Thursday, November 14, 2013

Blog Tour Stop for Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally!

     Today I'm super excited to have author Miranda Kenneally visiting my blog! She's here to do a cool Guest Post for my stop on the Racing Savannah Blog Tour! One thing I love about her books are the strong female characters she always has. I can sometimes see myself in some of the situations they find themselves in. I think the one I can relate to the most is Jordan. She hangs out with just guys and she even plays football, but that doesn't stop her from still being a girl. Today we find out which of her girls Mrs. Kenneally is most like!


"Which of your female heroines are you most like?"

     "Thank you for having me today! This is a really great question. Honestly, I have a bit of all my characters inside me. I have Jordan's voice - I sound like her when I talk. Yes, this means I have a potty mouth from time to time, and I'm super sarcastic. 
     When I was younger, I was like Kate in that I didn't understand that people have different beliefs. I wasn't judgmental to people's faces like her, but I still thought "my way is the right way." I didn't understand that people think differently than me; it was a rude awakening when I found out. 
     Parker and I have a bit in common, in that when I was a teen, I would do things to make other people think a certain way about me. I didn't understand that people could misinterpret my actions and therefore think the opposite of what I wanted them to think in the first place. Now I know just to be myself.  
     But of all the characters I've written, I'm most like Savannah. Not that I'm interested in horses, but that I stand up for myself and go after my dreams. I work really hard to accomplish my goals, and I don't let anyone tell me I can't do something if I want to do it. In Racing Savannah, Savannah learns that even though she's poor and nobody in her family has ever been to college, she has the right and the strength to apply to any school she wants. 
     I hope that in reading Racing Savannah, all girls and women will learn that they have the right to do anything they want and have the power to go after it." 

So, which of her girls do you think YOU are most like?


Miranda Kenneally is the author of CATCHING JORDAN, STEALING PARKER, THINGS I CAN'T FORGET, and RACING SAVANNAH. Her fifth book, most likely to be titled BREATHE, ANNIE, BREATHE, is coming out in July 2014. She enjoys reading and writing young adult literature, and loves Star Trek, music, sports, Mexican food, Twitter, coffee, and her husband.

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Come back and see my review for Racing Savannah closer to the publication date! And just in case you haven't heard...

 
     Sourcebooks Fire is hosting a pre-order campaign for Racing Savannah! If you pre-order it and send proof (like the receipt), you can win an adorable horseshoe key chain!  (This offer is open to U.S. and Canada fans only. It’s only available until December 2nd, or until quantities run out.) Email your proof of purchase (receipt or picture of the receipt) to teenfire@sourcebooks.com . Use the subject“Racing Savannah Pre-Order” for your email. In the email give your home address. This is so they can send the key chain!

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