Ends 12/12/12

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Official Tour Schedule
http://www.iamareader.com/2012/11/before-happily-ever-after-blog-tour.html

Tour Schedule Subject to Change:

November 26th
Tour Kick Off – I Am A Reader, Not A Writer
Musings of a Writer – Review of Book 1 & Book 2

November 27th
3Ps in a Pod – Guest Post & Review
Brooke Blogs – Excerpt

November 28th
A Casual Reader’s Blog – Review
The Haunting of Orchid Forsythia – Tens List

November 29th
My Random Life – Interview
Bunny’s Review – Tens List & Excerpt

November 30th
Books Complete Me – Review
Peace from Pieces – Interview

December 1st
Book Flame – Tens List
Sher A Hart: Writing As Art – Review & Guest Post

December 2nd
Fantasy Books – Author Interview

December 3rd
Debbie’s Inkspectations – Review

December 4th
Mother Daughter Book Reviews – Review
GeoLibrarian – Review

December 5th
Jean Book Nerd – Excerpt
Cuzinlogic – Interview

December 6th
GeekeryDo – Review & Interview
Sher A Hart: Writing As Art – Review

December 7th
Oh, The Books You’ll Read – Review & Interview