Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Maybe Maby by Willow Aster Blog Hop

We LOVED Maybe Maby by Willow Aster so much that we are participating in Willow’s Blog Hop Promo Week to highlight more information about the book, the author as well as key elements about the book to give you an inside peek on what all the hype is about.

Enjoy our EXCLUSIVE guest post from Willow that includes a Q and A with us and this wonderful author!

And make sure to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win an E-Book copy of this book!

Follow along the blog hop promo week by checking out Word book blog  tomorrow or by using the following schedule:

7/20 – Shh Moms Reading
7/23 – Word
7/24 - Bookslapped

Mabel Armstrong is on the verge of giving up. But just when things feel bleakest, there seems to be a shift in the universe. People come out of the woodwork. Her ex won’t leave her alone. An old friend finally tries to become more. Even the cute guy at the coffee shop starts paying extra attention.
Maybe Maby is a heartbreaking, and at times, hilarious story about coping with loss, finding love in New York, and learning to recognize hope in the middle of it all.
Buzz for Maybe Maby
“Chaotic and passionate, Maybe Maby is an outstanding display of emotions. Maybe Maby is a phenomenal read you can’t miss.” — A.L Jackson, New York Times Bestselling Author
“Quirky, funny, sexy, heartwarming, swoon-worthy perfection. I just finished it and I already want to go back and read it again!” — Claire Contreras, author of The Darkness Series, Catch Me, and The Contracts and Deceptions Series
“We absolutely fell in love with Maybe Maby! It has the perfect balance of witty humor, real-life drama and scintillating steam. It’s right on top of our best books of the year list!” — Jessica and Rachel from Bookslapped
“A brilliantly written romance of a beautifully dysfunctional mind.” — Leslie Fear, author of Villere House
“Maybe Maby is a book I will pick up often, and fall in love with again and again. Well done, Ms. Aster. This is a masterpiece.” — Maggi Myers, author of The Final Piece and Lily Love

Three Chicks interview Willow Aster
Congratulations on the release of Maybe Maby.  We loved it.  This is a story that deals with some deep issues but what we loved about it is the unique take on the subject matter.  Where did the idea or inspiration for Maby's story come from?  

Thank you! I’m so glad you loved it!
I think the inspiration came from being pretty bleak—see the prologue of Maybe Maby. Not suicidal, but just so very sad. This was a way to let some of it out.

So I have to ask this.  We met Dalton, Saul and Coen in Maybe Maby.  There really are no words to describe Dalton’s character.  What was it like to write his character?

I laughed my head off while writing him. He’s just … so … AGGHHHH.

Which Character or couple did you enjoy writing the most?

I had a perma-grin while writing Coen, so he’s my favorite.

You wrote three amazing books that are all different from each other.  I would imagine that they are all special to you in some way, but is there one that means more to you for one reason or another?

They really are very special to me for specific reasons, but In the Fields is probably the one that I wish everyone would read and embrace. The message in that story is one I feel strongest about.

Do you tend to get emotional with your character’s scenes while writing?  I know some authors have said that they cried while writing scenes.  You have written some gut wrenching scenes in all of your books.  Have you ever gotten that emotional?  

I got emotional with some of the letters in True Love Story and when Sparrow slides down the wall—remember that part? Davis made me weepy in In the Fields, and there are a couple of Mom sections in Maybe Maby that got to me.

Which female character do you feel that you relate to the most?

There are aspects to all of them that I relate to, but probably Sparrow the most.

While I love all the male characters that you created I have to admit I think Ian is still my favorite.  If you had to choose one hero from your books who would it be? 

I’m crazy about Ian too, but Coen is giving him a run for his money at the moment.

If you could meet one person (living or dead) in the world who would it be and why?

Just one? Oh, that’s so hard! I’d love to have a conversation with Madeleine L’Engle. All of her non-fiction books make me want to know her. So wise! I’ve highlighted most of Walking on Water and The Circle of Quiet.

What is the most difficult thing about being a writer?  And what is the best part?

The most difficult thing is being so vulnerable—pouring out your heart and allowing it to be trampled on by people. The best part is when it isn’t trampled on, but loved and respected. Nothing like that feeling!

Who has been your biggest influence in your writing?

My husband is one of them, actually. He’s a songwriter and watching how he doesn’t just settle for any word or melody, but perfects every line until it feels absolutely right … that has been a huge influence in the way I work.

We would love to know what it feels like the moment you push that Publish button?

Huge relief and terror.

What can we look forward to in the future from you?  Perhaps more of Maby’s story?

I do have more of Maby’s story, but I’m not sure yet if I will release it or not. I’m pretty hard on sequels and would want it to have the same quality of Maybe Maby. There are four other books that I’ve been working on for a while and will continue. As of now, those titles are: Bow & Fade, Jack & Katy, Two Left Guns, and Slinger.

About the Author
Willow Aster is the author of True Love Story, In the Fields, and Maybe Maby. She lives with her husband and two kids on a tropical beach in paradise. Well, at least part of that is true … the rest is Story Lala Land, where Willow spends most of her time.

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1 comment:

  1. Four more books in the works? I can't wait! And please...more Maby! I would love to see her navigate a long-term relationship and the challenges that come with that.


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