Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Interview with Emma Michaels! (Author of The Thirteenth Chime)

PhotobucketOnce again, today is a very momentous occasion:
The Smarty Owl is honored to host its very first author interview with Emma Michaels, author of her debut novel The Thirteenth Chime. This book sounds absolutely fantastic, with it's fascinating premise and unusual, gorgeous cover art! Here, we're asking her thirteen questions about her book and being an author!

Description (from Goodreads):

No one knew of its existence until it was removed from the attic upstairs.
In a beautiful house that overlooks the sea, an antique clock has the power to change the course of their lives.
The power the clock resonates will not only force Destiny and ex-boyfriend David on a journey into the depths of one man's mind long dead, but into the mind of a man filled with hatred and bent on revenge.
With the only clues to the nature of the clock having disappeared into the sea, Destiny and David must retrace the steps the man had taken into the darkness, before they fall prey to the trap he had set in motion over half a century ago.

Hatred never dies.

Interview with Emma Michaels:

1. If you were to roam the world as an animal, what species would you be?

A) An owl. I love owls and they just have so many special qualities about them. Either that or if no one hunted wolves then a wolf but other wise I would be too scared to be one.

2. What advice would you give to your ten-year-old self?

A) I would have told myself to remember that anything is possible and that the sky is the limit. To never stop dreaming and to never give up, because as long as you are willing to see it, the world is filled with endless wonder and possibilities. I was going through a hard time and I really think that hearing that would have helped bt I am still happy for the past I have because it was the road that brought me here.

3. If you were a fictitious character from a book, who would you be?

A) Zedd from Terry Goodkind's "The Sword of Truth" series... well, If I were a man... and old. *laughs* He is always thinking with his stomach and acting straneg but his heart is so good in so many ways and he has his own unique way of loving those around him.

4. Have dreams ever influenced your book?

A) Yes they have. In fact, Many ideas I have come from my dreams, or I get inspiration from the world around me and I work it out in my dreams.

5. If you had to be locked inside a book for five years, which book would it be?

A) A nice, happy children's story. A violence free one. I would choose anything by Tamora Pierce but I would probably die before my five years were up.

6. Favorite Adjective? _________ Favorite Verb? __________

A) Adjective - old-fashioned (I just love teasing my fiance that he can be this way) and Verb - 'to eat' (because I just love to eat chocolate and I really enjoy it when my fiance bakes something with chocolate so that I get to get it) Then again, I am sure that my choices for both would change with my mood since those are the two things I am thinking. Mainly, the food part. *laughs*

7. If your book were a type of food, what would it be?

A) Dark Chocolate. The only downside is I might be tempted to eat it!

8. If your book were made into a musical, what songs would it feature?

A) Misery by Maroon 5. Of course, that isn't fair to Destiny, but still... :) I am sure if you read it you will understand *winks, hint, read read*

9. Fill in the blank! It took me _______ months to write The Thirteenth Chime.

A) The initial research took me almost two years of work. However, the actual writing process only took me one month to write the story in it's original draft form.

10. How would you describe your writing style?

A) In the reviews and the feedback I have gotten from bloggers and reviewers alike, we can't think of anyone with a similar writing style. I guess this is just one the fans will have to decide!

11. Your favorite place to write is _________.

A) My desk - because it is mine and I have it set up as my 'special place'. It is important to have a personal space set aside to write, especially if you are having to write emotionally charged scenes. That way you always have your own little corner of the world where you can feel free to let the emotions fill you and be translated into words.

12. Which of your characters do you relate to the most?

A) Probably Stephanie - she is the link that helps to heal the rift between David and Destiny and in many ways, she is the spirit to his head and her heart.

13. What is something most people don't know about you?

A) I absolutely adore Chinese food. My favorite place to go with my fiance is to go to a Chinese buffet close to us with AMAZING Hot and Sour soup.

Thank you so much for your time and to everyone reading! Your support means so much to me and I hope you all will love The Thirteenth Chime!!!

Thank you so much for your time! It was an honor hosting you on The Smarty Owl. Readers, look out for The Thirteenth Chime in stores on Friday, August 13th! We certainly can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Yeay! Thank you for helping me spread the word and for the interview!!! I love the way you set it up! Wonderful work!