It’s an epic tour with more than 160 Authors and Bloggers who will celebrate their favorite Authors.
We here at the Bookworms are thrilled to host the wonderful, fantastic, and totally amazing
And not only will be celebrate her today, but for the whole month of August! YES! This will be Katie McGarry Month here at the Bookworms. Before we tell you why Katie is our Rockstar, here is what you can expect for the next 4 weeks:
- Interview with Katie McGarry – today!!!
- Why we love Katie McGarry’s Writing & Characters – Friday, August 9th
- Interview with Katie’s Editor at HarlequinTEEN – Margo Lipschultz – Friday, August 16th
- Crash Into You Surprise!!! – Friday, August 23rd
You can see that we have something amazing planned for you guys!
Katie McGarry is our Rockstar
She is definitely the most wonderful and sweetest person. Not only are her books phenomenal (and we’ll get to this in a second), but she is also very kind, generous, and amazing. First, we fell in love with her writing, but when we actually met her in person, it became more than just the love for her books when we realized what a phenomenal person she is. She gave us so much of her time, and talking to her is so easy and effortless that time flies by so quickly.
Katie’s writing is outstanding. She creates characters that go straight into the heart of us readers, sucking us into their stories with a frightening intensity. Katie writes with so much depth and care that makes her stories and characters so compelling and captivating. The emotional depth and breadth of backgrounds of her characters is immense, and she has such a way of writing that brings back the angsty, heartbroken teenager in all of us–whether we’ve been in similar situations or not.
Pushy, Jenny, Katie, Julie and Danny (BEA 2013)
If there was one author that we would have to label as a Rockstar, it’s definitely Katie McGarry. We are honored to host her here at the Bookworms and to celebrate her awesomeness!
And now, we are excited to welcome Katie for a little Chat:
What’s the most amazing part of being a published author?
The e-mails from fans. I love hearing how the stories and the characters have touched my readers. I especially love the messages that tell me that my stories have given people hope.
We are sure your life has changed quite a bit since you got published. What would you say has changed the most in your life?
Would you believe that I used to be terrified of public speaking? Yep, that was me. The person who used to get all jittery at the thought of speaking in front of two people.
Last year, Harlequin asked me to participate in several author panels. I agreed, but was terrified. Then something amazing happened, I wasn’t scared anymore. I was able to talk and tell stories and soon found myself enjoying it.
I think what flipped the switch was that I was talking about what I truly enjoy: writing and giving hope.
Katie at the Teen Author Carnival – 2012
Would you mind sharing your weirdest/funniest/cutest moment since you got published?
One of my favorite moments was when I met all of you (The Bewitched Bookworms). I’ll never forget the shock I felt when I realized that you guys had read my book and that you had liked it.
(Note from Danny: That was the best moment for us too!!!! I remember meeting you and the first thing I said to you was “OMG I LOVED your book so much” as I had just finished Pushing The Limits before going to BEA in 2012!!)
A more recent moment was today when my children discovered that “Google knew who I was!” because I came up on a Google search. They were very wide-eyed and impressed.
Definitely Beth. She captures a lot of my vulnerabilities. Beth was a very difficult character to write, but she was also my most therapeutic.
We remember that we saw you comment on a post about New Adult some years ago (before you got published with HarlequinTEEN), and considering that your books are all quite edgy and also mature, do you think you might also write a New Adult book at some time?
I definitely have not ruled it out, but right now I’m focusing on Contemporary YA.
What draws you to a book as a reader?
A rich romance with a big, juicy plot!
Now, we want to congratulate you on selling a new series!! We were super excited to hear we will get more from you!
You guys have no idea how excited I am about this project!
Do you mind teasing us a little with your newest project?
Actually, the project I’m currently working on is a continuation of the Pushing the Limits series! Here is a brief description:
Hot guy who has taken on a fight to protect a girl’s honor.
A girl who has sworn to never fall for a fighter again.
Two months alone in a ring and the sparks fly.
Holy Shit!!! THAT sounds awesome and as usual we all cannot wait to hear more about this!!
Find Katie McGarry:
- website | Katie McGarry on the HarlequinTEEN website
- Follow her on Twitter
- Like her on Facebook
- Become a Fan on Goodreads
Find Dare You To and Pushing The Limits
- Dare You To: Goodreads | Amazon | Bookworms Fangirl Review
- Crossing the Line: Goodreads | Amazon | Bookworms Fangirl Review
- Pushing The Limits : Goodreads | Amazon | Bookworms Fangirl Review
Katie McGarry at the Bewitched Bookworms
- Pushing The Limits Deleted Scene
- Pushing The Limits Read-Along
- Dare You To Teaser
- Dare You To Blog Tour (Playlist and Scene Excerpt)
About Crash Into You
Coming November 26th 2013 by Harlequin Teen
From acclaimed author Katie McGarry comes an explosive new tale of a good girl with a reckless streak, a street-smart guy with nothing to lose, and a romance forged in the fast lane
The girl with straight As, designer clothes and the perfect life-that’s who people expect Rachel Young to be. So the private-school junior keeps secrets from her wealthy parents and overbearing brothers…and she’s just added two more to the list. One involves racing strangers down dark country roads in her Mustang GT. The other? Seventeen-year-old Isaiah Walker-a guy she has no business even talking to. But when the foster kid with the tattoos and intense gray eyes comes to her rescue, she can’t get him out of her mind.
Isaiah has secrets, too. About where he lives, and how he really feels about Rachel. The last thing he needs is to get tangled up with a rich girl who wants to slum it on the south side for kicks-no matter how angelic she might look.
But when their shared love of street racing puts both their lives in jeopardy, they have six weeks to come up with a way out. Six weeks to discover just how far they’ll go to save each other.
Thank you all so much for stopping by today and celebrating Katie with us! And now, thanks to HarlequinTEEN and Katie, we have an awesome Giveaway for you!
HarlequinTEEN is donating 2 Paperback copies of Pushing The Limits and 2 Hardcovers of Dare You To. Katie McGarry is giving away one ARC of CRASH INTO YOU, and the Bookworms are offering 1 copy of your choice of titles from Katie McGarry for 2 International Readers!!
So in total, we will 7 winners! YES!!!
The Giveaway runs until August 31st – the entire length of the “Authors Are Rockstars” Tour and our Katie McGarry Month!
The Books provided from Harlequin & Katie are US/Can only
Please all enter via the Rafflecopter below!