Sunday, June 30, 2013

June Author in the Spotlight Wrap-up + Giveaway

June Author in the Spotlight Wrap-up + Giveaway

A Million Heavens Giveaway Ends at Midnight tonight.  Hurry and enter.

It is a beautiful day in Minnesota as June, my favorite month, is coming to a close.  I  finished the school year and turned another year older on the 24th.  I attended three weddings and danced the night away with my kids.  I also read a bunch of great books this month including A Million Heavens by June's Minnesota Author in the Spotlight, John Brandon.

Today is the last day to win a copy of A Million Heavens.  Enter the giveaway here:  A Million Heavens Giveaway

Next check out my book review of A Million Heavens.  It is set in New Mexico where is explores place, people and the connections we have with each other and the environment.  A Million Heavens is full of multiple perspectives, with a little love, arson, music and revenge thrown in.

A Million Heavens Book Review

Then check out my author interview of John Brandon.  John Brandon teacher at Hamline University (where I got my Master's degree).  Find out what books inspire him and how he became a writer.  Find out the backstory behind his book A Million Heavens and what are the issues he feels are integral to his book.

John Brandon Author Interview

It has been a pleasure to work with John Brandon this month and I would like to thank him for being June Minnesota Author in the Spotlight.  I met John Brandon at the Twin Cities Book Festival in October.  I saw his book A Million Heavens first and was drawn to the unique cover.  Then when I discovered he taught at my Alma Mater, Hamline University, I knew I had to read his book and I am so glad I did.