Monday, December 9, 2013

Blog Tour: Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl

Hello, friends! I am taking part in the blog tour of my author friend, Aidyl Ewoh. Here's a little bit about her and her book, "Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl."

About the Book:
Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl:Traveling with her parents brings Lydia, daughter of explorer and singer Buddy Davis, plenty of adventure and mystery - from hidden clues in bookstores to cave paintings deep underground. 
About the Author: Whether she’s building life-sized models of dinosaurs with her adopted family, trying her hand at cooking at a private retreat, or living in a barn, author Aidyl Ewoh (aka Lydia Howe) seems to have adventures follow her wherever she goes. Check out her book, Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl and find out more about her at her BlogFacebook, and Twitter

On to the post. :)
I'll hand the reins over to Aidyl.
Funny though it may be, I never even thought of those things as a kid. It was only after I started doing stuff with Answers in Genesis that I began to find them interesting. 

Hey y’all! I’m here today with my character, Lydia Davis from my book, Cave Secrets of the Pterodactyl. I’m so excited to be interviewing her, so you guys can get a little glimpse into her exciting life! If you’ve never read a character interview before, this might be a little weird at first, but it’s something that authors often do to help others, and themselves, get to know their characters better. So hang on tight and here we go!
Wow, that was quite the intro. Thank you, Miss Aidyl, for inviting me to join you today! Most people want to talk my parents and I’m kinda a tag-along, so it’s really a pleasure to be the actual interviewee.

I think we’re going to have a lot of fun! Alright, first off, can you tell us a little bit about your life? 
Sure. I’m twelve and the only child of Buddy and Kay Davis. My dad is an internationally known singer who works for Answers in Genesis. I think he has about eighteen CD’s out. Our family travels a lot. And I do mean a lot. I’m home-schooled, which is actually a funny thing to say, since I’m not home much. I want to be a writer when I grow up, so I take every chance I get to fill notebook after notebook with our family’s adventures. 

Sounds quite exciting!
Oh, goodness it is! 

What would you say is your favorite thing about your lifestyle? 
Probably how I get such a different perspective on life than the average kid my age. That gives me a lot of stuff to write about!

I would say so. What it’s like to travel so much? 
First off, it can get a lot more tiring than most people realize. Second of all, when you do it often enough, you fall into a routine and when I’m home too long at a time, I actually begin missing it. That hasn’t happened for a long time though! I really like getting to see new places and meeting new people. It’s fun. 

If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be? 
Huh? I’ve never heard someone ask my dad that question before on an interview. I haven’t really thought about it I guess. Is this going on the record? 

It is, but don’t worry, you don’t have to come up with an answer. Let me ask another question: Are you involved in your dad’s career? If so, how? 
Ok, thanks for letting me off the hook! Yes, I am involved in my dad’s career. I travel around with him a lot. I help carry his instruments, I work with selling our books, DVD’s and CD’s, and I talk to people. That kind of stuff. I’d say the biggest thing I do though is just being there. Being a family means a lot to us. 

Aww, that sounds so lovely. On the same train of questions: How much time do you get to spend with your dad? Do you get pestered in school because your dad’s famous? 
Well... Let’s see. I would say I get to spend a lot more time with my dad than most kids, because I travel around with him and Mom. Do I get pestered at school because my dad’s famous? No, because I’m home-schooled. Which rocks, just sayin’. 

Oh right, you already said that, didn’t you? Sorry, I didn’t think to remove it from my list of questions. 
That’s fine. I didn’t think anything of it! 

You seem to be really good at answering these questions. Why is that? 
Really? Aww, that’s sweet of you! I guess it’s because I have been interviewed a lot, plus people come up and ask these sorts of questions all the time. 

Interviewed a lot? What does that mean? 
Well often times when my dad is on TV or the radio or in front of an audience, people think it adds interest to have me come up and answer a few questions, so I do. 

And that doesn’t bother you? You don’t freeze up when you’re in front of a large group? 
Naw, I guess that’s what comes with being raised like I was. I mean, I know I sometimes mess up and give stupid or non-sense answers, but I don’t beat myself up over it, because I know I did my best. 

Wow, that’s impressive. 
Thank you, Miss Aidyl.

Well, it looks like we’ve run out of time here, but there’s still some questions I have for you to answer that I’ll be posting on my blog. Thank you so much, Lydia, for joining us for today. 
It was fun! Thanks for having me! 

You’re quite welcome. And peoples, head on over to my blog to find the answers to the rest of Lydia’s interview questions.

To find out what I like best about writing, and to get the answer to the true or false question, check out THIS blog tomorrow

Now, on to the best part of the post! Aidyl is giving away one copy of her book for one lucky blog reader!


Be sure to share this giveaway with friends, and good luck!

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  1. I'll go with true. You seem like a life-long reader.

    1. Check out tomorrow's post! I... Oh wow. I just realized I forgot to put the answer on it... I hope I can fix that. ;)

  2. Cool! The book looks interesting.

  3. Replies
    1. Thanks, Sarah! It's fun knowing you're still looking at my blog, even when you're halfway around the world. :)

  4. it's like you're doing an interview with yourself since the character is based off you. so basically you're just talking to yourself on the internet. does that feel weird to you? and true. i mean it depends on what you consider little, i guess though.

    1. Thank you for being so supportive of me dear. You make me happy. What in the world would I do without you? Naw, don't answer.

  5. I vote true!


    1. :) I seem like someone who likes reading? No, really? ;)

    2. LoL Just a little... ;)

    3. Thanks for visiting the blog, Rebecca!

  6. I'd say false. Most of my siblings like to write but not read.

    1. Thanks for voting! Hopefully you hopped on over to the next blog and found your answer. ;)

  7. I'd say TRUE. I can't imagine a childhood without books, myself. :-)

  8. Both of my kids are excited about this book now.
    My answer to the question in true.


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