Teenage Garage Sale with Jon Skovron
Jon Skovron. author of Misfit, is stopping by today to tell us what would be in his garage sale of stuff from his teenage years!
• Pair of thrashed jeans, no knees – $1
• Gray West Germany Army Overcoat – $25
• Pair of worn black combat boots $10
• Martin Stinger electric guitar, candy apple red w/ rust-stained hum-bucklers and the phrase “POE LIVES” carved into body. $50
• Bass guitar, navy blue, manufacturer unknown, possibly hand-built, purchased off a dude at the Parks & Rec center for $10 and two packs of Camel cigarettes. $10 (I don’t smoke anymore)
• Stack of Uncanny X-men comics $5
• VHS tape of The Predator $1
• VHS tape of Monty Python’s Meaning of Life $1
• VHS tape of Little Shop of Horrors (1986) $1
• VHS tape of Tank Girl $1
• Battered paperback copy of The Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice $0.50
• Battered paperback copy of The Plague by Albert Camus $0.50
• 9 Cure albums on cassette tape $2
• 4 Pixies albums on cassette tape $1
• Accordion $5
More about Misfit:
Jael Thompson has never really fit in. She’s changed schools too many times to count. The only family she’s ever known is her father, a bitter ex-priest who never lets her date and insists she attend the strictest Catholic school in Seattle. And her mother—well, she was a five thousand year old demon. That doesn’t exactly help.
But on her sixteenth birthday, her father gives her a present that brings about some unexpected changes. Some of the changes, like strange and wonderful powers and the cute skater boy with a knack for science, are awesome. But others, like the homicidal demon seeking revenge on her family? Not so much.
Steeped in mythology, this is an epic tale of a heroine who balances old world with new, science with magic, and the terrifying depths of the underworld with the ordinary halls of high school.
Coming August 1st, 2011. Preorder now on:
Thanks for stopping by, Jon!