Free Book Friday is giving away three copies of Erasing Time on their blog. Plus there’s an interview with me and I know you never get tired of hearing what I have to say. For example, you were probably just asking yourself today which fictional character I have a crush on. By the way, if we were basing it just on looks, Matt Bomer who plays Neal Caffrey on White Collar comes quickly to mind. And then insistently stays there.
Here are the rest of the blog tour stops. Enter all of them for a chance to win–and also, you can still go back to the previous ones and enter. Sopme of them have a lot of comments, but some only have a few which boosts your chances of winning. good luck!
October 8- LDSWBR http://www.ldswomensbookreview.com/wordpress/
October 9- PageTurners Blog http://www.pageturnersblog.com/
October 10- Reading Teen http://www.readingteen.net/
October 11- YA Bliss http://www.yabliss.com/
October 12- Wastepaper Prose http://www.wastepaperprose.com/
Head over to Portrait of a Book. Oh, and by the way, it seems that a lot of these blogs are taking comments for a week, so if you missed some of the blog stops, go back and leave a comment because you may still have a chance to win.
The next stop on the Erasing Time blog tour is the I Am A Reader, Not a Writer blog. On today’s guest post, I talk about future fashion. Are today’s celebrities crazy or are they just fashion forward?
You can read it all at:
Also, you’ll have a chance to win the book.
Day three of the blog tour is at Fiktshun’s blog. She gave Erasing Time a rave review, so I know she’s very smart. You can read it at: http://www.fiktshun.com/fiktshun/
Today hop on over to Tales of the Ravenous Reader for an Erasing Time excerpt and a chance to win the book at:
Hey reader friends,
For the next 12 days (sort of like the Twelve Days of Christmas) I’m going on a blog tour. Today, head on over to Fire and Ice’s blog to see what sort of playlist (or lack of one) I have going when I write.
You’ll have multiple chances to win a copy of Erasing Time along the way, so be sure to check out the posts! I’ll post a link to each day’s stop.
Here’s a link to today’s–and the schedule of future stops:
Yeah, this is pretty much why children need mothers. After our first child was about two years old, I took my husband aside and lovingly told him, “If I should die, I want you to remarry. And let her dress the children.” This advice still stands.
Next blog: How the children have entertained themselves.
Erasing Time is set 400 years in the future, when as you know the world will be populated by dystopian governments that are trying to kill you. (Not all that different from today, really.) In my futuristic society, people dye their hair, skin, and wear outrageous outfits. Sort of like this:
See, Lady Gaga isn’t odd, she’s just 400 years ahead of her time. Anyway since Echo, one of my main characters in the book, has blue hair, I decided to dye my hair blue as a visual effect. I was a little nervous about doing this because it is one thing to do something flashy like that when you are a young, cute bee-bopper and quite another to do it when you’re a middle-aged woman. Middle-aged women who do flashy, hip things tend to look like they are in old-age denial. But hey, how many times do I have a legitimate reason for dying my hair blue? So I took the plunge and sprayed on bright blue hair color:
You can’t really tell in this picture how blue my hair is so I added the bottom one–as you can see it really was noticeably blue.
The presentation went well and everyone who came was awesome! But here is the thing–I sort of forgot my hair was blue. I mean, I wasn’t looking at myself. And I also forgot to mention during my presentation that one of the book’s characters had blue hair. Yep.
No one asked about it during the question and answer session either. They must have all thought I was just one of those artistic types . . . the kind that is in old-age denial.
Here I am showing off my glitter tattoo. It’s sort of a Rosie the Riveter moment.
Anyway, so besides the don’t ask, don’t tell blue hair moment, it was great! I was glad to see old friends and new faces. And then I went home and realized that it was late, we were out of milk, and I was the only one of driving age awake. The kids need milk for their breakfast cereal and they start leaving the house at 5:30 am.
So I had to go to the grocery store with blue hair and a glittery tattoo. And the cashier and bagger did ask about both. Sigh. Yeah, I am so cool.
Hey Reading Aficionados,
My new release, Erasing Time comes out August 28th!
You can buy it any of your finer bookstores. (If your local one doesn’t carry it, tell them they won’t qualify as a finer bookstore until they order it, which they should do immediately.) If you’re in the Phoenix area, I would love to see you at the book launch on:
Tues, Aug 28th, 7:00 PM at Changing Hands Bookstore
I’ll talk about vital and important topics such as:
The future (Will the government want to kill you? Ha! Do you really doubt it?)
Secret symbols in store logos: (Seriously, they’re in a bunch. I’ll show you some.)
And Rank (You can be one of the cool, early adopters.)
Also get a glitter tattoo so you can fit in with the High Rankers of 2447.
Time travel is optional.
Here’s the book trailer:
Dramatic twists and turns to the very end ensure readers’ attention and the possibility of an equally thrilling sequel–Kirkus