Monday, July 23, 2012

The 100th Page Paragraph Challenge with Sarah McNeal

Karen: Sarah McNeal has taken the 100th Page Paragraph Challenge. Tell us what you think? Did the paragraph make you want to know more?
For Love of Banjo by Sarah McNeal 
"I'd rather be a bastard than be fathered by the likes of you, Richard Dutton. I guess it's easy enough for you to figure out that I won't be going to work in your factory." He could barely stand the sight of Dutton. Banjo could only guess what he and that little German slut were up to. As they walked up the sidewalk back to Dutton's mansion, Banjo turned to Dutton. "I wouldn't go back to that fire trap for any amount of money. And, just in case you haven't heard, we're at war with Germany. My country needs me more than your damn factory."
Karen: Tell the readers a little about yourself.
Sarah J. McNeal: I am a romance writer in several genres including western, paranormal, fantasy and time travel.  I am a member of RWA. Since I retired as an RN from the emergency room, I have been able to delve into my writing full force.  I enjoy reading romance, especially those written by my peers. I believe reading has helped me tremendously to improve my own skills.  I live in North Carolina with my cat, Liberty, and my Golden Retriever, Lily.  When I’m not writing, I like to play my musical instruments, bagpipes, violin, harmonica and guitar or take photographs especially of old architecture.  Feeding birds and gardening bring me peace but no hobby provides me with as much pleasure and happiness as writing.
Karen: What is your favorite line from your book?
My Favorite Line from Banjo:
Breathless from the kiss, he said, “Don’t forget me.  Write to me every day and I’ll write back.  You are the star in my sky and my compass home.  I’ll come back, if it’s the last thing I do, I will come back.  I swear it.”
Karen: Sarah, f your book was scripted for a movie, who would you chose to play the hero and the heroine?
Sarah: Banjo Wilding would be played by Urus Beuler (singer with El Divo)
Maggie O'Leary would be played by Kate Hudson

Karen: For those of you who don't know what Urus Beuler looks like, pop on over to the band's official site and take a gander. You won't be disappointed. On the album, he's the second in the lineup. Cute, don't you think?
For Kate Hudson, there's photos on Wikipedia if the beautiful blonde.   
Places where you can find Sarah: 
Sarah McNeal's website
Places where she blogs regularly:
Sarah’s Provocative Ponderings
Fantasy And Dreams (my blog):
Sarah McNeal's Amazon Author Page
BUY LINKS For the Love of Banjo:
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Karen Michelle Nutt said... Best Blogger Tips


Thanks so much for joining us today and taking the challenge.

What powerful paragraph. It definitely draws you in to want to know more. Poor Banjo. You can't pick who your parents are...

I wish you the best success!

Sarah J. McNeal said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for having me here today, Karen. You have a beautiful site.

Kathy Otten said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Sarah,
Great paragraph and I absolutely love your favorite line. Banjo his a great hero. Great name too.

Sarah J. McNeal said... Best Blogger Tips

Kathy, thank you so much for your kind words. Coming from you, it means a great deal to me that you liked my paragraph and my favorite line.
I really appreciate that you took the time to come by and comment.

Cathy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this line.

"You are the star in my sky and my compass home."

Your book sounds really good. I guess, I'll have to read it to find out if Banjo makes it home. I hope he does.

Katrina Gillian said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Sarah,

Your paragraph made we want to know more about Banjo. Why does he go by Banjo? Does he play the instrument?

Sarah J. McNeal said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello Katrina and thank you for coming by to comment. Ah yes, Banjo's name--as the story unfolds, he tells the reason for his name. He also plays the banjo. When Dutton makes snide remaks about his name being no better than a dog's name, Banjo explains why he should respect the name.Here's the snippet.

"The woman who named me worked as a cleaning woman for Belle. She had a kind and generous heart. Her husband and child died when their cabin burned to the ground. The only thing she had left was her husband's banjo. She honored me with the name and I'll thank you to honor it, too."
Thank you so much for dropping by, Katrina. I really appreciate that you took the time to comment.

Sarah J. McNeal said... Best Blogger Tips

I want to thank Karen for having me here at her blog and I want to especially thank those of you who took time out of your busy day to come over and comment. It meant a lot to me.