Please welcome Author Ceanmohrlass to Genuine Jenn's Author Spotlight Saturday! Ceanmohrlass is the author of YA fiction Me & My Bacon. Welcome!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and why/what inspired you to write?
I am a happy grandmother, and I live in Texas. My great aunt gifted me her 50+years of genealogy research, and it compelled me to write the family history. That effort then prompted me to complete some of the many stories lying around gathering dust.
When did you start writing?
The initial thrill of writing came when I was 5 years old, and in our Kindergarten class, we wrote a short story about ducks. I had so much fun reading it back out to my class, and making them laugh when I did the duck sounds, I felt the positive reaction from my friends. I started writing for myself in my early teens, to deal with some issues most teens have when trying to understand life. I finally decided to publish some of my more recent works in spring 2015, and I am learning a great deal from it.
What was your inspiration for ‘Me and My Bacon’?
Funny story there. My sister and I were having one of our goofy days, where everything was just too silly for words. I am a bit of a bacon fanatic, and we had been texting goofy lines to make each other laugh, and this line came up. I had an idea in mind on the story, and the title became an easy fit.
What three words would you use to best describe ‘Me and My Bacon’?
Drama, reality, hope.
Can you tell us if you’re working on anything else at the moment?
I am deep into a new Contemporary Fiction novel right now, hoping to be ready late this summer!
What was your very first book that you wrote?
Ducky loves to quack. Seriously, lolol!
Other than your own, what are your favourite books?
So many, Onion John, Wuthering Heights, My Antonia, Pride and Prejudice, just too many to list.
When you are writing do you like to listen to music?
I do in the morning yes.
What is on your playlist?
Barry Manilow, Kiss, Instrumentals, Dean Martin, just a wide mix.
Who is your favorite character in your books?
That would have to be Lina in ‘Catch Me When I Fall’. Losing both of my precious grandmothers devastated me more than I let on, and it was tough to write about her loss.
Do you ever take characteristics or nuances from close friends or family when working on character development and if so has that friend or family member noticed and what was their response to it?
No, I don’t think that would be wise to do, really. Stories and characters tend to evolve and create themselves; it would be tough to structure a character on someone real, without affecting the story line.
What’s your favorite treat?
Chocolate! Dark, milk, white, doesn’t matter, just that it’s chocolate!
What’s your Favorite place to read/write?
Anywhere the mood strikes. No particular place really.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Iceland or Hawaii.
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Book Description: Struggling to deal with her mother’s indifference, and the emotional turbulence of being a teen, Mera’s world is hard enough already. Her world is turned upside down by her mother’s abrupt decision to rip her from her fast-paced city life in L.A., to the backwoods of Vermont. Can she find a way to fit in and acclimate to her new world without losing who she really is?
Thank you Ceanmohrlass for taking the time to chat with us on Genuine Jenn!