Fierce Reads Tour

I’m still on tour, in Dallas at the moment, headed to Cleveland next. But I wanted to mention that for the next few events, I’ll be part of a group of authors known as Fierce Reads 2017.

This gaggle of scribes includes Erin Beaty, Taran Matharu, Kristen Orlando, and me. We’ll all be together in Parma OH, St Paul MN, Santa Cruz CA, Austin TX, and Coral Gables FL. They’ll be appearing without me in Menlo Park CA and Las Vegas NM. (And I’ll be doing solo events in Toronto CA, Rhinebeck NY, and NYC.)

Since we’ll be traveling together, appearing together, and eating together for more than a week, I thought I’d get to know them first.

This is what I discovered:

Erin Beaty
@ErinBeatyWrites

Book
The Traitor’s Kiss

Three things that describe your book:
“Spies, lies, and smooching.”

Strangest reaction you’ve ever gotten to your book?
“I begged my readers to give me feedback on the romantic scenes, but hardly anyone would give me more than a thumbs up. But then I got a lot of great feedback and specific advice from my mom, which was ewwwwwwwww.”

What were you doing when you found out you were going to be published?
“I was ironing a bunch of shirts for my brother-in-law’s wedding when my agent called to say I was going to an acquisitions board. When the offer itself came through the next week, I was getting ready for the wedding’s rehearsal dinner. After that, the whole night is pretty foggy.”

Taran Matharu
@TaranMatharu1

Book
Battlemage (Summoner series, book 3)

Three things that describe your book:
“Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Pokemon.”

Strangest reaction you’ve ever gotten to your book?
“I have had two marriage proposals from readers I have never met.”

What were you doing when you found out you were going to be published?
“The was actually about to go into one of those sensory deprivation tanks to clear my head, where you float suspended in water for an hour. You’re supposed to relax and let your mind go empty. Let’s just say it didn’t work out that way!”

Kristen Orlando
@KristenOrlando1

Book
You Don’t Know My Name

Three things that describe your book:
“Dangerous double life.”

Strangest reaction you’ve ever gotten to your book?
“I just got the most irate email from a reader: ‘HOW COULD YOU DO THAT TO YOUR READERS????? I finished it a few minutes ago, threw the book across the room, and had to contact you immediately to express my great disdain about your ending. I feel sad and awful and empty and hopeless!!!! Why did you do that to me???'”

What were you doing when you found out you were going to be published?
“I was at work when I got the call. I went into the stairwell, jumped up and down and then called my husband.”

For details of all Fierce Reads events, click this link.

To check out the rest of my tour, click here.

Hope to see you all on the road!

One thought on “Fierce Reads Tour

  1. Good Morning,

    I am going to be reading the Uglies to my summer school class (summer of 2017) and was wondering if you send out any packages with bookmarks, stickers, notes of encouragement for young readers?

    Thank You

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