Monday, February 7, 2011

Guest Author Interview: R.A. McDonald


Please welcome today's guest author R.A. McDonald!  R.A. is the author of Rock Climbing in Oman and Ada Legend of a Healer.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

I realized my passion for writing about ten years ago, and have been working at it ever since. It wasn't until college that I really focused on education so it's been quite a learning process.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

I love hearing and thinking about unexplained occurrences, where even the most skeptical person has to shrug their shoulders because there is no scientific explanation. People have the power to do amazing things.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Out of all of the supernatural talents I would want the power to heal myself and others at a super human level, because the possibilities are endless.

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

I think readers will enjoy Ada because, like most of us, she struggles with life. Her power to heal adds serious chaos but also helps her to keep a step ahead of her stalkers. Ada's life is intense, fast paced and at times dark. She's a girl that likes to run full speed at all obstacles.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

  If my book was made a movie and I had a say in the casting, I would choose all unknown actors, because there's a lot of undiscovered talent out there.

Ada Legend of a Healer by R.A. McDonald.

No sickness, No injuries, No pain, No limits.  If you had the power to heal, what would you do?

For fifteen-year-old Ada discovering that she can heal feels more like a curse than a gift. When she learns of the mystery surrounding her mother's disappearance, and sees the indifference of so-called friends, she sets out for Paris to find her.  The power to heal protects her, but also has her hunted by a man who sees her as nothing more than his fountain of youth. Ada realizes her true power is her will to survive, and that her only chance at freedom is to become the best at escaping.

Thank you R.A. for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about R.A. McDonald and her books, please visit her website.


  1. Great interview R.A and E.J. Ada sounds really interesting. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

  2. Thanks for inviting me , Great Interview and I love this premise for Ada

  3. Hmm, sounds great! I like the twist with the idea of wanting to keep her as his own fountain of youth. Nice idea. I like that. :) Thank you! And best of luck to you R.A. McDonald.