Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Author Spotlight: PJ Hoover and SOLSTICE

I am excited to bring another Author Spotlight to you. But before I get to that, I wanted you to know that I am changing the Spotlight posts up a little bit, adding some unusual interview questions and maybe a giveaway or two. This is a great chance to get to know different authors and see what they are up to.
If you are an author and would like to be spotlighted, please let me know!

Okay, back to today's post. I am thrilled to be featuring PJ Hoover and SOLSTICE. PJ is a fantastic author and I just can't want to read SOLTICE. Let's start things off with a little bit about PJ:

P. J. Hoover first fell in love with Greek mythology in sixth grade thanks to the book Mythology by Edith Hamilton. After a fifteen year bout as an electrical engineer designing computer chips for a living, P. J. decided to take her own stab at mythology and started writing books for kids and teens. When not writing, P. J. spends time with her husband and two kids and enjoys practicing kung fu, solving Rubik's cubes, and watching Star Trek. Her first novel for teens, Solstice (Tor Teen, June 2013), takes place in a global warming future and explores the parallel world of mythology beside our own. Her middle grade novel, Tut (Tor Children's, 2014), tells the story of a young immortal King Tut, who's been stuck in middle school for over 3,000 years and must defeat an ancient enemy with the help of a dorky kid from school, a mysterious Egyptian princess, and a one-eyed cat. For more information about P. J. (Tricia) Hoover, please visit her website www.pjhoover.com. P. J. is also a member of THE TEXAS SWEETHEARTS & SCOUNDRELSand THE ENCHANTED INKPOT.

See why I think she ROCKS!!! 

Now, about Solstice:

SOLSTICE (Tor Teen, June 2013)

Piper's world is dying. Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles that threaten to destroy the earth. Amid this global heating crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth birthday, when her mother is called away on a mysterious errand and Piper seizes her first opportunity for freedom. 

Piper discovers a universe she never knew existed—a sphere of gods and monsters—and realizes that her world is not the only one in crisis. While gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper’s life spirals out of control as she struggles to find the answer to the secret that has been kept from her since birth. 

"Solstice is one red-hot read—it intrigues, sizzles, and satisfies." —Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Timesbestselling author


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