Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Book Blast Event Day 10 Paul McCusker

BOOK BLAST EVENT
DAY 10
PAUL MCCUSKER

Well, this is a somewhat new author for me. I have read one of his books for review, which will be offered in this giveaway, but other than that, I have not read anything else he has written. So, is he new to you? Have you read anything by Paul McCusker before? If not, welcome to a new author! If you have, then come join in the fun as an encouragement to Paul:)

Thank you for being with us today, Paul!!! How long have you known you wanted to be an author?
I've been writing creatively in one form or another since I first learned to write. My mother has given me little cards, notes, home-made newspapers and drawings I did when I was still in elementary school. They were bad poems, mostly.

Can you tell me a little bit about your newest book?
My latest grown-up novel was written with Dr. Walt Larimore. It's the second book in the TSI series called "The Influenza Bomb." TSI stands for "Time-Scene Investigators" and is a series of medical thrillers. This latest book tells the story of a plot by terrorists to get hold of a terrible virus created by the Nazis towards the end of World War 2 in order to trigger a modern holocaust. The TSI team must use their medical and historical knowledge to try to stop them. The first TSI book was called "The Gabon Virus."

I've also co-authored a couple of chapter books for Focus on the Family, as part of the new Imagination Station series. It's a spin-off from the Adventures In Odyssey series.

When a reader gets done with your book, what do you want them to come away with?
I hope that readers will be entertained, if nothing else. Beyond that, I hope the themes will help inspire and inform the readers, touching their minds and hearts in a way that goes beyond mere entertainment.

Is there a place you have always wanted to visit? A vacation spot, historical monument, overseas, etc?
I would love to visit Rome one day - and out into other parts of Italy.

If you could have dinner with 2 people, who would they be?
If time-travel were possible: CS Lewis and GK Chesterton. Or, in the present age: Pope Benedict or Paul McCartney - though, not at the same time :)

What one event would you love to be at? Historical or future?
Historically, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I'm not sure about the present or future.

Do you have a favorite hobby?
I love music and movies.

Is there something about you most people wouldn't know?
Most people don't know that I once talked to the film director Frank Capra for a couple of hours on the phone. He is one of my favorites, best known for directing "It's A Wonderful Life."

Do you have any suggestions for the aspiring writer?
I suggest that aspiring writers should read a lot - and then read some more - learning was separates the best writing from the worst. And, more than anything, keep writing.

Any last thoughts for your readers?
I'm happy to hear about any types of stories they'd love to read.

And how can they connect with you?
PaulMcCusker.com is a good place to go.

All the best,
Paul

THANK YOU PAUL!! Those were some excellent answers readers and give us a glimpse into the life of a famous author. I really love being able to do that with the interviews and it has really been a joy to me. I hope you enjoy getting to know them a little bit more as well.

So, on to the giveaway. I have a copy of each of Paul's TSI books. The Gabon Virus and The Influenza Bomb. Both of these are being given away to my readers. I wanted to do two separate giveaways but I will probably just go with one. UNLESS.. the winner already has one of the books and then I will give that one away to another reader:) So, get your entries in below!!

MANDATORY ENTRY-
Tell me in a comment a plot you think an author should write about. Doesn't have to be detailed but give us an idea of a plot you would like to see. This must be done or the extra entries do not count. You MUST leave an email address in the first comment. I have to be able to get a hold of you.

US ONLY AS I AM SHIPPING!!

EXTRA ENTRIES-Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
1.Tell me another novel Paul has written. You can find them on his website.
2.Follow Paul on Twitter and leave your username.
3.Friend Paul on his Facebook fan page. Get 3 entries for this so leave 3 comments.
4.Blog or post about this on Facebook. Get 3 entries for each.
5.Follow my blog via GFC, subscribe through RSS Feed or follow me on Twitter. Get one entry for each you do.
6.Enter any of my other currently running giveaways. Let me know which ones.
7.Leave a comment on any of my review only posts. This must be for reviews only! Leave a comment for each.

This giveaway will end 1/26. Winner will be chosen through Random.org and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

68 comments:

Linda said...

