Sonja Fines is a thirty-year-old, uptight, sleep deprived, workaholic from Manhattan who hasn’t taken a day off in years. On a Friday before a Fourth of July weekend, she hops in a cab, late for an important presentation, but ends up in a coffee shop…in Montreal. Shocked by her sudden escape, she meets laid-back Chad Miller. They spend the next three days together, and quickly fall for each other. Sonja has never been happier. But when Chad suddenly reveals something from his past, Sonja flees in a hurry—and her life turns upside down. Overwhelmed with emotions, she embarks on a roller coaster of spontaneous decisions that change her life dramatically.
I’m a writer and a graphic designer from California. Aside from the release of my first contemporary novel, HIGH, I also recently created Sammy’s Books. Sammy’s Books is a collection of beginner titles for children under five years old. I also blog about writing at: coreymp.wordpress.com.
2. When did you realize that you wanted to become a writer? What was the very first thing you ever wrote?
I knew I wanted to become a writer after I wrote my first poem at fourteen years old.
3. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Dreamer. Driven. Dedicated.
4. What was your inspiration for the book?
The thought of escaping the norm was what gave me the idea to start
writing the novel. Love and coffee inspired me to finish it.
5. Who designed your cover?
Since my background is graphic design and since I wrote the novel, it felt
right to design my own book cover. I’ve been doing graphic design for ten
years and I must say, designing my book cover was the most fun design
job I’ve ever had.
6. If you could meet anyone and spend an hour with them alive or dead who and why?
Ernest Hemingway, without a doubt. Coffee with him for an hour at Café
de Flore in Paris would be a dream. The dedication he had for his craft
has always been an inspiration to me.
7. What scene was your favorite to write?
I loved writing the last few chapters of HIGH. There was something
extremely exciting and fulfilling about writing the resolution and conclusion
of the story—and then finally revealing the ending.
8. If you could pick a soundtrack to match your main characters life, what
would it be?
The Garden State soundtrack.
9. What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on my second novel, Hearts and Errors, which is
scheduled to release in June of this year.
10.What were some of your writing goals?
I want to keep writing novels that people can easily read but not easily
forget. I also have a few ideas for short stories, which I plan on publishing
in the next couple of years.
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