You'd have to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs. ~Zuzana from The Daughter of Smoke & Bones by Laini Taylor

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Giveaway Interview WEATHER WITCH by SHANNON DELANEY @Shannon_Delany @StMartinsPress #BlogTour

Book Description

June 25, 2013

In a vastly different and darker Philadelphia of 1844, steam power has been repressed, war threatens from deep, dark waters, and one young lady of high social standing is expecting a surprise at her seventeenth birthday party–but certainly not the one she gets!

Jordan Astraea, who has lived out all of her life in Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, is preparing to celebrate her birthday with friends, family and all the extravagance they might muster. The young man who is most often her dashing companion, Rowen Burchette, has told her a surprise awaits her and her best friend, Catrina Hollindale, wouldn’t miss this night for all the world!

But storm clouds are gathering and threatening to do far more than dampen her party plans because someone in the Astraea household has committed the greatest of social sins by Harboring a Weather Witch.

You can read my review on June 24.  I adored this book and I can't wait to make all of you read it!  

Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 12 and up
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (June 25, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 125001851X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250018519

About the Author

Shannon Delany is a speaker, author, farmer, mother and wife. She frequently should look busier than she does, but luckily she writes very quickly and many of her farm animals are mostly self-sustaining. She is often plagued by new story ideas (which she loves) and ideas for new art projects she fully intends to do between everything else. She loves to travel, has no respect for bullies, and briefly managed a talented musician as a result of her love of music. She is a lifelong learner and is happy to talk to nearly everyone and darn near anything! She has recently become a radio host for Authors on the Air where she interviews talented writers, publishers, and agents and generally has a good time!

Find Shannon 


1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?

I like to remember reading The Velveteen Rabbit first, although I'm certain I read a bunch of Dr. Seuss books and The Giving Tree before graduating to that. I loved The Giving Tree--it's one of my favorite books of all time.

2. What are you reading right now?

I'm reading an ARC by a bestselling author making her move to middle grade novels. If I like it enough to blurb it you'll hear a lot more about it!

3. How does your garden grow?

With a lot of hard work, time, and sheep to trim around it.

4. What is the last thing you Googled?

The last thing I Googled was "popular songs 1840s" I needed to check a few things for the third book in the Weather Witch series since I'm including so much music in the series.

5. What makes you cringe?

So many things make me cringe--the fear of displeasing people is a major one, though. Well, that and spiders. *shivers*

Want to win?

  • a signed mini poster
  • a signed postcard and more story-related goodies 
Just leave a comment with a way to contact you.  This giveaway is open internationally.

Be sure to check out the other stops on this tour for more chances to win!

Tour Schedule:

June 15: a GREAT read (Guest Post)
June 16: BookHounds Ya (Interview)
June 17: The Loyal Book (Interview)
June 19: Book Nerds Anonymous (Spotlight)
June 18: Morgan Wylie Author (Guest Post)
June 20: Book O'Clock (Spotlight)
June 21: Paranormal Reads (Interview)
June 22: The library Haunt (Spotlight)
June 23: DJ's Life in Fiction (Guest Post)
June 24: Overflowing Shelf (Interview)
June 25: From the Shadows (Guest Post)
June 26: Jennzah.net (Guest Post)
June 27: My Reading Obsession (Spotlight)
June 28: Read My Mind (Guest Post)
June 29: A_TiffyFit's Reading Corner (Spotlight & Review)
June 30: Pen and Muse (Guest Posst)
July 1: Litterbox Blog (Guest Post)
July 2: Crazy Book Reader (Interview)
July 3: Intoxicated by Books (Spotlight)
July 4: Chicks Love Lit (Spotlight)
July 5: The Cover Contessa (Interview & Review)
July 6: Simply Infatuated (Guest Post)
July 7: YA Book Nerd (Guest Post)
July 8: What the Cat Read (Interview)
July 9: Sabrina's Paranormal Palace (Interview)
July 10: Reading Between the Wines (Guest Post)
July 12: Cocktails and Books (Spotlight)
July 13: The Top Shelf (Guest Post)

Tour-Wide Giveaway

Shannon Delaney will be giving away the following to lucky winners:
  • a signed copy of Weather Witch
  • a Weather Witch coffee mug with special goodies (all connected to the story)
  • signed copies of 13 to Life and Secrets and Shadows
  • a handcrafted mask
  • a special metal and crystal bookmark
  • a mini top hat
  • a silhouette of their own profile cut and matted by me (it'll take a few weeks after getting their profile before I can get it to them, of course).  
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Why do you want to be a writer?

