Turning Points: Guest Post by Erin Bowman

This guest post is part of the Turning Points blog series here on distraction no. 99—in which I asked authors the question: What was your turning point as a writer? Here is Erin Bowman, debut author of Taken and one of my Anticipated Debuts for April 2013, sharing her turning point... And be sure to enter the giveaway before … Continue reading Turning Points: Guest Post by Erin Bowman

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: TAKEN (+Giveaway)

Today I have an interview with one of the April 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Authors! Today's featured author is Erin Bowman—and her first novel, Taken, comes out tomorrow, April 16, from HarperTeen! Read on to see how Erin answered my Q&A... ...And scroll down to see who won a signed finished copy plus some swag! Nova: I’ll … Continue reading Anticipated YA Debut Interview: TAKEN (+Giveaway)

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS (+Giveaway)

Today I have an interview with one of the April 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Authors! Today's featured author is Cat Winters—and her first novel, In the Shadow of Blackbirds, comes out today, April 2, from Amulet Books! Read on to see how Cat answered my Q&A... ...And scroll down to see the THREE WINNERS of … Continue reading Anticipated YA Debut Interview: IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS (+Giveaway)

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: IF YOU FIND ME (+Giveaway)

Today I have an interview with my second March 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Author! Today's featured author is Emily Murdoch—and her first novel, If You Find Me, comes out on March 26 from St. Martin's Griffin! Read on to see how Emily answered my Q&A... ...And be sure to scroll down to find out who won … Continue reading Anticipated YA Debut Interview: IF YOU FIND ME (+Giveaway)

Anticipated YA Debut Interview: DR. BIRD’S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS (+Giveaway)

Today I have an interview with one of the March 2013 Anticipated YA Debut Authors! Today's featured author is Evan Roskos—and his first novel, Dr. Bird's Advice for Sad Poets, comes out tomorrow, March 5, from Houghton Mifflin! Read on to see how Evan answered my Q&A... ...And scroll down to see who won the … Continue reading Anticipated YA Debut Interview: DR. BIRD’S ADVICE FOR SAD POETS (+Giveaway)