Friday, April 27, 2012

Happy anniversary to US!

Can you believe it? Authors are ROCKSTARS! has been podcasting for one whole year! We have had such a blast producing this podcast and can't wait for our second year to be even more fabulous!

Missed out on one of our podcasts? We've now added a page to our site listing the podcasts so you can see if we have interviewed your favorite author. And if we haven't? Let us know! We're always up for suggestions.

In order to celebrate our first anniversary, we've decided to do a giveaway of epic proportions. As we’ve interviewed these fabulous authors all year, we've been collecting prizes to give away to YOU.

All prizes are autographed by the author unless otherwise noted. Pictures coming soon.

Prize Pack 1:
Moonglass, by Jessi Kirby (hardcover)
Born Wicked, by Jessica Spotswood (hardcover)
Harbinger, by Sara Etienne Wilson (hardcover)
The Princess Diaries,by Meg Cabot (paperback)
Unearthly, by Cynthia Hand (paperback)
Shatter Me, by Tahereh Mafi (ARC)
Where She Went, by Gayle Forman (paperback)

Prize Pack 2:
Insatiable, by Meg Cabot (hardcover)
Cinder, by Marissa Meyer (hardcover)
The Disenchantments, by Nina Lacour (hardcover)
Bloodrose, by Andrea Cremer (paperback)
Dreamless, by Josephine Angelini (ARC)
I'll Be There, by Holly Goldberg Sloan (ARC)
Lola and the Boy Next Door, by Stephanie Perkins (ARC)

Runner up Prize Pack:
Audio CD of Legend, by Marie Lu (not autographed)
“The Disenchantments” poster, autographed by Nina LaCour
Autographed bookmark from Nova Ren Suma
Autographed bookmark from Josephine Angelini

Now I know what you must be thinking - what can I do to get my hands on these autographed beauties?! Just fill out the form below.

This contest is open internationally. HOWEVER, if you live outside of the USA, you must pay for your own shipping. Must be 13 or older to win. Deadline for entries is May 11th.

EDIT: The entry form is now closed. We will be announcing the winner on the afternoon of May 12th (today!) in a special podcast, complete with a blooper reel.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Elizabeth Norris: Debut Author Edition

If you like suspense, mystery, sci-fi, and a fast-paced plot, you're going to enjoy Unraveling, by Elizabeth Norris. We had the chance to interview this debut author over Skype as part of our debut author series of podcasts and The Story Siren's Debut Author Challenge.

Elizabeth has an incredibly inspiring story about becoming a published author (she won over superstar agent, Janet Reid, aka the Query Shark!), so aspiring writers, be sure you don't miss this episode of the podcast.

Want to download this podcast? Click here for a mp3 or find us on iTunes!
Published by Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins, Unraveling hits bookstore shelves today. Happy book birthday to Elizabeth!

Visit Elizabeth Norris at her blog, and check out Janet Reid's Query Shark blog.

Also: special announcement for Southern California listeners! We're going to be moderating the YA or Bust! panel at the Huntington Beach Barnes and Noble tonight, April 24th, featuring Stephanie Perkins, Gayle Forman, and Nina LaCour. We're so excited, and we hope to see you there!

Hosting courtesy of Intro music by 46bliss. Be sure to subscribe to Authors are ROCKSTARS! on iTunes! Special thanks to our interview engineer, Erica, for making us all sound marvelous!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Meg Cabot - April Podcast

We had an opportunity to sit down and chat with the fabulous Princess Diaries author, Meg Cabot, at the Passion & Prose conference in February, and we are so thrilled to bring that interview to you.

In this episode of the podcast, Meg shares the hilarious (and mysterious!) story of how she decided to write about vampires, including the daring rescue of a dog, AND- we could barely contain our glee about this one- she tells us she's had a new idea for The Mediator series. Will we get to see the continuation of Suze and Jesse's story? So exciting!

We also share our book picks for the month of April: historical fantasy Grave Mercy, by Robin LeFevers, and murder mystery, Perception, by Kim Harrington.
You do not want to miss this interview. As always, you can listen directly through the player below, download a mp3 or find us on iTunes.

Want to download this podcast? Click here for a mp3 or find us on iTunes!

Be sure to stay tuned. Next week, we'll be announcing a gigantic giveaway to celebrate our anniversary as a podcast. Can you believe it has been a year already?! We have had such a wonderful year and we have so many wonderful autographed books to share with you. In the meantime, let us know what you think of this month's podcast!

Special thanks to Andrew Heyl for mixing this interview for us. Hosting courtesy of Intro music by 46bliss. Our song choice of the month is "Simple Things" by Amy Kuney. Meg's photo is from Be sure to subscribe to Authors are ROCKSTARS! on iTunes!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

J. Anderson Coats: Debut Author Edition

Welcome to another podcast in our debut author series and The Story Siren's Debut Author Challenge. This week, we have an interview with the YA historical fiction writer, J. Anderson Coats!

We chatted with Jillian via Skype and discussed such topics as: what's awesome about being a librarian, how to write historical fiction without sounding like a textbook, and Jillian's tour dates for Pacific Northwest readers to check out.

Give this interview a listen, and be sure to pick up The Wicked and the Just, in bookstores everywhere on April 17 from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Want to download this podast? Click here for a mp3.

Hosting courtesy of Intro music by 46bliss. Be sure to subscribe to Authors are ROCKSTARS! on iTunes!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Listeners - submit your questions for Josephine Angelini

Listeners and fellow StarHearts! We are excited to let you know that on Saturday morning, we'll be interviewing the lovely and talented Josephine Angelini, author of the Starcrossed series. The second book in her series is due to come out next month from HarperTeen. Josie joined us last year on the podcast for our May podcast and we're ecstatic to have her return this year.

If you have any questions you'd like us to ask Josie, send us a tweet at @AuthorsROCK or leave a comment here. We'll try to ask as many listener questions as possible. We may even have an extra special giveaway coming up.. where listeners who asked a question get extra points. So ask away folks! Deadline for questions is Friday night at 8pm Pacific.

EDIT: I should have noted this before, but no spoilers please! Keep the book fresh & exciting for new StarHearts as it was for you, okie dokie? :)
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