Monday, 20 June 2016

Saving Montgomery Sole Blog Tour - interview and US giveaway!

It's really exciting to take part in the blog tour for 'Saving Montgomery Sole' during Pride Month. As part of the tour, I have an interview with the fantastic author Mariko Tamaki and a giveaway of the book! (US only)

First, here's a little bit about the book from the publisher:

Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two mums forced to go to a school full of homophobes and people who don't even know what irony is. Her saving grace - her two best friends Thomas and Naoki. Monty's obsessed with paranormal mysteries like ESP, astrology, superpowers, and the healing powers of frozen yogurt, but when strange things actually start happening to Monty, she realizes that the greatest mystery of all is herself.

Now to the interview! Thanks so much Mariko for stopping by the blog.

What was your favourite book when you were the same age as your characters?

By sixteen I was heavy into Canadian Lit: Alice Munro, Margaret Laurence, Timothy Findley and Margaret Atwood. I think my favorite book was Stone Angel.

If the Eye of Know existed, what would you use it for?

Ah the Eye of Know is a complex thing! I wouldn't want to get anywhere near something that would give me any other sight or power beyond what I've got. Maybe I would borrow one to find my keys every once in a while.

Do you have any writing or editing rituals?

I've recently discovered the joys of the Pilot fountain pen, and writing my outlines with a really good pen on really good paper.

If you could meet any author living or dead, who would it be?

I'd love to meet Shakespeare, just run into him in line at the grocery store so I can turn to him and say, "So explain Romeo and Juliet to me."

What's your favourite book and movie?

Oh my gosh it changes so often. I would probably say my favorite book is this collection of non-fiction essays called The New Kings of Non-Fiction edited by Ira Glass. YA-wise I'm a huge fan of Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Movie wise I love director Sophia Coppola, although I spend a lot of time rewatching XMen films.

You can find a list of all bloggers taking part in the blog tour here:

Finally, here's the link to the Rafflecopter giveaway! Macmillan are generously giving away 5 copies of the book - open to the US only.


  1. Author interviews are my favorite kind of post. Thanks for giving us an insight into this author and letting us get to know the talent behind the book.

    1. Thanks for commenting Danielle! I love author interviews too and will hopefully host more in future!