Today, we are delighted to share an exclusive guest post from Gary Ghislain, the author of How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend — an outrageous and charming YA novel that’s now available in stores everywhere. After you read Gary’s guest post, scroll down for your chance to win his hilarious book!
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“The book that did it for me”
Many moons ago, I was addicted to comic books. In other words, I was a Marvel fiend. Wolverine was my man. I had a fascination for the Silver Surfer too. I didn’t fully understand his tortured personality, but I felt the guy had some deep and fascinating philosophical issues while catching the cosmic wave and zooming in the void of space. Ruben, my older brother, was the one building a gigantic collection of Marvel comics. If it came out, he had to have it and I got to read it.
One day, I was setting myself in my parents library with a serious pile of X-men albums and a good supply of ginger beer, ready to get down to business. But then, a book in my parent’s eclectic collection caught my eyes. The cover was really intriguing. It looked like a comic book, but it was definitely a thick novel. I picked it up. It was The Ice People by Sci-fi French writer Barjavel. For some unknown reason, I dropped the X-men comic I was about to read and started the novel instead.
The story grabbed me from page one. A group of archeologists and scientists discover an ancient civilization in Antarctica. They dig through 900 000 years worth of ice, guided by the sound of a faint heart beat. The explorers uncover a chamber in which a man and a woman have been in suspended animation since ‘the night of time’. The woman is awaken and… well, you’ll have to get a copy and figure it out.
The point here, is that The Ice People was the book that did it for me. I’m sure we all have a book like that. A book that changed everything. My heart was racing while reading. I was addicted to it. School. Parents. My infatuation for lovely girl called Rosemarie. For a few days, nothing else mattered than this novel and the people in it.
Once I finished it, I was hooked to that feeling and I definitely knew that something important had happened in that sofa in my parent’s library: I had become a bookworm. And I never looked back.
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So you want to win a copy of Gary’s book? Here’s how:
Just fill out the contest entry form, and tell us which celebrity is your fantasy boyfriend/girlfriend.
One (1) winner will receive a copy of How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend by Gary Ghislain, courtesy of Chronicle Books.
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More about How I Stole Johnny Depp’s Alien Girlfriend:
David Gershwin’s summer is about to take a turn for the weird. When his dad’s new patient Zelda tells him she s from outer space and on a quest to take Johnny Depp back to her planet, he knows he should run away screaming. But with one look from her mean, green eyes, David’s hooked, and soon he’s leaping across rooftops, running from police, and stealing cars just to stay by her side. He might not be a typical hero, but David’s going to get the girl even if it takes him to the ends of the earth or beyond.