Friday, November 25, 2011

Historical Fiction Virtual Tour Interview and Giveaway: M.J. Rose

Today I'm excited to welcome M.J. Rose, author of The Hypnotist to A Bookish Affair!

M.J. Rose

1. You've written tons of books; which book or series is your favorite? Why?

Like a mother – I can’t choose between all my children. My favorite is always the one I am in the midst of writing.
2. How did you come up with the idea for The Hypnotist?

I was in the Metropolitan Musuem of Art – and saw a little girl – who was about 7 or 8 - studying Egpytian artifacts very intently. She seemed like such an old soul. The kernal of the book came out of that encounter.

3. What's your favorite thing about being an author?

Getting to do read as much as I can without feeling like I should be working – because authors should read as much as they write if they want to get better.

4. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

The asnwer to #3 and only write because you love it – it's too hard a business otherwise. Only a very small percentage of writers can make a living off it – and that’s not just now  - it's been true always. Also please don’t believe there is any easy road – not to writing a good book – not to selling a lot of copies. There’s no magic bullet no matter what any other writer says.

5. What three books would you bring with you to a deserted island?

Three very long books I haven’t read yet. 


Thanks to HF Virtual Tours and the author, I have a copy of The Hypnotist to giveaway!

- You must be 13 and over
-  Open to US/CA residents only
- You must be a follower of A Bookish Affair
- Giveaway ends December 2!
Trying something different this time! Leave a comment with a way to contact you. If you follow A Bookish Affair on Twitter or Facebook, you can get an extra entry. If you follow on both, you get an extra entry for both. Make sure to leave each extra entry in a new comment! Good luck!


  1. I'd love a copy of this book! Thanks for the giveaway!


  2. This book looks so great! I am a GFC follower under robindpdx(at)gmail(dot)com

    Robin D

  3. I "liked" you on Facebook robind_pdx(at)yahoo(dot)com

    Robin D

  4. Have always wanted to read this book. I am a follower on Twitter. poofbooks [@] g mail [.] com

  5. I just did an essay about hypnotism that was all facts facts facts. It'd be great to read fiction about it! I also follow you on gfc!

    email : untaintedbeauty AT gmail DOT com

  6. I follow you on twitter: @wishfulsearch

    untaintedbeauty AT gmail DOT com

  7. Please enter me for the wonderful giveaway. Many thanks. Ellie. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com


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