The Meme Plague by Angie Smibert Blog Tour and Kindle Giveaway

15 Aug, 2013 by in The Meme Plague 1 comment

Fire and Ice is today’s stop on the official blog tour for

The Meme Plague 
by Angie Smibert
Release date: 8/13/2013

Genre: YA science fiction 
ISBN: 978-1477816608

Book Summary: It begins with the  name JONAS W. on the side of a cardboard coffin—right before the funeral procession blows up. Then it’s the whisper in the back of Micah’s head:Your father betrayed his country. You can’t always trust your own brain. Not when you have one of the mayor’s mandatory chips in your skull. Micah knows that the chip developed by TFC (the corporation that runs the Therapeutic Forgetting Clinics) does more than just erase unpleasant memories—it implants new ones. The MemeCast warns citizens to “fight the hack.”

Micah and his friends have each lost something—a parent, a relationship, a home, maybe even their own identities as they remembered them to be. But together, they can make sure some things are never forgotten.

Election Day is coming, and Mayor Mignon is set to be elected to Congress. It’s time to build a new electronic frontier, one that’s not controlled by the mayor and his cronies. It’s time to get out the vote and shake up the system. It’s time to finally say enough.

Fire and Ice is pleased to have the author, Angle Smibert here today to share her post…

“My Top 10 List of Other People’s Writing Advice”
1.      “Don’t be a writer; be writing.”  William Faulkner. Or put more succinctly: “Write.”  Neil Gaiman. (From an article in The Guardian).

2.      “Write what you need to write, not what is currently popular or what you think will sell.” PD James.

3.      “I would advise anyone who aspires to a writing career that before developing his talent he would be wise to develop a thick hide.”  Harper Lee.

4.      “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time—or the tools—to write. Simple as that.” Stephen King.

5.      “The first draft of everything is s#$%.” Ernest Hemingway.

6.      “Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.” Neil Gaiman. (From the same article in The Guardian)

7.      “Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.” Elmore Leonard. (From his 10 rules of writing.)

8.      “Let the audience add up two plus two. They’ll love you forever.” Billy Wilder. (From Conversations with Wilder by Cameron Crowe)

9.      “Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.” Kurt Vonnegut (from the preface to Vonnegut’s short story collection Bagombo Snuff Box ).

10.  “Don’t take anyone’s writing advice too seriously.” Lev Grossman.

About the Author: Angie Smibert was born in Blacksburg, a once sleepy college town in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. She grew up thinking she wanted to be a veterinarian; organic chemistry had other ideas. But she always had stories in her head. Eventually, after a few degrees and a few cool jobs—including a 10-year stint at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center—she wrote some of those stories down.

She’s published many short stories, for both adults and teens. (You can read some of them on her website.) You can also catch her blogging as part of the LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY WRITERS, and check out her Amazon Author Central page.

Find Angie on: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

The Giveaway:  Angie is giving away the following prizes during the blog tour:

  • Grand prize: (1) Kindle (courtesy of Amazon)—the basic 6” display / wifi one.
  • (1)Complete set of the series. (MN, FC, MP). Signed if in US; unsigned and delivered through Book Depository if outside US.
  • (3) Meme Plague (hard copy) plus swag.

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