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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Meet The Newbies- Featuring Parker Peevyhouse & WHERE FUTURES END & 2 Giveaways!



I am thrilled to be hosting Parker Peevyhouse for the Meet The Newbies Event! WHERE FUTURES END sounds fantastic! I have a Q&A to share with you today! And make sure to enter the awesome giveaway below! 

Haven't heard of WHERE FUTURES END? Check it out!

Title: WHERE FUTURES END
Author: Parker Peevyhouse
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Pages: 304
Publisher: Kathy Dawson Books
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook
Find it: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes& Noble | iBooks
Perfect for fans of innovative storytelling, like Marcus Sedgwick's The Ghosts of Heaven and David Mitchell's The Bone Clocks, Where Futures End is a collection of five time-spanning, interconnected novellas that weave a subtly science-fictional web stretching out from the present into the future, presenting eerily plausible possibilities for social media, corporate sponsorship, and humanity, as our world collides with a mysterious alternate universe.

Five teens, five futures. Dylan develops a sixth sense that allows him to glimpse another world. Brixney must escape a debtor colony by finding a way to increase the number of hits on her social media feed so she’ll attract corporate sponsorship. Epony goes “High Concept” and poses as an otherworldly being to recapture her boyfriend’s attention. Reef struggles to survive in a city turned virtual gameboard. And Quinn uncovers the alarming secret that links them all. 

These are stories about a world that is destroying  itself, and about the alternate world that might be its savior.  Unless it’s just the opposite.
Now on to the interview!

Hi Parker! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books! I am so happy to be hosting you for A Perfection Called Books Meet The Newbies Event! I can’t wait to read WHERE FUTURES END and I can’t wait for my readers to either!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about WHERE FUTURES END and the characters?


Where Futures End is about five teens living at five different points in the future. Dylan doesn’t fit in anywhere and wants to escape to one of the magical lands he read about in fantasy novels as a kid.  Brixney has the worst job ever, waiting tables at a restaurant where she’s always on camera. Epony uses the cameras that blanket LA’s streets to promote her unusual music career. Reef is a bounty hunter searching for viruses in a virtual reality video game. And Quinn is coming of age in a post-apocalyptic world where time is starting to lose all meaning.

Is it a standalone? If not do you have a title for book 2 yet and if so what are you working on now?

It’s a standalone. I’m working on another futuristic YA novel now that’s about three teens who grew up under very unusual circumstances. But that’s all I can say at the moment. ;)

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

No, but I had some pretty odd experiences waiting tables as a teen (like trying to eat all the discontinued ice cream pie before it melted) and I included them in Brixney’s section of Where Futures End.

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

My favorite character to write was Dylan, because he is lost in his dreams of other worlds, which I can relate to. :) He and I both love science fiction and fantasy novels and movies, and it was fun to have him refer to all my favorites. He’s also really impulsive, so I got to do some interesting stuff with him. 

My least favorite characters to write were the adults, because they don’t get to do much in the story. 

What is your favorite passage/scene in WHERE FUTURES END?

I loved writing Brixney’s conversations with one of her customers, Michael. Brix is cynical and smart-mouthed—she’s been living too long in a debtors’ colony with no way out. Michael is sincere and open and a little strange. The first time Michael tries the foam-food at Brix’s restaurant, he gives his honest opinion of it: “So far it’s not burning my mouth at all.” And Brix answers, “I’ll tell my manager to start printing that on the cups.”

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

The section of Where Futures End that I had to do the most research for was the post-apocalyptic section. I researched info on how people might live outside of cities, and I found out interesting stuff like how clothing can be made from softened tree bark. I also watched a lot of “Life After People” videos so I could envision what cities might look like after decades of neglect (=covered in plant-life and teeming with unsavory creatures).

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

I’m reading a lot of other 2016 debut novels. SCARLETT EPSTEIN HATES IT HERE is one of the funniest, realest YA novels I’ve ever read; and THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD is mystical and romantic. I can’t wait to read Stephanie Kuehn’s new novel, THE SMALLER EVIL—her books are always super smart and pleasantly creepy.


