2013 Debut Author Bash: Leah Rae Miller

Posted 11 September, 2013 by Gabbie in Blog Tour, Giveaway, Interview / 10 Comments

2013 Debut Author Bash: Leah Rae Miller

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Today on Rampant Readers we are excited to have Leah Rae Miller answering some questions for us! So let’s get to it, shall we?

RR: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
LM: I’m just a stay-at-home mom who loves to read and write. My favorite things to do other than that are marathoning TV shows, sleeping, and playing vintage video games with my husband and kids.

RR: Can you tell us a little about your upcoming novel(s)?
LM: I have a ton of stories in the works! There’s a couple of YA contemporary romances, a couple of YA paranormal, and I’m even working on writing comic book scripts. Nothing is set in stone yet, but keep an eye out!

RR: Both Maddie and Logan are quite the adorkable characters—were they based off of your own personality?
LM: I’m a big nerd so that’s definitely one of the similarities. Like Maddie, I do have to remind myself sometimes that it’s okay to just be me. And like Logan, I’m pretty unabashed about my love of comics and all things geeky.

RR: If you could have any of your characters as a best friend, which one would you pick and why?
LM: I would say Dan, but he’s actually based on two of my good friends so I already have him as a best friend really. I’m pretty lucky in the friend department :)

RR: What are 3 things that you loved about writing The Summer I Became a Nerd?
LM: Let’s see. The first was being able to throw in all the nerdy references. Things like Harry Potter and Star Wars are part of my everyday vocabulary so it was comfortable writing in those terms. Second would have to be writing humor. I wasn’t sure if people would find it funny, but I made myself laugh and that was fun. Lastly, I loved writing about Natchitoches and sticking in all the bits and pieces about the town that I love.

RR: What is your favorite part of The Summer I Became a Nerd?
LM: The final LARP scene, hands down. That was one of those scenes that popped into my head the second I woke up one morning and I thought, “I MUST write that!” It was so fun to write, which is weird because I always find writing action really tough.

RR: What do you love most about writing?
LM: Just being creative. There’s something seriously satisfying about thinking up a story and having the whole thing come together.

RR: What do you do when you are not writing?
LM: Take care of my kids, watch movies, read. And sleep… I like sleep ;)

RR: Which character frustrated you most while writing The Summer I Became a Nerd?
LM: Definitely Maddie. I love her to death and having to stick to her character, write all her bad decisions, was frustrating, but it had to happen.

RR: Maddie and Logan just so happen to be in love with comics. Do you share that same love? If you could have any superpower, what would you choose?
LM: I love love love comics! I grew up on them and still read them frequently. That’s actually what I plan on doing later today. I have given the superpower thing a lot of thought over my lifetime and I think telekinesis would be my pick. The mind is such a powerful thing, being able to move anything with it would be the ultimate power, in my opinion. That or mind control.

RR: Favorite Comic? (If applicable, of course!)
I love most of the X titles. Sandman is an all-time favorite of mine. The older Teen Titans series is a sentimental favorite. Fables is ah-maze-ing! I’ll stop there because the list could get quite long.

Top Ten places/events Leah’d like to go to!

broadway10. A Broadway show in New York

travel-to-ireland79. Ireland

8. A Boston Celtics basketball game

Hobbiton-Movie-Set-1-C7. Hobbiton – They turned the sets from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit into an actual place you can visit in New Zealand! How cool!!!

Burning-Man6. The Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert

Pyramid_at_Louvre_Museum_Paris_France15. The Louvre in Paris

london4. London

leaky-con3. LeakyCon

IMG_22972. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios

comic-con_logo1. San Diego Comic Con

Let’s thank Leah for taking the time to answer some questions for us today. Be sure to leave her some love!

the books

14744489 (1)Check out my review of The Summer I Became a Nerd.
Connect with Leah: Facebook | Twitter | Website | Goodreads


Leah has decided to giveaway one print copy of her debut novel, The Summer I Became a Nerd!

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Debut Author Bash is hosted by the amazing YA Reads!


10 Responses to “2013 Debut Author Bash: Leah Rae Miller”

  1. Rachel S

    This is great, I have wanted to read this all summer but couldn’t get my hands on it! And I love that list of places Leah Rae Miller would like to go – all very unique but special. Except I haven’t heard of Leaky Con – I’ll have to look that up!! Thanks so much for a great giveaway :)

  2. Her top 3 places are ones I really want to go to as well! Leaky Con, the Harry Potter theme park, and definitely San Diego Comic Con. Although with my luck, by the time I saved enough money to buy a plane ticket and tickets to go, it won’t have any cool people anymore. This is a book I’ve wanted to read since I first saw it! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  3. alicia marie

    I’ve actually been to a few of those places, but I would totally love to go to both Leaky Con and Comic Con and definitely the Wizarding World of Harry Potter : )

  4. Clever Girl

    Leah sounds charming! I’m very excited about this book and dying to read the final LARP scene she mentioned. Thanks!

  5. Michele

    First of all, its on my bucket list to go to the San Diego Comiccon…someday, I will get there…thanks for the interview…this looks like such a fun read!!

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