  2. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  3. Did you have luck finding those songs? I'd love to know if you found the right one for your writing.
    Thanks a lot for everything!
    tdbabel at gmail dot com

  4. What inspires you to be a writer? Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

  5. How long have you known you wanted to be a writer?

  6. How long did it take you to write Weather Witch and get it to market? I look forward to reading it!

  7. What was your biggest source of inspiration when facing writers block?

  8. Do you get a say so on the design of the cover? Love the cover.

  9. What was your favorite chapter book, did it inspire you to write yours at all?

  10. Both books sound incredible. I'm really excited to read Weather Witch, as my own stores have witches in them!

    How did you get the inspiration for a story with witches in it?

  11. First off, the cover is GORGEOUS!! Secondly, I'm always curious how authors pick the names for their characters. What were your methods?

  12. Have u ever been to a creative writing workshop?
    Mary G Loki

  13. what was the most fun thing you've ever done to "research" a book?

  14. This book sounds fascinating! I plan on reading it as soon as I can get my hands on a copy. I loved the book trailer!

    Getty Hesse

  15. What inspired you to write this novel?

    Getty Hesse

  16. Can you tell us about your writing routine?

  17. Where is your favorite place to travel?

    crescent. ivy @gmail. com

  18. What is your favorite book ?

  19. What inspired you to be a writer?

  20. What are your thoughts on audiobooks? I didn't see any of yours listed as such, do you think they'd do well in audio?

  21. Would you ever consider a movie deal for Weather Witch?

  22. What made you go for Philly and the year 1844?

  23. What inspired you to write The Weather Witch?

    I have been anxiously awaiting this book for a long time! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

  24. If the WW series does well, would you let them make a TV series of it?

  25. Did you ever feel that the story your writing would not please the readers that much or not make a impression?
    If so how did you overcome that feeling?

  26. Where you get inspiration for this story and who's design cover book?

  27. Is there any advice you would give your younger self?

  28. Shannon, what inspired your book?

  29. Yes! Totally can't wait to read this! Adding it to my TBR list... Love that cover, too ; ) I always wonder how much power they have over the direction of the design of their book cover. My brother just got into designing book covers and would like to know what he should expect! Thanks for sharing with us and Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  30. What was the hardest scene to write in Weather Witch?

  31. Did any other books about witches inspire your book?

  32. The historical setting is what first appealed to me about this book. What made you set the story in this time and place?

  33. What is the one book everyone should read?

  34. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  35. are witches your favorite kind of paranormal!?

  36. I know that this is a book that I want to read. Maybe a question could be, what is a book that you haven't read yet... but you really want to?

  37. Why write about witches?

  38. Hii!

    How are you? camiiailen97@gmail.com

  39. This book sounds wonderful!

    Do you have any interesting writing quirks?

    Brooke Bumgardner
    brooke811 at ymail dot com

  40. What was the last book that you've cried on?

    Anyway, thank you so much for the give-away! It was really great! xx


  41. If you were to write a story/novel in a different genre what genre do you think it would be?

  42. I entered your giveaway.
    It would be great to win
    a signed copy of Weather Witch
    or any of the other prizes.
    In response to your requirement to
    Ask Shannon Delaney a question.
    I would like to know what was her favorite place to travel
    and would she go back there again?
    Thank you for having this giveaway!!!

  43. This comment has been removed by the author.

  44. Why did you decide to make Pietr Russian in the 13 to Life series? I loved it when he spoke Russian though. Totally swoon worthy.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Blog Design by Use Your Imagination Designs all images form the Future is Steampunk kit by Marta Van Eck