Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Winner and Party with Carrie Jones!

The lucky winner of IMPOSSIBLE by Nancy Werlin is...

Mrs. DeRaps

Please send your mailing instructions to gerb (a) lindagerber (.) com and we'll get that sent out to you.

Meanwhile, welcome party girl and GCC sister Carrie Jones to the blog!

Carrie is the award-winning author of fabulous YA books. She loves skinny cow fudgsicles, although she can't spell fudgsicle, and cowboy hats, although she doesn't own one. She graduated from Vermont College’s MFA program for writing. She has edited newspapers and poetry journals and has recently won awards from the Maine Press Association and also been awarded the Martin Dibner Fellowship as well as a Maine Literary Award. These are only a few of the reasons why Carrie is made of awesome. Her best-known work so far is the NEED series, which so far includes NEED, CAPTIVATE, and ENTICE in December.

Here's the story of NEED:

Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect lipsticks. Little wonder, since life’s been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother’s pretty much checked out. Now Zara’s living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold Maine so that she stays “safe.” Zara doesn’t think she’s in danger; she thinks her mother can’t deal.

Wrong. Turns out that guy she sees everywhere, the one leaving trails of gold glitter, isn’t a figment of her imagination. He’s a pixie—and not the cute, lovable kind with wings. He’s the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he’s trailing Zara.

Carrie's Numbers:

Your compound vibration numbers are fourteen and twenty-one.

Fourteen is associated with movement, creativity, and changes. It holds a strong element of risk attached to it, usually caused by the actions and foolhardiness of others.

Twenty-one is a number of ad­vancement, honors, and general success, but victory generally comes after long initiation and tests of determination.

Your name number vibration is eight, which indicates someone with good judgment. Eight is an eternal number that indicates divine balance, although eights may have relationship issues because what they show on the outside doesn't always match what's inside.

And her response:

It's actually kind of weird, Linda, because I always get 22. Hm..... Cool.

Well, as a writer I get VERY bored, VERY easily, so 14 and its emphasis on change is pretty appropriate. I wrote NEED as an experiment because I wanted to see if there was a change I could make in my writing and become more plot-oriented. And since that's become pretty successful, I'm happy about change. This time I think it was my own foolhardiness though. ;)

21 sounds nice, except for that longggggg initiation. I hope it's almost over. ;)

8 is such a lovely number. And it is absolutely true about me. I'm not quite as giddy-happy as I appear!

Today's daily giveaway is a signed copy of NEED!