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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Earth 101 by Emae Church - Book Tour


Book Blurb

A missing girl. A world of secrecy. A quest to expose the truth.

Jayne knows they're gone, but no one else will acknowledge what's happening.

One by one, they're systematically erased from existence. No explanations. No missing person's reports. No search parties.

Something sinister is afoot. Jayne can feel it in her bones. But uncovering the truth will prove difficult, especially when she discovers who and what is behind the devious plot.

As she searches for answers, she grapples with the lingering effects of a head injury, an unexpected forbidden romance, and a strange new reality that changes everything.

Will she uncover the truth, or will she be the next innocent victim?


Amazon UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Earth-101-Time-Emae-Church/dp/1916300308

Amazon US - https://www.amazon.com/Earth-101-Time-Emae-Church/dp/1916300308/

 

Author Q&A
1.     What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?

Zero confidence. Or when someone spots a silly mistake in my book.

 2.     If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Buy £1000 of Bitcoin when it’s worth next to nothing.

3.     What book do you feel is under-appreciated? How about overrated?
It’s not my place to judge so. As we all know, books are subjective and personal. Love what you want. But if you don’t like a book, move on. Be nice.

4. Favourite childhood memory involving books?
My sister reading The Magic Faraway Tree to me. I loved Moonface.

5. If you could dine with any literary character, who would it be and why?
Police Chief Martin Brody from Jaws. He had a very profound impact on my life. No, I didn’t join the police, but he is somewhat ingrained in my DNA. 😊 I have to mention a second person, and that would be Father Damien Karras, from The Exorcist. He is the brother I never had.

6. What fantastical fictional world would you want to live in (if any) given a chance?
Easy! Middle Earth. I can’t decide if I’d want it before, during or after the War of the Ring.

But I also love the Twilight world.

7. Did you want to be an author when you grew up?
No. I have always wanted to write, but I wanted to be either a bus driver or a long-distance lorry driver.

8. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?
Genius. Hopeful. Secretive.

9. What is your most unusual writing quirk?
I love to omit articles such as the and a/an at the start of a sentence. Also, starting a sentence with And or But fulfils my rebellious side to lessons in school.

10. What’s one movie you like recommending to others?
Not a movie, but the Netflix series Dark. Three seasons of mind-challenging perfection.

11. If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
A pair of (beautiful) Bullmastiff dogs. Maybe 4, even.

12.     What is the first book that made you cry?

Jaws by Peter Benchley. I found this story so sad. Forget the shark and all that; the characters are what captured the younger me. I still remember crying at the later scene when Mayor Vaughn explains why he insisted on keeping the beaches open and saving Amity. Troubles with the mob and what have you. But the characters in general.

13.     How long, on average, does it take you to write a book?
Earth 101 spanned 10 years. I wrote an MG story, Grandpas’s Book, during a single NaNoWriMo, so it takes as long as I want, I guess. Earth 201 should take, in total, a year.

14.     How do you select the names of your characters?
I cheat, as they tell me this. But for some characters, I picture a person I know (personally or in the world). If their appearance appeals to the character I am writing towards, then that name is adopted.

15.     What creature do you consider your “spirit animal” to be?
The horse. I love horses, and I used to ride a lot. But it’s been some time since I did so.

 16.     What are your top 5 favourite movies?
A (very) tough one. Some are series, so I’ll include them as a single title name

1: Matrix

2: Twilight

3: Hunger Games

4. Divergent

5. Ironman

17. If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do?
Hope I’d be located on Vancouver Island, Canada. And enjoy the view.

18.     What fictional character would you want to be friends with in real life?
Morpheus. I’d want him to teach me, Kung Fu.

19.     Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

Believe in your choices and style. Learn to filter out the rules of writing. It is your book. Don’t give in to the trends.

20.     What book do you wish you had written?
The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty. In my opinion, the best book which has ever been written.

