Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Blog Tour: Restoring Harmony - Joëlle Anthony - Interview

Yesterday I had the pleasure of reviewing Joëlle Anthony's Restoring Harmony. It was an incredible book, and I absolutely loved it. Today, I have the absolute pleasure of interviewing Joëlle as well, courtesy of the Teen Book Scene. If you would like to follow along with the tour, you can find all of the tour stops and details listed here.


If you were faced with the decisions that Molly had to make, what would you do? Would you do anything differently? If so, why?

I hope I would be strong and brave enough to do what Molly does, but sometimes I wonder! Some of the choices she makes, I could definitely make myself, like working in the garden and taking over the cooking and the chores. I am much more of a rule follower than I like to admit though. The very first thing Molly does, even before the book starts, is sneak into the United States. I would be so freaked out about being caught that I would definitely get caught and then I’d be in a totally different book than Molly.

If Molly had a theme song, what would it be?

Well, Molly does have a theme song. In fact, she has several. There’s Handsome Molly, a very old traditional song that she plays on her fiddle. Also, Hard Times by Stephen Foster. And the tune Brianna’s Reel was a fictional tune I made up for the book, but the wonderful teen fiddler, Sarah Tradewell wrote for me. In fact, you can hear all those tunes on my website (Sarah and my husband, who are both professional musicians, recorded them). There’s a great story about how I met Sarah and how she came to write the tune and star in the book trailer too. http://joelleanthony.com/restoring-harmony-book-trailer/

What would some of Molly's favourite books be? (Granted she had the time to read.)

I think Molly might be interested in the history of music. She’d probably like memoirs and biographies of famous musicians too. She strikes me as a much more nonfiction type of girl than one who reads simply for fun.

What would the front page headline of a newspaper say about you?

Author Spends Her Days Walking on Treadmill While Writing Novels

My husband’s quote would be something like, “My wife is a write-a-holic. I have to hide her computer on the weekends.”

If you were a tree, what tree would you be, and why?

A fir tree because they bend and sway with the wind. I’m pretty easy-going and flexible. Or at least, that’s what I aim for in life.


Thank you so much for being here today, Joëlle. I loved your answers and can't wait to check out the music on your website (linked here). I think that your meeting with Sarah was quite serendipitous, and I absolutely love Handsome Molly! 

1 comment:

Chutzpah said...

What a beautiful cover, and what a great interview! Your questions (and her answers) make me really want to check out this book!