Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Guest Post by Author Angela Yuriko Smith--End of Mae Blog Tour Including Giveaway!


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Today's post is a guest post by author of the End of Mae, Angela Yuriko Smith.  Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end!

"Why Mae?
The years before I wrote End of Mae I spent writing non fiction for news publications.  I didn't have much interest in fiction, not because I disliked it, but because it simply didn't interest me.  I was fictionally agnostic.
That changed for me one day at a writer's conference in Albuquerque, NM.  I was asked out of the blue did I "do fiction or non".  I replied that I suppose I did non fiction.  The questioner, a skinny man with an Abe Lincolnesque beard and thick, glued together glasses replied with a snort, "Probably because you have no imagination."
Yes, my dander was raised and I'm ashamed to say that I got involved in a loud discussion that had to be shushed by the administration.  Pulse racing, I vowed to show that opinionated man that writers were writers and no genre was better than another.  I started End of Mae that night. 
In my mind I have won that long ago discussion and proved that non fiction writers do have imagination.  End of Mae has been well received and gotten nearly all 4 star reviews or higher.  In a way tho, he has also won.  In my quest to "do fiction" I've fallen in love with it and have been converted.  If I were asked today if I "do fiction or non" I would have to answer "Both" with a lecture on genre equality."
For a limited time, by the graciousness of Angela, download your free e-book of End of Mae!
End of Mae: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/63958
Promotional price: $0.00
Coupon Code: TU95T
Expires: May 31, 2012
 
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