Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Timothy Carter Interview + Giveaway


Interview with Timothy Carter

By: Lauren

http://www.timothycarterworld.com/

1. On your website, you state that when you write, you want to have fun and it's not all about having a message. However, if you had to pick some kind of "message" in both Evil? and Epoch, what would it be (obviously, they don't have to have the same message!)?

I avoid messages at all costs when I write, but sometimes a moral or two sneaks its way in. They disguise themselves as themes, usually related to what I'm passionate about. With EPOCH, it's that one person can make a difference, and never be afraid to make up your own mind. Poor Vincent got knocked unconscious quite a lot in that novel, so I suppose another lesson learned is, duck. With EVIL?, I suggest that just because a bunch of religious people tell you you're bad doesn't mean they are right. And, masturbating is fun and okay, just make sure you keep the door shut.

2. I'm a huge fan of the books Flux releases, as they often have some really interesting ones. What do you like about them? Any other books they have put out that you love?

Flux have been very good to me. Their editors are excellent, and the cover artists and designers do great work. I haven't delved into the other FLUX titles yet, but I'd like to. The Dead Girl series by Linda Joy Singleton seem like my kind of stories, and The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King also looks cool.

3. So I was on your blog and you were talking about three different projects: A Walk-In to Remember, The 5 Demons you Meet in Hell, and Apoca-Lynn. Are all of these books that will see the light of day and anything you can tell us about them? I love all the titles and I'm very curious now!

I like to blog about projects I have in development as a way of telling readers what I'm working on now and how the writing process is going. The 5 Demons You Meet In Hell and Apoca-Lynn are two projects I'm in the process of editing, whereas A Walk-In To Remember is my current project. I'd rather not reveal too much about these books as yet; I'm hoping they will be bought and published, but nothing is set in stone. If (gasp!) no publisher goes for them, I'd rather not get readers' hopes up.I will, however, give you a couple of blurbs. Apoca-Lynn is about a teen boy who dumps his girlfriend, only to discover she has the power to move objects with her mind. If Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, the wrath of a telekinetic girl will be... apocalyptic.The 5 Demons You Meet In Hell is about high school bully Boston Lefebvre, who dies and goes to Hell. If that weren't bad enough, he discovers a plot to destroy the afterlife, with him set up as the patsy. A Walk-In To Remember continues the adventures of dead high school bully Boston Lefebvre, in what I hope will be a long and fun-filled series.

4. You turned 13 on Friday the 13th. That is beyond cool! Any other fun facts you care to share about yourself?

Well, I was born during the week of the final lunar mission. That's pretty cool, right? Oh, and I'm British, which automatically makes me more sophisticated, intellectual, and, well... superior to the average Joe. And the average Charlie. And quite a few Georges. Not James, though. Jamses are awesome.My family moved to Canada when I was two, and I've lived here ever since. In that time I've developed an obsession with TransFormers, a love for tea and soft drinks, and a taste for movies with big loud bangs in them. I have a passion for metaphysics and spirituality, a healthy distrust for organized religion, and a deep sympathy for anyone currently attending high school. I am happily married, and the property of a cat.

5. Who would be at your ideal party (dead or alive)?

With this sort of question, a lot of famous people names spring immediately to mind. I'll save them for later, and start with the heroes of my life. I'd want my wife Violet there, my brother and sister, and quite a few of my cousins. My friends, definitely. And my high school English teachers. I'd also want my college drama teacher Cathy to come, because she was a big inspiration for me.Now on to famous (or more well known) people. Robert Rankin, author of The Hollow Chocolate Bunnies of the Apocalypse; Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, authors of Good Omens; Simon Furman, writer of many awesome TransFormers comics; Douglas Adams, whose Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy novels had a profound effect on me; James Cameron, director of Titanic, The Abyss and The Terminator; Rick Green, from The Frantics and Prisoners of Gravity; and Bill Maher, who did Religulous. I could go on, but we all have lives to get back to. And it seems I have a party to plan! So long, take care, and thanks for reading.



Giveaway-

Prize: 2 winners will get Epoch and 2 winners will get Evil? That means 4 WINNERS IN ALL!

Open to: U.S. Only

Ends: September 11

To Enter: Would you want to talk to a demon if you could? What would you ask them?

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57 comments:

Erica said...

I don't think I'd want to talk to a demon...


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+1 I follow

Liz said...

