Saturday, August 7, 2010

Interview with Emma Michaels, Author of The Thirteenth Chime

Today I'm honored to have Emma Michaels, author of the upcoming novel The Thirteenth Chime as part of her blog tour!

What inspired you to write The Thirteenth Chime?

A) I had the inspiration for the book shortly after coming to Washington one night during a bad storm that knocked the power out in my area. We went next door to share a few candles and for the company. Lightning flashed and thunder shook the house, lighting up the room we were in even through the draperies. Then the the sky was silent. The silence made my breath catch and in the next moment, the antique grandfather clock in the house began to chime. The sound echoed throughout the house and made my heart jump into my throat. I unconsciously reached out to hold someone's hand, yearning to feel a bond, and it was in that moment that "The Thirteenth Chime" was born.

How much would you say being a blogger before being published helped your career?
A) It helped me see just how much reading could mean to other people. I had found my love for reading so long ago and even met my favorite author but I had no idea that it could mean as much to so many other people. It really inspired me. I had secretly wanted to be an author for such a long time and suddenly, it felt like something that could be a reality, something that I really could love and that might be able to bring others the joy it had brought me reading the amazing novels I have gotten to read over the years and still continue to. It helped me see what I now feel I was supposed to do, and now that I am doing it, I LOVE IT!

Which of your characters would you say is most like you?
A) Probably Stephanie. Her spirit and yearning for life matches my own, and I love the way she is able to be a bridge between Destiny and David.

What are some of your favorite books and/or authors?
A) "In the Hand of the Goddess" by Tamora Pierce along with each of her other novels. I also love Sharon Shinn and of course many, many YA authors.

Thank you so much for the interview and to everyone reading! Your support means so much to me and together, we can spread the word about "The Thirteenth Chime"!!! I can't do it without you!!!

And thanks again to Emma, for that fun interview. I know that I can't wait to read The Thirteenth Chime!


  1. Thank you so much for the interview and for helping me spread the word about The Thirteenth Chime!!!! I can hardly wait to find out what you think!!!

    Emma Michaels

  2. Ooo awesome interview. I could almost feel the moment in your first description. I can't wait to try this one!


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