My daughter and I had a fantastic time in China.We saw so many amazing things--The Great Wall, the Terra Cotta Soldiers, the pandas, Li River Cruise, and everyday Chinese life. I'll try to do a blog post and share some pictures in the next month.
Before I get to our fantastic interview today, I want to announce the winners of the December giveaways.
The winner of MAGISTERIUM is NICOLE ZOLTACK!
And the winner of HOW TO SURVIVE ANCIENT SPELLS AND CRAZY KINGS is MARCY!
Congrats! E-mail me your addresses so I can send you your books. Please e-mail me by the end of Wednesday or I'll have to pick another winner.
Finally, here's two awesome happenings you might want to check out.
Operation Awesome just did an online revision conference filled with advice from authors and agents here.
And Miriam Forster is giving away a book a day to celebrate the release of CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS next month. (I'll be interviewing her and giving away an ARC in early February.) You can find the contest here.
Kira’s the only female in the king’s army, and the prince’s bodyguard. She’s a demon slayer and an outcast, hated by nearly everyone in her home city of Hansong. And, she’s their only hope...
Murdered kings and discovered traitors point to a demon invasion, sending Kira on the run with the young prince. He may be the savior predicted in the Dragon King Prophecy, but the missing treasure of myth may be the true key. With only the guidance of the cryptic prophecy, Kira must battle demon soldiers, evil shaman, and the Demon Lord himself to find what was once lost and raise a prince into a king.
Intrigue and mystery, ancient lore and action-packed fantasy come together in this heart-stopping first book in a trilogy.
Ellen's publisher generously offered an ARC of PROPHECY and a necklacce for a giveaway. To enter, all you need to do is be a follower (just click the follow button if you’re not a follower) and leave a comment by midnight on January 19th. I’ll announce the winner on January 21st. If your e-mail is not on Blogger, please list it in your comment.
If you mention this contest on Twitter, Facebook, or your blog, mention this in the comments and I'll give you an extra entry. International entries are welcome.
Here's what's coming up. I hope you're as excited as me about it.
Next Monday I'm interviewing Maya, a 5th grader and our follower Kristin Lenz's daughter, and her friend Sarah, for my ASK THE EXPERT series. I'm also giving away an ARC of SHADES OF EARTH by Beth Revis. This is a fantastic end to the Across the Universe series and my favorite book in the series. It's amazing.
Next Friday I'm doing a Dreaming of Books Book Giveaway Hop. I'll have a fantastic list of popular books for you to choose from. These book hops are really popular so I'm going to try to do a few more of them this year.
The next Monday, I'm interviewing our follower Leigh Moore and giving away a copy of ROUGE, her fantastic gritty, romance set in Reconstruction New Orleans. I don't read any romance books, but loved this one.
Wednesday that week, I'll be participating in Michael Pierce's blog tour and giving away a copy of PROVEX CITY, an urban fantasy told from a male POV,which also has some contemporary issues.
Then, on the last Monday of the month, I'm interviewing Marie Lu and giving away an ARC of PRODIGY, her fantastic second book in her series. I'm SO excited to share Marie's book with you because it's so good. Marie is so kind to stop by for another interview, with her busy schedule. She's already had an amazing career as an author and I can't wait to find out what's been going on with her since she became a debut author a year ago.
And don't forget our Tuesday Tips and Casey's Thursday agent spotlights.
Hope to see you on Monday!