Sunday, September 25, 2011

Blog Tour and Giveaway

Want to know more about my debut novel, ASHFALL? Like what Alex listened to on his iPod before the volcano erupted? Or what Darla's favorite books are? Then follow the ASHFALL book tour!

You can also win a signed hardback of ASHFALL! One lucky commenter from each week will win--all you have to do is comment on any of the week's blog posts for a chance to win. That's it. Leave a comment and an email address so we can contact you if when you win! Four winners from the U.S. or Canada will get a signed and personalized copy from my own stash. We'll also give away one unsigned copy from The Book Depository to a lucky international commenter. You must have an address in a country The Book Depository ships for free to win.

Here's the schedule:

Monday, September 26: Once Upon a Twilight (Interview with Darla)
Tuesday, September 27: Hooked to Books (Top Ten Tips on Surviving a Supervolcano)
Wednesday, September 28: Lost for Words (Review)
Thursday, September 29: The Fiction Enthusiast (Author Book Picks)
Friday, September 30: Star Shadow (Review)

Monday, October 3: A Good Addiction (Character Tweets)
Tuesday, October 4: My Reading Room (Author This or That)
Wednesday, October 5: Reading Angel (Books I Loved as a Kid)
Thursday, October 6: That’s Swell (Character Book Picks: Darla)

Monday, October 10: Taming the Bookshelf (Character Interview: Alex)
Tuesday, October 11: Star Shadow (Top Ten Disaster Books)
Wednesday, October 12: The Fiction Enthusiast (Review)
Thursday, October 13: Reading Angel (Review)
Friday, October 14: My Reading Room (Review)

Monday, October 17: Mel's Books and Info (Character This or That)
Wednesday, October 19:  Hooked to Books (Review)
Thursday, October 20: Lost for Words (Character Book Picks: Alex)
Friday, October 21: That’s Swell (Review)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Awesome Stuff!

Are you interested in getting an autographed and personalized copy of my debut novel, ASHFALL, a month before the official release date? Bid on one at Read for Relief. All proceeds benefit The Red Cross's Hurricane Irene relief efforts. I'm also donating shipping to any address in the U.S. or Canada.

I just stumbled across this incredible, fan-created ASHFALL book trailer. Librarian, professor, and aspiring author Karin Perry created it. I stumbled across it two days later on Twitter, much to my surprise and delight. One of the amazing things about this trailer is that she selected several images that served as inspiration for me while writing ASHFALL. I printed them out in color and posted them above my desk to help keep my head in the post-apocalyptic landscape. Anyway, here's the video:

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

If you've been following the discussion here about teen guys and young adult books, be sure to check out my guest post on Tale of Many Reviews. I continue the conversation, presenting data I compiled on the proportion of agents representing YA novels who are men.