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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Heather McCorkle: Debut Author

Soaring to New Heights!

It’s hard enough being a teenager under normal circumstances; imagine being orphaned and sent to live with an aunt that you'd never met, in a little town of Colorado that you'd never heard of, only to discover that you're not who or what you thought you were...

Spruce Knoll a place where Channelers hide.

Heather McCorkle's debut novel, The Secret Of Spruce Knoll, has come to life. To celebrate its birthday she's doing a blog tour, and contest, followed by a live chat on YA Bound... August 30th with a separate giveaway.

What is a blog tour?

Well, for the next 22 days, join me on a journey flying between blogs in a virtual scavenger hunt. 23 secrets about Heather will be revealed one by one. Click HERE for the schedule of blogs on the tour.

The journey has just begun.

The blog tour started yesterday and ends August 31st. And here's what you can win:

1st place:

*$50 gift certificate to B&N (or the Book Depository if you're over seas).

*Autographed copy of The Secret Of Spruce Knoll

*Special swag bag

2nd place:

*Swag bag filled with:

*Autographed copy of The Secret Of Spruce Knoll

* Spoiled by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

*Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

*Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

* A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young

3rd place:

*Autographed copy of The Secret Of Spruce Knoll

*Swag bag

The Rules: You can just be a follower of Heather's Odyssey and leave a comment on her post saying you'd like to enter to win. But if you want extra points/entries here's how you can get them:

+1 for being a follower of Heather's Odyssey and commenting. (Must follow for the contest.)

+1 for each blog participating in the giveaway that you follow and comment on.

+2 for adding The Secret Of Spruce Knoll to your To-Read shelf on Goodreads or Shelfari.
+3 for tweeting or posting on Facebook about the giveway.
+4 for Blogging about The Secret Of Spruce Knoll giveaway.
+5 for placing a link on the sidebar of your blog about the giveaway.

Secret Time!

Heather, I know you do a lot of reading...

Please tell us, "where is your favorite secret place to read?"

"That's a good one Karlene, and a secret no one has thought to ask yet, and no one would guess! My secret reading place is on airplanes, seriously! I love it. I put my ear buds to my MP3 player in and I get to read for hours at a time with no one bugging me. Normally because of my busy schedule it takes me weeks, or even a whole month, to read a book. On an airplane though I can read almost straight through if it's a long flight. Since I fly so much because of author and writing-related events, it's how I get a lot of my reading done!"

Heather, we're all looking forward to reading the Secret of Spruce Knoll on our next flight. I know your novel be an incredible success, and you deserve it. I'm also looking forward to you joining us at our Women of Aviation Flying event to autograph copies!

Happy Flying! Keep reading! Keep writing!

Click HERE to order your copy of the Secret of Spruce Knoll.

Note: Today is day two, but I'll give you a free pass back to day one by clicking HERE for the beginning of this journey...




  1. We all trust that Karlene does not get much reading done in the air, unless she is sitting in the back, deadheading. Other than approach plates, checklists and the like!

  2. HI, Karlene, Hi, Heather,

    I am so envious, Heather, I wish I could read on planes. I have this weird kind of motion sickness so i can't read on buses, trains, or airplanes. But thankfully for kindle, you can switch it to read to you, so now I can relax and listen to books ...YAY!

    Heather, congratulations again on your amazing new book. Let me know if you're ever appearing in Chicago for a signing... I am SO there!

  3. Me, too, Heather. I love to read on planes. And to imagine. And I'm imagining right now that the sky is the limit for Spruce Knoll! Great post, Karlene. Thank you.

  4. I love to read in planes, too! All that uninterrupted time, usually with no kids! Woot!

  5. Heather, congrats again! I'm looking forward to reading TSoSK. :)

    Finding a spot to read without interruption is extremely hard, so I wait until everyone is sleeping. I used to have the same motion sickness Michael mentioned, but I find reading my Kobo is not as bad as a paper book.

    All the best with the tour!

  6. Michael, oh no, that would be terrible! I'm lucky, I can read pretty much anywhere. Thank you for your congrats, I'll have to put Chicago on my list of places to go. :)

    Linda, that's so sweet, thank you!

    Denise, yay another one! That's what I love about it too, no interruptions!

    Jessica, thank you! That's interesting that reading the Kobo doesn't give you motion sickness. Thanks for the good luck!

    Karlene, thank you for having me!

  7. That's awesome! And I agree I get lots done when I'm alone and no one/nothing can stop me.

    Keep enjoying those moments!
    Fida (:

  8. Congratulations, Heather! So excited for you! Can't wait to read your new book! :) I don't like to fly, so reading on an airplane doesn't happen very often. LOL But it sure sounds like the perfect place!

  9. D.B.... So true! Only while in the back of the plane. Thanks for the comment. And... do you know where my favorite place to read is?

  10. Michael, I am so sorry for that crazy motion thing. I think that is something that I take for granted. Thank you so much for your support!

  11. Thanks Linda! But... the sky now is not the limit. lol. Just ask Jessica... it's outer space!

  12. Denise, yes... plane reading is grownup time for sure. Thank you for your comment and support for Heather!

  13. Thank you Jessica! And... so glad on the "use to." Keep writing... I need more excitement in my life. :)

  14. Fida, Thank you for your comment and support for Heather! Quiet is good. Yes!

  15. Oh Melissa, we need to help you over the don't like to fly. We'll put you in control and you'll find how much fun. Thank you for your comment!

  16. I tend to get a lot of reading done too when I don't have someone interrupting me! Planes are a great way to get some reading done for sure!

  17. Thanks for the comment Saba! Yes... ear plugs = reading on a plane!

  18. Happy Flying & reading!!

    Added The Secret Of Spruce Knoll to my To-Read shelf on Goodreads +2
    follow Heather's Odyssey +1
    Comment +1
    Follower +1


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