I feel like authors deserve so much from the readers. I believe that authors are people who really connect with us. It was actually an author who I "sorta" owe my life to. Authors and their words make us feel and they can help us.
In this event, I want to get to know the authors. I’d like to get interviews or blog posts about THEM in connection to their book. Who is the mind behind each author?
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Anne Blankman is the new author of Prisoner of the Night and Fog. Her book will be released by Harper! You guys! You guys! She's goood... trust me. :P Below, she's written a random post about her. Hope you have fun reading it!
Random Facts about Anne Blankman
My parents named me after a fictional character--Anne in Anne of Green Gables. Seriously. I don't have red hair, but when I was twelve we moved to a house with gray gables. How's that for a bizarre coincidence?
I've always loved books. One of my earliest memories is racing across the children's area of my local public library to get to story time.
I grew up in Niskayuna, a small town in upstate New York. The highlight of most of our weekends was going to Blockbuster Video. Hmm, maybe that's one of the reasons I liked to read so much...
In high school and college, I rowed on the crew team. It's a great sport, but for races you have to wear full-body unisuits so your clothes don't get caught in the boat equipment. Nothing like being a gangly, flat-chested fifteen-year-old forced to wear skintight clothes in front of the boy you like. *shudder* On the plus side, it did end up making really comfortable with my body.
Remember that earlier comment about red hair? Well, I did kind of have red hair for awhile. Before a crew race in high school, my teammates and I decided it would be a great idea to dye our hair maroon as a sign of our school spirit (silver and maroon were our school colors). So we mixed Kool-Aid with boiling water and took turns immersing our hair in the sink. We thought we looked great, and the color would wash out in a few days anyway. Except...we read the directions wrong. The color is temporary if you use COLD water. If you use boiling water, the color is PERMANENT. :O
The first time I met my now-husband, Mike, was in our college dining hall. He seemed nice, but I was sure he was going to turn out to be a jerk because he was a) really cute and b) a football player. I figured that anyone that good-looking and athletic was probably unbearably egotistical. One of my best friends convinced me to give him a chance. I'll owe her for the rest of my life because I fell head over heels for Mike, and we've been together ever since.
This is so cute! <333 Hope you loved it as much as Anne (hopefully) wrote it! Remember to try to message the author something nice or pick up her book, if you can! Be kind of everyone <33
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