Saturday, 1 September 2012

$10 Gift Card Giveaway & Interview with Emlyn Chand


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
Past. I’m too worried going to the future would ruin life for me. I mean, what if humanity’s destroyed itself? Then how do you keep living in your present time knowing doom and gloom is on its way? One ticket back in time please!

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Oh, gosh! Um...  James Joyce, Edgar Allan Poe, and Ken Kesey – all enormously talented authors; all certifiably insane (and therefore they’d make interesting dinner guests). I’d also take along DH Lawrence and JK Rowling. We’d have quite the literary round table while eating... I don’t know... shepherd’s pie? Gotta accommodate my dead British author friends!

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
First, I’d like to have a supply of fresh water, because the island is probably surrounded by salt water, and I need to stay hydrated (very pragmatic and boring, huh?). Second, I’d like to have something to keep me warm and sheltered at night. Third, I’d like a comm device, so I could call in help and no longer be stranded. Ta-da! That’s how you do the desert island question ;-)

What is one book everyone should read?
My favorite book is A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, definitely. The novel has so many layers and entertains on so many levels. Also the characters in that novel seem more real than those from any other I’ve ever read. It’s just beautiful—that’s the only word for it. This one book everyone should attempt regardless of genre preference.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
HyperSpeed—because that’s how I live my life. If I want to get something done, I get it done. Okay, I procrastinate *a little bit* on Facebook. Okay, a lot a bit, but I still do manage to get a crazy amount accomplished. I’ve been asked more than once whether (a) I have a clone army or (b) I ever sleep. HyperSpeed to the rescue. Zoooom!

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Ooo, I’d love to be the master of time and space—that isn’t too much to ask for, is it? I promise not to abuse my newfound powers, but—c’mon—being able to travel great distances in a microsecond or to actually pack more hours into my busy work day would be awesome!

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate, of course, but not just plain chocolate—chocolate with lots of chunky goodness mixed in like nuts, marshmallows, cookie pieces, cookie dough, anything nummy.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose?
Urm, how about one of my relatives from way back? I have no idea which one, but somebody who is super awesome and impressive and had a cool life, someone who can teach me about where I came from in the best possible light. Yeah, that would be totally cool.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Things I should not eat for breakfast like candy and ice cream. I also enjoy toaster waffles with a drizzle of honey on them.


The author is giving away $10 Gift card to one random commentor.  So, all you have to do in comment in this post.  If you are posting as 'Anonymous' or 'Name/URL' type, please include your email ID in the comment, so that we can contact you.

Giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY!  Ends September 15th!


  1. Love the interview :)

  2. Emlyn's answer to the question:
    If You Could Meet One Person Who Has Died - what a beautiful answer!! Funny, but my mind always thought of famous personages, or some such. Never thought that how amazing it would be to actually be able to meet with one of my very own ancestors! What a cool idea, Emlyn <3

    Back on topic, terrific interview! And thank you both for such a sweet giveaway :)
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.
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  3. Great interview :)

    hehe I love the answer to the last question! :D

  4. Hehe, the Time Machine answer in pretty convincing!
    "HyperSpeed to the Rescue!" Sorry, just trying it out... that's a YES in my dictionary! Make way, Superman! LOL :D

    Thank you for an entertaining interview and a *I Want This* giveaway. If I win, I'd finally buy that copy of Hunger Games I've been wanting for so long!

    Ana @ BookSpark

  5. Great interview. I would love to be able to get a crazy amount of stuff done (I think I am too much of a procrastinator, lol).
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  6. Thanks for sharing the interview.

  7. Awesome interview...hard to decide what to take is one is stranded.

  8. superb interview... i too love chocolate ice-cream with nuts n etc.

  9. I am such a huge history geek I would have chosen to go back in time to see all the great moments in history, I am also an ice cream that has chocolate and nuts :O) Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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  11. thanks for a fun interview! This is the first time I've "meet" this author. Definitely going to go check out her books :)


  12. LOL Hyperspeed! Thanks for sharing this wonderful interview!

  13. I liked the question What is one book everyone should read. I am always curious about what author's enjoy reading. I also liked your answer to someone who died. I would like to meet past relatives too!
    Thanks for the entertaining interview.

  14. chocolate with lots of chunky goodness mixed in like nuts, marshmallows, cookie pieces, cookie dough - yes, please! yum :)

  15. enjoyed the interview..made me think of what answers I would have given.I would want to spend time with the Lord and after the Bible I would take Jane Eyre..I still haven't figured out why I like that book so much

  16. Great interview, and thanks for the giveaway!


  17. These are very interesting questions and interview. Person after my heart with chocolate ice cream with lots of goodies. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  18. Oh my - just my favorite - chocolate with lots of nuts and other yummy stuff!!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  19. Thanks for the interview and giveaway! :)

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  20. Honey on waffles sounds delicious! Not sure why I never thought of that.
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  21. Sounds like a perfect breakfast :3

  22. Awesome review. Thanks!

  23. Loved the interview and I gotta say - anything with honey on it is relaly good!! :)

    brunettelibrarian AT Gmail (d9t) com

  24. Fun interview questions! Enjoyed it.


  25. Awesome interview! :D


  26. I so totally agree with being master of time and space. Then I'd finally see the Eiffel Tower and clear that off my bucket list without going through customs and long flight hours! :D Great interview! juliahart(at)gmail(dot)com

  27. Love this interview :). If I could travel back in time , I would like to travel to the regency era simply because I love to see old and artsy building , arethazhenATrocketmailDOTCOM

  28. Lovely interview... Thanks for the book recommendation. =]
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  29. Love the interview!

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  30. I hope I win! thanks! eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

  31. Oh yes! Oy gurtly would loik to be winnin', hurrhurr.

  32. Realy enjoyed your interview .Thank you for this chance to win.Have a fantastic week.


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