Saturday, May 11, 2013

Happy Mother's Day with Forgive Me, Martha + Giveaway!

Forgive Me, Martha is an irreverent book about the life and times – in bite-sized pieces – of a modern-day mother of twins vs. the June Cleaver mother of the 50s who could do no wrong.  Becky Pourchot, the author of 4 other books as well as Forgive Me, Martha, prays to the Goddess of Domesticity Martha Stewart for pardon and grace throughout the short vignettes and poems in this book.

The vignettes range from the endearing to the unbelievable in this short book however you’re always turning pages to see what Becky says next!

This Mother’s Day pick up a copy of Forgive Me, Martha.  You will have no shortage of things to discuss! 

What's even better?  A chance to win a copy of the book!  It's simple.  All you have to do is confess your worst Mommy moment in a comment (just type away below!).  Two winners, selected by Becky Pourchot and Penelope Anne Bartotto, will be selected to receive a print copy of Forgive Me, Martha.

So get your comments in today!!!

 Interview with Author Becky M. Pourchot

NB: Becky, tell us about yourself.
BP: I am the author of four books including a young adult paranormal series called Hungry Ghost Books.  All of my books have a vein of humor in them—even the scary ones.  For me, life without humor isn’t really living…thus stories without humor are missing an important element to life.  I currently live in a little beach town in Florida called Flagler Beach with my kids and my husband.  The weather’s looking nicer and I’m hoping to go out surfing with the kids one day soon here.

NB: What inspired you to write your first book, and what was it? 
BP: Forgive Me Martha was my first book.  After my twins were born I was miserable because felt like my life was slipping into chaos, while all my neighbors seems so cool in their cute clothes and their tidy lawns.  In my mind, everyone’s house was immaculate but mine.   So, a friend and I were joking around that I needed to confess all of my domestic sins to Martha Stewart …sort of like a Catholic confessional.  So I started blogging these little poems and pretty soon Martha became a book.

NB: What is your greatest strength as a writer?  
BP: I think people like my writing in part because I’m honest and real.  Even when I’m writing fiction, I am still in some way telling truths about life.  The situations and characters may be made up but they are all connected to real things that have meaning in my life.   I think people connect with my writing, because I’m right there with them, as they dive into my tales.

NB: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated? 
BP: I started writing as a kid.  Even then I was tapping into these deeper things.  I remember in fifth grade I wrote a story about a girl who could read people’s minds…but only when someone said the word baloney.  Weird?  Yes.  Even then I was into humor…and paranormal.

NB: What made you want to be a writer?  
BP: I actually never wanted to be a writer.  I just did it because I liked it…but I never had any aspiration to make a living at it.  I thought writers were weird or depressed  (actually I was right about that).  After I began writing freelance articles on the side, I started telling people I was a writer…and wow, you wouldn’t believe how much respect people give you when you say you write for a living.  It was actually kind of funny.  So I kept saying it and I continue to say it.  I still don’t really feel like a writer…I’m just someone who sits at my computer for hours and, well…writes.

NB: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
BP: Well , technically Forgive Me Martha isn’t a novel…it’s a collection of humorous poems and short stories.  But there is a message.  It’s basically that we’re all flawed…I mean with big ugly flaws that we don’t want anyone to see BUT we’re also human, wonderfully human with the ability to laugh at ourselves, then look in the mirror and say, “Hey.  You’re not so bad….I suppose I don’t mind hanging around you.”  

NB: Where can readers find you?

NB: Where can readers purchase your book?  & Amazon

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