Before I get started, I just want to warmly thank everyone who stopped by to read my post on being bullied. I am completely overwhelmed by the support from friends, bloggers, and family. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Okay, now on to some fun stuff. :)
Many of my fellow authors are 6 months away from their debut! So to celebrate, there is going to be a 20 book--yes, you read that right--TWENTY book giveaway on the Luckys blog.
We've all chosen books that influenced us in one way or another.
My giveaway choice could have been one of a dozens, but I chose A NORTHERN LIGHT by Jennifer Donnelly. It is one of my all-time favorite YA books. Yes, it would go with me to a desert island (ideally, a dessert island, but I digress.) Heck, I love this book so much I've already given it away on my blog before!
Here's the blurb:
Sixteen-year-old Mattie Gokey has big dreams but little hope of seeing them come true. Desperate for money, she takes a job at the Glenmore, where hotel guest Grace Brown entrusts her with the task of burning a secret bundle of letters. But when Grace's drowned body is fished from the lake, Mattie discovers that the letters could reveal the grim truth behind a murder.
It's based on a true event that occurred in the early 1900's but Mattie's story goes so far beyond this one event. Donnelly expertly weaves fact, fiction, history, and the complexities of family and relationships to make you completely forget that you're living in the 21st century. You end up so invested in Mattie's life, her choices and her world.
In a word, it's brilliant.
This was a book that made me aspire to be a better writer. To make a character and plot so engrossing that it was un-put-downable. To make every sentence count and try to craft some beauty out of a handful of words.
So if you want to win this and a whole lot of other books, stop by the Lucky 13s blog to enter, and read about the other books that are being offered.
The contest ends July7th and winners will be announced July 8th.
So. Is there a particular book in your life that has changed you, or your writing?