Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Crossways Blog Tour- Author Interview!

Hey All! :)
I'm back for another post as part of The Crossways blog tour! Today I have an interview with Morgan Elizabeth Huneke, the author of the Time Captives series. Also, the giveaway is still open, so be sure to enter at the bottom to win a copy of the book! :)

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? 
Hmm. That’s a tough one. I’d kind of like to be able to read minds because I’m dying to know what my dog dreams about when she’s wagging her tail in her sleep or twitching her feet like she’s running. I think, though, I’d like super speed. There’s so much more I could do and so many places I could go if only I could super speed there. Think about it, I could super speed to Disney World, skipping the eight hour drive and the cost of gas. And I could always be first in line for Soarin’ and Toy Story Mania. That would really be cool. Aside from that, it would be really useful. I’d never be late.

What is your favorite color and why?
My favorite color is purple and my second favorite is pink. I’m not really sure why. They’re just pretty colors. I like pastel shades best for all colors, though. Pastels are softer and gentler and prettier than other types of color.

Favorite fantasy creature and why?
Do hobbits count? Because if they do, it’s an easy question. Hobbits are amazing. They’re such little, comfort-loving creatures, but there’s so much more to them than meets the eye. They’re quite resilient. You can learn all about their ways in a month, but after a hundred years, they can still surprise you. And, well, Sam Gamgee is a hobbit. And Sam is amazing. He’s so loyal and determined. Frodo wouldn’t have gotten very far without Sam. And he has some of the most inspiring speeches in The Lord of the Rings. If you’re asking for a fantasy creature that doesn’t look basically like a human, though, I’d probably go with dragons. I find them fascinating. They’re portrayed so differently in so many different stories, it’s quite interesting. I also love to speculate on how much of fantasy dragons could have come from reality. The word “dinosaur” wasn’t invented until the 1800s, and before that, the word “dragon” was more commonly used. I think the word “dragon” was applied to dinosaurs prior to the invention of the word. Also, dinosaur skulls with mysterious hollows the purpose of which scientists cannot figure out have been found, leading to the speculation that there could have been dinosaurs that breathed fire. We already know there are wonders of Creation like the bombardier beetle. So dragons are really cool to think about.

Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
Soooooo many places. I get ideas from dreams, conversations, books, movies and TV shows, places I’ve been, news stories, imaginative games, Pinterest, history, random brainstorming sessions… I get ideas from everywhere, and it’s different for every book. The Experiment primarily came from dreams. Time Captives was sparked by I don’t know what, but was greatly influenced by Narnia, Tuck Everlasting, and Return to Gone-Away, among many other things.

Do you have a particular place where you like to write?
I really like writing on our front porch. However, since my sister usually does her schoolwork out there, I often end up on the back porch instead. Sometimes I sit on my bed to write or in the living room or at the dining room table or in the car or at church (before church starts if I have time after worship team practice, of course). Honestly, though, I write best at my desk in my bedroom. I should write there more often. I’d be a more productive writer if I did.
Thanks for having me!

About the Author

Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment.

You can connect with Morgan on her websiteblogFacebookTwitterGoogle Plus, and Pinterest.





About the Book

“M’lady, it has been fairly well confirmed that the Redona was hidden away by the merfolk at the conclusion of the Great War instead of destroyed as was commanded. My brother has confirmed to me Joseph’s belief that it was concealed at the Crossways.”
Toarna pressed her fingertips together in thought. “It must be recovered and destroyed as was at first intended.”

Emily, Allan, Jill, and Joey have been reunited with their long lost ancestors. But with that reunion comes the true beginning of their quest: free the rightful king of Calhortz so that he may be restored to his throne. The Redona, the only object that can free him from his long imprisonment, is rumored to be concealed in The Crossways, a mountain across the sea which cannot be entered.
A slave since birth, Adriel’s resentment and hatred towards the strytes only grows as his family is continually ripped from him. He longs for the freedom the Time Captives are prophesied to bring, but he doubts their existence, just as he doubts God’s love. Circumstances in Calhortz are so dire. How could they ever improve?
Who can enter The Crossways? Will the king ever be freed? Or will the slaves of Calhortz lose all hope of freedom before it is even offered to them?

The Crossways is the second book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.

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Giveaway

Join in the excitement of Time Captives and enter to win a special prize! The first prize winner will receive a signed copy of The Crossways. The second prize winner will receive an eCopy of The Crossways in the eBook format of his/her choice. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

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Tour Stops:

Monday, October 19

• Tour Introduction at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke
• Book Review at Girls Living For God’s Glory
• Character Interview at Knitted by God’s Plan Grant Weathersby
• Guest Post at Jaye L. Knight Pirate Character Arcs

Tuesday, October 20

• Book Review at Flights from the Aerie
• Book Review at The Art of Writing For Him
• Author Interview at Writing Anyone
• Guest Post at Bring Your Own Books ~ Time Captives Writer’s Block
• Character Spotlight at Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections Eleanor
• The Crossways Inspirations at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

Wednesday, October 21

• Book Review at Knitted By God’s Plan
• Author Interview at Flights from the Aerie
• Author Interview at Leah’s Bookshelf
• Character Interview at Reflections of the Heart Jeremy Herb
• Guest Post at Writings, Ramblings, and Reflections ~ An American/Medieval Fantasy Culture
• Character Spotlight at Jaye L. Knight Rae

Thursday, October 22

• Book Review at Scattered Journal Pages
• Character Interview at Bring Your Own Books Eleanor
• Guest Post at In the Character’s Shadow ~ Putting Yourself in Your Characters
• Character Spotlight at Inklings Press Adriel
• Surprise Post at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

Friday, October 23

• Book Review at Bring Your Own Books
• Author Interview at Scattered Journal Pages
• Author Interview at The Art of Writing For Him
• Character Interview at Flights From the Aerie Adriel
• Guest Post The Overactive Imagination ~ Choosing the Right Point of View

Saturday, October 24

• Book Review at Writing Anyone
• Author Interview at Elvish Pens, Fantastical Writings
• Character Interview at In the Character's Shadow Joseph
• Character Spotlight at Knitted by God’s Plan Jaysen

Monday, October 26

• Tour Conclusion at Morgan Elizabeth Huneke

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