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Blog Tour: SHOW ME HOW by Molly McAdams Q & A and #Giveaway
September 2nd, 2016 by Liza Wiemer

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by Molly McAdams

LINKS: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

I adore Molly McAdams’ novels and so I’m thrilled to have this opportunity to be a part of this blog tour. Make sure to check out ALL her books. You can find the entire list on her website.

ABOUT SHOW ME HOW:

After her first love was ripped from her grasp four years earlier, Charlie Easton was sure she would never be able to trust anyone with the shattered pieces of her heart again. That is, until Deacon Carver forces himself into her life, and makes those pieces swirl in chaos. But Charlie doesn’t know how to let him in… until a stranger stumbles upon a notebook filled with her innermost secrets, and shows her how.

Deacon Carver is known for sleeping his way through the town of Thatch, as well as the surrounding cities—something he used to take pride in. But that persona has haunted Deacon ever since he decided to leave that life behind for the girl he wants more than anything: Charlie Easton.

But when another girl falls into Deacon’s life, allowing him to be himself without judgment for his past, will their conversations hinder his relationship with Charlie … even if he’s never seen her?

Q&A:

  1. If you could trade places with one of your characters for a day – anyone in this series, which one would it be and why?

This series? Um, then I’m for sure going to have to say Charlie. Reason … have you met Deacon? 😉 That’s what I thought.

 

  1. How did you choose the name(s) of your character(s)? Feel free to choose just one to save time! 🙂 

I actually take forever to choose the names for my characters. It’s a good three-hour process for each one of my stories. Once I have the characters in mind, then I sit there scrolling through name sites for hours and hours until I find the names that fit them. I have a list of names that I absolutely love just sitting on my computer, and I have yet to use any of them because they haven’t fit the characters.

 

  1. Did you have any scenes you found difficult to write? If so, how did you get through it?

Yes, all of the scenes that involved Collin and Harlow in To The Stars. Not sure how I got through the actual writing of the scenes—actually I’m pretty sure I didn’t breathe while I wrote them. But as soon as I finished just one Collin scene, I would have to walk away from my computer and go lie down because I would feel so emotionally and physically exhausted, and would be shaking too hard to continue.

 

  1. What lesson or message would you hope readers would take from this book or series and why?

Oh my goodness, there are so many. The biggest one from this series; is that no one has to continue living with domestic violence. There are ways to get help if you feel like you can’t get out. The other main one; is that moving on with your life doesn’t mean you’re forgetting or leaving behind whoever passed away. Remember that they would want you to continue living.

 

  1. What qualities do you feel are important in building a long lasting relationship that you feel your characters needed to learn?

Trust. Trust, trust, trust. So much trust. That was a huge one in Letting Go and again in Show Me How, and in a way it was there—just a tad different—in To The Stars. In Show Me How, for example, Charlie wanted to believe that Deacon could change, but in the back of her mind, she kept waiting for the day when he would revert back to the old Deacon. And I think that if Deacon really thought that Charlie knew him and who he wanted to be, he would’ve never continued speaking to Words.

 

  1. Do you have any writing habits that are critical to your process? If so, what are they?

When I’m first getting into a story, I have to spend a lot of time just thinking about the story, and letting it develop. It has to be quiet, and it has to be dark, so I usually lay in bed. But when I actually start writing, I have to have music really loud, or else I can’t concentrate.

 

  1. What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned during your journey as a published author?

That it’s always worth it to write what you believe in, over what you think everyone else will want.

 

Author Molly McAdams

Author Molly McAdams

ABOUT MOLLY MCADAMS:

Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband, daughter, and fur babies. When she’s not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm … or under one in a bathtub if there are tornadoes. That way she can pretend they aren’t really happening.

 

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Giveaway:

$25 (USD) gift card to the ebookseller of choice for 1 winner

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2 Responses  
danielle hammelef writes:
September 2nd, 2016 at 9:07 am

This author has a much different writing process than mine, but I find that fascinating. I agree with number 7 and think maybe not enough people follow this advice.

Ami writes:
September 9th, 2016 at 2:34 am

Great interview

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