Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chasing Boys

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Chasing Boys By-Karen Tayleur

Chasing Boys is a Great books for teen's to read! From a 1-5 i would rate it 5 the highest!Alot of teens experience the problem in there life that they have a crush on someone and think they would never get the chance to go out with them, that is what this story is about.A girl named EL has to face the fact that her dad left them and there bankrupt.So she as to face 3 main problems- 1.Shes changing from a private school to a public school and need to learn to fit in, 2.  She's moving from a big house to a little house , and 3. Her crush got a girl friend.So, this is El's new life she has to deal with.She meets a boy named Dylan who is a great artist and hides everything from everyone,by keeping to his self.While EL try's everything to get her crush Eric it all goes wrong.

Purchase Chasing Boys in any bookstore by you! It's a great book and you'll love it.Its a Funny, and Heartfelt book for any teen.Check more out on Karen Tayleur's website http://www.karentayleur.com/ or her blog http://karentayleur.blogspot.com/!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Interview with Author Simone Elkeles!


Interview-July-2010



1.Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles In your book Perfect Chemistry, how does the good girl and bad boy know they are in love with each other?

Alex and Brittany have an instant attraction to one another, but it takes while for them to realize it.  They are both so busy trying to get the upper hand and out do the other, that at first, they don't even realize they are falling in love!

2. In your book Leaving Paradise, do Caleb and Maggie end up falling in love?
After Maggie was hit by a drunk driver, she didn't think she would ever be able to face Caleb, the boy who went to juvie for hitting her.  However, when he returns to school, Maggie and Caleb learn that there is a very fine line between love and hate.

3. In your book How to ruin a summer vacation,What does Moshav mean?
In Israel, a "Moshav" is a community of farmers and their families.

4. In your book How to ruin my teenage life,What are some of the
problem's Amy faces?

When Amy decides to accept her father's offer to take her to Israel to meet her family and grandmother, she thinks it's going to be the worst summer of her life.  She likes shopping and eating sushi, not spending time with a family she doesn't know in a country she's never visited.  Amy is challenged to learn that she doesn't know it all, isn't the center of the universe, and may actually find friendships and even love in Israel.  Even though it's one of her flaws, Amy's stubbornness is a big part of what makes this book so amusing!

5.How to Ruin Your Boyfriend's Reputation by simone elkelesWhat is How to ruin your boyfriend's reputation about?

Amy and a few of her friends sign up for a boot camp in Israel so Amy can visit her boyfriend.  However, she didn't bargain for getting up at the crack of dawn, learning to shoot a gun, and having to pee in a hole.

6.Whens your birthday?

April, 24

7.When you where growing up ,did you want to become a author?

I didn't decide to be an author until I was in my 30s.  I was a stay at home mom and took my kids to the library regularly.  It wasn't until then that I figured out I actually LIKED reading; I hated it as a teen!  Once I figured that I liked reading, I decided to try writing.

8.If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your
latest book?

I never feel like I have everything exactly the way I want it, but eventually I just have to let it go.  (usually because I'm late for my deadline!)

9.What upcoming projects are you working on?

I just finished Return to Paradise, the sequel to Leaving Paradise, which is coming out in September.  Now I’m writing the third Perfect Chemistry novel.  It will be about Luis, Alex’s youngest brother.  Luis is a good boy who doesn’t live with the angst that his big brothers have always lived with.  Luis is smart, funny, and has big dreams.  When he falls for the wrong girl, Luis enters a dark world he’s never known to try and save her from herself.  Just when he thinks he’s got life all figured out, Luis learns some disturbing news about his family that destroys his positive outlook on life.  Will that Fuentes bad boy streak come out with a vengeance and lure Luis to live on the edge like his new girlfriend and his own father?  I'm absolutely LOVING writing it!

10.Thank you! What else would you like me to post or say to your fan's?

 If you haven't already, check me out on Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/PerfectChemistryNovels?ref=ts, Myspace, or at my website:  www.simoneelkeles.net  Send me a message.  I would love to hear from you!



Full house!

