Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Winner of the EVERBOUND ARC

Thank you for all of your suggestions! I think I have a favorite (from your suggestions) that I'll be presenting to my publisher. So, yay! 

And for those of you who don't win this time around, I got a bunch of ARCs from my publisher, so I will be holding giveaways-a-plenty. 

As for the winner of the EVERBOUND ARC, chosen at random by Kid C, congratulations to...


Please email me at brodiashton at gmail dot com, and leave me your mailing address, and I will put the ARC in the mail, take it to the post office and... um... send it. No idea why I'm feeling the need to be so specific, but there you go. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Help me Name my Book and Enter to Win an ARC of EVERBOUND

Hey y'all! 

So, I turned in Everneath 3: it's Everneath-iest turned to editor Kristin, and I thought to myself, Hmmmm. That title might be a tad long for a book. 

That's where you come in, dear bloggerville. Please help me name my third book! And if you do, you will be entered to win an ARC of EVERBOUND!

Here are the rules:

1. The title has to start with EVER
2. Refer to rule #1
3. No expletives please. 
4. Don't talk about Fight Club. 
5. Remain Seated Please. Permanecer sentados por favor.

Leave your title suggestion in the comments, and you're entered! One entry per person. Contest ends... I don't know. Let's say Next Wednesday. Capiche?

Would you like an extra entry? You can tweet the following (only once please): 

Help @brodiashton name EVERNEATH BOOK 3, and you'll be entered to win an ARC of EVERBOUND!

On your mark, get set... go! 

ADDED: EVERBROCCOLI is already taken. I'm sorry, I know that is the first thing that comes to mind. Please suggest something else. 

P.P.S. It's okay if your choice has already been suggested. Suggest it anyway! I want to see which ones are the favorites too. :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Sandy and Ogden Peeps, I'm Comin' to Getcha! But not in a scary way... Plus, Kid B's Self Portrait


Have you ever wanted to see what I drew when HarperCollins asked me what I envisioned for the cover of EVERNEATH? 

Then come to the Sandy Library tonight at 7:00 p.m. I will be talking about my publishing process, my rejection letters and my own homemade version of my cover. Plus, I will be giving away the last of my Everneath guitar pick necklaces. 

If you can't come tonight, then plan on the Pleasant Valley Library in Ogden on Thursday at 6:30. I will be doing more of the same. But different!

If you live near either of these wonderful libraries, stop by and say hi. Please. I'm not going to beg. Fine, pretty please. 

On to the post! 

Do you ever wonder how your kids see themselves? Well, I am no longer worried about Kid B's self-image. Here is a self portrait he drew at school:

A few things of note:

1. Those are rays of sun emanating from his body.
2. Those are other people he's standing on.
3. That is a trophy he's holding. Probably for all of his hard work. You know... being the source of all light. And trampling on those around him. Takes work.

Yeah, his ego is perfectly in tact. 

So, yon bloggerville, will I see you at either of my library events this week? 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Cover of NEVERFALL... and my next appearance in Northern Utah.

So, without further ado... adieu... adoo, and because I know nobody is reading this line, what with the pretty cover below, I now present... 

The cover for NEVERFALL! 

I love this cover for so many reasons:

1. It's similar to the other covers, but it's like a negative of them, which is good because it reflects the fact that it's told from Cole's perspective. 

2. It's dark, and it makes me think that when Cole sees Nikki, that's what he sees. 

3. I've always wanted to be in silhouette. If I could, I would exist in silhouette 24 hours a day. In fact, I'm in silhouette now. 

What do y'all think? Do you like it? Do you think it reflects the tone of the book? Do you want to see it in person? 

If you answered 'yes' to that last question, you're in luck! I will be speaking and signing books at the Garland Library tomorrow night from 5-7 p.m. It's near Tremonton. Here's the info:

Garland Library 5-7 p.m. 
86 W Factory
Garland, Utah 84312

And when I say you can see the cover 'in person', I mean I will be 'in person' and I will show you the cover on my iPhone. 

p.s. I've never been to Garland. Nor their library. If you live nearby, please come and see me. It's near Tremonton. Please come. 

p.p.s. Not to sound like I'm begging, but I will give you a treat if you come. Like... maybe a guitar pick necklace. :)

p.p.p.s. Bring your friends.