distraction no.99

Nova Ren Suma | On Writing & Writing Distractions

Not an Author Newsletter… something else.

Don’t Miss These Debuts

Don’t Miss These Debuts

If you missed any of the debut interviews this week, be sure to check them out:

What Happens Next and Colleen Clayton:

“There is nothing like holding a book in your hands with your name on the front of it. . . . I would run my finger down the spines and think: Wow. I did it. I really did it.”

Read my interview with Colleen Clayton and enter to win a signed and personalized finished copy plus 10 bookmarks!

Meagan Spooner and Skylark:

“I made a promise to myself that I would write at least 500 words a day, every day, until the book was done. Weekends, holidays, sick days, days I was on an airplane for 16 hours… didn’t matter, the writing still got done.”

Read my interview with Meagan Spooner and enter to win a 16X24 poster of the Skylark cover!

Vahini Naidoo and Fall to Pieces:

Fall to Pieces wanted to be written nearly nonstop during a crucial exam period in my senior year of high school, which was a bit bratty of it, really. I appeased it by giving it its way—what can I say, I’m a bit of a pushover.”

Read my interview with Vahini Naidoo and enter to win a pre-order!

Laura Ellen and Blind Spot:

“It is dark, 3 or 4 a.m. and just a small table lamp is on. My ideal reader is huddled in bed, hunched over Blind Spot, its spine clutched in her hands. She is dog-tired, eyes barely open, but she cannot put the book down because she has to see what happens next.”

Read my interview with Laura Ellen and enter to win a signed ARC plus bookmarks! 

Kimberly Sabatini and Touching the Surface:

“If I had to pick one moment that has made me suck in my breath and say wow, I think it was being given an ARC of Touching the Surface to give to Laurie Halse Anderson. She was the first person I ever heard speak at a conference and it changed me—deeply. I was able to give her the first book I’ve ever signed. It was a very moving, full-circle moment for me.”

Read my interview with Kimberly Sabatini and enter to win a signed finished copy, a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card, and some swag!

And come back tomorrow for an international chance to win one of the ten Fall 2012 YA debuts featured… your choice!

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