Tuesday, August 1, 2017

BLOG TOUR Q&A WITH K.A. EMMONS (THE BLOOD RACE)

(Thank you Abbie, for the beautiful graphics)





Hello my lovely blog friends!

Today on the blog I am hosting an interview with the lovely K. A. Emmons(Or you may just know her as Kate)! Her new book "The Blood Race" has just debuted, and let me just tell you guys, it is out of this world. If you don't know anything about Kate or the book, scroll to the bottom and there is an about section, and links to buy her book! So, without further delay, let's start this interview! 

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JR: "What was your biggest inspiration for this book?"
EMMONS: My biggest inspiration was this beautiful and motivating idea that we are each powerful and filled with potential. We are each more than we seem.

We’re all on a journey to find out who we are, and who we have been created to be, and that same journey is what propels the main characters Hawk and Ion through the story.
JR: "Did this book help you grow as a person and/or writer?"
EMMONS: Both, for sure. I always learn things from writing a book - or anything, for that matter. A novel, a poem, a blog post, something on a scrap of paper that maybe only I will ever see… when I write, I feel God most. I often feel Him communicating with me through the words, and many times I will sit back, stare at a particular line that just “flowed” without my intellectualizing it, and think “wow… that was for me.” 
The creation of The Blood Race was filled with moments like that.
JR: "Do you ever put your own traits or people around you into characters?"
EMMONS: For sure. Though, typically I never say who or which character, because I don’t want to assign a particular physique or personality to a character based on a real life person, I want the reader to imagine that for themselves. BUT, it does happen in some instances, for sure. I think that’s part of the fun of writing though… collecting beautiful snippets from real life, changing them ‘round a bit, and popping them into your latest work of fiction.
JR: "Where is your favorite place to write?" 
EMMONSAt my desk in mine and my sister’s shared office (the walls are multicolored and covered in art, & Napali flags hang from the ceiling), or at my parent’s dining room table, where I’ve written since I was eleven and probably younger. I love to be in the center of our (usually pretty quiet) house… and of course being close to the kitchen is always a big plus!
JR: "If you could give any one piece of advice to your fellow writers, what would it be?"
EMMONS
I always give the same answer on this one: WRITE YOU. Writing is an art, and there is no right or wrong way to make art, despite what the critics may say. Make your art like only you can, write your story with your unique voice, don’t strive to adopt someone else’s tone. If you want your story to be unique and interesting, bring some Y O U to the page - you won’t regret it, and your readers will have read nothing like it before.
JR: "Last, but definitely not least, are you already working on your next project?"
EMMONS
Yes, ma’am! In between all the bustle of The Blood Race’s release, I have been lost in a pair of headphones and a mug of coffee writing the last few chapters of the second book in The Blood Race series. I am already giddy with excitement to share it!
Thank you so much, Jacy, for having me on your wonderful blog!
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A huge thank you to Kate for taking the time to answer some questions and just being a rad human! If you haven't already, you need to get your hands (or device) on a copy of the The Blood Race! 

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     A LITTLE ABOUT KATE 
When she’s not hermiting away in her colorfully-painted home office writing her next science fiction, passionate story-teller and adventurer Kate Emmons is probably on the road for a surf or hiking trip, listening to vinyls, or going for a power run. Emmons lives in the often-snowy hills of rugged Vermont with her husband and dog named Rocket.

                                      Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kaemmonsauthor/
                                Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebloodrace/
                                       Twitter: https://twitter.com/emmonswrites





WHERE YOU CAN BUY "THE BLOOD RACE"











2 comments:

  1. ahh this book <3

    also, "My biggest inspiration was this beautiful and motivating idea that we are each powerful and filled with potential. We are each more than we seem." :') <3

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