May 4, 2012

Author Interview: Myra McEntire

I'm such a bad book blogger! I e-mailed Myra McEntire about an interview in February, and then she e-mailed me back at the beginning of April and I haven't had a chance to put it up. I've been lazy and busy, and that's no excuse! Myra McEntire is a wonderful author, this should have been posted a long time ago! I squeed when she e-mailed me the interview answers. I hope you enjoy them! =)
Describe your reaction when EgmontUSA bought your manuscript. 
I took the call while locked in my garage, in my car, with the doors locked. My kiddos were running around like fruit loops and I had to get somewhere quiet! I was excited!

What advice would you give to aspriring authors?
Read as much as you can, and all different types of things. You learn from everything you read. 

Would you say you “planned” or “pantsed” the rough draft of Hourglass, or a mixture of both?
Pantsing, alllllll the way. 

Was Hourglass the original title when you wrote it, or something entirely different?
The original title was Weaver!  

What books would you recommend to those who love Hourglass?
People seem to put in in the same sentence with the Hex Hall series and the Parnormalcy series, and I've also heard it compared to The Time Travelers wife!

Which scene from Hourglass did you enjoy writing most? (Page numbers or a chapter will be fine; we don’t want to give away any spoilers. =)) Did it make it in the final copy?
The fence. If you've read, you know it made it in! 

If you were in Emerson’s world, what ability would you have?

Out of all the Hourglass character, which one do you relate to the most?
Em. We have the same sassy mouth. 

Describe what your writing process is like.
It changes all the time. For HOURGLASS, it involved writing whenever I could, and once I finished my draft, a LOT of revising. 

If you could be best friends with any one of your characters, who would you choose and why?
Lily. EVERYONE should have a Lily in their lives! 
About the Book
Hourglass, by Myra Mcentire
(Hourglass, #1)
Publisher: Egmont USA
Release Date: June 14, 2011
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?

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About the Author

Hourglass is Myra's first book published. Timepiece, the sequel to Hourglass, is set to be released on June 12, 2012. 

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