ABC family channel's TV show Full House is a great TV show,and it's been on for a couple of year's now.Full House come on at weekday's at 12/11c and 3/2c.Also check it out on it's website http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/full-house.Full House is about A single parent named Danny that loses his wife in a car accident.Now Danny is left to raise his 3 kid's Dj,Stephanie,Michelle.Since this is a big job and he has work at the same time his three brother's step in and help him out by living with them.They find a way to take the accident out of there mind for the mean time and make there house filled with lot's of love,laughter,and fun memories together.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Interview with Author Angela Morrison!




Interview-July2010


1.Do any of your stories relate to your real life problems or etc.?
When I write a novel, everything around me gets sucked into it. My real life problems, past and present, are definitely a part of that. All my characters have to come out of my heart and mind. I use pieces of other people and my imagination to shape the characters, but I give them all their emotions, make decisions for them, and their reactions and actions come from me. Things that are important to me, things that I love, and things that scare me all end up part of the mix.



2.In Your story Taken by Storm, how do Michael and Leesie meet?
Michael's parents are killed when a hurricane hits the dive boat they are all vacationing on. Michael survives the accident. He has to go live with his aging grandmother in the little farming town where I grew up. I made him go to my old high school. Leesie is the only Mormon girl in that school (like I was--except for my sisters)! She can't stop staring at him. It takes two weeks before she finally talks to him.




3.I see on your website you spend alot of time doing other stuff besides being a author. How do you balance all those things?
It's hard. I don't have as much time for all of those things as I used to. I write, write, write, write! I don't even have time to read as much as I'd like to. But I do treat myself to a good book whenever I can.



4.When did you first start writing?
In first grade. Seriously. I decided I'd be a writer as soon as I learned how to do it. I'm not good at multi-tasking, so I waited until my children all in school before I went back to school for my master of fine arts degree in writing. I did that in 2002. I've been writing full-time since I graduated in 2004. I finally landed my first contract in 2008. You should see my stack of rejection letters!



5.What is your upcoming book going to be about?
My next release is UNBROKEN CONNECTION--the sequel to TAKEN BY STORM. It will be out as an ebook in August.  Michael is in Thailand diving his dream. Leesie is at BYU living hers--but they just can't leave each other alone.

6.In You novel Sing Me to Sleep, Can you explain it?
SING ME TO SLEEP is about Beth, who is the ugly girl at school. All the guys call her "The Beast." She's got one friend--a short nerdy boy named Scott. But Beth can sing. When she gets the solo part in the elite girls choir she belongs to, her choir friends decide she needs a massive make-over. They off to Switzerland for the choral Olympics and Beth gets swept off her feet by the gorgeous and talented tenor soloist from the Amabile guys choir just across the border in Canada. Derek makes her feel like she's never felt before. Loved. Cherished. Valued. When she gets home, though, Scott tells her he's always loved her. And Derek starts acting suspiciously. He's got a secret he won't let Beth in on that threatens to tear them apart. 



7.What was your other dream when you where younger besides being a author?
I love to dance. I still wear pink ballet shoes instead of slippers so I can pretend I'm a ballerina.



8.How many book's have you written total?
Five! Two are published, one is coming out next month, and I'm trying to find publishers for the other two.


9.Do you write books at a certain time or whenever time is available?
The best time to write new scenes is in the morning. If I can pick up my lap desk and start scribbling while I'm still kind of dreaming and keep writing like that all morning, I'm a happy writer. Some times I can trick myself into that same place by listening to music or taking a nap or scribbling morning pages.




10.What else would you like to say to your fans?
I would just love to thank you, Autumn, for interviewing me. I appreciate your support and hope your followers enjoy it. I'd be happy to stop by later and answer any questions. 



To check more out about author Angela Morrison visit her website-http://web.me.com/angelamorrison/Angela_Morrison/Welcome.html

Interview With Author Jean Craighead George!



July-2010




1.I see you like nature!What is your fav. animal?
I not only like nature I am part of it as you are. I love and am
astounded by all animals, but like the wolf especially
2.What was the first book you wrote?
The first book I wrote was "Vulpes the Red Fox" in 1948.


3.What books have most influenced your life most?
Huckleberry Finn, Walden Pond, Bleak House, and many many others. I read a lot.

 

4.Where are you from?
I was born in Washington,D.C. but live in New York now.





