Friday, July 16, 2010

"Guess Who?" Q&A Week 17

This contest in now Closed!! 
Winner is Spain108. Congrats!

Can you please share one memorable moment that has happened to you since becoming an author?
 People frequently ask - so when did you know you were an author? Common answers from writers are things like when I got my agent, when I got my book deal, or even when I first saw my book on the shelves! For me it was a very different experience.

You know those dreams you have - it's the first day of school and you can't find any of your classes, you don't know your locker combination or even where your locker is; or another one: you've already finished the year but in your dreams school is finishing up and you find out that you missed a final exam or you were somehow signed up for a class that you never actually went to and now you're about to fail it?

Anxiety dreams happen to all of us and I used to have those school dreams all the time (just a few nights ago I dreamed my parents were telling me I had to go back to school to take calculus or I wouldn't get my degree! I have serious math phobia. It was awful.) But since all my book dreams have been coming true, I've started to have another type of anxiety dream: author anxiety.

In these dreams I'm in a meeting with my agent or my editor and they very politely inform me that they've decided my books are not good enough after all, they made a mistake by signing me, so it won't be published this year...or ever.

The first morning I woke up after one of those dreams I knew I was an author. Because there's nothing more familiar, or real, than an anxiety nightmare to prove that you've made it!


Hints: She is a debut author and her book comes out in Oct. And I just have to say the cover to her book if freakin awesome!
List of Participating Authors to chose from:
Hilari Bell - Knights & Rogue Series
Sarwat Chadda - The Devil's Kiss
Eileen Cook - Getting Revenge on Lauren Wood
Andrea Cremer - Nightshade 
Melissa DeLaCruz - Blue Blood Series
Alexandra Diaz - Of All The Stupid Things
Kimberly Derting - The Body Finder
Bonnie J. Doerr - Island Sting
Simone Elkeles - Perfect Chemistry
Kami Garcia - Beautiful Creatures
Adele Griffin - The Julian Game
Teri Hall -The Line
Alyxandra Harvey - Hearts at Stake
Karen Healey - Guardina of the Dead
Jennifer Hubbard - The Secret Year
Shaun David Hutchinson - The Deathday Letter
Denise Jaden - Losing Faith
Lauren Kate - Fallen
Jen Nadol - The Mark
Chloe Niell - Firespell
Sarah Ockler - Twenty Boy Summer
Julie Anne Peters - By The Time You Read This,I'll Be Dead
Carrie Ryan - The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Lisa Schroeder - Chasing Brooklyn
Elizabeth Scott - The Unwritten Rule
Rachel Vincent - Soul Screamers Series
Any Brecount White - Forget-Her-Nots
Sara Zarr - Sweethearts
You can only guess once!
You must be a follower to participate!!
That means when I click on your picture or name this blog must be listed in "Blogs I follow". If A Book Lovers' Review is not there your entry doesn't count.
Leave your ONE guess and your extra entries for the Grand Prize Pack as a comment.
Remember to leave your email address and links or your entries will NOT count.
Suggestion!! You should check out the authors websites and blogs. You might find what your looking for.
The correct answer gets you into the lottery for this weeks prize but you can earn entries into the GRAND PRIZE PACK by tweeting, posting, and putting contest on your sidebar. 
Please click HERE to see details on the contest.
 GRAND PRIZE PACK.
As of righ now the 2nd prize pack will contain
$50 gift card for B&N

-Pride & Prejudice book and movie + popcorn

-Signed bookmarks donated by Lisa Schroeder

-Signed bookmarks donated by Jen Nadol

-Bookmarks donated by Shaun David Hutchinson

-Copy of The Last Knight, Rogue's House and Player's Ruse donated by Hilari Bell

-One Devil's Kiss audiobook donated by Sarwat Chadda

-One signed book by donated by Julie Anne Peters

-One signed copy of My Soul to Save donated by Rachel Vincent

-The Drake Chronicles tote bag donated by Alyxandra Harvey

Ok, GO GO GO! GOOD LUCK!

24 comments:

  1. My guess is Andrea Cremer

    -Lisa B.
    angel28140 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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  2. I think it is Andrea Cremer too :)
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

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  3. Im guessing Andrea Cremer. Cant wait for Nightshade!!

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    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  4. i deff think its Andrea cremer!

    tweeted
    http://twitter.com/blueicefiesta/status/18848176203

    fantasy4eva@hotmail.com

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  5. My Guess would be the author of Night Shade Andrea Cremer. I know Night Shade is due to come out in October.

    I tweeted about this week's "Guess Who" on Twitter (@skyla11377).
    http://twitter.com/skyla11377/status/18848191807

    I posted this weeks "Guess Who" on my Facebook Page.
    http://www.facebook.com/skyla11377#!/skyla11377?v=wall&story_fbid=138810336147121&ref=mf

    skyla11377(At)AOL(Dot)Com

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  6. I'll say Andrea Cremer as well. That cover is amazing.

    Sidebar http://writersquandary.blogspot.com/

    Tweet http://twitter.com/AnneNKenny/status/18848551898

    kanonei at gmail dot com

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  7. I forgot to mention this in my post.

    I posted this weeks "Guess Who?" on my left side bar.
    http://skyla11377.blogspot.com/

    skyla11377(At)AOL(Dot)Com

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  8. Awwwuh! That's so sad! I'll have to say Andrea Cremer, I'm counting down for Nightshade, I cannot wait to read it!

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  9. Andrea Cremer!

    +2 Tweeted @ stefaniepainter -http://twitter.com/stefaniepainter/status/18859679013

    stefaniepainter(at)aol(dot)com

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  11. My guess is Andrea Cremer as well! ;]

    Tweet: http://twitter.com/riyaax3/status/18870294453

    foshox3@live.ca

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  12. Andrea Cremer - Nightshade
    It has to be!

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  13. Andrea Cremer - totally with the crowd on this one :P Hands down!

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  14. Whoops! Forgot to leave e-mail address! Sorry!
    raptorfan4194@yahoo.com

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  15. Andrea Creamer- NIGHTSHADE I love the cover conting down when it out in october.. arounf he time 4 my Bday OCt 31.. yeaa oh and we have the same 1st name..

    email asia.anderson@yahoo.com

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  16. >Anonymous< is me but I am not that LOL
    oh and i tweeted this also posted on my FB page titled under the same email or my name which is Andrea Anderson.. asia.anderson@yahoo.com

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  17. Andrea Cremer!!
    lustandink(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Nightshade By Andrea Cremer I can't wait for it love the cover heard so many good things about the book!
    tishajean@charter.net

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  19. Nightshade by Andrea Cremer! Fits the description perfectly!
    Tweet: http://twitter.com/candacemom2two/status/19226725844

    candace_redinger at yahoo dot com

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  20. Andrea Cremer - Nightshade

    I guess we all are thinking the same thing lol

    meandi09@yahoo.com

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  21. I know Nightshade comes out in October....so Andrea Cremer!! I can't wait for her book!

    Blog Sidebar: http://randomteenshtuff.blogspot.com/
    Tweet: http://twitter.com/bkobsessed17/status/19227460814

    xnzkisha17@yahoo.com

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  22. I want to say something different... Kami Garcia! =D

    http://twitter.com/AstridAR/status/19351400053

    My email is: astrid_triatlon@hotmail.com.

    Thank you!! =D

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