Friday, October 21, 2011

Author Interview: Myra McEntire

Hey everyone! I know I haven't posted in awhile, I've been consumed with school and homework =/ The good news is that I have another author interview for you guys! Hopefully this will make up for my lack of updates this week =) This time I got an interview with debut novelist...

Myra McEntire!

Myra McEntire is the author of the hit novel Hourglass, which is about 17 year old Emerson who can see phantoms from the past. She has tried everything to make these phantoms disappear but to no avail. Then her brother hires a hansom young man named Michael Weaver from the organization hourglass as one last attempt for a cure and thats when everything begins to change. You can read my
                        review of hourglass here.

Born Bookish: Hourglass is your first book, what does it feel like when you see your book on store shelves?

I still don't believe it's real!

Born Bookish: If you could be one of your characters, who would you be?

Lily. I love how she's no nonsense but still has a sense of humor.

Born Bookish: Which character was it easiest for you to write? Why?

Emerson - largely because we have the same broken edit button.

Born Bookish: Do you find it hard to throw obstacles in your characters way or make life difficult for them?

No, but I do wish I'd made their lives a little more difficult. I have somewhat remedied this in the sequel by killing someone in chapter two.

Born Bookish: If you could have any superpower what would it be? Why?

Invisibility. Or teleportation. OR INVISIBLE TELEPORTATION. I'm nosy.

Born Bookish: A lot of authors use music to help them get into the mindset of their characters. Is this something that helps you? Is so what was the main song that inspired your book?

Music does help, and one of the theme songs is 42 by Coldplay.

Born Bookish: When will you be releasing the title of the Hourglass sequel?

I think around February. (It's killing me.)

Born Bookish: Do you have any new books in the works that you can tell us a little bit about?

I have an idea for a book set in the HOURGLASS world, but I'm working on the world building for something set in the Appalachian Mountains.

Born Bookish: Here at Born Bookish I have a segment called Breathtaking Book Covers where I post the cover image of a book that I think is stunning. Is there a book cover that has ever taken your breath away? If so, what book?

I could stare at the Harry Potter hardback covers for HOURS. Amazing art and detail.

A BIG THANK YOU to Myra for the interview!!! =) 


  1. I love Myra! She's so fun to work with! And Hourglass was an AMAZING read! I'm a little afraid of who she's killed off in the next one!!! SCARY!
    Great (and fun!) interview!

  2. Oh, awesome interview :D I adore Myra. <3 She is simply amazing. And oh, I loved her book so, so much.
    Ps: Thank you for commenting on my blog :D I very much agree. The world of Matched was amazing, but oh, the characters were not great :\ But yeah, with that ending, I do want to read Crossed.. Hih :)
    Love, Carina

  3. Great interview Amanda! Liked your questions. I wasn't familiar with Myra's book, Hourglass. I'm intrigued and will have to read it. To your success Myra.

    Book interviews are fun and important. I did an author interview on Thursday with Rukhsana Khan, "Wanting Mor." I reviewed her book a few days before the interview. I like your format of doing both at the same time. Had a lot of views on the book, but people forgot to go back and read the interview, which was fascinating. Thank you -- you've given me food for thought!

  4. Great Interview! Heard loads of amazing things about Hourglass and I NEED to get my hands on it. The want for this book is KILLING me!
    LOL, I'd love Invisible Teleportation as well XD

  5. Candace- I think my heart stopped beating when I read that she killed a character off in the sequel. In the second chapter no less! It's going to be an intense read for sure.

    Carina- I'm glad you liked the interview! Her book was GREAT! Thanks for coming by my blog and for following =)

    Patricia- Thanks! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I agree, author interviews are really fun! I love getting to know more about an author, and what their writing process is like. I'll be sure to stop by your blog and read your review and interview.

    iLuvReadingTooMuch- Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it! You definitely need to read hourglass! The sooner the better ;)


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