Hello everyone! This week I'm participating in the Traffick by Ellen Hopkins blog tour! Today I'm hosting a guest post by Ellen! I'll include some information about her book and a giveaway below the guest post! Happy Friday!
Q. PREVIOUS OCCUPATIONS
A. I owned my own business--a video store.
Q. FAVORITE JOB
A. Never really had jobs, but I did teach as an artist in residence. Loved doing that.
Q. HIGH SCHOOL AND/OR COLLEGE
A. Santa Ynez Valley Union High School; UCSB (both in California)
Q. NAME OF YOUR FAVORITE COMPOSER OR MUSIC ARTIST?
A. My favorite composer is Mozart.
Q. FAVORITE MOVIE
A. My favorite current movie is Iron Man. Favorite all-time movie is The Sting.
Q. FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOW
A. Boston Legal
On Books and Writing:
Q. WHAT ARE YOUR 5 FAVORITE BOOKS OF ALL TIME?
A. Of Mice and Men, The Dark Tower, Sometimes a Great Notion, Catcher in the Rye, Lord of the Rings
Q. IS THERE A BOOK YOU LOVE TO REREAD?
A. Traveling Mercies
Q. DO YOU HAVE ONE SENTENCE OF ADVICE FOR NEW WRITERS?
A. Create compelling characters and let plot flow from there.
Q. WHAT COMMENT DO YOU HEAR MOST OFTEN FROM YOUR READERS?
A. That my books don't feel like fiction, and that my characters feel like friends.
About the Book
Five teens victimized by sex trafficking try to find their way to a new life in this riveting companion to the New York Times bestselling Tricks from Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank.
In her bestselling novel, Tricks, Ellen Hopkins introduced us to five memorable characters tackling these enormous questions: Eden, the preacher’s daughter who turns tricks in Vegas and is helped into a child prostitution rescue; Seth, the gay farm boy disowned by his father who finds himself without money or resources other than his own body; Whitney, the privileged kid coaxed into the life by a pimp and whose dreams are ruined in a heroin haze; Ginger, who runs away from home with her girlfriend and is arrested for soliciting an undercover cop; and Cody, whose gambling habit forces him into the life, but who is shot and left for dead.
And now, in Traffick, these five are faced with the toughest question of all: Is there a way out? How these five teenagers face the aftermath of their decisions and experiences is the soul of this story that exposes the dark, ferocious underbelly of the child trafficking trade. Heartwrenching and hopeful, Traffick takes us on five separate but intertwined journeys through the painful challenges of recovery, rehabilitation, and renewal to forgiveness and love. All the way home.
Follow the Tour!
November 2nd – Batty for Books – Review
November 2nd – Acting Up With Books – Review
November 3rd – Reads All The Books – Review
November 3rd – Christine Abee – Review
November 4th– anything but vanilla book blog – Top Ten List
November 4th – Bookish Lifestyle – Guest Post
November 4th– A Diary Of A Book Addict – Review
November 4th– Beauty's Library – Review/Author Interview
November 5th – KDH Reviews – Review
November 5th – Reads and Treats – Review
November 6th – Book Chic – Review
November 6th – The Power of Three Readers – Review
November 9th– Reading Junky's Reading Roost – Review
November 9th – Backseats and Airports – Review
November 10th – Journeys & Life – Review
November 10th – heyheyheyjackie – Review
November 10th – Books and Ladders – Review
November 10th – Bookish Lifestyle – Review
November 11th– Reading Is Better With Cupcakes – Review
November 11th – Heather Ann's Book Reviews – Review
November 11th – She Reads New Adult – Review
November 12th – BookAHolics Anonymous – Review
November 12th – Erin Fanning – Guest Post
November 13th – Heather Harlen – Top 5 or 10 List
November 13th – Alec John Belle – Review
November 13th – Confessions of a Kid-lit Lover – Review
November 13th – Melissa Martin's Reading List – Review / Interview
November 13th – The Phantom Paragrapher – Review
November 13th – Teen Librarian Toolbox – Review / Interview
November 13th – Miranda's Book Blog – Guest Post
Enter the Giveaway!