One hour to rewrite the past . . . For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.
So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may change her past.
Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?
Full of atmosphere, mystery, and romance, Hourglass merges the very best of the paranormal and science-fiction genres in a seductive, remarkable young adult debut.
Shall we commence with the interview? Yes! Let’s learn more about this fabulous book and fabulous author!
Are any of your characters based on real people?
Yes! Dru is a combination of two of my girlfriends. She didn’t start out that way, but that’s who she became!
Is there anything in Hourglass that is taken from real life experience?
Ivy Springs is based on the real town of Franklin, Tennessee. It’s gorgeous and walkable and full of character.
Which character do you think you relate to the most?
Em. Mostly the part about my edit button being broken (that came from real life, too).
What was your biggest obstacle to overcome when writing?
I have two boys, and I could only really write when my youngest was asleep. The times I tried when he was awake always ended badly (like the coffee table we had to throw away because of the Elmer’s Glue and the glitter. *cough*).
How much say did you have when it came to the cover of Hourglass?
NONE. OH MY WORD, so I feel like I can fangirl over it without restraint. I LOVE IT.
What author would you like to meet the most (dead or alive)?
J.K. Rowling. The second I finished reading HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS was the second I committed to writing a book. I might be tearing up thinking about it! (Okay, I totally am.)
She’s really inspired a lot of people. To read, write, use their imaginations… Yep, gotta say she’s accomplished a lot!
What superpower would you most like to have?
TIME FREEZE. I would sleep, and clean, and write, and maybe even exercise.
Okay, I’m totally with you on that one! I can only imagine all I could accomplish!
What are 10 of your Favorite Things?
Snuggles, my boys, my husband, writing in my office, rainy days, classic jazz, clove-scented anything, wacky socks, my cats, and my dogs.
Last of all, what can we expect to see you in the future?
I have just turned in the sequel to HOURGLASS, and I’m waiting on my revision letter. So you can possibly expect wailing and gnashing of teeth.
I CANNOT WAIT for the sequel! It’s going to be a long wait…
Thank you so much for coming on today Myra!
Okay, so more goodies may be on the way, but they aren’t here yet and may not arrive. So I’m saying right now that I’ll giveaway my once read ARC of Hourglass (perfect condition!) and if goodies come then I’ll give that away instead! So you will at the very least have a chance to win an ARC of Hourglass.
Open to US/Canada only
Must be 13 or older to enter.
Ends July 5th, 2011
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