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Candie and Michelle: Tell us about yourself.
Martina McAtee: Um, okay, about me. I write dark, snarky, young adult, paranormal romances. I am a mom to two teenagers, two chihuahuas, and two cats. I'm a vegan, a coffee addict, and a book lover (obviously). In my muggle life, I'm a registered nurse working in radiology. I have one book out called Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things and the second book in the Dead Things series, Dark Dreams and Dead Things is due out in July.
Candie and Michelle: Candie loved your first book and I am currently still reading it. We both can't wait for the second one. :) Have you always known you wanted to be a writer? Did anything happen to push you in that direction?
Martina McAtee: I don't remember wanting to be a writer, I just was always writing. I remember my sister reading to me from a really early age and making up my own stories even before I could write. My first book was written with an orange crayon on one of my mom's legal pads. As I got older, I sort of fell away from writing fiction and began writing more academically. Then, I had a story idea that just wouldn't stop nagging me so I finally just sat down and wrote my first book.
Candie and Michelle: We are so glad you wrote it! As a whole, which character has been your favorite “good guy” to write about? Who has been your favorite villain? Do you feel like there is a particular character you relate to the most?
Martina McAtee: My favorite good guy is Kai. He's funny and confident and so secure in who he is. His humor and life observations make him so much fun to write. Plus, he has some of the best romantic bickering. As for favorite villain...I'm not sure Mace is a villain, but it's safe to say his moral compass is permanently skewed. It's always fun to write somebody who is such an ass, but still so charming. I would have to say I relate most to Ember. She is a little bit of every girl in my family, myself included. She's sharp tongued and insecure, but goodhearted.
Candie and Michelle: Candie said she loved all three of those characters. What book are you reading now? Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
Martina McAtee: I'm reading NOS4A2 by Joe Hill. It's excellent. Very scary and deeply disturbing. There are a couple of new authors I'm loving right now. Raye Wagner, S.E. Summa, and Krystal Wade all have excellent books out right now.
Candie and Michelle: We will have to check them out. :) Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
Martina McAtee: I love all of my readers and I'm so grateful you guys have gone on this journey with me. I love interacting with all of you on my social media. If you see me online, say hi. Also, book two is on pre-order as of May 1st, so I hope you are excited to get your hands on it.
Candie and Michelle: We are EXCITED!
Thank you so much Martina for taking the time to sit down with us. We both feel blessed to be featuring you this month.
-Candie and Michelle
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