Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Please Welcome Marni Rost Jarman Moderator of the Never Too Old For Young Adult Group

Hello Muses and Fallen Friends,

     Once again we have a fantastic guest for you in celebration of the end of summer Bloggerthon we have going on where the bloggers are the stars of this show! Okay so by now I know all of you recognizes this symbol right:

And if you don't then wake up, grab a coffee, wipe away the eye boogers, and get ready to be introduced to one of the many fabulous moderators that will be interviewed this month during Bloggerthon! She is Marni Rost Jarman and the most excellent group and top indie author supporter that she assists with running is called the Never Too Old For Young Adult Books on Goodreads and Facebook. I am truly honored to have her here today. Now, Marni will take the stage!  

Interview with Marni Rost Jarman Moderator Extraordinaire!

My name is Marni.  I am a reader and mod!  Our group is called Never Too Old For Young Adult Books on and Facebook.

SM:  Where were you born and where do you call home?
I was born and raised in St. Louis, MO.  I’ve lived with my husband and children in Quakertown, PA since 2000.

SM:  How long have you been blogging?
I have been a mod with this group for well over a year.  I don’t know if you would consider this blogging or not.  I try to post new things to the Facebook page to keep everyone’s interest.  When it comes to actual blogs, I’m very confused on how to set one up.

SM:  What is the name of the book you most recently blogged about?
Project Hope by Sean Joyce.

SM: What did you think about the cover? 
Different, busy.  I wasn’t sure what to really think of it until I read the book and understood where it was coming from.

SM: If you could ask the Author 3 questions what would they be?  

1. What inspired you to write a dystopia which has parallels to the Berlin Wall?
2. Is the main character complete fiction, or did you build the character from an actual      person?
3. Where do you get your writing topics from?

SM: If this book was part of a series, would you read the next book?
Yes.  I want to know what happened before and after the first book.  Too many questions I would like answers too.

SM: Was this a book you were asked to review or did you buy it?
I was asked to review it.

SM: Have you written a book yourself or are you planning to in the future?  
I have not written a book, but my husband and children have asked more than once lately when will I.  I have a few stories floating around in my head that I have to put to paper.

SM: What genre is your favorite and why?  
Dystopia is my favorite.  There are so many different visions in the way the future could be.  It’s basically the unknown, unless you would have a time machine.  

SM: Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?
I prefer hardcover books.  I like the feel of a sturdy book in my hand.  I like being able to just glance at the book, with my tissue bookmark hanging out and seeing exactly where I’m at, how far I’ve gone in whatever time period I’ve read, and determine if I can finish soon or not.

SM: Where do you prefer to buy your books?  
I love bookstores.  Used bookstores are cool to explore, but I rarely find anything I’m looking for.  Of course I buy my ebooks online, but I’d rather go to the store than buy regular books online.

SM: Have you ever read a book more than once?
Rarely.  There are too many books on my TBR list.  I do LOVE Unwind by Neal Shusterman though.  Currently on the search for a mint hardcover edition with dust jacket, than I will buy UnWholly in hardcover.  

SM: Is there a particular movie or TV series that you preferred over the book version? 
I’ve never read any of the tv series in book form because I just don’t want to know where they are or may be going with the storyline.

SM: What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)?  
Brightest Kind of Darkness by P.T. Michelle in ebook format.

SM: What book are you about to start reading?  
Crux by Julie Reece.

SM: What book do you know that you will never read?
I can’t say I’d never read any book.  Stuck somewhere, I’ll grab whatever is available and start reading.

SM: What are your thoughts on book trailers?  
I’m not a fan of them.  I’ve seen too many that are just slapped together.  Too many tell you exactly what you already know.  They need to intrigue a person to read them, spark an interest, an “Oh, I didn’t know that” moment.
P.S. She actually enjoyed my trailer for Hacienda Moon though. hehehe

And now for some personal stuff about Marni!

Do you ever blog in your PJ’s?  Yes

Sleep in or get up early?  I’d rather sleep in.

Pet peeves?  Bent binding on books, dog eared pages, judgmental people, picky people.

Favorite color?  Blue, but I’m also prone to green and purple.

What are 5 items you never leave home without.
1. Debit card
2. Checkbook
3. Cell phone, it has 3 different ereaders on it at any given time.

What is your most favorite electronic gadget?  My cellphone.

A character you love to hate in what book/TV show or movie.  I love to hate Spike in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Daleks in Doctor Who, and Pope in Falling Skies.

White wine or red?  

Red wine.  White is good with Sprite though.

Coffee or tea?
Coffee with flavored creamer/syrup.  I do like Earl Gray Tea though.

Favorite food?  Pasta

Vanilla or chocolate ice cream?  Chocolate

What is a movie or TV show that you watched recently and really enjoyed?  Pretty Little Liars.

What scares you?  Ghosts (Haha...Do you still love me after reading Hacienda Moon?)

Where can we STALK you?

My facebook page:  Marni Rost Jarman and Never Too Old For YA Books
My Goodreads page:  Never Too Old For YA Books
Twitter: @Wonderwmn999

SM:  Thank you so much, Marni, for taking the time to do this interview with me and allowing us a glimpse into your blogging and moderating world.  And we are so fortunate that a super group like the Never Too Old For YA Books one exists. Rock on, Lady!

Thank you for sharing and thank you for blogging!

Next up on our bloggerton: 

Best Selling Author J.A. Redmerski
NTOFYA Group moderator Sylvia Afarian Hientz
Author and owner of the Writer's Voice Emma Michaels
And many many more...


Marni said...

Thank you for the interview! It was great to do and especially for a great friend and writer like you. Yes, I did love the trailer for Hacienda Moon. If anyone hasn't seen it, you need to. And KaSonndra, yes, I still love you after all the spookiness in Hacienda Moon. Ghosts scare me, but I'm also very intrigued by them. I'd love to go ghost hunting, until something creepy happens. LOL!

Tina Donnelly said...

Great interview. I love/hate Spike too! LOL

KaSonndra Leigh said...

Marni I'm so very honored to have you as my friend and guest. I think I can speak for all indie authors when I say, you ROCK my friend. Thanks for all that you do for us.

Big Hugz,

Brooke DelVecchio said...

Totally awesome interview Marni! Nice job Kay!!! EEKERS!

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