Meet the Author: Melanie Corona

Today, we’re sitting down with a new author: Melanie Corona. Her first book is coming out in August and I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know her a little bit better. Sit back, moderately relax, and get to know Melanie.

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You’re a new author and appear to be incredibly ambitious. What’s your secret?

I’m actually not that ambitious, but who’s going to read my book if I don’t let people know I’ve written one!  🙂

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You’ve been presented with the opportunity to live forever on minimum wage or till you’re fifty but extremely rich. Which scenario sounds more tempting?
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To be rich is always tempting, if…your not happy with what you’ve got. Minimum wage please. I can always save 🙂
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If you could live in New York City or Colorado, which one would you choose?
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Well, considering I’ve never been to either place, I would have to say New York.
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 Okay, how about England or France?
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England, because there are people I want to meet that live there.
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 Who is your favorite 90’s band (I’m thinking Counting Crows, Blink 182, Hootie & the Blowfish)?
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All of the above lol
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Nice 🙂 … Is there anything you’re currently working on?
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I’m working on my Capture My Heart Series, and a 20k word story for an anthology for the fund raiser EPIC.
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Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?
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Hmmm my favorite author is Marcia Lynn McClure! I would ask her if I could look through her recipe book. 🙂
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Lightning round:
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Ocean or mountains? Mountains
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Strawberries or bananas? Strawberries
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Chocolate or sour candy? Umm hello Chocolate!
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Happy or sad ending to a novel? Always happy! 
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Beer or wine? Neither, don’t drink.
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Flying or driving? Driving! I love a good road trip.
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Hemingway or Shakespeare? Shakespeare.
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You’re stranded on a desert island and you can take only two things with you and two people as well. What and who are you bringing?
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Oh gosh, you’re making me think! Okay, so, I love the outdoors, so I’m thinking some flint lol and…a knife. Bear Grills 🙂 and whatever friend I conned into being in a position that led me to getting stranded lol.
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Best answer to that question thus far 🙂
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You’re able to sit down with any world leader in history. Who would you choose, what would you talk about, and would you rather have him/her over to your house or at their place of royalty?
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I really don’t know. There are too many people I would want to talk some sense into, and loads I would want to learn from, and I would go to their place of royalty. 
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You can wish for one thing and one thing only (not world peace and no more wishes)! What’s it gonna be?
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I wish for an endless supply of chocolate 🙂
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I’m gearing up to release my first published piece, A Friendship’s Love, in August. All my first drafts can be found on my site and when I’m writing a story, I write it first on there, live. I think it, I write it, and hope it makes sense.
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Connect with Melanie below: 
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Meet the Author: J.D. Rivera

Today, we’re talking to the lovely J.D. Rivera. She’s a new author with her debut novel set to release in less than a week! Stand up, sit back down, and enjoy getting to know this up-and-coming star.

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Your first book, TRYING TO GET OVER YOU, will release on June 25th. Share a favorite line/passage with us that reflects the heart of the story.

“…I would do anything for the baby. Including, giving up the love of my life.”

You’ve got the chance to be a best-selling author or live forever, which scenario sounds more tempting?

Probably best-selling author unless all of my family and friends get to live forever with me.  If they can, I would definitely choose living forever.

If you could travel through every state in America or each country in Europe, which one would you choose?

Each country in Europe.  I’ve already travelled most of the U.S. so I’d give up what I haven’t seen to travel through Europe.

What is your favorite spoof movie (I like Scary Movie)?

Hot Shots!  Loved it!

Is there anything you’re currently working on?

I’m working on Cooper’s story from Trying to Get Over You.

Who is your favorite author and if you could ask him/her one question, what would it be?

I love way too many authors to have a favorite.  If I could ask any of them a question it would be: Is being an author everything you dreamed it would be?

Lightning round:

Ocean or mountains? Ocean

Chicken or steak? Chicken

Skittles or M & M’s? M & M’s

Happy or sad ending to a novel? Happy

Beer or wine? Wine

Flying or driving? Driving –I LOVE road trips.  You get to see so many more things!

C.S. Lewis or Nathaniel Hawthorne? C.S. Lewis

You’re stranded on a desert island and you can take only three things with you. What are you bringing?

My husband and two boys. If it has to be material things: my iPad (it has my e-reader), sunscreen, and a bottle of wine. 

You’re able to sit down with any president in United States history. Who would you choose and what would you talk about?

George Washington: I’d ask if the way our country is now is anything like he thought it would be.

More about her new book:

Choices in life are hard.

College student Emily Reynolds has been in a three year relationship with Cooper Thomason but one awful night has left their relationship shaken. She soon finds out she is pregnant and Cooper can’t give up his partying ways. Emily leaves Cooper and tries to find a life without him. She finds out a life without Cooper is harder than she thinks. Will Emily be able to move on from Cooper and find a relationship with another man or run back to him?

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J.D. Rivera lives in Oklahoma with her husband and two boys. Her life consists of school projects, homework, cartoon shows and little league sports.  She loves Diet Mt. Dew, the OKC Thunder, costume jewelry, the beach, and of course reading.

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