Monday, July 02, 2012

Interview with Shevi Arnold

Good morning everyone! I'd like to welcome Shevi Arnold to my garden today. It's going to be a fun 'ride'. Yeah I know lame... Anyway you all know where the goodies are, grab some and settle in!
Mary: Who inspires you?
Shevi: Other authors and storytellers inspire me, particularly women like the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen, Nora Ephron and Edna Ferber. When I was little, Scheherazade inspired me.  Her power came from her stories. Ray Bradbury inspires me too.
Ride of Your Life
By Shevi Arnold

Genre: YA Romantic Paranormal
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: ISBN-10: 1477477934
ISBN-13: 978-1477477939
ASIN: B0081ICVEQ
Number of pages: 296
Word Count: app. 83,000
Formats available: all digital formats and paperback

Seventeen-year-old Tracy Miller met the love of her life . . . thirty years after her own death. 

Tracy was working at the House of Horrors at the Amazing Lands Theme Park when the fire broke out. Instead of running, she lost her life trying to save eleven-year-old Mack. Now thirty years have passed, and suddenly everything changes with the arrival of two new ghosts: a little girl named Ashley and a cute seventeen-year-old boy named Josh. Josh would do anything for Tracy, but can he help her let go of the past and accept his love?  

Ride of Your Life is a bittersweet, romantic, YA ghost story that was inspired by a true event: the Great Adventure Haunted Castle fire, which killed eight teenagers in 1984. It is a fantasy novel about undying love, and it won third-place in Smart Writer’s Write It Now (W.I.N.) contest in the YA category, which was judged by Alex Flinn, the author of Beastly and Cloaked.

Hang on. Love can be as terrifying as a roller coaster, but it can also be the Ride of Your Life.

3 comments:

Shevi Arnold said...

Thank you for welcoming me into your garden, Mary.

Mary Martinez said...

Thank you for joining us here in the garden! I love the sound of your book!

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

I tried to leave a comment on one of your other stops, but am not sure it went through. This sounds like quite an original tale. Ray Bradbury inspired me too, as well as the Bronte sisters.