Author Olivia Boler

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January 9th, 2013

The Next Big Thing

Happy 2013! This post is a chain self-interview about my next book project. I’ve read the blog chain started on She Writes a few months ago. My author pal Dina Santorelli tapped me to take part, and I want to thank her for thinking of me. In return, I’ve asked my writer friends Siobhan Fallon and Roger Colby to post their own interviews next week, so be sure to check out their answers.

  1. What is your working title of your book (or story)?
    I have a few irons in the fire including a short story collection, an upmarket women’s fiction novel, and a sequel to The Flower Bowl Spell. I’ll talk about that even though it’s in the crappy first draft stage. The working title is The Flower Bowl Ghost.
  2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
    The idea comes from my first book about Memphis Zhang, The Flower Bowl Spell. She’s an intriguing character, and there were some unanswered questions in the first book. I think it’ll be fun to find out what happens next.
  3. What genre does your book fall under?
    Good question! I guess it falls under urban fantasy, although I’m not really sure. It’s too plot-driven to be magic realism, I suppose.
  4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
    A fun thought. I think Memphis could be played by Olivia Munn. Bradley Cooper could be Cooper! (Kismet!) Harry Shum, Jr. would be fantastic as Tyson.
  5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
    A young, powerful San Francisco witch discovers her dark side—and likes it.
  6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
    Self-published.
  7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
    Um, too long? But I was able to get it all out with the help of NaNoWriMo last November.
  8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
    A Discovery of Witches, the Sookie Stackhouse series.
  9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
    My fount of inspiration bubbled up from my Wiccan research. I wanted to get to know that culture beyond what I had seen in TV shows and books. Then I decided to write my own fictional account of a Wiccan. It seemed fun, and it was!
  10. What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
    I published The Flower Bowl Spell almost a year ago as an e-book and then later as a paperback. To celebrate the upcoming first anniversary, I’m planning a giveaway. Stay tuned!
July 11th, 2012

Bewitching Book Tour July 9 to 30

Hey people:

My Bewitching Book Tours tour is happening right now, as you read this sentence! Here is the full schedule with links so you can get there yourself:

July 9 Promo and review THIS ONE HAS A GIVEAWAY AND NO ONE HAS LEFT A COMMENT TO TRY AND GET A FREE COPY OF THE FLOWER BOWL SPELL. DID YOU ALL GET YOUR COPIES ALREADY? WELL THEN, TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO LEAVE A COMMENT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN. THEY NEED THIS BOOK!
Forget the Housework, I’m Reading…
http://forgetthehouseworkimreading.blogspot.com

July 10 Spotlight and review
The Seraphine Muse
www.kasonndraleigh.blogspot.com

July 12 Guest blog
http://ravencraftrealm.blogspot.com

July 12 Spotlight
Read 2 Review
www.read2review.com

July 12 Promo
http://jacqpaige.blogspot.com/

July 13 Review
Persephone’s Winged Reviews
www.wingedpersephone.wordpress.com

July 13 Guest Blog and review
Shelley Munro
http://www.shelleymunro.com/blog

July 14 Promo and review
A Dream Within A Dream
http://adreamwithindream.blogspot.com

July 14 Guest blog
www.thefaeryromanticlibrarian.blogspot.com

July 15 Promo
A Bibilophile’s Thoughts on Books
http://bibliophilesthoughtsonbooks.blogspot.com/

July 16 Interview
Books, Books The Magical Fruit
http://booksbooksthemagicalfruit.blogspot.com

July 17 Promo and review
Midtown Underground
www.midtown-underground.com

July 18 Guest blog
I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read!
http://www.sithereandread.com/

July 19 Review
A Case of Reading Insomnia
http://acaseofreadinginsomnia.blogspot.com/

July 19 Interview
Workaday Reads
www.workadayreads.com

July 21 Promo and review
Reader Girls
www.Readergirlsblog.com

July 22 Guest blog and review
A Chick Who Reads
http://achickwhoreads.blogspot.com

July 22 Guest blog and review
Black Hippie Chick’s Take on Books & The World
Http://blackhippiechick.wordpress.com

July 23 Interview
Mary’s Garden
http://marysbooksblogger.blogspot.com/

July 30 Review
Books, Books, and More Books
http://dream-reader-dreamer2229.blogspot.com/

Please visit these tour stops. Leave comments for the hosts, and come back here and tell me what you think. Cheers!

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