Thursday, August 22, 2019

Virtual Book Tour: Hopey by Hope Mueller @hpmueller242 @RABTBookTours

Inspirational Memoir
Publisher: Inspire-Books
Release Date eBook: August 22, 2019
Release Date Paperback: October 1, 2019

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Hopey chronicles the story of a courageous girl in a '70s Southern Indiana commune, complete with flowers for dinner, a ball of acid in the freezer, and orgies on the living room floor. The chaos of her formative years, which are littered with violent episodes, periods of hunger and assaults, leads Hope to set off on her own at the age of fifteen.

Written as intense past moments, reflective chapters, and flash-forwards, these three voices come together to transcend time and connect the past and the present. Honest and raw, with no request for empathy or complaint, the book is a celebration of the human spirit and an exhilarating read. Hopey is a reminder that we can love, we can believe, and we, too, can be successful beyond all expectations—if we only dare to hope.

Interview with Hope Mueller

As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
Wow this is a tough question. I want to say a bear- because it feels as a lumbering thing, that has a lot of power behind it, but is still awkward.  I want to say a Kangaroo because it feels jumpy, but strong and eager.

How many hours a day do you put into your writing?
1-4 hours per day, not just writing, but supporting the book, my company and supporting activities.

Do you read your book reviews? If yes, do they affect what you write in the future?
So far, yes.  All have been positive though, if negative reviews come in, I may choose to not read them.

Do you leave hidden messages in your books that only a few people will find?
Not hidden messages so much, but some people will have deeper knowledge and understanding of certain pieces.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Hopey?
Hopey, from commune to corner office.  Hope: girl to young woman, persevering through an exciting childhood. Micah: Hope’s older sister who is angry and strong.  Paula: Hope’s mother who struggles with long term addiction. From Hope’s birth to taking her entrance exams into university.

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?
Counting Hope, knowing your worth and value.  Sequel to the debut novel will detail the next chunk of time from University to the end of my first marriage, and my burgeoning success at work.

Do you allow yourself a certain number of hours to write or do you write as long as the words come?
The words come, usually my other commitments are the reason why I stop writing.

Do you have a certain number of words or pages you write per day? 

What inspires you to write?
Observing the world, people, and an opportunity to turn a vision into a written piece.

Would you rather

Read fiction or non-fiction?
Depends on the day. I read a lot of both. Non-fiction biographies are a favorite.

Read series or stand-alone?
Fiction- series for sure.

Read Science fiction or horror?
Science Fiction

Read Stephen King or Dean Koontz?
Stephen King, but have enjoyed both.

Read the book or watch the movie?
Always read the book.

Read an ebook or paperback?

Be trapped alone for one month in a library with no computer or a room with a computer and Wi-Fi only?

Do a cross-country book store tour or blog tour online?
Cross-country book store tour!

About the Author

Hope Mueller is an author, inspirational speaker, executive, and active non-for-profit volunteer. A results-driven leader and change agent, Hope is passionate about career development and community service, among others. Her early years were marked by the experiences on a hippie commune. Hope’s unique childhood shaped her approach and interaction with the world, with a gift of creating order out of chaos and turning vision into reality. She lives with her husband in northern Illinois and actively parents her four daughters through the phases of their lives.

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Twitter: @hpmueller242

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