Dec 08 2011


Published by at 10:31 pm under Interviews

Greetings, cool peeps:

This summer I interviewed the talented and delightful YA author, LK Gardner-Griffie. Today, I’m happy to host a day in LK’s blog tour and welcome her character, Katie, to my blog. I’ll let LK take it from here.

LK: First of all, I’d like to thank Molly Hacker and Lisette Brodey for hosting the Tattered tour.

  1. For today’s prize of a paperback copy of Misfit McCabe along with Squalor, New Mexico by Lisette Brodey AND an ARC of Tattered, simply comment on this post.
  2. To get a free ebook copy of Misfit McCabe:
    • Put together the puzzle and write down the code. Each day will give another part of the coupon code. Please note at the top whether it is for eBook or Print.
    • Once you have collected the entire code, go to Smashwords and purchase Misfit McCabe input the code and download whichever ebook version you need for free.
  3. To get 50% off the print version of Misfit McCabe:
    • Put together the puzzle and write down the code. Each day will give another part of the coupon code. Please note at the top whether it is for eBook or Print.
    • Once you have collected the entire code, go to Griffie World Store and purchase Misfit McCabe input the code and receive 50% off the purchase price.
  4. To win the KINDLE FIRE
    • Support this tour by commenting on each of the daily stops — It’s only 11 days, not even as long as the 12 days of Christmas.
    • And since Molly and Lisette were nice enough to help me promote my new book, please “like” Lisette’s Facebook author page and/or follow her on Twitter.
    • And if you’re under 18 and would like to enter, but don’t have Facebook or Twitter, etc. if you have a friend comment on the posts saying that you sent them, we’ll consider that your entry for the Grand Prize. One friend for each stop (and they can enter too and bring all of their friends to the party).

Tattered is the third novel in the heartwarming young adult series, Misfit McCabe. A little about the book:

What do Sunday afternoon court proceedings, cheerleader tryouts, and a book burning have in common? Katie McCabe is back in action.

After her nemesis Harvey is found guilty and sentenced to community service, Katie wants to believe her troubles are over, but Harvey won’t rest until he gets revenge. When blackmail rears its ugly head, she’s caught between friends and enemies putting her growing relationship with Tom at stake. Books go up in flames and KatieΓ­s world rains down in tatters.

I had seen Lisette Brodey around the Twitterverse in conversations with mutual friends and retweets, but really got to know her at a memorable New Year’s Eve party to kick off this year. Since then, we’ve kept in contact through Twitter. Lisette put me in touch with Molly Hacker, who interviewed me for the Swansea Herald in August. We were all pleased when we found out that Tattered was going to release on the same day as the ebook version of Molly Hacker Is Too Picky! Now I’ll turn things over to Katie McCabe, the fourteen-year-old main character of Tattered.

Katie: Hi Lisette and Molly! Thanks for having me today. *Rubs hands gleefully* It’s payback time. On December 1st, LK talked about me, well today I get to talk about her. If you didn’t know… she’s a little bit of a slave driver. She works ALL the time and expects me to be ready to work with her whenever she needs me to. I mean, can’t a girl have a life? I have friends, I have a boyfriend, I like to do stuff, but none of that matters when she wants me to tell her more of my story so she can put it on the page.

So… what more can I tell you about LK? She runs on coffee and tea (decaf), and after her day job comes home and works on stories into the night, when she’s not playing on Twitter. *whistles innocently* Oh, come on. If you’ve read any of the other blog posts on the tour, you KNOW she spends a lot of time on Twitter. Otherwise she wouldn’t be saying that each person along the way she met on Twitter. But I guess to be fair, she really does work hard, so a little time tweeting is probably deserved. Oh, and she has three cute long-haired dachshunds, Gryphon, Phoenix, and Elsa. They always lay by her feet, or next to her on the bed while she’s working.

LK: Put the puzzle below together for part of the code to receive 50% off a paperback of Misfit McCabe. And make sure you visit LL Book Review on tomorrow’s stop on the tour. And for all details on the tour, the prizes, and the stops, please visit Griffie World.

