Thursday, July 31, 2014

July Author in the Spotlight Wrap-Up + Giveaway

July Author in the Spotlight Wrap-Up + Giveaway

The Giveaway for Vacationland ends tonight at midnight! Enter quick because you definitely want to read this book.

July has seen better days for me.  I had another rough month but reading wise, I kicked ass.  I had an MRI on July 8th on my "sprained foot" that was not getting better.  Turns out it is fractured in 3 places.  Huh, no wonder it still hurts.  So I had to go back on crutches-not fun.  Then I got a lovely (insert sarcasm) letter from the IRS and then last week my car broke down in the middle of a busy intersection.  Arrghhh!
It has been a bad money month and my foot is not better.  And to top it off I go back to work in TWO weeks.  Nooooo.

July has been a great reading month for me, for what else can I do with no money and a broken foot and a car in the shop.  I feel like writing a blues song.  Anyways, I read 23 books this month which is AMAZING!  And one of the best books I read this month was Vacationland by Sarah Stonich, July's author in the spotlight.

Enter to win a copy of Vacationland here:  Vacationland Giveaway

Check out my book review of Vacationland.  In the heat of summer people escape to a northern Minnesota resort, on the Canadian border known as Naledi.  The Naledi resort is a central character in Vacationland and it is a place you will visit again and again.  Each story in Vacationland intersects and connects to create a novel with depth, humor and wit.  This book is stunning and will stay with you for a long time.

Vacationland Book Review

Check out the author interview with Sarah.   I asked her some questions about her books, her life and her writing habits.  Sarah is a great writer whose books will dazzle you.

Sarah Stonich Author Interview

Please read Sarah's Guest post on the importance of Book Clubs.  Are you in a Book Club?  I am and love my experiences talking about books.  Sarah's book Vacationland is the perfect summer read and an excellent choice for your book club.  Sarah has written a guest post and highlights the importance of book clubs and on reading and reviewing what you read.

Sarah Stonich Guest Post

I met Sarah through an author named Peter Geye.  He highly recommends all of Sarah's books.  I have another friend, Pamela, who works for Magers and Quinn, a used bookstore in Minneapolis, who also raves about Sarah's books.  I am so glad I listened to them and was able to feature Sarah and her books.  She is truly a gifted writer.  Please support Sarah by visiting her website and reading her books.