Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Authors are Rock Stars–Veronica Rossi–Guest Post

Welcome to my stop on the Authors Are Rock Stars blog tour hosted by Fiktshun, Two Chicks on Books, Magical Urban Fantasy Reads. I was thrilled to be a host on this tour because the author I was chosen to feature is Veronica Rossi!!

Veronica Rossi is certainly a Rock Star~ From the moment I first picked up her brilliant debut, Under the Never Sky, I knew this author was going to be a superstar! In her series, Rossi created a fascinating world of futuristic science and technology in an almost primitive environment then added elements of magic and romance. This was a recipe for a fantastic read. Plus, the covers are AMAZING! Check these out!

Simply gorgeous aren’t they? But that’s not even all. She also wove an intricate and intense plot, created incredible characters that grew and changed from chapter to chapter, and designed a romance that made even my cynical heart thaw a little. And then there was Perry….Peregrine…the gorgeous main character that became one of my very few book crushes! How perfectly written was he?! If you haven’t met him yet I don’t know what you’re waiting for! Trust me, you definitely want to pick up this series!

In addition to being a fabulous author, it seems like Rossi stays pretty busy! She’s written a guest post to let us know just how this rock star has spent her summer!

Guest Post

Well, summer is almost over, so it’s a good time to look back and see where all the time went.

1. Horseback riding! - I spent a week in Wyoming in June and rode six hours a day through some of the most beautiful country I have ever seen. It was amazing!

Wyoming (1)

2. Running/walking – I try to do an hour a day of either of these, while listening to audiobooks. I’ve “read” some great books this way and it makes the time go so fast!

3. Starting businesses! – Check out www.wildcardstory.com to see where I’ve put a lot of my time this summer.

4. Writing – I’m hard at work on my next series. Can’t say anything more about it yet, but hopefully soon. I will say, though, that I’m EXCITED about it!

5. Hanging at the beach – I spent two weeks in Miami Beach this summer bodysurfing, swimming and generally just loving the ocean.

6. Listening to country music – I love country music in the summer! It makes me want to roll my window down and cruuuise.

7. Watching SONS OF ANARCHY – So, I’m late to this series but, wow am I ever addicted! Jax Teller ftw!

8. Reading – I’ve been mixing research reads, classics and upcoming novels. I always LOVE books, but I’m particularly in love with reading right now
9. Attending conferences/cons – I had two big events this summer, San Diego ComicCon (SDCC) and the Society of Children’s Books Writers and Illustrators National Conference (SCBWI LA). It was awesome seeing fans and writing friends!

Group Pic
                                                                                                                        photo credit - Publishers Weekly/Alan Baker
Cynthia Hand, Tahereh Mafi, Ransom Riggs, me and Brodi Ashton at SCBWI LA

10. Hanging with my kids! – Of course, my favorite summer activity has been spending time my two sons. They’re turning into such great guys… it’s incredible to see.

Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog, Donna, and hope you had a great summer too!

Thanks to YOU Veronica for being such a superstar! I can’t wait to add more of your books to my shelves!!
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