Welcome back my lovelies. Today I am coming at you with an very exciting new release my A.F. Brady. Do you like a bit of a psychological thriller? A novel that will glued to your seat for hours, not wanting to put it down?.. then this is a book for you.
I have to say this to me isn’t a book you can just half read. It is one that you have to actually pay attention to. I know that seems like an odd thing to say but I do have a tendency, with the more light hearted “Chic lit” type books to skim read. I do take it all in it is just generally, these books have a standard plot and predictable ending.
Anyway.. this is my little intro to the book and if you want to get your own copy I will leave a link at the bottom of this post. If you want to check out other posts along the tour check out HQ stories on twitter. They will repost all other bloggers who are part of their Blog Tours. I have also attached the banner below:
Every morning, psychiatrist Sam James gets up at six forty-five. She has a shower, drinks a cup of coffee, then puts on her make-up.
She ignores the empty bottles piling up by her door.
On this particular morning, Sam is informed of a new patient’s arrival at Manhattan’s most notorious institution. Reputed to be deranged and dangerous, Richard is just the kind of impossible case Sam has built her reputation on. She is certain that she is the right doctor to treat such a difficult patient.
But then Sam meets Richard. And Richard seems totally sane.
Let the mind games begin.
(I will be posting a full review in the next few days so keep a look out for that!)
I am also super excited to have been given the opportunity to ask the author a few questions which I really appreciate. I love getting to know the people behind the pages:
Thank you so much for doing this Interview with me. I am looking forward to reading your book and doing the Tour. The best thing about these kinds of interviews is getting to know the author. So the first few questions are just “getting to know you?”
- Where were you born?
I was born in New York City
- How many siblings do you have?
I have one older brother
- Did you go to college/University?
I did, I attended Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and for graduate school I went to Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City
- Where do you live now?
Still in New York
- Do you have any children?
I have one son so far
- What is your biggest fear?
Being buried alive, and losing loved ones
- What do you feel are your biggest accomplishments so far in your career and in your life?
My son feels like a huge accomplishment for me, marrying the best person on the planet was a big personal achievement, opening and continuing to operate a psychotherapy private practice, surviving a brain tumor, and of course, publishing a book!
Now on to the bookish questions..
- What age did you start to write?
As soon as I could hold a pencil. I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember.
- When did you know you wanted to be an author?
Probably as soon as I finished my master’s degrees in psychology. I have always wanted to be a therapist and help people, and once I was professionally able to achieve that, I started toying with the idea of actually writing a book and seeking publication.
- What urged you to pursue writing as a career?
I just love doing it. If I can do the two things I love, and make a living off of it, then I will be the happiest person. I love being a therapist, and I love writing. I also feel like it’s an important platform to be able to reach people, and start (or continue) a dialog on important topics such as stigma in the mental health world.
- Did you do any research about what genre was popular before you started writing?
Nope. I just started writing. I wasn’t even sure what genre The Blind was going to be when I started writing the story.
- What is your favourite Genre to read?
I love reading many different genres. In the same way that I feel there are appropriate seasons to watch movies (When Harry Met Sally in the fall, Home Alone at Christmas, Uncle Buck at Thanksgiving . . .) I like to read different genres during different adventures, and amidst different weather. Mysteries, suspense and thrillers in the fall and winter, history and biographies in the spring, and easy, happy summertime reads. I love anything with subtle humor, that’s not necessarily comedy writing, and I love tear jerkers as well. And non-fiction books about human nature, psychology, science and behaviour are also always on my list.
- What is your favourite Genre to write?
- The age old question…do you ever get writers block? If so how do you overcome it?
Sure. I have to walk away to get away from writer’s block. It won’t resolve itself if I sit at the computer or with a notebook and think. I have to put it down and come back to it a day or two later. Sometimes, not even thinking, my fingers sort of wrote on their own, and I feel like I don’t have a lot of conscious control over what they’re writing. That’s when the best stuff comes out.
- What inspires you to write? Do you have to take notes?
People inspire me to write. Human interactions, the feelings we get when something happens to us, and the emotional response to events. I take notes on my cell phone when something occurs to me at an inopportune time, like at work, or out to dinner, but usually I am able to remember if I’m not busy at the time that something occurs to me.
- I always ask this of authors and I am quite surprised at the response I get .. I am not a writer but when I get an idea of something to write (or draw) I have to do it there and then even if it is just a draft ( do i sound crazy?) Do you ever feel like that?
Yes, I do feel like that. Sometimes ideas come like a ton of bricks, and a whole story is suddenly on the tip of my tongue. I feel like if I don’t get it down on paper right this second, then I’ll lose some of the luster or excitement of it. Even if it’s something as small as a great idea for a character name, or if I suddenly realize what kind of car a character should drive, I need to get it out immediately. (At some points, I go back and change it because it was not quite as good an idea as I originally thought!)
- What is next for you?
I’m finishing up my second novel now, and will be working on my third and fourth, etc for as long as I can. I will keep up psychotherapy practice, and keep enjoying life, I hope!
So there we go! The lovely A.F Brady sharing just a little bit more of herself with us, which I really enjoyed!.
If you want to read this amazing novel just click the link below
As always I would love to hear from you guys.. Any book suggestions, what books you guys enjoy reading, favourite genres etc 🙂
Until next time. Be Kind, Be Happy, and Stay True to You