Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Introducing our Fourth Mystery Author!

Ahem, drumroll please...

We Friday the Thirteeners are very very very excited to introduce our fourth Mystery Author:

Alexandra Duncan



Alexandra is a librarian by day and writer by night. Her debut novel, SALVAGE, is coming in 2013 from Greenwillow/HarperCollins.

SALVAGE is young adult science fiction with a feminist slant. Ava, sixteen, has spent her whole life aboard the ship Parastrata, where polygamy, hard labor, and illiteracy are the norm. When she receives the news that she is to be married, she holds out hope that her childhood friend, Luck, will be her future husband. But what starts as an innocent mistake causes Ava’s people to turn against her, and she must run for her life. She barely escapes to Earth, where she finds refuge in a floating city of trash and debris. India has become the heart of this future world, yet life beyond the country’s borders and on its social fringes is rife with violence and danger. Can Ava find a way to survive outside the insular world of her youth? Will she ever see Luck again? And is what she has been told about her own past the whole truth?

Sounds so cool! We're sure you can't wait to read it, just like us. You can also connect to Alexandra on her blog or Twitter.

Alexandra will be tackling her first Truth or Dare on Tuesday, May 1. We know you are dying to get to know Alexandra, and there's no better way than a little soul-searching public humiliation. So leave Alexandra a special truth or dare on our Truth or Dare page.

18 comments:

  1. Yay! Welcome, Alexandra! Your book sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it.

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  2. So glad you're with us, Alexa!! Like Kasie, I am pumped for SALVAGE :)

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  3. It pleases me greatly to welcome another four eyes to the group. Alexandra, between you, me, and Mindy, I think we can take the other seven. The Four-Eyes vs the Two-Eyes. The Glassed vs the Un-Glassed. The battle will be epic.

    Sparta.

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    1. And...I'm talking about fighting. Again.

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    2. No, because we have Ellen on our team. :)

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    3. Can I play for both?? I had surgery, but inside, I'm the biggest glasses-wearer EVER. Plus, I fight dirty. And a HUGE welcome to you, Alexandra!!!

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  4. It's true. Elsie, you must fight with us Four-Eyes. What counts is that you still wear glasses ON THE INSIDE, as you said.

    4 vs 6. They have Brooklyn Girl but we have Four-Posts.

    Sparta.

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  5. The fact that the next truth or dare = my birthday makes me SUPER excited for your intro Alexandra. I also (once) wrote a feminist slant book. It will never see the light of day lol. Welcome the 13'ers.... I love your guys' blog :)

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  6. I love 300, but Gerard Butler is a total spittle talker.

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  7. IS April talking smack again? ;o)

    She's clearly trying to scare Alexandra off!

    You guys have nothing on me, alls I gotta do is eat some garlic and belch on you and you will all die. Cause I fights real dirty!

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  8. SALVAGE sounds awesome. Can't wait to read it! :)

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  9. Thanks so much, guys! I'm really thrilled to join. Oh, and don't we Glasses-wearers have an advantage? You're not supposed to hit someone who wears glasses, right? Unless our epic battle is really an epic Scrabble battle.

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