Favourite colour: Dark Green and Cobalt Blue
Favourite book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer / A Confederacy of Dunces / The Hound of the Baskervilles.
Favourite song: Have far too many favorites to list one, but there is a song that always reminded me of the girl who got away: “Don't You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds
Zodiac sign: Taurus
Place of your dreams: A large cabin in Vermont or Maine.
Favourite author: Mark Twain, John Kennedy Toole, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle—the guys who wrote my favorite books.
Your motto: Never, never give up.
Now the serious questions:
How does it feel to finally publish your debut YA novel?
I am elated. This is something I’ve worked my whole life for and seeing it become a reality is very moving. It’s actually hard to put into words.
Tell us a little bit about your story?
In Stealing Kevin’s Heart, Alex’s best friend Kevin is killed during a motorcycle race. Alex is blamed for Kevin’s death and falls into a year-long depression. On the verge of suicide, Alex’s parents send him away to a camp for troubled youths in the wilds of southeastern Oklahoma, where he meets Rachel, a beautiful Texan, who has survived a heart transplant. The two of them become best friends, and when Rachel is almost raped, Alex saves her. They end up falling in love, and the story ends with a nice plot twist that I'm not going to tell you, but would rather you discover for yourself.
What inspired you to write this book?
I’m not sure. I woke from a very deep sleep one night, and the story was in my head.
Was it hard to complete the book and find a publisher?
Yes. My collection of rejection letters is big.
Any roadblocks you want to share to inspire our readers?
Don’t accept “no.” Keep trying. Publishing is about persistence. If you want it bad enough and you don't give up, it will happen.
Any message you want to give fans and readers?
I’m very grateful for those people who read and buy my books. I consider it a honor that people would invest their money and their time in a story by me.
Here are a few places (links) where you can but author M Scott Carter's debut novel:
Stealing Kevin's Heart - Amazon
Stealing Kevin's Heart - BN.com
Stay tuned for a free giveaway of this fabulous new release.