Thursday, September 05, 2013

Author's Slambook: Imogen Howson + Giveaway

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Author Bio:
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When Imogen was little, she loved reading so much that she not only read in bed, at the table and in the bath, but in the shower and – not so successfully – on her bicycle.

She enjoyed books in a slightly unorthodox way, too: tearing paper from the margins in order to eat it.

Now, she writes science fiction and fantasy for adults and young adults and lives with her partner, their two teenage daughters, and their three cats, near Sherwood Forest in England. She still reads in most places, but she no longer eats paper.
1. What is your favorite color? Green.
2. Favorite food? Cheese.
3. Favorite movie of all time? Bring it On.
4. Favorite song? Footloose.
5. Favorite book of all time? Howl's Moving Castle.

All about Writing
1. How did your interest in writing originated?
With telling stories to my little sister, Jossy.

2. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
Coffee, laptop, a thousand words before lunch. If I don't manage to get them done during the day, I tap away on the laptop while my husband sleeps in bed that night. Fortunately, he's very tolerant.

3. Do you work with outline or just write?
I have to have some kind of outline, but I don't necessarily keep to it!

4. What was the hardest part in writing your book? The easiest?
The hardest part was making the worldbuilding make sense. I owe my editor a LOT for helping me get it right. The easiest part, for me, is always writing dialogue--especially arguments, because the characters kind of take over and help me out.

5. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Read, cook, go running in the countryside near my house, drink wine with friends, watch True Blood and Game of Thrones with my teenage daughters.

Finish the sentence
1. The difference between fiction and reality is fiction makes more sense.
2. Research is what I'm doing when making it all up from nothing isn't going sound convincing.
3. I can write better when I've had plenty of coffee.
4. Sleep is an excellent way to spend Saturday mornings.
5. A room without a book is lonely.


Title: Linked (Linked #1)
Genre/s: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Date Published: June 11, 2013
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Elissa used to have it all: looks, popularity, and a bright future. But for the last three years, she’s been struggling with terrifying visions, phantom pains, and mysterious bruises that appear out of nowhere.

Finally, she’s promised a cure: minor surgery to burn out the overactive area of her brain. But on the eve of the procedure, she discovers the shocking truth behind her hallucinations: she’s been seeing the world through another girl’s eyes.

Elissa follows her visions, and finds a battered, broken girl on the run. A girl—Lin—who looks exactly like Elissa, down to the matching bruises. The twin sister she never knew existed.

Now, Elissa and Lin are on the run from a government who will stop at nothing to reclaim Lin and protect the dangerous secrets she could expose—secrets that would shake the very foundation of their world.

Riveting, thought-provoking and utterly compelling, Linked will make you question what it really means to be human.
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