Today we’re celebrating FAIR COIN by E.C. Myers! I haven’t had a chance to read this one yet, but it sounds fantastic!
Sixteen-year-old Ephraim Scott is horrified when he comes home from school and finds his mother unconscious at the kitchen table, clutching a bottle of pills. The reason for her suicide attempt is even more disturbing: she thought she’d identified Ephraim’s body at the hospital that day.
Among his dead double’s belongings, Ephraim finds a strange coin—a coin that grants wishes when he flips it. With a flick of his thumb, he can turn his alcoholic mother into a model parent and catch the eye of the girl he’s liked since second grade. But the coin doesn’t always change things for the better. And a bad flip can destroy other people’s lives as easily as it rebuilds his own.
The coin could give Ephraim everything he’s ever wanted—if he learns to control its power before his luck runs out.
A reminder about the origin of the Thrice interviews: The original title for BORN WICKED was THRICE BLESSED. I have a tattoo with the word thrice, which is partly to remind me how joyful writing the first book was, back when it was just mine, and partly because I like threes. Cate Cahill is one of three sisters, as am I. My birthday is May 3; my anniversary is Sept 30; my book deal happened when I was 30. So…you may notice a common theme to my interview questions.
1. Describe your main character in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Ephraim is a responsible, awkward, and horny geek.
2. Describe your book in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Fair Coin is a surprising, mind-bending, and intriguing adventure.
3. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives + a noun.
I am a sleep-deprived, busy, and well-meaning person.
4. If you could travel to any 3 countries, what would they be?
Wales, Japan, and Egypt.
5. If you could take any 3 non-writing-related classes, what would they be?
Flying lessons, taekowndo, or animation.
6. If you could have 3 alternate careers, what would they be?
Film director, video game developer, or professional assassin.
7. What are 3 of your favorite flowers?
Roses, sunflowers, and daisies. (JS note: yay! these are my favorites too!)
8. What are 3 of your favorite foods?
Peanut butter and jelly, kalbi (Korean BBQ), and pumpkin pie.
9. What are 3 of your favorite books?
The Silver Crown, Interstellar Pig, and The Magician’s Nephew.
Thanks so much for stopping by, Eugene! Best wishes with FAIR COIN!