What inspired you to write YA?

I’ve always loved writing stories about teens. YA literature can be deep while still remaining accessible. It can play with difficult ideas and terrible questions, and yet people are still excited to read it. YA is like the popular nerd—it’s got all the best qualities together in one package.

Lightening Round Questions

If you were to be sorted by the Sorting Hat, which Hogwarts House would you be sorted into?
Ravenclaw

Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter

Favorite Superhero?
Ninja Turtles

Favorite TV show?
I just discovered The 100 and I’m obsessed!

Sweet or Salty?
Salty

Any Phobias?
Post-apocalyptic cannibalistic zombies (which are not allowed in my books, haha)

Song you can’t get enough of right now?
I Don’t Even Know Your Name by Shawn Mendes

Upcoming Movie you’re most looking forward to?
Kung Fu Panda 3: So Many Baby Pandas!!

Thanks so much Parker for answering my questions! 

It was my pleasure and thank you for asking them!





Credit Crystal Jones
About Parker:


Best Secret Decoder Ring Skills


Nickname: Peeves
First Day of School: February 9, 2016
Homeroom: Penguin/Dawson
Grade: Science fiction
Extracurricular Activities: Wizard’s Chess, Space Camp
Favorite Class: Cryptozoology
Favorite Quote/Motto: “Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” - St. Francis of Assisi.


Author: Parker Peevyhouse
Bio:
Parker Peevyhouse writes fiction about teens in unusual situations. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she has worked as an instructor and tutor and currently volunteers with teens. She can usually be found wandering local trails, playing board games, or watching science fiction movies. Her first novel, WHERE FUTURES END, will be published by Penguin/Dawson in early 2016.

Social Media Links: Website | Goodreads | Twitter


Giveaway Details:

1 Pre-Order or Finished Copy of Any Debut Novel Featured on Meet the Newbies, International (as long as The Book Depository ships to your country)
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book swag giveaway (US/CA)

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Tour Schedule:



April:
  1. Rachel - Scarlett Epstein Hates It Here by Anna Breslaw  - f
  2. Danielle - Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer
  3. Shannon - Crossing The Line by Meghan Rogers
  4. Alyssa - These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker & Kelly Zekas
  5. Rachel - A Study In Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
  6. Nori - Love, Lies & Spies by Cindy Anstey
  7. Sarah - Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton
  8. Jess - The Girl Who Fell by Shannon M Parker - f
  9. Rachel - Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch
  10. Eileen - My Kind of Crazy by Robin Reul
  11. Jessica - Beyond The Red by Ava Jae
  12. Crystal - A Fierce and Subtle Poison by Samantha Mabry
  13. Rachel - The First Time She Drowned by Kerry Kletter  
  14. Jaime - Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs
  15. Nori - Emerge by Tobie Easton - f
  16. Crystal - Stone Field by Christy Lenzi
  17. Shannon - The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie
  18. Alyssa - Sword and Verse by Kathy MacMillan  
  19. Rachel - Symptoms of Being Human by Jeff Garvin
  20. Shannon - After the Woods by Kim Savage
  21. Jaime - Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse
  22. Lisa - Summer of Supernovas by Darcy Woods - f
  23. Rachel - The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi
  24. Alyssa - Arrows by Melissa Gorzelanczyk
  25. Eileen - Dreamology by Lucy Keating
  26. Aentee - Wandering Wild by Jessica Taylor
  27. Nori - Underwater by Marisa Reichardt
  28. Crystal - Into the Dim by Janet B Taylor
  29. Jess - This Is Where It Ends by Marieke Nijkamp - f
  30. Lisa - Summer of Sloane by Erin L Schneider


