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Moonbow- Sheila Hollinghead Blog Tour!



Title:  Moonbow

Author:  Sheila Hollinghead

Published:  December 17th, 2013

Publisher: AltWit Press

Word Count:  65,000

Genre:  Inspirational Romantic Suspense


A widow, a doctor, an unborn child. Three lives are at risk in this high stakes suspense. Die Auserwahlten, the Chosen Ones, have impregnated Gisa with an embryonic clone. Is it evil or just a child? It’s up to Dr. Rayden Brooks to untangle the web that keeps them captive and save their lives. But will Gisa trust him?


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About the Author:

Sheila Hollinghead, an army brat, was born in Nuremberg, Germany. When she was ten, her father was stationed in Toul, France where she discovered a treasure trove of books hiding in the furnace room. The house was rumored to be the former headquarters of the Nazi Party with bullet holes decorating the foyer as evidence. The books, sci-fi, mysteries, fantasy, and the classics, opened her mind to the power of story. Today, she is married and lives on a farm in south Alabama with dogs, cats, and chickens. She agrees with Emily Dickinson who said, “I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it until it begins to shine.”

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Giveaway Details:

There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:

  • Signed print copy of Moonbow & swag (US only)


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Sheila, Keep Calm and Answer These Twenty-Five Questions

  1. Do you consider yourself a logophile? If so, have you always been? I’m more a fabulaphile–lover of story. Without words, though, where would story be? So, I am also a logophile.
  2. What is your favorite color? Favorite? Um…I’m not good at choosing favorites. My favorite color families are reds and blues.
  3. Where were you born? Where did you grow up? I was born in Nuremburg, Germany. My father was in the army, stationed at Ansbach at the time. As an army brat, I grew up on army bases around the world. Besides Germany, I’ve lived in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, New Jersey, and France.
  4. What is your favorite football team? In this category, I do have a favorite. Auburn. War Eagle!
  5. Who is your favorite author? Aargh! Another favorite question. Hmmm…my favorite genres are classic and sci-fi. Some of my favorite classic authors include Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, J.R.R. Tolkien, and John Steinbeck. My favorite sci-fi authors include Frank Herbert, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, and Orson Scott Card.
  6. What is your favorite book? Yanking out hair here, trying to decide a favorite! I’ll pick a few: Pride and Prejudice, David Copperfield, Ender’s Game.
  7. What do you do when you are not writing? eat and sleep
  8. Do you have a day job as well? No. I’m a retired science teacher
  9. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors? Read widely; write diligently.
  10. Is being a writer a curse or a gift? It’s both a curse and a gift. A writer must prioritize writing and that often means narrowing and focusing your life to essentials–and that can be a curse. It’s a gift because creation always brings with it great joy.
  11. Where do you write? In a recliner, next to a large window with a view of the sky, cotton fields, and trees.
  12. Do you prefer silence or some noise while you write? I prefer music and, no, before you ask, I don’t have favorites in music. I listen to the Piano Guys, Mumford and Sons, Fun., etc.
  13. What do you typically drink while writing? coffee or water
  14. What challenges have you had in regards to your writing life? I have health problems (hence the writing in the recliner) plus typical distractions such as children underfoot (once my children and now my grandchildren), the need to occasionally cook a meal, the need for clean clothes, etc.
  15. When did you first start and when did you finish your book? I started it over fifteen years ago, put it away for a while, and finished in October, 2013.
  16. If your book is made into a movie, which actors/actresses do you envision playing the parts? Jennifer Lawrence, since Gisa Jackson is young and physically fit (and uses bow and arrows). And for Rayden, Jim Sturgess.
  17. What does your protagonist think of you? Would he/she want to hang out with you? I have two protagonists. I’m sure they would, although they’d probably get together and snicker behind my back.
  18. How do you market your book? What avenues work best? Social media and giveaways
  19. What has been the toughest criticism so far? Someone said Moonbow was not realistic. I researched the book thoroughly and all of the scenarios are possible, so I feel it’s an unfair criticism.
  20. What has been the best compliment? The realistic characters draw you into the story and the twists keep you there.
  21. Is anything in your book based on real life experiences or purely all imagination? Some things are based on real life experiences, places and people I’ve known, but most is imagination.
  22. How did you come up with the title? Parts of the poem “On Children” is quoted in the book. Parents are compared to bows (as in bow and arrows). During research, when I read the legend that babies who see a moonbow will have special abilities, it seemed the perfect title.
  23. Will there be a sequel? Yes. The working title of book 2 is Misconception.
  24. What project are you working on now? I have a blog, Rise, Write, Shine, and I’m gathering my blog posts into e-book format. I’ve already published Rise and Write. I hope to publish Shine soon, and then I’ll put all three together into one book. After that, I plan to work on the last book of In the Shadow of the Cedar series, Thunder’s Shadow, that takes place during World War II. A young woman, whose husband has joined the Marines, fights to keep her family together while struggling to be accepted as the first woman veterinarian in the state of Alabama.
  25. What question did I leave out that you’d like to answer? What is your favorite pet? What is your favorite movie? What is your favorite food? What is your favorite place to travel? What is your favorite TV show? Uh, none that I would like to answer. :)

Please fill in the blank: Keep Calm and _Aim for the Light____

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  2. Kristy, enjoyed the 25 questions (except the yanking-out-of-the-hair part). :) Thanks for having me!

  3. You had me at clone! Pride & Prejudice is also one of my fav classics.
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