Friday, April 3, 2015

Guardians Blog Tour

Today on my blog I have the Guardians Blog Tour. On my stop there is a spotlight, 10 random things guest post, and giveaway.

The Emmy Award-nominated and Edgar Award-winning duo of Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan deliver a heart-pounding finale to the postapocalyptic teen world of the Wasteland, filled with dramatic twists and turns. Bestselling author of Criminal, Karin Slaughter, called Wasteland "a Lord of the Flies for future generations. An irresistible page-turner."

No one dares to leave the District—the towering structure of glass and steel that is their protection against the unruly bands of Outsiders that roam Mundreel and the deadly rain that carries the disease that kills all over the age of nineteen.

This skyscraper stands amid the urban devastation, the city rumored to have once been called "Montreal." Esther and her allies have created a haven on the rooftop, a garden that flourishes, and a home for her new baby, hidden from all but the very few who know her secret. But as Gideon's power grows and factions form, the ultimate darkness is born from greed, and Esther must find a way to save the citizens from themselves. 

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SUSAN KIM is a playwright, TV writer, and author. Her two graphic novels w/co-author Laurence Klavan, “City of Spies” (artwork by Pascal Dizin) and “Brain Camp” (artwork by Faith Erin Hicks), were published by First Second Books in 2010. “Flow: the Cultural Story of Menstruation” (co-written w/Elissa Stein) was published by St. Martin’s Griffin in 2009. Plays include the stage adaptation of Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club (Dramatists Play Service) and various one-acts that were produced in the EST Marathon, including Death and the Maiden, Rapid Eye Movement,Dreamtime for Alice (Dramatists Play Service and Farrar Strauss), and Memento Mori (Smith and Krauss). Her work has been produced internationally. Ms. Kim has been nominated five times for the Emmy and four times for the Writers Guild award for her work in both non-fiction and children’s TV; she won a WGA award in 1996 for Best Documentary. She lives in New York City, teaches dramatic writing in the MFA program at Goddard College and currently blogs for the Huffington Post.

LAURENCE KLAVAN wrote the novels, “The Cutting Room” and “The Shooting Script,” which were published by Ballantine Books. He won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for the novel, “Mrs. White,” co-written under a pseudonym. His graphic novels, "City of Spies" and "Brain Camp," were co-written with Susan Kim and published by First Second Books at Macmillan. His short work has been published in The Alaska Quarterly, Conjunctions, The Literary Review, Gargoyle, Louisville Review, Natural Bridge, Pank, Stickman Review, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, among many other journals, and a collection is forthcoming from Chizine Publications. He received two Drama Desk nominations for the book and lyrics of "Bed and Sofa," the musical produced by the Vineyard Theater in New York and the Finborough Theater in London in 2011. His one-act, "The Summer Sublet," is included Best American Short Plays 2000-2001. 

10 Random Things About the both of you:

  1. I’m an obsessive eBay-er. For years, I went through a major thing for very specific vintage sterling jewelry: nothing expensive or fancy, but from a certain time, by certain designers. I even bought one of those goofy magnifying glasses you stick in your eye to see better, as well as a mandrel, which is used to measure ring sizes. I have met absolutely no one in my life who shares this interest.
  2.  I love animals, but especially cats. Since I spend virtually all of my waking time writing, my cats see me more than Laurence does. If I had a perfect life (and a bigger home), I would have at least two dogs and two more cats. And maybe some chickens. And a horse. 
  3. When I get stressed out or depressed or just don’t feel like writing, I jump rope. When I’m really mad at someone, I go running and pretend I’m running far, far away from that person.
  4. My laptop is pathetic. A lot of my friends are writers and they all buy these really nice, really expensive computers every year, which makes sense, because we spend so much time on them. But mine is an ancient Toshiba and to make matters worse, my cat Ramona recently got so excited about a bird video on youtube, she tore a letter off which I then broke trying to reattach. Now I have this crappy external keyboard placed on top of the actual keyboard, and it keeps jamming up and turning off the machine.
  5. I once went to a hotel in Pittsburgh that I was told was haunted and I saw a ghost. I woke up and there was some guy in an overcoat standing at the base of my bed with his back to me. Then he sat down on my feet. Even though that was pretty much all that happened, it was really scary.


  1. I have a twin brother who is two minutes older.
  2. I have read fifty pages a day since high school. Or said I have.
  3. I can only cook one dish: penne pasta with broccoli, walnuts, and roasted red peppers. And even that’s bad.
  4. I rarely pay attention to my furniture or other belongings and have been known to keep the same chair until it breaks underneath me, literally.
I was good at fencing in college, which allowed me to pretend killing people, but it’s not a sport you can use too much in real life.  
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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I would also like to say Thank You to Susan & Laurence for their guest post and say Thank You to Jean BookNerd for letting me participate in this blog tour. Don't forget to enter the giveaway below. 

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