May:
  1. Jaime - The Crown's Game by Evelyn Skye
  2. Rachel - The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood
  3. Liran - The Love That Split The World by Emily Henry --
  4. Nori - Assassin's Heart by Sarah Ahiers
  5. Shannon - Even If The Sky Falls by Mia Garcia
  6. Rachel - Burning Glass by Kathryn Purdie - f
  7. Jessica - Bookishly Ever After by Isabel Bandeira
  8. Lisa - The Year We Fell Apart by Emily Martin
  9. Shannon - The Art of Not Breathing by Sarah Alexander
  10. Rachel - The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Podos
  11. Kristen - Blackhearts by Nicole Castroman
  12. Danielle - Jerkbait by Mia Siegert
  13. Brittany - Please Don't Tell by Laura Tims - f
  14. Rachel - The Reader by Traci Chee
  15. Lisa - 26 Kisses by Anna Michels
  16. Rachel - Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup
  17. Alise - Enter Title Here by Rahul Kanakia
  18. Rachel - The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  19. Lisa - The Way I Used To Be  by Amber Smith
  20. Rachel - Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake - f
  21. Liran - Firsts by Laurie E. Flynn
  22. Rachel - Kill The Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky
  23. Danielle - Liars and Losers Like Us by Ami Allen-Vath
  24. Jaime - Roses and Rot by Kat Howard
  25. Kristen - The Girl From Everywhere by Heidi Heilig
  26. Rachel - The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele
  27. Eileen - Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace - f
  28. Rachel - Of Blood and Shadow by Kerri Maniscalco
  29. Aentee - Revenge and the Wild  by Michelle Modesto
  30. Rachel - Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh
  31. Liran - All The Feels by Danika Stone


June:
  1. Shannon - How It Ends by Catherine Lo
  2. Andye - Fear My Mortality by Everly Frost send info
  3. Empty f
  4. Alise - The Killer in Me by Margot Harrison
  5. Sarah - Signs of You by Emily France
  6. Brittany - The Way Back To You by Michelle Andreani
  7. Rachel - How To Hang A Witch by Adriana Mather
  8. Sarah - SLIP by Kara Bietz
  9. Danielle - Timekeeper by Tara Sim
  10. Andye - Genesis Girl by Jennifer Bardsley - f
  11. Rachel - Caraval by Stephanie Garber
  12. Alyssa - Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst
  13. Jaime - Fear The Drowning Deep by Sarah Glenn Marsh
  14. Alise - Ripple by Heather Smith Meloche
  15. Rachel - Mirror in the Sky by Aditi Khorana
  16. Nori - Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Penaflor send info
  17. Rachel - Girls in the Moon by Janet McNally - f
  18. Kristen - Wintersong by S. Jae-Jones
  19. Shannon - Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
  20. Danielle - Phantom Limbs by Paula Garner
  21. Rachel - The Cat King of Havana by Tom Crosshill
  22. Andye - Bound By Blood and Sand by Becky Allen
  23. Rachel - Ever The Hunted by Erin Summerill
  24. Shannon - Gemini by Sonya Mukherjee - f
  25. Danielle - Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
  26. Jess - The Weight of Zero by Karen Fortunati
  27. Rachel - Flashfall by Jenny Moyer
  28. Empty
  29. Nori - A Song to Take the World Part by Zan Romanoff
  30. Alise - A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess


10 comments:

  1. I have read this one. I really liked the book. It was similar to a Twilight Zone episode.

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  2. Because it sounds like a good read.

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  3. I've never heard of this book before, but it sounds very interesting. I also loved the interview. It was fun to read :)

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  4. It's always interesting to look forward & wonder.

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  5. this book sounds absolutely mind-blowing! I have to read it, just to see if I can follow along. It sounds really exciting and unique.

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  6. This book sounds so interesting! I;m not sure what the future will holds but it's always good to spark imagination!

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  7. I'm so intrigued about this book! Dylan sounds like a really interesting character. And I loved Brixney’s conversation with Michael xD

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  8. I love the concept of this book. Thanks for the post!

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  9. This sounds like an awesome book!

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  10. Count me in!!!!!! I've just brushed up on the multiverse theory so I'm ready to read this!!!
    Samantha Deen

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