Sunday, 10 July 2016

Blogversary Feature: Lindy Spencer and Giveaway!

Hi guys, welcome to another Author feature for my 3 year Blogversary!! This time I'm featuring Lindy Spencer also writing as MaeMae Spencer. Below are details of her books, click on the covers to be taken to Goodreads, both her adult ones and children ones. Don't forget to enter the awesome Blogversary giveaway! 

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The Boomerang Effect (The Boomerang Effect 1)


Being in the wrong place at the wrong time can end your life - or worse, postpone it indefinitely.

In Aspen Grove, Oklahoma, fifteen-year-old Katy had everything going for her, until an innocent decision to walk home from school set the karmic wheels in motion. Katy suffered a brutal attack, leaving her comatose. The legal system failed to convict the men responsible for this heinous crime - instead found them not guilty.

They’ve gotten away with it, or so it seems. Darnell and Jerome, then boys, now men, continue on with their lives; Bruce Hanson, the attorney tasked with convicting the two attackers, brushes off his loss and continues his climb up the legal ladder; Office Webster, the policeman who responded to the call for help, the man who destroyed evidence, forgets all about his part in the crime and moves forward in his lazy life; all of this while Katy lies in a hospital bed, still comatose, her life postponed, her loved ones outside of that room hoping and waiting.

Several years go by, bringing us to now. Something, or someone, has found a way to bring these individuals to justice; the perfect murder has been created and is being unleashed on the individuals responsible for Katy's situation.

Are they accidents? Could it be coincidence? Perhaps long-awaited payback in the form of the perfect murder? Revenge is a dish best served cold... and karma is a well-thrown boomerang.


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Ripples of the Boomerang (The Boomerang Effect 2)


A virus with the ability to program one person to kill another has gone missing.

Andrea "Andy" Parker, struck and left for dead by a hit and run driver on her way to the church - on her wedding day - is slowly recovering, but at what cost? Plagued by nightmares and secrets she can't share, is Andy going crazy or is it all in her head?

Katy Oliver remains in a comatose state to this day. It's been years; is there any possible way she can return to the land of the living, or will her loved ones have to call it quits?

Tom Oliver, Katy's brother and Andy's fiance, is stretched to the breaking point. Holding it together is harder every day. Will things start to go right for him, or is a mental breakdown in his near future?

Seemingly random members of the community try to come to grips with haunting secrets and frightening memory losses of their own. Could there be a connection?

Karma returns to Aspen Grove, and brings its own brand of justice in Ripples of the Boomerang, the much anticipated sequel to The Boomerang Effect.


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Between the Devil and the Darkness

Welcome, come in. Make yourself comfortable. I invite you to take a journey through these pages as they temporarily draw back the gauze veil that separates us from what crawls around in the dark of night, as well as that which brushes your sleeve as it passes by, unnoticed, on a crowded sidewalk in broad daylight. 

Glimpse quickly, lest any one of the myriad of evils takes notice. Such happenstance could lead to, let’s say, unpleasantness? The tales within represent the tiniest fraction of the evils present all around us. Before you go further, a warning: what once is known cannot be unknown.

It’s time. Come quickly, if you dare. Turn the page. Allow me to call your attention to what lies between the devil and the darkness.
 


Now for her books that she writes for children:




Spinne the Spider's Zoo Adventure
Spinne, our friendly six-legged spider, is back. This time, she and her friend, Joe, are on a field trip to the zoo. 

What happens when you forget the rules and get separated from your mom and your best friend? How do you stay safe and find your way back? Spinne finds herself in this very situation. Will quick thinking and fast feet be enough to save her? 

Find out in Spinne the Spider's Zoo Adventure.



Spinne the Spider's Indoor Adventure
Spinne the Spider returns in a brand new adventure - this time in her own backyard.  
What happens when there's a mouse in the house, and he hasn't asked permission to be there? How do rule-followers handle this the right way? Find out when Spinne and her best friend, Joe, meet Oscar and find themselves in a tough situation in Spinne the Spider's Indoor Adventure.







Spinne the Spider's Big City Adventure
Born with only six legs, Spinne is a unique spider. Through hard work she's living life the same as any other spider, without letting her disability disable her. With the love and support of her family, she knows she can accomplish great things.
Lately she has been dreaming of an adventure all her own. One day when she's older, her mom says, she will have plenty of adventures. Knowing this doesn't keep her from dreaming.
After accidentally falling asleep on a car, Spinne finds herself zooming from the country to the big city. Looks like that big adventure is going to happen sooner than she realized. Is she ready?
Find out in Spinne the Spider's Big City Adventure!

Interview Questions

Where do your ideas come from?
Everywhere. I find that my brain sees story ideas everywhere I go. You wouldn't believe the piles of scrap papers, napkins, sticky notes, backs of envelopes, and receipts that are covered with notes to remind me of things I've seen happen that should be turned into stories.

