Friday, March 11, 2011

Where to Find Me... and Books that make you cry.

    I've got a couple of things going on right now and wanted to be sure and let you know about them all. Plus, I'm assuming you're just dying to know, and I'm doing you a favor by telling you. So the first is my author interview by Genevieve Ching, over on her blog, So, Write. Big Thanks to her for posting it, and it has a little about me, so that might be fun since I try to stay kind of hush hush about personal stuff. You can read it here: I also have a book giveaway going on over at my new Goodreads-YA-book-club friend Heather's blog (incidentally, she has the best name ever!!). You can read those details here: Heather's going to do a review and interview post for me when she finishes reading the book and you can enter for a free digital copy of Across the Galaxy by going on her blog and following her instructions. The contest runs through March 25th I think. Don't quote me, though. Check her site. I've got another interview coming up, too. I think on March 20th, but I can't remember that for sure either. Wow. This is too much to keep up with. I need an assistant.  Wouldnt that be cool? Anyway I'm also putting together a couple of giveaways for the launch of Dirty Blood, which will begin in a couple of weeks, so stay tuned for that. Editing is going well - unless I just jinxed myself by typing that statement - and I am still hoping to have it released by the end of the month.

In honor of Fun Friday - that's what we called it in elementary school, anyway, whether it was really fun or not - I am doing a poll. BOOKS THAT MADE YOU CRY. Leave a comment and let us know what book it was and why. Misting up doesnt count, either. There had to be a falling tear somewhere in there. No cheaters. Nicholas La Salla gave me the idea in his comment on my previous post. I think its a fun way to learn about new books to read, that must really be worth reading if they made someone cry.

My answer is easily, hands down : New Moon, by Stephenie Meyer. There have been others (Linger, Maggie S.) but at the end of New Moon, I bawled like a baby. Here's the thing about my answer, though. It's tricky. Because at that time, I was going through some pretty messed up stuff in my personal life, and for whatever reason, that book touched a cord with the existing pain, and it all shook loose. So, it was a great book, IMO, but I think I was only half crying about the book. There's no way to tell, but Stephenie Meyer does a great job with portraying loss, so I still have to give her credit.

Oh, one other is this: "This is Graceanne's Book". I can't even talk about it. It's lifechanging. Go get it. Now.

Alright, how about everyone else?


  1. First of all, I'm a dude. So real men don't cry. Ha!

    Anyhoo, when I was in middle school, I remember S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders really toying with my hormone induced emotions.

    Later, Robert Cormier's After the First Death was pretty gut-wrenching too. The ending was a little ambiguous, and I did have the opportunity to speak with the author (just before his own death) about the ending.

  2. lol, my husband is a dude but he cries at some movies. like Rudy. He's a sucker for that one. oh but don't tell him I told you. I don't think he reads this blog. Probably...

  3. I cry all the time. Movies, books, music, church. I'm a total sap, and I hate it. :)

    The most recent book that made me cry was George R. R. Martin's "A Storm of Swords." It was the Red Wedding that did me in. I knew it was coming. I knew what would happen. I knew it. And I still wept through it.

    And I don't know if this counts, but I wrote the climax scene of my new novel, "Bloodbonded," and cried all the way through it because such horrible things happen to my protagonist. I'm an evil author. :)

    Good question! :)

  4. @modicumoftalent - I haven't read that one. I'll have to check it out. I know what you mean about knowing its coming, and tearing up anyway. I'm not much of a crier in real life, but something about the pull of a good story gets to me every time!

    As for the tears over your own protag. That just means your story rocks!