Monday, July 26, 2010

Author Interview: Emma Michaels

I'm sure by now you've all heard of blogger turned author Emma Michaels. I thought so. And if not, don't admit it. Just go with it. Emma is the author of the upcoming August 13 release The Thirteenth Chime. Yes, the one with the awesome eyes on the cover that have a clock face in the irises. So now... I bring you Emma.

What factored into your decision to use a clock as the central point to your plot and give it power, rather than another object?

An experience I had one night during a storm here on the island where I live. We lost the power and we went to the neighbors to share a few candles. As the lightning flashed outside and the thunder rumbled the house, there was a moment of silence where only the wind could be heard. Right during this moment, the antique grandfather clock began to chime. The sound echoed throughout the house and it made me unconsciously reach out to grab a hold of someone's hand. It was this moment - the need to find a bond with someone else - where the "The Thirteenth Chime" was born.

If you were forced into a hateful and vengeful mind, how do you think you would react?

I'm not sure as it has never happened to me. I would hope that I would be able to find my way back to sanity afterward, that's for sure! I will say that I firmly believe there is always a light in any darkness as long as you can see it, I guess I would just have to search for that light.

If you could pair Destiny and David with any character from any book, what would be your picks for them?

I would put Destiny with Carlisle from "Twilight". But David... hmm... Oh, I know! I would put him with Cara from "The Sword of Truth Series" by Terry Goodkind - just because I want to see his face when she walks towards him with an Agiel! Cara rocks! *laughs*

What is the most private thing you're willing to share here?

Although I don't often tell him (so that he won't think about it and keep doing it!), I really love it when my fiance does spur of the moment romantic things like chocolate chip pancakes shaped like hearts or changing my screen saver to something super sweet. I just can't help it, I know I always say that I don't like surprises but sometimes they can be wonderful!

What kind of cake/confection would you describe yourself as?

A white chocolate truffle with powdered sugar on the top... because it just sounds so yummy that I can't help but pick it!!!!

Thank you, Emma, for stopping by and congrats on the release! Make sure you guys all check out this book- releasing soon!


  1. Thank you so much for the interview and for helping me spread the word!!!

    Emma Michaels

  2. It is still a while until the book is released but since all the exposure has started it should come out with a bang and go from there! Thanks for the fun interview Emma and Kari it is nice to learn more about the author and her work!

    jackie ^_^

  3. A lovely interview. Loved the story of how the idea for story came from. Definitely going to be reading this one.

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