Saturday, 4 August 2012

Interview & Giveaway: Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out

Original Title: Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out
Author: Pandora Poikilos
Release Date: April 17th 2011
Genre: Contemporary

Anya Michaels is having the time of her life. She has the man of her dreams by her side. She has graduated at the top of her class. She has the job others were lining up for. Between late night drinks at her favourite bar and fancy dinners at the most expensive restaurants, she has a string of adoring friends.

Everything changes when she hears the dreaded words, "You are sick." Being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder, her world starts to fall apart, one piece at a time. Now dumped, her four year relationship is nothing but a memory filled with pictures, thoughts and a very broken heart. Her job becomes an even further challenge as she tries to hide her condition. Her friends suddenly have more important things to do, what is a party without a party girl? Perfect could not crumble any faster. Soon, caught between situations, people and pieces of life that she never dreamed of planning for herself, Anya begins to wonder if her brain condition is all that bad. As she absorbs the changes in her life and realization sets in, she begins to wonder if she is the only one saying: Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out.


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
The future, I would love to have a peep at how much has changed.

What is one book everyone should read?
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
My father, he died when I was young and I felt robbed of my opportunity to know him.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Almond crunch by Post Cereals

Night owl, or early bird?
Night owl.

Skittles or M&Ms?
M&Ms peanut.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
If you've ever felt trodden upon and want to feel better, this is one character that can relate.

What inspired you to want to become a writer?
I was 13 and I had had my first article published in the local paper. Then I got another article and then another, and here I am.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
I've got to meet a lot of readers who've shared their experiences with me. For every person who said, my book has made them feel better or has touched them in some way, that's a feeling I cannot put into words.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world  .. which would it be?
Harry Potter, fascinating times.

What was your favorite book when you were a child?
The Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

What's one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Don't give up and keep writing. Nobody will know you're a writer if you don't write.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you "grew up"?
A pilot.

Who are your favorite authors of all time?
Charles Dicken, Enid Blyton and Salman Rushdie.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
Yes, I relate a lot to Anya. I was diagnosed with a Intracranial Hypertension too in 2003 and it has changed my life in many unexpected ways.

What's the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Pick up a pen and write.

How do you react to a bad review?
I thank the person for taking the time to review my book. Maybe they didn't like it because it wasn't their cup of tea.

If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?
Salman Rushdie's Shalimar the Clown.

What do you do in your free time?
I read and I do patchwork.

What's your favorite season/weather?

What is your guilty pleasure?

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Salman Rushdie


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1 comment:

  1. I love the premise behind Excuse Me, My Brains Have Stepped Out, I have Fibromyalga and I get fibro-fog and it feel like my brains have stepped out.


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