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MBA&M: TELL OUR READERS A FEW TIDBITS ABOUT CAROLINE MILLER
CAROLINE: I’m the child of a Costa Rican mother and an American father with strong Germanic roots. His family name was Mueller but it was changed to Miller during WWII. My mother loves to laugh and play. My father loved to organize and work. If ever they was an ant and cricket marriage this was one. Somehow, I managed to blend both sets of genes and feel pretty lucky about it. I can focus and see a job to the end but I also know how to play.
MBA&M: WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO WRITE Y A GOTHIC FICTION?
CAROLINE: I don’t consider Gothic Spring to be young adult fiction though the heroine is 16. I never loved, laughed, or played harder than when I was 16. I never felt as deeply betrayed by the universe as when I was 16. An half developed mind, raging hormones and bodily changes create the perfect stage for drama on a grand scale. Shkespeare undrestood this when he wrote Romeo and Juliet.
CAROLINE: Gothic Spring is a journey into a mind that is unraveling. The heroine, Victorine, is a young woman poised at the edge of sexual awakening and cursed with more talent and imagination than her Victorian society will tolerate. The conflict between her desire and the restrictions that rule her life lead to dramatic circumstances. I created this character and setting to explore how society and the attitudes of other women can deny a woman her freedom. Having been active in the effort to pass the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) I saw first had how little freedom exists for women in our society, though we imagine it to be otherwise.
MBA&M: IF YOU COULD SWITCH PLACE WITH ANY CHARACTER IN GOTHIC SPRING WHO WOULD IT BE?
CAROLINE: Though some of my characters are admirable, they are too flawed to wish to be any of them.
MBA&M: DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS AS A WRITER?
CAROLINE: I have no regrets about being a writer though I came into the field enormously ignorant. Given today’s technology , anyone with ambition can publisher a book. The biggest challenge, given the number of works being printed, is to sell yours. Having to hawk a book as if it were a commodity on the Chicago Stock Exchange and not art is a disappointment. Still, if it must be done, it is better to wade in without complaint.
MBA&M: IF NOT WRITING WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CAREER CHOICE?
CAROLINE: I’d like to be Bill Gates, not for his money, but for his ability to bring hope to shattered people because of it.
MBA&M: TELL YOUR READERS WHERE TO FIND YOU AND WHERE GOTHIC SPRING IS AVAILABLE.
CAROLINE: I write a blog 5 days a week on writing and life. I invite any readers to join me at: carolinemillerwriteaway.com.
I am working on a new website. You can find me at: www.booksbycarolinemiller.com
if not now, soon.
Gothic Spring can be ordered at any book store. ISNB # 978-0-9845424-9-9
Of course, I can always be found on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in both the paperback and e-book versions
MBA&M: CAROLINE, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD TODAY?
CAROLINE: Yes, I want to thank you, April and Wendy, for this opportunity to reach new readers and to announce that my new book, Trompe l‘Oeil (to fool the eye) will be coming out in October of this year. If readers like the works of the Brontes or Daphne du Maurier, I urge them to give my books a try.
THANK YOU CAROLINE FOR VISITING WITH US AND OUR READERS TODAY!!
Find & Follow Caroline Miller:
Gothic Spring by Caroline Miller – NURTURE Book Tour Schedule:
- May 14th – Jaidis @ Juniper Grove
- May 15th – MK @ MK McClintock Blog
- May 15th – Mindy Wa. @ Books, Books, and more Books
- May 16th – Peggy Ma. @ Book Absorption
- May 17th – Grace L. @ Books Like Breathing
- May 17th – Sydney Ch. @ A Case of Reading Insomnia
- May 18th – Bobbie @ Nurture Virtual Book Tourz™ Blog
- May 21st – Adrienne Ge. @ Paper Hangover
- May 21st – Laurie J. @ Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews
- May 22nd – Jaidis @ Juniper Grove
- May 23rd – April R. & Wendy @ My Book Addiction and More
- May 23rd – Inga K. @ Me And Reading
- May 24th – Beverly G. @ Everyone Loves A SiNner
- May 24th – Laurie J. @ Laurie’s Thoughts & Reviews
- May 25th – Bobbie @ Nurture Virtual Book Tourz™ Blog
Victorine Ellsworth knows something about the death of the vicar’s wife… but what? Is she the killer? Or the next victim?
Gothic Spring is a journey into a mind that is unraveling. Victorine is a young woman poised at the edge of sexual awakening and cursed with more talent and imagination than society will tolerate. The conflict between her desire and the restrictions that rule her life lead to tragic circumstances.
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