Giveaway Of Paraglide By Peter Anthony Kelley

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Paraglide
So tomorrow is my birthday and I still have a few more giveaways to fit in. If you were wondering why I haven't uploaded any reviews recently it's because I haven't read very much. I'm in a bit of a slump but don't worry because when I get back into it I have plenty to read! Up for grabs today is a YA adventure ebook by Peter Anthony Kelley.


For siblings Jim and Erica Winters, a summer vacation to London promises adventure and a bit of freedom from their overprotective mother. But once they arrive, they end up with more excitement than they bargained for. Their mother is kidnapped and her captors demand the one thing they can’t produce – their long-absent father.

Unable to trust the authorities, Jim and Erica set off in pursuit of their father, racing across Europe and fending off mysterious assailants. As the trail of clues dries up, help arrives in the form of a raven-haired beauty. Is she the answer to their prayers or a romantic distraction? With the kidnapper’s deadline looming, the truth about their father’s shadowy past is revealed. In a last ditch effort to save their mother, Jim and Erica must climb high into the Swiss Alps where a perilous choice confronts them. Can they trust their father who has repeatedly betrayed them?


And here is an interview with the author of Paraglide:



Tell me about yourself
Hmm, this sounds like a dating show. I'm 2 metres tall with golden blonde hair and love long walks on the beach... Well, I'm not actually that tall and my hair is decidedly not blonde. I do like beaches though.
Tell me about your book/s
My debut novel is called Paraglide. It's a young adult action adventure story about siblings Jim and Erica Winters who summer vacation to London provides more excitement than they bargained for. Their mother is kidnapped and her captors demand the one thing they can’t produce – their long-absent father.

Unable to trust the authorities, Jim and Erica set off in pursuit of their father, racing across Europe and fending off mysterious assailants. With the kidnapper’s deadline looming, the truth about their father’s shadowy past is revealed. In a desperate effort to save their mother, Jim and Erica must climb high into the Swiss Alps where a perilous choice confronts them. Can they trust their father who has repeatedly betrayed themTheir family's survival may depend on it.

What are your favourite books?
How much time do we have? I've loved reading since I first cracked the cover of Green Eggs and Ham (it's still a favourite!) In grade school I devoured everything sci fi and lived for Lord of the Rings. More recent picks would be The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, River of Doubt and anything by Irish novelist Tana French.
Who is your inspiration?
My novels were created for my daughters. Their demands that I write faster keep me going and fend off any possibility of writer's block.

Are you working on any books we should look out for in the future?
I'm wrapping up work on the sequel to Paraglide, tentatively titled Wave Runners. It's the continuing adventures of Jim and Erica Winters, this time set in the Caribbean. Look for it sometime later in 2012
 
What is your favourite quote?
My memory has never been good enough to remember who said what. I’m always amazed at people who can quote something off the top of their head. Whenever I try, all that comes to mind is: “I do not like them in a box, I do not like them with a fox…”

If you could be any character from any book who would you be and why?
Has to be Gandalf the Gray from Lord of the Rings because he knows all the answers and could explain all the mysteries of Middle Earth.
 
What is your favourite genre?
I love young adult, of course. There are so many fantastic writers working in this genre today. I'm also a big fan of character driven thrillers and mysteries.
 
Who are your favourite authors?
Tana French, Kate Atkinson, Ian McEwan, Stieg Larsson, Susan Collins, J.K. Rowling…
 
What tips would you give young aspiring writers?
Read. Then read some more. I think the best advice on the subject comes from On Writing by Stephen King. “If you want to be a writer you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.”

If you could live in any story world what would it be?
That’s a tough question. Most of my favorite stories contain quite a bit of conflict. I love to read about them, but I don’t think I’d really enjoy living there. It would be cool to explore Hogwarts Castle, but I’d probably run away shrieking at the first sight of Nearly Headless Nick.

What is the worst book you've ever read?
Probably my own first attempt at a novel. Or maybe the second or third. Dreadful! I never seemed to get past that opening paragraph.
 
What do you do aside from writing?
Reading, cooking, riding my bike. I also love to travel and explore new places, either around the world or in my own backyard. Many of my story ideas are inspired by the destinations I’ve visited.


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2 People dared to comment.:

Michael Cargill said...

Emily, you are just so LAZY, sometimes.

Oh, and Happy Birthday! w00p!

Sam Kasbrick said...

Hi Emily. Great blog! New follower here.
- Sam @ SIK Book Reviews

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