Friday, August 26, 2011

Interview with Megan Wilson

What is The Funky Tales of Oooka Chewobie about? It is a series of short stories that feature parodies of actors and actresses. Funny stories about how ordinary people fall in love with these parodies of their favorite celebrities.

Where is your book available? It available online via the publishers website ( www.publishamerica.net/product42174.html ) or you can find it on Amazon or major book companies. However, it is only available to be bought online - NOT in bookstores. It is a paperback book.

Where did you get the idea for your book? The idea came from how much our online friends were crazy about certain celebrities (Robert Pattinson to be the main one). We decided it could be fun to write some short stories for each of them and it just took on a life of its own. What started out as only a few stories soon became over 75 stories, so we figured we might as well make it into a book series.

How did you come up with the title? Halita came up with the title. She just came up with it out of nowhere. We were throwing around titles and nothing was sounding perfect, then she looked at me and said "How about The Funky Tales of Oooka Chewobie?" Instantly, I loved it so we decided that would be the title.

Who designed the cover? My father came up with the idea of the cover so we submitted the idea to the publisher and they are the ones who actually made the cover.

Do you have to travel a lot for your books? Only to Oooka Chewobie. We take frequent trips there. ;)

When did you write your first book and how old were you? We started it about three years ago which would make me (Megan) 20 at the time and my sister (Halita) 24.

If your book was a movie, who would you pick to play the main characters? Oh, this is a fun question! Since the characters are based on celebrities we have a whole list of who would play which character. We actually list them at the beginning of the book, but for the sort of main characters (which we don't really have main characters as they are short stories) it would be - Robert Pattinson as Rabbi Polar, Kaleb Nation as Kalevin Normal, Zac Efron as Zummer Earlobes, and Robin Williams as Uomongi. Like I said, we don't really have main characters, but those are a few that appear frequently.

Do you plan on writing sequels? Yes, we are actually nearly done with the second book. We plan to make it into a 5 book series, so if you enjoy the first one be on the lookout for more.

How long did it take you to complete The Funky Tales of Oooka Chewobie? It took us about two 1/2 years to finish the first volume and a little less than a year to do the second one.

What is your favorite book? Megan - I love a lot of books... here are a few favorites: Bunnicula by James Howe. The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. The Seer Series by Linda Joy Singleton.    Halita - Nothing Hurts But My Heart by Linda Barr.
About the authors: Co-authors and sisters, Halita and Megan Wilson enjoy writing and being random. The Funky Tales of Oooka Chewobie was inspired by lack of sleep.

Social Media sites:

Twitter- www.twitter.com/Irelandcallsme7 (Megan) and www.twitter.com/DaydreamerGurl (Halita)





Goodreads- http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4937123.Megan_Wilson and http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4937122.Halita_Wilson

Links to where there book is available: http://www.publishamerica.net/product42174.html     

http://www.amazon.com/Funky-Tales-Oooka-Chewobie/dp/1462601022/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313872011&sr=1-1   

 http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Funky-Tales-Oooka-Chewobie/Halita-Wilson/9781462601028?id=4944348279047     

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/funky-tales-of-oooka-chewobie-halita-wilson/1102385533

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