You know I was thinking of going for a short catchy title but then I thought, hey, if you can’t splash out on a fancy title once in a while then what’s the point of living? Of course perhaps I’m just being a bit over dramatic, but then again, I write young adult fiction (about zombies) so I think we can safely establish that over dramatic is my middle name.
Anyway, this week it’s all about the launch of the We love YA blog site, which I’m very excited to be part of. For those of you who don’t know me, I’m originally from Brisbane (Kenmore – please don’t judge me for it!) but after finishing a journalism degree at the University of Queensland I did what every good Australian girl does and went and worked in a bar in London. Unfortunately, then (much to my mother’s annoyance) I sort of forgot to come back home!
Anyway, after going back and forth between New Zealand and the UK a few too many times I’m now settled in Napier which is a gorgeous Art Deco town right on the sea and surrounded by vineyards. Yeah, I’m doing it tough.
In between all the moving, I also managed to get a husband and two kids and while they’re not yet fully adjusted to my cooking techniques (red in the middle and charcoal on the outside because I’m an Aries and we tend to do things quickly) they are slowly learning that living with a writer often sounds a lot more fun than it actually is!
Anyway, now that you probably know far too much about me I’d like to contribute something to the party. At first I was thinking of bringing a plate of food, but after sharing my cooking techniques with you, I think we can all agree that it would be a BAD idea so instead I thought I’d give away a copy of my recently released young adult book ZOMBIE QUEEN OF NEWBURY HIGH.
The book is released in the US (though is available through most online retailers as well. Just saying) and is about what happens when Mia Everett tries to do a love spell to stop her prom date from dumping her and instead accidentally turns her entire senior year into flesh eating zombies. Whoops. She then has to find a cure before she becomes first course in their new protein only diet.
And to go in with a chance to win all you need to do is ‘fess up and tell me what’s the dumbest thing that you’ve ever done for love (double points if it involves zombies!)