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Monday, February 25, 2013

Dark Days Wrap Up Post + Giveaway @PitchDarkBooks @EpicReads @HarperTeen #PitchDarkDays

Pitch Dark Days - Winter Tour 2013

So, would you like to hear all about the evening I had with 4 of the most amazing ladies ever? Yes? Good, because I was going to tell my story anyway. 

I was so very lucky to meet and spend the evening with Allison from HarperCollins, Brodi Ashton (Everbound), Cynthia Hand (Boundless), Tahereh Mafi (Unravel Me) and Veronica Rossi (Through the Ever Night). 

Every one of these ladies was super awesome and willingly answered every question that I had even if they didn't want to. (I was probably talking them to sleep!)

So, below I will show you some various photos from the event as well as a short Q&A with the authors. I hope you enjoy.

o What is something random you can tell us about yourself? 

Tahereh Mafi: I used to break dance. 

o Did you initially plan to write within the YA genre or did it just happen? 

Cynthia Hand: I figured out I was writing YA about ¼ of the way into UNEARTHLY. 

o Do you listen to music while your write? 

Veronica Rossi: Yes. I have playlists for each book. Death Cab for Cutie, Mumford and Sons, Muse, The Civil Wars, and Damien Rice are just a few. 

o Where did you come up with the name Roar? Is there a special story there? 

Veronica Rossi: He’s an Aud, so a “sound” name was in order. And uhhh, it happens to be my favorite wine. heeee. 

o Where do you come up with character names? 

Cynthia Hand: Baby naming websites. Sometimes. 

o What is the craziest thing you have ever received from a fan? 

Tahereh Mafi: A guy once ripped his shirt open and asked me to sign his chest. 

o So, did you and if so what did you write? 

Tahereh Mafi: Oh noo no. I was super freaked out. 

o What’s your favorite moment in your most recent book? 

Brodi Ashton: There’s a scene where Cole and Nikki are stuck in a dark cellar. I love that scene.


o Can you describe EVERBOUND in five words? 

Brodi Ashton: Girl follows boy. Get screwed. 

o What is the best part about being an author? 

Tahereh Mafi: Living the “no pants lifestyle.” 

o What are some of your favorite authors? 

Tahereh Mafi: Shel Silverstein and Dr. Suess.


o The first few pages of SHATTER ME are true to Tahereh Mafi’s first draft. 

o Veronica Rossi has her husband “man check” her characters. Perry can only cry once a book. 

o Cynthia Hand keeps a recording device on her rear view mirror and has pulled over to cry after dictating a scene. 

o After many revisions Brodi Ashton finally drew a map of the Everneath. On a paper plate. 

o Brodi Ashton knows being a teen is life or death, DEATH the day she wore clown pants to school.

Tahereh is waving "hello" to a very special reader of mine. Von - this is for you! 

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  1. There are tons of Pitch Dark Days Books I haven't read yet, but really want to get to! I just recently found out about Everneath and fell in love with the synopsis! I just got the book and can't wait to read it! <33

  2. I can only speak for Unravel Me, as it's the only one I've currently read. That being said, asdfasdfhjlk CHAPTER 62 LOVE TRIANGLE FEELS EVERYTHING IS CONFUSING AND HURTS!

  3. I don't know which one I am most excited for. All of them I want so badly. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  4. I'm really intrigued by them all but especially the Everneath series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. ALL of them!! Thank you very much for the international giveaway :)

  6. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Definitely ALL of them:))

    Awesome post:) Lovely!!

  7. Boundless! Forever Boundless! Thanks for the amazing giveaway and interview!

  8. Under the Never Sky.
    Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

  9. I love Under The Never Sky and can't wait to read Through The Ever Night!! Need more Perry and Aria!!

    Thanks for the chance & good luck everyone!

  10. Toss up between shatter me & delirium! They're both tattooed on my body forever! ;)

  11. First of all, SO jealous you got to meet these fabulous authors! I haven't read any of the current ones but Asunder and Shatter Me are anxiously waiting for me on my kindle app. Can't wait to read them and the titles in the giveaway!

  12. I LOVE a lot of them! Everneath and UtNS are on top of the list though. ;) The event sounded like it was really fun- and I love Brodi Ashton's 5 word summary of Everbound! ;)

  13. I can't choose just one! Boundless, Unravel Me and Through the Ever Night are among the best ones.
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

  14. Yipes!!! Who can pick a fave? The ladies look like a fun group of people to hang out with:)

  15. Um, all of them? Too hard to decide, but perhaps Unravel Me and Boundless! :)

  16. Um, all of them? They are all good, but perhaps Unravel Me and Boundless! ;)

  17. I can't pick a favorite! It was so good to see you at this event!

  18. They all look fantastic!!!! It is hard to pick!!!

  19. LOVED SHATTER ME! Haven't read Everneath yet but I have it on my Kindle! Ooh, also have Under the Never Sky and also can't wait to read that one :) The Pitch Dark Books are some of my faves.

  20. I loved Unearthly. Thanks so much. Love these books.

  21. My favorite so far is Shatter Me and I'm reading Unravel Me right now.

  22. I loved Unearthly and Shatter Me! Thanks so much!

  23. I really loved Unearthly :D thanks for the giveaway!

  24. I really loved Unearthly :D thanks for the giveaway!

  25. Thanks for another great giveaway doll!!

  26. My favorite is Tahereh Mafi <3

  27. All of them - awesome giveaway. Thanks!!!

  28. I would have to say yes, and the favorite would be.... well, all of them!

  29. My favorite would be Under the Never Sky<3 I was obsess over the book for days..maybe even weeks. I never expected myself to get so attach to Aria and Perry<3 I really loved everything about Under the Never Sky

  30. I've loved Cynthia Hand's series! Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. Looks awesome! Can't wait for the Dark Days tour to come to my town tonight! Loved them all!

  32. Am currently reading Unravel Me and have The Unearthly series on my shelf to read! Just started Unravel Me and hope it is everything that everyone says it is!

  33. There's a ton of Pitch Dark Days books I haven't read yet... But I've read "Unravel Me" and I absolutely loved it.

  34. SHATTER ME~~~ super good book~~~

  35. Finally, finally got my recap up! :) Linked to your post and Alli's since you guys actually made it to the whole event!