Friday, August 14, 2009

Interview and Giveaway: Sam Moffie author of No Mad

Today Sam Moffie, author of No Mad, is joining us for a great interview and giveaway!

Beth: Hi! Welcome to Beth's Book Review Blog! It's great to have you here today! Thank you for taking the time to join us and answer some questions.

Congratulations on your third book, No Mad, being published! Can you tell us a little bit about it?


Sam: No Mad is my third novel. It's an old fashioned "road story", with very modern updates -- relationships, travels, thoughts, politics, popular culture, etc.

Beth: What is the significance of the title?

Sam:
It's a play on the word nomad. Remember it's a road story. The reader will have to find out an additional meaning.

Beth: What is the main message you want readers to take away from the book?

Sam:
That no matter wherever you go... there you are.

Beth: Your main character has a golden retriever, Churchill. Is he based on a real dog in your life?

Sam:
Yes. My present golden retriever -- Bailey.

Beth: If your book was made into a movie, who would you most like to have play your main character, Aaron?

Sam:
From your keyboard to the movie god's ears! I think I'm leaning towards Sean Penn.

Beth: Do you have any special writing routines? Do you always write in the same place at the same time of day?

Sam:
I write every day in the morning and the daytime at my desk. I sometimes go outside with a pad of paper and pen when the weather warrants it for outlining purposes.

Beth: I'm always curious about what other people are reading. What are you reading now?

Sam:
This is a great question. I read fiction, because it's a form of classroom for me. When I want some entertainment -- I go non-fiction. I'm currently reading and enjoying John Irving's The Cider House Rules.

Beth: And finally, do you have a favorite book of all time?


Sam: There's a lot. How about a top three? The World According To Garp by John Irving. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut.



About Sam:

A lifelong baseball fan, Youngstown, Ohio resident Sam Moffie graduated from Wittenberg University.

He manages two sports bars, serving on the front lines of America’s most heated debate topics: sex, sports and politics.

Sam has three children, one son-in-law, one granddaughter, two dogs, two cats and one strike-out at marriage.












Thank you so much to Sam for joining us today! If you'd like to pick up a copy of his book No Mad, click the cover image below.



Giveaway!

Sam has generously offered to send two lucky readers
a copy of his book No Mad!

To enter see below:

Contest runs from August 14, 2009 to 11:59 PM EST August 21, 2009. Winners will be announced August 22, 2009. Open to residents of US only. PO boxes are okay.

To enter - earn one entry for each of the following activities (up to 10 entries per person):
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24 comments:

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

MoziEsmé said...

I'd love the chance to read this!

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And I'm a follower...

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Jake Lsewhere said...

Looks like a good book, please enter me into this drawing.

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Jake Lsewhere said...

I'm also a follower via Blogger.

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Would love to read this.
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Marjorie said...

I am a follower and would like to win this book.


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sharon54220 said...

Great interview. Would love a chance to win.

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sharon54220 said...

I am a subscriber.

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I commented on the bookshelf.

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I commented on The Possibility of Everything.

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AmandaSue said...

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Follower thanks!
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rubymoon said...

I'd love an opportunity to read Sam's book. Thanks for hsting this awesome giveaway and thanks for the insightful interview.

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rubymoon said...

I'd love a chance to win Sam's book. Excellent interview and very insightful--one of the best!

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Jake Lsewhere said...

I've also blogged about this giveaway here.

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Amber said...

I would love to win!
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Debbie F said...

Please enter me!

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