Sunday, January 15, 2017

Emerge Beyond Circles

About the Book
Title: Emerge Beyond Circles
Author: John Geers
Genre: Fantasy
Thuban-Pol is the latest in a lineage of Siberian witches. Their eternal aim is to guide humanity to true love. Their guiding tenet, “For love to bloom, these three endure: sacrifice, perseverance and suffering. But the greatest of these is suffering.” Since the dawn of humanity, they have summoned countless couples, inflicting suffering with the intention to grow true love. They have never succeeded…but now they have their best opportunity in two couples from Wisconsin.

Author Bio
John Geers drew inspiration to begin his debut novel from a dream he experienced.

Hours spent in the caffeinated air of his favorite coffeehouse proved to be the perfect place to complete Emerge Beyond Circles.

John is a middle school literacy educator, where he inspires and is inspired by the writers of tomorrow. He is the founder and facilitator of his school’s Creative Writing Club. He is also a columnist for the online magazine Elephant Journal.

He loves a good story, being on the water, and witty puns. He can be found hiking the wilderness, biking big hills, sipping dark coffee, and looking for a chair in the mall. 



What is your character’s name? Does the character have a nickname?
Marc North. He is called Marc by friends and family. His fifth grade students call him Mr. North.

What is your characters hair color? Eye color?
Marc has brown hair and brilliant blue eyes. People remark about his eyes most often. Women become captured by them, even though he is more often annoyed by the attention than not.

What kind of distinguishing facial features does your character have?
His face is perfect. Anyone would agree that he is strong and handsome.

What is one strong memory that has stuck with your character from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?
Marc has a deep memory of his mother. She was the most pivotal person in his life. As a boy, the memory of bringing his mother dandelions sticks with him strongest. She loved his little-boy gift and he loved her. It is precisely this that made what came later so devastating.

What is your character's least favorite season?
Marc enjoys all seasons. Although walking in the winter is a bit more difficult, he still strikes out on long walks to the local cemetery.

What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?
The most important event of Marc’s life is moving to Madison, Wisconsin and becoming a teacher of fifth grade kids. Although the move came after a life altering tragedy, it was not long before it became home.

Who has had the most influence on you?
His mother and father. Marc’s mother was his hero and his father his villain, both influenced him in their own way to become who he is today.

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Marc managed to earn a college degree and make a new start in Madison after a series of personal tragedies.

What is your greatest regret?
His greatest regret is letting his mom down. He will forever be haunted by what he couldn’t do for her.

What is the most evil thing you have ever done?
Marc feels dishonest when he does not return the advances of the women who approach him. And they usually approach during his many visits to his favorite coffeehouse, Bean Brain Roasters.

If you died or went missing, who would miss you?
His fat black cat named Bruce would miss him most. They have regular conversations. They chat about things like the weather and what the day holds. Bruce loves to hear stories told by Marc.

Who is the person you despise the most, and why?
Marc despises his father the most. He sees him as the reason his family fell apart.

Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?
Marc tends to allow others to take the lead. But in his pursuit of love, he is relentless.

Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not?
Marc is a loner in many ways. Even though he is a teacher and used to being around groups of kids, his personal life is spent alone.

Do you care what others think of you?
Marc does care. It is the reason for his tendency toward isolation.

If you could change one thing, what would it be, and why?
Marc would change his past. The pain of it torments him. But it also drives him to seek love.


You can win a stuffed tiger animal (a character from the book), a signed paperback copy and a $10 amazon gift card during the tour. 

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