Thursday, June 19, 2014

Author Interview & Giveaway: Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman

Brynn Chapman

Genre: YA Historical Romance/ Mystery
Publisher: Month 9
Number of pages: approximately 300
Word Count: 63000

Book Description:

Arabella Holmes was born different and raised different. After it became apparent she wouldn't fit the role of a proper 1900's lady, her father, Sherlock, called in some lingering favors, and landed her a position at the Mutter Museum. The museum was Arabella's dream; she was to become a purveyor of abnormal science. What her father called a BoneSeeker.

Henry Watson arrives at the Mutter Museum with a double assignment--to become a finder of abnormal antiquities and to watch over and keep Arabella Holmes. An easy task, if he could only get her to speak to him instead of throwing knives in his general direction.

But this is no time for child's play. The two teens are assigned to a most secret exploration, when the hand of a Nephilim is unearthed in upstate New York. Soon, Arabella and Henry are caught in a fight for their lives as scientific debate swirls around them. Are the bones from a Neanderthal ... or are they living proof of fallen angels, who supposedly mated with humans according to ancient scrolls?

Sent to recover the skeleton, they discover they are the second team to have been deployed and the entire first team is dead. And now they must trust their instincts and rely on one another in order to survive and uncover the truth.

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MRP would like to extend a very warm welcome to Brynn Chapman, author of Boneseeker. Brynn, tell us about your publishing journey… 
My publishing journey has mirrored my writing, twisted and complex lol.
I started writing seriously in 2005, published with small press in 2006. I did not belong to any writer’s organizations—I knew nothing about the industry. I had always been told by English teachers I should write—but initially entered into medicine. 
I have belonged at different times to RWA, Horror Writers, GIam groups, The Blueboards. Through these, I learned about craft, the industry. 
I have a fabulous agent at The Aponte Agency, Victoria Lea, and am on submission. I have been pubbed in small press, mid size press and I self pub as well. I write out of the box—which is where my cortex lives. 
I love writing. Those three words are why we do it. Why no matter where or how it’s about words to page. Or thoughts let free.

If your book was to be made into a movie, who would you cast as the leads? 
Since the whole Scarlett Johannson litigation I am reluctant to answer Lol. BUT I describe no actors in my book, so I should be safe. 
For BONESEEKER: Henry - a cross between Robert Pattinson and Dan Stevens.
For Arabella: Ellen Paige. For Watson and Holmes…well, who else? That seems elementary.

If you had a time machine, which era would you go back to and why? 
I will say 1900’s. It’s probably the only era I and my transient lack of filter and complete candor, could survive without ending up like Anne Boleyn.

What life advice do you wish you’d been given sooner? 
Do not be afraid. Embrace difference in yourself and others. Wherever possible, live a life of gratitude and purpose.

Where do you write best?  
It really depends on the day, and what the ole neurons and synapses choose to do. Sometimes it’s natural as breathing other days, Chinese water torture. Either on my deck or hidden in an alcove of Panera when the snowflakes fall.

What was the last book you read, and what were your thoughts on it? 
I have the standard near-toppling TBR pile, like everyone else—but the most recent was The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle. 
Amish dystopian. Do not judge LOL, it was utterly fabulous—the writing had a literary quality with enough grit and scare to make it wonderfully unique.

What other genre would you write and why?
I have tried my hand at all that I am capable of…but I honestly feel at home in fantasy-historical-romantic elements. I could do straight historical or historical romance. I read all over the place from horror to contemporary.

Thank you so much for joining us today, Brynn. We really enjoyed the visit. Good luck and great sales with Boneseeker. 

About the Author:
Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love—not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger’s syndrome.

Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society’s downtrodden. In fiction, she’s a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. She also writes non-fiction and lectures on the subjects of autism and sensory integration and is a medical contributor to online journal The Age of Autism.

Author Links:  

Website | Twitter Goodreads

Tour giveaway:
$10 Amazon Gift Card
1 print copy of Boneseeker open to US Shipping


  1. Thank for the giveaway! Boneseeker sounds awesome! I'm usually not big into YA but I love paranormal and historical era books, especially when the two genres are combined like in this one. Kudos!

  2. This books sounds awesome! I love the creepy factor it has going, but there seems to still be a sense of adventure! :) I'm sure its a good read.