“The Power of Springtime” a Guest Post on Andi’s Book Reviews (Book Tour Day 2)

"Morning on the Seine in the Rain" by MonetGet on the bus! It’s day 2 of my book tour!

Yesterday, it was a guest post at the Long and Short Review with some writing advice for newbies (You can check it out here). Today, it is something a little different.

On Andi’s Book Reviews, I take on one of the silent characters in my novel Permanent Spring Showers. Oh, the season might be silent, but it plays an important part in the work and the inspiration behind it. Here is the beginning of my post “The Power of Springtime: Setting the Stage for Permanent Spring Showers”:

When you grow up in Michigan, you feel the seasons.

I know, everyone in different states will argue with me on this one, but we hit all the hallmarks in our mitten of a state, each time, each year. Snow in winter, check. Leaves in autumn, check. Summer at the beach, check.

It’s all here!

And when you grow up in such a setting, chances are your emotions will start to attach something to each of them. In autumn, I am reflective. It is a time for remembering. In summer, a little hyper and full of excitement. I’m usually more daring during those three months. And in winter, I always feel more peaceful, quiet like a light snowstorm. But, in spring, I get edgy.

Spring in Michigan is unpredictable.

You can’t help but feel that in the very air you breath. It’s almost as if the world can shift on a dime. It’s moody. It’s a time of change, of rebirth (but into what?). And when I set out to find a time period for the story that became Permanent Spring Showers, I couldn’t think of a better season. Because like the season, my story is passionate, unstable, dramatic, comedic, and never the same from chapter to chapter.

You can read the entire post here.

There is also a brief excerpt from my new novel, as well as a giveaway that will be Permanent Spring Showersrunning throughout the tour to win a copy of the book. But this is really cool…

The eBook of Permanent Spring Showers will be on sale during the tour! It is on sale for only $1.99. So there is no better time to grab a copy! You can find it on amazon for Kindle here and for the NOOK here.

Advertisements

7 responses

  1. Pingback: “Artists, Sex, and Inspiration” A Guest Post on Queen of All She Reads (Book Tour Day 3) | The Musings & Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard

  2. Pingback: An Interview with Lisa Haselton about my new novel Permanent Spring Showers (Book Tour Day 4) | The Musings & Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard

  3. Pingback: “The Beauty of Eccentrics” A Guest Post on The Crafty Cauldron (Book Tour Day 5) | The Musings & Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard

  4. Pingback: “Creating an Anti-Romance” A Guest Post on Unabridged Andra (Book Tour Day 6) | The Musings & Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard

  5. Pingback: A Q and A with Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews about my new book Permanent Spring Showers (Book Tour Day 7) | The Musings & Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard

  6. Pingback: “Beautiful Illogical Messes” A Guest Post on Marlow Kelly (Book Tour Day 8) | The Musings & Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard

  7. Pingback: An interview with Books Direct about new novel Permanent Spring Showers (Book Tour Day 9) | The Musings & Artful Blunders of Scott D. Southard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s