Friday, December 28, 2012

GIVEAWAY: CHIME by Franny Billingsley

Summary:Briony has a secret. It is a secret that killed her stepmother, ruined her sister's mind, and will end her life, if anyone were to know. She has powers. Then Eldric comes along with his golden lion eyes and a great mane of tawny hair. He is as natural as the sun, and he treats her as if she is extraordinary. And everything starts to change . . . Chime is a haunting, brilliantly written novel that will stay with you--its magic, its romance, its world like none other.

About the author:
While Billingsley's first novel, Well Wished (1997), was warmly received by critics, a year ago she was a virtual unknown within a publishing climate that regarded fantasy as a specialty genre. Today, her name is on the lips of booksellers and reviewers throughout the country.

Franny Billingsley was not always a writer. She graduated from Boston University law-school in 1979, and worked for 5 years as a lawyer — a profession which she “despised.” In 1983, Billingsley visited her sister in Barcelona, Spain where she was “entranced by a lifestyle in which people did not make a lot of money yet lived richly and artfully.” Realizing that she needed to change her life, Billingsley quit her job and moved to Spain with all of her favorite children's books. “Books like A Wrinkle in Time, Harriet the Spy, and The Narnia Chronicles seemed like the perfect antidote to hideously wearisome legal documents,” remembers Billingsley, who began writing children's books while living in Spain.

When Billingsley returned to the United States, she took a job as the children's book-buyer at 57th Street Books, a major independent bookseller on the South Side of Chicago. “I worked at the bookstore for twelve years and I loved it because it helped me get back to the things that matter to me: people, ideas, and imagination. I wrote throughout this period. My early books were simply awful, but I did not let rejections and criticism stop me from writing. I worked hard at learning how to write and finding my strengths. It was not until I began writing fantasy that I found my voice. I believe that, ultimately, talent is less important to writing a good book than is determination.”

Franny Billingsley lives in Chicago with her family and currently writes children's books full-time.

                            NOW TO THE GIVEAWAY

Winner will have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be chosen.
Must be 13 and older.
I am not responsible for lost packages.

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  1. Hrm...I actually like the original hardback cover better, if that makes sense. By the way, fantastic blog design! Did Lisseth do it? She always makes the prettiest designs! (:

    Megan@The Book Babe

  2. Yeah, she did make my design! And I love it!And i agree, the origianall design is better, but i have the newer version.

  3. I like this cover. I'm not familiar with the older one but I will Google it! I also like the design of your blog. I saw it on Lisseth's STS an had to check it out.

  4. Hmmm...i actually like the new cover. It's more mysterious and GREEN! I love green as much as purple ^_^ And yes I tis made this design for an awesome book lover =D