Dream Wide Awake Book Club Questions

  1. What character in this book would you most like to meet and why?
  2. Which Callahan sister could you identify with more?
  3. Did Rachel Callahan surprise you?
  4. Of all the characters, whose likeability factor changed the most? (Whether you thought they were good-hearted in the beginning but disliked them in the end, or feared them at the start but grew to like them.)
  5. Who, at one time or another during your read, did you feel could be the kidnapper?
  6. Do you believe some people are clairvoyant?
  7. Have you yourself ever experienced a premonition or seen a ghost?
  8. If you had to send one person, from your book club, to participate in an Area 51 secret government program, who do you feel would handle the situation best?
  9. If you have not read the prequel, Project Dream, what do you believe the children experienced in that Nevada desert?
  10. If Lisa Callahan had gone to the desert instead of Rachel, how much would the story have changed? Would she have used drugs?
  11. Do you feel Jack’s decision to protect Mikala on his own was warranted? Wise?
  12. If your child was clairvoyant, would you tell anyone?
  13. What do you think Mikala Daly is going to be like when she grows up?
  14. Do you believe the United States government would ever design a child prodigy program for the good of the country?
  15. If you had the chance to ask the author one question, what would you ask?

Feel free to email other questions to cyndie@cyndiezahner.com. Thanks for reading!

_________________________________________                 Cyndie Zahner is the author of The Suicide Gene and Dream Wide Awake. Listen to her BookCircle Online interview about how her 9/11 premonition influenced her writing of the novel Dream Wide Awake  here, follow her on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, BookBub, LinkedIn, purchase her books on Amazon, or sign up for here semi-annual newsletter here.

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One for the Book Clubs

Ever get to the end of a book and say, “W-what?” Well, rest assured, if you select  Dream Wide Awake or The Suicide Gene for your book club, I’ll answer all those questions that leave you wrinkling your nose and scratching your head.

Book Clubs should email their questions to me.

Email me at cyndie@cyndiezahner.com with the subject line “Book Club ?s.” I’ll respond.

And pay attention while you turn those pages. I love a good Easter egg hunt. Read closely and you’ll find a hint in the beginning of Dream Wide Awake about who the perpetrator is. Give the ending of The Suicide Gene your total attention, and you’ll know just how smart M. McKinney was.

And please, please, please, leave me a review.

Reviews are more important than you know!

Especially for new authors. I will be indebted to anyone who leaves a review. Amazon won’t consider me a serious writer until I’ve gotten 50. Here are the websites (Look for DWA in address for Dream Wide Awake and SGene for The Suicide Gene):

Amazon http://bit.ly/AMDWACZ and http://bit.ly/AMSGene
– Click on one of the stars 1-5
–  click customer reviews next to stars and/or “write Review”
– add a headline (what is the most important thing to know)
– Copy and paste your review

Goodreads http://bit.ly/CZDWAg and http://bit.ly/gSGene
– Click dropdown box (arrow) under Cover picture
– As you hover over “read” options appear, select “write a review,”
– A review box appears
– Give a star rating, copy your review to the “what did you think box,” (all else optional),
– click save.
(Click on my name and “follow author” to make me really happy!)

Bookbub http://bit.ly/CZDWAbb and http://bit.ly/BBSgene
– if you don’t have an account it will prompt you to create one
– Click review box on the right
– Give book 1-5 stars
– Click as many traits as you think describe the book
– Copy in your review
– Click share
(Click on my name and follow me to make me really happy!)

Barnes & Noble http://bit.ly/BNDWA and http://bit.ly/BandNSGene
-scroll down page past “customer reviews” and select “write a review”
-It will prompt you to sign in
-click stars
-copy in your review

Rifflebooks http://bit.ly/CZDWAr and http://bit.ly/RfSGene
– click star rating on right of cover and check box to show read and heart to recommend
– click “add review” below the cover”
– click “post”

Kobo http://bit.ly/CZDWAk and http://bit.ly/KbSGene
– Scroll down to review section and click on red “write your review” button
– It will prompt you to sign in
– Add star rating
– Copy in review
– Add title for review
– Add your name

Thank you and read on!

________________________________________Cyndie “CJ” Zahner is an author of The Suicide Gene and Dream Wide Awake. She is also, very much, a dreamer. Follower Zahner at  www.cjzahner.comAmazonFacebookInstagramtwittergoodreads and Bookbub.