NO! I would not want to talk to a demon, He/She would probably KILL me!
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Awesome Contest!!
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Liz said...

Oops I forgot I had to leave seperate comments!

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+1 I posted on the Guest Post!
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etirv said...

I would ask him if I could touch his horns!

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Kate said...

Is this a nice demon? If not, no thanks. I would like to live. If yes, I would ask, what kind of demon are you? Demons are not nice.

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Kristen said...

Would you want to talk to a demon if you could? What would you ask them?

Hm, I think I would. I'd ask them what I could trade my soul for... hahahaha.

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Kristen said...

I'm a follower as well!

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Kelsey said...

I'd probably be too scared to talk to a demon...

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Liviania said...

I would not want to talk to a demon, because they're always trying to trick you.

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Liviania said...

Clearly I can't follow directions even though I am a follower.

Liviania said...

I commented on the guest post.

...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

To Enter: Would you want to talk to a demon if you could? What would you ask them? Heck yea, first I'd ask them what does a demon do and what supernatural powers do they possess...if I'm not too scared lol.

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...MY NAME IS ELENI AND I AM A BOOKAHOLIC... said...

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throuthehaze said...

I definitely would NOT want to talk to a demon
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tetewa said...

Wouldn't want to talk to one! tWarner419@aol.com

MJ said...

I would ask him..why????

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Jessica Kennedy said...

Demon's are scary, right? If it's a scary demon I'm not sure I would talk to it. If it seemed okay I would probably ask him how he's doing? Can't hurt to just be polite right? :)

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Jessica Kennedy said...

I also commented on the guest post! It was a great read!

Jessica Kennedy said...

Oh, and I'm a follower! :) Great giveaway! This books sounds very unique!

Beth said...

I think I'd have to pass on talking with a demon. Yup, not for me.

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I'm a follower.

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Wrighty said...

I'd rather not talk to a demon if I didn't have to. I wouldn't want to be in a situation where that was an issue!

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I follow.

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Limerick said...

Talking to a demon would be so scary for me. I'd personally never do it.

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Limerick said...

+1 And I follow

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heatherzilla said...

I would talk to a demon. I would want to know about his/her powers, and how they felt about being a demon and interacting with humans.

Mary Ann DeBorde said...

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Sure I would talk to a demon.
I would ask how long he had been in his current position, and what benefits came with his job.
I would also ask him what his plans were for his future.
I would ALSO ask him how he felt about the "sin" tax on alcohol, cigarettes and sugary soda pop lol
Finally, I would ask him (assuming he was still awake or not fleeing back to Hades), who he would vote for in the next presidential election :P

Sweeter the berry said...

I would be much too afraid to interact with a real demon but I do love to watch them on tv and that's as far as that goes!

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Sweeter the berry said...

I am a follower.

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Beth said...

Thanks for the great giveaway. I don't think I would talk to a demon. I am a big ol' sissy!

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TheBookworm said...

I follow you! :D

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TheBookworm said...

No, I wouldn't talk to a demon!

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The_Book_Queen said...

Hmm... it depends. What kind of demon is it? I've read about some pretty nice (and yummy... Oops, did I say that outloud?! *wink*) ones before.....

I probably would, but I wouldn't stick around if he looks like he (or she, I guess....) looks like a bad demon. :D And I don't know what I'd ask them-- I can't think of anything creative, I'd probably ask 'Are you a demon', which is pointless, but hey, I was unprepared to see a fantasy creature in my daily travels. LOL.

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The_Book_Queen said...

Here's my extras:

I'm following now.

I'm heading over to comment on the other post as well.

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Froggy said...

To Enter: Would you want to talk to a demon if you could? What would you ask them?

I would ask if there really is a heaven and a he!!

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Froggy said...

I am follower!!

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Froggy said...

+1 If you comment on the Guest Post!
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Rue said...

I don't think I would talk to a demon, even if I could. I've seen a lot of movies and read a lot of books and interacting with demons never seems to end well. My life is complicated enough already.
But I do like to read stories about them. Thanks for the chance to win!
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Sarah Z said...

Yes I would talk to a demon. I would ask all kinds of questions!
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Paradox said...

It would be interesting to talk to a demon, but I wouldn't make any deals with one. I'd probably ask about the underworld/whatever and life after death.

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Alexa said...

I'd be too freaked out to talk to a demon.

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