Saturday, August 7, 2010

Emma Michaels Interview

Today we're interviewing Emma Michaels, author of THE THIRTEENTH CHIME coming out in just a few days!!

1. How does it feel like to be a published author? Has this always been your dream?

It is a wonderful feeling! I have always dreamed about writing but it was only last year I actually realized that my dreams could become a reality.

2. How did you get THE THIRTEENTH CHIME published? Was it hard? Is this your first book?

It was a difficult process at first. I began submitting to agents and I received a lot of rejections. When I began submitting directly to publishers there was quite a difference and I began receiving offers almost immediately. "The Thirteenth Chime" is my first book and I am very pleased with how things are going! I know it can be a long hard road but to all of you aspiring authors out there, NEVER GIVE UP! If you can dream it, you can make it a reality!

3. If you could go anywhere right now, where would it be?

The Harry Potter theme park in Florida. I can't wait to see that place in person! Though I think I might wait and save up for some shopping after what I saw on the YouTube videos! With my sweet tooth I have no doubt I will be bringing back CANDY if I ever go!

4. Are you planning on writing more books? What should we expect?

I am definitely planning on writing more books. As long as fans continue to enjoy my writing, I'll keep writing. I have another series planned after "A Sense of Truth" and also a standalone novel in the works. I hope you will all love The Thirteenth Chime so that thse dreams can also become a reality!

5. What is your favorite word?


Least favorite word?
One I don't really want to put because I don't like it. *laughs* I can't even make myself type it out!

Favorite quote?
It depends on the day but for today, "It is better to be hated for who you are then loved for who you are not".

6.Do you have any hobbies?

Drawing, yoga and most things that give me a chance to spend time outdoors. I LOVE growing strawberries and roses (I guess it is because they are so hands on because of trimming and pruning? I am willing to try ALMOST anything at least once.

7. How did you come up with the idea for THE THIRTEENTH CHIME?

I had the inspiration for the book shortly after coming to Washington one night during a bad storm that knocked the power out in my area. We went next door to share a few candles and for the company. Lightning flashed and thunder shook the house, lighting up the room we were in even through the draperies. Then the the sky was silent. The silence made my breath catch and in the next moment, the antique grandfather clock in the house began to chime. The sound echoed throughout the house and made my heart jump into my throat. I unconsciously reached out to hold someone's hand, yearning to feel a bond, and it was in that moment that "The Thirteenth Chime" was born.

Thank you so much for the interview and to everyone reading! Your support means so much to me!!!!

You're so welcome Emma and good luck on your debut novel!


1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful interview! You were great to work with, feel free to message anytime!!!

    Emma Michaels