I first met Mandy on Facebook and accosted her for a review. She runs the book review blog Twimom227 Book Blog (http://twimom227.blogspot.com). She read The Keepers and fell in love with it and we hit it off! Okay we hit it off before she fell in love, but it doesn’t hurt that she likes my book 😀 Ya’ll check out her blog and follow her on Facebook.
Mandy: I am guessing my love affair with books began back in elementary. I always loved Library Day…just being around all those books was so magical to me. I could get lost in all those books.
Me too! You know the other kids thought we were nerds! What are your hobbies?
Mandy: READING! I also love to sew. I have an etsy shop that I really need to go put more stuff in. So if I could ever make myself put down a book, and go to my sewing machine..I might have more money in my paypal acct.
Who is on your list of favorite authors?
Mandy: I would say Amanda Hocking and Jennifer Laurens. I love Amanda Hockings work. But also to be a great author, it takes more than great writing. I think it also takes being a great person and interacting with your readers. And Jennifer Laurens is just that. She is always tweeting and commenting to her fan base. I have seen first hand a Best Selling author be absolutely rude and flat-out mean to her followers. Its sad really.
Sometimes I feel like I’ve lost my best friend when I finish reading a book….do you do that?
Mandy: Yes, absolutely. In fact that is why I don’t do well with short stories. I get too attached and want to read all I can. Take for instance your book The Keepers. I just finished your book and am already itching for more of Jess and Justin.
Out of all the books you’ve read if you could have dinner with a character who would it be and why?
Mandy: Ooooh that’s a good one. But also a hard one to answer. I think I would love to have dinner with Colin from Jennifer Laurens’ Overprotected or maybe even Tamani from Aprilynne Pike’s Wings series.
What are you currently reading?
Mandy: I just started The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
Any strange habits while reading? I
Mandy: sometimes I skip paragraphs when I think its dragging…then find myself missing some key info a few paragraphs away…so I then have to go back and re read it.
How much description do you like in a book?
Mandy: A good amount…just not a whole bunch..cause then I end up getting confused or bored.
Anything else about you, you’d like to share with us?
Mandy: I still like going to the library and getting lost in all those books. And I love that my girls enjoy reading too.
If you would like Mandy to review your book, you can email her at Twimom101@yahoo.com.
Monique O’Connor James