Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Artist Arthur Community Interview!


Here it is! The Artist Arthur Community Interview I've been promising you!

So many people have been really excited about the upcoming release of Manifest: A Mystyx Novel by Artist Arthur. In fact, a lot of folks have wanted to conduct interviews with the author. This is a huge project with over one hundred people reviewing and participating in the campaign.

I thought a community interview would be a fun way to give everyone an opportunity to interact with Artist, while providing all who are interested with an interview. I also don't want to overwhlem her. We need her to get working on the next books in the series so we can find out what happens to Krystal and her new friends who all share the same 'M' shaped birthmark as well as supernatural powers.

From Artist: "I'm amazed at the tremendous response to Manifest and would like to sincerely thank every one of you for your support and participation."

And here's how it works:
*Submit one question in the comments section.
*All questions will be submitted to Artist. She will answer them all. I will compile them and send them out to everyone who contributed. That way, you can pick and choose the questions/responses you would like to feature for a customized interview post.

**Please read through the comments! Repeat questions will be discarded.** This is your opportunity to be creative and ask that burning question you just need to know! Remember, this is Artist's debut YA novel. She previously published romance. There may be a question or two in that alone! If you haven't had a chance to read the book yet and would like a synopsis, please visit my Manifest page where you will find a book trailer, description, and excerpt.

And did I mention the swag?? Aritst is generously offering a signed Manifest tote bag to one lucky contrbutor!

You have two weeks from today to get your question in. Comments will close on Friday, July 2, with the winner of the tote bag being announced on Tuesday, July 6. Good Luck!


The Library Lurker said...

This is a great idea! Okay, so here's my question:

Was is difficult to go from Romance to YA?

I'll leave it at that so someone can expand on it if they want to ;)

Cleverly Inked said...

Do you feel being able to Manifest is blessing or a curse?

Thanks for the opportunity. So much fun!

Ari said...

OO Goody!!

Artist, what is your position on global warming? Your answer does not have to be serious :)


Kate said...

Other than an author, what profession would you love to have, and why?

Diana Dang said...

How do you write out your stories? Plan them? Let the characters decide? Or only when you have an "aha!" moment then you put it down?

Danielle said...

How do you come up with names for your characters?

Jo said...

Similar-ish to The Library Lurker's question, but not exactly...

Why did you decide to write a YA novel, and why in the fantasy genre?

Star Shadow said...

What a fabulous idea for an interview...

How did you come up with the amazing idea for the base for this book and the mystyx group/powers?



Dwayne said...

Great idea, Lisa! Here's my question:

Since Manifest is infused with paranormal mystery, do you have a personal paranormal experience that you can share with us?


BookMac said...

Random but,

If you had 1 day to spend a million dollars, what would you buy?

Bookworm said...

Great idea!

Here's my question:

Why were you drawn to the paranormal genre of YA?

Sherry @ Flipping Pages for All Ages said...

What, if any, are your writing rituals(certain lighting, room, food, etc)?

I always find authors different writing rituals so interesting!

Thanks for this opportunity Lisa and Artist! :)

The Book Owl said...

What a fun idea!

What are your guilty pleasures in life?

Liz B said...

As a writer are you a "plotter" (with detailed outlines) or are you a "plunger" (plunge into the story and see where it takes you)?

Anne said...

I'm so glad to have this opportunity!

Are any of your characters based on real people?

ladystorm said...

If Manifest became a movie who would you like to see play the main characters?

Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!

LuAnn said...

What sort of research did you need to do for your novel?

reading_frenzy at yahoo dot com

The Brain Lair (KB) said...

Is Artist your real name? Also, how did you guys find the model for the cover?

Amber Stults said...

Did you have much input into the cover? It's extremely eye-catching.

Diva's Bookcase said...

Is the character of Krystal based on yourself or someone that you know? I'd like to know where you got the inspiration for such a headstrong, but young character.

Jan von Harz said...

My question is if you pick the brain of any dead author whose brain would you pick and why?

Jami said...

My Question:

Who are some YA authors that inspire you? Can you name any YA novels that you read and loved recently?

Thanks for takinf time to answer our questions!


MissAttitude said...

These are some fantastic questions! I'm dying to learn more about the cover story and the idea behind Manifest :)

My question: Why did you decide to not only make Krystal African American, but also one fourth Native American?

Thank you for this opportunity, I adore this idea.

iluvhersheys_andbooks said...

Hello Artist Author, my questions is: Of all the paranormal creautures currently "sweeping the YA nation" why choose ghost over vampires, werewolves and faeries, oh my?

Can't wait for you responce to this question and the rest. Thank you and I look forward to reading Manifest. (Awesome Cover)!

A Musing Mother said...

My question is really for Krystal Bentley rather than Artist.

Of all the spirits that have come to you, who evoked in you the most emotion? What emotion? Why?

ntaylor228 at yahoo dot com

Amy J - Book Addict said...

What one place would you love to do an author signing at? Town? The one place you have always dreamed you would sign at and mean ultimate success for you!

Faye said...

The paranormal genre is big in teen/YA literature right now. Most bestsellers feature vampires, werewolves, faeries, angels, or the like as a main character. In your opinion, why are teens currently fascinated with all things paranormal?