I'd like someone to write a novel on a cold case. It's more than 20 years old, and the murderer hasn't been found--yet!

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Linda said...

Paul's written Book 1: Voyage with the Vikings.

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Linda said...

Twitter site doesn't work.

Became a fan on FB.

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Linda said...

I follow you on GFC.

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Jan Marie said...

Paul McKusker also wrote "The Mill House."


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Jan Marie said...

I friended Paul on FB.

Jan Marie

Jan Marie said...

I friended Paul on FB.

Jan Marie

Jan Marie said...

I friended Paul on FB.

Jan Marie

Jan Marie said...

I follow your blog! (And love it too, by the way)!

Jan Marie

Jan Marie said...

I also entered the giveaways for Penny Zeller and Kathi Macias.

Jan Marie

Maureen said...

A book about sabotaging our food supply?

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deanna said...

plot: beauty pageant murder mystery
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Hope said...

Someone should write a book about a modern-day Texas Ranger...most of those books are set in the past!
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Hope said...

Paul also wrote the Mill House!

Hope said...

I follow your blog!

Hope said...

Twitter follower as Pilgrim86!

Hope said...

RSS subscriber!

Kristie said...

I would like someone to write about a girl with mild cerebral palsy. (Like me!) Maybe some of the rude people would take notice. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com
Thank you.

Kristie said...

He wrote "The Mill House" also. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com
Thank you.

Kristie said...

I follow Paul on Twitter. My username is: kdonelson. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com
Thank you.

Kristie said...

Friended Paul on Facebook #1. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com
Thank you.

Kristie said...

Friended Paul on Facebook #2. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com
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Friended Paul on Facebook #3. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com
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Kristie said...

Follow you on Twitter. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com
Thank you.

Kristie said...

Follow via Google Reader. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com
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Follow on GFC. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com
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Diana said...

I would like to see more novels about real life adventures!!
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Diana said...

Paul also wrote "Attack in the Arena"
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vwestermeyer said...

i'd love to see a plot centered around an emergency department

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Murder in small town
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Avery Whittaker's Finest Invention
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I follow Paul on twitter .
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I follow your blog on twitter.
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Lina said...

I'd love to see a plot written about a different culture's high school experience.

Lina said...

He also wrote Voyage with the Vikings.

Lina said...

I follow Paul on twitter @lkim496

Lina said...

I follow you on GFC

Lina said...

I follow you on twitter @lkim496

Beckee said...

I always like books about cold cases getting solved. Or lately I like the idea of the book being told from the viewpoint of the deceased victim (Like the Lovely Bones movie-but much better done!!)
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Beckee said...

Another book: The Mill House
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Beckee said...

I follow Paul on Twitter @beckee13
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Joined Paul's FB page 1
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Joined Paul's FB page 2
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GFC follower
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follow you on Twitter @beckee13
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AEKZ2 said...

How about a secretive group of women who get to together and use their resources to teach wife-beaters/child abusers a lesson?!

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AEKZ2 said...

The Mill House is another book.

Nancye said...

I would like to see a book about a disabled teenager dealing with everyday life in a real way. No sugar-coating the real life challenges.

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Nancye said...

Another novel Paul wrote is "The Mill House"

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Nancye said...

I follow Paul on Twitter
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Nancye said...

I joined Paul's Facebook Page/ FB Friend

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Nancye said...

GFC Follower

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Nancye said...

RSS Subscriber

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Nancye said...

I follow you on Twitter
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lewalk said...

I would like to see a book written about real life. Stories are sometimes just way out there. I would like to read something real for a change.

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lewalk said...

He also writes the Imagination Station books for kids.

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lewalk said...

Follow Paul on Twitter.

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Nancye said...

I also entered the "LFY in Hope, Kansas" giveaway.

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lewalk said...

Joined Paul's page on FB.

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lewalk said...

Paul on FB 2.

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Paul on FB 3.

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GFC follower of your blog.

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RSS subscriber.

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Follow you on Twitter.

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Posted on FB.

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Posted on FB 2.

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