Congratulations to writer and English teacher Matt Blackstone, whose YA debut, A SCARY SCENE IN A SCARY MOVIE, is released today from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. For those who did not get the memo, I am super excited to dive into this story and have been anticipating today for many, many months now.
Matt's book intrigues me as a reader, writer, educator, and person. It's going to be a good one, folks!
2. Carolina Valdez Miller is hosting Matt on her blog today. The two of them participated in a great conversation that is both informative and entertaining. At the end of the post, you can fill out the form to win a free signed copy of A SCARY SCENE IN A SCARY MOVIE - and - you can earn a ton of extra points by sharing the link. The giveaway ends July 12.
3. The author himself is hosting a contest on Twitter. Ten winners will receive a signed hardcover copy of Matt's debut. To participate, tweet your obsessions with the following hashtags: #myobsession #ascarysceneinascarymovie. Each tweet assigns you a number entering you in the giveaway. This contest runs until July 8 at 8:00PM.
For fun, here are the obsessions I've tweeted thus far (yes, I'm weird, but I'll overlook it if you will):
Every assignment I made had to be worth a point value ending in 5 or 0. #myobsession #ascarysceneinascarymovie http://t.co/C9k9KEv
I can't be in a car if something hangs from the rearview mirror. I make the driver take it down. #myobsession #ascarysceneinascarymovie http://t.co/C9k9KEv
I pop two Vitamin C pills before leaving the house every morning.#myobsession #ascarysceneinascarymovie http://t.co/C9k9KEv
I wear a cross every time I'm on a plane. I usually squeeze it during takeoff. #myobsession #ascarysceneinascarymovie http://t.co/C9k9KEv