Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Welcome, Tonya Kappes!!!

I am beyond thrilled to be interviewing the lovely and talented Tonya Kappes today. Author of bestsellers Carpe Bead Em, Ladybug Jinx, Splitsville.com, Happy New Life, Never Tell Your Dreams, and the brand spankin' new A Charming Crime, in just a short period of time Tonya has become one of Indie publishing's biggest success stories. So without further adieu...



Thank you so much for joining me today, Tonya! 
Thank you for having me! I'm so honored!!!

Can you tell us a little about your new Magical Cures mysteries? 
Here's the blurb (I love it!)

                                                  Bubble... Bubble...

June Heal has nothing to lose when she relocates her homeopathic cure shop, A Dose of Darla, from the flea market booth in her home town, to a quaint shop in the cozy but unusual little town of Whispering Falls, Kentucky. Or so it seems.

                                                  Cures and trouble...

Whispering Falls has a lot of secrets. From talking snow globes to whispering animals not to mention a few sprinkles of fairy dust, June realizes Whispering Falls is more magical than she thought. . .literally.
                                                      
                                                      Magic stirs...

June discovers she was born into a family of psychics, and her homeopathic cures truly are magical. Unfortunately, they are not magical enough to save her from being the number one murder suspect when a member of the community that she had just had a disagreement with shows up face down in the lake with June’s lucky charm in the victim’s grasp.

                                                  And troubles double...

Add to that an attraction to her high school best friend, Sheriff Oscar Park and  Mr. Prince Charming, her cat, is stealing charms from Belle’s Baubles, June is forced to clear her name in more ways than murder. After all, they don’t have cauldrons in jail.

What inspired this series?
A Charming Crime is a made up world of magical/psychic stuff….I’ve never written anything where I completely make up the entire world and words with in that world. It was a ton of fun!

You have so many projects going on, frequent book releases, yet each new book is fresh and unique. How do you keep up with so many different series?
Series are so easy for me. I'm a person who invests in relationships. I don't have a MILLION friends. When I make friends with someone, I completely invest in them. And it's the same with my characters. I want to be a part of their life and it takes more than one book to get through their story.

If you were stranded on an island and could only have 3 books with you, what would they be? (Besides a loaded Kindle, of course!)
OH, man!!! I was going to say my Kindle....
The Secret (because I believe in the Universe and all it has to offer!)
Notebook to write in.
Another notebook to write in!

Pick one:
Cats or dogs? Dogs
Morning or evening? Morning
Chocolate or vanilla? . . .RED HOTS!
Walking in the sunshine or dancing in the rain? walking in the sunshine
Reading by a cozy fire or on a sunny porch? cozy fire
Reading or writing? writing

What are you working on now? 
I use to try to get one book out and take a little break between them, but I'm finding that more and more difficult because all of the people in my head start to fight and want to kick the other out. So to keep the peace, I go from one story to another. I'm working on the second novel in the Magical Cures Series, A Charming Cure and the second Olivia Davis Paranormal Mystery, Color Me A Crime.

What do your fans have to look forward to?
More and more quirky characters and some belly laughs!
Thanks so much for having me, Melissa!! It has been a ton of fun!!!

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Make sure you leave a comment...one lucky person will win a copy of A Charming Crime!!!

23 comments:

  1. HI!! Thanks so much for having me!! It's been a crazy day! I spent yesterday with my amazing STREET TEAM and gave away over 100 prizes!! It was a blast!

    I love being here and love the interview questions! Thanks so much.

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  2. Tonya, I'm amazed you can even walk today after yesterday! Great interview!

    Karen Lawson
    klawson5@roadrunner.com

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    1. Oh, Karen!! It was crazy fun:)) That is my kind of party. I did package up a lot of prizes to get ready for the post office, and wrapped up some of the ebook gifting. I can't wait to do it again!

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  3. Hi Tonya,
    Great interview. Your new book sounds like a ton of fun. If I don't win it, I will have to buy it. I love the names .. the blurp was great. I want it ... I need it .. I have to have it!

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    1. Gerri, I happen to absolutely LOVE this book. I never had a moment where I felt like I had to make myself write. Those are good books:)

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  4. Love the interview, and Tonya, I just watched the book trailer and I think it's fabulous!! I'm so excited for you!

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    1. Diane, thank you so much! I'm excited about the world discovering June and Whispering Falls.

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  5. HI TONYA! Your interview was great as always. And you are right. We love the belly full of laughs. And I agree with Melissa. No clue how or were you get your energy. Have fun. Thank you Melissa for having Tonya on here.

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    1. Melissa! I'm so glad you stopped by!! It so fun seeing you here and we had a lot of laughs:))

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  6. I just wanted to say thank you for your books,, I'm so glad I came across your Carpe Bead'Em you've had me hooked since then,, so please,please kept them coming and make sure you tell your boys and Husband thank you from all of us for sharing you with us.

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    1. Awww...Cindi, you made my heart swell. Thank you. Carpe Bead 'em is a lot of fun:)) That Aunt Grace was something else!

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  7. it's after midnight here. Did I make the deadline for this drawing?

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    1. You did, Jeff!! I got your copy and putting it in the mail tomorrow:))

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  8. Great post! I'm surprised you chose dogs over cats after all the pics on last night's FB release party :)

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    1. OH, Andrea, I do love dogs:)) I've only ever had one cat. He was great! Unfortunately, my kiddos and husband have those awful allergies....

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  9. Great interview. I love the question,If you were stranded on an island and could only have 3 books with you, what would they be? I'd have to have a music device and notebooks; Or else I'd carve my story on trees.

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    1. Mila, I don't think I could ever be without a notebook to write my stories down. I'd go mad!

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  10. Ah, a cozy fire. Yeah, in a big arm chair. With no distractions. Give me a snow day, please...

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    1. Shadow85455, you are singing my song:)

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  11. Tonya, do you sleep?

    Keep up the good work because I love your stories.

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