Saturday, September 22, 2012

GUEST POST WITH AUTHOR, EMILY FORD

MEET CAT TOWNSEND!



Hey there, Cat Townsend here! I bet you’re wondering how it really feels to have magical powers, aren’t you?

Well first I can tell you, it totally screws with your mind. I mean everyone knows magic only exists in the worlds of fairy tales, JRR Tolkien, JK Rowling and other fantasy authors. 

So finding out that there most certainly IS magic out there, and entire communities as well – is a little much to absorb to say the least. Add to that the notion that you’re in the .000001% of the population who has the real opportunity to actually possess special powers…and well, the notion is over-the-top mind-boggling.

But…I’m adjusting. As with anything, there are pros and cons to having magic. Just like athletes who suddenly stumble into enormous sums of money, I have to set boundaries and establish realistic goals. It also helps to have great friends and family to keep you grounded. And hopefully one or two you can truly confide in.

Then, add the most gorgeous guy in the world to the mix and voila, you have my life. Well, perhaps two such guys…
I have no idea what the future holds, but one thing I know for certain. My eternity will never be boring!

Look for Book 2 soon, and follow me. I’ll keep you posted on my crazy, nonsensical magical life.

Bye for now!


EMILY FORD
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Debut novelist Emily Ford has always been a storyteller. As a kid at summer camp in Maine, she’d make up ghost stories at bedtime for her fellow bunkmates.

Her Djinn Master’s Legacy trilogy also began as a simple bedtime story, intended for Ford’s then adolescent children to have in writing and use to tell their own kids one day. By the time she finished writing, she had three very full books.

2:32 a.m., Ford’s first installment of her young adult series, caught early readers’ attention as a fiction book minus the typical vampire and werewolf characters.

The Texas writer interned each summer with KHOU-TV in Houston while gaining her bachelor’s degree in radio and television at The University of Arizona. She worked on the copy desk at The Dallas Morning News, and eventually started the marketing company KapsMark, Inc.


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MOM OF TWO TURNS BEDTIME STORY INTO YA TRILOGY

Emilys Ford’s 2:32 a.m. a ‘refreshing’ read for teens, focused on wish-granting genies instead of blood-thirsty vampires

HOUSTON, TX – September 2012 – Emily Ford thought she might have something special when her kids requested bedtime stories long after it was cool. Their favorite, about a teenage genie, has become the focus of their mother’s three novel book series for young adults. Ford launches the first installment of The Djinn Master’s Legacy trilogy – 2:32 a.m. – this October.

After being plagued by strange dreams involving a mysterious man, 17-year-old protagonist Cat Townsend discovers not only do mythological figures such as genies exist, but a particularly powerful one wants to transfer his powers to her. 2:32 a.m. explores the life of Cat prior to learning about the genie legacy she’s been asked to accept, and the struggle she endures in deciding whether to take on that new life and the overwhelming responsibility that come with it.

Reviewers love the fact that Ford sees YA fiction doesn’t equal vampires and werewolves.

“What was most refreshing about 2:32 a.m. was the absence of the usual paranormal phenomena. 2:32 a.m. intrigues readers with the mystery and power of genies. For those who love mystery, magic and love, this is a must read,” says Tamar Mekredijian of Pacific Book Review.

A teen novel also void of foul language and sex, more readers can enjoy the fast-paced story.

“Like most late teenagers, Cat is learning how to adapt to a multitude of very real, and seemingly insurmountable difficulties. Some of her choices are better than others, and like all of us, she must accept the consequences regardless, and learn from her mistakes,” Ford said.

Heavily influenced by authors like J.R.R. Tolkien and JK Rowling, maybe Ford’s greatest wish would be for The Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence to take on the role of young Cat Townsend if 2:32 a.m. were made into a movie. Her readers wish for more books, soon.

“Complete with romance, danger and something a little different … Emily Ford writes an addicting novel. I can hardly wait to read the next one,” raves Lisa Fox of Top Book Reviewers. And Kirkus Reviews says Cat “might just become a creature of legend.”

Born in Houston, Texas, Ford interned each summer with the local KHOU-TV station while gaining her bachelor’s degree in radio and television at The University of Arizona. She worked on the copy desk at The Dallas Morning News, and started a marketing company KapsMark, Inc. Now writing full time, Ford is happy to be back in her roots of storytelling, which started at summer camp as she entertained fellow bunkmates each year.

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