Mittwoch, 23. September 2015

Autorenspecial: Fragen an E.M. Tippetts

Guten Morgen ihr Lesefreunde,

endlich nach einer gefühlten Ewigkeit habe ich wieder ein Interview für euch. Diesmal hat es E.M. Tippetts (Autorin von "Someone else´s Fairytale" etc) getroffen und ich bin wirklich dankbar dafür, dass Michael Drecker die Fragen an sie weitergeleitet hat. 

Und was lange währte wird nun endlich gut, denn ich habe GsD die Zeit gefunden das Interview nun endlich online zu stellen.

Die Fragen und Antworten sind auf english, aber ich bin mir ziemlich sicher, dass ihr es schaffen werdet das Interview ohne Probleme zu lesen. Sollte es dennoch jemanden geben, der es lieber auf deutsch lesen möchte so zögere er nicht und melde sich bei mir. Die Übersetzung könnte etwas dauern, aber ist absolut kein Problem!

Nun will ich euch nicht länger auf die Folter spannen und präsentiere euch voller Stolz mein neuestes Interview, zuvor aber bekommt ihr ein paar Informationen zur Autorin und eine kleine Bibliographie.

Über die Autorin: 

(Quelle Amazon.de)
Emily Mah Tippetts schreibt Liebesromane als E.M. Tippetts und Science Fiction und Fantasy als Emily Mah. Sie ist ehemalige Anwältin mit Universitäts-Abschlüssen in Philosophie, Politik und Wirtschaft an der Oxford University und einem Abschluss in Wirtschaftsrecht an der University of California, Los Angeles.

Ursprünglich aus New Mexiko, lebt sie mittlerweile mit ihrer Familie in London. Sie ist hingebungsvolles Mitglied der Kirche Jesu Christi der Heiligen der Letzten Tage und bindet deshalb oft mormonische Charaktere in ihre Geschichten ein. Wenn sie nicht gerade schreibt oder ihren kleinen Kindern hinterher jagt, designt sie handgemachten Schmuck für Etsy. Für mehr Informationen oder um mehr über Updates und zukünftige Buchveröffentlichungen zu erfahren, besuchen Sie sie gerne unter www.emtippetts.com und www.emilymah.com

Und da ich euch auch die bisher erschienen Bücher der Autorin nicht vorenthalten möchte habe ich einfach die Cover mit dem Link zur Autorenseite versehen und ihr erfahrt dort mehr über jedes Buch.

Viel Spaß beim Stöbern, doch nun zum INTERVIEW



Questions:
1. You wrote the romantic thrill (that´s how I see it) „Someone else´s Fairytale“ (and I loved it!!), now I´d like to know which fairytale ist your favorite? Or are you living your personal fairytale? ;)
I actually dislike a lot of fairytales because they often treat women like they are helpless. When I wrote Fairytale, it was a challenge to myself. Could I get the nice, fairytale ending and not minimize the woman in any way? I'm not sure I succeeded, but there are a good number of readers who think I did, so I consider it a good effort. Nowadays there are a lot of clever, modern retellings of fairytales. I think Enchanted, starring Amy Adams, is my favorite. It cleverly turns a lot of tropes on their ear, even making the fairytale princess into a stepmother, and not an evil one.

2. What can your German and American readers expect from you in the next months? Is there anything in particular you are looking forward to? My best friend insisted to ask: When ist the next book going to be released? :)
The Hunt for the Big Bad Wolf, Fairytale 3, should be out later on this month. We're mostly waiting on the cover, so that will be what determines the release date. In October or November, I will release the English version of Fairytale 4, which is titled My Wicked Half-Sister, and then I am also releasing some fantasy novels in English, under the name Emily Mah. As for what will be translated into German, that will depend on how many copies people buy of Big Bad Wolf and A Safe Space ;-) My translator, like any businessman, translates books that generate the best revenue for him.


3. What do you do in your spare time when you are not working on a book? Do you have any other hobbies besides writing?
I'm a mother to two boys, aged 4 and 6, so that takes up quite a bit of my time. I also own the company, EM Tippetts Book Designs, which formats ebooks and paperbacks for independent authors and publishers. While I do have a ton of hobbies, I've shelved pretty much all of them for now. Writing makes me a good enough income, that it makes sense for me to use all the spare time I have to write - and this is a good thing. This has been my lifelong dream. The hobbies I used to do were jewelry making, polymer clay sculpting, home-made sticker making, scrapbooking, knitting, and crocheting.

4. Can you tell us more about you and your books :) ?
I'm 39 years old and live in the US State of New Mexico, which is in the heart of the southwest. While I have lived in Albuquerque (where the main character of Fairytale lives) I now live in the state capitol, Santa Fe. I've lived most of my life in this area, save for the eight years I've lived in the UK, which I consider my second home. 

My father's family immigrated to the US from China in the 1940's, and my mother's father's family immigrated from Italy during the Depression. Hence I grew up exposed to a lot of cultures, and I'm quite grateful for that. I've got a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics and a juris doctorate degree in business law, but I'm quite happy to write rather than work as a lawyer.

5. Are you a reader yourself or do you not read anything while writing a new book? Are there any books on your bed stand?
I read constantly, quite often for friend of mine who are trying to polish up their novels. I'm in a writers group here in New Mexico that has several full time authors in it, so there are whole series I've read before the books were even published. Aside from that, I have a lot of author friends who I help however I can, so my Kindle gets a ton of use. I have to recharge it every couple of weeks!

6. When did you start writing? Have you already written some stories when you were a child? If so, can you remember your first story?
I started writing when I learned to hold a pencil. Before that, I would just dream up stories. I can't remember my first story, which is saying something, because I can remember my first day of preschool vividly. I've got a very long memory. Writing is like eating and breathing for me, though. I've always done it and I don't remember the moment I started.


7. Any advise for those who write in their spare time and want to get published?

Keep on writing. Write a lot and read a lot. Find ways to learn - if you do well in a classroom, take classes. If you prefer to read how-to books, read a ton of them. Analyze the books you read and figure out how stories work. Don't bother comparing yourself to other writers; everyone gets published when the time is right for them. If you are thinking of self publishing, cultivate as many friendships as you can in the indie author community. It is a very supportive community and these other authors will help you decide when you are ready to get published.

Vielen Dank noch ein mal an E.M. Tippetts dafür, dass sie sich die Zeit genommen hat mir meine Fragen zu beantworten, Danke an Michael, der die Fragen weitergeleitet hat und ein Danke an euch, die ihr das Interview geduldig auf english gelesen habt. Ich hoffe sehr, dass es euch gefallen hat!

In diesem Sinne bis zum nächsten Mal!
Lu

1 Kommentar:

  1. Hallöchen,
    Eine schöne Vorstellung :-) Ich habe bereits "Nicht mein Märchen" von ihr gelesen und mochte es sehr. Ich muss endlich mal die Rezi dazu schreiben uns lese dann sicher noch mehr von ihr :-)
    Liebe Grüße
    Jana

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