Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your book?
What song best matches your book?
I like all kinds of music and I always listen to it when I write. While writing MONAD I drew so much inspiration from my music. I created a playlist for the book, in fact! These are just a few of the songs:
When Water Comes to Life—Cloud Cult
Dark Come Soon—Tegan and Sara
Empty Room—Arcade Fire
This Time—The Verve
Even This Shall Pass Away—Robert Plant
Waiting for the End—Linkin Park
If you liked my book, listen to these songs and tell me what you think!
Why should readers pick up your book?
My story is modern, unique, fresh and different. No one has been able to compare it (yet)* to anything out there. It’s a change of pace from current trends, but will not disappoint lovers of paranormal, suspense, and romance. Plus, there are a few surprise twists that compel you to keep flipping the pages, so it’s easy to finish quickly. And it’s the first in a series, so the story continues!
*If anyone has comparables, please contact me! I’m hunting!
If there was one book that you could hold up and say: "This is why I write" – what would it be?
Favorite books and authors?
I love Anne Rice, particularly The Tale of the Body Thief. Lately I’m on a Dean Koontz kick, my favourite being Lightening. I adore his surprise endings. I’m also a YA fan, just getting to The Hunger Games series. Unfortunately, now that I’m writing, I don’t have enough time to read as much as I’d like. You can check out some of my other favourite books on Goodreads if you’re curious.
What would be one question you’d want people to ask you but they never do and what would be your answer to that question?
If you could co-write a book with anyone living or dead, who would it be and why?
Great question. Maybe Isaac Asimov. He was so beyond his time. His ideas were original and though-provoking. I love when a fictional story ignites a spark of inner and social analysis. It’s one of my aspirations and as a master of this, he would have been an excellent teacher.
Where can readers find you for more information?
I can be found:
My blog http://www.authortanderson.blogspot.com/
My website http://www.authortanderson.com/
Thanks! Hope the questions were not too hard. I tried to come up with “fun” ones. :)
Haha! Your questions were great! They were a little hard…but very fun as well. Thank you so much, Melanie. I appreciate your time and kind assistance.
It's the author's turn to ask the questions!
Do you believe in the possibility of past lives, reincarnation, life after death? Do you believe we are fated to meet certain people, like a soul mate?
Please share your thoughts in the comments.