Sunday, August 4, 2013

Indie Author of the Month - David James

Welcome, everyone! I'm so excited today! Why? Well, Indie Author of the Month is back! Yay! So, that means weekly giveaways and a super mega awesome grand prize giveaway come the end of the month! *dances*

Pretty awesome, huh? Enough of my rambling let's get to it! Today I have the great honor of introducing you to August's Indie Author of the Month, David James!!!!!

Each Sunday we'll kick off a week full of David James awesomeness! Here's the rundown:
Week 1 - Meet David James
Week 2 - Featured Book by David James
Week 3 - Character Interview

For those of you who are new to David James here's his bio:

David James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, Light of the Moon, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer duet, as well as the companion novellas, The Witch's Curse and The Warrior's Code. A Legend of the Dreamer anthology, Shades of the Stars, was released July 2013, and includes the exclusive novella, The Enchanter's Fire. The final book in the duet, Shadow of the Sun, will be released in late 2013. Living in Michigan, David is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. He enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Learn more about David and his writing adventures at and follow him at @DJamesAuthor.

I had the great pleasure to sit down with THEE David James and interrogate...I mean interview him. Check it!

MN: What made you decide to take the self-publishing leap?

DJ:   In my mind, there isn’t much that differs from traditional publishing and self if you do either correctly. Editors, designers, and agents are a significant part of both worlds. The reason I decided to self publish was because of timing. It was the right time for me to publish Light of the Moon.

MN: I’m pretty sure that’s the best answer ever! I completely agree! So, David, what inspires you?

DJ:    I’m inspired by books and movies and life. I find that if I’m not reading, I’m not writing. I generally read a book every other day, and that keeps my words flowing. I also can’t write when it’s completely silent, so I have to have some kind of sound in the background. I know that a lot of writers work to music, but I prefer to write with a movie playing in the background. I don’t know why!

MN: What is the last book you read?

DJ:   I’m currently reading Proxy by Alex London and loving the futuristic tale.

MN: Name your favorite 2013 moment/memory so far?

DJ:   Probably the release of Shades of the Stars, the companion anthology to Light of the Moon. Shades of the Stars is a huge release for me, and I love all the stories included in it. Seeing it finally alive was amazing.

MN: What's next for David James?

DJ:    The sequel to Light of the Moon, Shadow of the Sun, will be released in late 2013, and I have a few projects I’m developing in the meantime. I can’t reveal any titles or ideas just yet, but I am staying in the young adult realm.

MN: Being mysterious, I see. ;) You know how to keep us anxiously waiting. Are you planning on making any appearances/attending any events in the near future?

DJ:    Of course! I don’t know any specific dates yet, but I update my blog with events as they happen. I love interacting with readers, so I hope to attend more events in the future.

MN: *Mental Note: Stalk blog daily* Name a fictional character you’d like to have as a real life bestie?

DJ:    I would love to be friends with every single person in the cast of Harry Potter. Especially Hermione. I think she is incredibly strong and loyal and I bet she could talk for hours about good books she’s read.

MN: Nice choice! What is your most prized possession?

DJ:    Probably my books, honestly. I love to escape to new worlds, and I have too many books to name.

MN: Time for the speed round…respond with the first thing that comes to mind:

Color? Blue or green.

Song? “Dreams” by Van Halen

Food? Pizza

Place? Lake

Book? Shiver

Season? Fall

Holiday? Christmas

Animal? Dog

I just want to say major THANKS to David for that amazing interview! Now, here's this week giveaway and all the details on how to enter! Don't worry--it just involves Sharing the Love. Psst! If you answer each week's bonus trivia question correctly it will earn you an extra entry for the SUPER MEGA AWESOME GRAND PRIZE! You don't want to miss out--I promise you that!

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