Friday, February 28, 2014

February Author in the Spotlight Wrap-up + Giveaway

February Author in the Spotlight Wrap-up + Giveaway

The giveaway for Chasing Shadows ends at midnight tonight!!  Hurry and Enter!  Find the link below.

Time to say goodbye to February.  I celebrated "I Love to Read" month by inviting 4 YA authors to South High to speak to students.  We hosted Kelly Barnhill, Jeff Herbach, Carrie Mesrobian and February's Author in the Spotlight, Swati Avasthi.  I will be featuring each of these authors on BookSnob sometime this year and can't wait.

I also celebrated my 4 year blogging anniversary!!  Yahoo.

Please join me in goodbye to February's author in the spotlight, Swati Avasthi.

If you would like to win a copy of Chasing Shadows, please enter here:  Chasing Shadows Giveaway

Please read my book review of Chasing Shadows.  Avasthi is a great writer and her characters are so beautifully flawed that you can't help falling for them as she leads you through a plot that you don't expect.  Chasing Shadows brings you to the brink of death, through mental illness and grief and into the bonds of friendship.  Chasing Shadows is bold and strong and daring like its characters.

Chasing Shadows Book Review

Please read my book review of Split.  The storyline of Split is unique because many stories deal with abuse but not many deal with what happens after you get out.  Split starts the day Jace gets out.  Split is a page turning, nail biting, amazing first novel.  It is raw and edgy and gripping to the very last page.

Split Book Review

Check out the author interview with Swati.  She teaches at Hamline University in St. Paul and she stopped by the school I teach at (South High) this week to talk to students and it was entertaining, informative and fun.  I was happy to have the chance to ask her some questions about her writing life and her newest novel Chasing Shadows.  Find out what she confessed.

Swati Avasthi Author Interview

It has been my pleasure to work with Swati Avasthi this month and I would like to thank her for being the February Minnesota Author in the Spotlight.  I met Swati at the Twin Cities Book Festival in October and I really wanted to connect with her because her two books looked so darn good.  I can hardly wait for the next book to come out and am looking forward to reading a lot more of her books in the future.  I'm so glad I was able to feature Swati Avasthi on BookSnob.  Check out her books at her website: