I'm excited today to welcome the wonderful Liz Czukas to the blog for her blog tour for Ask Again Later, her debut novel. Big thanks to Liz and to Merp Squad for including me in the tour!
First, a bit about the book:
Ask Again Later by Liz Czukas.
Published: March 11, 2014.
Published by: HarperTeen.
Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there's only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.
Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother's best friend really be?
Tails: The theater geek...with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart's interests--even if he wants to share all his feelings?
Heart's simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all...
Buy the book: Amazon / B&N / The Book Depository
Now here's Liz, sharing some hints to help you figure out if you might just be a YA writer. With her blessing, I then spruced it up with some gifs. So basically all awesome indicators are Liz's and all terrible gif choices are on me.
There are a lot of cool things about getting a book published. But one of the best parts for me so far has been meeting so many other readers, writers, and bloggers who love YA as much as I do! It's just so great to meet people who are geeky in all the same ways as you are. After careful observation, I've noticed a few trends among authors of YA books, so today I'm here to share.
You Might Be a YA Writer If...
Instead of being annoyed when a loud group of teenagers sits down near you in the movie theater, you think, "Yes! Research!"
You've ever felt like a creeper for staring at a teenager too long in public. It's not your fault though! He/she looks just like your character!
You prefer kissing scenes to love scenes.
You might not have read any of the books on the New York Times Bestseller list for adults, but you can debate the merits of Gale vs. Peeta all day.
Exclamation points are your best friends!! Who can write a professional email without exclamation points?!
You can find your way to the kids section in any book store blindfolded, but you're not sure where they keep the grown-up books.
A trend piece in the paper about too much darkness/swearing/sex in YA makes you Hulk out.
Thanks, Liz! Those are some pretty fun indicators... if I exhibit some, am I doomed to have teenagers in my head forever?!
Liz Czukas is a freelance writer who lives outside Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Ask Again Later is her first novel. She collects college degrees she doesn't use, types too loud, and always has a song stuck in her head. In high school, Liz did go to two proms but not at the same time.
Find Liz: Facebook / Twitter / Website / Goodreads
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-One annotated ARC of Ask Again Later + Swag
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