Friday, May 18, 2012

Friday Five -- Katherine Longshore

I've subjected so many other authors to the Friday Five, I figured I should try it myself.  It's actually harder than it looks...


1.  What is your earliest memory?

A dream.  I was outside a house with a white picket fence, looking at a little yellow bird high up in a tree.  I said, “Hello, little birdie!” and it turned into a monster and attacked me.  I must have been four.

2.  What would your super power be?

I’d like to be right.  All.  The.  Time.

3.  What is your most unappealing habit?

Wanting to be right all the time.

4.  What is your greatest fear?


5.  If you knew you would be stranded on a desert island, which book, piece of music, and snack food would you take with you?

WOLF HALL, by Hilary Mantel, because I’ve only read it once and I’d hate to die without reading it again.  Ode to Joy by Beethoven.  Even if I got sick of it, it would make me feel better.  And Trader Joe’s dark chocolate peanut butter cups.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Online Launch Party!

Today GILT will be in bookstores.  And on Saturday, the Avid Reader in Davis will be hosting a party for the launch.  But I wanted to be able to celebrate with all the wonderful bloggers and writers and readers I've met online since I started this crazy journey.  So starting today, I'm having a GILT launch party right here on the blog!

Come in, grab a drink and a virtual cupcake and tell me all about your favorite kings and queens of English history!  Visit the YA Muses blog all week to read what my closest writing friends have to say about GILT.  Follow the Tudor Tuesdays blog tour to read about Henry's queens.  Head over to Goodreads for a chance to win one of 15 copies.  And get ready for door prizes.

I have three to give away internationally!

Each prize will include one of three fabulous ARCs of upcoming novels donated by Penguin:
NO SAFETY IN NUMBERS, by Dayna Lorentz
RIFT, by Andrea Cremer

First prize is a signed copy of GILT, all wrapped up in a limited edition GILT canvas tote (plus an ARC!):

Second prize is a signed copy of GILT, plus an ARC!

Third prize is a GILT swag pack, including a specially-selected Sephora lipstick that I carefully matched to the color on the cover. (PS - It looks great on!) Plus an ARC!

All you have to do is enter below:
Winners will be announced next week!