The Last Atlantean: Interview With Emily Hayse

The Last Atlantean Blog Tour
What is your favorite detail in your book?
I love all the descriptions of the clam bake. Sounds silly maybe, but it just made me really hungry and made me want to be there. 
What detail are you proudest of?
There’s a very slight reference to someone thinking that sharks were not that dangerous, and back before 1920ish people were not scared of sharks and shark attacks the way we are now. They were considered by mainstream society to be shy creatures that scared off easily. Of course, they feature heavily in the book and many of my characters have spent much more time studying them and their behavior, so they have a much better grasp of what they are capable of, good and bad. 
What character are you the tiniest bit envious of?
Probably Taurus, he’s got such a great outlook on life. Either that or Hattie, because she really lucked out with Isurus. 
What character surprised you the most?
Quite literally, The Lord of the Shark Kind. I had really very little idea what that man was thinking even as I was writing him, much less what he
would do. He kept me on my toes for sure, and there’s a twist with him at the end that I actually did not see coming until the moment it happened.
What honor would you like your book to receive?
I would love it if it won some kind of award. Maybe a ‘best of’ some fantasy award or a category someplace like the Realm Awards.
If I got print copies of your books would you rather I kept them forever letting my friends and family read them or I gave them to a thrift store in hope that they get found by someone who they inspire?
That’s such a hard choice! I love cherished books spread through friends and families, but I also know the feeling of finding a book out of the blue that just totally changes or inspires me. Probably the first one, though I know the happiness of finding a good book at a thrift store.  

The Last Atlantean

The Last Atlantean

by Emily Hayse

    “Watch, ye sons of the sea, your doom is at hand. With soundless storm rises the fate of Atlantis.”

As a lighthouse keeper’s daughter, Hattie has always been able to handle anything the Atlantic throws at her. But when a stranger washes ashore in a storm, she finds herself unraveling a mystery that will change her life.

Caught up in a high-stakes game of intrigue and hidden loyalties, Hattie watches legends take shape before her eyes. But as kings and pawns prepare for a showdown that will determine the fate of an ancient world, she wonders whether she has thrown in her lot with the hero or the villain.

“I think I was made for the sea, and the sea for me. Perhaps it’s strange to love such a terrible and bloodthirsty thing; I don’t know. In this town we pit ourselves against it, day after day, for our whole lives, knowing every day that this could be the day the sea wins. Yet I am not afraid of it. I love it, even.”

Author Bio

EMILY HAYSE is a lover of log cabins, strong coffee, and the smell of old books. Her writing is fueled by good characters and a lifelong passion for storytelling. When she is not busy turning words into worlds, she can often be found baking, singing, or caring for one of the many dogs and horses in her life. She lives with her family in Michigan.

What is the least common thing you are a fan of?
I am a huge Iditarod fan. That’s not super common, I don’t think. 

Emily Hayse   

 

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Natasha And Other Variations

Today ended up being an empty day. Translation, I didn’t have any jobs. Considering at the start of the week I was expecting to work six days, and I only worked four. Life.

So I’ve been reading a lot lately and I’ve decided to start a BookTube Channel. I usually talk about the books I read. (I know that sounds so normal) Small problem I read books no one else seems to. (I mean not all the books I read are obscure, but…)

So I’ve decided once a month to make somewhat relatable content, by talking about something big name. This month to go way off-brand while still somehow staying on brand I decided to talk about two crazy series and how I think they are in the same world.

Check out the start of the video through this link.

But I’ll tell you a bit about it if you don’t have the time.

The series are better known as Adventures in Odyssey and The MCU. (Do you think that sounds crazy enough to be me) Now onto my logic.

It just struck me how similar the two universes are in terms of technology, secret agencies, and etc.

Also, they have what is more or less the same character, even down to the name. Or do you really think Natasha Romanoff wouldn’t go by the name Tasha Forbes?

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Sustainable Tuesday: Library Advantages Part 1

Yes this is going to be a two-parter as today I’ll talk about how to help your library by taking advantage of it, and then next week I’ll talk about the book I’ve been reading since yesterday.

Good Action 1

Visit your library. No matter what your reason is the librarians will appreciate your visit.

Good Action 2

Donate to your library. Money, books, magazines, etc.

Good Action 3

Borrow books and movies from your library. It reassures the library that such things are being enjoyed.

Good Action 4

Use the interlibrary loan system. Find something you want to read that the library doesn’t have? Ask for it through the interlibrary loan system. It may take a couple months for new releases to get to the shelves, but they will appear.

Good Action 5

Ask if you can volunteer at the library. Some libraries don’t have anything for you to do, but others will be super excited.

Good Action 6

Use your library’s Libby/Overdrive/e-books. If you’ve asked and the librarians know nothing about it ask at other local libraries. If you’ve noticed that your library doesn’t appear in Libby, then try your library card number at all of the other local Libby libraries. I personally access Libby from a library name that I’ve never actually been to.

That’s all for now.

E

 

Blog Post #200

Woke up a bit late today, but Mom did as well so it didn’t matter. After a cold cereal breakfast, I cleared the table before listening to what my family had been doing over the week. Everyone has been busy. Then I shared what I had been doing. Last week was hectic that is why this post is only happening today.

I filmed a bit and then edited a video to go up on my BookTube channel on Monday. While the video rendered I listened to Stowaway. After a couple of minutes, my hands got bored, so I began taping the edges of my books. It helps them stay nice longer when you have neiphlings like I do.

After a Mexican inspired lunch, I finished taping the books. Then I put on YouTube and cut out some skirt pieces for the pattern I’m working on. I love the colors I’m using together. Purple and red.

Then I worked on the first page of my bullet journal.

