Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Best of 2013 Giveaway Hop Featuring In the Shadow of Blackbirds By: Cat Winters!

This giveaway hop is hosted by Mary at BookHounds Blog

So the best of 2013?? How can I pick just one? There were so many amazing books that I read this year, but ultimately there is one that sticks in my mind: In the Shadow of Blackbirds by: Cat Winters. Yes, I consider this book one of the best of 2013. Yes, it was amazing. Yes, I gave it a 5 star review which you can see here: In the Shadow of Blackbirds Review 

After reading In the Shadow of Blackbirds, I want to share it with you guys! So today I have an exclusive interview with Cat Winters, or as I like to call her, THE MASTER OF THE PLOT TWIST. And I'm just so excited to share the amazing giveaway Cat is donating: A SIGNED COPY OF IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS! WHOOOHOOO!
Now without further ado, I give to you.. CAT WINTERS, Author of the 2013 BEST, In the Shadow of Blackbirds!

IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, http://www.catwinters.com
2014 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist
"[A] masterful debut novel...deliciously creepy..." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Unconventional and unflinching." —Booklist, starred review
"Atmospheric and eerie." —School Library Journal, starred review

Q1: If you were stranded on a deserted island with one other author, who would it be and why?
We authors aren’t always known for our outdoorsy survival skills, so it’s hard to say who would make the best company if I wanted to actually stay alive on that island. I might have to go with Laura Ingalls Wilder. She’s both a tough prairie girl and a beloved storyteller. She would help me survive without my modern conveniences, and I could chat with her about all her books I read as a kid while we’re flagging down ships.
Q2: What is the one book/author that got you into reading/writing?
I got into both reading and writing during early childhood, so I’d probably have to go way back to my love of Dr. Seuss books to find the first sparks that kindled this lifelong passion of mine.
Q3: As an author, how do you want your readers to feel after they read your book?
I want them to feel like they’ve just eased to a stop on a roller coaster ride, and their stomachs are still a bit in their throats. Ideally, there would be the sensation of, “What just happened to me…and can I experience it again, please?”
Q4: Can you describe your upcoming novel in seven words or less?
Hypnotist boy hired to tame suffragist girl.
Q5: Have you ever based any of your characters off anyone in real life? If you have, did you tell him/her?
No, not really. I’ve borrowed traits from people I know, but I have never created a character that’s completely based on someone in my life. Yet.
Cat is such a lovely person and an absolute amazing author. For those of you who haven't read In the Shadow of Blackbirds yet, here is your chance! Enter below to win a *SIGNED* COPY!

Giveaway Rules:
1) US and Canada residents ONLY
2) Please don't cheat with the entries, I always check.
3) The winner has 48 hours to answer my email, or I will have to pick a new winner.
4) The prize will be sent out at the author's discretion.

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