Howdy folks, and Happy Friday! Today we bring you a very special author spotlight on The Book Smugglers – none other than the lovely and incredibly talented Seanan McGuire!
Seanan is the author of the awesome October Daye series (an Urban Fantasy series, so far composed of three books: Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, and An Artificial Night). She also happens to be Mira Grant – author of the truly awesome Feed (book 1 in the Newsflesh trilogy, a post-zombie-apocalypse series). Check out the synopsis for her latest (and strongest!) book in the October Daye series:
October “Toby” Daye is a changeling-half human and half fae-and the only one who has earned knighthood. Now she must take on a nightmarish new challenge. Someone is stealing the children of the fae as well as mortal children, and all signs point to Blind Michael. Toby has no choice but to track the villain down-even when there are only three magical roads by which to reach Blind Michael’s realm, home of the Wild Hunt-and no road may be taken more than once. If Toby cannot escape with the children, she will fall prey to the Wild Hunt and Blind Michael’s inescapable power.
In celebration of the release of An Artificial Night, we have invited Seanan over for an interactive Q&A session! Here’s how it works: Seanan will be popping in all day long to answer YOUR burning questions about her Toby Daye books. But wait, it gets even cooler! We are giving away ONE copy of ONE of Seanan’s books to a lucky winner – it’s winner’s choice (you can select from Rosemary and Rue, A Local Habitation, An Artificial Night, or Feed)!
Entry is easy and simple – just leave a comment here asking Seanan a question (about her current series’, her writing process, her favorite authors, music, movies, fairy tales, whatever). The contest is open to all, and will run until Saturday, September 11th at 11:59PM (PST). Good luck, and let the questions begin!
About the Author:
Seanan McGuire was born in Martinez, California, and raised in a wide variety of locations, most of which boasted some sort of dangerous native wildlife. Despite her almost magnetic attraction to anything venomous, she somehow managed to survive long enough to acquire a typewriter, a reasonable grasp of the English language, and the desire to combine the two. The fact that she wasn’t killed for using her typewriter at three o’clock in the morning is probably more impressive than her lack of death by spider-bite. Her upbringing has left her with a love of rattlesnakes and a deep fear of weather, which really explains a lot.