Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Janni Lee SImner, Maria V. Snyder, Lindsey Leavitt, Josephine Angelini 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!

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.(click their names to visit their site!)

(taken from her site) 
Josephine Angelini

I was supposed to be a boy.
At least, my mother was convinced I was going to be a boy when she was pregnant with me. She claimed that I "carried" like a boy, but since I'm the youngest of eight, and I have six sisters and only one beloved brother, it is reasonable to assume that my mother was simply suffering from a massive case of wishful thinking. Whatever the reasons, my parents were so convinced I was going to be a boy they had even decided on a boy name for me—Joseph.

But I'm a girl.

My mother, always a frugal woman, figured, why throw out a perfectly good name just because the gender's wrong? She put a handy "ine" on the end of Joseph, and I'm rather glad she did. I like my name, or at least I realize it could have been much worse. They could have been planning on calling me Ralph or something. Not much you can do with Ralph.
I grew up surrounded by women.
And not just normal, average women, either. My sisters are, without exaggeration, a pack of Amazons. They are all tall. They have masses of thick hair, gigantic smiles, ringing laughs, and unfortunately for me, they all have fiery tempers. You see—I'm not only the youngest, but the smallest as well. I also happen to be a natural wiseass. Not a healthy combination.

Lucky for me, I'm fast.

Josephine Angelini is sponsoring
Starcrossed- 1 Copy ARC (signed)

(taken from her site)
Lindsey Leavitt

Lindsey Leavitt is a former elementary school teacher and present-day writer/mom to three (mostly) adorable little girls. She is married to her high-school lab partner and lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is the author of the PRINCESS FOR HIRE series and SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD.

She also feels weird writing about herself in third person.

Lindsey Leavitt is sponsoring
Sean Griswold's Head- 1 Copy
Bookmarks (signed)

(taken from her site)
Maria V. Snyder

Maria V. Snyder switched careers from meteorologist to novelist when she began writing the New York Timesbest-selling Study Series (POISON STUDY, MAGIC STUDY and FIRE STUDY) about a young woman who becomes a poison taster. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, Maria dreamed of chasing tornados and even earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University. Unfortunately, she lacked the necessary forecasting skills. So she worked as an environmental meteorologist until boredom and children drove her to write down the stories that have swirling around in her head. Writing, proved to be more enjoyable than meteorology, and Maria returned to school to earn a Master of Arts degree in fiction writing from Seton Hill University. Unable to part company with Seton Hill and its wonderful writing program, Maria is currently a teacher and mentor for the MFA program.

Maria V. Snyder is sponsoring
Inside Out - 1 Copy (signed)
Outside In - 1 Copy (signed) These will go as a set

(taken from her site)
Janni Lee Simner

Janni Lee Simner was born aboard a pirate ship, but as soon as she came of age booked passage with a caravan bound for the Sahara, and spent the next decade as a seeker of lost cities, hidden tombs, and ancient artifacts. While hiding from assassins in the lost Library of Alexandria, however, she discovered she really preferred telling stories, and so she settled down in the Sonoran desert to write, interrupted only by the occasional map-bearing stranger or man-eating Gila monster.

Jannie Lee Simner is sponsoring
Faerie Winter - 1 Copy

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Kirthi said...

Josephine: The story about your name is hilarious! It's the same with my mom's family: she has 6 sisters including herself and one brother, who's the youngest. ^_^

Sassy said...

I love the look and feel of Josephine's site.

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Sassy said...

I had to laugh about Lindsey thinking a pool was an adequate bath. That cracked me up. And the image of a chlorinated peed in pool... gag. hahahahaha

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Sassy said...

I had no idea Jannie Lee Simner wrote The Ghost Horse. I remember reading that in 5th grade! I absolutely loved that book. I can't remember it but I remember a classmate and I getting into an argument about it. It was really petty and dumb (the argument).

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Jennie said...

Josephine Angelini: Her blog! I am a subscriber and absolutely love it!

Lindsey: The website design is absolutely cute. Love it!

Maria: The cover art gallery is my favorite part. I especially love all the covers from the Study series.

Janni Lee Simner: I love the Thief Eyes page the most.


Maria said...

Josephine Angelini - I love her header and the blog colours they match her book's cover.

