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Monday, November 1, 2010

Blog Tour: Author Interview with Anna Levine + Giveaway

 Good morning, all! Today I would like to introduce you to one of my new favorite authors. Meet Anna Levine, author of Freefall one of the best books released this year. Her book honestly blew me away! Its been a couple of weeks since I read it and scenes are still randomly playing through my mind. Its been a while since I've read a book that good. Enjoy!

1. What is Freefall about?
Freefall is a story about an eighteen-year-old Israeli girl, Abigail Jacobs. As Aggie’s mandatory military service approaches, she decides she wants to try out for a combat unit. She’s under weight, but that doesn’t hold her back. She gains the weight and faces the grueling physical, emotional and mental challenges of pre-army training. Her family, her friends and her then boyfriend think she’s out of her mind. She proves them wrong. Freefall is about what it’s like growing up in Israel from the challenging family relationships, changing friendships, mandatory army service and the experience of falling in love for the very first time. This is my third book set in Israel. All my stories feature strong female protagonists who are told that they can’t, no way, impossible. Then they set out to prove everyone wrong.

2. Who was your favorite character (aside from the main!) and why?
Noah! Noah’s got a sensitivity about him that I just love. I admire his strength of character and the way he tries to adapt himself to the situations he finds himself in.

3. Which sparks your interest and imagination most: Heroes, villains, or anti-heroes?
Villains are the hardest. I mean, a good story needs a really nasty villain with lots of personality somebody you love to hate. I always ‘wrestle’ with my villainous characters. I think a good villain is someone who makes you doubt yourself. In the bus scene, when the guy next to Aggie puts his arm around she is both flattered and excited by the idea of him being attracted to her but at the same time is appalled that he thinks he can just take whatever he wants and that she, for a second, wanted it!

4. What is your favorite quote and why?
My favorite quote: “There are moments in life when you have to jump.”
I love this idea. I think you have to be ready to take chances in life, and especially as a writer you need to be willing to jump and be daring. One of the hardest things about being a writer (and this includes the last question

5. Any advice for struggling writers? Is being able to free yourself from what other people may think of you because of what you’ve written. I think the thing which holds back most writers is the fear of being honest. Go for it! Don’t hold back. Your readers will respect you for it.  

Thank you so much, Anna!
To order Freefall from Amazon.com, please click here.
Read my review of Freefall here.
Check out Anna Levine's website here.
Follow the Freefall blog tour  here.


To enter to win a copy of Freefall by Anna Levine all you have to do is fill out this form.
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Deadline is November 14, 2010 @ 12:00am EST!


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