Monday, January 26, 2015

Interview with Felipe from Mike Hartner's historical fiction I, James





We’re thrilled to have here today Felipe from Mike Hartner’s historical fiction I, James.  He comes to us all the way from the town of Portsmouth, Englnd.  It is a pleasure to have him with us today at The Literary Nook!

Thank you so for this interview, Felipe.  Now that the book has been written, do you feel you were fairly portrayed or would you like to set anything straight with your readers?  

I believe that I’ve been fairly treated.

What do you believe is your strongest trait?   

My strongest trait is my devotion to family and friends.

Worst trait? 

My worst trait is being too vain. I mean, I’m good looking.  Why shouldn’t I be shared with everyone.. 

Do you have a love interest in the book? 

My only love interest was my fiancé in India, but by the time we got there, she’d already been betrothed to someone else.

At what point of the book did you start getting nervous about the way it was going to turn out? 

I think my most nervous phase was when I was involved in the sword fight with James and his friends.

If you could trade places with one of the other characters in the book, which character would you really not want to be and why? 

I really don’t want to be the Master at the Kilwa plantation.  I can’t understand that mentality.  And Kilwa is damn hot.

How do you feel about the ending of the book without giving too much away?  

 I think the ending is fitting for the story.

What words of wisdom would you give your author if he decided to write another book with you in it? 

Find me family.

Thank you for this interview.  Will we be seeing more of you in the future? 

I’m not sure, but it’s possible.
About the Author:

Mike Hartner was born in Miami in 1965. He's traveled much of the continental United States. He has several years post secondary education, and experience teaching and tutoring young adults. Hartner has owned and run a computer firm for more than twenty-five years. He now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with his wife and child. They share the neighborhood and their son with his maternal grandparents.

Mike won first place blue ribbon for the 2013 Chaucer Award for Historical Fiction and first place blue ribbon for the 2013 Dante Rosetti Award in the YA category for I, Walter.

His latest book is the historical fiction/romance, I, James.
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About the Book:


James Crofter was ripped from his family at age 11. 

Within a year the prince was a pauper in a foreign land. 

Is nature stronger than nurture? And even if it is, can James find the happiness he so richly desires?  

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  • I, James is available at Amazon.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.