Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Milk Carton People by Sally Franklin Christie: Interview & Excerpt: FMB Tour Stop

Title: Milk Carton People: The Journey
Author: Sally Franklin Christie
Genre: Suspense, Thriller
Publisher: Eternal Press
Pages: 132



Book Description:

Milk Carton People is a paranormal thriller about people who suddenly find themselves invisible, able to observe things but unable to participate.  Do they go mad?  Maybe they find others.  It is quite possible that there is no point in being invisible.

This is a book that plays on the very thin line of sanity and pure despair.  The characters act and react to the new challenges and the reader gets to go along for the ride.

I’m going to wake up, now, and go about my day with my cup
of coffee. By the time I get to work, the whole thing will disappear
like all dreams. I won’t even remember it.

She turned away from the little tree and took a few steps down
the sidewalk. She intended to turn back toward the book store
again, to somehow retake control of her destiny. As if turning
back would give everyone one more chance to tell her it was all in
fun and she was such a good sport.

Just then, a woman in an electric blue colored coat, walked
right into her.

“Excuse, me,” Ruth began and stopped speechless. For one
long, drawn out, slow motion, nightmare second, her vision was
obscured by a brownish red filter which blurred everything before
her. She felt hot, sticky, and confined. A cloying odor of spoiled
hamburger made her gasp for clean air. She tasted copper pennies
in her mouth. At the same time Ruth heard a gurgling noise and
a squeak and as the whole event suddenly ended she heard a plop
like pudding falling from a spoon back into the bowl.

A sudden cold sweat competed with stomach acid lurching
into her throat. Ruth swallowed it back and turned to watch as
the woman in electric blue continued walking down the sidewalk
without breaking stride. Ruth watched the woman in the electric
blue coat disappear around the corner.

“No,” Ruth said aloud with authority. “No,” she repeated
louder, hoping make it all go away. “This did not happen.”

She walked to the nearest building and stood close to the cold
bricks in the shadows.

I have to go home.

Where do you research for your books?
I love to research.  Internet, phone, library.  I’ll research till heck won’t have it.  I might be able to remove that pesky brain tumor if you will sign a release form. I should mention that travel agents will send you the best info about places you cannot visit but need for your story.

Who are your books published with?
If I Should Die (2010) and Milk Carton People (2012) are both through Eternal Press.

Plotter or Pantser? Why?
In November to honor NaNoWriMo I am a pantser.  I think I have five Nano projects done.  One is published.  If I Should Die. 
Plotter because I like control and I like to know where I am writing to.  I need an ending in mind.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was born with a significant disability and spent long periods in hospitals so I wanted to be either a nun nurse or a regular nurse.  I put my dolls in oxygen tents and casts and made them all comfy.
Crime shows.  Crime Shows and sometimes Court TV.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

I crochet or paint.  I don’t know anyone who can worry while they are busy reading a pattern, counting stitches or mixing colors on a pallet. 

What would we find under your bed?

Books and books and more books.  The stack is a fire hazard.  Thank goodness I have a Kindle, now.  There are lost earrings under there, too.  An old cat who starred in my first novel named Emma might be there, too.  My first novel is If I Should Die, a NaNoWriMo Project.
If I came to visit early in the morning would you impress me as being more like a chirpy bird or a grumpy bear?
Before or After my Coffee?
Where are your fans most likely to find you hanging out?
I hang out Wednesdays and Sundays at The Writer’s Chatroom where I sometime moderate the topic chats.  The room is only open on those days.  Sunday with a Guest Author at 7PM ET and Wednesday for Topic Chat at 8PM ET.  http://writerschatroom.com/Enter
Do you have a favorite quote, quip, or saying? What is it?
Don’t touch anything sharp!  (You’d be amazed at how many people do not listen to that warning.)
Do you have a Website or Blog?
I have a central blog.  Life is a Story – Tell it Big.  That blog contains some sub-blogs.  Writerly Wednesday where each Wednesday I spotlight any author who follows my guidelines and has a book for sale.  Fiction Friday is my Spoon River of Houses.  It is based on a batch of houses or homes that have witnessed things they want to talk about.  If wall could talk you can drop by and see what they’d say. 

Eternal Press Staff Member
Marketing Manager
Sally Franklin Christie has spent her life achieving incredibly average goals. Her challenges and choices have led to into the world of organizing for social change, civil rights and helping people navigate in a world filled with physical barriers and discrimination. She photographs and paints landscapes, when she isn’t at the computer researching, networking and writing. Special interests include Missing Children and Adults, Astronomy, Character Traits and Criminal Thinking.
A home schooling mother of children born eleven years apart has added to her liberal arts education. She's had plenty of time to practice and refine the art and craft of writing coupled with opportunities to learn the marketing aspects of writing. She interned for a spell at WOW-Womenonwriting.com and currently has a position as a moderator at The Writers Chatroom. Various published articles appear in places like Pangia Magazine, Creations Magazine and other almost forgotton places. She writes one novel a year as a NaNoWriMo Participant and keeps a more serious project simmering year round.
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Book Trailer link: 

September 11th- Laurie's Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews (Author Interview)
September 12th- A Diary Of A Book Addict (Review/Guest Post)
September 13th- The Avid Reader (Excerpt Post)
September 14th- Lizzy's Dark Fiction (Review/Excerpt)


1 comment:

Sally Christie said...

Thanks for having me and asking such interesting questions!