About the Books:
Can I find Hourglass and Timepiece in stores?
Yes! There’s a page on this site that will send you to order links, as well.
Is Hourglass your first book?
It is my first book, but it’s not my first story. There are many, many unfinished critters running around under my bed. (Critters are manuscripts in this case, lest you think I have a rodent infestation problem.)
There are many stories set in the Hourglass world, but only two are in book form! Hourglass is first, Timepiece is second, and Infinityglass, the third, is coming summer 2013.
What’s this I hear about an Hourglass movie?
So when will the movie be in theaters?
Hold your horses, there, bucko. While a producer and a studio are assigned, the processes of finding a director, then a screenwriter, then having a screenplay written, then casting, then filming, etc., etc., etc. haven’t happened. And if we’re being real honest, the likelihood of the movie actually getting made is slim. But we can still be excited! (And try to figure out how to make Kellan Lutz and Channing Tatum have a baby together so he can grow up to play Kaleb.)
Do you have an Hourglass discussion guide for classrooms or book clubs?
Yes, Egmont USA created one, and you can find it online here!
The Hourglass books are called “time slip” romances. What does time slip mean?
In many cases, time slip refers to any type of time travel. My definition is a little more specific, and also intergal to the plot. So that’s all I’m saying about that.
Hourglass is from Emerson’s point of view, and Timepiece is from Kaleb’s pov. Why did you change?
The story arc was best served by changing narrators. I like to mix it up.
Will Hourglass be available in my country?
So far, Hourglass has sold in six countries: the US, Germany, Brazil, Turkey, Spain and Russia.
About the Writing:
Will you speak to my class/book club?
I am perfectly willing and absolutely thrilled to visit/call/Skype/video chat if an agreeable situation can be arranged!
If I send you my fictional work, can you critique it/send it to your agent/send it to your publisher?
The answer to all of the above is no. I’ve had the same critique partners for three years, and I can barely keep up with their work, much less my own! If you’re looking for a crit partner, I suggest linking up with your local SCBWI or RWA. Here’s a super helpful website that will guide you through the process for querying agents, and most publishers (including mine) don’t accept unsolicited manuscripts.
Will you provide a blurb for my book?
All blurb requests must go through my literary agency.
About the Author:
How old are you?
Old enough that I don’t have to answer.
Who is your agent?
Holly “The Death Kitten” Root at Waxman Literary. World domination is imminent.
I want to read your book. I want to read it now. Can you send me an advance reader copy?
Once books are in stores, advance reader copies are no longer available. My agent, the amazing Holly Root, has a wonderful post here on what Advance Reader Copies are and are not.
I want to email/contact/interview you. How do I do that?
Contact my publicist at firstname.lastname@example.org!