Monday, May 10, 2010

Joelle Anthony; Restoring Harmony Interview

                    
 Let's give Joelle Anthony a Warm Welcome!

                                           
   We all know how much I loved Restoring Harmony. Well I love Joelle Anthony just as much. She has kindly asked me to come along as part of her book tour. As part of the tour she has answered a few questions I had.




If you could get a chance to live in the world in Restoring Harmony even for a week would you?

Well, it depends on where I had to live! If it was Molly’s island, I’d live like that the rest of my life – growing our own food, hard work, no cars…but if I had to live out in the “real world” I created, I’d probably not want to do it more than a week, but I’d try it.



Is being an Author all that you'd hoped it would be?

I can’t really think of a better job (or I’d probably do it because being an author is fun, but not particularly easy!). I really love it. A kid I know from the school where I teach writing introduced me to his mother as “an author” the other day. This is the first time it had happened and I have to say, I kind of felt like I should look over my shoulder and find the author in the room. “Who’s the author? Me? Oh…oh, yeah! Me!” It was great.



What inspired you to write Molly's character?

I get ideas for stories like, “What if a teen had to do X because of X?” and then I wait for a character to sort of pop into my head and tell me their story. I handle getting it down on paper and the technical side, like plotting and meeting deadlines, but characters seem to spring to life all on their own for me, so I don’t think anything inspired Molly. She just showed up one day with a story to tell.


Did you ever have a different ending or have a hard time finding the perfect ending?


The manuscript I sent in that landed me my fabulous agent actually ended a lot sooner than it does in the finished book. He wanted to sign me, but he did tell me up front that I still needed to write the ending because it was missing! My husband and I went on the roadtrip that Molly makes (in our truck) and that gave me all the information I needed to write the ending.


Now for my random question. If you could spend one day doing an extreme sport, What would it be? 
I don’t know if you’d consider baseball an extreme sport, but it would probably feel like it to me. I’d want to play baseball with the Chicago Cubs. I once took pitches in a batting cage and the speed of the was set to “farm team” and it killed my hands every time I got a hit. Of course, they were metal bats, but still…. The pitchers on the Cubbies would have to lob the ball to me!

Thanks for having me!



Go take some time and check out Joelle's site HERE.

The next stop on the Tour is 5/11 – The BookologistDon't for get to stop by tomorrow.


A big thank you for Joelle!

Did you know Joelle is part of the Birthday Phenomenon?

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If you stop by the Bookologists site tomorrow and leave a comment. I will give you an additional entry. Just come back here and let me know you commented on The Bookologist's blog.

If you haven't left a comment on my review for Restoring Harmony and you want an extra entry for doing so Just go HERE!

37 comments:

Kirthi said...

The "ending" indecent sounds funny, Restoring Harmony looks like a great book!

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I gotta try this book.
PS LOVE that car :)

Precious said...

Great interview! :) I can't WAIT to read Restoring Harmony.

Charlotte said...

Molly's island sounds like the place for me too!

Christa said...

I 100% agree. Baseball is an extreme sport. : ) I mean, hitting a tiny ball with a bat? You have to have talent!

Great interview!
Thanks.

Andrea said...

I love reading about how authors get the ideas for their books. Thanks for the interview!

elizabeth said...

I want to read this book! I agree that baseball is an extreme sport!

Loved the interview :)

Anne said...

I can't wait to read Restoring Harmony. It just sounds so... interesting!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I love anybody who appreciates baseball! Great interview! :-)

joder said...

Great interview! My favorite extreme sport is snow boarding. I love the speed and tricks they do.

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Kim said...

I love the first question of this interview! I would definitely live on Molly's farm with her (my fam would have to come too, of course). I'm so excited for this book to come out!

Katelyn said...

Great interview, can't wait to read this book!

Angelia said...

I love "post-apocalyptic" stories! This sounds awesome!

donnas said...

Great interview. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing!!

bookaholic said...

Lovely interview! The book sounds so great and appealing :)
Would love to read this book :)

Kirsten said...

great interview!
i would love to read that book ;)

Kirsten
p.kirsten.b@gmail.com

luiloth said...

Interesting that she took the road trip for the ending. Thanks for posting!

Amy J - Book Addict said...

Ugh, baseball! That would be an extreme sport just watching me play! LOL

Amy J
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Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

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Alexa said...

Excellent questions. I'd only live in Molly's world if I got to meet Spill ;)

Cute photo too.

linz said...

I love these dystopinan/broken world books. They are so intriguing.

luiloth said...

I commented on The Bookologist's blog. Also re-tweeted. Thanks!!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Cool interview. Interesting story about how she was signed!

angie said...

Great interview! Playing with the Cubs would be an extreme sport!

EVA SB said...

I agree with you about extreme sports.
I find ball games terrifying. With poor eyesight I don't see the ball until it's about afoot away and then it's too late!

Emmagan said...

I loved the interview. The story sounds great.

Kate said...

Cant wait to read this! Great interview!

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Tina said...

Great interview! I've always wanted to play baseball, but I've ever played it... I wish I have the chance soon :)

YA Vampire Books said...

lol, I'm sure baseball can be counted as an extreme sport!

Elizabeth Morgan said...

I love the front cover of her book it looks really cool.

Evgenia said...

So funny interview! Joelle is very beautiful.
+1 for baseball like an extreme sport

ChickLitGirl said...

I would probably consider that as an extreme sport too. Haha. I'll be getting hit by the ball every second, even though Ill be standing in the safest place.

Brianna Bruce said...

Great interview! I definitely want to dig into Restoring Harmony.

Giada M said...

Thank you for the interview! I can't wait to read this book! The cover is beautiful and the story intriguing! *_*

Giada M.

fabgiada @ gmail.com

ChickLitGirl said...

Ps; I also commented on the Bookologist's blog!

Readerly Person said...

Joelle's answer to the extreme sport question is funny!

- Rebecca
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