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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Welcome, Holly Cupala!


We are overjoyed to welcome our own readergirlz Diva Holly Cupala to the featured author slot this month. Her stirring debut novel, Tell Me a Secret, is our August pick! Check out our interview with Holly, book party ideas themed around her book, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack Holly has chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.

Here's a little about Tell Me a Secret:

Tell me a secret, and I'll tell you one...

In the five years since her bad-girl sister Xanda's death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and what really happened the night she died. Now, just as Miranda is on the cusp of her dreams - a best friend to unlock her sister's world, a ticket to art school, and a boyfriend to fly her away from it all - Miranda has a secret all her own.

In this powerful debut novel, stunning new talent Holly Cupala illuminates the dark struggle of a girl who must let go of her past to find a way into her future.

And the buzz...

"Will be immensely popular among teens ...[readers] will be captivated by the theme of owning your own path, the persistence of life and closure." - VOYA

"Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous and full of suspense!" - Hunger Mountain, the VCFA Journal of the Arts

"Be prepared for an excellent, emotional read." - RT Book Reviews

"Authors like Sarah Dessen, Ellen Hopkins, Laurie Halse Anderson, and Deb Caletti all have captured the teenage experience in their novels and accurately portrayed the turbulence that many teens deal with. Seattle author Holly Cupala can now add her name to that list." - Seattle Book Examiner

"Five purrs - I cannot remember the last time I was so emotionally invested in a novel." - Sharon at Sharon Loves Books and Cats

"Heartwrenchingly good ...Cupala proves herself to be a powerful writing force with this one." - Steph at Steph Su Reads

We are beyond thrilled to have the amazing Holly Cupala with us this month! Join us all month right here on the blog for discussions and mark your calendars a LIVE #rgz twitter chat on Wednesday, July 18th at 6pm PST/9pm EST.

Happy August, readergirlz!

11 comments:

Melissa Walker said...

Yay, Holly!

holly cupala said...

Thank you, readergirlz, for choosing TMAS for August - I am so excited to be here and can't wait to share all of the secrets with you! Starting tomorrow...

Shelf Elf said...

Holly is here! Happy August! Here come the secrets...

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Welcome, Holly, as the guest! So fun!

Dia Calhoun said...

Holly--I am so excited that August is here at last!

rbooth43 said...

Holly, congrads on Tell Me A Secret. Happy August! August 8 is my birthday. PSSSST-Tell Me A Secret.

Cari said...

The book is amazing and the trailer is beautiful. Yay for Holly!

holly cupala said...

Thank you, ladies! Oooh, and I love to see the books the Postergirlz picked. My TBR pile just got bigger...

Little Willow said...

Go Holly!

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