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October 01, 2012

Interview & Giveaway: Brigid Kemmerer

We are happy to welcome the amazing Brigid Kemmerer to MajiBookshelf! It's such an honor to be interviewing Brigid, and if you haven't read her books yet, you totally should because they are so fun and addicting! You can check out my review of Storm, the first book in the Elemental Series HERE, and Spark, the second book in the Elemental Series HERE



Brigid Kemmerer was born in Omaha, Nebraska, though her parents quickly moved her all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the lakeside in Cleveland, Ohio, and several stops in between, eventually settling near Annapolis, Maryland. Brigid started writing in high school, and her first real “novel” was about four vampire brothers causing a ruckus in the suburbs. Those four brothers are the same boys living in the pages of The Elemental Series, so Brigid likes to say she’s had four teenage boys taking up space in her head for the last seventeen years. (Though sometimes that just makes her sound nuts.)

Find Brigid Kemmerer on her Website I Twitter I Goodreads
1) Describe yourself in a tweet (140 characters)
Wife, mother, coffee-drinker. (In other words, fairly average.)


2) Do you have any weird habits?
I have to write with headphones or earbuds. Even if music isn't playing. 


3) Do you collect anything other than books?
Not really. I'm not much of a collector. I even give all my books away.

4) How does your workplace look like? (Provide pics if possible)
Well, if you're from the IRS, I have a home office. (And yes, I really do have one.) But really, I write anywhere I can sit with my laptop. I'm afraid a picture of that would look like a MacBook ad. :-P

5) If you were an elemental, what power would you want to have? (Fire, Air, Earth, Water)
I can never decide! I think they're all pretty cool!

6) How did you come up with the idea of The Elemental Series?
The first novel I wrote in high school was about four vampire brothers, named Michael, Nicholas, Gabriel, and Christopher. It was a silly story, but I still have most of it on paper. In my twenties, when I really began to take writing seriously, I wrote a few books but was unable to find a literary agent or a publisher. I couldn’t get those four brothers out of my head – but I didn’t want to do vampires again. I started tossing around ideas that would work with the number four. Four horsemen of the apocalypse. Four leaf clovers. Four, four, four. The four elements of earth, air, fire, and water seemed to work best—and I had a lot of ideas how I could make it fun. What teenagers wouldn’t want to be able to control the elements?
7) Have you ever met the models on the cover of your books? 
No! That's probably my most frequently asked question. When I heard they were hiring models to do a photo shoot for the covers, I asked if I could come watch. (The answer was no. :-D)

8) What do you do in your free time?
What's free time? No, seriously, every minute is precious. I have a full time job and three kids in the house. I spend my work lunch hours trying to catch up on writing email, and I typically feed the baby a bottle with my smartphone in hand.

9) What was the last book you have read?
Decked with Holly by Marni Bates. Super cute. I loved it.


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Now to end this post, Brigid Kemmerer has generously offered ONE (1) SIGNED copy of SPARK to one lucky INTERNATIONAL reader! So, you want to win a copy? fill out the rafflecopter below! and if you didn't win? make sure to still check out SPARK!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

48 comments:

  1. Not yet. But I've read Storm and I loved it! Can't wait to start with this one soon and I heard many great reviews about it, including yours. :)

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  2. I haven't read this one yet but I really want to!!! I need more :)

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  3. I haven't read the series but it sounds interesting!

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  4. I have the first book, and of what I've read, the book is pretty solid and promises a lot. You can't really go wrong with a super-powered troupe of hot siblings :D

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  5. I Haven't read this series but I want to read and I love book cover <3

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  6. I haven't read this book yet :)) I really want to but first i must finish Storm :D

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  7. i haven't read it yet but from all the review i saw i know i want to read it

    thank you a lot for the international giveaway

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  8. I haven't read Spark, but I read Storm and it was amazing! I'm dying to read this second book!

