Next we have an interview with Jeanne DuPrau, bestselling author of "The City Of Ember" amongst many other books, including the rest of the Ember series. Jeanne's "City Of Ember" was released by 20th Century fox as a major motion picture starring Bill Murray in October of 2008. Jeanne is currently working on more projects that I'm sure many fans can not wait for her to complete. Jeanne has offered up a copy of "The Diamond Of Darkhold", which is the 4th and final book of The Ember series. Thanks Jeanne!
Finally for our third interview, probably in late October/early November, to promote his new book released on October 6th 2009 titled "The Maze Runner", someone who has been very kind to me, Mr. James Dashner himself. Jame's earlier work includes a series of books called "The Fincher Saga" as well as more recently, 2 books in his series titled "The 13th Reality", of which both I became immediate HUGE fans of. I have had a chance to read an ARC of "The Maze Runner" and as I have said before, I would be willing to bet almost anything that this book takes the place of "Lord Of The Flies" in every school from middle school up to college as required reading. I wouldn't be surprised if it became a box office smash either. James, if you can get Robert Pattinson to star in it, do you think I can take my daughters to the premier??? I am going to see if I can get a book for a contest for James, but as of now, no promises on that one.
So, THE CONTESTS....That is what I'm sure is most appealing to many of you. I am waiting for books to arrive from the authors as we speak. I was going to do the usual, twitter +1, blog +1 blah blah blah, but even though we are on twitter, no time to post there and I really don't think anyone cares what we do all day. I probably will ask for posting, but since we are a new site, I'm thinking more about advertising our site and getting the word out. So yes, the posting, putting a link to our site on yours, joining ours will be included, but we will probably give the most entries for every time you blog about our contest and site on someone else's blog. Maybe even a point if they come enter the contest and mention you sent them. These are just ideas. If you have any, please share them, but keep in mind that we do want to get our site out there and also want to spread the info on these 3 awesome authors. We like creativity! The only other thing is I am waiting for the books to arrive, so I can not start the contests until I get them, and also, having only a few followers (YOU ARE ALL SO MUCH APPRECIATED!!), we want to get some more signed up....
So, we promised contests and they are here (well, almost) but we ask you to be patient with us for the first few as we "get our feet wet". Thanks guys and you are all always appreciated! Oh lastly, don't forget our pet peeve, if you post, try and just tell us of a favorite book you have recently read, currently reading, or plan on reading. Our #1 goal for this site is to share our love for reading and suggestions are the best way to do that! Thanks All!!!
The Lateiner Gang
David, Mara, Lauryn, and Sami