Monday, July 22, 2013

Blogger Book Fair Day 1

I'm proud to be part of the 2013 Blogger Book Fair, hosted by the Energizer Bunny Kayla Curry, who also runs the Paranormal Lounge. Kayla organized bloggers and authors, pairing all participants up with others who either write or blog in the same genre. This helps our readers be exposed to others they might be interested in. What an undertaking! Thanks to Kayla for doing this!

Today, I'm hosting author E.M. Tippets. She stopped by for a little Q&A you might find interesting. She's also graciously hosting a giveaway of her latest novel, so sign up for that at the bottom of the post. Be sure to stop back each day to see who's next on the tour stop on my blog.

Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself.

1. I'm half Chinese; my father's family immigrated from Shanghai in the 1940's

2. My father's a glider pilot, so when I was a kid I spent a lot of weekends hanging around the airport and flying planes.

3. I've got more names than you can shake a stick at. I was born Emily Mary Mah and my Chinese family gave me the name Shi Yue. Then when I married my husband I got the last name, Tippetts, so I can do a lot of different pen names and still have them be my real name.

What book are you currently reading, and in what format?

Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams, as an ebook. I'm going to serialize it for him so I'm reading to find the best places to break each episode.

Do you have a book that you read over and over?

The Bible and the Book of Mormon, but I assume you mean a novel. When I was a kid it was King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry. Nowadays I never find time to re-read a book, though!

Is there a book you know you’ll never read?

The rest of the Twilight series. It just isn't my kind of thing.

You’re deserted on an island. A genie appears and gives you six wishes. You can’t wish for more wishes, and you can’t wish to be home. You can only wish for three specific items and three people to have with you. What are your wishes?

A computer with magical internet access so I can keep writing. A study home to live in that won't require a whole lot of maintenance. A boat and fishing equipment.

The people are easy. My husband and two boys!

If you could time travel, where would you go first and why?

To the future, past when I can expect to live naturally, simply because there'd be no other way for me to find out about it!

When did you go from “writer” to “author” in your mind?

After I was on the Top 100 Children's list on Amazon for a month. I still wasn't earning a living, but I supposed that was still a pretty good credential.

Where do you write, and what do you have with you when you do? (if you can send a pic of where you write, that would be awesome)

Wherever I am at the time. I don't have the luxury of a schedule with my two small kids and book design business, so I carry my computer around whenever I can and write when I can grab a spare moment. Hence, I don't have a picture. It'd be of my computer, I suppose :-)

What’s your latest release? (title, synopsis, links)


Love in Darkness


Alex had everything when he was with Madison. But the darkness within him wouldn't go away. After two years apart, he returns to Pelican Bluffs and to the girl he never wanted to leave.

Madison wants to give their love another chance, but Alex can't fight fate. He is what he is. Ruined. Crazy like his mother. And Madison deserves so much more. When his secrets spill out into their small town, Alex has a choice to make. Hide away in the darkness forever, or let love in.



What are you currently working on, and when can we expect to see it for sale? (title if you have it and a synopsis)

The title is Break It Up and it's a new adult romance. Kyra Armijo (whom some readers will know from my Someone Else's Fairytale series) gets the chance to work on a documentary about the chart topping boy band, Triple Cross. As part of the job, she goes on tour with them in Europe where she strikes up a romance with one of the band members. Since she assumes it's all an act on his part, she doesn't bother to tell him about her racy past, which would destroy him if the tabloids found out. Things get awkward when she realizes he's being sincere, and even more awkward when one of the other band members tries to compete for her attention.

One Word Questions (try to answer with a single word or as close to it as possible, if you don’t have an answer just leave blank):

Favorite color?


Favorite food?


Favorite drink?

Diet Coke

Favorite book?

Too many to list!

Favorite author?

Too many to list!

Favorite movie?

The Neverending Story

Favorite TV show?

Nashville (these days, at least)

Favorite animal?

All of them!

Favorite season?


Favorite superhero?

I'm really not into superheros.

Any last words?

Thanks so much for having me!

E.M. Tippetts
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1 comment:

  1. Ha ha, I don't think I've ever been compared to the Energizer Bunny before, but it's pretty true! Great post on E.M. Tippets. I like the one word answer interview idea. Awesome! Keep it up!