Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Happy Halloween! All the candy has been given away, so now it’s time for me to announce the winners of the two giveaways.
First, for the Authors Against Bullying giveaway…since there were five entries and four books, I’ve decided to throw in an extra book so everyone wins! I’m giving away, signed from me, HUNGER and RAGE, and signed from A.S. King, PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ and EVERYBODY SEES THE ANTS. The winners are:
Michelle M. Pillow
YA Book Queen
Winners, please email me via my website contact form, and let me know which of the four books you want, in order of preference, as well as your mailing address. I’ll email you back to confirm your address and to let you know which book you’ll be getting. 🙂
And for the VELVETEEN contest, the winner is…
Congratulations!!! Naomi, please email me via my website contact form with your mailing address. 🙂
Thank you to everyone for participating! I promise there will be more giveaways in the near future. Stay tuned!
Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Hooray! Today kicks off the 2012 Crossroads Blog Tour! Starting today until October 28, 13 authors are touring eight blogs. Lots of interviews! Tons of books! And an AWESOME grand prize!!!
How about a Kindle? With 13 books pre-loaded onto it?
I know, right???
For more information on how the tour works, check out Judith Graves’ site here.
Here’s the list of authors participating (taken from Judith’s site – seriously, check it out for all the info!):
Judith Graves – Leap Books – Under My Skin, Second Skin, Skin of My Teeth, Killer’s Instinct
Joy Preble – Sourcebooks – Dreaming Anastasia, Haunted, Anastasia Forever. Soho Press (forthcoming May 2013) – The Sweet Dead Life
Stacey Kade – Hyperion – The Ghost and the Goth, Queen of the Dead, Body & Soul
Amanda Ashby – Speak – You Had Me at Halo, Zombie Queen of Newbury High, Fairy Bad Day, Demonosity
Kiki Hamilton – Teen / Macmillian – The Faerie Ring, The Torn Wing
Carrie Harris – Delacorte Books for Young Readers –Taste In Boys, Bad Hair Day
Dawn Dalton – Leap Books – SPIRITED Anthology, Killer’s Instinct
Leanna Renee Hieber – Sourcebooks – Darker Still (Magic Most Foul, #1), The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart (Magic Most Foul, #2)
Ty Drago – Sourcebooks – The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses, The Undertakers: Queen of the Dead
Janet Fox – Speak – Faithful, Forgiven, Sirens
For Day 1, Judith Graves and I visit A Simple Love of Reading! This one’s all about Halloween. Check it out! And remember to visit the main Crossroads Blog Tour page for information on how to participate – who wouldn’t want a free Kindle with 13 e-books pre-loaded? 🙂
Thursday, May 5th, 2011
Yes, RAGE had a huge blog tour in April. No, I didn’t blog a lot about it (although I was pretty good about tweeting every day). Sorry, sorry, sorry. I suck. I was on deadline with LOSS.
Here’s a list of all the terrific sites I visited on the official RAGE Blog Tour, with their reviews of RAGE or their interviews with me, or my guest posts (whew!) :
Bitten By Books
The Compulsive Reader
The Book Smugglers
The Story Siren
Bookworming in the 21st Century
Green Bean Teen Queen
The Neverending Shelf
Lauren’s Crammed Bookshelf <--- An A+ review!!! Yow!!!
In Bed With Books
Wicked Awesome Books
Confessions of a Bookaholic
Tales of the Ravenous Reader
Rebecca’s Book Blog
A Backwards Story
The Hate-Mongering Tart
Thank you again, everyone!
The good news: I handed in the draft of LOSS to my editor, on time! The manuscript (66,600 words) is much longer than either HUNGER (44,000 words) or RAGE (55,000 words). It looks like LOSS will be a spring 2012 publication. Rah! Details to follow when they are available.
The great news: RAGE had a terrific launch, with lots of amazing reviews, including this one from Mrs. Giggles, who says: “The vicarious beat down that leaves me feeling wonderfully bruised all over is the sign of a story that succeeds in reeling me in, emotionally and intellectually, and damn if it doesn’t feel great.”
