Welcome to Day Two of our Debut Authors Celebration!
We’re thankful that publishers take a chance on new talent, and this week we’re featuring three authors whose 2013 debuts we’re anticipating.
One of the books I’m really excited about for 2013 is Dualed, a city in which every person has an alternate–but only one will live beyond his or her twentieth birthday. Fifteen-year-old West only has one month to hunt down her alt to ensure her survival, but a tragic mistake shakes her confidence and makes her question the choices she’s made. This action-packed adventure sounds like a lot of fun, and I hear there’s an “unexpected romance” as well!
Dualed will be released on February 26th, 2013. Author Elsie Chapman joins us on the blog today to share her favorite Thanksgiving memory and recipe.
Elsie Chapman’s Thanksgiving Memory
As a second generation Chinese Canadian growing up in a small town in northern BC, my childhood memories of Thanksgiving are pretty spotty. We had two strikes against us, really: the fact that it’s not celebrated in Canada to quite the same extent as it is down in the States; and that my parents themselves didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving when they were growing up in China. I think it was once we all started school that we realized we wanted what all our friends had—the big turkey meal! So we had that, but apart from food, Thanksgiving was never much more than just another long weekend.
~ Elsie Chapman
Are you excited to read Dualed? Would you like one of the cool bookmarks pictured here? Just leave a comment below telling us why you’re excited about reading this book along with a contact email, and we’ll pick at least 10 winners from the comments at random. Elsie will even sign it before she ships it to you!
Photos courtesy of the author, D. Sharon Pruitt, and The Midnight Garden.
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Debut Author Celebration
We’re celebrating 2013 debuts all this week.
Join us tomorrow as our celebration continues! We have another great author featured, as well as an exciting giveaway.