{Author Interview} Georgia McBride, Author of Praefatio

Today, I am honored to feature an interview with Georgia McBride, author of the Praefatio!

Georgia loves a good story. Whether it’s writing her own, or publishing someone else’s, story is at the heart of everything Georgia does. Founder of Month9Books, YALITCHAT.ORG and the weekly #yalitchat on Twitter, Georgia spends most of her days writing, editing, or talking about books. That is, of course, when she is not blasting really loud music or reading. She lives in North Carolina with four dogs, a frog, a parrot, 2 kids, parents and a husband.

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Tell us something unique about yourself.

I used to hate my sister. She was a twin. My brother died at birth. My mom told me that he died because my sister stole all of his air. I thought that was the most selfish thing in the world. I was little and barely understood. But, I grew up hating my sister for this reason. Go figure.

What inspired you to become a writer?

I don’t know if it was inspiration per se. It was more like 3 characters in my head pouring their stories into me at one.

What inspired your novel, Praefatio? What makes it special?

Most special heritage stories use the revelation of the special heritage as the plot twist. But, in PRAEFATIO, it starts and you immediately know that Grace is an angel. What you don’t know is what revealing this fact will cost her or what else is going on. So Grace being an angel ISN’T the story.

Could you tell us a little about your main character, Grace Ann Miller? What was it like writing her story?

I get kinda fangirl when I talk about Grace. I have a huge amount of respect for her. I felt very protective of her when I was writing her. I tried to keep her from inevitable harm and shield her from people who would seek to betray her. Turned out Grace could take care of herself and barely needed me at all. But Grace is interesting. She wants to be special in a supernatural way. I don’t know of many people who aspire to that. But Grace wants it, expects it and craves it. When it happens, it throws her life into such chaos, and she is not prepared to deal with it.

If you could date any one of your characters, who would it be and why?

Wow. All of my characters (for the most part) are teens. So, I would see if I was say, 16, and I could date one of my characters, of course it would be Gavin. Why? He’s hot and dangerous and totally bad for me. Why wouldn’t I date him?

Do you have any other books in the works? What are your future goals?

I have 3 books in progress at the moment. Not sure where they will end up. I am also penning the sequel to PRAEFATIO, should anyone care to read on.

What advice would you give an aspiring author?

Get good support, keep writing and don’t give up.

Where do you like to write?

Anywhere there is room for my computer, iPad or in one of several notebooks around the house.

Which do you prefer: longhand writing or via laptop?

Depends on my mood and sometimes the time of day. At night I like to write longhand while in bed. During the day, I feel like I should be at my desk.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I read everything. Comics, graphic novels, picture books, paranormal, horror, women’s fiction. I do not read a lot of non-fiction.

Cats or dogs?

I have 3 dogs (had 4, but one died earlier in the year). I had 2 cats in college. They were the nuttiest cats I have ever encountered.

Dinner or desert?

Desert before dinner at one of my fave local Italian restaurants. When I arrive, they bring me limoncello cake first.

Ice cream or cake?

Ice cream unless it’s limoncello cake.

What is the best thing that ever happened to you?

The best thing? Having my kids.

Thank you, Georgia!! In honor of Praefatio being released in paperback, Month9Books is giving away a signed copy. Open until midnight, July 17th (US only). To enter, complete the Rafflecopter form -> a Rafflecopter giveaway


Praefatio (Praefatio #1)

Seventeen-year-old Grace Ann Miller is no ordinary runaway…

After having been missing for weeks, Grace is found on the estate of international rock star Gavin Vault, half-dressed and yelling for help. Over the course of twenty-four hours Grace holds an entire police force captive with incredulous tales of angels, demons, and war; intent on saving Gavin from lockup and her family from worry over her safety.

Authorities believe that Grace is ill, suffering from Stockholm Syndrome, the victim of assault and a severely fractured mind. Undeterred, Grace reveals the secret existence of dark angels on earth, an ancient prophecy and a wretched curse steeped in Biblical myth. Grace’s claims set into motion an ages-old war, resulting in blood, death and the loss of everything that matters. But are these the delusions of an immensely sick girl, or could Grace’s story actually be true?

Praefatio is Grace’s account of weeks on the run, falling in love and losing everything but her faith. When it’s sister against brother, light versus darkness, corrupt police officers, eager doctors and accusing journalists, against one girl with nothing but her word as proof: who do you believe?

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