Where do you find inspiration for your characters?  
My characters tend to describe themselves to me. I don't know for sure where the inspiration comes from – may be pieces parts of people I've seen along the way, or something the mannerisms and thought processes of the characters themselves create.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer? 
I've been writing since I was in high school. I didn't get serious about it until I read a quote by a well-known author that went something like this: 'If you think of a story you'd like to read that hasn't been written yet, you are charged with writing it.' That stuck with me, and when I came up with the idea for The Boomerang Effect, well, there you have it.

What makes you unique as a writer? 
I'm all about karma. Believe in it, write it into my stories, and enjoy watching it happen, whether it's in my stories or in real life.

Describe your book in 140 characters or less. 
Is it karma or something more sinister paying back the people responsible for Katy's coma? The Boomerang Effect www.LindySpencer.com

What writers inspire/d you? 
Lisa Gardner and J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts' alter ego). I love their character development and the way you can open their books and fall right into the story. I strive for that in my own writing.

What does your writing process look like? 
Messy and jumbled. Somehow, to me, it comes together and makes sense. Everyone else who has looked at it scratches their head and says, "Okay..."

What are your writing goals for the next year? 
I'd like to get another book published under my Lindy Spencer name as well as my MaeMae Spencer name. Lindy Spencer handles the books geared toward older readers, while MaeMae Spencer writes children's books about Spinne the Spider. She only has six legs, but she doesn't let her disability disable her.

Name the five biggest distractions from your writing. 
Internet, daytime job, husband, dog, reading

What character would you most like to be stuck in an elevator with? 
Of my own characters? I'd have to say Sara from the short story 'One Too Many' in my anthology titled 'Between the Devil and the Darkness.' This story is rather dark, and I'd like to pick her brain a little more, find out what led her to stay in her situation until the breaking point.

Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say? 
They like what they're reading, and most of them say, "When is the next one coming out?" :) I like that. It's the highest form of flattery.

Some Get to know me Questions

What do you like to do when you're not writing? 
I love to read, ride motorcycles with my husband, and shoot things with a Canon. Photography often mingles with the motorcycling; I love to take my camera along, ride Route 66, and stop for photo ops along the way.

What’s your favourite rainy day movie? 
Hmmm... one rainy day movie. Tough question! Depends on my mood, I think. I do like to toss in a Harry Potter DVD; love the magic. My fingers also dance across the DVD of Pretty Woman, because who doesn't like a movie to end happy?

If you could be any age again for a week, which would you choose and why? 
Four. Too young for school, too old for diapers, and zero worries.

If you could have personally witnessed one event in history, what would it be? 
The landing on the moon. How cool would that have been to be in the spaceship that took that iconic journey that millions of people watched, and people still watch today?

What's you favourite place to read? 
Curled up on my couch.

When you walk into a book store, where do you head first? 
Mystery section. Love to browse the mysteries. Ah, lately if it's the library, I'm focused on the audio book section, so I can enjoy a book when I'm commuting.

If you had a million dollars, what would be the first thing you would buy? 
A gorgeous piece of property with plenty of trees and a perfect spot in the middle to build my dream home. *sigh*

Lindy Spencer
About the Author:
Currently I live in Oklahoma with Amazing Husband and Super Smart Dog. The kids have grown and flown, and are busy populating their own branches of the Family Tree with littlies for me to spoil. I do love to spend quality time with all of them: Husband, dog, the kids, their spouses, and the grands. When I'm not hanging with the family or writing, I'm more often than not found reading, riding motorcycles, or shooting things with a Canon.  I do like to keep in touch with my fans, and can be found on Facebook relatively easily. Come by, say hello. I'd love to hear from you. There's a little button at the bottom of the page to click and follow me on Facebook or Twitter. Click them and become a bona fide stalker - more commonly referred to on social media as a "Lovely"!
Facebook - adult audience: facebook.com/LindySpencer.Author
Facebook - children's books: facebook.com/MaeMaeSpencer.Author
Twitter: @_Lindy_Spencer

Giveaway: 

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5 comments:

  1. An interesting selection of books.

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    1. Definitely! I enjoy writing for all ages, and my brain has a way of spitting out stories across the genres. Thank you for entering! Good luck!

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  2. book about a spider probably not for me *brr* i really hate those
    then dog as a distraction that i can confirm ^^ he can get jealous when i'm writing letters so he starts whimpering or making noise with bowl until i gives him more time^^

    i do admit you made me curious with the boomerang effect...with teh blurb from book 2 we know that Katy don't awake in book one but still how they could go in their life like nothing happened bothers me and seeing them punished would be good i think

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    1. You aren't alone in the dislike of spiders! I have one reader who has a real aversion to them yet loves the series because of the messages and lessons they share.

      Super Smart Dog likes her attention, and she definitely makes it difficult to type! One-handed finger pecking slows me down quite a bit. LOL!

      If you aren't the lucky winner of The Boomerang Effect, it will be on sale from July 15 - 17 for .99, along with the rest of my titles.

      Thank you for posting, I enjoyed your comments! Good luck!!

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  3. What gave you the idea for the Boomerang book?

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