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Thursday, June 13, 2013

World, Meet Beth


Hey, this is Beth Overmyer, author of the middle grade novella In a Pickle from MuseItUp Publishing. Read on!
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Me: I know you’ve been asked many questions, but not this one: What do you hope readers will get out of In a Pickle?

Beth: My main aim in writing this novella was to entertain. Sometimes, people just need to escape. Not to lose themselves, but to find themselves. See a character you identify with? Okay, watch him (or her) and learn from their mistakes. Books can help develop a stronger sense of worldview and morals. Even if you disagree with what characters are doing, see? You’ve just discovered or reaffirmed to yourself where you stand on an issue.

Me: Is Charlie Pickle faced with a moral decision?

Beth: We all are, all the time. Charlie’s dilemma involves not himself, but a friend. What do you do when it’s not your secret to tell or your place to act? Charlie thinks he sees a road around it, but will it backfire? That’s one example of a moral dilemma. But this book doesn’t preach—despite having a whole nunnery’s worth of nuns (mega points to those who count all different Sister Marys.)

Me: Are you Catholic?

Beth: No, protestant.

Me: Did that make writing In a Pickle hard?

Beth: Two words, “research” and “connections.”

Me: What’s on your nightstand?

Beth: On my TBR pile (to-be-read pile) are Becoming Nadia by Cyrus Keith, Leapling by Lisa Forget, The Shadow of the Unicorn by Suzanne de Montigny, A Jane Austen Daydream by Scott D. Southard, and many, many other titles.

Me/Beth: Thank you. This has been most enjoyable.


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Prompt for you who were so kind to read to the end: What’s on YOUR nightstand (or to-be-read pile, if you will)?

10 comments:

  1. Beth, your book sounds great. Love your theme. Your book is going on my TBR list.

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  2. What a great interview!

    As for what's on my TBR pile, I just finished a book binge and need to restock. I will say I am eagerly awaiting the release of ORIGIN by Jennifer Armentrout, TEMPTING THE BODYGUARD but J. Lynn, and THE PROPHECY by Erin Albert.

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    1. Thanks, Mary!

      I'll have to look those ones up. Those are some catchy-sounding titles. Happy reading :)

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  3. Sounds like a great book. Best of luck.

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  4. Thrilled to know my book's on your night table! I can't wait to read yours. It really sounds good.

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  5. I enjoyed reading about you and your book, Beth. Congratulations. It sounds like an interesting story.

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    1. Thank you, Beverly. I appreciate the comment and your taking the time to make it :-)

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