Welcome to the first day of #14Debuts, all about great 2014 YA debuts and their amazing authors! Today I’m featuring:
Ask Again Later by Liz CzukasPublication Date: March 11, 2014 Publisher: Harper Teen
Despite what her name might suggest, Heart has zero interest in complicated romance. So when her brilliant plan to go to prom with a group of friends is disrupted by two surprise invites, Heart knows there’s only one drama-free solution: flip a coin.
Heads: The jock. He might spend all night staring at his ex or throw up in the limo, but how bad can her brother’s best friend really be?
Tails: The theater geek…with a secret. What could be better than a guy who shares all Heart’s interests–even if he wants to share all his feelings?
Heart’s simple coin flip has somehow given her the chance to live out both dates. But where her prom night ends up might be the most surprising thing of all…
I’ve been in a contemporary kick lately, and with releases like Jenny Han and Liz Czukas coming out, this is turning out to be a great year to polish up on my contemporary! Read below to find out 10 things you probably didn’t know about Liz Czukas.
Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Liz Czukas
1) I get motion sick so easily that I can’t even watch my husband and son play Minecraft.2) I used to be a bit of a perfectionist, so the first time I got a word wrong on my spelling pre-test in second grade, I threw up.3) To celebrate my first book being published, I custom-designed a pair of pink Converse All-Stars with Ask Again Later embroidered on the side.4) I have studied Spanish, French, and Italian, but they’re all similar enough that I get them mixed up in my head and can’t actually speak any of them well enough to communicate.5) Before becoming a full-time writer, I was a labor & delivery nurse.6) Once, I took a flight from Paris to Rome, but flew into a small airport with no customs, so I never got my passport stamped. It was a bit of a problem when I showed up in Amsterdam a few days later.7) Ever since I read The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks, I spend an inappropriate amount of time assessing new surroundings for how I would make them zombie proof, and planning who I would want in my shelter after the zombie apocalypse. Seriously.8) I saw Jurassic Park seven times in the theater. Do me a favor and don’t try to figure out how old I must be from that.9) In college, I thought I might want to be Indiana Jones, so I have dual degrees in anthropology and history with a minor in classics. (Spoiler Alert: I am not, in fact, Indiana Jones.)10) In addition to writing YA, I also write New Adult. My first NA book, PIECES OF ME, is coming out from Ballantine under my pen name Ellie Cahill in 2015.
Enter to win copies of Nil by Lynne Matson and Ask Again Later
here! Both giveaways are US only. Ask Again Later will be sent out at the author’s discretion. Nil will be sent out at my discretion.