Tuesday, December 14, 2010

#BIR2010 - Interview with Adam Jay Epstein & Andrew Jacobson & The Familiars Giveaway

 Welcome to Day 9 (the final day!) of Best I've Read 2010! We've had so much fun with you all over the past 9 days and are super excited about the line-up of authors we have today. 

We are starting the day off with this interview with two awesome authors: Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson. They are the authors of the incredible book, The Familiars, and we are giving you a chance to win their book below. The giveaway is open to the U.S. & Canada.

We hope you enjoy the interview! 

The Familiars Book Info:

The Familiars
By Adam Jay Epstein & Andrew Jacobson
Published by: HarperCollins

Book Summary (from HaperCollins): Is the kingdom's fate in the hands of an orphan cat?

Running fast to save his life, Aldwyn ducks into an unusual pet store. Moments later Jack, a young wizard in training, comes in to choose a magical animal to be his familiar. Aldwyn's always been clever. But magical? Jack thinks so—and Aldwyn is happy to play along.

He just has to convince the other familiars—the know-it-all blue jay Skylar and the friendly tree frog Gilbert—that he's the powerful cat he claims to be.

Then the unthinkable happens. Jack and two other young wizards are captured by the evil queen of Vastia.

On a thrilling quest to save their loyals, the familiars face dangerous foes, unearth a shocking centuries-old secret, and discover a destiny that will change Vastia forever. Their magical adventure—an irresistible blend of real heart, edge-of-your-seat action, and laugh-out-loud humor—is an unforgettable celebration of fantasy and friendship.

Our Fun Interview:

BCM: If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?

(Andrew) The Dalai Lama, Steve Jobs, Malcolm Gladwell, David Blaine, JK Rowling
Adam - My four grandparents when they were my age and Edgar Allen Poe

BCM: If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?

(Andrew) iPhone, wifi, sunscreen
Adam - seeds for gardening, a fishing net, and luxury yacht

BCM: What is one book everyone should read?

(Andrew) Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Adam - Green Eggs and Ham - Dr. Seuss

BCM: What is the last book you read?

(Andrew) Little Brother by Corey Doctorow
Adam - That's not my princess - Fiona Watt

BCM: What is the last movie you saw?

(Andrew) Winter's Bone
Adam - The Firm (on TV) Social Network (in theater)

Giveaway Rules:
  • U.S. and Canadian Mailing Addresses Only.
  • You are not required to follow BCM to enter this giveaway BUT if you are a BCM blog follower we would like to thank you by automatically entering you into our Grand Prize Giveaway. That prize pack includes 12 of our favorite books of the year. If you are a follower you will be entered once for each giveaway you enter on our blog during the BIR2010 event. 
  • Last day to enter is December 15th.


  1. They're so funny! Thanks for sharing their interview and story.

  2. I love the cover of The Familiars!!! Thank you!

  3. Oh I am sooo looking forward to reading The Familiars! It sounds like a super fun, cute read! Thanks for the chance to win!



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