Saturday 15 March 2014

7 Questions with #Author Eileen Maksym @EileenMaksym #YA #Paranormal

1. Tell us a bit about your family.
My husband Pete is an astrophysicist.  He studies black holes, searching the skies for the telltale burst of x-rays that results from a star being gobbled up.  Our son Kolbe is nine, a great student, musically talented, and a really sweet little guy.  Our daughter Josie is seven, an advanced reader, a talented artist and more energetic than should be humanly possible!
2. How do you work through self-doubts and fear?
I have a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. stuck to my desk: “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” Every day that I feel paralyzed by self-doubt and fear (and it happens more often than I would like) I just remember that it’s okay if I can’t fly that day.  Even if all I can do is crawl, I am moving forward.
3. What scares you the most?
I was going to say failure, but it’s really embarrassment.  I can be a very shy person, and I get mortified way too easily.
4. What makes you happiest?
My husband!  He has an incredible sense of humor, and I love geeking out over things with him!
5. What’s your greatest character strength?
I’m persistent.  No matter how tough things get, or how much I want to give up, give me a day and I’ll pick myself up and keep trying.
6. What’s your weakest character trait?
The flip side to being persistent is that I have a hard time letting things go.  I will try to get something to work past the point where I should have abandoned it.
7. Why do you write?
I played make believe constantly as a kid, and I never really stopped!

Tara Martin – exceptionally accomplished neurobiology major with a troubled past. Steven Trent – confident political science major with an irresistible attraction to Tara. Paul Stratton – history major who is able to hear spirits. Together, they make up the Society for Paranormal Researchers at their prestigious New England University. When they’re not in class or writing papers, the three friends are chasing their passion….ghosts.
When the group learns of a local retired couple trying to sell a house they claim is haunted, they decide to investigate. As the clues unfold, a familiar spirit interrupts their investigation and Tara finds her life in danger. Can her friends save her before it’s too late?
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Genre – YA paranormal, NA paranormal
Rating – PG-13
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Anonymous said...

Thank you for having me on your blog!

Jennifer said...

That is a great quote, I will have to remember that in the future! Thanks for sharing :)

collenga said...

Love the MLK quote! Thanks for sharing!


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