Aug 12, 2012

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Mary Lindsey is My Rockstar

 Mary Lindsey is My Rockstar

Today I have the absolute pleasure of hosting the awesome Mary Lindsey for the Authors Are Rockstars tour. I am SO excited that I got chosen to host Mary because she is the best. Honestly, she is like the superwoman of the author world! She’s my rockstar because she writes the most amazing stories and she is the sweetest person ever. The first time we met each other we were in New Orleans for ALA and she went up to me and gave me the biggest hug and we chatted over dinner about basically everything. This was about a year ago and we have become great friends since then. In all honesty, I feel like we’re kind of family in a way. I know, it’s weird but Mary Lindsey just has this way of making you feel like you’re best friends! I love her. icon smile Mary Lindsey is My Rockstar On top of that, her next book Ashes on the Waves, based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annabel Lee” poem, is extraordinary and she worked so hard on it! It is going to be awesome so be on the lookout for it next summer. icon smile Mary Lindsey is My Rockstar

Mary, with the help of the awesome Penguin team and her daughter Hannah, recorded a super hilarious and cute video for everyone. icon smile Mary Lindsey is My Rockstar It is adorable and I hope you guys love it!! Thanks to Hannah for her mad editing skills! She did a great job.

 Mary Lindsey is My RockstarAbout Mary Lindsey

Mary’s writing is a natural expression of her love of reading and a fascination with the flexibility of the human imagination. Books make the impossible possible.

Prior to attending University of Houston Law School, Mary received a B.A. in English Literature with a minor in Drama from the University of Houston. She has taught drama and playwriting in a large public high school and English in a private school. Currently, Mary teaches acting to children and teens at a private studio in Houston, Texas.

She is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.

Mary lives in Houston with her husband, three kids, two dogs, her daughter’s pet rats, an Australian Bearded Dragon and dozens of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. (The roaches are long story—don’t ask.)

Visit Mary’s website to find out other information on her books: http://www.marylindsey.com/

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I also have a signed copy of Shattered Souls by Mary Lindsey that I got in January at one of her signings. Fill out the rafflecopter form below to be entered to win. icon smile Mary Lindsey is My Rockstar Must be 13 years or older to enter and live in the U.S.

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 Mary Lindsey is My Rockstar

A thrilling debut story of death, love, destiny and danger

Lenzi hears voices and has visions – gravestones, floods, a boy with steel gray eyes. Her boyfriend, Zak, can’t help, and everything keeps getting louder and more intense. Then Lenzi meets Alden, the boy from her dreams, who reveals that she’s a reincarnated Speaker – someone who can talk to and help lost souls – and that he has been her Protector for centuries.

Now Lenzi must choose between her life with Zak and the life she is destined to lead with Alden. But time is running out: a malevolent spirit is out to destroy Lenzi, and he will kill her if she doesn’t make a decision soon.

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  1. It is AMAZING her next book is an adaptation of Poe’s! I’ve heard awesome things about Mary’s first book, and about how the characters are so real and likable – I’m sure her next book will rock too:)

    Love how she has hissing cockroaches:) So cool:)

    Thank you:)

  2. Oh my gosh this video was outrageous and awesome and so incredibly perfect. While I may be a little sad that all those other “amazing” ideas pitched weren’t sold, I am super excited that Ashes will be coming out next summer!

    This was hilarious and awesome and perfect! What a great stop. And wow, what an awesome prize! Thank you not only for donating it but for hosting this amazing author, sharing just why you think she’s full of win and for being a part of the tour! :)

  3. LOL–way too funny. Love her sense of humor! I have Shattered Souls on my shelf and haven’t read it yet *hangs head in shame* Mary Lindsey is a rock star! :)

  4. Taylor Huffman says:

    i love hissing cockroaches!

  5. Oohh I can’t wait for Ashes on the Waves. It sounds amazing! And I’ve been wanting to read Shattered Souls. Thanks for the giveaway! And loved the video! :D

  6. “Ashes on the Waves” sounds like it will be awesome! Thank you for making me aware of it…AND the video was great. :D

  7. Mary’s vlog is hilarious! Just like her IRL! I adore her :) Thanks so much for being a tour stop Bailey you rock :)

  8. I loved the Vlog. I haven’t had a chance to read Shattered Souls but it is on my want list. Thank you for a great stop.

  9. Sounds awesome! I’m a huge Poe fan, so that works for me. Oh, and the video was too cute! :-)

  10. That vlog was hilarious!! I have been dying to read Shattered Souls and her next project sounds amazing. I love dark and twisted. :D

    You made an excellent tour stop!

  11. The Vlog is great! This book has been on my TBR for a while! Fantastic giveaway

  12. I got to meet Mary at a conference in April and she was so incredibly nice and her and her daughters were hilarious. I still remember the Penguin and Pinecone book :) Ever since then I’ve wanted to read her book so bad. I hope I get to meet her again.

  13. I’ve love this cover and have been considering getting this book since I first heard about it. Unfortunately, things have been too chaotic all around to do so before now. :(

  14. Your book has been on my to read list for a long time!!! And I really wanted to buy it, not just borrow it from a library!!! So thank god for this giveaway :D

  15. “her next book Ashes on the Waves, based on Edgar Allan Poe’s “Annabel Lee” poem”

    For serious?!! Annabel Lee is my FAVORITE!

  16. OMG – her next book is based off of Poe’s Annabel Lee?? I’m already dying to read it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  17. Kassandra Fuentes says:

    Hahahaha, I can just imagine what Glee and The Hunger Games together lol! But I am soooo excited for her next book, because I am a huge Edgar Allan Poe fan!

  18. I have had this book on my To Read list forever, but I can’t seem to get my hands on it! I really want to read it because I heard its set in Galveston, Tx which is where I’m from! I really want to see if I recognize any of the spots she brings up!

  19. Love Mary’s work – thanks for the giveaway

  20. Brandie Nickerson says:

    My daughter and I can’t wait for the next book! Awesome video!

  21. I really want to read this; I just haven’t been able to yet. Her next book sounds great too! I love dark, gothic tales. Great post!

  22. LOL Glee meets The Hunger Games XD

  23. The flexibility of the human imagination as a reading to write… I LOVE IT! This book cover is beautiful, I’m so excited to give it a chance!

  24. Thanks for hosting me, Bailey! Readers are MY rockstars. xoxo

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