Books by Lorie Ann Grover

Books by Lorie Ann Grover
Kirkus Starred Review, Firstborn: "A fantasy that reads like a lost history tome and deftly examines issues of gender...An engrossing story with welcome depths."

Friday, January 31, 2014

Poetry Friday: Headlight


Sometimes it is all
a little bit hair-raising.
Blink, breathe; and just be.
Lorie Ann Grover, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

11 Book Giveaway, February 11th, for Firstborn!

In preparation for the release of Firstborn, I'm delighted to list the 11 books I'll be giving away on the 11th! All you need to do to play is:

On February 11th:
1. Share the Firstborn trailer.
2. Stop by my Facebook Author Page and tell me your birth order. I'm a firstborn!
3. Visit a gendercide site such as It's a Girl Movie, All Girls Allowed, or the Global Gendercide Advocacy Alliance Group.

I'll choose a winner at the end of the day. Here's what you could receive:

Amazing, yes? This is going to be a long post...
Of course, Firstborn is in the box as that's what we are celebrating! Blink
Oooo, I reviewed this work at rgz. Here's Donna Jo Napoli's foray into contemporary. Skyscape
I got to hear Lucy Christopher speak at ALA Midwinter. So engaging. Chicken House
All the way from London, Dyan Sheldon talks of love and how that is different for each person. Candlewick Press
L.A. Weatherly's climactic series finale! Candlewick Press
Out of This Place
Yay for a verse novel in three viewpoints from Australian author Emma Cameron! Candlewick
Book II of the Amber House Trilogy by three authors: Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, and Larkin Reed.
Colleen Gleason brings you the sister of Bram and the niece of Sherlock. Prepare for mystery and vampire hunting. Chronicle Books
Inspired by Wuthering Heights, Alison Croggon offers romance, betrayal, and vengeance. Candlewick
Nicky Singer's work of a glass flask of hope, possibly with the power to save her family.
And finally, Susann Cokal's work set in Scandinavia, where a prick of a needle alters history.
That's a wrap! All of these works will go to a winner on February 11th! Best to you!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Signing at ALA Midwinter!

And here are a few photos of my signing at ALA Midwinter. What a blast! The Blink, Zondervan team were rock stars. Seriously. I have no pics of me actually signing because I was too busy signing! Ha! 300 ARCS flew out of the booth. Plus there was an interview with the ALA Videographer and a snapshot taken for Librarian Wardrobe.

It was fabulous seeing all the YALSA Teens, librarians, and bloggers and their enthusiasm for Firstborn. I'm so thankful for the opportunity, and that I was blessed with health!

Chriscynethia Floyd, VP of Marketing, me, and Liane Worthington, Publicist
My beloved first editor and friend, Emma Dryden

New friend, author Joanna Marple

The hopping HarperCollins, Zondervan, Blink Booth!

Gorgeous, yes? Take flight, Firstborn!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Living with Lupus: Traveling to ALA Midwinter!

So I haven't run a lupus update for a bit. After the 8 month flare of 2013, I seem to only be having 3 day experiences now. They still take me by surprise when they hit. When they do, I try to gather words to describe the sensation, but it's hard to convey. Yet, when it's here, there's no doubt. Here goes: it feels like the flu, with a migraine, as if I weigh 500 lbs, and I'm moving through quicksand. The light hurts, and basically I want to get to the dark. Like a bat. Or a mole. Or a naked mole rat. :~)

Those are the facts as I prepare to hit ALA Midwinter tomorrow through Sunday. For non-librarian types, this is the winter gathering of librarians from around the country to network, inspire, and celebrate books. My signing is in the Blink booth, #737, on Saturday morning at 9:30. Please stop in and say hey! There will be ARCs of Firstborn and rgz frippery, while they last. I hope to see you, and that lupus doesn't make an appearance. Look for my hat!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Poetry Friday: Drifting Between Icebergs

Drifting Between Icebergs
Drifting between bergs,
with excitement, humor, and
a warm cup in hand.
Lorie Ann Grover, 2014
Basically, a good approach to life. :~)

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Delight on My Doorstep!

Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I just found this on my doorstep. Shaking my groove all around the kitchen!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Poetry Friday: Royal Grove

Royal Grove

They quiet and stare 
with black eyes as I walk in
their high, royal court.

Lorie Ann Grover, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

Poetry Friday: Iron Fist

Iron Fist
I may not knock now,
but my iron fist is still
clenched against your door.
Lorie Ann Grover, 2014