The Here. The Now. And the Books!: Crossroads Tour: Amanda Ashby! (Swag Contest 1!)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Crossroads Tour: Amanda Ashby! (Swag Contest 1!)

Perhaps some debate with the whole Team Zombie vs. Team Unicorn will arise with today’s Lovely Lady, Amanda Ashby!
Ms. Ashby has this awesome book called…ZOMBIE QUEEN OF NEWBURY HIGH. The name right there should just tell you how good it is…ok, I’m a little biased, I’m Team Zombie. But after reading an excerpt, admiring the cover, and smirking at the title, I’m going to check this book out!

A prom night Mia will never forget…

Quiet, unpopular, non-cheerleading Mia is blissfully happy. Rob-super hot football god-has asked her to prom! Life couldn’t get any better. Enter Samantha -cheerleader queen and Miss Popularity-who has made it quite clear that Rob should be her prom date. Mia is desperate to make sure she doesn’t end up dumped in front of the whole school. So with prom in just a few days, she turns to Candice-her holistic, hypochondriac best friend-and decides to try a love spell to make Rob stay with her. Unfortunately, she ends up inflicting a zombie virus on her whole class instead, and she is their zombie leader! At first she loves all the attention. But when she learns from zombie hunter hottie Chase that her classmates will actually try to eat her in a few days, she’s not too thrilled. She’s sure she and Chase can figure something out, but in the meantime, she’s suggesting that no one wear white to prom, because things could get very messy.

-Taken from Amanda’s website, here.

(Btw, I love that dress that girl has on the cover!)

(Swag Contest After Interview)


1.- Do I need to ask? Team Zombie or Unicorn?

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Please don’t tell anyone but one of my favorite books in the whole entire world is The Last Unicorn by Peter Beagle, so while I’m not saying I love the mythical, pointy horse things, I don’t exactly hate them either!!!

2.- I am a big zombie freak, and I sometimes get the idea that maybe there will be a total zombie apocalypse. Do you think we should start preparing our zombie survival kits?

If by kits you mean large compounds with zombie-proof fences, lots of food and weapons, then yup, I’m totally up for having a zombie survival kit. On the other hand if you’re thinking of stock piling a couple bottles of water and some batteries for the radio then, I hate to tell you Lauren, but we are all doomed…..

3.- If you could dress up as anything you wanted for Halloween, what would it be?

Like everyone, I love and adore Audrey Hepburn, especially when she wore black dresses and tiaras so I’m think that an Audrey Hepburn zombie would be full of awesome goodness!!

4.- Oh no! Youre at a Hallows Eve Party and at 12am you actually become what you were dressed up as! Who/what would you be dressed up as?

Well, being a big Buffy fan I am of course always prepared for what would happen if your Halloween costume came to life so obviously I would dress up as Princess of the Whole Entire Universe (or most commonly known as She Who Must Be Obeyed)

5.- Whats next in your writing career?

I’ve just finished the copy edits of my next YA book, called Fairy Bad Day, which is the story of a girl who goes to an elite slaying school and wants to follow in her mom’s footsteps and become a dragon slayer. Instead she gets stuck with fairies. Then, if things can’t get worse she is attacked by an invisible killer fairy that no one else can see. And, thanks to a bad case of the girl who cried wolf, no one believes her and she is forced to ask the guy who took her dragon slaying spot for help.

It’s not out until next June, but I’ve just seen a sneak peak of the cover and it is completely awesome!

eeek! A faerie book to come?! Yay!

Thanks so much, Amanda!

So, are you Team Zombie or Team Unicorn? Answer in the comments (Yes, I want some debating, but nothing offensive to others, of course. :)) and you’ll be entered to win a SWAG PACK.

Now, here’s a picture of the swag, but you’re not getting all of it…now. It will be a portion of that. And next time, another portion (I’ll probably half it…), and the next Ghostgirl Swag Pack. (I haven’t received the swag, it’s in the mail. That’s why I don’t know as of now specifically what will be given out. But it’s all awesome, no?)

So, leave a comment with what side you’re on and your email, and you’ll be entered! Winner will be announced SUNDAY. 🙂


Kristen said…

Ok I totally have to say that I am team Zombie!! I have never been a frilly girl lol so Unicorns are totally out for me!!

I loved the interview!! and I cannot wait to get my hands on Amandas book!!

Good job guys!!

My Bloody Fairy Tale

Kelsey said…

Team Unicorn!! Great interview!

Kelsey O.

M.A.D. said…

Mary D
zenrei57 (at) hotmail (dot) com

TEAM ZOMBIE all the way!!!
'Cos we've got braaaaaiiiiinnnnzzzzz

Wonderful interview and I'm drooling to win this lol

throuthehaze said…

Team Unicorn!!!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Emily a.k.a WilowRaven : ) said…

Team Unicorn! Both the cute kind and the killer kind 🙂



danya said…

Team Unicorn! Because I never got the appeal of zombies…way too creepy.

Does the contest extend to Canada? If so then please enter me!


I have never read a book with a unicorn in it. Maybe when I was little and maybe there was one in one of the HP books but I'll have to go with Team Zombie on this one.

Great interview. I can't wait for Fairy Bad Day. I've got to get a job to feed my book habit. Maybe in a book store.

Natasha said…

What an awesome giveaway! Count me in please:)



OOps! Forgot my email.


Alicia said…

Team Zombie!

Jozny Wolf said…

TEAM ZOMBIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PinkStuff28 said…

Team zombie

raluk.93 at gmail (dot) com

Sharli said…

Team Zombie!! That pointy horn makes me nervous 😛
Great interview!
Count me in for the contest if it's interational please 🙂
entrelibros_blog at

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