Saturday, July 13, 2013

Blog Tour, Guest Post, & Giveaway: Anomaly (Krista McGee)

Release Date: 07/09/13
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Thalli has fifteen minutes and twenty-three seconds left to live. The toxic gas that will complete her annihilation is invading her bloodstream. But she is not afraid.Thalli is different than others in The State. She feels things. She asks questions. And in the State, this is not tolerated. The Ten scientists who survived the nuclear war that destroyed the world above believe that emotion was at the core of what went wrong—and they have genetically removed it from the citizens they have since created. Thalli has kept her malformation secret from those who have monitored her for most of her life, but when she receives an ancient piece of music to record as her community’s assigned musician, she can no longer keep her emotions secreted away.Seen as a threat to the harmony of her Pod, Thalli is taken to the Scientists for immediate annihilation. But before that can happen, Berk—her former Pod mate who is being groomed as a Scientist—steps in and persuades the Scientists to keep Thalli alive as a test subject.The more time she spends in the Scientist’s Pod, the clearer it becomes that things are not as simple as she was programmed to believe. She hears stories of a Designer—stories that fill her mind with more questions: Who can she trust? What is this emotion called love? And what if she isn’t just an anomaly, but part of a greater design?

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Krista McGee’s passion to see teens excited about serving God is a driving force behind her novels. Ever since college when she spent a summer working at a youth camp, McGee knew she wanted to invest in teenagers. Since then she’s been involved in a variety of youth ministries and currently teaches at a Christian school in Tampa, FL. McGee broke into the writing world during her time in Spain. A friend encouraged her to submit an article to a Christian girls’ magazine, and it got published. Once her family moved back to Tampa, she got the idea for her first novel, First Date, a modern take of the story of Esther. Her subsequent books, Starring Me and Right Where I Belong, are based on Rebekah and Ruth.When Krista McGee isn’t living in fictional worlds of her own creation, she spends her days as a wife, mom, teacher and coffee snob.

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My Writer’s Routine

Brew a full pot of coffee

Read my Bible

Stay in my pj’s (comfy=creative)

Make cup of coffee #1

Open the blinds so I can see outside

Check my e-mail

Check my Facebook

Make cup of coffee #2

Check e-mail and Facebook again, just in case something came up in the last 10 minutes that I might need to know

Check the library website to see if the books I requested are on hold yet

Open the folder that contains the book I am working on

Make cup of coffee #3

Remind myself that three cups of coffee in one hour makes me sick and I shouldn’t do it again

Pour a big glass of water to dilute all the caffeine in my system

Take a bathroom break

Eat breakfast

One more check of my Facebook and e-mail

A mental flogging that I have now wasted an hour and half of precious writing time drinking coffee and checking Facebook

Maximize my Word document and begin where I left off

(Unless it’s been a while, then I need to read the whole thing again to remind myself where I was)

Write nonstop for about three hours – not speaking to anybody, but occasionally checking Facebook

Stand up and stretch, grab a Coke Zero and a snack

Write nonstop for another three hours

Decide that, since it is now after 3pm, I should get out of my pj’s

Change into real clothes and thus lose all creative power

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