Thursday, May 8, 2014

Blog Tour: Walk Into Me by Jill Prand Interview

Title: Walk Into Me
Author: Jill Prand
Genre: Romance, New Adult
Series: Walking, Book #2
Publication Date: January 17th, 2014 Hosted by: Just My Bucking Book ToursBLACK DIVIDER
I know I will never get over her. Watching her walk away with him ripped my heart out and left it bleeding on the floor. But I can’t hide anymore. I have to face my life without her.

Brad has been in love with Lisa for as long as he can remember. One night years ago they took each other’s virginity but while it was the best night of Brad’s life, for Lisa it was a way to forget about Bobby. Or was it?

Brad re-emerges right when Lisa needs him most. Only Brad knows everything about her and when Lisa’s insecurities come to the surface the shoulder Lisa needs is Brad’s. Now Brad has to decide if he has it in him to trust his heart.

  1. Where did you get the idea for the novel? What about your title?
I had a boyfriend in high school that went into the army. We had broken up a couple months before that but I never saw him again. I had moved away after I graduated and never really came back. When I was picturing the scenes in my head for the first book one kept coming back, Bobby watching Lisa walk away. Once I had Watch Me Walk Away the others in the series just came to me with Walk in each one.
  1. Why did you pick this genre? What do you like about it?
I love romance, who doesn’t?  But it really is the characters which pick the genre. It is what they bring to the story.
  1. Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you?
I was at my cousin’s house to watch a football game and one of the women found out I was a writer. She gushed over me for about an hour asking me all types of questions. It was the first “fan” moment I had.
  1. What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read?
I am currently reading Love Lost by Maria Desouza. I just finished Lover at Last by JR Ward…. I am so in love with BDB!
  1. What is your writing process?
I plot out the first few chapters and then write, unfortunately the books never finish the way I originally thought. I still don’t know who Lisa is going to pick, mainly because she doesn’t know.
  1. At a book signing, do you just sign your name or do you write a note? How do you come up with stuff to say? 
I pretty much stay with the same thing unless I actually know the person. I tell them to enjoy the walk.
  1. What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I have no filter on my mouth when I’m annoyed. If you are my friend you need to learn to ignore when things just come out. I don’t usually do it to friends but don’t piss me off in a line……..I’ve come close to fighting with people a few times. 
  1. How do you react to a bad review?

It depends. I’ve had people rate WMWA a 2 star book and they were creative in their review. I don’t think of those as a bad review. I’m always looking to learn how to make my writing more enjoyable to the readers. One of those was on Goodreads and I asked the person what they thought would have made the book better. She was very nice and answered me. I ignore the overly critical ones. Not everyone is going to like my books but if you sit there and say that it was unreadable and you couldn’t finish it then I’m not going to read the rest of your review. There are books I’ve had to push myself to get through the first few chapters but then they hooked me in. Kim Harrison’s first book of the Hallow series was like that. I’ve recommended that series to others but warned them the first book takes about ten chapters to get into it.
  1. How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
I actually released it early………. It was done and I just had to hit that publish button so we really didn’t do anything. It was the middle of the week and the girls were still in school so no big celebration.


Living in Northern New Jersey originally from Long Island, Jill Prand is a wife and mother of two girls. She's been an avid reader all her life, spending Sunday afternoons curled up with a good book. "We had a huge bookshelf in our den when I was a child with a diverse set of authors like Ayn Rand, Stephen King, Mario Puzo & Danielle Steele. I cut my literary teeth on Walter Farley, Judy Blume and SE Hinton before raiding my parents library." Jill is currently working on the Walking Series as well as a stand alone novel. She loves to hear from readers.
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