Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Author/Character Interview with C.A. Williams

Chaotic Author/Character Interview 

Book Info
Series- Book #1 of The Imperfect Perfection series
Genre-New Adult, Contains Mature Content, recommended for 17+
Expected Publication Date-May 15th
Adelaide McGregor was spinning out of control, in a world of pain that no one knew anything about. She put up a front, displaying a picture perfect girl that everyone wanted to be, but no one was truly there for her. Then she was sent away to live near her grandparents due to bad behavior when her mother decided she just didn't want to deal with her any longer. Without a penny to her name and no where else to go, her life was uprooted to North Carolina. Everything seems to be changing for the better with her fresh new start until she meets a guy who flips her world upside down all over again. Sometimes you have to make it through the struggles of imperfection in life for everything to come out as complete perfection, but Della hasn't quite learned that lesson yet.

Today we are joined by Chaotic author C.A. Williams. Joining her is Adelaide McGregor the leading lady from the NEW novel Chaotic by C.A. Williams.

(Warning potential spoilers if you have not yet read Chaotic.)

Hi Adelaide, C.A., thanks so much for agreeing to this interview. So ladies… I cannot  wait to pick your brains so let’s jump right into things…

q C.A. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book where the title fit it so well. How did you come up with the name? Thanks! I came up with the series name first, Imperfect Perfection, and Chaotic just sort of fit. Everyone’s life has some form of chaos in it, and I think it painted Della’s world perfectly.

q What was your favorite and least favorite part of writing Chaotic? My favorite part was writing and creating the character of Justin. When I first started this, Justin wasn’t even apart of the story and I really loved to see how he developed. He’s probably one of my favorite characters that I’ve ever written about. My least favorite part was not giving Della her happily ever after, but unfortunately, thats not how life always works. I’m hoping to show all of the different struggles she goes through, but eventually she’ll get there.

q How’s the chemistry between you and the cast of Chaotic? Pretty great! Zoey and I would probably be best friends because we’re both a little reserved at times. Nash is lovable, but sometimes I hate how he is with Della, telling her he’s “thinking” about breaking up with Mariah for her. If I were Della, I would’ve just smacked him, but I think she just has a really deep relationship with Nash.

q Anything they tried keeping out of the book? When I first started writing this, I was going to focus solely on Nash and Della’s relationship. But Justin had to sneak his way in and give Nash a run for his money, which I think he did a pretty good job at.

q What can we look forward to in Book Two? I don’t have a set date yet, but I’m planning on Fall of 2013.

q I have to ask… Will the next book be the end? Or will this turn into a trilogy? Yes, the next book will be the end for Della, but there might possibly be a third book with one of the other characters.

q It was a great surprise to have the end be in Justin’s POV. Can we expect more of this in the next book? Yes, I added that in the end just to give a little hint of what was to come in the next book. I love writing from different characters point of views. I think it gives a lot more details that you would miss when it’s just coming from one character.

q How has your life changed since your first book was published? Its been pretty crazy! When I first told my husband that I wanted to start writing, I figured he would think I was insane, but he was absolutely supportive. Then when the sales started to come in, I was in a little bit of shock. I never expected to even sell any books, so its been a bit of a whirlwind. It’s great to be able to be a stay at home and do something that I love.

q Where and when did you get your motivation to first start writing? I’ve always loved reading and writing from a really young age. Then I started getting ideas for books and I just had to get them out of my head, so I started writing and it took off from there.

q I was super excited to see that Ally from the Chasing Leah was getting her own book. Anything you can tell us about that? Yes, I’m very excited about Ally having her own story. I’ll be doing a cover reveal probably within the next month. Here’s the synopsis:
The Journey series continues with Book # 3. Chase and Leah have their happily ever after and Ally believed she did too. But one day flips her whole world upside down and leaves her starting all over again. With a fresh slate, she’s determined to do something with her life and get back to her old carefree self that had disappeared over the years. Her journey is definitely a bumpy one, but eventually life comes full circle for Leah’s bubbly best friend, but like always things go a little backwards for Ally.


Addy, you ready? There are some things me and other readers are dying to know…

q So, have you been in touch with anyone back in CT? No, I never felt like Marley and Madison were there for me like Callie and Zoey. I know it sounds weird, but every once in awhile I’ll miss Chris and almost call him, but I stop myself. We have way too much of a past and I don’t really think that will help me move forward.

q Obviously and understandably your past has made you wary of children so I was wondering why you chose Childhood Education as your major? It was a really hard decision. I had looked at so many different career paths, and for some reason I just kept coming back to that one. I don’t know if it was a way of helping me heal even more or what, but I’m really loving all of the experience I’m getting so far.

q Why do think it was easy to forgive your parents for their past sins but not Justin? Your parents are always going to be your parents. Yeah, me and my mom still don’t have the best relationship, but we’re getting there. Justin, on the other hand, needed to earn my love and he sort of ruined that. I know some people think I’m being a little hard on him, but maybe they should put themselves in my shoes.

q You never seemed to have nightmares when Justin was around, any comment on that? I actually never really thought about that. Maybe because I was so comfortable around him, and always felt protected with him.

q Why didn’t you tell Nash that Mariah basically threatened you? Especially when you two were swimming… and alone? Well, Nash and I were friends a long time ago, and suddenly I popped back into the picture. I never wanted to come in between their relationship, and I wasn’t sure if Nash would actually believe me if I told him.

q My jaw dropped when Nash dropped his bomb in the end. You didn’t really react at all except to offer support. Why don’t you think you were shocked or even angry? Oh, I was for sure shocked, but I knew he was already going through a lot, he didn’t need to be comforting me. As far as angry, I think it was because I knew there really wasn’ t going to be a relationship between Nash and I, nothing like the one I had with Justin. I’m definately pissed for Nash,  

q You have like three different names everyone calls you by. Adelaide, Addy and Della. Do you have a favorite? Della. Nash was the one who gave it to me when we were younger and it just stuck. My mom always hated nicknames though, so I think when I lost Della, I lost a little part of myself. The one and only person to ever call me Addy was Chris, and that just brings up way too many memories.

q And lastly I have to know why, no how could you agree so easily to live with Mia? Was it just because the rent was being paid? How’s that been going? The rent being paid had to do with it partially. I knew how much that would mean to Zoey and Callie, and obviously me too. But also, I think because I had been in Mia’s spot not that long ago. I wasn’t really sure what was going on in her life, but it seemed like something major since she had all of a sudden went from the perfect daughter to totally out of control. I think in a way, I just wanted to help her, even if she’d been a total bitch to me.

Well I can’t wait to see what’s in store for you, Justin and Nash in the upcoming book.

Thank you both so much for your time and good luck with the writing… :)

About the Author
I am a stay at home mom to two crazy little boys, with another baby on the way.(Finally Pink!)
I've been married to my high school sweetheart for almost six years now and he is my biggest
supporter. I've always had a love for books since the time I first started reading and started
swapping books with my mom when I got a little older. My love for reading turned into a love for
writing and I've enjoyed every second of it.

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