Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Book Promo: Render by Stephanie Fleshman - Author Interview

Please enjoy this interview with Stephanie Fleshman, author of the enticing Paranormal YA, Render. Then read on to learn how you can win huge prizes as part of this blog tour, including a Kindle Fire, $550 in Amazon gift cards, and 5 autographed copies of the book.

An Interview with Stephanie Fleshman
Author of YA Paranormal Novel, Render

1. How do your experiences traveling and growing up in a rural town help you to write? Traveling has always stimulated the passion I have for learning other cultures. Render definitely depicts that, since I bring so many other cultures into the story.

 2. You are among many new authors who went to a post-secondary school for something completely different from writing. How does your degree in psychology play a role in your writing? Psychology is the study of human behavior, so that has definitely helped to create multi-dimensional characters.  

3. Do you have any advice for others who have stuck to a career path, but find that writing is their true calling? I don’t believe you have to choose. Experience and knowledge of different fields can benefit a writing career, depending on what you want to write.  

4. Who are two of your favorite authors, and why do those authors speak to you? Cormac McCarthy. I think he is a literary genius. J.K. Rowling. She is a true storyteller, which I believe is different than telling a story.  

5. You use some really unique names in Render like Koldan, Raya Whitney and "The Russian." Where did you get the inspiration for the names? Secondly, when in the writing process do you name characters? I start with names, but those names have a tendency to change throughout the story. For Render, most of the names had to do with origin.  

6. “Koldan Holdt knows what he wants.” He knows, but his fate has been determined since before his birth. Can you discuss how people find their way around the obstacles of life as well as any suggestions you might have? Recognizing there is no such thing as complete control--the control you do have is determined by different variables, one being the choices you make.

About the Author:

Stephanie Fleshman grew up near the border of Virginia, in a rural town of about 4,000 with her four siblings.  She has always had a passion for traveling and learning about other cultures, and she will go just about anywhere at any given time.  Her dream was to become a psychologist, and so she majored in psychology, which led to working as a medical tech (of course) in Naples, Florida. Somehow that led to writing, something that she had never before considered (otherwise she might have majored in Literature, instead…but probably not).  Now, with a series in progress, there’s nothing  more that she would rather do than write.

About Render



Koldan Holdt knows what he wants.  The problem is his future was decided the day he was born—a future void of everything he has ever known.

Days before summer vacation, Koldan’s grandfather suddenly dies, leaving the consequences that have followed him since he fled his country to fall to Koldan.  As he learns about his new fate, he must accept the terms to which he is bound and live without the one person he wants, or remain true to who he is and risk both their lives repeating the choice his grandfather made.

Seventeen-year-old Raya Whitney thought she knew Koldan…until a sudden turn of events threatens both their lives.  While she is not willing to give up without a fight,  she knows it is a deadly game to stay together.


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As part of this special promotional extravaganza sponsored by Novel Publicity, Render, the debut YA Paranormal novel by Stephanie Fleshman, is on sale for just 99 cents! What’s more, by purchasing this fantastic book at an incredibly low price, you can enter to win many awesome prizes. The prizes include a Kindle Fire, $550 in Amazon gift cards, and 5 autographed copies of the book. All the info you need to win one of these amazing prizes is RIGHT HERE. Remember, winning is as easy as clicking a button or leaving a blog comment--easy to enter; easy to win! 

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About Render: A betrayal born of blood. A curse for a gift. A love worth saving... Seventeen-year-old Raya Whitney thought she knew Koldan--until a sudden turn of events threatens both their lives. Get it on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iTunes. Stephanie Fleshman graduated with a degree in psychology and has family throughout the United States as well as in Thessaloniki and Athens, Greece. Visit Stephanie on her website, Twitter, Facebook, or GoodReads.

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