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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Follow Friday--Author Hang-Out Buddies

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.


The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! 

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you!


Q: If you could hang out with any author (living) who would it be and what would you want to do?


Well, this blog is supposed to be dedicated to historical fiction and crime drama (I know I deviate from those subjects somewhat) so I think I'll pick one of each.

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For historical, I think I'd want to speak with Gerald N. Lund. Not everyone knows his stuff because, while I think he has some scifi, he's well known almost exclusively for his LDS fiction. I don't write LDS fiction, but his Work and the Glory series is a massive, sweeping historical epic, and I'm sure he would have plenty of wisdom to impart. I'd love to pick his brain about how he did his research and how he dealt with the grittier aspects of historical fiction.

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For mystery/crime drama, I'd probably want to talk to someone like Gary C. King writes crime drama. He's actually done interviews with people involved in real serial killer cases, so I'm sure he has some (extremely creepy) stories to tell. I'm sure I wouldn't sleep for a few days, but I'd still love to sit him down and start with a question along the lines of, "So what's the creepiest things that's ever happened to you?" :D

How about you? Who would you hang out with?

23 comments:

  1. Great pick this is a new one for me.

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  2. I dont usually dont read these types of books but I can use a creepy store once in a while! Great pick!

    My FF

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    1. Thanks! Definitely creepy! :D Have a great weekend.

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  3. I had so much trouble answering the question this week! Old follower stopping by to wish you a wonderful weekend.

    Here's my FF post.

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    1. I feel your pain! There're so many great ones! Thanks Lexxie!

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  4. Nice picks! Not familiar with these authors!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  5. I've been wanting to try King's books, but haven't yet. I picked Chelsea Cain who writes a serial killer series. I wanted to go with my fave mystery / historical author, but he reads the blog & I don't want to confess my crush on him. LOL!

    Jess @ Literary, etc (old follower)

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    1. LOL. Well that's flattering that he reads your blog! I'll have to check out Chelsea Cain. And you should definitely try King's books sometime. They're very well-written, but also uber-disturbing. Have a great weekend! :D

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  6. I haven't heard of either of these. will have to check them out. Old Follower. Have a Great Weekend!

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    1. Thanks Kirstina! You do the same! :D

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  7. Heey Liesel,
    I think Gary King would definitely make an interesting conversation partner! I love sweeping historical epics, so maybe I should check that one out! Thanks for sharing :) Hop on over if you have the time:
    My Friday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  8. I havent heard of either other.I will have to check them out on Goodreads. You can check my F&F here : http://two-tall-tales.blogspot.com/

    I'm a new GFC follower please follow me back :)

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    1. Sure thing! Have a great weekend! :D

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  9. Hello! I am new to blogging and I would to have you join me on my journey! I am following via twitter. I was going to follow via GFC but I can't see to see your follower button :(

    Katelynn Clark
    www.literarychameleon.blogspot.com
    literarychameleon@gmail.com
    wwww.twitter.com/chameleonreads

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    1. Hm. Odd that it's not showing up for you. Probably just the internet being stupid or something. :D There's always email, Linky, or Networked Blogs. Or you can just try again next week. Welcome to the blogging world. Hope you love it as much as I do. I'll check out your blog. :D

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  10. I've not heard of these, but good picks!
    I'm an old follower :) My FF

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    1. Thanks Hon! Have a great weekend! :D

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  11. Good choices.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/feature-follow_19.html

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  12. Great choice!

    I'm your new stalker via GFC!
    You can find my FF > here

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  13. I think it would be fun to pick the brain of a mystery/crime writer. I kind of see them all like the guy from the TV show Castle?? Great choices!
    New follower via GFC :)
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book Blog
    My FF: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/feature-and-follow-1.html

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