Thursday, September 8, 2011

More Random Acts of Publicity

*Update: Still forgive my formatting issues! My tech-guy fiancee took a look, but he can't figure out what's wrong with the font or spacing issues either! Grrr, Blogger! DX*

This is my second installment of Random Acts of Publicity week. (If you missed my last post, click here to read about some awesome authors and click here to find out more about R.A.P.) Today I will share some more authors and their books that I have discovered here on the blog-o-sphere. (And come back Saturday for my post about authors I have met in person!)

You can find many things on the internet these days, including fantastic books you have never read. Then after finding said books, you can find their authors' websites and twitter accounts as well. And while you don't need to know the author and learn anything about the author to enjoy a book, I have found that it's often entertaining and allows me to enjoy the book even more.

Here's a list of just a few of these authors I've discovered recently. (And as a side-note, I learned about their books through other bloggers. See, word of mouth is an writer's best publicity):
Jackson Pearce -- When I first heard about Jackson's newest book Sweetly, I was so intrigued about it that I instantly added it to my to-read list. The book is a modernized revamping of the "Hansel and Gretel" fairy-tale about a brother and sister who have to confront their past and a mysterious witch who stole their sister years ago. (I love fairy-tales and their retellings!) After a bit, I found Jackson on twitter and on her youTube channel. Her bi-weekly videos are adorable, entertaining, and often educational. And she even does a live-chat with her readers every Wednesday evening! Go check out Sweetly or one of her other books: As You Wish, Sisters Red, Purity (coming April 2012), Fathomless (coming August 2012).

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Elana Johnson -- I actually discovered Elana and her debut book Possession because of a blog contest given by Roni Loren (mentioned in Tuesday's post). I was super excited to win an ARC of it. The book is a futuristic dystopian story about a girl with the choice of her heart and her life: be controlled and be with her chosen match or join the rebellion and be with a stranger who stirs something deep inside her. (I'll be doing a review of it here on my blog in the near future, so be on the look for it!) When Elana isn't writing her next book or teaching, she can be found blogging at a blog-group called The League of Extraordinary Writers or working on WriteOnCon, an online writing conference for children's literature. Check out Possession or its companion book Surrender (coming Summer 2012).

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Maureen Johnson -- I also discovered Maureen and her newest book The Name of the Star through another ARC giveaway. The book is paranormal mystery about a teenage girl trying to start her new life in London as a modern-day “Rippermania” grips the city, and she soon finds herself more involved than she even intended. (Expect a review of this book as well in the near future!) Recently I found Maureen on twitter and she definitely keeps Twitterland full of tweets about her touring, life, writing, and humorous links and tidbits. The same goes for her blog as well. She likes to connect with her readers and keep them in the loop about things. Check out The Name of the Star or one of her other books: Scarlett Fever, Suite Scarlett, Girl at Sea, Devilish, The Bermudez Triangle, The Key to the Golden Firebird, 13 Little Blue Envelopes, The Last Little Blue Envelope

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These three ladies may all write YA literature, but each has their own unique voice and genre-style. Find any new books that strike your fancy? Once again, word of mouth is the best way to publicity! If you have a favorite author or book, or simply a new book or author you have recently discovered, share your good-find and BLLuRT (blog, link, like, review, or talk) it Out!

(Elvish Farewell)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! You are so great to mention me during RAP week. :)