Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Emily Hainsworth Author Interview

Book Nerd Interview

Emily Hainsworth was raised in upstate New York, but quickly fled its gray skies for the sunny Rocky Mountains. She currently resides in Denver with her husband and daughter. Through to You is her first novel.

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What was the greatest thing you learned at school?

Academically, I learned to appreciate classic literature. Personally, I learned how to get by with as little effort as possible.

Is there such a thing as a formula for storytelling?

Every story requires a beginning, middle, and end. I’m not sure what other formula you need besides that.

What are “Character Rules” and give us some examples.

I have never heard of Character Rules before, but it’s important to try to make your characters as realistic and believable as possible, which means giving them desires, regrets, and flaws.

What are some of the common challenges that new and experienced authors face and what advice do you have for over-coming them?

Just sitting down every day and writing words is a challenge for new and experienced writers. There are so many distractions, especially on the internet. It helps to have a goal each day, like a certain number of words to write, and it doesn’t hurt to make a few writer friends to cheer you on and provide some accountability.

In your newest book, Through to You; can you tell my Book Nerd community a little about the novel?

Through To You is about a heartbroken guy named Cam who finds a door to a parallel world where his dead girlfriend, Viv, is still alive. Only she’s not quite the same girl he remembers…

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating Camden?

I was surprised how much I enjoyed writing from a guy’s point of view and how natural it became. I felt so unprepared at first, but now I kind of miss being inside Cam’s head.

Do you have a favorite quote that you keep visible in your work environment to help inspire you?

Nope, just a bunch of random post-it notes with ideas or notes scribbled on them.

If you could introduce Viv & Nina to any character from another book, who would it be and why?

I’m not sure I’m ready for inter-dimensional-inter-book travel, to be honest.

What question are you never asked in interviews but wish you were?

I have actually never been asked this question before. So thank you!

Most horrifying dream you have ever had?

I used to have this recurring dream when I was little that I was crossing a ravine on a small plank that would break and cause me to fall every time I reached the middle.

When asked, what’s the one question you always answer with a lie?

I think it’s the one about what happened to me on Mount Olympics that one time. Or it might be this one…

If I came to your house and looked in your closet/attic/basement, what’s the one thing that would surprise me the most?

That I actually don’t have a basement or attic and very little closet space!

When was the last time you cried?

A week ago. I cry so easily…

Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day?

My husband. Poor guy. There’s nowhere he can run.

Where can readers stalk you?

They can go to my website:
Follow me on Twitter: @Emily_YA

Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. Viv was the last good thing in his life: helping him rebuild his identity after a career-ending football injury, picking up the pieces when his home life shattered, and healing his pain long after the meds wore off. And now, he’d give anything for one more glimpse of her. But when Cam makes a visit to the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees some kind of apparition. And it isn’t Viv.

The apparition’s name is Nina, and she’s not a ghost. She’s a girl from a parallel world, and in this world, Viv is still alive. Cam can’t believe his wildest dreams have come true. All he can focus on is getting his girlfriend back, no matter the cost. But things are different in this other world: Viv and Cam have both made very different choices, things between them have changed in unexpected ways, and Viv isn’t the same girl he remembers. Nina is keeping some dangerous secrets, too, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with who this Viv has become and the part Nina played in his parallel story, he’s forced to choose—stay with Viv or let her go—before the window closes between them once and for all. 

You can purchase Through to You at the following Retailers:

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you Emily for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive an ARC copy of Through to You & Signed Bookmark by Emily Hainsworth.
Winners will receive one Signed Through to You Bookmark by Emily Hainsworth.
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  1. Thank you so much for that nice interview and for that prices! :)

  2. Thanks for the giveaway and for the interview.

  3. Fab giveaway, I've added Through To You to my ever growing TBR list:)

  4. Thanks Emily for the awesome giveaway. Your book looks great!!

  5. hi emily..
    thanks for the giveaway,,success for you ^^

  6. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Book looks great!

  7. Thank you for the giveaway, looks as lovely as it's author :)

  8. Thank you so much for the giveaway ! The book sounds super interesting :)

  9. I totally love the genre sci-fi/sci-fantasy books. Love the different spins on stories out there. I am definitely looking forward to reading this "Through to You" by Emily Hainsworth! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

  10. Thank you Emily for the giveaways. This sounds like a really good book.

  11. thank you for the donations! the cover is beautiful!

  12. Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway I'am excited fingers crossed ;)

  13. Thank you so much for this donation Emily. The cover of your book is SO gorgeous. I am definitely adding this one to my to-read list:)

  14. thank you so much for contributing. :) your book sounds amazing, by the way! :D