5.Does any of your book's, have idea's in it from your life?
All my books are from my life and life experiences. You have to

write about what you know. "My Side of the Mountain" was about my
childhood. Dad taught me all the plants and animals around us and how
to live in the wilderness. He was a naturalist.




6.Do you encourage other's to be author's?
Of course I encouraged others to write.


7.Do you have a specific writing style?
I simply write what I see and feel.


8. Do you enjoy writing?
Writing is my joy. I love what one can do with words to create

mountains, people, rivers, cities etc. I write every day.


9.What project's are you working on?
I have just finished a book "Siku, the Ice Whale" and am sending it to my editor today.

To check out more stuff about Jean Craighead George visit her website --http://www.jeancraigheadgeorge.com/index.html

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Despicable Me 3D Movie!

Poster art for "Despicable Me."

The new movie Despicable Me in 3D is out in theater's!
Here is the trailer of the movie above ^^!
The movie was very good but They needed more 3D part's in the movie!
Despicable Me is about a villain named Gru and his minions that live in a happy and peaceful suburban. Beneath his Dead lawn and black house is a secret hideaway where he is planning the Biggest heist in the world!To do this he has to get his weapon but his enemy  has it so he decide's to adopt 2 little girl's Margo,
Edith and Agnes,to get it from him.What is Gru's Big plan to do to the world?Find out more by checking it out in a theater's by you!Or at the website http://www.despicable.me/

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A interview with Author Alma Alexander!



July 2010


July-2010 Interview
 
1.When you were growing up,did being a author ever come into your mind?

I have always WRITTEN. The idea of being a WRITER, for a living, for a
career, crystallised during a school visit by author Lynne Reid Banks
to my school when I was 15 (I wrote about it recently,  here:
http://www.redroom.com/blog/alma-alexander/the-letter-i-should-have-written-a-long-time-ago
- for those who want to know the details...) But writing has always
been in my blood, and it was encouraged and nurtured by my family - in
particluar, my grandfather, who was a published poet who thought it
was thoroughly wonderful that his granddaughter was following in his
footsteps and bequeathed all his love of language and literature to
me. He's been gone these many years now, and yet I still "tell" him of
my successes when they come to me, because he is so much a part of
what made me who I am today.

2.What college did you go to?

I went to the University of Cape Town in South Africa - and achieved a
Masters degree in Moelcular Biology and Microbiology there. I only
worked in the labs as a researcher for a handful of years, though,
before I segued sideways first into medical writing and editing and
then into more mainstream kind of stuff until I ended up writing for a
living instead.

3.Growing up, what kind of book's did you read?

EVERYTHING. My house was full of books growing up and I devoured them
all. I went through thechildren's section of my local library before I
was ten years old and had my parents okay them giving me a grown-up
card long before kids were normally granted them. But i grew up in
Europe and I read a lot of writers who are unknown and unloved in the
States. While there are some who  might have heard about Astrid
Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking series, I am sure there would be very
few who would have heard of Polish writer and Nobel laureate Henryk
Sienkiewicz whose children's books, and then subsequently his
historical novels, I devoured as a child. I read deeply and widely -
historical novels, mythology, fantasy, contemporary stuff, anything
with words in it. When I learned English (it's my second language) I
began with things like Narnia and then went into The Lord of the
RIngs, and from there into Roger Zelazny's work, and Michael
Moorcock's, but by that stage I really WAS all growed-up already.  But
the rule in my house was, "if you can read it, and if it interests
you, you may." I've never lived to regret that.


4.What gives you ideas when you write?

I like to tell people I have an idea tree in the back yard - when an
idea gets ripe I just go out there and pluck it and all is well... The
truth is that ideas are all around you. Just keep your eyes and ears
open, and your imagination sharp.

5.What is you series Worldweavers  young adult trilogy about?

Remember Harry Potter and the Boy Who Lived? Well, Thea Winthrop is
the Girl Who Couldn't - she is a double seventh, a seventh child of
two seventh children, and she is supposed to be the most magical of
all creatures... and yet she cannot do any magic at all.

Or can she?...

These books are the story of Thea's finding out just who and what she
really is - that she is one of the most unique creatures ever to walk
her magical world. The books feature Native American mythology, a
bunch of misfit kids from the Last Ditch School of Incurably
Incompetent, a race of Elves with the souls of Star Trek's rapacious
Ferengi, and Nikola Tesla.

