A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Author Interview with Tonya Hurley + Giveaway!

Don't forget to check out the Wolfy Chicks blog for today's research question!  You need all 16 correct answers in order to be entered in the grand prize giveaway.

Tonya Hurley is the New York Times best-selling author of the highly acclaimed “ghostgirl” book series; creator, writer and producer of animated and live action hit television series; writer and director of independent films; writer and director of commercials for Playstation, Gameboy and Warner Home Video; and creator of groundbreaking videogames.

She has written and directed several acclaimed independent films, which have been selected for film festivals around the world including the LA Independent, TriBeca and Edinburgh and have also been broadcast on ABC, PBS and IFC.

Come and vote for the ghostgirl Lovesick trailer for the SLJ trailee awards:

Connect with Tonya:
Website | Ghostgirl | Twitter | Goodreads

Can you tell readers one unique thing about yourself?
My dad was a boxer. He was a twin and so am I.

Is there one question you wish bloggers would ask you about but don't? What is it, and how would you answer?
This one. How I would answer? Why hasn’t anyone ever asked me that before.

What inspired you to write the Ghost Girl series?
My high school experience. I wrote the books that I would have wanted in high school.

Do you usually listen to music while you write?
Sometimes. It depends what I’m writing.

What is one thing your heroine would never be caught dead doing?
Being caught dead.

Want to win a copy of GHOSTGIRL plus some cool swag?

Leave a comment with your email address.  US-only.  This giveaway will end on October 31st and I will announce the winner a few days after that.

Extra Entries:
+1 Tweet about this giveaway (include link in comment);
+1 For each comment you leave on the other interview posts

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
And if I should die before I awake,
I pray the popular attend my wake.

Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn't stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal.

If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we'll go to be seen.

Amazon ~ B&N ~ Borders ~ Book Depot


  1. I kinda envy people who have twins in their family...

    please enter me in this giveaway.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

  2. Twins run in my family,too. I would love to read this book.

  3. Not eligible to enter, but this seems like a cool book!
    Thanks for hosting the interview!

  4. I wish I had a twin brother. Sadly I am a only child.

  5. No twins since my great-grandmother
    : (

    I'd love to read this book, though!

    mrsderaps @ hotmail . com

  6. This sounds like a very interesting book. Count me in. juliecookies(at)gmail.com

  7. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

  8. You had me at the poem. Twins would be cool....but my kids are 12 months apart and that is good enough for now.

  9. Thanks for the great giveaway! Please enter me!

    Kelsey O.

  10. I would love a chance to win this.


  11. I'd like to be included! tWarner419@aol.com

  12. Death by gummy bear.lol Sounds like a good book, please enter me in the contest!


  13. This sounds like a book I would enjoy. Please count me in. Thanks!

  14. I would love to win this. This books sounds interesting.


  15. I always thought the cover art on this book was interesting. I'm definitely interested in reading it. Please enter me.


  16. Twins run in my husbands family, but not mine. I tweeted the contest at twitter.com/#!/Imburiedinbooks/status/28653463726

    I've tried not to miss commenting on each author interview out of respect for both of you so I don't know how many that is.

    Heather R.

  17. I would love to read this book. Thank you for the great giveaway.

    +1 Tweeted

    seriousreader at live dot com

  18. Oh very cool that twins run in the family. Mine has none.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    nalynboni AT gmail DOT com

  19. I always wanted to be a twin, had to settle with a bratty younger sister.

    This sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy and for the interview.

    onebookshy at yahoo dot com

  20. Thanks for the chance to win. No twins in my family but my best friend was a twin.
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

  21. I think being a twin might be pretty cool. I would love to read this! Sounds like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway!

    linaramz at yahoo dot com

  22. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1 i tweeted http://twitter.com/vampficionada/status/28836063138

    jessica b

  23. This looks like a great series!

  24. I tweeted:


  25. Greetings! Ghost Girl sounds like just my kind of book I'd love to read!!!!!!!!! ENter me please for the Giveaway~ 1+ for this sweet but short comment.

    You can reach me at

    THANX and awesome luck to everyone!

  26. Sounds like a good book! Thanks for the giveaway

    bmweida at yahoo dot com

  27. Wow, I never knew she was involved in such a wide spectrum of media!

    I already have Ghostgirl and quite liked it.

  28. http://twitter.com/scarletredwill/status/29206004483 tweeted
    I love ghostgirl! Thanks for hosting a supper giveaway!

  29. Thanks so much!

  30. Boxers and twins....
    :O I'm a twin!