|Hourglass by Myra McEntire|
Right so today's brief-ish post (after a relatively long-ish time of not posting as I've been terribly busy..) is about a book I have been really looking forward to for over a year now. The book in question is of course none other than Hourglass by the wonderful Myra McEntire. It is her début novel and it's Young Adult.
How I first heard about it? Twitter, from the wonderful author of the book, an amazing lady that's helped me and many others with her advice, her openness, kindness, selflessness and willingness to share her journey as an up-and-coming author soon-to-be published. It was so amazing of her to make "us" her followers on twitter and facebook feel included in the whole process of edits, and getting her cover and then revealing it to us and generally making us feel part of the process and look even more forward to it!
The fact that she is now published and her book will be released out "into the wild" has not changed her one bit. She's still the same warm approachable gal that shares aspects of her writing life and even her private life at times and answers her tweets too, though I dare say she is considerably busier nowadays.. J At least that is my experience with her, although I doubt she would be one way with one reader and different with another.
I can't stress how much I *heart heart heart* this lovely lady and her writing! For a sample of her writing check out this awesome short story she posted on her blog a while back. It's in three parts, you can find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. Enjoy, and buy the book! Oh, also Myra has a contest going on on here for a chance to win an autographed copy of her book and other goodies.. J
Places to pre-order Hourglass:
Preorder on Amazon or the Book Depository or at Indiebound, buy it at Barnes & Noble, BooksAMillion and Borders also carries it.
(Personally I usually use the Book Depository as I am not in the UK at the moment so I fall into the International category for all except the BD and shipping charges + customs etc would be murder otherwise to put it bluntly (at least to get it shipped where I'm at right now) but this time I used amazon.co.uk as the BD says it's "out of stock"! So there. J)
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