It’s time for my favorite day of the week, Author Tuesday!
This week we are featuring an interview with Julie Eshbaugh author of Ivory and Bone (see my review here). It currently has a 4 star rating on Amazon and you can check it out on Goodreads. In addition to her interview we are giving away a Kindle copy of Ivory and Bone. So please enter away, using the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will be open till 11:59 pm MST Monday, December 19, 2016.
I’m a 2016 debut author and all around lover of books! My debut YA novel, Ivory and Bone, a prehistoric fantasy, is out now from HarperTeen. The sequel, Obsidian and Stars, is coming in June 2017.
1) Why should people read your book?
It’s set in a time period of woolly mammoths and saber tooth cats, so there’s plenty of life-and-death adventure, but the story was inspired by Pride and Prejudice, so there’s lots of romance, too!
2) Where is your favorite place to write?
At my desk, facing a big picture window.
3) What are you currently working on (new book, remodeling your home…)?
I’m working on final edits to Obsidian and Stars, the sequel to Ivory and Bone.
4) What is your favorite comfort book (the book you re-read because of how it makes you think/feel)?
My favorite comfort book is probably Pride and Prejudice. I love the book, the film adaptations… everything!
5) What is the next book in your TBR (to be read) pile?
The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee. It comes out December 27 and I can’t wait!
6) Turn on your music player and hit shuffle – what song/artist comes up first?
Charlotte Sometimes by The Cure
7) What’s your random talent (balancing a spoon on your nose, saying the alphabet backwards…)?
I’ve seen Breakfast at Tiffany’s so many times, I can recite almost all of the dialogue in time with the movie.
8) Ask the reviewer – what question have you always wanted to ask a book reviewer?
How do you remember all the books you read???
Laura – Honestly, I don’t remember most of them. I have read 194 books so far this year and will be at 200 by the end of December. I’ve been reading since I was 6ish so over 32 years I have probably read over 4,000 books give or take, so there is no way I can remember them all. I have found myself reading a book and guessing what is going to happen only to find I read it 5 years ago, so I’m not a master plot guesser. Here’s the thing, I read to relax, to escape the daily grind and escape into another world. Most books do that for the time I need them to and then they kindof flit away. I may remember the feelings it evoked or why a character was awful, but the entire plot can be a mystery to me. But then there are the books I love and treasure and can recite lines of even if I haven’t read it in a decade. When reading a book to review, I highlight passages and make notes on my Kindle to remember to point out specific items and I only read one book at a time. If I’m reading for pleasure, I may have two or three books going at a time that I pick up and put down based on my mood, and then it will take me a few pages to remember where the plot was when I left off. So I am not magical and while I retain a lot of useless information (never play Trivial Pursuit against me) I don’t retain every book I have read, just the special ones.
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