Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Animal Circus by Michael Batchelor @mbatch1991 @RABTBookTours

Literary Fiction
Date Published: October 7th, 2018

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Doe’s Circus, one of the last of its kind in Australia. Travelling across the country all year round, thousands of humans visit to revel in the tradition of Dagwood dogs, dodgem cars and the weekend prime time show. 

Yet for the animals locked away in the small confines of the petting zoo, the circus is a neon-lit, human-infested nightmare.

Tormented by the ringmaster and his gang of tyrannical showmen, two pigs, a rooster and a sheep devise a plan to accomplish the impossible―escape the circus.

Interview with Michael Batchelor

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Animal Circus?

Animal Circus centers around four petting zoo animals: Walt the pig, Bonnie the pig, Nathanial the rooster and Darling the sheep as they hatch a daring plan to escape the circus.

Can you tell us a little bit about your next books or what you have planned for the future?

I’m writing a collection of short stories that explores the fallout of a controversial law change in Australia.

How long would you say it takes you to write a book?

Hard to say. Animal Circus took about a year. My book before than took 18 months. Depends on how much research is involved.

What is your favorite childhood book?

Harry Potter. A cliché choice, I know, but it’s a wonderful story.

If you could spend the day with one of the characters from Animal Circus who would it be? Please tell us why you chose this particular character, where you would go and what you would do.

I would spend the day with Huckleberry because I love dogs and I’d take him on an adventure of running, swimming and chasing tennis balls.

What was the hardest scene from Animal Circus to write?

The hardest scene to write includes a major spoiler so I can’t say much except it involves a violent conflict.

What made you want to become a writer?

I’ve always wanted to write a story that people love and connect with. As a reader, sitting down and engrossing yourself in an exciting story is one of the best feelings and I want to provide that for other people.  

Just for fun

(a Favorite song: In Bloom by Nirvana

(b Favorite book: Lord of the Flies

(c Favorite movie: The Truman Show

(d Favorite tv show: Breaking Bad

(e Favorite Food: Pizza

(f Favorite drink: Rum and coke

(g Favorite website: YouTube

Thanks so much for visiting with us today!

About the Author

Michael Batchelor, born 1991, is an Australian author based on the Gold Coast, Queensland. He graduated from Griffith University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Communications and in 2015, published his first novel, The Red Chilli.
Michael’s greatest joy is to share his stories and ideas with the world. 

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