Friday, February 24, 2012

Author Interview & Giveaway: Christopher Grant

I want to welcome Mr. Christopher Grant, author of the wonderful YA book Teenie.

Christopher Grant, a Stony Brook University graduate, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. An insatiable reader, his influences range from Tom Clancy to Junot Diaz. Currently a professional equities trader, he lives in Harlem, New York and spends his free time traveling the world with his family.

 Can you tell me a bit about your writing journey?

I've been writing for about thirteen years. I've always been a bit of a joker and story teller. My friends encouraged me to put my stories on paper. By the grace of God, I have one novel out and another on the way.

What inspired you to write Teenie?

I read an article that stated publishers were looking for men writing as women. I grew up in a household dominated by strong female personalities. I felt I was uniquely equipped to write from the female perspective. Teenie is like the sister I never had. She is made up of people that I have come across in my life, and is based primarily on one of my nieces.

What advice would you give aspiring authors?

 Getting published is filled with rejection, revision, and more rejection. I got over 100 rejection letters with TEENIE and used them as motivation. I read an author interview a few years back, and one of the quotes really resonated with me. The author being interviewed was asked what advice she would give to aspiring writers. She responded, "You may not be published if do write, but you'll never be published if you don't."

Mr. Grant has graciously offered to give a signed Hardcover of his book Teenie to one US winner.  You can find my review here.  This giveaway will end on February 29th.

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  1. ITs good to read about our A.A. male authors especially 'new' authors.

  2. Great interview - and I must say ... thank you for including the author's picture. Very nice to look at!

  3. Thanks for introducing me to a new author and an interesting book. Excellent interview.

  4. Than you for adding another new author and a male on top of that.

    Love it!!!!!!

  5. I love new authors(new to me, that is)! I would love to read his book.

    1. Hi Patsy. Please enter the giveaway through the rafflecopter above :)

  6. Thanks for introducing me to a new author Alexis. This is a great interview and I just checked out the book and it sounds fantastic. I'm going to take a peek at your review.

  7. Absolutely love the advice he was given by the other author. So true! I love that the character is based on one of his nieces and he drew inspiration from the many women around him.

    And thanks so much for the great giveaway!

  8. Personally, I don't know how writers do it. Put their heart out their, get stomped, and keep trucking. Very admirable.


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