Monday, January 13, 2020

Blog Tour + Top 5/10 List + Giveaway - Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz

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Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: January 7th 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary


Bestselling author Laurie Faria Stolarz returns with Jane Anonymous, a gripping tale of a seventeen-year-old girl’s kidnapping and her struggle to fit back into her life after she escapes.

Then, “Jane” was just your typical 17-year-old in a typical New England suburb getting ready to start her senior year. She had a part-time job she enjoyed, an awesome best friend, overbearing but loving parents, and a crush on a boy who was taking her to see her favorite band. She never would’ve imagined that in her townwhere nothing ever happens, a series of small coincidences would lead to a devastating turn of events that would forever change her life.

Now, it’s been three months since “Jane” escaped captivity and returned home. Three months of being that girl who was kidnapped, the girl who was held by a “monster.” Three months of writing down everything she remembered from those seven months locked up in that stark white room. But, what if everything you thought you knew―everything you thought you experienced―turnedout to be a lie?

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Top 5 Favourite Books
1. The Awakening by Kate Chopin 
2. Beloved by Toni Morrison 
3. The Seat of the Soul by Gary Zukav 
4. White Oleander by Janet Fitch 
5. She’s Come Undone by Wally Lamb
Top 10 Favourite Films
(this list changes, depending on my mood)
1. Misery 
2. Gone Girl 
3. The Devil Wears Prada 
4. 13 Going on 30 
5. Life is Beautiful 
6. It’s a Wonderful Life 
7. Under the Tuscan Sun 
8. The Gift 
9. Fatal Attraction 
10. Taken

Top 5 Favourite Places To Write
1. My home office 
2. Inside my car 
3. In a cafĂ© that sells amazing coffee, and where I’m not apt to bump into someone I know (to avoid getting too distracted because I love to procrastinate) 
4. In my living room in front of the wood-burning stove (in winter) 
5. On my brick patio with a tall glass of iced tea (in summer)

Top 5 Tips For New Writers
1. Read a lot – active reading, the way a writer reads, looking at such literary elements as plot structure, book structure, character development, point-of-view, tense, subplots, minor characters, etc. Ask yourself what the author does that works for you as well as what doesn’t. Learn as you’re reading, taking note of style. 
2. Sit down and write – develop a routine. Treat it like it’s your job, even if you’re not getting paid. This is not something you do just when you have free time (if that’s the case, you’ll never have time. There are always more chores to do.) You have to make the time to write. I like giving myself 10-page-per-week deadlines. 
3. Join a writing group. Find one that suits you – a supportive group that gives constructive feedback in a helpful way. Writing groups can keep you cranking out pages, when deadlines for critiques loom. Members can also ask key questions that get you thinking deeper about your characters and plot. 
4. Ask yourself what the intention is for your story. Why are you telling it? Why should a reader read it?

Top 5 Favourite Authors

There are way too many to name.

Top 5 Favourite Adaptations
1. Misery by Stephen King 
2. Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty 
3. The Shawshank Redemption by Stephen King (based on his novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption) 
4. The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy 
5. White Oleander by Janet Fitch

About the Author


 Laurie Faria Stolarz grew up in Salem, MA, attended Merrimack College, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston.Laurie Faria Stolarz is an American author of young adult fiction novels, best known for her Blue is for Nightmares series. Her works, which feature teenage protagonists, blend elements found in mystery and romance novels.Stolarz found sales success withher first novel, Blue is for Nightmares, and followed it up with three more titles in the series, White is for Magic, Silver is for Secrets, and Red is for Remembrance, as well as a companion graphic novel, Black is for Beginnings. Stolarz is also the author of the Touch series (Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, Deadly Little Games, Deadly Little Voices, and Deadly Little Lessons), as well as Bleed and Project 17. With more than two million books sold worldwide, Stolarz's titles have been named on various awards list.

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