Thursday, January 28, 2010
The BONESHAKER buzz starts HERE..Boneshaker ARC contest
So I might be a little biased.
I have had the unbelievable pleasure and good fortune to know Kate Milford as both a friend, and critique-mate for almost three years. And, yep, I knew right away this lady was something special. Special NICE, special SMART, special creative..and a teensy-weensy bit of strange (just the right formula for me).
She is AWESOME!
Her new book, the middle grade steam-punk fantasy, The Boneshaker is due out May 24 from Clarion. It's *drumroll* illustrated by Andrea Offermann www.andreaoffermann.com, which for me, as an illustrator and designer, sends me swooning.
Kate is a Cuda (the online critique group I moderate), and like our beloved Lindsay Eland, one of two Cudas with book contracts. Stay tuned for an upcoming interview with Kate.
In the next few months I'll also be interviewing two more fabulous ladies from my other critique group—debut author Christine Johnson (YA paranormal Claire de Lune) AND the award-winning Heidi Ayarbe with her second book, Compromised.
So there's going to be a lot going on here as I jump up and down (possibly making a fool of myself, but what else is new?) and cheer-lead for my talented writer pals.
Anyway, back to Kate. You heard it hear FIRST. Kate is so original, she'll blast your socks off.
Have I led you wrong yet? Have I? (Anne Spollen, remember? Also..Neesha Meminger, Lindsay Eland and Becca Fitzpatrick)...I know..shameless, aren't I?
Kate is holding a contest on her Boneshaker Facebook group. http://clockworkfoundry.com/?p=263
The more peeps you get to sign on to her group, the bigger your chances of winning a Boneshaker ARC. So if you DO join, remember to mention I sent you there!
So good luck, and remember. This blog is where you heard the name Kate Milford FIRST, and don't you forget it!