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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Meet & Greet with @Marie_McKean (BORN OF OAK & SILVER) #YA #Paranormal #Fiction

What color represents your personality the most?
Pink. There are so many shades that can be classified as pink. Some are deep, some are spunky, and others are bright or muted. But still, they’re all pink.
What movie do you love to watch?
The Phantom of the Opera.” That movie is the only movie that will make me cry. I also LOVE” The Last of the Mohicans.” But as mentioned before, I love to laugh, so it goes without saying that I will never turn down a good comedy. I find “Step-Brothers” to be funnier every time I watch it. “Nacho Libre,” “Out Cold,” or anything by Chris Farley is always a classic.
How do you feel about social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter? Are they a good thing?
I’m sure for most people they are a good, if not great thing. But for me, I just don’t have the time to spend my life on either of them. I’d rather spend my free time writing.
If you could do any job in the world what would you do?
Archaeology. Don’t even get me started on how cool it would be to discover something that hasn’t been touched in centuries. I love the romance and mystery of it. Yeah, you’re crouching in dirt, in the heat, for hours on end. But that one moment where you hold a bead that someone once wore . . . and wonder what that person was like. Well, that would make it all worth it.
What are you most passionate about? What gets you fired up?
Anything that has to do with the wellbeing of children. I just start thinking about kids suffering in anyway, and I feel motivated to do something about it.
What makes you angry?
People who choose to be stupid. Even thinking about it makes me angry.
Are you a city slicker or a country lover?
The city has some nice perks, but at heart, I love the country. I love nature and the wide-open spaces and looking around you and seeing no one. Even thinking about it now makes me miss the small town I grew up in.
How do you think people perceive writers?
As either crazy people or hermits. I’d like to think that I’m neither, but I guess I can’t really know that. But whatever it is that people are thinking about authors, I hope for the most part it’s good. As an author, you are expected to be indifferent, but that doesn’t mean that you actually are. 
What’s your next project?
I’m in the throws of writing a sequel called Born of Ash and Iron. I am loving where this story is going. After that, it will be the next book in my YA series. The goal is to always be writing and progressing in something.
What would you love to produce in your life?
A decent loaf of bread. I’m cursed when it comes to making breads. But, one day I will make that one loaf of perfect bread!
What’s the reason for your life? Have you figured out your reason for being here yet?
I often tell people that my children are both the bane and light of my existence. It’s no different here. My reason for living is to teach them how to be the best they can, and at the same time, not forget the people around them. I try to make other people’s lives better, and hope to carry on that compassion to my children, and even their own.

All that you can do is make the most of what you’ve been dealt—fight a good fight, resist being beaten by circumstance, and hope that somehow, despite it all, you’re able to accomplish the impossible.
But even then you cannot change the fact that you were born cursed.
I am one of those unlucky few upon whom the Curse of the Four Fathers has fallen.
It is I who must bear the burden of having a life that is unchangeably intertwined with the Fae. A sorrow made all the more great by knowing that where they are tragedy, loss, misery, and despair most assuredly follow.
As a Druid it is my responsibility to uphold the boundaries that keep the worlds of the Tylwyth Teg, and our own, separate. As a man it is my only ambition to protect the family and woman I so desperately love.
The only problem: I’m not sure this curse will allow for me to do both.
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Genre - Paranormal Fantasy, Horror
Rating – PG-13
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