For What It's Worth

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Interview: Myra McEntire

I am SO excited that Myra McEntire has taken time out of her insanely busy schedule to answer a few quick questions about Timepiece, the brilliant sequel to the Hourglass trilogy.

Myra-McEntire-Author-Photo2  <--- With any luck Fingers crossed I am meeting (or have already met) Myra at BEA while you are reading this!!! *SQUEE* Or I got trampled on my way (which is entirely possible at BEA) and I’m sobbing uncontrollably in a corner.

But you guys get to read a safe, trample free interview. Enjoy!


Karen: The world building for the Hourglass series is so intricate and complex, how do you keep track of all rules you've established while you're writing?
Myra: I have three notebooks, and I have to go back and keyword search a lot! 

K: Read about The Science of the Hourglass here!

K: Timepiece is written from Kaleb's POV. I don't think I've heard even one complaint about that but were you nervous about how people would respond to the change in narrative at first?
M: I was SO nervous. I knew that Kaleb narrating next was definitely the best step for the story arc, and I also knew that a lot of people wanted more of him. I aim to please. ;) There's still quite a bit of Em and Michael. 

K: Let's talk about Lily (Em's best friend) She has a much larger role in Timepiece. I LOVE her. Like really…..really love her. Was it fun to write her character? How would you describe Lily?
M: I so deeply wish I had a Lily in my life. She's very no nonsense, and practical, and single minded, but she's also empathetic. She's about her own business and the business of the people she loves. I loved writing her, and in this book the dialogue basically wrote itself. I just had to keep up.

K: I know you like to get to the kissing in your novels. Timepiece has the pages going up in flames it's so hot! How did you keep it YA? lol
M: Flames. No really. I set things on fire. (Fictionally.) 

K: I follow (perhaps stalk) you on twitter. You are so supportive and fangirly about other authors/TV shows/movies/music. What are a few of your favorites? Have any of them inspired your writing?

And some people know the story of how Charlie Bewley walked into a dream and bossed his way into a story. That one was weird, but it has proven to be a good choice! 

K: Describe Timepiece in 140 characters or less.
M: READ IT. Er......

Karen: Thanks Myra!! Here is my attempt at the 140 characters gush about Timepiece…

Guys!!! You must read this series!! It has time travel! It has swoony boys & smart girls that can not only hold their own but save the boy!

Myra McEntire: Blog | Twitter | Pinterest
Official Fan Site for the Hourglass series:
Murphy's Law
My reviews: Hourglass | Timepiece
Buy the books!
Hourglass | Timepiece: An Hourglass Novel (releases June 12th!)

Aaaaand! BIG fantastic news! Infinity Glass – the third book in the Hourglass series was picked up by Egmont and should be released in the summer of 2013! I’m sure an incredible cover reveal is on the horizon.


  1. Great interview! I loved Hourglass. I look forward to Timepiece!

  2. I love Dr Who too!! :)
    Ohhh timetravel, I do like that

  3. Gyah, it's Myra! I love Myra!

    Sometimes I wish I could be a Lily, but I'd settle for having a Lily as a BFF. I love that practicality!

    Kaleb POV was a risk that paid off. My gosh, I was so ridiculously happy to get his POV. Can't wait for Infinity Glass!

  4. I love this book! This is making my favorite list!! From the very first chapter I was hooked! Of course, I am a sucker for time-travel stories and this one is the best I've read so far! Wow! The plot was so original, intense and enjoyable!!