Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Spotlight: Andy Ruffett Visits to Talk About YA Novel, THE WRONGDOER!

Today, fellow author Andy Ruffett is stopping by to talk about his latest book !

Hello, Andy! As always, it's a pleasure to see you. Welcome back to the MLB blog! :)

Hello! Thanks for having me.
My pleasure! Let me ask a few questions since you're here...
All right.

Can you tell us a little about your latest book? When did it come out and where can we get it?


The book is about a teenage boy who falls in love with a girl and is bullied for it. The book came out September 2013 and you can get it on Amazon.

So, what inspired you to write this book? How did you get into writing YA fiction?

A girl actually, but I never ended up with her. I got into writing because of my brain. I have always loved to read and have a deep imagination. My preferred style to read is young adult fiction. I believe that the real truth lies in young adult fiction because real adults lie.
I see. Well, it's likely that some do.

Tell us...what, do you feel, sets your book apart from other books in the genre?

I believe it really highlights how serious bullying is and how most kids were bullied by somebody when they were growing up.
Well, it's definitely a topic we should be thinking about, and measures should be taken to guard against it.
Please give us a teaser or two of the book if you can.

As soon as Mike’s mother heard those words, she gasped.
“Is this true?” cried Bradley’s mom, looking disgustedly at her son.
“It is,” informed Ms. Charles. “Why don’t you tell us what else happened, Mike?” Mike could not bear it anymore as he looked up at the smiling giant. He remained silent. So Ms. Charles continued.
As Ms. Charles explained what had happened during lunch, Mike looked at Cindy. He didn’t need to hear what Ms. Charles was saying; she was probably lying anyway. As she went on about the afternoon, Mike mouthed the words Why are you here? to Cindy. He wasn’t sure if she was able to identify his lip movements since she didn’t respond.
After the principal finished, she asked Bradley, “What’s your side of the story?” Mike looked at Bradley; he looked like he was on the verge of tears and his parents looked like they wanted to hurt Bradley in all the ways he had hurt Mike. Bradley didn’t know what to say. In the end he said, “I felt stupid that I didn’t have any friends so I thought that if I bullied kids I’d get friends.”
“But now you’ve learned your lesson, right, honey?” asked his mother hopefully.
Bradley nodded. His mother sighed with relief. “Well, we’re happy you won’t do it again. Right, honey?” asked his mother, nudging Bradley’s father. His father nodded obediently like a dog in fear of being kicked if he didn’t obey. Bradley smiled. Mike couldn’t believe what was happening. His mother was so gullible. Mike wondered if Bradley’s father, had he spoken out, would have shared a different opinion than his wife’s. To Mike, it seemed he didn’t have a choice as if he married her in fear.  Bradley glared at Mike. It was the glare of pain that seemed to communicate: I always win, Mike.


It certainly sounds intriguing!

Let's try another question, okay? 
I'm sure readers are curious about your next writing project. Can you tell us what you've got cooking up now or is that a secret? 

I am writing a sequel to what I believe will be my masterpiece: REAL ART.
Great! Sounds like a fascinating tale!
Thanks so much for stopping by to tell us about The Wrongdoer, Andy!
Thank you for allowing me to visit, Marie!
Of course!
Readers, you'll just have to pick up a copy of this Young Adult tale about bullying and first love.


Here is the blurb for The Wrongdoer


Michael Roberts is a 14-year-old boy and a loser who feels that he is unwanted in the world. Since Grade 1, Mike has been bullied by the same boy, Bradley Brock.
But then things get really twisted around when Mike is pushed down the stairs and sees the girl of his dreams, the same girl Bradley likes.
Bullying has been taken to a higher level and love has never been so twisted.


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Add it to your Goodreads TBR list!

This book looks interesting! We'll be sure to check it out!



About the Author:


Andy Ruffett is a proficient writer who has written many books. Currently he attends York University and is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and English. However, if he is still not published in print from that, he plans to attend teachers' college in hopes to one day become an English teacher.
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