Friday, May 20, 2011

Kody Keplinger, Jana Oliver, Holly Thompson Shout-Out Day! (GIVEAWAY BP EED)

Today is Shout-Out Day. This means I will be giving a shout out to the Authors who have participated in the Birthday Phenomenon. They have all gone above and beyond to make this event happen. So what better way to thank them, then stopping by their sites!(click their names to visit their sites)

To Gain Extra Entries Just visit the Authors Site. For each Author you visit tell me what you liked about it.  If you visit all 3 you get additional Entries. If you visit 2 you get 2 additional entries. If you visit 1 you get 1 additional entry.

After visiting those sites just leave a comment with something you like about there sites.

(taken from her site)
Holly Thompson

Holly Thompson was raised in New England, earned a B.A. in biology from Mount Holyoke College and an M.A. in English with a concentration in creative writing/​fiction from New York University.

Long-time resident of Japan, she is a lecturer at Yokohama City University, where she teaches creative writing, academic writing, short stories and American culture.

Holly's fiction is often set in Japan. In her YA novel-in-verse Orchards(Delacorte/​Random House, 2011), Kana, a half Japanese and half Jewish-American girl, is sent to spend the summer with Shizuoka relatives after the death of a classmate. Her novel Ash (Stone Bridge Press, 2001), set in Kagoshima and Kyoto, has been recommended as a teaching tool in high school and university classrooms studying Japan, Asia and intercultural issues. Her picture book The Wakame Gatherers(Shen's Books, 2007) depicts a bicultural girl who goes seaweed gathering with her Japanese and American grandmothers.

Holly Thompson is sponsoring
Orchards- 1 Copy (signed)
Bookmarks (signed)
Postcards (signed)
Cell Phone Strap
Mikan Orange Stickers

                                           (taken from her site)

Jana Oliver

I’ve always been a bit “outside the box” and when I started writing I didn’t deviate from that plan. Flaunting conventional wisdom, I self-published my first three books in an effort to learn how publishing actually works. I learned a lot, including such arcane skills as how to calculate a book’s spine size and typeset a manuscript.

Jana Oliver is sponsoring
Demon Trapper's Daughter- 1 Copy (signed & personalized)
Demon Trapper Decals
Atlanta Demon Trapper's Guild Iron-On patch
Postcard (signed)
1 entry card to Jana's "Year of the Demon Trappers" contest

(taken from her site)
Kody Keplinger

Kody was born and raised in rural western Kentucky, where she attended high school and began writing her first long pieces of fiction. Kody wrote THE DUFF during her senior year at McLean County High School.

Kody is now nineteen and attending Ithaca College in New York where she's majoring in writing and finishing her second novel to be published by Poppy in Fall 2011.

She loves books, converse tennis shoes, New York City, and popular TV teen dramas. When she isn't writing, she's spending time with her friends and, most likely, doing piles and piles of homework she has neglected.

Kody is a contributor to the writing blog YA Highway and a member of the contemporary, realistic YA fiction group The Contemps, set to launch in mid August 2010.

Kody Keplinger is sponsoring
The Duff- 1 AUDIO Copy (signed)

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Ronyka7 said...

Hi I visit 3 sites .

+1 Holly Thompson - her site is coll.

+1 Jana Oliver - i like her blog, and the site for her books.

+1 Kody Keplinger - I like her blog and her music muse page was fun

Margaret said...

I visited all 3 author blogs.

Holly Thompson - I liked the bio on her and discovered some interesting facts.

Jana Oliver- I liked the city scape suits her style on books.

Kody Keplinger- I liked her layout. The pink and peace sign very appealing to a young adult female.

Great giveaway thanks for the opportunity!


Zareen said...

Holly - I love that her books are cross-cultural, and that she writes for various age groups.

Jana - Her site header and layout are gorgeous!

Kody - I love the girly layout, and her "musical muse" page. It's always fun to see what authors listen to while writing.

~Enamored Soul~ said...

Hi, I visited all three author's blogs! :)

+1 Holly Thompson - Her site is so cool, and the lime green is especially cool and summery. I also liked that she went to Mt. Holyoke College which is where I almost went to get my degree in literature! :D

+1 Jana Oliver - I absolutely love the header on Jana Oliver's blog - it is so absolutely intriguing! I also like the Jana Oliver resides in Atlanta, which is where I did my clinical rotations and want to eventually end up! :D

+1 Kody Keplinger - Kody's page is completely representative of her novels. Also, her "Musical Muse" page was absolutely fantastic, and my favorite song is on there - "The Only Exception" by Paramore (which coincidentally happens to be my ringtone!). LOVE IT :)

Thank you for this amazing opportunity! :D

GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

Jamie Kline said...

Holly - I think it's really interesting that she lives in Japan

Jana - I think it's awesome that she was born (raised?) in Iowa. So was I!!

Kody - Her website is SO cute! And I think it's awesome that she got a book published at such a young age!

Jamie Kline
GFC - JamesterCK

Thao Huynh said...

Kody Keplinger:
I really like the colors (purple and pink) of her website, and the design is very modern-like, also creatively done. I also like how she advertises her book first, when most show their author biography.

Jana Oliver:
Her website is very nice, and I like how she thanks her visitors first. That's very nice of her! It's very simple, and very organized. I really like it! Plus, her book cover is beautiful!

Holly Thompson:
Her website is simply, and has this new look to it that some author websites do not. It's almost like a blog, but more professional in a way. I like her introduction, and she has many resources for other visitors, which is convenient. A very nice website I would like to visit every so often!


Maria said...

Holly Thompson - Very pro and love the green colors!

Jana Oliver - Love the red colours and city picture in the header.

Kody Keplinger - Love the title and pink colours and the musical muse page.


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Holly: Professional and colorful. It's interesting that she has published books in so many different genres. I didn't realize that.

Jana: VERY COOL header! And of course, I like the white background for the reading. You don't see that very often with black backgrounds!

Kody: Could she be any cuter? I love her! The colors are fun and perky, and I don't think I've ever seen a music page on any other site. Cool.

Thanks, Liz. :-)

Jolene and Family said...

Holly's website was informative for me, I didn't know she writes in so many different genres and age groups. I love to go to an authors website and learn new things about them

On Jana's I loved her header and the colors

Kody's website was really cute and chic and I am blown away by how young she is. I think it's amazing


Danah said...

Holly's site - Yay for Green & Pink! It very plain, but I loved it! Like i said before, I love Japanese culture and I think it's really cool to live in Japan. I'm jealous of Holly.. I haven't been to Japan, but i will.. SOON. LOL. I enjoyed reading the Q&A with Holly.

Jana's site - I loved the banner! It's beautiful. The smoke swirls looked pretty cool too.

Kody's site - I loved the layout! Loved the brushes used for the banner. I have a peace sign brush too. I play with Photoshop when i'm bored. I loved the heart-arrow pointer. I also liked some songs from The Duff Soundtrack.


Kailia Sage said...

Kody: I love how her name is written and the header. I also love reading her blog where she talks about all different sorts of issues.

Jana: the city, the flames, the redness of her header! It’s so gorgeous and it really makes me want to check out the rest of her site!

Holly: all the cross-cultures books she written. There’s not that many out there in the world so I loved looking around at them.