Saturday, June 29, 2013

Blog Tour: Breaking Glass by: Lisa Amowitz (Interview and Giveaway)

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Breaking Glass by Lisa Amowitz. I had the pleasure of interviewing the author herself! There is also a giveaway included as well as some other goodies!

Release Date: July 9, 2013
from Spencer Hill Press
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"On the night seventeen-year-old Jeremy Glass winds up in the hospital with a broken leg and a blood alcohol level well above the legal limit, his secret crush, Susannah, disappears. When he begins receiving messages from her from beyond the grave, he’s not sure whether they’re real or if he’s losing his grip on reality. Clue by clue, he gets closer to unraveling the mystery, and soon realizes he must discover the truth or become the next victim himself."


Interview:
Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by the blog today!
To start things off, if you had to describe yourself in two words, what would they be and why?

Perky and relentless


While you were writing Breaking Glass, what was your go to snack?
Iced green tea with mint. I’ve given that up though—too sugary.

What can you tell us about Breaking Glass, using two sentences or less?
It’s about a boy who is so obsessed with a girl, he’d even bring her back from the dead to solve her murder.

If readers enjoy your book, what other books would you recommend to them?
That’s hard, because I really can’t think of any books I’ve read that are like Breaking Glass, but I am very inspired by the spooky quality and attention to character details of Maggie Stiefvater’s books, particularly THE RAVEN BOYS.

If you were stuck on an island and could only keep one book/series with you forever, what would it be and why? 
This is an impossible question to answer, but I think I would probably take the Harry Potter books because there are so many of them and I could pass them on to my heirs!

What is the best advice you have ever gotten? 
This comes from Stephen King in his book ON WRITING.
1. Sometimes you have to kill your darlings. 2. All first drafts are shitty.

What is the inspiration behind Breaking Glass?
A creepy road in a town called Croton on Hudson, along with a bazillion other things I’ve mentioned in other interviews.

This or That:
Hot or Cold? Cold
Vanilla or Chocolate? Chocolate
Summer of Winter? Summer
Country or Rock? Rock
Day or Night? Day
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! It was great to have you!



As a preview to Breaking Glass, you can download this illustrated preview - Shards

Click Here for the site page or Here for the direct upload

Giveaway:
(1) custom pendant (pictured below)
(2) signed ARCs
(3) original work of Breaking Glass related art created and signed by the author


About The Author:
Lisa Amowitz was born in Queens and raised in the wilds of Long Island, New York where she climbed trees, thought small creatures lived under rocks and studied ant hills. And drew. A lot.
When she hit her teens, she realized that Long Island was too small for her and she needed to escape. So she went to college in Pittsburgh. Go figure.
On leaving college, Lisa became a graphic designer living in New York City. She eventually married her husband of a zillion years, had two lovely children, and was swept away to a fairy tale life in the Bronx, where, unbelievably there are more trees and wilderness than her hometown. She can see the Hudson River from her kitchen window.
Lisa has been a professor of Graphic Design at her beloved Bronx Community College where she has been tormenting and cajoling students for nearly seventeen years. She started writing eight years ago because she wanted something to illustrate, but somehow, instead ended up writing YA. Probably because her mind is too dark and twisted for small children.
BREAKING GLASS which will be released in July, 2013 from Spencer Hill Press, is her first published work. VISION, the first of the Finder series will be released in 2014, along with an unnamed sequel in the following year. LIFE AND BETH will also be released in the near future, along with graphic novel style art.
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7 comments:

  1. Even though this book sounds scary I'm really curious about that boy. Maybe I'd understand him better and wouldn't judge him after reading the book. Great interview Teresa! :)

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  2. That is a very intriguing synopsis. And great interview, Teresa! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great interview. I like the sound of this. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  4. Thanks for hosting my blog tour, Teresa! An thanks, Tanja, Andrea and Shane!

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  5. Its on my TBR list and my list on what to buy! :D
    Mary G Loki

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  6. Awesome interview!! :D I'm definitely curious about this one! OH yes!

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  7. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share with us. I have been following the tour a bit and am enjoying the posts.

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