Hi everyone! I'm Emmy Laybourne, author of the MONUMENT 14 series, and I'm delighted to be here on The Hiding Spot. It's my first time here!I'm here to promote a contest and free Exclusive Bonus Content only available to those who pre-order my third novel SAVAGE DRIFT.
What was the most proud moment in your career?
I think it was when I got the call from my publicist that the New York TImes would be reviewing MONUMENT 14, and that it was a good review! I remember standing on my driveway - it was the middle of autumn and the tree canopy overhead was like stained glass, lit up with gold and orange. I felt such hope and joy - it had been a hard and long road to becoming a novelist, and receiving that call made me feel like I was standing at the top of a hill, with a future-view laid out before me.
Tell us about a moment you felt fear, in terms of your career?
Uch, I feel it all the time. I feel it as stress, and it usually hits… Well, it hits right about now, when it comes time to promote a new book. You've poured your heart and your energy into this slim, typeset being and you're about to put it out on shelves all across the country. Will people like it? Will it be reviewed well? What if no one buys it except your mother?! Daily meditation helps me to keep the fear at bay, as does playing with my kids and dancing to Pharell's HAPPY!
What fictional character would you like to have coffee with?
Oooh!!! Will you call me terribly sappy if I say Laura Ingalls Wilder? No, you know what - PA! Pa Ingalls, that's who I'd like to meet. And I'd ask him to bring his fiddle.
Which fictional character do you have a secret crush on?
Not Pa.Mmmmm, I'll pick Corlath, from Robin McKinley's THE BLUE SWORD. If you haven't read this gripping, passionate and beautifully told fantasy - GET IT NOW! And Corlath is a very hunky reason to pick it up. Strong, silent, handsome, deadly - just how I like my men.Thanks so much for having me here, Sara! It's been a real pleasure to connect with you and your readers!
It's over.Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have been reunited with their families, and everyone is making tentative plans for the future. And then, Niko learns that his lost love, Josie, has survived!
Or is it?
For Josie, separated from the group and presumed dead, life has gone from bad to worse. Trapped in a terrible prison camp with other exposed O’s and traumatized by her experiences, she has given up all hope of rescue. Meanwhile, scared by the government’s unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid—along with her two protectors, Dean and Jake—joins Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with Josie.In Monument 14: Savage Drift, the stunningly fierce conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy, author Emmy Laybourne ups the stakes even higher for a group of kids who have continually survived the unthinkable. Can they do so one last time?
Emmy is running a Bonus Content giveaway for people who pre-order her book! Click on this link to go to her website and get your short story!
To help spread word about the campaign, we’re running an ADDITIONAL giveaway! Enter this rafflecopter to have your choice of two prizes. You can either win a Mega Swag pack or a signed paperback of both MONUMENT 14 and SKY ON FIRE.
Thanks for joining us today! Here’s the full rundown for this blog tour. Come hang out on another stop, learn more and get additional chances to enter the giveaway!
Saturday, March 22
Official tour kickoff!
Sunday, March 23
Why Max Skolnik?
Emmy discusses why she picked Max as a subject for the Exclusive Bonus Short Story.
Monday, March 24
Sneak peek from SAVAGE DRIFT
Tuesday, March 25
Exclusive interview - Learn what superpower I’d pick
Wednesday, March 26
An intimate interview with Emmy
Thursday, March 27
Killer Cover Art – see the process behind the cover for this Exclusive short story
Friday, March 28
Hitting The List – hear Emmy’s behind the scene’s view about watching her friends hit the list on the Fierce Reads tours