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Friday, 24 May 2013

Author Interview with Melanie Schulz ~ The Newstead Project {Giveaway}

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The Newstead Project by Melanie Schulz

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Please welcome Melanie to Paperback Princess as she participates in a short Author Interview. Please read till the end for your chance to win $25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash! 

About Melanie Schulz



I live in Upstate New York with my husband and three children, where I’ve pretty much been planted my entire life. Which is fine, because it’s beautiful here. My only complaint is that most people assume that New York means NYC, which it doesn’t. There. I’ve done my part in exposing the truth. Truth. The truth is I’m not a writer; storyteller maybe, but not a writer. It wasn’t something I spent years dreaming of, or even what I went to school for. I’m a nurse. I love being a nurse. So why write? I don’t know. I do know when it started, though. September 3, 2010. I know this because I nature journal, and on that day Joel made it into my notes. I guess that’s fitting. Someone like him needed to be birthed out in the woods. If you were to meet me, and I hope someday you do, you would not connect me with this story. I’m a wife, a mother, a nurse. The person who wrote this should’ve been a guy, first off, secondly he should be some militaristic strategist; that’s who you’d expect to see if you were to come to a book signing, not me. But I’m there, in every line. So if I don’t have the good fortune to meet you in person, I hope to see you in THE NEWSTEAD PROJECT.

Author Interview ~ Top 3's


Top 3 things you MUST have whilst writing

Quiet, solitude, and something to write with or on. 

Top 3 tips to combat writer's block

Make an outline, at the very least in your head, work on more than one project at a time, and music.

Top 3 schools you wish you had attended and why (fictional or otherwise)



Julliard, but I’m not musical or talented in anything they offer, so they did not accept me. It may have helped if I applied, though. 


As far as fictional goes, I wouldn’t have minded going to Forks about six months before Bella showed up.  


For the third: Culinary Institute of America; I love to cook. 

Top 3 movies based at high schools: 


Top 3 books based at high school




Top 3 memories you recall about your high school years

I really didn’t go to high school. I mean I was there, physically at least, but mentally I was elsewhere. I met my husband when I was fifteen. It was one of those moments when everything slows down and you can remember every single detail. That’s what meeting him was like. I just knew. And because he was so much older, he didn’t really want to go to things like dances, and proms, although I did talk him into going to my junior prom with me. He refused to go to my senior one. He was and is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. 

There's a fire…what's the 3 things you MUST take as your running out of the house? 

Assuming my husband and kids are all out, I’d grab my laptop, family pictures, and my recipe album. 

Your stranded on an island which of your characters from Newstead Project will you take and why? 

Joel. Definitely. And after you read the books, you’ll see why. Let’s just say he has some very useful attributes that would make him particularly helpful. 

This & That 

Coffee or Tea - Coffee in the morning, tea at night 
Movies or Books -  Books 
Pens or Pencils - Pencils 
Ebook or  Printed - Printed 
Twitter or Facebook - Neither. Goodreads.

About The Book

The Newstead Project

by Melanie Schulz


Series - Newstead Trilogy #1
Published - May 1, 2013
Publisher - White Publishing Co


Synopsis


the giant. 

Joel Cranston shouldn't exist. He just doesn't know that yet. He's lived a pretty normal life for the last sixteen years. If you consider being almost seven feet tall and good at about every sport you've ever played normal. Normal ends the day Newstead shows up with an invitation to come to their school. 

the school. 

Newstead is a private school in Central Vermont by the Green Mountains. It's a great place to hide a few hundred people who shouldn't exist while you train them to be tomorrow's rulers, tomorrow's dictators, tomorrow's gods. 

the unexpected. 

Rachel Newell thinks she's just passing through. She never stays any place more than four months, and with Newstead so close to Weston, she has even more reason to make this her shortest stop ever. The last thing she expects is to have a reason to stay. Together Rachel and Joel uncover the truth behind what is the newstead project.

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Blog Tour Giveaway

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$25 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash

Ends 5/22/13
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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