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Our second author spotlight for ApollyCon 2017 is author Molly McAdams. Time is quickly approaching for one of the biggest author events of the year and we want to ensure that you are aware of everyone that will be there.
Here is Molly’s latest book and some personal highlights…
Thing you’re most excited about for Apollycon 2017:
To be honest, I’m totally excited to fangirl over the incredible authors who are going to be there! Last year I embarrassed myself—as I tend to do—while meeting Sarah J Maas. I was rambling so much that I somehow ended up comparing her to God. I was also completely sober. **facepalm** **waits for God to strike me down** I honestly have no clue how that happened or what all came out of my mouth, but clearly I should not be allowed near authors I admire. However, since I will be, I’m sure I’ll have more embarrassing stories after Apollycon 2017!
Last trip you took:
We went to California for the RWA Conference. Spent a few days in San Diego for that, and then went up to hang out with my family for a week, which was so much fun. My daughter doesn’t have any cousins in Texas, but has five in California. So it was nonstop fun for her getting to see and play with them! And we always love getting the chance to see my family ☺
I feel like this is a favorite of many, but I love the last part of Erin Hanson’s poem:
There is freedom waiting for you,
On the breezes of the sky,
And you ask “What if I fall?”
Oh but my darling,
What if you fly?
I think a lot of people are afraid to try, because they’re afraid of failing, but you’ll never know what you can be if you don’t try. I have the words TAKE CHANCES tattooed on my arm. Partly because of my first novel, mostly because of the way I came into writing. I’d never been a reader growing up. Failed out of creative writing in college, with the parting words of the professor telling me I’d never be a writer. (At the time, I’d been fine with that.) But by the time I’d finished a novel that only my husband and boss knew about, those words kept replaying in my head. Still had to take that chance and put it out there. As all of us have.
That would have to be the day I met my (now)husband on the beach in Southern California on the beach at Camp Pendleton. We’d already been talking for a few weeks, but had yet to meet…
The bluest eyes. Dark, dark hair. Deep voice with the hottest southern drawl you’ve ever heard, all wrapped up in this 6′ 4” silent-type. He pulled me from my roommate and his friends so we could walk down the beach and talk alone. And we walked, and walked, and walked. But then we came across a little creek running into the ocean.
No big deal, right?
He stopped me from walking toward it so he could go first to see how deep it was, then turned back to me. He held his hand out to me, and our positions made him look up at me from under his lashes. In that deep drawl, he asked softly, “Can I take your hand?”
I very vividly remember inhaling audibly, and then struggling to catch my breath for a few seconds after. I’m pretty sure my mind shouted, Yes … yes, you can. And my heart. Just take it.
Our first kiss was a couple hours later, and was pretty similar in that he asked. I will never forget that day, or the way I looked over the hood of my roommate’s car when we were getting ready to leave hours after that so I could tell her, “I’m going to marry that boy someday.”
Best moment as an author:
My very first signing for sure. I was in LA, and I turned around to see my parents, one of my sisters, and one of my aunts standing in line. The coordinator of the signing ended up bringing them in and letting them stand near my table for the rest of the event. I moved out of state before I got married and don’t get to see my family often. So to have them there for my first signing to experience it with me was the best.
Click on the picture below to listen to a joint podcast with Molly and Yara at Once Upon a Twilight!