Dark Days YA Author Tour
That’s right ya’ll! I was lucky enough to be able to attend the “Dark Days” tour as it rolled through my town. This panel included Kiera Cass (author of The Selection/The Elite), Elizabeth Norris (author of Unbreakable), Aprilynne Pike (author of Life After Theft), and Amy Tintera (author Reboot). Such an awesome panel right?? The good news for you: I have snippets from the Q & A section and a giveaway for SIGNED copies of The Selection and The Elite!!! First the random fun facts :D.
Q&A Fun Facts
- Amy Tintera was asked why only teens can reboot in her book. She explained that the reboot virus only works to cause a reboot on a still-developing brain; since teens’ brains haven’t quite finished forming, the reboot virus causes them to reboot.
- Kiera Cass said that the story of The Selection was inspired by Cinderella and Esther from the Bible. She wondered what would happen if a girl had the attention of a prince, but wasn’t actually all that interested.
- Many of the authors said they like writing YA that doesn’t have anything more than kissing because their moms might read it!
- Amy Tintera said Reboot needed to have the Buffy/Xander relationship, with the girl being the tough one and the guy being just fine with that.
- Many authors have theme songs that they listened to while writing their books, but Amy Tintera says she needs absolute silence while writing, so that’s her theme song.
- Kiera Cass explains the pennies that Aspen gives to America as being the only thing he can give to her. Even just pennies are a huge sacrifice for him because he needs every one of them.
- Amy Tintera has a Battlestar Galactica themed engagement ring with Cylon heads on the sides!
- Kiera Cass says she pictures Maxim as Zac Effron in a suit.
And now what I’m sure you’re all here for: the giveaway. I’m super pumped for this one. We haaaave:
- SIGNED HARDCOVER of The Elite
- and a flipping SIGNED ARC of The Selection (lightly used, it had to be read!)
Isn’t that amazing?? As you can see the signatures are also color-coded to the books :D. Yes, you’re series won’t match since one is a paperback and one is a hardcover, but it’s totally worth it for signed copies, am I right? Now since I will be mailing this out myself, it’s going to be a US ONLY giveaway. It’s going to run for a while since it’s so freaking awesome. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email, otherwise I’ll have to pick someone else.