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Crossroads Blog Tour

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It's nearly that time again!  The Crossroads Blog Tour returns October 21st to 28th with thirteen fabulous young adult authors, and the chance to win a Kindle pre-loaded with a title by each author:

Judith Graves – Leap Books – Under My Skin, Second Skin, Skin of My Teeth, Killer’s Instinct

Joy Preble – Sourcebooks – Dreaming Anastasia, Haunted, Anastasia Forever. Soho Press (forthcoming May 2013) – The Sweet Dead Life

Stacey Kade – Hyperion – The Ghost and the Goth, Queen of the Dead, Body & Soul

Amanda Ashby – Speak – You Had Me at HaloZombie Queen of Newbury High, Fairy Bad Day, Demonosity

Lucienne Diver – Flux – Vamped, Revamped, Fangtasic, Fangtabulous

Kiki Hamilton – Teen / Macmillian – The Faerie Ring, The Torn Wing

Jackie Morse Kessler – Harcourt Graphia – Hunger, Rage, Loss

Christine Fonseca – Compass Press – Transcend, Libera Me

Carrie Harris – Delacorte Books for Young Readers -Taste In Boys, Bad Hair Day

Dawn Dalton – Leap Books - SPIRITED Anthology, Killer’s Instinct

Leanna Renee Hieber - Sourcebooks – Darker Still (Magic Most Foul, #1), The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart (Magic Most Foul, #2)

Ty Drago - Sourcebooks – The Undertakers: Rise of the Corpses, The Undertakers: Queen of the Dead

Janet Fox – Speak – Faithful, Forgiven, Sirens

I'm paired this year with Christine Fonseca, and our schedule of blog appearances is below, along with links!

21st Late Bloomer

22nd Confessions of a Bookaholic

23rd Most Wanted Monsters

24th Mundie Moms

25th A Life Bound by Books

26th Scribing Shadows

27th For What It’s Worth

28th A Simple Love of Reading

Hope you'll come see us and enter for a chance to win!

Fabulous Fabric, Brilliant Bloggers

Quick question: how many times have you heard moms say to their kids, "You're supposed to eat your food, not wear it"?  Well, apparently, they're wrong.  While I know misguided moms might not necessarily be news to you, this might be: new fabrics made out of milk protein.  It's apparently "antibackterial, anti-ageing and can help regulate blood circulation and body temperature."  Now, I'm going to assume it's the fabric that doesn't age rather than the person in it.  Otherwise, it's just totally unfair that I had to rise from the dead to attain eternal youth when it can just be bought off the rack! 

In other news, Jackie Morse Kessler and I are up today at Just Your Typical Book Blog for day 3 of The Crossroads Blog Tour.  I listed out all the participating authors this weekend.  Brilliant bloggers are below:

Book Swarm

Kid Lit Frenzy!

Book Faery

Narratively Speaking

Electrifying Reviews

Just Your Typical Book Blog

Late Bloomer Online

A Simple Love of Reading

Confessions of a Bookaholic

Mundie Moms Book Reviews

Check the Crossroads page for the daily scavenger hunt question and your chance to win prizes.


Above is a pic of my chronicler, Lucienne Diver at yesterday's incredible Second Annual Trash To Fashion event hosted by the Lake County Library system and held at the Cooper Memorial library yesterday.  Contestants from eleven to twenty-five competed for prizes over the creativity and execution of their eco-friendly fashions.  Couture was constructed from everything from trash bags to coffee filters and egg cartons.  Some of them I'd even consider strutting my stuff in, and that's high praise indeed!  Cameras tend to be a bit...wonky...next to me, so I'll have to wait until L receives more pics from the event to post here. 

In the meantime, you can read all about her (and her thoughts on me) at the Crossroads Blog Tour, which began yesterday.  The amazing Jackie Morse Kessler is her tour buddy, and they can both be found:

Yesterday at Narratively Speaking
Today at Electrifying Reviews

Follow along with the entire tour and do your daily scavenger hunt for a chance to win awesome prizes, including signed books.  The full schedule and daily questions are here.