I'm very happy to be part of L. B. Schulman's blog tour for League of Strays, which I am yet to read but which sounds right up my street! See below for a synopsis and more info on L.B. This is the last stop on the blog tour but you can go back and find out what you missed by clicking here.
Today I have an interview from agent Ammi-Joan Paquette from the Erin Murphy Literary Agency, sharing some of her thoughts on LEAGUE OF STRAYS.
Q. Although it was several years ago, as a new agent at Erin Murphy's Literary Agency, L.B. was your first client. What was that was like for you?
AJP: It was thrilling! Taking the plunge to begin a new career is always a nerve-wracking prospect, and L.B. was the first client to cast in her lot with me, giving me her vote of confidence. She’s a terrific author and I’m honored to represent her!
Q. What appealed to you about the LEAGUE OF STRAYS when you first read it?
AJP: I liked that while there was lots of tension and danger woven throughout this very compelling storyline, there was also depth and thought-provoking elements. The characters are far from perfect—Charlotte in particular makes a lot of poor choices. But I think that’s one thing that makes her so wonderfully human, and which invests us so much in her character as readers. We see her mistakes, but we also see her growth. We watch her become a different person by the end of the book than she was at the start.
Q. How did it feel to find the right publishing house for LEAGUE OF STRAYS?
AJP: It was a fantastic feeling! Tamar Brazis at Amulet sent some very smart comments which showed she really connected with Charlotte and her dilemma. It was obvious that she had a vision for the book, and we were both thrilled that it found such a great home.
Q. Would you define this book as edgy and/or a thriller?
AJP: Oh, definitely! There is lots of nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat moments throughout this story, and a very dark antagonist who will keep you up at night. My advice? Invest in a nightlight.
L.B. has organised this awesome giveaway herself, and I hope you guys will enter. Good luck!
The giveaway is five League Packages: Signed hardcover plus notebook and a set of mutli-colored pens/highlighters. Plus, five hardcovers only, for a total of ten prizes.
These are the requirements to enter:
- The only mandatory entry is that you click enter. It's a free entry.
- 2 entries for Tweeting a pre-written message "It's @lbschulman 's LEAGUE OF STRAYS B-Day celebration, but the gifts are for you! Enter for 1 of 10 INCREDIBLE gifts!"
- 2 Entries for following @lbschulman on Twitter
- 2 Entries for Liking author page on Facebook.
Giveaway ends today and is open to everyone.
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