Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Morris Gleitzman

Yesterday was an amazing day! I got to spend it not only with children in school, but also in Sleaford library. That's good, but when you top it with world reknowned author MORRIS GLEITZMAN - you'd better be ready.


He was funny, charming, intelligent and had a great Australian accent. Kids ask me all the time if I know any famous authors and now I can say yes!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Thirteenth Series Giveaway

I'm getting very excited about the release of Nyteria Rising, so I want to give five readers the chance to catch up on the story so far.



THIS IS A KINDLE & EBOOK ONLY GIVEAWAY!

You have lot's of chances so "Good luck" :)


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Saturday, 18 February 2012

Good morning - on this slightly grey Saturday. If your stopping in for a read then:




The Thirteenth









This is the first book in The Thirteenth Series. Have peek and get hooked!

Georgia X

Friday, 17 February 2012

Can you fall in love with art?

Well i have to say yes! Why because this particular drawing of Zenith has me fixated.


Can't possibly talk about him and *not* doodle him befor... on Twitpic

Credit for this drawing goes to Matt Timson.

Out of all his amazing work, this has to be my favourite by far. I just wanted to share my crush, so that you know there is someone out there just like YOU!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Nyteria Rising Excerpt

It's not often that I get to give you an excerpt from one of my books - about once a year. So as you can imagine, it give me great pleasure to do it.

This chapter contains spoilers if you haven't yet read the first two books.

Nyteria Rising Chapter 1













I hope you enjoy it XXX Georgia


Sunday, 12 February 2012

Waterstones Highcross Signing 11th Feb

I had a wonderful signing yesterday at Waterstones. As always the staff were fun, friendly and book obsessed! Although we had a quiet start due to freezing temperatures the warmth of the Highcross pulled people in, and I finished my day as their top seller.

It always nice to meet your readers and the young lady in the picture has read both books and was looking forward to coming back for Nyteria Rising in a few short weeks.




I also have to say a huge "Thank You" to Steve for giving me a copy of Switched by Amanda Hocking. I will review it as soon as i have finished reading The Omen II.






















 Finally a hello to Jade Clark who joined The Thirteenth facebook page on the spot - I love technology :D

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Nyteria Rising - is book 3 in The Thirteenth Series and I wanted to share  some of my musical influences for this book :)









A mixed bunch that I must have listened to a million times - nothing like great music to inspire creativity XX

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

I felt very inspired watching this little video with highly successful author Amanda Hocking. One thing she said in it I think should stand out for everyone - it's not about sales and number! Is it a good book? She is selling books people want to read and they in turn are telling their friends about them! Hats off to her success X



 


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

To read an excerpt from my first book in The Thirteenth Series please visit:

http://www.thethirteenth.co.uk/the_thirteenth.php

Where to buy the book:

Amazon.co.uk:
The Thirteenth Kindle 0.77p
The Thirteenth Paperback £7.99
Amazon.com:
The Thirteenth Kindle $1.22
Waterstones:
The Thirteenth Paperback £7.99
     
Things I'm getting excited about in 2012!




And!




I seem compelled to shout "Hulk Smash!" at the end of this one :)

Finally...




Looking like a good year to me X

Friday, 3 February 2012

How The Force Can Be Strong Within You


Written by Kate Walker 3rd February 2012

As we officially launch our Star Wars Gold Heart for 2012, Georgia explains how she was taken into the spell cast by the historic sci-fi saga.
"How did I get so Sci-fi? How did I come to want to write books about other galaxies and alien civilisations?

Well, you could take it back to the day my mum took my two stinky brothers and I to watch this film – Star Wars. There was a buzz around it, it was something different, and everyone was talking about it. I sat down as the music began to play and those (now immortal) words rolled up the screen ‘A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…’ Now at age five, in all honesty, I couldn’t read those words, but my mum told me what they said. Then, a small spaceship appeared, and I was transported with it into the night sky. But the best was only a second away. Darth Vader’s enormous ship rumbled onto the screen and just swallowed Princess Leia’s ship right up! At this point I was jumping in my seat, along with every other child and adult alike, but nothing could have prepared us for Darth Vader’s first appearance on-screen. It felt natural to boo him; I was a pantomime girl. The cinema filled with the echoes of cries every time he graced the screen. Had George Lucas intended for us to hate this man with such passion? Who can say? But it worked.
I left that film and it changed my life.


I fell in love with Han Solo. Then Flash Gordon, Spiderman, Batman, Superman, and all of the super heroes I could get to see on TV. Planet of the Apes and the Hulk made up my week. Champion the Wonder Horse and Zorro filled my head. I was unequivocally a geek! So it really is no wonder that I write about a female heroine from another galaxy.

When my daughter was seven, I went out and brought all six Star Wars DVD’s and introduced her to my world. Fingers crossed, she would feel the same way as me, and she did. The next generation of Star Wars love was well underway.

