We’re tremendously grateful that publishers take the time to nurture new talent, so this week we’re featuring a mini celebration of 2013 debuts. We’re very excited to welcome Lenore Appelhans to the blog today! Not only does she have a sci-fi thriller coming out in January, but she’s also been an active YA blogger for some time; many GoodReaders are probably familiar with her reviews.
Level 2 is the story of Felicia Ward, who died right before her 18th birthday and has been trapped in a strange, otherworldly afterlife ever since. As Felicia uncovers the secrets behind her confinement, she is pulled towards both romance and rebellion…and it might just be up to her to save the lives of countless others.
This sounds like such a fun book, and I know that I’m not alone in my eagerness to read it. In the meantime, please say hello to Lenore as she shares a tasty recipe for Thanksgiving leftovers below, along with a fantastic Level 2 prize pack!
Lenore Appelhans’ Thanksgiving Memory
Of course Thanksgiving is more than just food, and this year – with my debut novel coming out in less than two months – I have a ton to be thankful for. I am so appreciative of the amazing support I’ve gotten from friends, family, everyone at my literary agency and publishers (US and foreign), booksellers, librarians, fellow authors (debut and otherwise), the book blogging community and readers who have written me about their experience reading LEVEL 2. THANK YOU!
~ Lenore Appelhans
Visit her on her blog, where she has been blogging about YA lit since 2008, or online on her website and Twitter. Level 2 will be released on January 15, 2012. Preorder the book or add it to GoodReads! You can also watch the trailer online or read the first four chapters.
Win a Level 2 Prize Pack!
Lenore is generously offering our readers an awesome Level 2 prize pack, consisting of one autographed hardcover + postcards + magnet. All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form and leave a comment below!
Open to U.S. and Canadian residents aged 18 and older, or 13 and older with parental permission.
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Debut Author Celebration
We hope you’ve enjoyed our mini-celebration of upcoming 2013 debuts!
Big thanks to all the authors who participated in this feature, as well as to the publishers who spot the talent that we love.
And if you enjoy a debut author’s work, please take the time to support them however you can, whether it’s purchasing the book, writing a review, or simply letting him/her know. It’s so important to express our appreciation for good writing, and the success of a first book is certainly encouraging for future endeavors.