A Large Year End Post

I don’t know what happened this year, but I was busy. So skip what you like, but kindly pay attention to the first section.

Social Media

I started an Instagram. It’s smallish. I mainly post about Fashion, Sewing, and Life.

I started a Bookstagram. It’s a bit bigger.

I started a Youtube Channel. It will be primarily about books. I also plan on doing fact sections. My goal with it is to have five thousand followers by the end of the year. I know this is crazy as most people don’t care about the books I love at all. YAY!

I also have a Ko-fi account. This month I haven’t done much on it, but I plan on doing more in 2020.

I have a Reedsy account. I haven’t done much with it, but I could…

I use Pinterest off and on. Yeah, skip it.

Writing

I participated and won both Camp Nano’s and Nanowrimo.

I wrote some this year. I finished my novella/middle-grade novel Aleah Ash. Now it just needs a few readers, a bit more editing, and then I may see about publishing it.

I worked on plotting my steampunk trilogy. Literally.

I got a good way into the rough draft of Containsia book one. I plan on finishing it soon. My hope is to start work on book two next Nanowrimo.

I also have written a few recipes for my cookbook, but write now I’m struggling with how serious it should be. (Strange Humor or Mostly Sensible) I hope to get further along with it.

Blog

This year I grew as a blogger. I did well and learnt lots. I got rid of a bunch of pointless subscribers. I participated in blog tours.

Family and Life

January

I don’t know what happened. I visited Arkansas. Don’t have plans

February

Wrote my 100th blog post. Designed a floor plan. Still no plans

March

It happened. G-pa’s turning 90

April

Made myself a silk skirt. Participated in Camp Nano. It started raining. Maybe go to NY and Camp Nano

May

M’s best friend got married. I was part-time photographer. No plans

June

Went camping. Took a trip. Saw two weddings. Visited Canada for the first time in my memory. Explored a tornado aftermath. (Do you want to hear about that?) Went swimming. No plans

July

Turned 20. Did Camp Nano No plans Camp Nano

August

Is in the past. Plans???

September

Started Sustainable Tuesday. Started planning on my sister’s leaving. No plans

October

Planned for Nanowrimo. Had a crazy dream. Pattern tested. Got a job. Got a second job. No plans

November

Sisters left. Did Nanowrimo. Got a Niece. Updated my room. Got a third job. Saw Niece. Nanowrimo. (visit Israel???)

December

Was busy. Got left behind. Spent a week by myself. No plans.

Reading

Yes that is one hundred and seventy seven books. This year I plan on reading 500 books at least.

Assumptions Collab With Zielle

My acquaintance Zielle is starting a new blog that shows how she has changed over the years. I agreed to help her share it around and we decided to do a collab so here it is.

Sorry it’s so late, but Collabs take lots of time.

As Zielle is super busy with all of the things she is doing so I was the one who came up with this idea. Both of us wrote a paragraph or two about ourselves then we had a list of details that the other had to make assumptions about.

Hi there! My name is Zielle.
I have been homeschooled all my life, but next year I will be heading off to public school for my last two years of schooling. I have been playing the piano my whole life as a hobby. My sister is amazing at piano, and I used to love watching her play… it entertained me. My favourite genres to write are fantasy and contemporary fiction, although I am still dabbling in genres and figuring which one I like the best. I’m a daughter of the King, and one comfort I get is knowing that He has a great plan for my life. I enjoy singing, acting, hanging out with friends (even though I can be quite shy), and babysitting my nieces and nephews.
Favourite well known fiction book
“Little Women”
Why did I come up with this idea
Favourite well known non fiction (Bible excluded)
“Anne Frank”
It is so hard
Favourite modern piece of music
“I Surrender” Hillsong
I don’t know much of that
Favourite classical piece of music
Mozart’s Sonata in C
How much thought is to much
Dream future
Help others until she has children, then focus on homeschooling them for the first several years of schooling.
Dream vacation
A week long camping trip with all of her friends and family in the campground
Dream book to write
A contemporary fantasy about a homeschooling family. They would always seek to glorify God, but it wouldn’t be like the Cooper Kids or Jonathan Park.
Favorite religious holiday
The Resurrection.
Favorite non-religious holiday
The Fourth of July
Favorite Bible verse

Jeremiah 29:11

Well there you have my list of assumptions about her. As we were squeezed for time we didn’t talk about how she was to correct my assumptions so I’m asking her now to do it in the comments.

I’m looking forward to reading Write in the Dark.

Esther

The British Are …

I asked my friend Caz if it was okay if I make fun of Brexit, I possibly should have included the British as well, but I think that was a little bit implied.

So let me talk a bit about the British trying to leave the EU. It’s not just been months, it’s been years since it first started being something to think about and we haven’t gotten much past thinking about it.

The British are coming, the British are coming.

Famous lines, from when a country was first leaving the British Empire. The start of the end. Even if some countries left much more peacefully or less completely the British Empire grew super small, indeed it stopped existing.

That was right around when the EU came along and made England part of a different kind of Empire. One that grew and grew and seemed like it would never stop.

Then the shocking day came, Britain declared it was considering leaving the EU. The country that had been left and left and left was now saying it would leave?

Maybe we’ll see if they can do it.

Here is my advice. Just do it. If they have to pull out their water pistols (because the don’t have real guns) and say we are leaving or else. Do it.

If they need to go to Germany and have peaceful protests (I’d say France as it’s closer, but they’ve had enough trouble with protesters). Do it.

If they still think that politics can do it, good for them, but now that they’ve said that they’ll leave I want them to. Do it.

The British are leaving, the British are leaving.

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PS

I recently got Grammarly for Firefox and it does not think this is funny at all. I know my sense of humor is odd but didn’t you at least smile.