August 5, 2013

Blog Tour: When the World was Flat (And We Were in Love) by Ingrid Jonach – Interview & Giveaway

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When the World was Flat (And We Were in Love) by Ingrid Jonach!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!


Looking back, I wonder if I had an inkling that my life was about to go from ordinary to extraordinary.

When sixteen-year-old Lillie Hart meets the gorgeous and mysterious Tom Windsor-Smith for the first time, it’s like fireworks — for her, anyway. Tom looks as if he would be more interested in watching paint dry; as if he is bored by her and by her small Nebraskan town in general.

But as Lillie begins to break down the walls of his seemingly impenetrable exterior, she starts to suspect that he holds the answers to her reoccurring nightmares and to the impossible memories which keep bubbling to the surface of her mind — memories of the two of them, together and in love.

When she at last learns the truth about their connection, Lillie discovers that Tom has been hiding an earth-shattering secret; a secret that is bigger — and much more terrifying and beautiful — than the both of them. She also discovers that once you finally understand that the world is round, there is no way to make it flat again. 

An epic and deeply original sci-fi romance, taking inspiration from Albert Einstein’s theories and the world-bending wonder of true love itself.

add to goodreadsWhen the World was Flat (And We Were in Love)
by Ingrid Jonach
Publication Date:  September 3, 2013
Publisher:  Strange Chemistry

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Top Favs with Ingrid Jonach

You’re home alone, there’s a fire! Top 3 things you’d grab and save from the fire.

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Aside from my husband and my dog…
1. My laptop.
My laptop is my life (or my life is my laptop?). I back it up on an external hard-drive at least once a month and also do interim back ups on a thumb drive just in case, seeing as it holds all my stories and photos.
2. The History of the Sea by Frank B Goodrich (1880) and The Liberator by Mary Francis Cusack (1872).
These books are family heirlooms, brought over from England when our family immigrated in the late 1800s. They have great sentimental value.
3. 8mm Home Movies.
I have been meaning to get these transferred to DVD for years. I would be devastated if I lost them as they are the only home movies of my brothers and I as kids, including a clip of me starting to crawl.

Top 3 Favorite authors (dead or alive) and why

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1. Victor Kelleher
Victor Kelleher fuelled my love of reading, starting with his book Brother Night. I love that he writes across a range of genres, including fantasy, crime and horror.
2. Jane Austen
I love Jane Austen novels, particularly Pride and Prejudice. It is olden day chick lit! I am also fascinated by both her life and her untimely death.
3. Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl is just FUN. I love his books, but I am also fascinated that he served as a fighter pilot in World War II and was also an inventor, helping to invent a medical shunt to drain fluid from the brain after his son was hit by a taxi in New York.

Top 3 Favorite snacks while writing and why


1. M&Ms
If I have chocolate within reach I am less likely to go wandering to the pantry looking for a snack.
2. Corn chips and avocado dip
I like pretending I am being healthy by eating avocado.
3. Pepsi Max or Coke Zero.
I am not a coffee drinker and hate energy drinks, so these are my options for staying awake when I feel like I am getting sleepy at my keyboard.

Top 3 favorite artists and songs to listen to while writing and why

Photographer:  Nicole Nodland

At the moment I have the following artists and particular songs on rotation while writing:
1. Lana Del Rey, particularly Blue Jeans.
2. Florence and the Machine, particularly Over the Love.
3. Adele, particularly Someone Like You.
So basically anything that is full of angst!

Top 3 favorite techniques to overcome writers block and why


1. Take a bath
Apparently, scientists have determined you are far more likely to develop innovative or creative thoughts while in a relaxed state and a good mood. That probably explains why soaking in the tub brings out my creativity. I also do a lot of reading in the bath, which brings me to…
2. Read a book or watch a movie
I often find myself inspired by the themes in other stories, whether a novel or a film. If I read a really romantic book or watch a really romantic movie, I suddenly want to write about love – which is why I continually picked up Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen while writing When the World was Flat (and we were in love).
3. Listen to music
If I am feeling a bit flat or uninspired, I like to put on some tunes. I actually have a playlist in my iTunes called Muse Music.

