30 June 2017

Blog Tour: The Bakersville Dozen by Kristina McBride

The Bakersville Dozen

by Kristina McBride
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Release Date: July 4, 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
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You have four days to locate five treasured trophies. Break the rules and you all die. Happy hunting!

Back in September, the town of Bakersville, Ohio made national news when a video went viral featuring thirteen of the high school’s elite in compromising positions. Now it’s May, and every month since the “ Bakersville Dozen” made their infamous appearance on the national stage, one girl has gone missing. Officials are no closer to identifying the criminal.

Bailey “ Like a Virgin” Holzman is getting really fed up with the scrutiny. She just wants to enjoy the rest of her senior year and have an epic summer before heading off to college. So when she discovers a note inher locker on the last dayof school inviting heron a scavenger hunt, she thinks it’s just a sweet surprise from her boyfriend trying to cheer her up.

But following the clue leads her, instead, to the first official casualty. And another sinister envelope. The killer is close, and it could be anyone. Even the people Bailey’s always trusted most—her best friend, her perfect boyfriend, or the boy-next-door she’s always pined for.

With the clock ticking, she faces a terrifying choice: play the game by the killer’s rules—follow the clues, tell no one, and no cops—for a chance to save the rest of the missing girls, or risk becoming the next grisly victim.

1) What made you want to be a writer?
I lived across the street from a library when I was a child. I spent so much time there, surrounded by books, which felt so magical to me. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t dream of seeing my name on the front cover of a novel. 

2)What is your least favorite aspect of being a writer?
The rejection. It’s so hard when you pour your heart and soul into a novel and others (readers, editors, etc.) don’t feel the same love that you feel for your story and characters. But it’s part of the business, and I totally understand that there’s no way to write something for everyone, so I ultimately write for me– the younger version of me–and take the approach that if I’m happy with the final product, that’s what matters most. I feel that the best way to write something that will connect with readers is to write something that I connect with on an emotional level. 

3) What do you do when you get writers block?
I have to write myself through it. It’s the only way to the other side. It can be painful and slow, but it always works. 

4)Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
Read as much as you can, within the genre you aspire to be part of, and without. Study what you like and what you don’t, what works and what doesn’t, and be aware of the trends, but don’t write to them. Write books that make you feel something deeply.

5) Do you have an email newsletter or a facebook page for my followers and I to join to keep up to date on you and your writing?

Readers can learn more on my website at http://kristinamcbride.com where I blog about any recent book news. Readers can also connect with me on Twitter @mcbridekristina.

Kristina McBride has published three novels for young adults - THE TENSION OF OPPOSITES, ONE MOMENT, and A MILLION TIMES GOODNIGHT. Her fourth novel, THE BAKERSVILLE DOZEN, willbe released July 2017.

Kristina is a former high school English teacher and yearbook advisor, aswellasan adjunct professor at Antioch University Midwest and Wright State University. Kristina has a thing for music, trees, purses, and chocolate. You might be surprised to learn that Kristina was almost kidnapped when she was a child. She also bookstalks people on a regular basis. Kristina lives in Ohio with her husband and two young children. You can learn more atwww.kristinamcbride.com.

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