To everyone who has been reading and reviewing RAGE: Thank you, hugely. I hope you’ll enjoy LOSS even more! (Yeah, okay, you have to wait a year. Sorry about that!)
And hey: a new Post Mortem interview! The amazing Jeri Smith-Ready’s latest book, SHIFT, is now available ((DROOL!!!!!!!! CAN’T WAIT TO READ IT!!!!!!!!)), and her character Logan is interviewed by Death. Complete with playlist! Rah!
I’ll be at the Rochester Teen Book Festival next week, and I hope to see you there. 🙂
Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
Hey there! Sorry I didn’t post yesterday; traveling from New York to California sort of messed me up, time-wise. I’m at the RT Booklovers Convention this week — today I will be moderating the 1 pm panel about worldbuilding in urban fantasy.
Yesterday, I guest posted at The Book Smugglers, and Ana shared her thoughts about RAGE.
Today, I should be guest blogging at Presenting Lenore (who, by the way, recently scored a phenomenal deal, so please congratulate her!).
Remember to comment so that you can be entered in the ginormous giveaway for a chance to receive HUNGER, RAGE, and some other goodies!
And now, it’s off to the hotel gym. Rah!
Monday, April 4th, 2011
Happy RAGE launch day to me!!!
Today I’m answering questions at Bitten By Books. And, bonus, Death interviews me! 🙂
I’ll also be at Flights of Fantasy tonight at 7 pm, in Colonie, NY — and tomorrow, it’s off to LA for the RT Booklovers Convention!
Friday, April 1st, 2011
Today we’re kicking off the RAGE Blog Tour! Throughout April, I’ll be visiting blogs and babbling about lots of things (say, Twinkies). And there’s a big tour contest — three people will win copies of HUNGER and RAGE, plus some extra goodies!
Today’s official tour stop is at Literary Escapism. In the spirit of April Fool’s Day, I do a post about my faux memoir, ROAD RAGE. 🙂
Bonus: I was interviewed by Indigo Teen Blog — and Death makes an appearance!
Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
Today, I’m guest blogging at Dark Faerie Tales, where I give a handy, dandy color-coded guide to the Riders of the Apocalypse. And, if you’re going to RT this year, I also posted my convention schedule. 🙂
All throughout April, I’ll be doing a blogosphere world tour. Lots of guest posts; lots of interviews. Lots of RAGE reviews, eek!
In other news: I finally got my taxes off to my accountant (rah!!!) and I’m full-speed ahead on LOSS (double rah!!!).
And a reminder: If you’re in the Albany, NY area, I’ll be at the Empire State Book Festival this Saturday for a 2:45 pm panel called “She Blinded Me with Science Fiction,” followed by a Meet & Greet (aka, signing copies of RAGE) at 4:45pm. I’ll also be doing a reading at Flights of Fantasy on Monday, April 4, starting at 7 pm. Hope to see you there!
Monday, March 28th, 2011
With RAGE coming out in one week (RAH!), I wanted to post my upcoming appearances:
SAT, APRIL 2:
Panel and signing
Empire State Book Festival, Albany, NY
2:45 pm panel: She Blinded Me With Science Fiction
MON, APRIL 4:
Reading and signing
Flights of Fantasy, Colonie, NY
APRIL 5 – APRIL 10:
Romantic Times Booklovers Convention
Los Angeles, CA
WED, APRIL 6:
Panel: Worldbuilding in Urban Fantasy
THURS, APRIL 7:
FRI, APRIL 8:
Panel: Say Anything? Boundaries In YA
SAT, APRIL 9:
Book Fair/Teen Day
Time: 11:00 am – 2 pm (Book Fair)
Time: 5 pm (Author Speed-Dating, session 2)
SAT, MAY 14:
Rochester Teen Book Festival
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
So I got home from tae kwon do to find a carton waiting for me. Yes, that’s right: RAGE author copies are here!!!
One of...gosh, a lot!
Ooh, FOIL!!! It’s so SHINY!!! I love it! I love it even more than I love the HUNGER cover, and I seriously love the HUNGER cover! Hooray, author copies!!!
Gosh. What am I going to do with all of these copies? Hmm…