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18 responses so far


  1. LK Gardner-Griffieon 09 Dec 2011 at 7:25 am

    Both Katie and I would like to thank Molly and Lisette for being such a gracious host and letting us stop by today.

  2. Fiery Naon 09 Dec 2011 at 10:45 am

    I know people who run solely on coffee. They’re usually mighty chipper in the morning, bursting with energy while I slouch around cowering from the bright sun rays. I think it’s wonderful you and LK share the same release date. Congratulations. Lisette, you have been FB ‘liked’!

    I think Molly and Katie would get along very nicely. They can give tidbits about their creators πŸ˜‰

  3. Racheal McGillivaryon 09 Dec 2011 at 11:59 am

    That was awesome! How fun! Good job Lisette!

  4. Gabion 09 Dec 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Hmm . . . coffee and tea! I have developed a dependency to a point where I can’t work on any school papers unless I have a cup beside me. :]

  5. Eisley Jacobson 09 Dec 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Oh my goodness! I run on coffee toooo! But mine has to be caffed! πŸ˜‰ But LK knows this… Katie, you probably didn’t. And I have black doxie’s! Named for Candy, not for mystical creatures. πŸ˜‰ Tho, not sure what mystical creature an Elsa is πŸ˜‰ lol

  6. LK Gardner-Griffieon 09 Dec 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Fiery Na ~ I wouldn’t call myself chipper in the a.m., but I am always up early (and stay up late… hmmmm that could be the source of my being tired most of the time)

    Racheal ~ I hope you catch up with the rest of the tour. Katie has done a great job on each of the stops.

    Gabi ~ When I wrote the first book in the series, Misfit McCabe, the only thing that brought me out of the story was reaching for a cup that was not there or when I brought it to my lips — empty. So yes, I am dependent on them.

  7. Maddy Aon 09 Dec 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Coffee..lets see what I’ll have…MOCHA MOCHA..AND MOCHA!
    Dont really like any others:D
    Puppy..I’ll describe as..trouble makers;)

  8. Michelle S.on 09 Dec 2011 at 3:39 pm

    LOL, I’ve definitely been noticing the Twitter theme! πŸ™‚

  9. Iona Nicoleon 09 Dec 2011 at 6:31 pm

    The only coffee I like is the peppermint mocha. Nothing else really. But Maddy is right… our puppies are trouble makers right now! But they are just puppies. They will get better. Hope yours are good pups!

  10. LK Gardner-Griffieon 09 Dec 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Eisley ~ Elsa was named after the lion cub in Born Free because that’s what she reminded me of as a little bitty thing. And she still has the mane going on. And the furs on her nose grow together so she has a nose-hawk. I’m sure that means special powers of some sort.

    Maddy ~ One Mocha coming right up! did you want whipped cream with that? and that’s what makes puppies so special… they’re always getting into trouble, but we love them anyway.

    Michelle ~ And to think that I was a Twitter skeptic in the beginning. It truly has brought me what I hope to be life-long friends.

  11. LK Gardner-Griffieon 09 Dec 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Iona ~ We definitely have good pups, and they are unique and wonderful each in their own way. (And I love peppermint Mocha too, I just can’t have it very often.)

  12. Mollyon 10 Dec 2011 at 1:16 am

    It was a pleasure hosting, LK and Katie today!

    Thank you all for stopping by.

  13. Dariaon 11 Dec 2011 at 1:02 pm

    All of these books look so good!

  14. LK Gardner-Griffieon 11 Dec 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks, Daria

  15. Ellie M.on 11 Dec 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Peppermint mochas for me! πŸ˜›

    My dog just turned six and is still every bit the spastic mutt as when we first got him at six months! πŸ˜€

  16. LK Gardner-Griffieon 13 Dec 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I’ll have a peppermint mocha with you… and our 3 year old (Elsa) is still just like a puppy.

  17. LK Gardner-Griffieon 14 Dec 2011 at 1:05 pm

    And the winner of Misfit McCabe, Squalor, New Mexico, AND an ARC of Tattered is Racheal McGillivary.

  18. Racheal McGillivaryon 14 Dec 2011 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you sooooo much! I’m so excited! πŸ˜€

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