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  9. I love this series so much! Gabriel is my absolute favorite, I plan on reading his book again and again:) I think I'd want control over water if I had a choice, fire would be cool but I'd be terrified of hurting someone with it. But if I had water think how great Gabriel and I would be together ;-)

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  10. i haven't read this book yet,but it sounds so interesting!it is on my list-to read...i hope i have luck!

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  11. I haven't read it, but I loved Storm, so I figured I'd love this one too. :D

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  12. not yet, the book sounds great, looking forward to read this one. hope I'm lucky and win this giveaway ^^

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  13. I've read STORM, and I actually have a copy of SPARK but haven't read it. I would LOVE a signed copy of SPARK. Thank you!!!!

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  14. I have read Storm and I loved it.

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  15. I haven't read this book yet, but read Storm and loved it. And must say that Gabriel was my favorite :)

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  16. The idea of using the number 4 to create the paranormal powers is awesome! From the top of my head, I thought of the 4 seasons, but yeah using elements are better :)

    P.S. The GFC seems to be down, I think you have to fix it ;)

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  17. haven't read this book bud i'd love to :)
    thx 4 the chance of win...

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  18. I haven't read this book, but I want to

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  19. I haven't yet but I reallllllly want to read it :D

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  20. I haven't read Spark yet. I read Elemental and loved it! I have Storm ready and waiting on my kindle and am excited to get started on that. Then hopefully I'll have a copy of Spark waiting for me when I'm done :)

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  21. I LOVED this book even more than the first one! I would love a finished, signed copy! Thank you! <3

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  22. I haven't read them yet, but I've went ahead to look for a copy of Storm. I've read an excerpt of Spark, and absolutely loved it!

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  23. I haven't read this book yet, but I already seen the rating at goodreads and make me want to read this book more, thank you for the chance to win

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  24. Great interview! And thanks for doing the giveaway...you ROCK!!!!!

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  25. Hi!

    I want to read this book, it sounds amazing, and i'm sure they're not gonna translate it to the spanish so yeah :D

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  26. I really liked Storm so I'm looking forward to reading Spark.
    Ahaha, I wanted to know about the cover models too. :P

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  27. I haven't read the book yet, but like most YA, I trust it'll be a fun read! Thanks for the interview! And of course, the giveaway!

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  28. I think this series just gets better and better! I loved Storm and was lucky enough to read Spark (AMAZING!!) but would love my own copy. Thanks for the interview and amazing giveaway!

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  29. Nope,I haven't.But it sounds really good and I can't wait to read it!
    Thanks for the interview and the super-cool giveaway! :D

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  30. Haven't read it yet but it sounds really interesting.
    Thank you for the international giveaway :)

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  31. I haven't read it yet but it sounds great.

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  32. i haven't read this book yet, so I hope it will be a great paranormal romance.

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  33. I haven't yet read this series, but it's on my Wishlist! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  34. I haven't read it, but I've heard great things about the series!

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  35. No, I didn't read it but after reading the interview I desperately want to. It sounds great!

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  36. I haven't read it yet but I want to SO BAD. And the cover? Talk about HAWT ;)

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  37. I haven't read them yet, but they do sound great. I laughed at the bit about the home office - I just sat through the portion of Income Tax Law where we discussed the home office deduction and it can get so complicated that a lot of people just give up on that particular deduction.

    Thanks for having the giveaway!

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  38. I haven't but it's in my wishlist.

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  39. I just finished reading it!!! I liked it more than Storm! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  40. I haven't got my hands on the books yet. I'm dying to read them. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. I haven't read this one yet, but I can't wait to do it! It looks amazing!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  42. CRAP!!! I totally put in the wrong tweet link. SO sorry!!!

    https://twitter.com/deadtossedwaves/status/259704414846201857

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  43. I have not read, so hope can win and read,looks like a great book :)

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  44. Spark is absolutely AMAZING!!! I loved it, GABRIEL <333 Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. I haven't had the chance to read any of the books but I would love to read book one soon. Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

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  46. I have not read this series but the covers look amazing and so does the description :)

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