Sorry for the radio silence this week! I moved and my internet has been down but here I am and with an awesome post to make up for it! Today I’m glad to be taking part in the To My Hero Blog Tour organized by Crazy Girl Blog Tours. Danielle Sibarium wrote one hell of a novel and I’m glad to be able to post about it again! Enjoy!
p.s. See my review here!
It would’ve been different if I had courage, even an ounce of it. But I was a coward from the day I met you, Ryan Crowley. I still am. In the end it doesn’t matter. The bottom line is the same. It’s my fault.
When the unthinkable happens Carly Cavanough is left beaten, betrayed, and devastated. Her best friend doesn’t understand. Her parents won’t listen. Everyone in her life turns against her. She’s alone. Completely alone, except for Ryan Crowley, the boy she’s been crushing on for years. She won’t admit to him what she can’t admit to herself. But he understands without words. He knows more about what she’s going through than she can possibly imagine and he knows what it will take to start the healing.
With Ryan’s help Carly begins to piece together the fragments of her once perfect life and embarks on a journey of love and healing, just long enough for the rug to be pulled out from under her again. Can she find the strength and will to pull herself together to save Ryan and herself when their lives are on the line?
Allura: Hi Danielle! Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions! I loved To My Hero and I’m really excited to get to know a little bit more about you, your writing process, and To My Hero.
Danielle: Thank you so much for having me today Allura, I’m so excited to be here.
Q: Can you tell us a little about yourself?
A: Sure. I’m pretty boring. Just your average mother of three, running around from one of my kid’s activity to the next. Life before the kids was a little more exciting. I did the Anthony Robbins Fire Walk, I met Derek Jeter on the field of Yankee Stadium, and I was an extra on a number one NBC sitcom.
Q: To My Hero is not your typical book, can you tell us a little bit about why you chose to write it?
A: I like to say it was divine inspiration. I was working on a completely different project when suddenly I heard Carly’s voice, I felt Ryan’s strength, and it all started to come together. And once it did, it became difficult to work on anything else?
Q: What was the hardest part of writing To My Hero?
A: Believe it or not the most difficult thing was deciding on Ryan’s scholarship. I always planned for him to teach Carly the skills to empower herself. I wanted that knowledge to be tied into his scholarship. It wasn’t until I took a self-defense class, to help with the confrontations with Will, that I knew how to make that happen.
Q: If there was one thing you’d like readers to take away from Carly’s story, what would it be?
A: For anyone involved in an abusive relationship, whether it’s verbal or physical abuse, I want them to know they are not alone. Too many girls and women have stayed in relationships they should’ve left or never been in to begin with. Sometimes bad things happen to good people, and it’s not your fault. Victims of abuse, especially sexual abuse hold on to a shame and guilt associated with what happened. For many the consequences of such a situation will affect their behavior and decisions for the rest of their life. They blame themselves for what’s happened, rather than the assaulter. It is important to find someone to confide in that you can trust
Q: What’s next for you?
A: I’m working on completing the Heart Waves series. Jenna will be in an impossible situation. Along with that I am working on another NA contemporary romance. While still full of drama, I’m hoping this one won’t be as heavy as To my Hero.
Q: And finally, what are some of your favorite books?
A: Favorite books, that’s easy, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, I fell in love with the beauty of old English. Or maybe I just loved that it was told in letters, I’m finding I‘m partial to books like that. I loved The Twilight Series. Yes even though Edward sparkles in sunlight I loved him. Finally, I’d have to place Stolen by Lucy Christopher on this list. I felt that by telling the story from the second person point of view, it helped the reader become vested in Gemma’s life.
Allura: Thanks again for taking the time to answer my questions! And thank you for writing such a beautiful and important book!
Danielle: Aww *blushes deeply* Thank you so much for having me. I had a great time being here!
Danielle Sibarium author of For Always and the Heart Waves Series grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her childhood, she transported herself into a fantasy world full of magic and wonder. Books were the gateway between her play world and reality. On any given summer afternoon she became Snow White sweeping and cooking for the dwarfs, or Cinderella waiting for the prince.
In 2004 Danielle won Honorable Mention in the Southern Heat contest. In 2007 she collaborated with Charlotte Doreen Small to write songs for her CD More. Danielle wrote the lyrics for Take My Hand, and Goodbye, while Charlotte contributed the melody.
Danielle graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with honors, and currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and three children.
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Dani http://danimoralesauthor.blogspot.com –Kick off
Shane http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com –Review/Guest Post
Christina http://crazybookchicksaferdark.blogspot.com –Review
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