All of my geeky, writerly, YA-loving dreams came true Sept. 24 when the Smart Chicks Kick It Tour came to Cincinnati. I started this blogging gig in May when I began to notice my recreational reading gravitating almost 100 percent toward YA Supernatural novels. And which authors did I gravitate toward first?? None other than the Smart Chicks headliners, Kelley Armstrong (author of the Darkest Power series), Melissa Marr (author of the Wicked Lovely series) and Alyson Noel (author of The Immortals series). Four months later, I got to meet them all!
I am one lucky girl.
The Smart Chicks tossed out some swag, answered questions about which of their characters would get along, which character they are most like and their method to solve writers’ block.
The most notable answer to that last question? Marr’s, who said 1. She doesn’t believe in writer’s block, but 2. Sometimes the words just don’t come. Her solution? A snorkle. That’s right. She soaks in her tub, with her little snorkle on, and blocks out all sight and sound. “Then the words start coming,” she said.
Then the fans got a chance to ask off-the-wall questions during a Q&A lightening round, with Stohl emceeing. Questions asked were worst first date, tattoos, book they’d wish they’d written themselves, their first impression of one another plus many more very personal questions. The authors answered “carrot” when they didn’t want to answer. Let’s just say a lot of carrots were thrown around that day.
Now to pass on my charmed luck. One lucky reader of this blog can win a SIGNED copy of Beautiful Creatures, Book One of the Caster Chronicles, signed by not one, but BOTH authors. Yes. Really.
Two other readers of this blog will win a Beautiful Darkness necklace (The second book in the Caster Chronicles, coming out in just a few weeks Oct. 12) and a Beautiful Darkness keychain!! Now that’s some swag!
Being entered for a chance to win is easy! FOLLOW @ReganCoomer on twitter, COMMENT on this blog post and RT this contest on your twitter and/or facebook. Please include your email when you comment for notification purposes. One first-place and two second-place winners will be chosen at random. Contest ends Oct. 3.