21.  Tell us 10 fun facts about yourself!
·       I have studied Shotokan Karate since I was in my mid-teens. Yes, I do have the coveted black belt.

·       I am a British and Irish citizen with two passports

·       My sleep pattern is fixed to the Pacific Northwest time zone. It always has been, so it’s lovely when I spend time there. I have a proper night’s sleep.

·       I can speak French and am currently studying Japanese, as I wish to excel in my current job.

·       Nobody can fry an egg, under-easy like I can. I’d love to hold an international challenge to find a chef, or anyone, who can equal my egg-frying ability.

·       I hold several academic degrees. I like to study.

·       I’m in love with Elle Fanning. But anyone who follows me on Twitter, already knows this.

·       I’m a Twihard - Team Rosalie. I’ve visited Forks, La Push and Port Angeles in Washington State, and yes, I intend to rent out the Airbnb Swan Residence, when it’s safe for me to pop over to The States.

·       I’m buying a nice new house, and I can’t wait to blast my eardrums with my home cinema, as the house is detached. So, no neighbours to complain!

·       I own a Danny Choo Smart Doll – Mirai Suenaga – and she travels everywhere with me, globally.

 22. If you could live in any time period, what would it be and why?
Ancient Egypt and dating Cleopatra. Or the 15th Century and protect Jeanne d’Arc from the mob.

23. What is your favourite genre to read?
Young Adult, but I tend to delve into anything related to Time travel; hence a lot of adult Sci-Fi of this nature.

 24.     When did you write your first book?

I wrote an alternative (fanfiction) sequel to Jaws. It went on forever and was hand-written on all manner of pieces of paper. I’d love to find that and read it. I wrote that when I was about 14 years old and constantly worked on it until 16.

25.     What sparks your creativity/how do you get your ideas?
Out of nowhere. For example, I was driving back from the store the other day, and a genius plot jumped into my head. I’ve always wanted to discover a unique and new plot twist to the concept of Vampires. Well, I now have it. It’s new and obscure, and I can’t wait to write that story.

26.     What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I’m a PS4/PS5 gamer and play various types of games. I like to run and enter half marathons, though I’m more a plodder than a sprinter. I love to travel, especially to Canada and the USA.

27.     What’s a typical writing day like for you?
I don’t write every day. When I do, it will usually be at 2 AM, or I’ll wake early and write from 6 AM. I don’t know why, but I rarely write during the afternoon. Except for last year, I rewrote about 90% of Earth 101 constantly and daily for about 12 hours per day.

28.     Do you listen to music when writing?
Yes. YouTube is my go-to, and I’ll either play songs or search for epic emotional/ uplifting music.

29.     If you could have a dinner party with 3 other authors, who would they be?
Only 3?!?

William Peter Blatty.

Chloe Seager.

E.L James

30. If you had to pick a celebrity to cast for your main character, who would it be?
Amanda Troya. I first saw her in the remake of the movie, Annie as the character Pepper. Albeit a little young in that movie, a later-teen Amanda would be perfect.

31.     If you could travel anywhere in the world to write, where would you go?
Vancouver Island, BC. Canada

32.     Would you ever write under a pseudonym?
Yes, why not. 😊

33.     Do you have a favourite food/snack/drink when writing (or anytime)?
Starbucks, Venti, 4-shot skinny cappuccino OR

Costa Coffee, large, skinny cappuccino.

34. How do you choose your book covers?
I work with a brilliant artist, Andrei Bat, who I discovered after many book cover web searches. First, his work showed up in many blogs. Then there he was on 99Designs. Andrei is brilliant.

35.  What’s one thing you’d like to say to your readers?
Thank you for taking the time to read my book. You are under no obligation to like it or review it. Reading is personal. But I hope there are moments in the story where you reflect on what is going on around you. When you take stock on what is important to you.



Author Bio
Earth 101 is the debut novel from Emae Church, an emerging author, based in the South-West of England, who enjoys the adventure of life with two lovely children, when not saving the world


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