Monday, April 29, 2013

Author, author... Interview & Giveaway with S.L. Scott

...read all about it !!



Great to have you here S.L., can you tell us a little about yourself?

Hi, thanks for having me on your blog. I’m S.L. Scott and I write new adult and contemporary romance. My first novel was published last November and is called Naturally, Charlie.  I’ve also written several best-selling novellas. I am a mother of two awesome kids and two Papillons, the wife of an amazing husband, and I’m following my passion and writing full time now.


What did you want to be when you were growing up or did you always want to be a writer?

I wanted to be an actress, but always loved writing and wrote a few screenplays and earned my degree in Journalism. Writing has always captured my imagination.



When did you first start writing?

I’ve been creating books my whole life. They started off as folded pieces of paper stapled at the spine with pictures I drew inside. Humble, but pretty common beginnings I think.


What is a typical writing day like for you? 

Take my kiddos to school and then return and start writing. If my scene is not fully developed in my head, a walk will help me to focus, and then I return and start writing again.


Do you have any specific routine you follow or specific items you need with you when you write?

I plop down on my couch, pull my laptop onto my lap, and start typing.


What is your favorite part of writing?  Is there anything you don’t like about being a writer?

I love creating stories that entertain me. I write what I like to read. Editing can be tedious after ten or more rounds, but I will never regret the efforts I put into my stories.


What is your favorite length of book to write?  (Short story, novella, full length novel) Why?

I like novels because it gives you more time to spend with the characters and know them on a deeper level. You get more day to day with them instead of smaller snippets of their lives.


How does your family feel about your writing and you being an author?

My family is super supportive and proud of me for following my dream and pursuing my passion.

 
Is there a to-be-read waiting on your bedside table?

Yes, I have a stack of eight books on my nightstand and probably at least ten ebooks on my Kindle. I have everything from Mary Whitney’s More Than Rivals to The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons and Aleatha Romig’s Consequences. Lots of romance in other words. ;)

 

Just for fun, I have a few personal questions, 

Favorite 5

1)  Favorite Holiday – Christmas by far and away is my favorite. I always go overboard in presents and decorating.

2)  Favorite Drink – a Margarita does the soul some good. lol

3)  Favorite Author – Jane Austen. She just never disappoints.

4)  Favorite Book – I’m a romantic at heart and will go with Pride and Prejudice

5)  Favorite Animal – I love giraffes.

And for a bonus:  What is a typical mood for you?  And is your mood different when you’re writing?

I’m pretty content and happy, but I do get anxious to chain myself to my laptop and write at all hours when I’m working on a new story.

 

Where can our readers find you?? 

Twitter: @slscottauthor
Facebook Authors Page: https://www.facebook.com/slscottpage
Amazon Authors Page: http://www.amazon.com/S.L.-Scott/e/B009L9SPDK/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Huffington Post Contributor Page: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sl-scott/

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/slscott1

 

Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?

A Prior Engagement is my new novel. It’s a star-crossed lovers story—a little angsty, a lot romantic.

Living in a world built on pretenses, Everleigh Wright discovers how carefully orchestrated her Upper East Side life has been.  Trapped in an arrangement for social prestige and financial gain, she finds life is not as idyllic as she once thought.

William Ryder leads a life rich in family support and endless determination.  While attending university in Manhattan, he becomes enamored with a classic beauty who holds many secrets beneath her quiet propriety.  William falls head over heels crazy for her, and she falls for him and his unfaltering optimism and kindness. 

William and Everleigh may come from different worlds, but their attraction is instant and their love undeniable.  Hoping love conquers all, they will find out if their love is unstoppable when faced with the consequences of breaking a prior engagement.

"Right here, right now is all that matters."

It released on Amazon on April 16, 2013.

It will also be available on Barnes and Noble and iTunes within two weeks of the release date.

Amazon Authors Page: http://www.amazon.com/S.L.-Scott/e/B009L9SPDK/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1


 
 
One last thing before we let you leave us today, do you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share?  I like to cook and am always looking for new recipes to try and share.

Because I’m eating one right now, it seems fitting to share my family’s mini cheesecake recipe.

Mini Cheesecakes

18 servings

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Use 18 aluminum foil cupcake liners

Place a Nilla Wafer at the bottom of each cupcake liner

 

2 - 8 oz. cream cheese packages

2 eggs

¾ cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon lemon juice
 

Mix the 5 ingredients together.  Pour into the liners. Bake for 20 minutes and then cool. Add your favorite pie filling topping such as cherry or blueberry or enjoy without.

This is a super easy and delicious recipe. Hope you enjoy.

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Don't forget about this great giveaway too :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 
Oh thanks so much S.L., cheesecake is my weekness :)  Congratulations on your release of A Prior Engagement.  Can't wait to read it !!

Readers, you know the drill, get this one while it's hot and make sure to enter the contest !!!

Until next time, happy reading!

Krista


 

2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog today.

    XO,
    S.

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