Today I'm happy to host an interview with the author Emma Michaels. Her first book, The Thirteenth Chime, is being released August 13, 2010.
A Bit About Emma (from her website):
Emma Michaels was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, until she moved at eighteen to Washington State. Suddenly, the world was a new place filled with tall green trees that reached further for the sky with every moment, making her want to do the same. Ever since, she has tried to make her life something new and different from what it was before, pursuing her future career, setting high goals and reaching for them with every moment.
With her Debut novel, The Thirteenth Chime being released August 13th 2010 and future releases planned Emma Michaels aspires to one day make it to the top ten of the New York Times Best Sellers List. With her fiancé at her side and her small white Chihuahua, Hope, she writes, reads, reviews and tries to live everyday to its fullest, whether in the pages of a good book or reaching out to others.
A Bit About The Thirteenth Chime:
Synopsis: 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 ha...more 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.
1. Can you tell us a little bit about your writing, and your journey to getting published?
A) Getting published was far more difficult for me than the process of writing my first book. My writing is aimed at a YA crowd and my debut novel, "The Thirteenth Chime", would be considered YA Paranormal/ Urban Fantasy and I am pleased to be sharing it with everyone. Getting here, as I said, was not very easy. When I first began querying for my novel, I started with agents. I received well over a hundred standard form rejections before I began trying publishers. There was such a difference! Now, I'm active every day working on the beginning of the book tour and getting ready for the official release date on Friday the 13th in August. I can't believe how fast it is coming. I am so grateful to Bokheim and all that they have done to make this a reality.
2. Before getting published, you were both a blogger, and a book reviewer. Has that influenced your writing, or how you've been marketing your first novel?
3. What was the hardest part of writing The Thirteenth Chime, the most exciting?
4. I love the cover of your book! Did you have any input as to what the cover image would be?
5. Can readers expect a sequel?
6. What's the most recent book that you've read, and loved?
Thank you so much for having me and to everyone reading, your support means so much to me!!! I truly hope that you will enjoy "The Thirteenth Chime"!!!!
A huge thanks to Emma for taking the time to answer my questions! If you'd like to know more about Emma Michaels, or The Thirteenth Chime, you can click below: