{Blog Tour} Author Interview + Giveaway: Moirai (Aberrant #2) by Ruth Silver

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Interview with Ruth Silver
Is there a particular scene in Moirai that you had a hard time writing? What scene is it and why?

The beginning of a story is always the hardest for me. Once things get moving, I find it a lot easier. Often I end up rewriting the beginning, adding more to strengthen it.

I know for a fact that most authors have their favorite place/spot when they write. I would like to know if you have one too? And what place/spot is it?

I love writing on our sofa recliner, with my feet up. It’s relaxing.

Did it ever occurred to you before that you will become an author or does this came as a surprise to you?

When I was younger, I never considered writing to be a career. I went to college for Communication, I searched out a typical office job. I did those types of careers for awhile but was never fully satisfied with it. I ran my own photography business for awhile, while I was writing Aberrant. Eventually, I decided to query my manuscript.

What's the harshest thing you've ever read in a review about your book before? And how did you cope up with it?

There’s always going to be bad reviews. If you had 1000 positive reviews and not a single bad one, it wouldn’t look legitimate. I recognize not everyone will love what I write. I’ve accepted that early on (though I admit I don’t have particularly thick skin). I try my best not to dwell on reviews - good or bad. I do remember early on someone commenting how my main character was paranoid. Of course she’s paranoid, she’s being chased by the government! Wouldn’t you be paranoid too? How did I cope with it? I laughed. Not a mean or harsh laugh, just an ‘okay this person didn’t get it.’ Then, I moved on.

Is there a time in which you regret being an author and is on the brink of giving it up?

I’ve never regretted it but there are days I’ve considered a job that pays a regular salary. As a writer, we live off royalties. We don’t make much and it’s tough to make ends meet.

IF ever you will be stuck in an island forever and have a chance to bring ONLY ONE book with you, what book will it be?

Can it be a blank notebook? :) If not then I’d probably bring Forever by Pete Hamill.

IF ever you get a chance to meet ONE particular author (deceased or alive), who will it be?

John Green, I’d love to meet him.

IF you can live for one day in a fictional place (i.e Narnia, Hogwarts, Middle Earth), what place will it be?
I loved The Mortal Instruments. I’d love to be a Shadowhunter and able to see everything that they do. Though some of it might be frightening!

I know that we all have that one book which we cried our heart out and sob so much that we almost drown in our own tears so I would like to know what book made you cry so much? The Fault in Our Stars

Do you have words of advice for those people who are aspiring to be an author?

Write, write, write. Then feel confident enough to share your words with others. Ask for feedback. Consider what they say and grow from the constructive criticism.

Thank you Ms. Ruth for sparing me some of your free time to answer all of my questions to you. Til' next time! :)

Title: Moirai (Aberrant #2)
Author: Ruth Silver
Released date: September 26, 2013
Amazon / Barnes and Noble / Goodreads

Olivia has been on the run from the government of Cabal since the marriage ceremony. Finally settling in and finding herself a place to call home, in Shadow, Olivia and Joshua are preparing for the uprising that they and the rebel alliance have been planning for months.

With new abilities and special talents, from Mindonsiphan, Olivia learns that she can do more than most ordinary eighteen year olds. Learning both to hide and perfect her skills will be one of the biggest challenges she'll be forced to face.

A constant rollercoaster of emotion and adventure await Olivia and Joshua, as they embark on a journey to the rebel city of Torv, and what was once home, Genesis.

 About the Author

Ruth Silver attended Northern Illinois University and graduated with a Bachelor's in Communication in the spring of 2005.  While in college, she spent much of her free time writing with friends she met online and penning her first novel, Deuces are Wild, which she self-published in 2004.  Her favorite class was Creative Writing senior year where she often handed in assignments longer than the professor required because she loved to write and always wanted to finish her stories. Her love of writing led her on an adventure in 2007 to Melbourne, Australia.  Silver enjoys reading, photography, traveling and most of all writing.  She loves dystopian and fantasy young adult stories.  Her debut novel published by Lazy Day Publishing, ABERRANT is scheduled for release April 2013.  Ruth has been actively writing since she was a teenager.  She currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

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  1. Love the covers of Ruth's books. They are on my TBR ^^ Hope I have time soon, so I can read them... ALL! *O*
    Thanks for sharing this post ;)

    1. So true! I love the paperback covers of her books. Hope you can get to read all of them soon! :) Thank you for sparing some of your time commenting on this post. Truly appreciated.