Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Interview & Giveaway: Chemistry of Fate by Meradeth Houston



About the Author:
Meradeth’s never been a big fan of talking about herself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about her:

She’s a Northern California girl, but now lives and teaches anthropology in Montana.

When she’s not writing, she’s sequencing dead people’s DNA. For fun!

She’s been writing since she was 11 years old. It's her hobby, her passion, and she’s so happy to get to share her work!

If she could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because she’s terrified of heights.


I think it’s pretty safe to say that most writers love reading. What are some of the books that influenced you the most? Anything you’d like to recommend? 
I absolutely love A Wrinkle In Time. It’s one of my all-time favorites. If you haven’t picked up a copy—definitely check it out :). I’m a big fan of most of Madeline L’Engle’s work, along with JK Rowling’s. There are so many other favorites, too, that it’s impossible to name just a few!

What is your favorite part of the writing process? What about it makes you love it?
Writing a first draft, hands down, is my favorite part. I love getting lost in a new world and new characters for the first time and seeing where the story takes me. There’s nothing quite like it!


What’s your biggest pet-peeve when it comes to the writing world? Does anything get under your skin and itch?
I’m going to have to say proof-reading . I seriously wish I could just type something and have it come out without a single typo! However I never will manage that feat it seems, and I swear it’s impossible to catch them all on my own.

 If you could meet any writer, living or dead, and pick their brain over coffee/tea/hot-chocolate, who would it be? What would be your first question?
I have to say that having some tea with L’Engle would be amazing. I’d love to hear more about her inspiration for Meg. Of course, a meal with Shakespeare would also be pretty interesting, though I doubt I’d be able to put together a coherent sentence!

Thanks for stopping by to chat with us!
Thanks so much for hosting me today!!



Book Blurb:
“They are everywhere, can be anyone, and are always the last person you’d expect.” When Tom stumbles across his grandfather’s journal, he’s convinced the old man was crazier than he thought. The book contains references to beings called the Sary, immortals who are assigned to save humans on the verge of suicide. They certainly aren’t allowed to fall in love with mortals. Which the journal claims Tom’s grandfather did, resulting in his expulsion from the Sary. As strange as the journal seems, Tom can’t get the stories out of his head; especially when he finds the photo of his grandfather’s wings.


Tom’s only distraction is Ari, the girl he studies with for their chemistry class.


Ari has one goal when she arrives in town: see how much Tom knows about the Sary and neutralize the situation. This isn’t a normal job, but protecting the secrecy of the Sary is vital. If Tom is a threat to exposing the Sary to the public, fate has a way of taking care of the situation, usually ending with the mortal’s death. While Ari spends time with Tom, he becomes more than just an assignment, but how far can a relationship go when she can’t tell him who she really is? When she finds out just how much Tom actually knows about the Sary, Ari is forced to choose between her wings, and her heart.

THE CHEMISTRY OF FATE is a companion to COLORS LIKE MEMORIES and is set before the latter takes place. It is geared toward an upper YA, or New Adult audience. 

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16 comments:

  1. Yes, I used to but not anymore...

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  2. Thanks so much for helping me out with my tour!!

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  3. I've tried several times to keep a journal, but I never stick with it. But I admire people who are able to write in a journal everyday. Thanks for having the giveaway.

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    1. Thanks for joining in :) And it's cool that you keep one sometimes--it's better than never, right?

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  4. Its sad to admit, but I have yet to read a Wrinkle in Time. I really want to read it - I just have to get to it. I kept a journal for years. I still wish I did it more, I just don't have time. Hopefully I'll pick it up again. Journals are so great!

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    1. They are :) Hope you find some time soon!

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  5. Meradeth Houston is awesome and so is The Chemistry of Fate! I'd love to win a copy, so please enter my name! :):)

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  6. I've kept a journal for many years. Right now I've got one of those five year ones where I jot down a few lines each day. It'll be fun to look back on!

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    1. I definitely agree it will be fun to look back on! And I love your name (I use Mer as a nickname :).

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  7. I decided around Christmas that I should start keeping a diary because a lot of friends on Twitter had discovered their old journals and were tweeting funny things they had written. I also worked in a special collections museum that had tons of journals. However, I never found the time to keep it. I decided a couple of days ago to use it as a creative outlet for ideas I have for library programs or use it to document my travels...not sure yet. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I hope you find some time--I love your ideas!

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  8. I keep trying to keep a journal but I get too lazy to keep it up. :)

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