You can find more about them - inccluding exceprts, and a book trailer
video - at their own website, at www.WorldWeaversWeb.com


6.What authors inspire you?

Any good writer does. I can't play favorites. I have a library full of
books - THOUSANDS of them - and I love them all else they wouldn't be
there. And I do re-read bits of books I remember well when I need to
take another sip at the well of inspiration - excellence has always
inspired me!


7.what is your fav. book as a child?

Again, can't really say. I read so widely, and so much. But they tend
to have one thing in common - they were not preachy books, they were
not books that talked down to me or treated me like a species of idiot
beneath an adult's notice, they had solid plots and interesting
characters. These are things that remain criteria for picking a good
book even long after I grew up.

8.How much time in your life do you spend writing novel's?

My life IS writing novels  [grin] so you might say say that I
literally DO spend my life writing them. Oh, that doesn't always mean
sitting in front of a computer and typing. Sometimes it means reading
research material. Sometimes it means noodling out back story while I
am taking a long walk or having a shower or making breakfast or just
waking up from a dream which gave me the answers that I was waiting
for.

A writer's life is a writer's life. Everything in it is connected.


9.What are your upcoming project's you are working on?

Actually, starting work on a brand new YA series right now... but
can't say much about it at the moment. But watch my website
(www.AlmaAlexander.com), and my blog (http://anghara.livejournal.com),
and my Facebook page
(http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alma-Alexander/67938071280) - when
things begin to take shape, that's where I'll be talking about it....

10.Thank's so much!What else would you like to say or like me to post 
to for your fans?

I always love hearing from readers. So if you've read my books, drop
me a note and say hi!



Check out more about author  Alma Alexander at her blog (http://anghara.livejournal.com), Her website (www.AlmaAlexander.com), and facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alma-Alexander/67938071280) !

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Movie - Grown Ups

Grown Ups
The new movie grown ups that just hit theater's on June 25,2010!This movie is a comedy hit,since it bring's laughter to all.I prefer this movie to teen's and adult's only because of some of the things they say or do in it!This movie is about the five old high school teammates meet up at a lake house on the 4th of July 30 year's later after high school.They notice there growing up but they all no they still have some power inside them like they did in high school.During there weekend you'll experience Wild adventures,crazy moment's,and lot's of laughter.
Go check it out by a theater near you.

Star Magazine!

                                
                                                        

                                       Star Magazine Is a magazine that tell's you all info about celebs you wanna know!
                                       I recommend it alot since i know lot's of people would like it since they love to know                                          
                                       the new's of celebs.You can check it out at http://www.starmagazine.com/index or buy            
                                        them at any local store!

Interview With Author Karen Tayleur!

July-2010 Interview with Karen Tayleur!



1.How long have you been writing?
My first book was published in 2001 but I have been dabbling with
writing since primary school. I was a copywriter for a couple of years
and dabbled in journalism but writing for children is my passion.


 2.Was your dream to be a author?
No one told me I could be an author so it didn't occur to me — that
only happened for other people. In fact, I would have thought it a bit
presumptuous to even consider it! Instead I tried to make a living out
of writing advertisements, copy for brochures and articles for
newspapers. It was only when opportunity knocked at my door that I
ended up writing a book. I nearly didn't open that door. When I think
about it now, it's a bit scary how I nearly missed that opportunity.



3.In Relate to your book chasing boy's ,Do you think that Girl's really don't have a chance with someone they don't think they have a chance with?
Of course they do.
The point is, be careful about you think you want because it's not
always the best option.



 4.To write book's what gives you that boost of energy to think of
 what you wanna write next?
I have to have the voice of the character in my head for a while.
Once that character has been with me, I hold out for as long as
possible before writing them down.
Nowadays I like to have an ending to work towards, although I won't
always know what the theme of the book is until I start to write it.



 5.Do you express your real life in your book's?
Sometimes I find some of my morals and beliefs coming out of someone's
mouth or I'll use a location that I know, although I may change the
name. It is hard not to use your experiences of life in your work, but
I would never put anyone I know in a book. It's been handy having
teenage kids because I see the things they like, the things they have
to go through at school, the things that are 'in'. I do a lot of
people watching in pubic places and use things I see, such as the way
someone walks, or flicks their hair or laughs.



