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Friday, March 1, 2013

Giveaway~! & Interview with LIZZY SPEARE author ALLY MALINENKO @AllyMalinenko

Book Description

 September 10, 2012


…a normal twelve year old girl with a talent for writing, who has a very not normal family secret. And when Lizzy’s father vanishes, that secret will change her life in ways unimagined. (Spoiler Alert! It turns out that Lizzy, or Elizabeth S. Speare, is the last living descendant of William Shakespeare. Shhh! Don’t tell anybody!)

Then Lizzy and her best friend Sammy are kidnapped, awakening in the faraway land of Manhattan. Their host is Jonathan Muse, whose job is to protect Lizzy from becoming the latest victim in a family feud nearly five hundred years old. Could that be why the mysterious, eye patch-wearing Dmitri Marlowe is after her? (Spoiler Alert 2—he’s the last living descendant of Christopher Marlowe, a friend and rival of Shakespeare’s. But keep it to yourself!) Is Marlowe after Lizzy’s family fortune rumored to be kept in Shakespeare’s tomb? Does he seek artistic immortality? Or Revenge (with a capital R) for a death long, long ago?

In a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse, Lizzy and Sammy are thrust into the realm of the mythical and fantastic—from satyrs and Cyclopses to Middle Eastern cab drivers and Brooklyn hipsters—in what is truly “an improbable fiction” as the Bard himself once wrote.

Ally Malinenko, a self-proclaimed Bardolator, took her first pilgrimage to Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2009 and hasn’t been the same since. Her poetry book, The Wanting Bone, was published by Six Gallery Press. She blogs at allymalinenko.com. Ally lives in Brooklyn with her husband.
You can find Ally and her book on Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads

What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?
Oh, that’s a good one. Of course I can’t remember. I have a terrible memory and I think it’s part of the reason I like to make things up. So instead of telling you the first book I remember reading by myself as a child, I’ll tell you the first book I remember reading by myself and being intimidated by the size: Watership Down. I was in third grade. It was the biggest book in the world and I was quite sure it would take me years to finish it. I was wrong about both accounts.

What are you reading right now? 
Who Could That Be At This Hour by Lemony Snicket (I loved the Series of Unfortunate events and I’m loving this so far), The Earth in the Attic by Fady Joudah (poetry), Life on Mars by Tracy Smith (poetry), Mozart by Solomon Maynard (preparing for my upcoming trip to Austria with a little Wolfie) and A Clash of Kings by George RR Martin. I usually read about 5 books at a time and try to always keep a nonfiction and poetry in the rotation.

How does your garden grow? 
Up the walls and across the ceiling till the ivy hangs down and tickles my nose. 

What is the last thing you Googled? 
Places in Vienna that Mozart lived

What makes you cringe? 
People who can’t carry a tune even though I count myself in their numbers.

Want to win a copy of LIZZY SPEAR AND THE CURSED TOMB in eBook?

Contest is open to anyone over 13 years old with a reliable email address 
Contest ends on 3.13.13 Winner will be chosen by Random.org 
Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen.
Duplicate entries will be deleted.  Void where prohibited.
This giveaway is sponsored by me and TWO ebooks is available.

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