Author Interview & Ebook Giveaway: Intangible by J. Meyers

Welcome to Author J. Meyers

J. Meyers grew up in Vermont and now lives in Central New York. When she’s not reading or writing, she’s chasing her four kids around, exploring the outdoors with them, relishing the few quiet moments she gets with her husband, baking sweet treats, and forgetting to make dinner. Though she cannot actually see the future nor heal with a touch of her hand, she likes to think her children believe she can. Intangible is her first novel.

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Interview:
If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I’d want to have the power to heal other people. Or turn invisible. Or speak any language. Or fly. Or affect the weather. Or shoot fireballs out of my hands–ooh, or lightning! Or super strength. Or . . . really I have to choose just one?

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Because it will change your life and make you a better person (not that you’re not already lovely and perfect just the way you are). Or well, maybe not. Maybe just because it’s the kind of YA book I like to read, and I think you will too.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Yes. I’m just getting started on book two in the series. I’m hoping it will be out by the end of the year. This world I’ve created–in which gifted teens are scattered across our world and there exists a parallel world called the Realm–lends itself quite beautifully to a series as well as companion books/series. I’m very excited about that.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
Oh my goodness. The most amazing thing has been people saying they couldn’t put the book down. Honestly, I didn’t expect anyone to feel that way about it (which could be because I had to read it what felt like several thousand times and when you’ve read something over and over again it becomes something you can very easily put down), so I was actually shocked when readers started writing that in their reviews. I’ve actually been quite overwhelmed at the positive response Intangible has gotten.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world which would it be?
It would have to be Harry Potter–in part because I’m reading it to my kids right now and we keep talking about how cool it would be to go to Hogwarts and what if people really could do magic. But I’d only want to be there if I had magical powers. It wouldn’t be much fun to be a muggle in that world.

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
There were a couple of songs that I listened to a lot: “Jonas and Ezekial” by the Indigo Girls and “Hallelujah” by K.D. Lang. I actually named a secondary character Jonas because of the Indigo Girls song.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
A doctor. Until I realized I’d have to dissect a cadaver. So I decided to be an artist of some sort. I’ve been a professional actor, singer, portrait artist, and writer.

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
I can see myself in every character. But that makes sense, right? They’re all a part of me because they come from me, and yet none of them are me.

What book are you looking forward to this year?
Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore. Can I tell you how excited I am that it’s 576 pages long? 576 pages of Kristin Cashore’s magificent writing? I cannot wait! (There’s a fantastic quote by C.S. Lewis that sums up two of my great loves: “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” I think Mr. Lewis and I would have gotten along quite well, with our massive mugs of tea and long books.)

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
A housekeeper. (Okay, we’ll I wouldn’t buy one. That wouldn’t be right. But I would hire one so my house would actually be neat and clean.)

What do you do in your free time?
Free time? What’s that? (I have four kids, we’re an unschooling family, AND I write books.)

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Fall. In the northeast (especially Vermont).

Finish the sentence- One book I wish I had written is….
…anything Laini Taylor has written (Blackbringer, Silksinger, Daughter of Smoke & Bone). I will spend my whole life trying to write a novel as beautifully as she does.

Favorite smell?
Laundry that has dried outside on the line.

TV or Movies?
Movies. We haven’t had TV for 8 years, but we watch movies. I’m totally spoiled now with watching things that don’t get interrupted by commercials. I *love* not having TV.

Print or Ebook?
Print.

City or Country?
Country. I grew up in the country. I’m a country girl at heart.

Shoes or Sandals?
Barefeet. (Or socks.)

Favorite quote from a movie?
“Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” (The Princess Bride)

What is you favorite way to spend a rainy day?
Reading and drinking tea. (And maybe baking something sweet to go with it.)

Intangible by J. Meyers

Twins Sera and Luke Raine have a well-kept secret—she heals with a touch of her hand, he sees the future. All their lives they’ve helped those in need on the sly. They’ve always thought of their abilities as being a gift.

Then Luke has a vision that Sera is killed. That gift they’ve always cherished begins to feel an awful lot like a curse. Because the thing about Luke’s ability? He’s always right. And he can’t do anything about it.

Giveaway Details
5 winners will each receive an ebook copy of Intangible
Open Internationally
Ends 4/12/12

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