 6.How long does it take you usually to write a book?
Usually about a year.



7.When you where younger did reading book's expire you to come an author?
Lots of classics because they were the books I had access to.
Enid Blyton
Black Beauty
Treasure Island
Kidnapped
Alice in Wonderland
The Katy Series
Pollyanna
An Old Fashioned Girl
Anne of Green Gables
Later, at high school, got into sci-fic — John Wyndham, Ray Bradbury —
Jane Austen, the Brontes, Dickens, and every Agatha Christie book. In
year 12 I discovered Stephen King when I supposed to be reading
Chaucers Tales.
At home I went through my Dad's bookcase which had everything from
trash to treasure.
At my grandparents I discovered the guilty pleasure of Mills and Boon.



 8.Many people love your book's and are waiting to read your next one, can you explain an upcoming project?
I am just putting the final touches to a book called Six which is
basically one car, five seatbelts, six people and an accident after a
Year 12 Formal.
Too many people I know have been touched by the road toll.
It's too easy for us to turn away from car wreckage on the nightly news.
The road toll isn't just a number. It indicates the loss of a person
and a ripple effect which will touch many more — parents, siblings,
friends, co-workers.
I guess I just wanted people to think about that.



 9.How do you balance being a author and spending time with your kid's?
When the kids were little I tried to write when they were asleep or
otherwise engaged.
I've written in the car during basketball training, or during music
lessons, or waiting for them to come out of exams.
You just kind of fit the writing in with the rest of your life, I guess.
Just recently I took time of full time work to finish Six and that has
been great.



 10.Is there anything you wanna say to your fan's?
Writing can be a very lonely occupation.
it's fine when you're in the middle of a project, because your
characters can keep you occupied.
But I love to hear back from readers — it makes me feel that it's all
worthwhile.
When I think about some of the books that have changed my life — well
I'd love
to have that effect on someone else's life.


Check out more about Karen Tayleur at her website http://www.karentayleur.com/ or her blog http://karentayleur.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Camp Rock The Finial Jam!

The Movie Camp Rock the Finial Jam Is coming out after it's First movie Camp Rock! Camp Rock the Finial Jam will be premiering on Disney Channel on September 3 at 8!The First movie Camp Rock Was amazing and it made me want to get up and dance to the music and the drama on it alway's had you in different Direction's! So i can't Wait till CamP Rock the Finial Jam it will be great! To Check out some preview music,photo's,video's and more check out http://tv.disney.go.com/disneychannel/originalmovies/camprock2/home.html.

Wizard Of Waverly Place!

The TV show Wizard Of Waverly Place Is a TV show that most people would enjoy watching!Mostly ages from about 7-15.It's About A family of wizard's training and learning wizard spell's and other stuff they need to know for the competition later one against all 3 of them to see you can keep there power's!There dad one his family power's until he gave them to his Brother kal since he wanted to marry a regular person not a wizard.Now Alex's best friend harper live's with them since her parent's moved.This TV show is a joyful show and will alway's make you laugh! Check it out on Disney Channel on your TV or at http://tv.disney.go.com/disneychannel/wizardsofwaverlyplace/downloads/index.html.

ACR'S New's!


Today I got 2 new ACR'S in the mail today! The First novel is Simply From Scratch By Alicia Bessette!
The second novel was Chasing Boy's by Karen Tayleur!
I will Get to read this as soon as i can and type a review on here about them ASAP! Thanks,Autumn!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

People Magazine!

People magazine is a Great magazine for everybody!It include's stuff about every movie star around!Mostly it talk's about style,new's,and celebs.I enjoy reading it and learning new info and you would too!Check it out,buy it in almost any store! Enjoy reading it!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Book's!





                                                I just received 4 new book's from melissa!




                                                               
                                                  First one is called Fury By Shirley Marr,



                                                             
                                       Second one is called Hostage by Karen Tayleur,




                                     Third one is called Merrow by Ananda Braxton Smith





                                        Fourth one is called Sugar Sugar by Carole Wilkinson  


 I'm very exited to  read these book's! After i read each book i will then  review them and after that i hope you guy's out there will be encourged to read the book's to!
Thanks,Autumn