Author Interview with Keeley Smith of Returned and Before with Giveaway

Author Interview with
Keeley Smith
1. What made you want to be a writer?
I’ve always loved writing since an early age, it is something I’ve always done and then one day I realised that I could do it all the time and others could read my stories J
2. Who is your favorite author?
Oh gosh, I have two authors that I can pick up their books without reading the blurb, Nora Roberts and Harlan Coben.
3. What is the name of the last book you read?
The last book I read, at the time of answering these questions, was Skulduggery Pleasant – The last Stand of Dead Men. Amazing series!
4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words?
Three words... okay....
1. Quirky J
2. loveable
3. stubborn
5. What is your favorite activity?
Reading! I love it. I quite literally eat books! J
6. If your book could be made into a movie? Which actors would you have play the main two characters?
Cora would be played by Felcity Jones and Jack would be played by Alex Pettyfer J
7. Who is your favorite character in your book?
I love Cora because she is my first character, but Tabitha is without a doubt one amazing lady!
8. What's in your TBR ( to be read) pile?
Derek Landy’s next Skulduggery book which doesn’t hit the shops until September 2014!! Harlan Coben’s next book  which is out in March. Yep, I know that I have quite a wait J
9. What are 3 of your pet peeves?
People who use their phones when driving (it is illegal in the UK) and people still do it!
People who talk to themselves because someone is present in the same room... strange and annoying.
Swearing for no apparent reason, I just think it isn’t needed in everyday conversation.
10. What's your favorite ( cats or dogs), ( coffee or tea), and what's your favorite food?
Dogs J
Tea, cannot stand coffee although I like the smell.... but then again I can eat coffee chocolate if I’ve had wine. LOL
Food... I would have to say dessert and that would be cheesecake. I adore it!
Book Spotlight

Pendle Hill Series

Book One
Keeley Smith

17 year old Cora Hunt has one wish, to live the life of a normal teenager. Her wish never comes true.

After her reluctant move to a sleepy village in the middle of Lancashire Cora's life is turned upside down when she discovers she is a witch. Cora is not just any old witch, she is the daughter of Alizon Device who was one of the most powerful witches of her time.

Dealing with her new found powers is quite a challenge, but when the past she didn't know about unearths new complications in the form of Jack Thomas, her life becomes increasingly dangerous with each waking minute. Jack also has a secret past, a past that clashes with Cora's.

A confrontation between the two results in a life or death situation. The brutal events of 1612 happened hundreds of years ago, but what Jack and Cora face is a definite déjà vu.

The only question is, will their fate be the same as those who perished in 1612?

A Pendle Hill Novella

Keeley Smith

Cora and Jack are childhood friends who have always lived next door to each other in a beautiful, idyllic part of Lancashire. What binds them as lifelong friends are their powers.

As young witches, life is hard. If the commoners find out their secret, they will be killed. But Cora is lucky, she has her best friend Jack by her side.

Having grown up together they know each other, they trust each other, they love each other. However their blossoming relationship is cut short by the events of one day. A date that will bring their perfect worlds crashing down around them.

20th August 1612

Cora and Jack are forced to face the reality of being a witch during these turbulent times, however they don’t know that their lives will become part of one of the most famous witch trials to have ever hit England.
The Pendle Hill witch trials of 1612.

Keeley is giving away a keychain and a bookmark and e-copies of each book.

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About the Author:
I've always loved reading, it is a common known fact that I pretty much demolish a book a day. Expensive hobby, but a great one! I've dabbled with writing since the day I could actually write. So, it was only fitting that I had my first book published when I was 15.

If I'm not writing you would generally find me reading, creating jewellery, trawling social networking sites and listening to music. I will pretty much listen to any kind of music but I have two favourites, country music which has been with me since I was a little toddler and I also love to listen to movie scores, especially when I'm writing!

I currently live in Yorkshire with my husband.


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