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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Heidi McLaughlin Interview

Hello everyone!
I have another interview for you today and i'm super pumped about it.
I read Forever My Girl this month and I LOVED it. No seriously I LOVED it.
I did a review on Tuesday so if you'd like to check that out click
I want to thank Heidi McLaughlin SO much for taking the time to talk with me and answer my questions.

1. Have you always known that you wanted to be an author?

No, at one point in my life I wanted to be a doctor, lawyer, princess, vet, astronaut - you know all the cool jobs.

2. How old were you when you wrote your first book?

Define book? What really constitutes a book anyway? I wrote a lot when I was younger, I needed an outlet and for someone to listen to me. It just so happened that the listening piece was an inanimate object that didn't talk back or roll its eyes at me.

3. What tips do you have for aspiring authors?

Find a mentor, someone who is willing to show you the ropes and guide you. It's a tough process and having someone who is willing to help does make it easier.

4. Which authors do you admire most?

The ones who get it done, whether it's a stay at home mom, a full-time working mom, someone who takes a risk and leaves the security of a full-time job or a high school student who sits down night after night and pours their heart out to a computer screen - I admire them. It's not easy, but when you reach a goal it sure is rewarding.

5. I had so many different feelings when I read Forever My Girl. Some parts made me cry, some made me laugh, and some made my heart want to explode. Which scene was your favorite to write?

Oh boy what a tough question. As much as it kills me to read it over and over again, chapter one when Liam is reading the paper is my favorite because it really sets the feel and tone for the book. You can feel his struggle and know it's going to be epic.

6. Out of all the characters you've written so far, who is your favorite and why?

It's funny I get this question all the time and the answer is always - I can't choose because they're like my children, but I told my bestie and beta Yvie, the answer is always whoever I'm writing at the time so right now it would be Liam.

7. I love when authors do companion novels because it gives you a chance to know the other characters better, however I am a HUGE Liam fan. Do we get to see more of him in the future?

You do. This spring I'll release his prequel.

8. Liam is a talented musician with many female fans, which singer do you crush on?

Adam Levine.

9. If you could have any singer/band write a song for Forever My Girl who would you choose?

Oh I think Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons or Daughtry.

10. If Forever My Girl had a theme song what would it be?

Definitely Liam's song, Painkillers - it sums up everything he's gone through.

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