Thursday, October 20, 2011

"FUN" Interview with Author Melisa Hamling

Product Description

"They said it was no big deal. The thing inside of me was just a blob of nothing, just some tissue."
She paused and drew imaginary circles on her sheet with her index finger.

Sixteen-year-old Maya Rockwell thought she'd take care of it, quietly and
efficiently. But everything exploded in one terrifying moment, and Maya can no
longer pretend to be ignorant. Revelations of her friend's world of abuse, death,
and disaster force Maya to brave the heat of negative publicity and take a
stand. Her privacy shattered, she faces her family, friends and schoolmates,
balanced on the crucial decision she must make for herself and her unborn child.

    Let's learn about the "FUN" side of Melisa Hamling. She is the cool author of Twenty Weeks.

Welcome to "FUN" Interviews, Melisa.  Please tell me about your book.
* Twenty Weeks is my debut novel.
* To sum it up in less than twenty words:
An unplanned pregnancy. A friend's devastation. Maya's life teeters on a single decision. Will she get a second chance?

What's your next project?
*Working on an Adult Romance Novel: Of Love and Deception.
Excerpt: ~From conception to deception~
Daniella believed her life was on track. She was married to the wonderful Cruz Canton who wooed her, charmed her and surprised her with gifts and roses. He’d had something delivered to her workplace daily. He didn’t give up until she finally agreed to go on a date with him. Sure, he was handsome, delicious even. Okay! He was damn hot.
Meg and Falcon Landers, longtime friends of Cruz, and now Daniella, were more like family. Trust was never an issue . . . or was it? Daniella would soon learn the truth about the man who wooed her, the man she loved, the man she once swore ‘til death do us part’ to.
The beloved Cruz Canton. A man she no longer knew. Friends she no longer knew. Daniella was left with disturbing questions—why? And why now? They were finally pregnant. Their best friends were the reason she was able to conceive Cruz’s much wanted child, but they were now the knife that twisted in Daniella’s heart.
Daniella wasn’t about to give up until she got the answers she deserved to know. She’d get more than she bargained for and left with a deeper, darker question. Who’s child was carrying?
Choose a movie title for the story of your life.
I'll get back to yah on this one!
If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
To ZAP all the creepers out of the world! Make it a cleaner and safer place, especially for our children.
If I came to your home and looked in your refrigerator, what would I find?
Psh! That's anyone's guess! Nah. Nothing rotten if that's what you're after. Though I do hate cleaning it!
If you can be a Disney character, who would you be and why?
Snow White! Then I'd poison all the wicked witches? No, no. Probably Cinderella. So I could ride off on that white horse with a good looking cartoon character. ;) Oh, wait! I'd want to be a mighty King! The Lion King, an all-time favorite!
If you were a tree, what would you be?
Why, a weeping willow. Love those trees.
What mythical creature would you want to be?
Um… hmm. Well, I'd want to be Sam from Laurie Starkey's 'Soul Keeper'. She really needs to publish it!
You were bitten by a vampire, now what? (Or werewolf)
He'd better be a smashingly good looking vampire or I'd have to kill him with a stake! Haven't seen any good-looking werewolves lately. ;0

If you could choose to be any food, what would it be?
Cucumbers! Cool, crisp and delicious. Could be turned into a pickle.
What is Eskimo ice?
Eek! At first guess, I'd have to assume it is homemade ice cones… you know, the yellow kind. (Ewe!)

Do you like Tom or Jerry?
Jerry ! Wait! No Tom… oh whichever one is the mouse!
You are being chased by Godzilla, what do you do?
Hi five? You think that'll work?

What will you do if you have a time machine?
Well, I sure wouldn't want to go back into my own past, but I'd travel back to B.C. and visit King David and his wives. How awesome would that be?!

How many licks does it take to get to the middle of a tootsie pop
NONE! I bite it in half and suck out the tootsie! ;)

Why am I asking you these questions?
Because you like me!

