Thursday, October 03, 2013

Fall 2013 YA Scavenger Hunt!! (now closed)



The Fall 2013 YA Scavenger Hunt is now over, but stay tuned to the YASH website for updates on future hunts! But even though this hunt may be over, I'm going to leave up the post about Beth because I'm such a huge fan of hers :) Enjoy!!


PRESENTING BETH REVIS!

Beth Revis

I'm quite the lucky author because today I get to host Beth Revis on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! I'm a huge fan of Beth as a person, friend, and author. I can still remember reading Across the Universe,her debut novel. I was fortunate to receive an early copy of the book, but I'd made a deal with myself that I was only allowed to read it if I was working out at the gym. Of course, I couldn't put it down which meant I spent *a lot* of time at the gym! 

And she just keeps getting better and better -- trust me, I've read what's next :) It's amazing!


HERE'S A BIT MORE ABOUT BETH:

Beth Revis is the New York Times and IndieBound bestselling author of the Across the Universe trilogy, as well as several in-world short stories published in various anthologies. She lives in rural North Carolina with her husband and dogs. 

Currently, she is working on a new science fiction trilogy forthcoming from Razorbill/Penguin. 

And you can find out more about her (and BUY HER BOOKS!) by clicking here!


CHECK OUT BETH'S EXCLUSIVE CONTENT:

Thanks for hosting me, Carrie! Today I wanted to talk about inspiration, and how you never really know where it comes from. Or at least, I don't. When I started writing SHADES OF EARTH(available in paperback next month!), I went into it with a basic philosophy. In my favorite television show, Joss Whedon's FIREFLY, there's a scene where a character says, basically, the only way to really know someone is to see him at his worst.
 
The Teachings of Shan Yu (Firefly/Serenity... by mnemosyne23 Let's ignore the fact that the character that most embraces that philosophy is one of the worst villains of the entire show. But that's the basic philosophy that inspired SHADES OF EARTH.I had these characters who I loved--Amy and Elder--and, well, I had to put them to the volcano's edge. So everything I did to them was touched, at least in part, from that philosophy. But, of course, there were other things that influenced my book. Can you spot them all? Each thing in the picture below had a direct influence on something in SHADES OF EARTH.
To test your knowledge and learn more about how each thing influenced the writing of SHADES OF EARTH, just click here!

And to buy SHADES OF EARTH, click here!

Shades of Earth



1 comment:

Kassiah Faul said...

Thanks for participating. Great post !
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