According to the brand-new countdown widget that now appears at BlackbirdsNovel.com, there are 38 days left until the publication of In the Shadow of Blackbirds! Because April 2 is getting so close, you'll more than likely see me and my novel, as well as several giveaways involving the novel, showing up across the Web.
Here's where In the Shadow of Blackbirds and I turned up this past week:
Realm of Fiction: An interview with me that involves fairy photos and flu remedies, plus an international ARC giveaway.
The Young Adult Connection: Guest post ("Why YA?") and an international In the Shadow of Blackbirds charm bracelet giveaway.
Book, Bones, & Buffy: Preorder copy giveaway (international), part of the YA Paranormal Hop.
The Lucky 13s: We debut kidlit authors are sharing our childhood and teen photos. See me when I was about six months older than my protagonist, Mary Shelley Black.
Book Trailer Release Tour: Five ARCs and a free download of Jill Tracy's "Under the Fate of the Blue Moon" are still up for grabs (U.S. and Canada only).
Publishers Weekly Children's Bookshelf: The publication's starred review of In the Shadow of Blackbirds showed up as one of the featured reviews.
Blogger/librarian reviews are also starting to appear online. Here's a small sampling (the last review contains several passages from the book, so you can get a taste of the novel's prose).
The Book Geek
The Book Stalker
Thanks to everyone who's helping to spread the world about In the Shadow of Blackbirds! I greatly appreciate your time and enthusiasm!