Friday, October 26, 2012

Giveaway Announcement

Okay, the first big giveaway for The Nightmare Affair has arrived! The lovely people at Heroes and are hosting it. You can win an ARC Nightmare as well as a copy of the fantastically awesome Cinder by Marissa Meyer. Find all the details here.
Good luck!
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

I'm sure most of you have heard about this blog hop by now, and it's my turn! I was tagged by the fabulous Liz Coley.
Here it goes:
1. What is the working title of your current WIP?
It's currently untitled, but I refer to it as FE_Prequel. Real creative right?
2. Where did the idea come from for the book?
This is a prequel to my YA sci-fi novel (currently titled Finding Eden but changing soon) that's upcoming from Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins).  
3. What genre does your book fall under?
It's a YA sci-fi, the kind with space ships and guns.
4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?
I haven't come across anyone that fits my MC. But in my mind, I picture Jeth as a teenaged version of Malcolm Reynolds, and if you don't know who this is, I'm afraid we can no longer be friends. (Kidding, well sorta.)
5. What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Jeth Seagrave and his crew of teenaged thieves must pull off a dangerous heist for their crime lord boss while training their newest and youngest member--Jeth's little sister, Lizzie.
6. Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
I'm represented by Suzie Townsend from New Leaf Literary, and this prequel should be coming out as an ebook prior to the release of the novel.
7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?
Unknown. I'm still working on it.
8. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
The announcement in PM described the series as Firefly meets White Cat by Holly Black. I'm down with that.
9. Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I wanted to explore what happened before the events in the first book.
10. What else about your book might pique your reader's interest?
It's written in 3rd person and from a male point of view. There's lots of action and sci-fi fun.
Now, I'm supposed to tag 5 writers to post next, but so many people have already been tagged for this one. Instead, I've decided to list some of my favorite up-and-coming writers. All of these ladies are super talented, and I hope you'll take the time to check out their stuff and put them on your radar. You won't regret it!
Happy Writing!
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

teamTEENauthor DARE DAY and Contest

So not only am I participating in a dare for this month's teamTEENauthor blog, but I've also got a link to a really awesome, really big contest you're going to want to know about. It's also a scavenger hunt. Find out all about it here
Now for the dare. This month, the Perfect 10 teen panel came up with 3 options for the authors to choose from for the October 2012 Dare Day:
1. Cover your face with peanut butter and take a picture
2. Write your most embarrassing moment from your teen years, Shakespearean style
3. Post pictures and other links all about your celebrity teen heartthrob crush from middle school/high school. Your own Justin Beiber so to speak.
My choice this month is number 3. And the answer is Tom Hansen from 21 Jump Street as portrayed by the ethereal wonderfulness of Johnny Depp.
And here is video proof of why this was a perfectly valid crush to have: link. Not only did I have a crush on this character, but I had a crush on the entire show. The idea of young undercover cops infiltrating local high schools? Yowza. I think I would like to write a couple of books with that premise even now. So yeah, I still might be carrying this crush a little, all the way from middle school.
(And before you ask, no I haven't seen the movie. This show was craptastically awesome, and I would prefer to keep it that way in my memory)
And check out these dares from the other teamTEENauthors:

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