Here's another dose of triple happy, 'cos I'm pleased to welcome the sparkly Mj O'Shea to my blog!
1. Who are you, and where do you come from?
Hi Tush! I'm MJ:) (aka MJ O'Shea) I live right near Seattle in Tacoma, Washingon.
2. What inspires you?
Music for sure for sure… then real life situations, art, lots of different things!
3. Describe your writing style in three words:
Casual, fun, quick-witted.
4. What's next in store for you?
Hehe...who likes boy bands? Cause that's what I'm working on! I love writing about music and since we've seemed to enter the year of the boy band, I thought I'd join the party:) The book is called Catch My Breath. I don't have much to say about it yet but I've been having a great time working on it for sure! (And reliving my teenage crush on Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys <3)
5. Read any good book(s) lately?
Hmmmm. With the holidays etc, I have to admit I haven't read anything for a bit. I did beta Soul Magic for Poppy Dennison and that was great:) I think that's coming out later this spring.
'Moonstruck' (#3 in ‘Lucky Moon’ series)
1. ‘Moonstruck’ is the third installment in your band series, ‘Lucky Moon’. What inspired the idea for this particular story?
We always wanted Em to find his happily ever after since he was so supportive of our other boys. And we knew that he'd always wanted Surya...so we figured it would be nice of us to give him the man he was so in love with. The rest just kind of happened :)
2. The story involves mainly musicians, and those in the music industry. How important is music to you? Could you live without it?
OMG NO! Lol. You should've seen my face. Panic.
As far as the rest of the question, music is pretty much the most important thing to me other than my friends and family. It's part of my everyday life and has been since I picked up my first instrument at two years old. I have no idea what I'd do without it… and I'll probably keep writing about it in one way or another as long as I can still write!
3. You write as a team, as well as solo projects. How long have you been writing together, and how did your writing relationship begin?
Our writing relationship began actually with Moonlight Becomes You — the first book in this series. Piper had a great idea but didn't want to write it alone, I came in, we changed some things around and our boys were born. We've been writing together since I would guess late 2010, although I honestly don't remember when we started that book. As soon as we finished that, we knew we wanted to write Nicky's book and so on and so on...
4. As a story comes in three parts, and this is a music story, pick me three music videos that reflect how you feel the story goes.
This is the first thing that came to mind. Haha. I tried to talk myself out of it...but alas. So the beginning. Nine Inch Nails. Closer.
*Note for Tush: I tried to find the radio edit but couldn't. *
[I have no problem with the long version! ;p -Tush]
Postal Service - The District Sleeps Alone Tonight
Snow Patrol - You're all I Have
I usually think about book music a lot:) I just went with instinct for emotions in the book:)
5. If your book was a music video, how would it go?
Well, lol. There IS a music video in the book:) See there's this subway and….
Hmmm I don't actually know. I'm picturing a park and two people in the park running around in a crowd trying to find each other and getting frustrated and panicky and they finally find each other in the end?
Don't know why I said that. It just seems to fit:)
Thanks for playing Tush's Ten!
Find me on Facebook as M.J. O'Shea!
And look out for more from Piper, Mj & Tush on a special music blog tour in February & March! :)