Monday, October 11, 2010

Winner and Party with Nancy Werlin

The winner of Dirty Little Lies by Laurie Stolarz is:


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

Meanwhile, welcome award-winning author Nancy Werlin to the party. Nancy was born and raised in Peabody, Massachusetts, and now lives near Boston. She received her bachelor's degree in English from Yale.

Since then, she has worked as a technical writer and editor for several computer software and Internet companies, while also writing fiction. She is a National Book Award finalist and Edgar Award winner. She's the author of eight novels for Young Adults, including today's daily giveaway (and my personal favorite), IMPOSSIBLE, and the most recent release, EXTRAORDINARY.

Here's the official blurb for EXTRAORDINARY:

What does it mean to be extraordinary? Phoebe finds herself drawn to Mallory, the strange and secretive new kid in school. Soon the two girls are as close as sisters . . . until Mallory’s magnetic older brother, Ryland, appears. Ryland has an immediate, exciting hold on Phoebe—but a dangerous hold, for she begins to question her feelings about her best friend and, worse, about herself.

Soon she’ll discover the shocking, fantastical truth about Ryland and Mallory, and about an age-old debt they expect Phoebe to pay. Will she be strong enough to resist? Will she be special enough to save herself?

In the vein of her previous novel Impossible, Extraordinary is a tale of friendship, romance, and the faerie realm.

Here are Nancy's numbers:

Your compound number is ten, which is a number of honor, of faith and of self-confidence. Ten is a fortunate number that indicates that one’s plans are likely to be carried out – however, it is symbolized by the wheel of fortune, which can signal a rise and fall in success.

Your name number is one. The number one indicates someone who is creative, independent, original, individual. Ones are good self-starters and natural leaders. Ones show interest in the arts, such as singing, acting, writing, painting, and love to curl up with a good book.

And her response:

Fun and interesting, Linda. I think the numbers reading is scarily accurate!

Today's daily giveaway is a copy of Impossible.