Hey, everyone! It's that time of year again. Random Acts of Publicity Week! Think Random Acts of Kindness, but with authors. And books. And lots of tweeting.
Darcy Pattison started this a few years ago, and you can read about it here on her blog. One of the things I love about it is that it focuses on debut and mid-list authors. And the other thing I love is that it's random. The person isn't expecting it (may not even know about it), but it might lead one more reader to them. Also. I'm kind of Captain Random, so there you go.
First up, a YA novel that just came out by debut writer Alex Morel, Survive. Honestly, I went into it not knowing anything but what was on the flap copy. Couldn't. Put. It. Down. It was one of those rare books that I read in one day. Very fast pace, and the premise was so simple yet so compelling. The main character, Jane, survives a horrible plane crash in a frozen wilderness. The twist? She survived it because she was in the airplane's bathroom trying to take her own life.
I have to agree with the flap. It really is "a tale of love, courage, and the indomitable power of hope."
But you don't have to take my word for it!
I love getting all Levar Burton.