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Monday, June 11, 2012

TOKYO HEIST Launch Week Begins!

We have three winners for last week's Tokyo Heist Gallery Giveaways:

BRAIDEN A. has won the eComic In Maps and Legends by Michael Jasper and Niki Smith.
LAUREN B. Won the signed print of Niki's Tokyo Heist-inspired illustration.
MALVINA B. Won two ARCs from Viking/Penguin.

All three winners also get a bundle of Tokyo Heist swag.

Congratulations!! You'll be hearing from me soon. And HUGE thanks to all of you who entered the contest and helped to spread the word about it, or even just popped by to see last week's featured artist.

Tomorrow I'll introduce you to the final artist in this four-week series and do one last giveaway.

So this is an especially exciting week for me because TOKYO HEIST hits shelves this Thursday, June 14. (Ahhhhhhh! I can't even believe I just wrote that sentence!) It's been a long time coming, and I'm so excited to finally be able to celebrate its release, see it in stores, and hear from real readers out there in the world.

There are lots of TOKYO HEIST events, giveaways, and interviews going on this week, online and live; here are some highlights of launch week!

MONDAY 6/11: My group mystery writers' blog, SLEUTHS SPIES & ALIBIS, kicks off Tokyo Heist Celebration Week today with a week-long giveaway and special features related to the book. They also hauled me into our Interrogation Room, which I survived (whew!) You can read the transcript of my interview on Thursday 6/14.

TUESDAY 6/12: The TOKYO HEIST BOOK TRAILER (yes! there is one!) will premiere at the blog Young Adult Books Central. (Their Tokyo Heist giveaway of epic proportions continues, by the way . . . ); You can also swing by First Page Panda, read the first page of the book, and enter a giveaway there too!

WEDNESDAY 6/13: I'm guest posting at the Apocalypsies site, talking a bit about the road to publication, and am also at The Writing Life x3 where I'm honored to be part of the Juggler interview series. Swing by and find out my juggling secrets!

THURSDAY 6/14: LAUNCH DAY! If you hear screaming from the direction of Boston, Massachusetts, that would be me. When I'm done screaming, I'll be popping by the Lucky 13s site (group of 2013 debut authors) for an interview.

SATURDAY 6/16: LAUNCH EVENT. If you're in the Boston area -- or anywhere on the Eastern Seaboard and you feel like a road trip -- we're partying at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Center, MA. 2:00. Reading, signing, Q&A, Road to Publication stories, Japanese candy, door prizes.


Giveaway Roundup:
Here are some TOKYO HEIST-related giveaways going on this week:
Sleuths Spies and Alibis
Young Adults Books Central
Hobbitsies book blog (ending soon!)
GLITTER Magazine
First Page Panda (starts Tuesday)
Right here! (last Gallery Giveaway, starts Tuesday 6/12)

New Review!
The Examiner gave Tokyo Heist five stars!

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1 Comments:

Blogger Lauren M. Barrett said...

Very excited! Congratulations on the debut of Tokyo Heist tomorrow!

June 13, 2012 at 11:19 PM  

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