BOOK TOUR INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY: The Guys Are Props Club by Ingrid Seymour

The Guys Are Props Club

by Ingrid Seymour

New Adult Contemporary

Book Description

On her senior year in high school, Maddie Burch promised herself not to ever fall for a cute guy – or any guy – again. Cute guys are players and not to be trusted, a fact she learned the hard way when her first boyfriend ran her heart through a paper shredder. Two years later, her promise is still intact, and she’s determined to make it through college without falling victim to another creep. She has her job, school and The Guys Are Props Club to keep her mind and hormones in check.
The club was founded by Jessica, Maddie’s best friend. It is a sisterhood of girls who have fallen prey to heartless jerks and who have vowed to turn the tables. Once a semester, Jessica requires members to “do onto others as they’ve done unto you.” Setting the example, Jessica’s next play is Sebastian Capello, a theater major with heartthrob looks and a flair for Latin dance, whose heart she plans to break the way hers was once broken.
What the friends don’t know is that Sebastian is different. Despite his perfect looks and popularity, he’s not a jerk. He doesn’t play games to get his way. Instead, he keeps it real and goes after what he wants with honest intentions. And what he wants is not a bombshell like Jessica, but a down-to-earth girl like Maddie – even if it causes a riff in the girl’s friendship. Even if it means getting Maddie to break her personal vow.
*** Due to language and sexual situations this book is recommended for ages 17 and older.

 

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1.  Tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a computer programmer during office hours and a young and new adult author the rest of the time. I love, love, love to write, and dream of the day when I can become a full-time author. For me, it isn’t about fame or money; it is simply about being able to make a living doing what I love most. I hope hard work will get me there someday. I also love reading, movies, music, sushi, pizza, my family, and did I mention writing? 😉

 

2.  What made you want to become a writer?

I don’t think there is one sole reason that can explain this; I’m not even sure I can say what drove me to do it. It’s just something that has kept coming back to me again and again since my teenage years. My dad had this old Remington typewriter when I was in high school. It was an antique in very good shape, and, for some reason, I found myself sitting in front of it many times, rolling a blank piece of paper into it and typing so fast the keys got stuck. I started many stories but never quite finish any of them. But it was an itch I had to scratch. It was inevitable, and now here I am.

 

3.  Who or what gives you inspiration?

I draw inspiration from almost everything. Movies, music, other books, but mainly my own life and experiences. My brain is constantly churning, thinking of “what if” scenarios. What if I could stick my hand through the window and clean the outside? What if that weird guy two cubicles down is a mutant (he sure looks like one)? What if girls went around breaking guys’ hearts on purpose? It is when one of these make-believe scenarios strikes me hard, that I decide it needs to be a book. Or a lot of times, it is the idea that takes hold of me and doesn’t let me go until lay it down on paper.

 

4.  Tell us about The Guys Are Props Club.

The Guys Are Props Club was one of those ideas that grabbed me and totally kidnapped me. This light bulb flash inside my head didn’t dim until I finished the book. The writing process forThe G.A.P. Club was extremely intense. I finished the novel in record time, and the plot and characters came out exactly the way you read them on the published book now. There were no hiccups, no multiple revisions, nothing like that. This story knew what it wanted to be from day one. It really took me by surprise.

 

5.  What’s the hardest part of being a writer?

For me it is knowing that I have to accommodate my passion into reality. I have a day job and that takes up most of my time during the week, time that I want to spend with my characters and my ideas, but I can’t. One day I hope everything else has to try to fit in into my writing schedule instead.

 

6.  What do you need around you to write (special drink, lucky items, etc)?

I really don’t need much. The main thing is a space where no one will interrupt me. Most of the time I write in the quiet of my office at home and at night, when everyone is in bed. But I can write almost anywhere. I can tune out the world . . . the only requirement is that no one interrupts. So talking to me if off limits 😉

 

7.  What are some of your favorite books?

The Green Mile

Daughter of Smoke and Bone

Ender’s Game

And many, many more . . .

 

8.  Are your characters based on anyone you know?

Not in The Guys Are Props Club and not in most of my books, but I do had a couple of characters that, on the physical level, resemble someone I know. As far as personalities, no . . .  none of my characters’ behavior is based on real-life people.

 

9.  What, if anything, are you working on right now?

I’m working on the next book in the The Guys Are Props Club series. I’m also trying to find a traditional venue for a paranormal romance I’ve been working on. There are a couple of major publishers interested in it. Hopefully that will work out.

 

10.  Why do you love writing?

I would say because I like putting my imagination to good use. Ideas are always popping into my head, and I feel it would be a waste if I didn’t give them a chance to come to life inside the pages of a novel. I love to read and I’m grateful for all those authors who allowed their ideas to become something that could take me into other worlds or situations. I hope I can do the same for others.

 

About the Author

Ingrid Seymour loves, loves, loves to write. Her favorite genres are Young Adult and New Adult fiction.  Her debut novel “The Guys Are Props Club” is an NA contemporary romance which she immensely enjoyed writing.  Her favorite outings involve a trip to the library or bookstore where she immediately gravitates toward the YA section. She’s an avid reader and fangirl of many amazing books. She’s sure that one day she’ll see one of her books made into a movie. She likes to dream big 😉
PURCHASE:
The book is only on sale an Amazon for eBook and print: http://amzn.to/163x7F0
And for print also on CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/4283057
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Grand Prize: Kindle Fire (US/Can/UK only) with The GAP Club / Equivalent Amazon GC if INTL
Second Prize: signed paperback (INTL)

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About Carrie

A SAHM who loves her life :)

Posted on August 5, 2013, in book tour, books, free, Giveaway, interview, reading. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Thank you so much for participating in the tour, Carrie! Your questions for Ingrid were really interesting and I hope your readers found it interesting as well. 🙂

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