Hello, Blink readers! I’m so happy to join you with the upcoming launch of my fantasy, Firstborn. I thought I’d lead off with a few facts, tucking myself into a nutshell. Here goes:
- I’m firstborn;
- stand five feet, eleven and three-fourths inches tall;
- am a former member of the Miami Ballet Company;
- previously wrote three novels in verse;
- live with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and Sjogren’s;
- co-founded readergirlz where we read, reflect, and reach out;
- and I love to practice weapons tai chi.
And then a few Firstborn facts:
- The work was inspired by an article on gendercide.
- Tiadone is a female who is declared male to avoid being killed. Everyone knows she was born a female; her visible amulet marks her as a former female and supposedly suppresses those traits. It’s not a secret.
- The work on Perimeter was inspired by Spartan military training of young boys.
- I live at the base of Mt. Rainier where there are many red-tailed hawks, Mirko’s inspiration. Along with my wicked Siamese, Yzma. And my new son-in-law, George.
- The whole novel was originally written in verse. That was a huge change, getting it into prose.
Now that I’ve introduced myself and my book, I can invite you to my par-taaaay.
- For the launch on February 11, 2014, if you share the awesome Firstborn trailer on Facebook or Twitter, or your blog,
- like my Facebook Author Page or Twitter and leave a comment sharing your own birth order (feeling free to defend it as best or worst in the world),
- and finally, just because you, too, like to read, reflect, and reach out, check out a gendercide site: It’s a Girl, Movie, Global Gendercide Advocacy and Alliance Project, All Girls Allowed,
I will celebrate with you throughout the day and randomly choose a winning entry. That person will receive a signed copy of Firstborn in a box of brand new books. Seriously. A box. 11 books, for the 11th of February.
I’ll post a full list of the authors and titles at my blog. This could rock your own library or a school collection and engender much happiness. J
So what do you think? Can you join me for the launch of Firstborn? After you read it, we can really get into it. For now, go pick out a party hat!
xox Lorie Ann