Please join me in welcoming Megan Fatheree, a new-to-me author, to the blog today to chat about her new book Dust to Dust!
Megan wants to live in a world where reading makes you skinny, shoes and shiny things are affordable, and chivalrous romance is the norm. Illinois is her home and adventure is her Kryptonite. Homeschool allowed her to find adventure through books, and she loved those books so much she knew she had to write them. Ever since that day, she has been honing the craft and finding her voice.
He thought he could heal.
He didn’t know pain.
Millionaire playboy Morgan Silverman shirks responsibility in order to forget the trauma he endured. He left his family behind after the unimaginable violence. All except his Uncle Avery and Aunt Isadora Silverman. And Hadassah.
When the Silvermans fall under attack from a vicious, unknown villain, they call upon Morgan to help his little cousin. Can he overcome his fears and insecurities to find a responsibility worth taking on himself?
Will his old, scarred wounds keep him from fulfilling his destiny? Or will he come back to speaking terms with God?
Hi Megan! Welcome to the blog!
Megan: Apples. You know that saying “as American as apple pie”? I take it seriously. Plus, you can put caramel on apples.
Carrie: YUM! Yes you can! And now I want exactly that… lol
Megan: Netflix. Honestly, this would have been a toss-up, but Netflix has Sherlock and Scarlet Heart: Ryeo. Enough said.
Carrie: It sounds like I need to look up Scarlet Heart post haste!
Megan: Music. I soundtrack everything in my life, including my books as I write them. Without music, my life would be too quiet and much duller.
Carrie: “I soundtrack everything in my life…” haha! i love that so much!
Megan: Both. I love the smell and feel of print, but I also love that sometimes ebooks are free. I’m a reader at heart so I’ll read it any way I can get it.
Carrie: Hear, hear!
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Megan: *hysterical laughter* This question came up in a conversation I had the other day, actually. It has been decided that I would have invisibility and force fields. So, pretty much I’d be Violet from The Incredibles.
Carrie: hahaha! So pretty much you are awesome 😀
Q: Who is your favorite book character from childhood?
Megan: There were a lot, but if I had to pick one, it would be Nancy Drew. I read the entire series twice, have seen all the movies, and she’s still amazing to me.
Carrie: I ♥ Nancy Drew!
Q: What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever Googled while researching a book?
Megan: Oh, boy. Can I go delete my search history now? I’m not sure which is weirder, so maybe I should let the readers decide. It’s down between “can keratin kill you” and “how to dissect a human”. (I’m just a suspense writer, I promise!)
Carrie: LOL! <makes a note to be wary if we ever meet in a dark alley> 😛
Q: In Dust to Dust, which character was the most difficult to write?
Megan: Morgan Silverman. He is precocious, headstrong, and not very Christ-like for most of the book. He has a good heart, but it was so difficult to balance his habits with his heart’s intentions.
Carrie: I think we all have to deal with that in our own lives from time to time – balancing our habits with our heart’s intentions…
Q: What surprised you about Dust to Dust or your characters as you wrote their story?
Megan: The characters surprised me a lot. When I started out to write this book, Morgan wasn’t meant to be the main character. Nor was he meant to be so stubborn. There was a lot of inner turmoil on that front. Also, originally, Isadora and Avery were meant to be much different than how they turned out. (You’ll understand when you read the book.) Sometimes writing is a way to discover things about your characters that you would have never known otherwise
Carrie: I love how characters seem to have minds of their own!
Q: What is something God taught you while you wrote this book?
Megan: People, even in books, are only human. They make mistakes and they make bad decisions alongside the good. Sometimes you have to slow down and look deep to see what’s really going on.
Carrie: So very true
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Megan: Next for me is getting the second book of this trilogy ready to launch. I’m really excited for this story to continue and for new characters to touch readers’ hearts. I’ll be taking a short break after this book launch just to recuperate, but I won’t be gone long. Please keep me in your prayers as I navigate this crazy thing called life. I hope to see you all on the pages of book 2.
Carrie: Will definitely be praying ♥
I am giving away a Kindle ebook copy of Dust to Dust to one of my readers! (Open internationally except where prohibited by law – and as long as winner can receive ebooks from Amazon.com) This giveaway is subject to Reading Is My SuperPower’s giveaway policies which can be found here. Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.
What about you? What interests you most about Megan and/or her new book?