YALITCHAT's Made From Awesome Event: Author Spotlight – Karen Healey

Posted April 12, 2011 by 0 Comments

Today, we continue our preparations for YALITCHAT’s Made From Awesome Event by featuring author Karen Healey. Make sure you check back later today to find out how YOU can win some pretty awesome prizes for taking part in this awesome chat.

Bio: Short version:

I was born in 1981. I am not dead yet.

Long version:

I was born in Whangarei, New Zealand, the oldest of four siblings. Even though I am shorter and less fit than the others (two brothers, one sister) I can forever lord over them the indisputable fact that I got here first. I did the usual childhood things of climbing trees, falling out of trees, reading about how babies were made in the middle of the bookshop and asking my mother for clarification, and stamping my name all over everything with the little pink stamp my parents gave me for my sixth birthday and doubtless regretted immediately after. I miss that stamp. It read “KAREN”, with little hearts above and below.

Click here to read more about this talented writer!


Guardian of the Dead (Currently in bookstores): In less than a day I had been harassed, enchanted, shouted at, cried on, and clawed. I’d been cold, scared, dirty, exhausted, hungry, and miserable. And up until now, I’d been mildly impressed with my ability to cope.

At her boarding school in New Zealand, Ellie Spencer is like any ordinary teen: she hangs out with her best friend, Kevin; obsesses over her crush on a mysterious boy; and her biggest worry is her paper deadline. Then everything changes: In the foggy woods near the school, something ancient and deadly is waiting.

The Shattering (September 2011):

Summerton is perfect. A town in the isolated and stunning West Coast region of New Zealand, it is blessed with gorgeous weather and hordes of tourists.

But Keri is immune to her hometown’s charms. Her older brother has just killed himself, without warning or explanation, and left Keri shattered with grief and too many unanswered questions. So when her childhood friend Janna and tourist Sione offer answers, Keri is keen to listen.

Janna and Sione’s own older brothers died in suspicious circumstances. Sunny Summerton has dark secrets. And as they investigate, the answers to their questions become more bizarre. Shattering the secrecy of Summerton may open the trio to dangers they never knew were possible.

Can they save Summerton’s next victim? Or will they become victims themselves?

Karen Healey will be joining the chat on April 13th from 9-11pm. This two night epic event will take place on twitter using the hashtag #yalitchat or can be reached by following @Georgia_McBride. Besides getting the chance to talk to many of your favorite authors, you will have the opportunity to win tons of cool prizes.

In case you missed it: Below you will find links to Monday’s featured authors:

Julia Devillers – Bookalicio.us

Mitali Perkins – Novel Novice


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