Friday, October 29, 2010

Author Interview + Contest: Kersten Hamilton (Blog Tour Stop)

Here today is Kersten Hamilton, author of the debut release Tyger, Tyger, to answer some questions and give away a copy of the book as well as the final letter reveal for the Kindle giveaway! This is the final stop in Kersten's month long blog tour coordinated by The {Teen} Book Scene. Full the full schedule and stops, go here.

What would Teagan, Abby and Finn's favorite books be?

Teagan would be torn between Emergency Procedures for the Small Animal Veterinarian by Signe J. Plunkett, and Mac Cumhaill—The Physiology of an Irresistible Irishmen, which she would research and write herself.

Abby: Books? Abby doesn’t do books. She does love movies and TV shows. Anything with a vampire or werewolf is pretty high on her list. No zombies though. They freak her out. She can’t imagine having a zombie for a boyfriend for two very good reasons: First, there are very few Italian zombies so her mama would not approve. Second, she’d always be worrying about which part might fall off next. Eww.

Finn’s not much of a fiction man. Fighting for his life hasn’t left him with a lot of time for reading. But you might find a copy of
When All Hell Breaks Loose—Stuff You Need to Survive When Disaster Strikes by Cody Lunden in the bottom of his kit.

If Teagan and Abby could travel back to any period in time, where would each girl like to go?

Abby would go directly to the 1930’s when plush–sized sex goddesses like Mae West ruled the silver screen. She’d wear bright red lipstick, get a permanent wave, spurn the advances of rich Italian men (most of the time) and become a world–renowned artist.

Teagan would travel back to 1930’s as well—taking Finn with her, of course. There they would befriend Jane Goodall. After having won the friendship and admiration of the British primatologist, they would join her on her 45–year study of the social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees.

If you could pair Teagan and Finn with any character from any book, who would your picks be?

Anyone but Tea for Finn? Teagan would never put up with that.

Anyone but Finn for Tea? Like that could happen, boyo.

You're stranded on a deserted island! What one person would you want to be stranded with you?

My husband. He’s my own Finn Mac Cumhaill. Not only cute, but very useful.

What kind of cookie would you describe yourself as?

Considering my life of mayhem and misadventure, I guess I’d have to say tough cookie!

Thanks, Kersten! Now for your chance to win a copy of Tyger, Tyger, fill out this form. The book will be ordered for the winner from The Book Depository, so this IS international. Ends Sunday, November 14.

At each of the 12 hosting blogs, a different letter has been revealed. The final letter is "L". Once you've collected all the letters, unscramble them and fill out the form on this page to be entered to win a brand new Kindle.


  1. nice interview! Thanks for hosting this stop- I LOVE this book and love every chance to read more about Kersten. :)

  2. The 30's would be a nice period to travel to. Thanks for the interview.

  3. Thank you for the interview and giveaway! :D

  4. Thanks for the interview! Teagan and Finn sound like an intense couple from how Kersten doesn't see any other match for them. I'm excited to read about they're relationship further. :)

  5. This was a great interview! This sounds like a great book. Thanx for the chance to win

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  6. I'm still trying to get my hands on this book so not very familiar with Tea, Finn and Abby yet... so Abby is a Betty Boop kinda girl, is she? :)

    Re-posted your contest at:

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  7. Interesting interview! I'm glad I got to know more about the characters.

    I'm sorry if I have entered this contest before. Sometimes I enter too many contests and lost track of the ones I've entered.

  8. Haven't read this yet bu excited to get the chance!!

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