Thursday, February 25, 2010

GCC Author Interview and book giveaway: Megan Crane

I'm so excited today because the wonderful and prolific Megan Crane has stopped by to chat! And it gets even better-- she's going to be giving away a free signed book!! Deets on how to enter to win are at the bottom of this post.

Megan's here today to tell us all about her latest novel, Everyone Else's Girl. We're celebrating it's UK release, but you can also buy it in the US! (And enter to win it at the bottom of this post....)

What more do I have to tell you about this book other than the fact that goddess writer Meg Cabot said: "Megan Crane rules! Cancel your evening plans: You won't want to stop reading until you've devoured every delicious word."

And if Meg Cabot says that Megan rules, then clearly she does.

So, without further ado, let's hear from Megan!

Tell us about your most recent novel in 25 words or less.

Everyone Else's Girl is the story of Meredith, who must learn to grow up while stuck in her childhood home.

When did you first begin writing?

I've been writing as long as I can remember. My first work was an epic tale called "Casey of Petsy" about a talking horse. I was in the first grade. I wrote the story on construction paper with my crayons, and then provided the illustrations. Once I stopped trying to be an artist, I think the writing really started to take off.

What are you working on right now?

I'm working on my fifteenth novel, which is a romance. I'm pretty excited about it--but less excited about the looming deadline!

[nb: Fifteenth!!! Wow! Megan, you are SUCH an inspiration to us other writers out there!!]

How do you fight writer’s block?

I find that a fearless inventory of my bills usually motivates me pretty quickly. But seriously, I can't have writer's block with so many deadlines. So if I hit a wall, it's usually because I don't know my characters well enough, or have tried to do something in the story that isn't organic. So I back up and try again.

What tips would you offer to aspiring writers?

Just write. All the advice in the world won't amount to much until you get those words on paper. You can do it!

Thanks so much for stopping by, Megan! This was so great-- and inspirational! If you can write fifteen books, maybe I can write a third! Or even do the laundry this week. Next time I don't want to do the laundry, I will think: Megan has written fifteen books and STILL does her laundry! What's your excuse??

Megan, you do your own laundry, right?

Anyhoo, let's get to the contest! If you want to enter to win a copy of Megan's latest, Everyone Else's Girl, just leave a comment below. Winners will be announced on March 11.

And don't forget to stock up on all of her older titles, too!


DarcyO said...

Wow, 15 books and counting! This sounds like a great read. Please include me.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

rubynreba said...

I'd love to read this. Great interview.

Megan Crane said...

Great post, Brenda!

And no, I don't do my own laundry. My husband usually does the laundry. If that helps. ;)

Anonymous said...

Fun interview. Wow, 15 titles and counting. If only I could write one. Hehe Please include me for the contest. I would love to read the novel.


donnas said...

Sounds like a great book. I would love to be included.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

purplg8r said...

This book sounds right up my alley! Please enter me!


holdenj said...

I would love a chance to win Everyone Else's Girl. Working on the 15th novel is quite an accomplishment!

Llehn said...

Awesome interview!


Lucas & Ryan's Mom said...

sounds like an awesome book.... can't wait to read a book with a main character that shares MY name!!!!


mindy said...

this sounds just wonderful thanks for the giveaway minsthins at optonline dot net

jemscout425 said...

I can't believe she wrote the story on construction paper. Just goes to show where inspiration will lead you

mariska said...

15 novels ? and i'm still new with your works ?

oh, could you please count me in the drawing so i can read your works ? :)

uniquas at ymail dot com

Mitzy said...

I love the cover of this book - and the models shoes! Looks like it'll be wonderful!

scottsgal said...

Sounds like a wonderful book - thanks for the chance
msboatgal at

Booksnyc said...

Looks like a fun book! I would love to be entered!

I, too, put off the laundry until the last minute - you are not alone!

leenbeen2001 (At) yahoo (dot) com

Nicole said...

This sounds like a great book. I would love to enter.


Heather M said...

I would love a chance to win! Please enter me!

hmahan_0529 @yahoo dot com

Darlene said...

I'd love to win this.

julie s said...

This sounds like a great book!

susan said...

15 book! wow.. this book looks great thanks for the chance to win.

Kelly said...

This sounds like a fantastic read! I love discovering new authors. :)

traveler said...

Wonderful interview. This book sounds fabulous. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Wrighty said...

I can't wait to read this. 15 books is terrific! Thanks for another great giveaway!


Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

Sue said...

I'd love to win! Thanks~

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

bison61 said...

I read the interview and I'd love to win

tiramisu392 (at)

LTS220 said...

Sounds like a fun read! Please include me in the drawing.

Marianna said...

Thanks for the chance!
mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com