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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Interview with Author Rie McGaha

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Author Rie McGaha
on a stop for her tour for Calen.

1. Who is Rie McGaha?
That depends on the day of the week! In general I'm a wife, mother of 12 and Nana of 33 and counting. I rescue animals, garden, and bake. In my cyber life, I'm an author, editor, reviewer, blog host, interviewer, and podcast producer.
2.  Calen is Book one in how many?  Do you have the next plotted or are you just simmering the ideas at this point?
Technically, it's one book in three parts. Orginally, I wrote the entire story as one book but the publisher thought for ebook purposes, it would work better as a three part series. Although when it goes to print, it will be one book again.
3. Do you ever have any problems with your characters doing what you want them to do?
Not really. My characters are usually the easiest part for me to write. It's the plot that can give me trouble at times.
4. While working on a story, do you type directly onto the computer or are there notebooks and plot ideas jotted down in various places?
For the past four or five years I've been able to type it all out on the laptop but I used to write everything out longhand in notebooks. It took me a long time to have the same flow with a pc.
5. I can’t wait to read Calen.  What inspired you to write it?
Like most little girls, I loved the fairy tales when I was growing up but as an adult I wanted my fairy tales with a little more pizzazz. So I wrote my fairy tale for big girls.
6. Do you have any other releases coming out soon?
Calen's brothers, Caleb & Arion will both be out later this year, and I'm writing an autobiographical book about the love of my life who passed away last December. I want our children and grandchildren to have something tangible to hang onto, and a way for our grandchildren to know their grandfather.
7.  What do you do when you’re not writing/editing or thinking about writing/editing?
Sheesh, I don't think there is any other time! I'm the review editor/coordinator for P&P reviews, a review editor for JR, but when I can, I love to ride the motorcycle.

Thank you for having me. It's been a pleasure meeting you.

And thank you for stopping by!
Here is more about Calen and where you find Rie

When Calen MacLeod begins having dreams of an ethereal beauty who beckons to him, he passes it off as just having an itch he hasn't scratched in a long time. But when he leaves on a journey to find her, following the directions she's given him in his dreams, he begins to doubt his sanity. And when he finds himself high in the Mackinaw Mountains in a secret fortress with unicorns and a pink and white castle, surrounded by women, each one more beautiful than the next, it's a fantasy no man would want to wake up from. But Arianna is the only woman for Calen.

The women of the Fortress have lived in peace, hidden away from the humans who tried to annihilate them all. But now a 500-year-old demon is out to destroy the women's matriarch, Ariella, and he'll stop at nothing to complete his mission. When Calen MacLeod shows up, he throws a wrench into Damon's plans. Never let it be said Damon isn't ready for anything, but when he kidnaps Arianna and takes her to modern day San Francisco, is he ready to meet Calen, who will stop at nothing to save his ladylove?

"Take Thomas home and bury him," Calen said in a dangerously calm voice. "Tell Da I'll be home when I can. Don't let anyone leave the castle for any reason until I get back. And no matter what, unless I can tell you the password, do not, and I mean it, Caleb, do not open the gates!" He began walking again.
"What did you see, Calen?"
Calen fingered the stone hanging from his neck and remembered Arianna's words. Damon could make himself invisible, and only Calen could see him. "Damon. He was here. You didn't see him?"
Caleb shook his head. "None of us saw anything. We only heard you yell his name and take off."
"I saw him mount his horse and ride off into the forest. He's going to try to get into the Fortress, and I'm going to stop him. I'm going to kill him. There's no way of knowing if he has any other abilities—there may be more even Ariella doesn't know about—and I'm not taking any chances." Calen mounted his horse.
"Now take Thomas home and I mean it, Caleb, no one is to leave the castle until I return. And no matter what I say, if I don't know the password, don't open the gate. Kill me. Caleb, you have to kill me if I don't know the password, understand?"
Caleb shook his head. "No, I don't understand at all. I can't kill you, Calen, no matter what!"
"Caleb, if I don't know the password, then it isn't me and you have to kill me." Calen stuck his hand out, and Caleb took it. "Promise?"
Caleb squeezed his brother's hand and nodded. "I promise."
Calen spurred his horse and took off at a dead run.


  1. Hi Jacqueline!

    Thanks so much for having me today. I've got so much going one and I'd like to invite your readers to drop by Blog Blast 2011 to scoop up more swag for themselves!

    Rie McGaha

  2. Thanks for the excerpt, this really looks like a good book!

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  3. stalks Rie some more the more i hear about this new one the more i cnat wiat to read it

    loved the excerpt andthe interview

  4. I enjoyed the interview and excerpt. Calen is a must have for me!

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  5. I'm very sorry for your loss. A book is a wonderful way to honour your love and a great way for your grandchildren to know him better.

    lindahl at rogers dot com

  6. Your welcome, Rie.

    Good luck with Calen and the tour!!

  7. This sounds like such a good book can't wait to read it. Your auto bio about your husband also sounds interesting. As someone who didn't find the love of their live until late, I can't imagine loosing him.