Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Traced blog tour: "When I'm not writing..." with Megan Squires + giveaway!

Megan Squires Today, Megan Squires is joining us for our "When I'm not writing..." feature. Megan is on tour promoting the release of TRACED, the first book in her new Outlier Chronicles, a series about three teenagers who live in a world where the government, a.k.a. the Hub, choose and recruits students for various positions during their final semester of high school. Those three students are outliers who don't fit society's prescribed templates.

Keep reading to see what Megan does when she's not building this scary world and make sure to stick around for the giveaway because it's a good one!

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I love creating something out of nothing. I think that’s why I love to write—to physically make and hold something that didn’t exist before is such a rush. I’m so lucky that I get to do that in other areas of my life, too.

When I’m not writing, I’m running my newborn and senior photography studio based out of Sacramento, California. I have the best job in the world, getting to snuggle brand new babies for hours, and then hand them back and get a full night’s sleep of my own. It’s something I love doing—just as much as writing—and I feel so blessed that I get to do both.

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I’m also a chauffeur, driving my two kiddos around to basketball, cheer, tap, and drum practice. Both my photography and writing careers allow for flexibility in my life, and I am so grateful that I’m able to prioritize to make sure my children always come first. They are my inspiration and my little muses and have given me numerous plot suggestions and have even named a few of my characters.

Megan Squires My Kiddos 1 Megan Squires My Kiddos 2

Any other free time I might have is spent sleeping. I’m a serious night owl—often writing until 1:00 or 2:00 in the morning—and spend any extra time I might have curled up under the covers.

With two young kiddos, a busy photography business, and dream to write I don’t have much free time, but what time I do have belongs to my family. They are my biggest fans and supporters and I know I couldn’t do any of this without them.

Megan Squires Behind the Scenes

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Thanks for stopping by, Megan! Your photos are gorgeous!

For more information about Megan and her books, check out her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter. There's also a special website for the Outlier Chronicles.

You can also check out the other stops on Megan's tour:

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Monday, February 11th - A Book and a Latte
Tuesday, February 12th - Coffee, Books and Me
Wednesday, February 13th - The Cozy Reader
Thursday, February 14th - The Book Whisperer
Friday, February 15th - Ticket to Anywhere

Monday, February 18th - Sara in Bookland
Tuesday, February 19th - Tynga's Reviews
Wednesday, February 20th - Imagine a World
Thursday, February 21st - Oops I Read a Book Again
Friday, February 22nd - Jenuine Cupcakes

Monday, February 25th - Ruby Reads
Tuesday, February 26th - My Neurotic Book Affair
Wednesday, February 27th - The Book Faery Reviews
Thursday, February 28th - Rants N Scribbles
Friday, March 1st - The Book Hookup

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Here's the scoop on TRACED:

Traced by Megan SquiresTessa can’t sleep.

But when your parents are dead and the government directs your path in life, sleep shouldn’t come easily. Lately, Tessa’s fitful nights are growing even more predictable, almost like déjà vu. And she’s beginning to think that something greater is at work—something her society has taken drastic measures to keep hidden.

Caught between self-discovery and government conformity, she’ll have to choose either the boy who can help her reveal this new truth or the one that can provide her with the security of familiarity.

Tessa’s faced with a weighty decision. And she’s going to need more than a good night’s sleep to make it.

Read an excerpt

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

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giveaway

One (1) lucky winner will receive a Traced bookmark and an eCopy of Traced to one lucky winner.

To sweeten the deal: All entries into the daily give away count towards the grand prize give-away of a Kindle Paperwhite skinned in the Traced cover art!
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To enter the giveaway, obey the Rafflecopter!

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Do you guys have suggestions for who you’d like to see featured on the blog? If so, you can make your suggestions on this page. No guarantees that your favorite authors will be able to participate but we’ll try!

Authors, would you like to visit and share with us? Please email me at jennblogs (at) gmail (dot) com and we’ll set it up!

Jenn

Born and raised in the Toronto area, Jenn moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, eight years ago for school. She's still in school (thankfully on another degree!), now trapped in her dissertation. When she's not dissertating, which happens more often than it should, Jenn spends her time reading, watching movies, playing volleyball, travelling, and enjoying the local music scene. Her latest addictions: yoga and Almond Crunch cereal.

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  1. What a great passion :) I love photography (watching other's work, not mine hehe). Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Love the book trailer. Thanks for chance!

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  3. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Photography is very beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

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