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Welcome to Author Myra McEntire

Myra McEntire knows the words to every R&B hit of the last decade, but since she lives in Nashville, the country music capital of America, her lyrical talents go sadly unappreciated. She’s chosen, instead, to channel her “mad word skills” into creating stories.

She’s an avid Doctor Who fan and will argue passionately about which incarnation is the best.

MYRA MCENTIRE – Stop #2, January 23, 2013:

LETTER OF ADVICE FROM MYRA TO EMERSON

Dear Em,
This is a letter of advice, from your Literary Mama.
Because you are stubborn, you might not take any of it now, or you’ll only apply the parts that you like. I understand this, as we are very, very similar.
The day you walked out of my brain, I knew I was in trouble. (It’s funny how, with literary children, the delivery can be easy, and the labor pains come later.) I knew you were sad, but I didn’t know why. I knew you had (fictional) people in your life who loved you, but that the circle was small, and you weren’t interested in expanding it. So, of course, I had to write your story.
People (still fictional) showed up who made you grow. I’m so glad.
Michael. I like him. I love him, actually. He’s so good for you. He makes you laugh, and he’s loyal. He’d take a bullet for you, kid. Talk about a solid dude. He loved you before he met you, and that’s your fault, or it’s to your credit. (Readers know what I mean.) Stick with him. I know how things turn out, say, five or so years down the road.
You’ve done some smart things. Not being swayed by Kaleb is one of them. I have to be honest, I considered letting you fall for him for a while. (He’s sexy. Which is so weird to say about a seventeen year-old fictional character.) Bad boys have always been my downfall. But I’m not as broken as you were, and Kaleb was more broken than the bad boys I knew, so when I added the two of you up, all I got was one big, hot mess. There was never a love triangle, no matter what some people saw, because you’re smarter than that. And, quite frankly, so am I.
Plus, things worked out quite nicely for Kaleb in the end, didn’t they? It’s funny to think that his romance made an appearance in the first draft of Hourglass, and I took it out. Maybe one day I’ll find that scene, and post it somewhere.
You’re lucky to have a best friend who loves you. Never let Lily go. Just don’t. True friends are hard to find. That’s a cliché to you now, but the older you get, the more you realize cliché’s are cliché’s for a reason. You have lots of friends now, thanks to the Hourglass.
It’s both funny and encouraging (to me, especially right now) that the Infinityglass was mentioned in your original draft, too. To think, I knew how things would end (well, kinda) over three years ago, and had to pull them back. Now I’m almost ready to share them with the world. Patience, Em. You usually learn it by having to wait. And that totally sucks rocks.
Keep listening to Thomas and Dru. Because they’re basically your parents, you will occasionally think they’re raging idiots, but they’re not. They just love you.
Even though you’re fictional, and I have to remind myself of that sometimes, you should know that there are (real) people out there who love you. You made them laugh, or feel things, they cried when you cried, and swooned when you swooned. Sometimes, you just pissed them off. But that’s okay. They made the journey with you, and therefore with me, and I’m sure you’re as grateful as I am.
My dear, sweet, firstborn literary baby, it’s hard to let you go. But I know you’re happy, and cared for, and just like any tiny bird that’s pushed out of the nest, you have to fly on your own. You don’t belong to me any more. You belong to the readers. I hope they treat you kindly.
In closing, I’ll tell you the same thing I tell my (real) children. Listen to your instincts, pay attention to the state of your heart, trust in your gut checks, and believe that you CAN do it. Anything at all.
You got this.
All the love in my (real) heart,
MM

Hourglass

One hour to rewrite the past . . .

For seventeen-year-old Emerson Cole, life is about seeing what isn’t there: swooning Southern Belles; soldiers long forgotten; a haunting jazz trio that vanishes in an instant. Plagued by phantoms since her parents’ death, she just wants the apparitions to stop so she can be normal. She’s tried everything, but the visions keep coming back.

So when her well-meaning brother brings in a consultant from a secretive organization called the Hourglass, Emerson’s willing to try one last cure. But meeting Michael Weaver may not only change her future, it may also change her past.

Who is this dark, mysterious, sympathetic guy, barely older than Emerson herself, who seems to believe every crazy word she says? Why does an electric charge seem to run through the room whenever he’s around? And why is he so insistent that he needs her help to prevent a death that never should have happened?

Timepiece

A threat from the past could destroy the future. And the clock is ticking…

Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples – cracks in time. Are his powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before he can find out, Jonathan landers, the man who tried to murder is father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?

In the wake of Landers’ return, the Hourglass organization is given an ultimatum. Either they find Jack and the research he’s stolen on the people who might carry the time gene, or time will be altered – with devastating results for the people Kaleb loves most.

Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their unusual powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? And even if they succeed, it may not be enough…

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My unique puzzle piece of the Infinityglass cover

Triple Threat Blog Tour Infinityglass Cover Reveal 
Grand Prize Giveaway

* There are a total of 15 pieces to the puzzle – one for each stop on the tour.  
* Collect all 15 pieces to reveal the cover of Infinityglass by Myra McEntire (pubbing in July)
* Submit the assembled cover via the following link https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGVKdUlOZWllUFZBRFhUeFdhQlFpOGc6MQ by no later than 2/12 at 10pm ET.  You will be entered to win the 6 book Grand Prize Giveaway of:  Jennifer Lynn Barnes’ Nobody and Every Other Day, Kate Ellison’s Butterfly Clues and Notes from Ghost Town and Myra McEntire’s Hourglass and Timepiece.  
* The puzzle can either be assembled electronically or a picture of the assembled printed pieces is also acceptable
* The winner and completed cover will be posted on Myra McEntire’s blog www.myramcentire.com on 2/13. 

· Tuesday, January 22nd – Read for Your Future http://www.readforyourfuture.blogspot.com/
· Wednesday, January 23rd – I Am a Reader, Not a Writer http://www.iamareader.com/
· Thursday, January 24th – Pageturners http://www.pageturnersblog.com/
· Friday, January 25th – Read, Breathe Relax http://www.readbreatherelax.com/
· Monday, January 28th – Evie Bookish http://evie-bookish.blogspot.com/
· Tuesday, January 29th – Reading Teen http://www.readingteen.net/
· Wednesday, January 30th – Cari’s Book Blog http://cariblogs.blogspot.com/
· Thursday, January 31st – YA Books Central http://www.yabookscentral.com/
· Friday, February 1st – Once Upon a Twilight http://www.onceuponatwilight.com/
· Monday, February 4th – Bookhounds http://foreveryoungadult.blogspot.com/
· Tuesday, February 5th – Luxury Reading http://luxuryreading.com/
· Wednesday, February 6th – Good Choice Reading http://www.goodchoicereading.com/
· Thursday, February 7th – I Read Banned Books http://www.jenbigheart.com/
· Friday, February 8th – All Things Urban Fantasy http://AllThingsUF.com
· Monday, February 11th  – Supernatural Snark http://supernaturalsnark.blogspot.com/
· Tuesday, February 12th – 8-10 pm ET LIVE book chat on Mundie Moms http://mundiemoms.blogspot.com/