About the Book
“No one can mysteriously disappear leaving no trace. It isn’t realistic.”
“You’re right, Emily,” her grandfather said thoughtfully. “It isn’t realistic. However, a good many things happen in this world that are not realistic, things supernatural.”
Emily, Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna have grown up on their grandfather’s tales of ancestors who mysteriously disappeared from Creighton Hill, the plantation home that has been in their family for centuries. When Grampa’s death forces them to move into Creighton Hill, the truth about the supposed disappearances is the first thing on their minds. Allan, Jill, Joey, and Anna’s, that is. As for Emily, why must they keep at their supernatural hogwash?
Could it be that their family really does just have an unusual history of early deaths? Most people seem to think so. But Grampa’s research has uncovered something different.
When mysterious writing matching descriptions found in ancient accounts begins appearing to the children, they know something’s up. They must find out what really happened to their ancestors, and work together to discover the reason behind the mysterious writings.
Creighton Hill is the first book of the Time Captives trilogy, a tale of faith, family, fantasy, and a fight for truth and freedom.
Hey, peoples of the internet! I'm here to help with the release of one of my friend's books. Creighton Hill is a wonderful little story, an intriguing new slant on portal fantasy. Today I'm interviewing one of the main characters - Emily Hubbard, who's not the type of girl who's usually pulled into another world, but made for delightful fun just the same. I'll be reviewing the book over at O.Scarlett on Thursday, and then I'll be back on Saturday with an interview with the author herself.
1. Welcome to Knitted By God's Plan! Can you tell me a bit about yourself?
My name’s Emily, I have four younger siblings who are extremely annoying, and I hate my life. Is that good enough?
2. What do you think of your book?
*snorts* It’s just like all the stupid books my siblings like to read. Fantasy worlds are ridiculous. And that author had to write it from Joey’s point of view. She couldn’t have used Allan or Jill who I occasionally get along with. No, she had to use Joey who hates me as much as I hate him. It paints me as a bad guy when I’m the only one who’s ever anything close to realistic. Maybe the other books are better, I hear she’s using my point of view later on, but this one? *rolls eyes* Sure, maybe my siblings are right that it’s all really happening, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Because I don’t. They’re sucking me into their delusion. And yeah, I know that’s a quote from The Santa Clause. It’s about the only sensible line in that movie.
3. How would you describe your family?
*raises eyebrows* You want to know what I really think? They’re religious fanatics with ridiculous imaginations, who think they’re better than I am because they’re suck ups to our parents. Or maybe that’s just Joey and Anna. Jill and Allan are even worse religious fanatics, but at least they get onto Joey and Anna for picking on me. Some of the time. Our parents support them. They don’t care that I don’t believe the hogwash they all do, and still make me go to church every week and listen when they read the Bible, but when I disagree they call me rebellious for it. I’m always getting grounded for trying to be myself. I wish I had a more normal family.
4. Why are you opposed to all things supernatural? What happened to you?
*gives Kendra a dirty look* If you call having sense having something happen to me. I believe in what I see with my own two eyes. It’s stupid to believe in anything else like all the religious freaks do. And don’t try to tell me that evidence is all around us in the world. I’ve heard it too many times from everyone. I just don’t see it. And so what if I’d rather be like my mom’s family than my dad’s dead Bible thumping family? See where it got them? In the ground. Or “disappeared without a trace” like Grampa insisted. The people who don’t believe that nonsense are still here. So who do you think I should believe?
5. What's your favorite food?
Finally a normal question. Lasagna. It tastes good and it’s filling, and it’s what my grandma on my mom’s side always makes when we come visit. Chocolate cake is my favorite dessert.
Are you done questioning me? Good, ’cause I’m done.
About the Author
Morgan Elizabeth Huneke is a homeschool graduate who lives in Georgia. She has enjoyed creating characters and writing stories since early childhood. Her other interests include reading, playing the piano and violin, and politics. She is the author of Across the Stars and The Experiment.
Across the Stars Free on Kindle
To celebrate Across the Stars’s second anniversary, and Creighton Hill’s release, Across the Stars is free on Kindle June 8th-12th! Check it out on Amazon!
Join in the excitement of Time Captives and enter to win a special prize! The first prize winner will receive a signed copy of Creighton Hill as well as a signed copy of Across the Stars, for its anniversary. Second prize is a signed copy of Creighton Hill. The third prize winner will receive an eCopy of Creighton Hill in the eBook format of his/her choice. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.