Monday, September 5, 2011

"Guess Who?" Week 21

This giveaway is now closed!
This weeks Q&A will end Saturday September 10, 2011 @ midnight CST

Can you please share one memorable moment that has happened to you since becoming an author?

I am an author who often sets stories in the suburban area where I grew up. And, in my writing research, I am very happy for the invention of Google Maps, because not only to I have a horrible, dreadful, completely nonfunctioning sense of direction-- even of my home town-- but I have not driven a car since I was seventeen years old. So whenever I submit a book to my editor, I like to have someone look at it just to make sure that I am using all the correct "car language" since it just doesn't come up in my day-to-day life.

Since I went to college in one city and then immediately moved to another, it's never bothered me much that I can't drive. I'm a big fan of the subway, and of course of walking. I'm sure I must walk about two miles a day on average, and usually more. It's better than the gym, though I have to be really sure where I'm going or I find myself either near the Hudson or the East River-- it seems I naturally gravitate to water.

Sometimes people ask me what made me stop driving. It was never exactly one thing or another, but there is one dark incident of my past. When I was a junior in high school, I drove the wrong way down a one-way street and managed to do some serious damage to the rear view mirrors of about five different cars. It wasn't long after that when I took myself off the road. For good!


Hints: One of her novels explores the issues of generation Facebook.
List of Participating Authors to chose from:
Swati Arasthi - Split
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
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!
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Leave your ONE guess and your extra entries for the Grand Prize Pack as a comment.
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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. 
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 GRAND PRIZE PACK.
As of righ now the 3rd prize pack will contain
$25 gift card for B&N

-Pride & Prejudice book and movie

-Signed copy of Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

- ARC copy of The Julian Game and The Knaveheart's Cruse by Adele Griffin

-Angels on Sunset Boulevard by Melissa de la Cruz

- Losing Faith by Denise Jaden
- Swag from Amy Brecount White,Bree Despain, Holly Cupala (signed), Jen Nadol (signed), Shun David Hutchinson, Lisa Shroeder (signed), Alyxandra Harvey


Ok, GO GO GO! GOOD LUCK!

5 comments:

  1. Steph from Fangswandsandfairydust.com
    guess Elizabeth Scott
    <a href="http://fangswandsandfairydust.com”)> Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust</a>
    @fangswandsfairy
    steph@fangswandsandfairydust.com

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  2. My guess: Adele Griffin.
    Tweet:
    https://twitter.com/#!/ZoeRainDasher/status/110997818352730112
    Posted link on sidebar:
    http://therainhouse.wordpress.com

    therainhouse17(at)gmail(dot)com

    GFC: ZoeRainDasherBenji

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  3. My Guess: Adele Griffin

    Tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/aikchien/status/111045539818258432

    Sidebar:
    http://the-bookaholics.blogspot.com/

    Blog post:
    http://the-bookaholics.blogspot.com/2011/08/contest-compendium.html

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  4. If the giveaway is open worldwide, I would love to be entered.

    My guess is Adele Griffin - The Julian Game.

    THanks.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

    I Follow via GFC - buddyt

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  5. My guess is:

    Julie Anne Peters - By The Time You Read This,I'll Be Dead

    amber.hrkns at gmail dot com

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