Top 3 favorite movies of all time and why

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1. Romeo and Juliet
I am clearly a romantic and this is arguably the most romantic love story of all time. Also… Leonardo DiCaprio! Enough said.
2. Moulin Rouge
I adore musicals. They tend to be really romantic (yep – I am harping on about romance again). This had me hooked, particularly the scene where they sang Roxanne.
3. Love me Tender
I am a huge Elvis Presley fan. Yes, I have visited Graceland. And I have an array of official merchandise, including a doll. This movie is one of my favorites though, because it was one of his only serious roles. I remember reading that his mother cried when she watched it because (spolier!) he dies in the end.

Top 3 favorite actors/actresses and why


1. Leonardo DiCaprio.
I know I was raving about him in Romeo and Juliet, but I really loved him in This Boy’s Life. It was such a sad movie.
2. Nicole Kidman.
If you think you know Nicole Kidman, just watch To Die For. It is such a different role to her other movies, like The Others and Moulin Rouge. That being said, I think it might be similar to her recent movie The Paperboy, which I am not sure I want to see because of THAT scene (look it up if you dare!).
3. Hugh Jackman.
I remember watching one of his first movies – Paperback Hero – before he got really famous. Maybe that is why he is one of my favorite actors, because he played a truck driver who moonlighted as a romance novelist. Or maybe it is because he is a triple threat – singer, actor and dancer. Or maybe because he just seems like a really down to earth and nice guy.

Top 3 favorite dream destinations and why

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1. The US.
Because it means I can see family, including my little sister!
2. Austria.
So that I can visit my extended family in Villach and do some more traveling around this beautiful country.
3. Maldives.
Um… have you seen the pictures? I just want to take a swim in that beautiful blue water.


Ingrid Jonach

Ingrid Jonach writes books for children and young adults, including the chapter books The Frank Frankie and Frankie goes to France published by Pan Macmillan, and When the World was Flat (and we were in love) published by Strange Chemistry.

Since graduating from university with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing (Hons) in 2005, Ingrid has worked as a journalist and in public relations, as well as for the Australian Government.
Ingrid loves to promote reading and writing, and has been a guest speaker at a number of schools and literary festivals across Australia, where she lives with her husband Craig and their pug dog Mooshi.
Despite her best efforts, neither Craig nor Mooshi read fiction.

Find out more at

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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Enter below for your chance to win one of two awesome prize packages as part of the Around the World in 80 Days Blog Tour for When the World was Flat (and we were in love) by Ingrid Jonach.

There will be two winners worldwide. Each prize package includes:
a signed copy of When the World was Flat (and we were in love)
a pair of silver plated key-shaped earrings in a When the World was Flat (and we were in love) gift box
a When the World was Flat (and we were in love) bookmark.

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  1. Krutula

    The fact that it has romance in science fiction makes me want to read it.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Kimberly Sheridan

    I love a good romance, especially when there are barriers to break thru. I’m really curious as to what could be both terrifying and beautiful at the same time.

    FYI the pin it entry has a bad address, isn’t working

  3. may

    I love a good book and this sounds like a good one!

  4. Vivien

    This book caught my eye a few weeks ago and I am JUST DYING to read it!!!

  5. Angela C.

    This book sounds really good. I love the cover!

  6. Erika

    This looks like a mysterious and sweet love story! Thanks!

  7. Avril

    I love the cover and am really looking forward to reading the book. Thanks for the interesting interview!

  8. Veronica Vasquez

    The book sounds unique and amazing, the blurb on it is wonderful, and now I seriously can’t wait to read it! Also love the cover.

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  10. Brynna

    I think it sounds like it has a really interesting premise, I’ve had good luck with ‘Strange Chemistry’ books, and I just love science fiction!

  11. Kat Joyce

    I am looking forward to read When the World was Flat book because when I first read the title, it already caught my attention.

  12. Anna

    Science fiction meets romance! That’s exciting!

  13. Kai W.

    The title When the World was flat and We were in Love is a very intriguing title. It brings the image of Columbus. I’m ready the book just to find what is the relevance of the title to the story.

  14. Julia Rain

    I love the premise! I just find physics to be such a poetic treasure trove, and I’m eager to see what the author has done with the subject matter.

  15. Megan

    This one sounds really good. I love the title.

  16. Rochelle Sharpe

    The title grabbed me and the blurbed hooked me. A YA sci-fi romance? I love it already. I can’t wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  17. Sandra

    Ironically, I’m reading the ARC of this book at the moment. It’s soooo good. I love it!

  18. Meghan Stith

    Because I love books that integrate history and a good love story!

  19. Amy Pollard Woolard

    It just sounds like a captivation book!! I am looking forward to reading it!! Thank you!

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