Guest YA Author Stephanie Keyes
Ah! Summer Is Almost Here!
Hello and a big thank you to Kim for having me join her today. I am happy to be here with all of you. So I started thinking about summer and what to write and, as always, at least in my world, all roads lead to music. That got me thinking, what tunes will readers be listening to this summer?
My musical choices change daily - I'm constantly switching out tunes. However here's what I've got on my playlist right now.
Goyte - Somebody That I Used To Know
Beach House - Zebra
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Fun - We Are young
Kylie Minogue - Get Outta My Way
School Of Seven Bells - White Wind
Santigold - Disparate Youth and Freak Like Me
Thirty Seconds To Mars - Night Of the Hunter
Imogen Heap - Headlock
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
Awolnation - Sail
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
Neon Trees - Everybody Talks
Band Of Skulls - Sweet Sour
The Darkness - Friday Night
Bombay Bicycle Club - Shuffle
I Blame Coco - Self-Machine
Adele - Lovesong
Mr. Hudson and the Library - 2x2
Madonna - Hung Up
So here's your summer music challenge. Post the first ten tunes from your playlist below in the comments section. Include your all the music that you're listening to. I'll choose two winners at random. If I pick you, you'll win either a B&N gift card or an Amazon gift card. Thanks and happy listening!
Here's the blurb to her upcoming book:
Kellen St. James is just your average seventeen-year-old prodigy, but with a Yale degree, a photographic memory, and an addiction to everything 80s.
But what’s not so average about Kellen is the girl who’s been haunting his dreams for the last eleven years. When the sudden death of his grandmother takes him from the East Coast to the Irish Coast, he finds himself face to face with his own personal ghost and finds out that she’s just as real as he is. Plus she’s come spinning a tale about an ancient prophecy in which Kellen plays a key role.
Together they will travel through an underworld of faeries and demons, angels and gods, not to mention a really ticked off pack of wild dogs, all in order to save the world from darkness. But will they make it in time?
About the Author
When Stephanie's not writing, she works full-time as a Corporate Educator and Curriculum Designer. She also works as a freelance instructional and graphic designer, along with her husband of ten years. My most important job of all, however, is being a mom to two little boys under the age of six. When she'd not working, mothering someone, or writing, she is an avid reader. Naturally, her favorite genre is Fantasy, but she'll read just about anything given the chance! Stephanie holds a Master's degree in Education with a specialization in Instructional Technology from Duquesne University and a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Robert Morris University. She is a classically trained clarinetist, but also plays the saxophone and sings. Stephanie's first novel, The Star Child, will be released in September 2012 by Inkspell Publishing. She is now currently at work on the second book in the trilogy, The Fallen Stars.