If you were a Star Trek® [or Star Wars® ] character, which one would it be?
Oh lord! Star Trek? Why star Trek! Oh wait! I see Star Wars too! I'd be Princess Lea of course.

What is your favorite movie (song)?
Too many favorite movies, but I'd have to say Titanic tops my list. I love chic flicks! (Celine Dion for music).
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?Absolutely . . . NOT. I'm pretty sure acting is not in the stars for me!
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
If you could take five things to a deserted island, what would you take?
LAPTOP! Purse. Casual outfit. Swimsuit. Big blanket.
Sing in the rain or dance in the streets?
Singing in the rain…as long as nobody is around.
What comes first, Chicken or Egg?
Old McDonald had a farm and he had a chicken on that farm who laid an egg? Chicken!
What holiday would you invent to get a day off work?
Just a day? Boo. How about Author's day?!
What is the best thing you have dressed up as for Halloween?
Oh boy! Gene from KISS! LOL!

Do you like your handwriting?

Do you have a best friend?
More than one.
What are you afraid of?
Pitch black.
Do you have nicknames?
Ha. Depends on who you ask. Family or co-workers! Or patients!
Family called me Liss when I was young. Co-workers picked up a name a patient calls me. Do you really want to know? Ok. Mediterranian goddess! LOL.  (and we call each other hooker names=o)
What is something you cannot live without?
My hubby, kids, and laptop!

What music are you listening to?
Variety. Depends on what I am writing. Love the 70's (streisand, newton-john, ect) 80's and 90's rock!
What is your middle name?
When is your birthday?
June 30th. Summertime!
What will you do to celebrate your next birthday?
Nada. Not a big deal for me.
What is your favorite holiday?
They are over rated and for many, financial burdens.
How many brothers and sisters do you have?
1 sister, 1 brother. 1 father and 1 mother.

Where does your family live?

Brighton, Lakewood, Littleton, Colorado. And San Antonio, Texas.

Where do you live?
The good life, so they say. How about this: Husker Fan! Can you guess? State has a great love and support for their college football team. Where am I?
What are your favorite foods?
Mexican and Italian.
What are some foods you dislike?
Fruit bread! Who came up with such a horrible tasting bread? And I hate pumpernickel.
Have you ever gone cow-tipping?
Heck no.

What's your worst pet peeve?
People who chomp with their mouths open or talk when eating. Or blow their noses at the table! (Yeah, I know someone who does that) Gross.
Do you do dance crazy when no one is looking?
Ha=ha! Oh yeah!

Do you like to sing in the shower?
Not really, but I like to sing in the car.
At the beach would you rather play in the sand, or play in the water?
Water, without a doubt!
Do you think people should eat the fish they catch, or just let them go?
Depends on the size of the fish.
Do you scream on roller coasters? Do you lift up your hands?

Pen or pencil?
Pencil. I like to draw.
Favorite day of the week?
Saturday. Don't have to think about work the following day.
Favorite Sundae topping?
Chocolate and butterscotch. YUM.
Do you play a musical instrument?
Not since middle school. Played the flute and piccolo.
Movies or TV?
Used to watch Discovery Health until it turned OWN. But I watch that sometimes. I like Oprah. I watch Dr. Oz on my half days off. He's cool. And Judge Judy! Hoot!
McDonalds or Burger King and why?
Gag to both… other than the fruffy coffee! Whip cream and chocolate on top.
Which storybook/cartoon character do you like the most?
Little Critters! They are funny and cute!
Do you have quirky habits?
Nada. My brother and sister inherited those genes.
That was a "FUN" interview. Thanks, Melisa for visiting "FUN" Interviews on The Purple Brick Road. It was a pleasure to have you.  


Elise Marion said...

haha! that was cute! I totally want to do one now!

Alessa Adamo said...

That WAS a fun interview. Thanks!