An Interview with Anna Jarzab (And A Giveaway!)

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(Hey… psst! Wanna win a copy of Anna Jarzab’s spectacular debut, All Unquiet Things? Boy, are YOU in the right place!) Is there nothing sadder than a book that has a beautiful cover and is lame on the inside? I cannot give you any examples of such a book, for that would be tacky, but I expect as soon as … Read More

An Interview with Teri Hall (& A Giveaway!)

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It will probably not be long (read: it’s going to be EXTREMELY SOON) before I’m disappearing to do some intense work on Book 3 (and I mean I will really be disappearing… more), so I thought I would pre-emptively make up for my impending absence and also my past absence by treating you guys to an interview with an amazing … Read More

courtneysummers.ca’s new look!

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GUYS! Welcome to the newly reschemed (that is my new favourite word) courtneysummers.ca! Please take a look around, get acquainted with everything! I hope you love it as much as I do, because I absolutely love it. Once again the talent behind this hot new look was Dale Mugford and Duane Storey AKA the masterminds that run BraveNewCode. If you’ll … Read More

An Interview with Amy Reed

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It’s hard to find the right words to to describe what reading Amy Reed’s YA novel, Beautiful, was like. It’s an incredibly intense story about a thirteen-year-old girl named Cassie, who makes the decision to sit with wild and troubled outsider Alex, at lunch. From that moment on, the life Cassie had slowly unravels and twists and turns into something … Read More

The Waking Blog Tour: Q&A with Thomas Randall!

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This seems very well-timed after my horror movie post! Truefax: I have never been a stop on a blog tour before. I KNOW. Why not?! I really like blog tours. I love seeing what each blogger brings to the table in terms of questions and I love seeing the participating author’s responses. They’re fun! And the organization involved is a … Read More

An Interview with Nova Ren Suma

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You, guys. Hey, you guys. GUYS! Guess! Guess! What! Day! It! Is! Today! GUESS! Have you guessed? If you’re in the know, you will have guessed. If you’re not in the know, oh, it is going to feel so good to tell you this wonderful news. Are you ready? Are! You! Ready! Today is an awesome today and today is … Read More

Introducing Daisy Whitney

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Daisy Whitney is a reporter, new media whiz, host and creator of the New Media Minute (which is not only carried on her site, but TVWeek and ABCNews, among many others), and with the sale of her debut novel–as I recently blogged–to Little Brown (in a two book deal!) she now adds ‘YA author’ to her resume. Two words: YAY, … Read More

happy news & a giveaway

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I have the plague. It’s awful. Mostly all I have done these past few days is wander around with Kleenex shoved up my nostrils and you totally needed that mental picture, yes you did! In spite of my plague, it has been a really happy-making week and this is why: my good friend, Daisy Whitney, just landed a two-book deal … Read More

Rita Hayworth Would Enter This Contest

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I just love when a book steals you away from the very first page and carries you along effortlessly until you reach the last page and you get so completely caught up in the story, you realize you haven’t gotten up from your chair at all except once to go get popcorn because of said book, which only made your … Read More