Sunday, 1 December 2013

Book Blitz: Tyler Nitbone by Imran Siddiq - Interview + Giveaway

Tyler Nitbone

Tyler Nitbone by Imran Siddiq
YA Sci-Fi
Published: 29th November 2013

Tyler can Cross into parallel realities. Employed by a secret organization, he collects data about worlds encountered to improve the Alternate Worlds Map. Except the organization have apprehended him, tampered with his memory, and accused him of a crime he can’t recollect. They must have the wrong seventeen-year old? Nope – even Tyler’s friends have evidence against him.
There are rules to being a Alternate Worlds Viewer:
DO NOT interact with the environment.
DO NOT interfere with events.
DO NOT reveal the ability to Cross.
Tyler has broken with one. But which? All of them?
Worst of all he hates his surname: Nitbone.
Chased by the organization, he will Cross into explosive worlds to uncover the real traitor or risk the lives of zillions.
Tyler Nitbone must interfere to undo the interference
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Interview with Imran Siddiq

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
Maybe make it more of a Poirot mystery, though, that would take away the fun factor and the youth that the protagonist brings to the plot.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
My mother complained to my teacher, when I was 5 years old, that I was always reading under the duvet (at night) with a torch. I loved reading, and experimenting with my own stories. I loved to escape to another place. Hang on – is that a white rabbit I see running with a watch – see you later.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Descriptive narrative. How much is too much? How much is not enough? What words to use? Do they need to know about the lever on the door because it might become important later. There are moments where I cringe at long passages of descriptions. Reading other authors’ and how they tackle this always helps.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
TN is an extension of me whereby I always try to help and do good, but sometimes it can be misconstrued and put me in trouble. Poor TN… he doesn’t know when to stop and reflect.

Advice for writers of all ages:
Don't think that writing is a past time that you can dip into now and again. Treat it like a job. Make the time to write every other day. Plan it. Do it. Achieve it. If you aim for the finishing line, you will reach it, rather than hoping that you get there. Don't be atria dot give up on an idea if a new one makes you more excited. Even if you are shy, meet other writers online and find out what others think of your novels. Criticism is good. Use it.

You can't build a house out of thin air. You have to make it happen. You want to write a book - then write - and most of all - enjoy it.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
Oh most definitely. In fact it’s there on the cover as a tagline. Interfering in anything has consequences. They won’t always be bad, but they won’t always mean good either. Often people say or do something without realising the long term effect. TN is about how he must interfere to do the interference of a previous action.

Author Bio - Imran Siddiq

Imran SiddiqImran Siddiq may have tried to leave Leicester a few times, but its become his place to wake up to two cats, freeze when the heating’s off and most of all, get down to writing. At a young age, his primary school teacher commented on his creativity and ability to tell stories.  At the age of 29, during a night in the jungle, the bug inside awakened, and for the last 5 years he’s been sacrificing every second that he can to write. A veteran of writing festivals, a presence on Twitter and gobbling up all forms of Star Wars and Lord of the Rings, he hopes he can bring a smile to others in the same way that he had, aged 5, reading with a torch under his duvet. Imran’s preferred genre  is YA Sci Fi, and he has a tendency to throw a droid in every novel.

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Blitz-Wide Giveaway

An e-copy of Tyler Nitbone and e-copies of books 1-3 of the Divided Worlds series by Imran Siddiq

-Ends 16th December 2013

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