Lindsey Leavitt - I love the bright colours and her awesome stuff page

Maria V. Snyder - Her page looks very pro

Janni Lee Simner - It's simple yet it works


Lauren said...

Josephine: I think it's pretty common for the youngest to be quite the natural wiseass :) At least I know that's also the case with me!

I also wish her book tour would come a little closer to Florida!

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Lauren said...

I love that Lindsey Leavitt will Skype schools if she can't make it for an in-person visit!

Lauren said...

How awesome is it that Maria Snyder is following her fanbase to Australia and New Zealand for a book tour!


Lauren said...

Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner sounds right up my ally. A post-apocalyptic fairy tale? Yes please!

~Enamored Soul~ said...
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~Enamored Soul~ said...

Okay, first of all, what can I say about Josephine Angelini!?!? She is, by far, one of the sweetest authors I've ever interacted with! SERIOUSLY! She is an amazingly sweet, very warm-hearted lady. And so very humble - I love it. Her humor, clear and distinct in that little piece about her name, is very apparent in her writing. She's humble and self-deprecating, but this author packs a punch in her writing. Move over Stephenie Meyer - a new literary gem is in town!!! :D

However, my favorite part about her site - I dunno if anyone's noticed, but the colors are an exact reflection of the cover of the book, which I love. Also, her posts are always funny and hilarious! :D

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

Lindsey Leavitt has such a radiant smile - I absolutely LOVE IT! :) Also, I love the "P4H" part of her website! It's so cute and girly - and the "Quiz" on there, is just absolutely HILARIOUS!!! :)

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

Maria V. Snyder's site seems so simple and austere when you first visit it. But then you visit her blog, and there's a sudden splash of color - it is very refreshing! :)

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~Enamored Soul~ said...

Wow, Janni Lee Simner's site is so simple yet so cute. But this is the fun thing that I learned from her site - In addition to her 3 books, she's also published more than 30 short stories for kids, teens, and adults! She's far more accomplished as an author, than I anticipated. I stand rectified, and in total admiration of this author! :D

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Margaret said...

Josephine: I love the colors! They're similar to her book cover.

Lindsey: The "awesome stuff" is a great feature.

Maria: Very user friendly and straight forward.

Janni Lee: I like the pen at the top with the quotes.


Jamie Kline said...

Josephine - her website is GORGEOUS! I love the story about her name...it reminds me of my mom. Her dad wanted to name the baby Robert, so when they found out it was a girl they went with Roberta. She absolutely hates it!

Lindsey - I liked that she was a tom-boy growing up because I was too. I swear I used to tell people I wanted to be a boy. Kinda embarassing now though!

Maria - I love how far she goes for research to make her books as realistic as possible, I think that's awesome! And wow, meteorologist to author, that's a pretty big leap.

Janni - I enjoyed her little "fantasy bio" that she had before her actual bio. And I like that she added pics of her as a kid.

Jamie Kline
GFC - JamesterCK

Thao Huynh said...

Janni Lee Simner: Her website is classic, and simple. It's also resourceful, so I know where to go, what to look for. I love her Bones of Faerie series, although I'd like it if her website was as lovely as her book covers. Not that bad of a website, just a little boring.

Maria V. Snyder: Wow, her website is pretty blue and swirly, haha, like her book cover. Anyways, I like how she has all her links in one place, just like Simner, but it's still a bit dull. It's nice that she has her BIG NEWS for everyone to see without clicking on anything; very convenient.

Lindsey Leavitt: I really like her website! It's really cute, it's colorful, and it's just so ADORABLE! I really really like this site of hers...and she has her tweets and newsletter all there, in one spot. I LIKE THAT. This is a very very good website. I really like it...sigh.

Josephine Angelini: Her website is just as colorful as her book cover. But I really adore her header! The flowers add a nice touch to the site. It's organized, it's simple, it's pretty. I LIKE IT TOO. And it's cool how she has videos concerning her book. Very entertaining.


SpadesHigh said...

I love visiting Josie Angelini page often... not only because she has all my favorite colors as her blog theme but because most of her post are light hearted and sometimes funny =) and i love the fact that she always tries to comment back when you leave her a comment.

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Lieder Madchen said...

Josephine's site is beautiful and I love her About Me story. :)

I love Maria's online short stories! I read them all!

Janni's blog is a lot of fun!


Julie said...

