Friday, August 13, 2010

Author Interview - Emma Michaels (The Thirteenth Chime)

Today for the August Blogger Birthday Bash, I have the pleasure of introducing the author of THE THIRTEENTH CHIME, Emma Michaels, who is stopping by for the event to do an interview!

The debut novel, THE THIRTEENTH CHIME, comes out today! (August 13th)



Emma Michaels was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, until she moved at eighteen to Washington State. Suddenly, the world was a new place filled with tall green trees that reached further for the sky with every moment, making her want to do the same. Ever since, she has tried to make her life something new and different from what it was before, pursuing her future career, setting high goals and reaching for them with every moment.

With her Debut novel, The Thirteenth Chime being released August 13th 2010 (TODAY!) and future releases planned Emma Michaels aspires to one day make it to the top ten of the New York Times Best Sellers List. With her fiancé at her side and her small white Chihuahua, Hope, she writes, reads, reviews and tries to live everyday to its fullest, whether in the pages of a good book or reaching out to others.


Visit Emma Michaels on her website(s):



Q) Who is your favorite fictional hero of all time?
A) Alanna from the "Song of the Lioness" Quartet. She was the first female lead character I actually enjoyed reading about and even came to look up to, making her especially close to my heart.

Q) What historical person do you most identify with?
A) Queen Elizabeth, or at least I hope to. What she did was just so different and new but most importantly strong. I want to have that type of strength.

Q) Are you planning on doing anything special in August?
A) PARTY!! *laughs* and the beginning of my book tour.

Q) Do you have a favorite Birthday memory?
A) My fiance woke me up one morning by making me chocolate chip pancakes and serving them to me in bed. Then he made a homemade pizza (from scratch, just the way I like it!) for lunch and we watched movies and relaxed for the rest of the day. We celebrated with everyone else on the weekend before but it was just so special having it just be us just relaxing and having a good time. I don't know what it was about it but I think it will always be one of my favorite memories.

Q) If you were to bake a cake what kind of cake would it be?
A) Chocolate cake! I actually normally do the cakes for my birthday and for most of my friends. My birthday is normally chocolate with a dark chocolate fudge frosting or my other favorite is this wonderful multi-layer cake that is chocolate with strawberries between all of the layers. YUM!

Q) What is your most treasured gift that someone has given you?
A) My Chihuahua. She is my friend, my sweet little girl and little guardian angel, though my mischievous little guardian angel.

Q) If you could chose one of your characters to come to life and celebrate with-who would be at the top of your list?
A) Carline - we both love ice cream *laughs*

Q) What are some of your favorite books you've read this summer?
A) Beautiful Creatures, Fallen and Shiver though I have a few more on my list I am hoping will also become fast favorites.

Q) What is your favorite saying or motto?
A) AzaAza fighting! It is from a Korean drama called "Full House". The saying means to "keep fighting and not give up"! The two main characters we always at odds and it is actually an amazingly beautiful story. One of them had always used "Fighting!" as their own little motto and the other "Aza Aza" It was a great episode when they both finally started to use both of them. Ever since it has been this little thing that my fiance and I do. If I am feeling down that is what we say.

Q) What is the one thing you wish people would ask but never do?
A) If you were a super hero what would be your kryptonite? I mean it is such a fun question when you think about it!

Thank you so much for having me and to everyone reading!!!!!



The Thirteenth Chime by Emma Michaels
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Releases: August 13, 2010
Bokheim Publishing

No one knew of its existence until it was removed from the attic upstairs. In a beautiful house that overlooks the sea, an antique clock has the power to change the course of their lives. The power the clock resonates will not only force Destiny and ex-boyfriend David on a journey into the depths of one man's mind long dead, but into the mind of a man filled with hatred and bent on revenge. With the only clues to the nature of the clock having disappeared into the sea, Destiny and David must retrace the steps the man had taken into the darkness, before they fall prey to the trap he had set in motion over half a century ago. Hatred never dies.

Get THE THIRTEENTH CHIME now in stores at:

* Amazon *


To check out our other interview with Emma Michaels for her blog tour, go HERE.

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stacey said...

High places and Spiders would be my Kryptonite


Emma Michaels said...

I love that answer Stacey! Thank you so much Khelsea for posting the interview! It was so much fun, feel free to message anytime!

Emma Michaels

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