Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Straight Chatting from the Library: E.J. Valson

E.J. Valson stopped by The Library to chat as part of her virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. She will be awarding a $25 Amazon Gift Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. You can see the other stops on the tour here:


What is the favorite book you remember as a child?

I loved Paddington Bear and I remember my mother reading that to me a lot.

What is your favorite book today?

The Host is one of my favorites.

Tell us about your current book in 10 words.

It’s a true love story with a science fiction twist.

What are you reading right now?

Trying to catch up on all the books I bought over the last year. I am finishing Dead Ever After (The Sookie Stackhouse Series by Charlaine Harris).

What books do you have on hold at the library?

I have to be honest, I don’t go to the library. I am now a Kindle reader or I borrow books.

Do you have any bad book habits?

Absolutely. Two that I can think of. I dog-ear pages of paper books, or I take FOREVER to read one!

E-Reader or print? and why?

E-reader has been much more convenient for me, as I don’t have to wait for a book to arrive, but I do miss the feeling of the actual book in my hand.

One book at a time or multiples?

One at a time for sure, or I start melding the stories together.

Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)

What’s a bookmark?

Favorite book you've read this year?

The Mothers (Book one of The Invisibles) by Michelle Read. This is a great book by an Indie-Author and I am so excited for the next one.

Re-reader or not?

I used to be, but as I got older, getting time to read became harder. I am just grateful to get a chance to read a book once!

What would make you not finish a book?

Too many editing mistakes or a major hole in the story that doesn’t add up and was overlooked by editing. Or something completely horrible in the story that had to do with abuse, or a horrible death.


Jennifer Nielsen awakens one morning to a life that doesn't belong to her. Thrown back eight years into a past she doesn't remember and again married to her ex-husband, she struggles to make sense of the situation. Longing to return to her current life with who she believes is her real husband and children, she seeks out answers -- and a way "back" -- wherever she can find them. Is she losing her mind? Did her other life ever exist? Or did she actually time travel? And if so, how will she get back and what will be sacrificed?


With a passion for writing and a love of books and movies, E.J. Valson channeled her personal experiences and emotions into her first book, The Nostalgia Effect. The tale of a mid-thirties woman, who finds herself thrown back into her past still married to her ex-husband and yearning to get back to the life and love she knew before.

E.J. Valson currently resides in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and children. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, traveling, watching movies, but mostly spending time with her loved ones.

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  1. Thank you for hosting me today.

  2. Great interview, thank you. I enjoyed learning more about you.


  3. Thank you so much for hosting!

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  4. Great interview. I enjoyed your comments. i still love real books in my hands, although I do read e-books too.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway!


  6. Hi all thank you for the kind comments. Happy to answer any more questions. I hope you check out the extended sample on Smashwords and Amazon!

  7. Enjoyed reading your interview today....and the excerpt too!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  8. I can't imagine not going to the library.