Every author has one novel that they think of as "the book of my heart" at some point in their life and Owlet is mine. As a lifelong asthmatic I grew up always feeling disconnected from the characters I loved so dearly in the YA novels I read. It bothered me that all of the characters I felt close to were so much more capable than I will ever be. They say that when there is a novel you desperately want to read but can’t find, it must be one you need to write – so I did.
Today is the release day for Owlet, the novel I needed when I was growing up and that hopefully can help someone else who might have felt the same way or be feeling that way now. A YA Urban Fantasy about a girl who learns that sometimes having something working against you, can make you a stronger, better person and while it hurts to become that way it can also give you a fighting chance.
Author: Emma Michaels
Release Date: October 13th 2012
Series: Society of Feathers, #1
Publisher: Tribute Books
Length: 138 pages / ~48k words
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance
Somewhere between falling and flying… there is a girl.
Iris has a secret. She lost her memory eight years ago and never told a living soul. After an asthma attack one night she finds out that her dreams of a strange house on a snowy island may be a memory resurfacing but the more she learns about the past the more she realizes the life she has been living is a lie. As the façade her father has built starts to crumble around her she will have to decide which means more to her; the truth or her life.
Emma Michaels is a multi-talented bookish girl. Not only is she the designer of beautiful covers (including several for Tribute Books), but she has many other accomplishments under her belt. She started book blogging in 2009 and was first published in 2010. She started The Writer’s Voice blog in 2011 as a way to help readers get to know authors on another level.
She moved to Washington at seventeen to be with the man that she loves, who asked her what she secretly wanted to be when she grew up. Naturally, she told him that she wanted to be an author, but at the time she thought "it was a pipe dream." He encouraged her to pursue her dreams and taught her that "sometimes reaching for the impossible can make a world of difference in your life." Now she is published and reaching well beyond what most people can imagine.