Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Karen Mueller Bryson Virtual Book Tour

Today Karen Mueller Bryson is visiting the blog!

During the tour Karen is giving away a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter!

She's been kind enough to let me interview her.

What is your favorite or least favorite thing about writing?   

I enjoy the actual writing process and I love having a finished product! I don’t like the fact that writers now have to be sales people, marketers and publicists for their work and their brand. The “business” side of writing takes as much time as the writing itself!

What do you hope people get out of reading your books?

My number one goal is to provide readers with a source of entertainment. That’s why my company slogan for Short on Time Books is “fast-paced and fun novels for readers on the go!”

Here are some questions for fun to help us get to know the person inside the author!

Breakfast, lunch, or dinner which meal is your favorite?    

This may sound strange but I don’t normally eat for pleasure. I eat in order to nourish and fuel my body.  Meals don’t generally mean that much to me, except maybe on a weekend when my husband and I treat ourselves to linner (late lunch/early dinner) at a restaurant.

I really wish that I was more like you in that aspect! I love food!

Do you prefer city or country?

I have always lived near a major city but far enough away to still be considered “the country.” I like having the best of both worlds.

What is your favorite day of the week?

Any day is a good day as long as I’m still breathing!

lol! Good point.

If you could pick any destination, where would you go?

I’ve been fortunate enough to travel through 47 states in our country and to 13 different countries. Some places I would still like to visit include: India; Chili and Easter Island; Nepal and Bhutan; Greece and Italy; Africa (Zambia, Botswana and Namibia); Mongolia and Russia (Trans-Siberian Railway); The Czech Republic (Prague) and Hungary (Budapest); Australia and New Zealand.

Wow! I am green with envy that you've been so many places.

What is your favorite fairy tale?

I’ve never been a huge fan of classic fairy tales. I thought many of them were creepy when I was a kid. (Especially some of the traditional German fairy tales my grandmother used to have.) But I do love two classic stories: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. My first two novels, Hey Dorothy You’re Not in Kansas Anymore and Where is Wonderland Anyway, were inspired by those books.

Which books have been on your tbr shelf the longest?

I have so little time to read anymore! I purchased A Discovery of Witches several months ago and have yet to crack it open. I also have I Am Number Four and its follow up The Power of Six waiting for my attention. Lately, the only way I can actually finish a book is to listen to the audio version while I am commuting.

What is your biggest pet peeve?

I live near Phoenix, Arizona, a large metropolitan area as well as a big place for tourists and retirees. At certain times of the year it is extremely frustrating to deal with the traffic. I am also bothered by the number of people, who still text and drive. Two people ran me off the road because they were not paying attention to their driving and pulled right into me!

I agree that people should definitely Not text while driving! I can't understand what is so urgent that they can't wait to text until they are parked.

Inside or outside?

I’m a writer! Definitely inside!

Elevator or stairs?

I always try to take the stairs, if possible. I like to walk.

Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions.

I am really happy to be part of your tour!

You can find Karen on Goodreads .

Make sure that you leave a comment to be entered to win the $25 Amazon gift card!

Both Twyla's Last Trip and One Last Class are super quick, fun reads.

Here are the other stops on the Tour:

April 2:  It's Raining Books 

April 3:  Rogues Angels 

April 4:  Reading Romances 

April 5:  Sandra's Blog  

April 6:  Sexy Adventures, Passionate Tales 

April 9:  REVIEW ONLY Reviews By Molly 

April 10:  Hope.Dreams.Life...Love 

April 11:  A Writer's Life 

April 12:  Write About 

April 13:  A Tasty Read 

April 16:  Books Are Magic 

April 17:  BK Walker Books 

April 18:  Megan Johns Invites 

April 19:  Christine Young Romance Writer 

April 20:  Reader Girls 

April 23:  Sugarbeat's Books 

April 24:  LASR Romance Guests 

April 25: Crazy Four Books ** Me!**

April 26:  Lynnette Labelle 

April 27:  Maken Words 

I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please leave a comment!


  1. You must visit Australia. You would be most welcome.

    I love to walk too.


  2. I would love to do more traveling. How great that you were able to go to so many place.

    Love following your tour. Twyla's Last Trip really sounds like fun.

  3. Thank you so much for hosting me today! I appreciate it!

  4. You don't eat for pleasure?? That's just wrong!! LOL...That's why you look so trim in your picture! But I SO agree on the traffic matter. I live near a beach and a beautiful area that attracts a lot of tourists--and the season is in swing now. There's a LOT of congestion on the roads and texting drivers just add to it.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  5. Thanks so much for doing this blog tour! And thanks for the interview!

  6. I agree with you Karen, I like living in between or easy access to city and country. It is the best of both worlds.
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