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Friday, January 11, 2013

The Green Ticket By: Samantha March *Author Interview*


Hello everyone! Below, you will see an Interview I had with Author Samantha March! Her Second Novel, The Green Ticket, was released last month, so take a look at the Book Description & Interview and I hope you add this novel to your TBR List and read it real soon! :)


The Green Ticket Book Description
(From Goodreads)

College junior Alex Abrams scores her dream job at the ripe age of twenty – manager to a successful salon and spa. Thrilled to finally have a real adult job, Alex enthusiastically jumps into the world of schedules, conference calls, and getting a massage when interviewing prospective employees. What she doesn’t expect are the very grown-up issues that comes with a demanding boss. Kevin Dohlman quickly becomes Alex’s worse nightmare – covering up his affairs, dealing with his enormous ego, and trying to protect her female staff from him becomes a full-time job in its own right. Alex has also befriended Kevin’s wife and co-owner, Dani, and is trying to keep Kevin’s secrets hidden from her. The situation only worsens when Kevin starts paying Alex off to make sure she keeps her insider knowledge to herself.

While struggling to keep her wits and stay happy with her new grown-up job, Alex is juggling college courses, a new love interest, and keeping up with her close group of girlfriends. When her roommate and best friend Lila gets offered an opportunity to move to Los Angeles and sign with an agent, Alex realizes her life truly is changing, and everyone around her – including herself ¬¬–– is growing up. Knowing she is faced with some hard decisions ahead, Alex struggles with keeping her job at Blissful. But does she really want to throw away what she dreamed of as a career – or will the secret-keeping for Kevin become too much to handle? The Green Ticket is a story about morals versus money, and how one young woman navigates the shaky line between the two.



My Interview With Samantha

- How did you come up with the idea/concept for The Green Ticket?

I actually became fascinated a few years back with the money versus morals topic when I watched a young girl marry an older man (we are talking a 50 year age difference) and be fine that people knew she married him for money. Well, fascinated and quite disturbed I should say! That gave me the spark to write THE GREEN TICKET and even though the plot is entirely different, the concept is still there.


- In general, how do you come up with your story ideas?

I like to take snippets from real life and ask that question: What if? For instance, in The Green Ticket, the main character works at a salon and spa, which I also did during my college years. I took it to another level asking what if her bosses were like this, what if her experience was like that? And turned that into a novel :)

- How long did it take to write this novel?

It took me just over a year!

- Do you mostly write during the day or night? Or when do you feel more creative?

I like to write in the mornings, so I can have it out of the way first thing. My to-do list only grows larger as the day goes on, and I know I can fit it in bright and early.

- Did you have to research, and if yes, how was that process?

I didn’t have to do a lot of research for The Green Ticket, since I pulled the salon/spa aspects from my past job. That was extremely helpful :)

- What do you want readers to get from your story?

That everyone has choices to make and hard decisions to deal with, and it’s okay to be confused :)

- Now, when did you first decide to become a writer?

I was about nine years old when I realized I was in love with the written word. I still have some floppy discs with my first stories on them!

- What are you currently working on?

Book # 3 – hopefully to be out in 2014!

- For aspiring writers, do you have any advice for them?

Read as much as you can! And write every day – doesn’t matter if it’s a blog post, an email or for your book. Just write!

- Which writers do you look up to?

Ann M. Martin was my first inspiration, followed closely by Francine Pascal. Nowadays I look up to Emily Giffin and a slew of women I consider to be friends – Dina Silver, Meredith Schorr, and Jackie Pilossoph topping my list :)

- What are your favorite genres to read?

Chick lit and mystery!

- What are you currently reading?

In Search of a Love Story by Rachel Schurig

Other Qs

- All time favorite film that you can see endlessly, and you have practically memorized all the lines to?

Clueless, Legally Blonde :)

- Which film are you really looking forward to see in Theaters that has not come out yet?

Can I say The Green Ticket? ;)

- Favorite guilty pleasure television show?

Dancing With the Stars!

- Location of place you have never visited, but really want to go to someday?

Italy!

- What are your Resolutions this for this year?

Write, write, write – and be a good wife :)

*Thank you so much for answering my Qs! : )
~Marissa


Here's More About Samantha

Samantha March is an author, editor, publisher, blogger, and all around book lover. She runs the popular book/women’s lifestyle blog ChickLitPlus, which keeps her bookshelf stocked with the latest reads and up to date on all things health, fitness, fashion, and celebrity related. In 2011 she launched her independent publishing company Marching Ink and her debut novel Destined to Fail. When she isn’t reading, writing, or blogging, you can find her cheering for the Green Bay Packers.


Her Social Media Links



Purchase Links

Barnes and Noble: eBook

Kobo: eBook
Marching Ink: Print 







6 comments:

  1. Great interview! I can recite every line to Clueless also. Hopefully someday I'll be able to recite every line to The Green Ticket. :-) Good luck with the book you're writing in 2014. Sounds like a great goal!

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  2. Um, that should have said the book you're writing in 2013 to pub 2014. :-)

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  3. Nice write-up! Being able to write creatively is something not all of us are capable of. Count yourself blessed because you have a talent. Getting into the mood in writing does not have a set of rules to follow. ‘To each his own’ is what people say; however, a list of suggestions wouldn’t hurt.steps to writing a book

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