Josephine Angelini - First off, I love everything about Josephine, so I thought her site was beautiful! I did especially like the music video, though:)
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Julie said...

Lindsey Leavitt used chocolate overkill in a sentence! How cool is that?
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Julie said...

Maria V. Snyder - First, she has a beautiful picture! But I also like how many links she has on her home page! You can find everything so easily:)
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Julie said...

Janni Lee Simner - I just love how playful she is! And her site is so easy to navigate, it's great!
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Julie said...

So here's the shout out part: Thank you for being such wonderful and giving writers, letting us share the books with you!
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kristina shields said...

I like Maria v. snyder's site. It is well organized and I love her books immensley!


Shannon O'Donnell said...

Josephine: Her site is every bit as beautiful as her book cover. And I absolutely LOVED the book! Love, love, hard-core love.

Lindsey: The BRIGHT colors are so welcoming and cheerful! The P4H link is perfect! The colors and fonts and little details make this site a joy!

Maria: Elegant. I love the cover art galley--I had no idea she'd written so many novels!

Janni: Simple yet pleasing and easy to navigate. I like it. The play-dough looking pen is cool. :-)

Ronyka7 said...

HI!!!!! I visit 4 sites.

+1 Josephine Angelini - hwe site is nice, love the blog.

+1 Lindsey Leavitt - Love her site have a lot of sttuf. her blog, I love author's blogs

+1 Maria V. Snyder - Love her site have so many things, love her bio, blog, covert art gallery, and contest.

+1 Janni Lee Simner - Like her site, love her book

Total = 4

flaka.077 at gmail dot com

Danah said...

Josephine's site - Love her site! It's beautiful. I love blue and purple. Her about me was hella funny. I have a younger brother and I always wished i had a younger/older sister too.

Lindsey's site - Yikes! My three favorite colors: Blue, Green and Pink! Loved her site (although the pink fonts kind of hurt my eyes) and her bio cracked me up! It was evolving from Really Short to Long! LMAO! I loved it! "I thought I’d hung up the phone after talking to this boy I liked." This totally happened to me! It was embarrassing! Eek!

Maria's site - I love the Cover Art Gallery section. All covers were beautiful. I loved the Italian covers for Study Series. I liked her blog too. Wonderful layout. I love butterflies!

Janni's site - Her site is really simple, but I loved how the pen appeared on every page. It was like telling me "I'm watching you!" Ha! I loved that short Imaginary Bio she made up. I wish i had a life full of adventures too.


Kira said...

Josephine: I'm a follower of her blog and her site is just stunning! I love the design and the colors. Very beautiful.

Lindsey: Her site is just cute and colorful. And of course, it is not overwhelming! You've got to love simplicity!

Maria: I'm a follower of hers. I particularly like the map section on her site. I love the visual aid for what I'm reading about!

Janni: Janni's site is another simple one. Very to the point and easy to navigate! I love not having to worry about getting lost!


Jolene and Family said...

Josephine-I love her header and loved her about me. My mom was also convinced I was a boy and treated me a such. To this day, I still cringe at pictures when I was little with my boy clothes and short hair :)

Lindsey- I love all the color and the simplicity. Easy to navigate

Maria-well, blue is my fav color, so how could I not love the background?? :)

Janni- Site is really simple and easy to navigate


Kailia Sage said...

Janni: She’s written so many books! It’s so simple and cute!

Maria: I think that there’s a lot of blue going on! The designs and the fonts and how well it all works together.

Lindsey: it’s really cute and simple and it fits her books really well.

Josephine: the blue and the flowers and how mythical it all looks! The flower that shows up whenever you click on a different page.

Zareen aka Taco said...

Josephine: I love the flowery header and her trailers/music video!

Lindsey: Very pretty; I love the girlish but also simple look.

Maria: Pretty blue background! :) The cover art gallery is really nice, too.

Janni: Her site is simple and easy to navigate.


LiLi said...

Josephine: I ABSOLUTELY LOVED the UK version of the Starcrossed book trailer. *sigh* Beautiful!

Lindsey: I enjoyed reading and reviewing Sean Griswold's Head and I liked reading other reviewers on the book. :)

Maria: I've been absolutely dying to read the Inside Out books since I read her Study series and fell in love with her writing and creativity.


Josie Angelini said...

Thanks for all the wonderful comments about my site!! <3