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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Story Secrets: HOLD ME TIGHT by rgz co-founder Lorie Ann Grover

What a great pleasure it is to chat with rgz co-founder Lorie Ann Grover today about her verse novel, HOLD ME TIGHT.

Readers, this is a *wonderful* book, and an excellent compliment to this week's spotlighted title over at readergirlz, Lauren Oliver's BEFORE I FALL. It's thematically very different, but if you love intense stories with well drawn characters and true emotions, then you will absolutely adore HOLD ME TIGHT.

Welcome, Lorie Ann!

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Psst. Holly, here are few secrets from HOLD ME TIGHT.

HOLD ME TIGHT is based on my own life experiences. When I was ten, my father left our family, and the boy who sat in front of me was kidnapped. Thirty years later, I decided to incorporate both events into a novel. Here's my trailer:


And now a few facts not found in the work... (spoiler alert)

Find out Lorie Ann's secrets and more about HOLD ME TIGHT here...

~Holly Cupala

2 comments:

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Ahhh. Thanks, Holly!

holly cupala said...

I hope everyone takes time to read this book - it is so good!