~ WISHING YOU GOOD READING AND GODSPEED! ~GET SOME FEBRUARY GRACE IN JULY! ~


Please welcome to my blog today February Grace, author of GODSPEED.

Hi, February! Tell us, when did your love for writing start?

FG: I was making up stories about my beloved

Paddington bear before I could write them down. However it was in fourth grade that a kind teacher really spurred my love of writing by assigning me extra credit work to go to the library, use the projector to watch clips from fairy tales, and then rewrite the endings. Once I realized the power that writing gives you to escape and create whole alternate worlds that was it; I was hooked. I’ve been writing in one form or another ever since.

That story sounds familiar. :) Where do you live? And where would you love to live?

FG: I live in Michigan, where it is very cold for the better part of the year. I would love to live in Celebration Florida, so I could be right next door to my favorite place in the world; Walt Disney World. That would be heaven on earth to me.

What was your nickname growing up or now?

FG: I have had so many nicknames over the years that I have lost track of them all. But one from my teens stands out: “Bunty”, after an actress called Bunty Bailey who appeared in the music video for the song Take On Me by a-ha. In the video she is pulled into a comic book and has an adventure there. I loved the video and the band and the way she looked and dressed, so she was my teenage role model. As a result, my family started calling me Bunty, and it stuck. Many members of my family still refer to me as Bunty, and I’m almost forty-three years old!

LOVED that video, and still love that song! Speaking of music, what CD is in your CD player right now?

FG: I listen to my music on my iPad mostly, so I’ll tell you what is playing right now: X&Y by Coldplay. They are a top favorite of mine— their music is so inspiring to me. It lights up my whole brain and I mean that literally…I see colors when I listen to music, and none I can think of is more ‘colorful’ in my head than theirs. I never tire of them.

I've actually heard many writers credit Coldplay for their inspiration. Maybe I need to start listening to them. Who was your hero when you were a child, and what did you do to be like them?

FG: As far as fantasy/fictional heroes, I’d have to say Obi Wan Kenobi and Yoda from Star Wars. I was the first girl on the block who, at the age of six, didn’t just want to be the princess; I wanted to BE a Jedi. I used to write down all their sayings about the Force in a notebook and think about them a lot. I was rather obsessed, as my family will tell you, judging by the amount of time I spent running around with my hair done up into little cinnamon rolls. Truth is, I still want to be a Jedi.

Talking about real people in my life, I would have to say my maternal grandparents were my greatest heroes. They kept me with them a lot of the time when I was very small, and that helped because things weren’t happy at home. I tried to be like them by just being as good as I could possibly be all the time— I tried so hard never to misbehave, because I knew they were both such good people and I didn’t want to ever disappoint them. They were to me, in fact, the parents that in many ways my parents couldn’t be.

I miss them… a lot. My grandfather died when I was eleven, and my whole world changed then. I got to keep grandma until I was in my thirties…I still expect her to call me on the phone though she’s been gone almost a decade. Some people are just too loved, and too powerful a force in and of themselves, to ever be forgotten.

That's beautifully said. I read this part to my sixteen-year-old son, by the way, and he was very impressed by your love of "Star Wars." I wrote a romance that is very much influenced by "Star Wars." I don't plan on having it out for a couple of years, though.

Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog! I appreciate it very much, and have really enjoyed it.


It was a delight, February! Now here's a little bit about GODSPEED:


"What is a heart if not the ultimate clockwork?"





Abigail’s young life was saved by the kindness of strangers: Schuyler Algernon, the man who found her collapsed on cold city streets, and Quinn Godspeed, the doctor who risked everything by breaking the law to keep her fragile heart beating.

As the truth about what she’s become and her feelings for her savior overtake her, Abigail is forced to ask what constitutes life, living, and what dark secrets are contained within Godspeed’s past and the walls of Schuyler’s house.

Godspeed is a literary romance with steampunk embellishments and February’s debut novel.



Author Bio:
February Grace is a writer, artist, and poet who lives in Southeastern Michigan. She sings on key, plays by ear, and is more than mildly obsessed with colors, clocks, and meteor showers. GODSPEED is her debut novel.

You can learn more about Bru by visiting her website: 


www.februarywriter.blogspot.com
 or
Twitter: @FebruaryGrace 

or
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FebruaryGrace

Wendy.logsdon@booktrope.com


Purchase GODSPEED here:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Godspeed-ebook/dp/B00DIKHGFQ
BN: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/godspeed-february-grace/1112111553
Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/godspeed/id668503924



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7 comments:

  1. What a cool interview, though I might have to listen to more Coldplay, too. Godspeed sounds like a lot of fun!
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    1. Agreed. Bru did a great job of making her answers interesting! Thanks for stopping in, Liv!

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    1. Thanks, Brenna! I love hosting these interviews because creative people can't seem to help but be interesting! Each post has its own unique flavor provided by my wonderful guests. So happy to be able to feature such brilliant work!

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  3. I loved this interview, ladies! Bru, it is so nice to get to know you better. Godspeed is on my Kindle, and I'm itching to read it. Soon! Hugs to you, Deb

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  4. Thank you so very much M.J. for having me over, it was a blast! And thank you to everyone for reading, this interview was such a joy :~) I appreciate you all!

    xoxo
    ~bru

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