TRANSFER STUDENT by @Laurawriting RELEASE DAY 3/20! Blog Tour & Giveaway! #teenreads #scifi #romance #yahttp://wp.me/P1J9jx-bs
All comments are entered to win this week’s swag too! [ EXPEDITION TO THE STARS 3-D MODEL, an IN-N-OUT Burger T-SHIRT, signed bookmarks, Griffith Park Observatory postcards, real meteorite fragments, Space Shuttle Commemorative playing cards!]
Congrats to @Jwitt33 winner of today’s TRANSFER STUDENT EBOOK! Good luck to today’s tweeters 🙂 To read a review and get the scoop on today’s EBOOK/SWAG Giveaways visit the next stop on the tour, the wonderful Epilogue Review!
Over the next few days I’m blogging about the inspirations/challenges of TRANSFER STUDENT.
I wrote the first draft in 2006 after my father-in-law died. It was a crazy, sad time. I was working at The Los Angeles Times on the re-opening of the Griffith Observatory [it had been closed for five years for renovations] and we were back-and-forth between LA and Fresno [a four hour drive from LA], more and more frequently as my father-in-law got worse and worse, eventually ending up on life support. His name was Ray. I named the Reathan word for “year” in his honor. After Ray passed, just hours after, it was late at night and my husband Joe, his mom and I all sat out on my mother-in-law’s patio and looked at the stars. She said she knew Ray was up there, one of the stars. And that’s all it took. I had the beginnings of a story about souls that traveled, that starjumped, through space. And I wanted to explore the idea of a parallel planet similar to Earth, a sister planet. Retha is that planet and an anagram for Earth.
Tomorrow I blog about why I decided to write the story from Two POVS, that of a teen girl Earthling and a teen boy alien from the planet Retha.
THAT’S NOT ALL: Every week all comments are entered to win some great swag too! THIS WEEK’S SWAG: PIG IN SPACE PIGGY BANK, Griffith Observatory travel mug, a HOLLYWOOD MAP OF THE STARS, signed bookmarks, Griffith Park Observatory pen & postcards, Space Shuttle Anniversary commemorative coin, a CHOCOLATE MOON PIE, and more! Check out the weekly swag here: http://wp.me/P1J9jx-bs
THIS WEEK’S GIVEAWAY OPEN UNTIL MARCH 13! 6PM PST. 1 swag winner will be picked. Open internationally!
Congrats to @Nomes3329 winner of a TRANSFER STUDENT EBOOK! Good luck to today’s tweeters:) Details on the giveaway below!
Congrats to @Bookattict winner of WEEK ONE SWAG! GROOVY NASA TRAVEL MUGS, real meteorite fragments, signed bookmarks, Griffith Park Observatory pen & postcards, Apollo 40th Anniversary commemorative coin, a CHOCOLATE MOON PIE, a space shuttle commemorative pin, a sparkly bracelet, a NASA key chain, a Griffith Observer booklet with a feature about telescopes and the military!
Visit Autumn’s site to find out this week’s awesome swag:)AND be sure to leave a comment with your TWEET to enter to win today’s TRANSFER STUDENT EBOOK.
Today I have a special BONUS. I’ll give away 1 EBOOK to one person who DMs me @Laurawriting [follow me and I’ll follow you back] to tell me what Rhoe & Ashley wished before they starjumped. The clue will be found on the blogs we’ve visited so far on the tour. Tour schedule here! GOOD LUCK! Winner announced here tomorrow.
Here is one of my favorite lines from the novel:
“He’s everything I never wanted, and everything I can’t live without.” – Ashley, Transfer Student
Tomorrow on the tour? The first chapter written in Ashley’s POV!
I’m really excited about Transfer Student. When I wrote the first draft of this story in 2006 many things were going on in my personal and professional life that ended up in the book. The story was also inspired by my years of living in Los Angeles. My hubby and I first moved to LA in 1986. We lived with our kids in a part of the city called Echo Park, nestled in the hills just outside of downtown LA. We had the most amazing home there with one hundred steps to our front door. Here’s a few tracks from the playlist for Transfer Student. I’ll be posting the playlist during the Blog Tour for Transfer Student which starts LEAP DAY! Hope to see you there:) Below read about the ebook ARC giveaway of Transfer Student & check out what music inspires my amazing fellow carnis!