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Friday, March 20, 2020

Blog Tour- HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME by @cmichael1701 With An Interview & #Giveaway! @FawkesPress



I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME by C. Michael Morrison Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

About The Book:
Title: HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME (Hannah Goodheart, #1)
Author: C. Michael Morrison

Pub. Date: October 1, 2019
Publisher: Fawkes Press
Formats:  Paperback, eBook
Pages: 318

Turning thirteen can be difficult - especially when a time-traveling thief steals your necklace, and a brewing temporal conflict turns your birthday party into a mission to save the universe. As Hannah and her friends chase the thief across time and space, they learn her necklace is more than a pretty piece of jewelry. Only one person can control the powerful pendant, and they must find them before the entire universe is wiped from history.

Myth and magic collide as they race to find The Guardian of Time.



Book Trailer:



Hannah Goodheart and the Guardian of Time excerpt from ch. 1




Interview:
Hey Mike!! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books I’m glad you could stop by for a chat! HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME sounds AWESOME and I can’t wait for everyone to read it!

Thanks so much! I’m excited to share Hannah’s story.

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about the HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME and the characters?

For sure! Hannah Goodheart is turning thirteen and her birthday gets turned upside down when she finds what she thinks is a charm for a necklace or bracelet, but she soon discovers its so much more. Hannah and her friends find themselves on a chase to catch a time-traveling thief and find the rightful owner of the powerful pendant, the Guardian of Time.

Hannah Goodheart, of course is the main character and the story is told mostly from her point of view. Her friends, Morgan McVey, Lily and Annie Little, Sean Evans, and Sam Blake are caught in this cat-and-mouse chase with her. I don’t want to reveal too much about the villain—that’s part of the mystery of the story, but you’ll get to meet plenty of interesting characters along the way.

What are you working on now?

I’ve just wrapped on the manuscript for the second book in the Hannah Goodheart series. I’m excited about where the story is about to go. I’m hoping to have some announcements on this next chapter as soon as my publisher completes the editorial review, but for now it’s on to writing book three.

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from 
your real life?

Absolutely. Virtually every character in the book has a real-life inspiration—some characters have bits and pieces of more than one person. Hannah Goodheart is loosely based on my daughter, Hannah, who inspired me to continue writing and pursue my dreams at a difficult time in my life. My Hannah grew up with a tight-knit group of friends who informed character elements of Hannah Goodheart’s friends in the book. Each character, however, has taken on lives of their own and have become very dear to me in their own respect.

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your 
least favorite?

I enjoyed writing them all, but Annie Little was such a blast to write. She’s a quippy little red head who always has something to say. Sosthenes wasn’t my least favorite to write, but in many ways, he was the most difficult. A character from another world, Sosthenes is ancient and wise. He doesn’t use contractions, so it was many rounds of editing to get him just right. He’s also telepathic and given to monologuing, which presented a few challenges for me as a writer.

What is your favorite passages/scenes in HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME?

At the heart of Hannah Goodheart is a story about family and the importance of life’s first friendships. There were a few scenes that were especially meaningful for me to write and are still moving for me when I read them. The third chapter, for example, takes place in the attic of Hannah’s home. She’s an “old soul,” and as she rummages through the dusty relics that belonged to her great-grandparents, there’s a deep connection for me personally. That being said, I’m a fan of science fiction/fantasy. So, I especially love chapter 10, which finds Hannah and her friends on the alien world of Kalos, named for the ancient Greek word meaning “beautiful.” 
Someday, I’d like to visit it for real.

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

Plenty! Somewhere, some government agent has me on a watch list due to my internet search history. I researched everything from ancient Greek culture to quantum physics. Since Hannah Goodheart and Guardian of Time is a time-travel story, I had to make sure certain historic moments in the book were accurate. I don’t want to give anything away, but I spent nearly a hundred hours alone just researching details for chapter 11, The Dealey Dilemma. The detail and narrative had to be right.

Who is your ultimate book villain?

That honor goes to Sauron from Tolkien’s, The Lord of the Rings. Sauron embodies everything that makes a villain someone to fear—especially for my twelve-year-old self. Jadis, the White Witch from The Magician’s Nephew was a “Dem fine woman” and fearsome villain. Doyle’s character Moriarty get’s my honorable mention. There’s something frightening and super creepy about a truly diabolical mind.

What inspired you to write middle grade?

It’s a long story, but the cliff’s notes version goes something like this: When I was in fifth grade, a teacher and my school librarian put their heads together to find for me the perfect book. They ended up putting a copy of Madeleine L’Engle’s, A Wrinkle in Time in my hands and from that moment on, not only was I reader, but it awakened me creatively like nothing else had before. I’ve always loved telling stories, but after reading that book, I wanted to tell a meaningful story that would provoke thought and spark the imaginations of middle grade and young adult readers.

Lightning Round Questions

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

I just started reading Starsight by Brandon Sanderson as I wrap up Una McCormack’s Star Trek: Picard novel, The Last Best Hope

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

The Sorting Hat says Gryffindor… every time. I would have chosen Hufflepuff. What does that say about me?

Twitter or Facebook?

Twitter of late.

Favorite Superhero?

I’m old-school Superman all the way.

Favorite TV show?

Right now, Star Trek: Picard. Ask me again in a few weeks and I’ll give you a different answer.

Sweet or Salty?

Sweet!

Any Phobias?

I’m super claustrophobic.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

It’s an oldie—Billy Joel’s Piano Man. Talk about great songwriting. It never gets old.

2020 Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Wonder Woman 1984. Bring it!

Thanks so much Mike for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME!


My pleasure!

About C. Michael Morrison:

Author of Hannah Goodheart and the Guardian of Time, C. Michael Morrison is a man of many talents. His passion for story telling began as a boy growing up in a small river valley town in West Virginia, where Mike cultivated an affection for science fiction. It’s no surprise that these days, he can be found on the Trek.fm podcast network, where Mike is co-host of Meta Treks: A Star Trek and Philosophy podcast, as well as an occasional contributor to other shows on the network.

In addition to being a devout PEZ collector, Mike is Lead Pastor of Collin Creek Church in Plano, TX.

Mike lives in the Dallas area with his wife, Dorinda, daughter, Hannah, and their standard poodle, Princess.


Giveaway Details:
One lucky winner will receive a HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME Book Box, US Only.

Two lucky winners will receive a HANNAH GOODHEART AND THE GUARDIAN OF TIME Swag Pack which includes a book, US Only.





Tour Schedule:
Week One:
3/9/2020
Excerpt
3/9/2020
Excerpt
3/10/2020
Guest Post
3/10/2020
Review
3/11/2020
Review
3/11/2020
Excerpt
3/12/2020
Review
3/12/2020
Review
3/13/2020
Guest Post
3/13/2020
Review

Week Two:
3/16/2020
Review
3/16/2020
Review
3/17/2020
Interview
3/17/2020
Review
3/18/2020
Review
3/18/2020
Guest Post
3/19/2020
Review
3/19/2020
Excerpt
3/20/2020
Interview
3/20/2020
Review

Instagram Schedule:
Week One:
3/9/2020
Excerpt/Spotlight
3/10/2020
Spotlight
3/11/2020
Excerpt/Spotlight
3/12/2020
Review
3/13/2020
Review

Week Two:
3/16/2020
Review
3/17/2020
Review
3/18/2020
Review
3/19/2020
Spotlight
3/20/2020
Review

2 comments:

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