Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Vampire's Curse blog tour and Giveaway!!!

Today is day #3 of The Vampire's Curse blog tour! This is a great series by a great author - whom I've been lucky enough to interview! Be sure to keep reading to find out more about the author, the book, and the giveaway!


Where are you from?

I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and grew up in the northern section of the state.

What inspired you to become a writer?

My Mom encouraged me to read books like The Black Stallion, My Friend Flicka and The Red Pony when I was younger and absolutely nuts about horses. I was probably around twelve years old or so. I got it into my head that I could make up my own stories about horses. So that’s where it all started.

How many books have you written?

I’ve started around a hundred. I’ve finished only three of those. I used to give up after typing a few pages because I didn’t think it was worth the effort. I didn’t think anybody would ever want to read any of it.
What's the most difficult thing about being a self-published author?

It’s hard for me to find a balance between actually writing the book and promoting the book. When I started to consider self-publishing, I had no clue how many non-writing tasks were going to be involved. I’ve dabbled in a lot of different types of computer programs as well as blogging, website design, graphic design and social networking. I have a very diverse background as far as working with computers. Being self-published puts all that to good use for me. Finally!

Do you think that social networking sites (like Facebook and Twitter) are necessary for self-pubbed authors to get their name out there?

It’s essential if you really want to succeed in this business. John Locke is an excellent example of someone who really let the social networks go to work for him. But the face of it all is evolving. You’ve got to stay on top of the social networking news to find out what’s working for other authors. I think that we’ll probably see a decline in Facebook and Twitter users as new platforms like Google+ get up and working.

What do you love most about being an author?

I love knowing that there are people out there who enjoy reading my stuff. When I get an e-mail from a reader saying that they are really enjoying the series and are looking forward to the next book, it’s such an awesome feeling.
What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

I would love to own and work on a sailing yacht. I love being out on the water.

Do you have any hobbies?

I am constantly reading novels. Sometimes as many as five a week. Digital scrapbooking is also a favorite of mine, but it’s been hard to get back into since I got back into writing.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Yes! Believe in your own emotions. Don’t be afraid to share what you write, though. Fear can be healthy sometimes. But not when it comes to writing. You have a soul. Use it to push you beyond your boundaries. Write the kinds of things that make you cry, laugh, scream. Do not ever think that your writing is not good enough. Every writer out there has a niche. You can find yours. And grammar does matter, believe it or not. If you need to brush up on it, check out reference books on the subject. Do a search for Grammar Girl on the web. She’s got a very helpful website and book out there that can help you.

Are you currently working on any books?

I am working on two books. Book three of the Undead in Brown County series will be released around Christmas of this year. It’s called The Vampire’s Redemption. I’m also beginning to put together a novella about my experiences being the mother of a special needs child. That one is just in the beginning stages right now.

Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, at a time when children were still not required to use seatbelts in a vehicle, S.J. Wright grew up as the sixth of seven sisters. She moved around a lot as a child, spent a good deal of her time reading books about horses, roller-skating (in an attempt to find Xanadu), and daydreaming about becoming a novelist.
She now lives in Little Elm, Texas with her husband, two sons, and one Jack Russell terrier that follows her around the house like a shadow. She is the prime caregiver to her youngest son, who has spina bifida. She loves horses (and swears one day she’ll actually get the guts to ride one again).
In February of 2011, she released her first paranormal suspense/romance novel called The Vampire’s Warden. She plans to release a total of four books for the series. S.J. (Stephanie) also loves hearing from her readers! Be sure to check out her website at


Available at the following places:

Barnes & Noble

The first book in this series, The Vampire's Warden, is currently free at Smashwords!!!

Giveaway: S.J. Wright is giving away an ecopy of The Vampire's Curse to one lucky person who comments at this blog post. All you have to do is comment, and be sure to leave your name and email address so we can get in touch if you are the winner!

Make sure to visit S.J. Wright's site on the last day to enter the $100 Amazon giveaway! Visit The Bookish Snob Promotions for a full list of tour stops!

The next stop on this tour:
August 16th - Awesomesauce Book Club


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! Please count me in.

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  2. Great interview, thanks for the giveaway!
    areeths @ new DOT rr DOT com

  3. Great intereview! And thanks for the awesome giveaway and pointing out the free read!


  4. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Wow, that cover is hot! I love it! And thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  6. Thank you for the interview and giveaway! I grabbed the free read. :) It sounds great!


    ceeenndee at gmail dot com

  7. Great intereview! I love the cover. Thank you for the giveaway!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  8. What fun a new tour - I love author interviews and this was great. I hopped over to smashwords and got The Vampires Warden and look forward to getting started. Thank you for this awesome giveaway opportunity.


  9. Thank you so much I look forward to reading this book sounds so good! thank you so much for the great giveaway!

  10. Sounds really good. Thanks for sharing!!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  11. Great interview!


  12. Great interview, it's fun learning about the authors of books I'm reading or would like to read. I'd love to win a copy of this book. 1crazycalico(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Great interview. I love reading different author's books about vampires, I love to see how each author will change the old stereotypes into themselves.
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  14. Enjoyed the interview! I'll have to get caught up.

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  15. I'm hopping along ;) I'd love your yummy vampire read. I could never get enough vampires. I would love to work on a yacht too ;)

  16. Vampires stories are always a fun read. Thank you for the giveaway.

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