Several interviews have come in and one of the most asked question is: What do I love about Midnight Hour?
So, I thought I would answer that for all you guys who stop by my blog.
Midnight Hour is special to me for several reasons.
- I relate to Miranda so much because like myself, she is dyslexic. I know what it is to hate the word stupid. When I was young, I heard it a lot from people who thought because I had some learning disabilities I wasn’t intelligent. I’ve learned it isn’t true. And I love seeing Miranda come to the conclusion that her dyslexia might result in some hurdles, but it also brings with it some very interesting gifts. For me it’s a imagination and the ability to read people and characters.
- I loved adding the male point of view to And in Midnight Hour, you get not only one male point of view, but two. You are going to get to slip inside both Perry and Shawn’s heads.
- I love how we see more of Burnett, the super- hot husband of Holiday. Most of you know that Perry lived in the same foster home with Burnett before he aged out. For the first time we really get to see the relationship between these two. I loved showing the softer side of the relationship between two guys who consider each other brothers.
- I got great pleasure seeing my amazing trio together again. Call them the Three Musketeers or Charlie’s Angels, but Kylie, Della and Miranda are so good together. Those three have the most amazing friendship. There isn’t anything they won’t do for each other.
- Every book in the Shadow Falls series seems to have its own level of nail-biting suspense and a mystery you just can’t wait to solve. Well, something about Miranda’s book seemed to have an extra dose of page-turning drama. Of course, when you start a book with an explosion, it pretty much tells you the pace isn’t going to slow down.
- Midnight Hour is the finale. In this book you see all our Shadow Falls students graduate. I cried so hard when it came to the end of this book. These characters feel so real to me. They are even more than friends, they are my family. I’m going to miss them, and I know many of you will, too.
Okay, now I’ll give away an ARC of Midnight Hour to one person who leaves a posts telling me which scene you still think about from any of my books. (Sorry, this giveaway is for US residents only. If you’re reading this on Goodreads, you must leave a comment on my blog page to be entered.)
October 1st: Texas Teen Book Festival
Guess what? You’ll be able to buy Midnight Hour before the release date if you come to the Texas Teen Book Festival on Oct. 1st! Yup, that’s right, there will be copies of Midnight Hour for purchase–and I’ll sign them for you. So be sure to come to the festival at St. Edward’s University in Austin.
October 8th: Barbara Bush Library
Want to win a copy of Midnight Hour? Join me at the Barbara Bush Library in Spring, TX on Oct. 8th, 10:30-noon. I’ll be teaching a teen writing class, answering your questions and selling & signing my books. I ‘ll also be giving away 2 FREE copies of Midnight Hour! Come by and you could be a winner!
October 21st & 22nd: Herlufsholm Fantasy Bogmesse
I’ll be in Denmark a book fair called Herlufsholm Fantasy Bogmesse and it will be at the Herlufsholm School near the city of Naestved on October 21st and 22nd. I’ll be there with fellow YA authors Eva Oakenshield, Brian P. Orbol, Kenneth Bogh Anderson, Nanna Foss and Haidi Wigger Klaris.
November 12th: Murder By The Book
Nov. 12th catch me at Murder by the Book in Houston, TX at 4:30 PM. If you buy a copy of Midnight Hour at the signing, I’ll still give you a FREE copy of Fighting Back, Kylie and Lucas’ last story..