Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Laura Ellen: Blog Tour

We are honored to kick off Laura Ellen's Blind Spot Blog Tour!

We had the opportunity to meet Laura this summer at the SCBWI conference to discuss her her debut novel, Blind Spot, which is a fantastically suspenseful mystery. Check out the publisher's description:
Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni’s body floated to the surface of Alaska’s Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz can’t remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it’s her memory that needs piecing together—to clear her name . . . to find a murderer.
Sounds good, right? It IS! Blind Spot just came out this week from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Find out more in our interview with Laura!

Want to download this podcast? Click here for the mp3 or find us on iTunes.

And now for official Blog Tour business...

The first winner of Laura Ellen's Blogger Love Giveaway has been chosen! Congratulations to Nikki Wang at Fiction Freak - you will receive either a blog badge or button designed by Xpresso Design or your choice of any YA or MG book, plus a bag of swag from some upcoming authors! Laura will be contacting you.

Bloggers, there is still time to enter yourself in the Blogger Love Giveaway! Details are on Laura's website Contest page. While you are there, be sure to enter to win one of two signed hardcovers of Blind Spot.

But wait! There's more! Laura brought a Blind Spot bag of swag for Authors are ROCKSTARS! to give away too! For your chance to win, comment on this post by Monday, October 29 with the reason you're excited to read Blind Spot, and be sure to leave your email address so we can contact the winner. Contest open to US and Canada residents only.

Also, Southern California book lovers should check out this event:

Be sure to visit all the stops on the Blind Spot Blog Tour over the next few days, and hit up your local bookstore for your copy of Blind Spot!

Podcast hosting courtesy of Intro music by 46bliss. Special thanks to our sound engineer, Marc Conrad Tabula and Joshua Bertrand for making this interview sound so fabulous. We owe it all to them! :) Please subscribe to Authors are ROCKSTARS! on iTunes so you'll never miss an episode! (And if you like us, please be so kind as to leave a review.) 


  1. Laura's book sounds awesome - part thriller and mystery, part issue contemporary, it combines everything I'm into:)

    I know someone with macular degeneration and it's interesting to see this issue portrayed in literature. It's about time.

    Thank you:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  2. I am excited to read Blind Spot because I love a good mystery! Especially this time of year. Also, the cover is really freaking gorgeous!

  3. I am an avid reader of all things YA, especially if it's paranormal/horror/mystery/thriller related. YA books just make me happy. They are usually easy reads and suck me in quickly. Also, as a fellow writer working on her first novel I read as many books as I can! Bring on the Awesome! Blind Spot to be read!!!


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