01 August, 2012

SPECIAL FEATURE :: Farsighted Series by Emlyn Chand


Under "Special Feature" every month I will feature a special Author (who can choose to promote a single book or more). During this month I will put up 4/5 posts about the Author/Book, including Interview / Review / Excerpt / Guest Post / Author Bio / Fun Facts or whatever else we can come up with. Also on the first day of the month we will  launch the Giveaway contest along with the first post and will announce the winner on the last day of the month.

*** SPECIAL FEATURE - August'12 ***

Emlyn Chand :: Author Bio

Emlyn Chand emerged from the womb with a fountain pen clutched in her left hand (true story). Since then, she has always loved to hear and tell stories. When she’s not writing, she runs a large book club in Ann Arbor and is the president of author PR firm Novel Publicity. Emlyn enjoys connecting with readers and is available throughout the Internet world. Don’t forget to say “hi” to her sun conure Ducky!


Books by Emlyn Chand

 
Farsighted (Farsighted #1)    Open Heart (Farsighted, #2) 

Honey the Hero                Davey the Detective 
(Bird Brain Book Series) 

Coming Soon
 
Pitch (Farsighted #3)          Vertigo (Farsighted #4)       Refrain (Farsighted #5)
May 2013                          May 2014                          May 2015

                         
Fall Back (Timewalker Chronicles #1)     Spring Forward (Timewalker Chronicles #2)
26th November,2012                                     2nd December,2013

Poppy the Proud (The Bird Brain Books)
2012

Torn Together
15th August, 2012

Contact the Author

Buy Her Books:


Giveaway
Now for the most amazing news! The Giveaway! Ms.Emlyn has very kindly agreed to Giveaway - One Winner will win Signed copies of Farsighted & Open Heart! Yay!! This is so exciting, I wish I could enter this myself... What are you waiting for??? Go Enter NOW!!

Rules:
1. There's only two compulsory entry to qualify for this Giveaway. 
2. If the compulsory entries are not completed properly, additional entries of that person will not count.
3. The Giveaway is open Internationally.
4. I will be selecting the winner through Random.org every Saturday and will be sending an e-mail. They have to reply with their mailing address/e-mail id within 48 hours, or I will select another winner.
5. Please do not leave your e-mail id in the comment section.

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29 comments:

  1. I would love to read these books :)Thanks for international edition :D
    Greetings from Poland!

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  2. I would like to thank you for a fantastic book giveaway, that i would love to have the oportunity of reading and reviewing! x

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    1. Welcome back Ms.Lucinda... Missed you on the blog!
      All the best!!

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  3. Yay! Thank you for making me a star on your blog this week, Debdatta. Good luck to everyone in the giveaway ;-)

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  4. My question for Ms. Chand- who is your favorite character that you've created?

    Thanks for this great giveaway :)

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    1. Oooo, questions! I didn't realize there'd be questions. Cool!

      My favorite character I've created is, no doubt, Shapri Teak. Not only is she the most fun, but she’s also the kind of the person I wish I could have been like back when I was younger. She’s strong, always true to herself, and won’t let anyone disrespect her. Sure, she has fears, but we all do. Shapri is the kind of girl I would love to be friends with. You know she’ll always go to bat for you when you’re too tired to step up to the plate.

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  5. i would love to win! thanks for the oppertunity!!
    Hp4ever13 is not my name! Its abby. Idon't know why it is like that

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  6. Emlyn, what gave you insperation for this book?
    MY NAME IS ABBY!!!!

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    1. HI, ABBY!!!!

      Everything started with a single image—my face in these tacky oversized sunglasses reflecting out at me from the car’s side mirror. I was daydreaming while my husband drove us across Michigan for my sister’s wedding. Something about my image really struck me in an almost horrific way. I felt the glasses made me look blind but found it so weird that there was still a clear image within them; it seemed so contradictory. At the time, my book club was reading The Odyssey, which features the blind Theban prophet, Tieresias. I started thinking about what it would be like to have non-visual visions of the future and began forming a modern Tieresias in my mind. Lo and behold, Alex Kosmitoras was born. I didn’t want him to be alone in his psychic subculture, so I found other characters with other powers to keep him company. Thank God for my poor fashion sense. :-)

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  7. Would LOVE to win this book! and write a review also :)

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  8. My question to Emilyn is what inspired you to write the 1st Farsighted book?

    Paul R. Hewlett

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    1. Hi Lionel, I answered Abby above, but I'll answer here too.

      Everything started with a single image—my face in these tacky oversized sunglasses reflecting out at me from the car’s side mirror. I was daydreaming while my husband drove us across Michigan for my sister’s wedding. Something about my image really struck me in an almost horrific way. I felt the glasses made me look blind but found it so weird that there was still a clear image within them; it seemed so contradictory. At the time, my book club was reading The Odyssey, which features the blind Theban prophet, Tieresias. I started thinking about what it would be like to have non-visual visions of the future and began forming a modern Tieresias in my mind. Lo and behold, Alex Kosmitoras was born. I didn’t want him to be alone in his psychic subculture, so I found other characters with other powers to keep him company. Thank God for my poor fashion sense. 

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  9. Emily, how do you get your ideas for your books?

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    1. Oh, ideas come at the craziest times. I get most of my ideas while driving, though. I'm an awful driver. Five minutes in the car will get my mind wandering to far and wonderful places. The Farsighted series came to me on a road trip, and the idea for my next YA series, The Timewalker Chronicles, came during a 10 minute drive to Panera--the whole series!

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to win since my library doesn't have either of these books on its shelves and Farsighted has been on my TBR forever. My question for Ms. Chand is about writing a series. First, when you wrote book 1, did you know it was going to be a series? Second, did you start the other books in the series before book 1 got published? And third, do you plan and outline your stories before writing?

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    1. Whoa, Samantha. Those are some serious questions! Somehow I knew Farsighted would be a series when I started it, and I knew it would be a 5-book series as well. I published Farsighted first and took a few months off before starting Open Heart. Ditto on moving from Open Heart to book #3, Pitch. I don't make outlines, but I spend an enormous amount of time in my head, daydreaming about the characters and potential plot lines. I also spend a ton of time doing research and getting into the world. Since book #3 features a psychic medium, I'm reading up on memoirs of famous mediums to learn how they describe their gifts. Basically, I could tell you what happens in book #5, even though I haven't started writing #3 yet!

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  11. I haven't yet had a chance to read Emlyn's books.. I thought if I can win the giveaway this would be my way to read your books :) and I can not wait to review it.. <3 <3 <3

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  12. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Sounds like great reads!

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  13. Emlyn,
    How do you find time do so much? My husband is publishing his first book and it has been a crazy non stop ride so far.

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    1. Oh yes, it's definitely a crazy non-stop ride, but it's my dream, and I'm hanging on tight!

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  14. Emlyn,
    Who is your favorite author?

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    1. I have such eclectic reading tastes, but my favorite author would have to be John Irving (Cider House Rules, Prayer for Owen Meany). I'm also a HUGE Potterhead!

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  15. Yay for Potterheads :P

    My question is do you ever listen to any music whilst writing?

    - Kate

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    1. Oh, yes! I have playlists for each of my YA novels, and I listen to Fleetwood Mac while writing my lit fic. My playlists are here if you want to check them out - http://grooveshark.com/#!/user/Emlyn+Chand/14277281/music/playlists

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  16. Do you find it hard or easy to switch into another character's voice? I think if I was an author one of my biggest challenges would be making my characters different.

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  17. Looking forward to something like this. Trying something like reviewing a book should be fun.

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  18. What is your favorite book? Thanks. :)

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