Guest Post from Kendare Blake
What do you do when you’re not writing? Can you give us a typical day?
A typical day? How boring do you want this? Because I can doboring, on a typical day. Here goes. I wake up, eat something, usually notcereal because sweet doesn’t do it for me early on. Cereal is more like a snackfood to me. Sometimes you get on that cereal kick, too, where you eat like fourbowls in a day.
Anyway, after that I get myself together, maybe do a littleworking out first, keep the writing-desk butt at bay, do any cleaning aroundthe place that needs cleaning, subject myself to a couple of minutes oflap-cat, because he hasn’t had enough time with me after sleeping on me allnight long and slowly driving me into a pretzel ball in the corner of the bed.
The husband is usually up by this point and we may go dosomething arty, or wildlife-y, like the zoo, or a hike, or the aquarium. Maybehit an outdoor market. If it’s Tuesday, there are cheap movie tickets at atheater that serves bitchin’ potato skins and beer. But if we don’t do any ofthat stuff, we may video game our lives away. Right now we’re mindlesslyhacking our way through Devil May Cry 4. It was only seven bucks at GameStop.
Somewhere in there is food, anything fried or cheesy isgood. Nitrates are good. When we want to go healthy, we’ll eat Pho. In theevenings if we’re home we’ll usually barrel our way through whatever we’ve goton the DVR. Fringe. Boxing. Wilfred. Chopped. Midnight or so, the day is over.
And that’s a somewhat typical day off. Sex and the City it’snot, but I like it.
Who is about to take on Anna next? In the first week, we met the ghost hunters. In the second week, we saw their replies. This week, we find out who actually makes it to Anna’s door!
Each day this week, a final clue will be given for each of the three ghost hunters who accepted Anna’s challenge to come to Thunder Bay. Follow the tour for the rest of this week to find out who among the five is the one who will enter Anna’s house on the last day of the tour! A list of all the tour dates, including the first week’s dates where the ghost hunters were introduced, click here.
On the last day of the tour, a link will be provided where you can enter the ghost hunter’s name for 15 entries into the contest to win a Anna Dressed In Blood skinned and loaded Kindle 3! Open US/Canada.
For an extra points in the meantime, you can gain +1 point a day by tweeting the following:Who will make it to Thunder Bay? Join the contest to best Anna and win an Anna Dressed In Blood Kindle! Follow #ADIBtour @KendareBlake
Just your average boy-meets-girl, girl-kills-people story…
Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead.So did his father before him, until his gruesome murder by a ghost he sought tokill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels thecountry with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. Together theyfollow legends and local lore, trying to keep up with the murderous dead—keeping
pesky things like the future and friends at bay.When they arrive in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressedin Blood, Cas doesn’t expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill.What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he’snever faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutalmurder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since herdeath, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the
deserted Victorian she used to call home.
And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.
About Kendare Blake – Website, Facebook, Twitter
Kendare Blake lives and writes in Washington state, with cats and a husband who critique the work. Her first literary novel, Sleepwalk Society, recently won a 2011 Indie Excellence Award for crossover fiction. Her second novel, Anna Dressed in Blood, is YA horror, and will be released August 30, 2011, with a sequel to follow in 2012.
Tuesday, September 13th – Stacey, A Reader’s Record Wednesday, September 14th – Alyssa, Teens Read and Write Thursday, September 15th – Heather, Buried In Books Friday, September 16th – Jenny, Supernatural Snark Monday, September 19th – Melissa, I Swim For Oceans Tuesday, September 20th – Tawni, The Book Worms Wednesday, September 21st – Alice, Alice Marvels Thursday, September 22nd – Julie, That’s Swell Friday, September 23rd – Angela, The Reading Angel Monday, September 26th – Julia, Rex Robot Reviews Tuesday, September 27th – Ashley, Smash Attack Reads! Wednesday, September 28th – Britta, I Like These Books Thursday, September 29th – We Fancy Books Friday, September 30th (Anna’s 1 month birthday!) – Kristi, The Story Siren Tuesday, October 4th: Announcement of the big prize winner on Kendare’s Site!