Friday, August 19, 2011

Fresh Face Friday: Bonus Mini Interview & Giveaway w/ Nathan Wrann

YES! A Fresh Face Friday bonus!

What better way to start off a Friday then with an awesome InterviewGiveaway?
So I figured that I'd ask Nathan a few questions so you guys could get to know him a little bit better :)

 If you weren't an author, what would be your dream profession?
 I would be a filmmaker. As a matter of fact, I'm currently on hiatus from film making (I have two super low budget films under my belt already, HUNTING SEASON and BURNING INSIDE and Dark Matter Heart is based on an original, unproduced screenplay that I wrote in 2005) because I don't currently have the resources (time, money) to pursue it at the level that I would like. I still want to continue to tell stories and writing novels and short stories allows me to do that without the massive money investment (and risk) involved in film making. Once I'm on my feet and established as an author I'll split my attention between writing and film making. I'd also like to go back to producing and directing for the stage as well. Ultimately I'd like to be able to do all three. As soon as I have the resources to do it at the level that it demands, my short film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher is ready to shoot.   

Top 3 Favorite Cartoon Characters EVER?

 Carl Fredricksen from UP, Butthead from Beavis & Butthead, and Voltron (even though Voltron isn't a single character but the combination of the robotic lions operated by 5 characters. Yes, I cheated).

How long do you see the Dark Matter Heart series going for? Would there ever possibly be a spin-off?

I can currently envision 3 books. I'm somewhere between 1/3 and 1/2 through with Book 2 which should be out in October and since I know where this one ends I know where book 3 begins. I envision the series becoming something where I could pick up in a year and write a standalone adventure/thriller involving Cor, Taylor and Caitlyn (and maybe a few other characters they pick up along the way). There could definitely be a spin off. I really like Taylor and I could see him getting into plenty of trouble on his own. I think it would also be challenging to write a book focused on Caitlyn, especially with some of the things she experiences in Book 2 and how her life changes.

Thanks for the opportunity and featuring Dark Matter Heart on Fresh Face Friday!

Now the GOODIES!!
There are 2 great prizes, 1 U.S & 1 International!

Here's what's up for grabs for the U.S only prize:

#1: Paperback copy of Dark Matter Heart AND some way cool DMH Pins!

#2: Copy of Dark Matter Heart Special Edition (which comes with the screen play that Dark Matter Heart was based on) AND those awesome DMH Pins

Now the International Prize:

An e-copy of Dark Matter Heart!

Pretty cool huh?!

Well, it's simple to enter & win:

  • Just leave a comment telling me what who your favorite cartoon character EVER is
  • An e-mail
  • And whether your aiming for the US prize or International
Contest will run until next Friday, August 26th
(Winners will be choosen by using Random.Org)


nat said...

Thanks for the contest!! Enter me for the international one please. My favorite cartoon character has to be Goofy! Love that dog.

Jesse said...

That's a hard question. Hmmm...someone from Thundercats, or Aladdin, or...I'll go with TOPH! from the Avatar, the Last Airbender.

rshaddox said...
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rshaddox said...

My favorite cartoon character is either Droopy Dog or Daria Morgendorffer. Thanks for askin'!

I'd be interested in the USA version.

Best, Russell

nwrann said...


Again, thanks for this opportunity! I have to admit the "favorite cartoon character" question was the hardest of the three that you posed to me!

Good luck everyone! and if you want to learn more about Dark Matter Heart head over to Dalton Gang Press

BellaColella said...

Oh my favortie is Tom and Jerry!! :)) hehehe

Bella and I am in the US

Greece said...

I grew up with a lot of cartoons, but I think my favorite will have to be Buttercup from the Powerpuff girls

Greece said...

Greece said...

US Prize! =]

Karen C said...

My favorite cartoon character is Scooby Doo!! Ruh-Roh!!

US Resident

nwrann said...

Russell, Daria was definitely one of my finalists!

Karen, My wife would probably agree with you regarding Scooby.

Anonymous said...

well my favorite cartoon character would be Zorro,i loved that animated series !! and I am an international entrant !!

Audrey said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'd like to be entered for the US giveaway.
My favorite cartoon character was probably Scooby-Doo as well.

mirrormera92 said...

Hi, I'd love to enter the U.S giveaway.
My favorite cartoon character is Lisa from the Simpsons because even around all of the hectic people in her family, she knows who she is and has a good head on her shoulder. Plus everyone in my family says she reminds them of me and often call me Lisa. =)


Pops Florida said...

I'm in this for the freebies!!!! My favorite cartoon character is Beaky Buzzard singing "I'm bringing home a baby bumble bee"

Sayomay said...

Im going for the US prize!
My favorite cartoon character would be Goku from Dragon Ball Z series! I grew up w/ boys and i always though Goku was hilarious!

Anonymous said...

Sailor Moon always!!!!!!! I idolized her as a kid! And i still love the series i just recently started to read the manga!
And im going for the US prize!
Thanks so much for this giveaway! XD
Jenny S

shalisha said...

Hmm I think it would be Jerry from Tom and Jerry.

shalisha said...

And the USA one

shalisha said...

And the USA one