Recently I was at the London Comic-Con and someone told me Anthony Daniels was signing autographs. I asked them, were they sure? Because that was C3PO! Not a comment to be taken lightly. He was indeed standing in the memorabilia section and a queue of fans had gathered. I joined them in a haze of excitement and the surreal feeling of being five all over again stole over me.
As I got closer to this metal god of the silver screen, my eyes kept filling up, and I fought back the tears. Now as a writer, I have talked ‘Star Wars’ to the thousands of children I have met. It connects me with them and their teachers, instantly bonding us and opening the paths of communication. Reaching the man himself, I had a lump in my throat as I passed him a copy of my book and asked him to sign it for the children to see. He smiled and wished me luck and we had our picture taken.
I walked away feeling like I had been with an old friend. Someone whom I hoped knew how much he meant to so many. I sometimes wonder if George Lucas knows how profoundly his story changed my life, or that of millions of others young and old.  What I do know for certain is that “The force will be with me always.” 

Georgia is also swapping her pen for pounding the streets of the capital city, as she is running the London Marathon for Variety, the Children's Charity. To support Georgia and Variety, please visit her fundraising page by clicking here.


The badge will also be available in the U.K at Odeon Cinemas, Cineworld Cinemas,  www.Jedi-Robe.com- The Star Wars Shop (in stores and online), H Samuel, the Leeds Building Society and DeVere Venues. 

The Star Wars Gold Heart is also available online - download and display on your Twitter and Facebook profiles by clicking here.

School Visit

Since I started writing visiting school has been one of my priorities. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a classroom full of children light up when you mention Star Wars. Or gasps from the children when you tell then you didn't do so well in school. That writing is your passion, and something that comes from you imagination. They also look rather disappointed I'm not a millionaire - I would agree with that one!

Here is a class I visited on the 16th of January - Hallaton Primary. My first school of the year. 



Spread Love, Not Hate

Sometimes four words can tell a story! <3

GLT

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Fun at Comic-Con London 2011

Spending three days at the London Comic Con was life changing. Not only did I get to meet Anthony Daniels (C3PO) but I also got far too close for comfort with Darth Vadar, Storm Troopers and Kermit the frog!!!!!!



    
  


   

I will definitely be going back again this year and taking my daughter with me.

Review of The Thirteenth

 This is a video review of The Thirteenth by Priscilla from The Readables 07/05/2012



Review for The Turncoats 01/02/12



If you love reading and appreciate a good review then you need to check out The Readables.

4731097
's review
Feb 01, 12

4 of 5 stars
Read from January 27 to 29, 2012

Great sequel to The Thirteenth! This book is insanely eventful, a combination of sci-fi and the fantastical.

Initial thoughts:
1. Val's adventures doesn't slow down in The Turncoats. From the very beginning, Val is essentially made alien bounty hunter (guard), partnering up with her hunter, Zac. Still very fast-paced, but much better distributed throughout the sequel.
2. Val's backup team is awesome! Usually we read about the all-alone-orphan, keeping secrets of fantastical powers. Val's story is just the opposite. Although the plot is out-of-this-world fantastical, Twynham adds realistic possibility with the relationships that are formed in this story.
3. There are some corny moments, and the romantic elements are a bit mushy for my liking... but I am liking the relationship between Val and Zac.
4. I really like the characters, but the story is very plot driven leaving out opportunities for more in-depth character growth and development.
5. Love the dialogue! The humour in The Turncoats is amazing, I love everyone's sense of humour.

I'm looking forward to the next book, and what's in store with Val and the rest of the world.          

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

The Thirteenth Series


Want to start a real adventure? Like fast-paced fiction? Then check out The Thirteenth Series!

Part 1 The Thirteenth 77pence on Kindle
Imagine starting at the end and finishing back at the beginning. This is the story of a teenage girl called Valerie Saunders who is about to be thrown through time and space. Being bestowed with abilities beyond her wildest nightmares, she discovers that she not only has to deal with turning eighteen, her first job and an un-wanted tattoo, but also magical powers and intense urges to fall in love. She envisaged she would spend her life blending into the scenery, not blowing it up!

Val has a calling, but which side is dialling her number? 

 Part 2 The Turncoats £1.96 pence on Kindle
Take a coven of witches, one tattoo, a first edition bookshop, an evil love crazed psychopath and a prison. Mix that with an alien Father Christmas look-alike, two parents you never knew you had, betrayal, a dash of heartbreak and a Morris Traveller and you have a glimpse of Valerie Saunders' life yesterday, before bed!

Just wait till she wakes up... 

COMING SOON!!!!!!!!

Part 3 Nyteria Rising
Three civilisations are at war – a war that could lead to the end of Earth as we know it. The time has come to take sides.Valerie Saunders has been given a gift, a job and a hunter – now she has to decide what she wants, and who will guide her down the right path.There are the ones who can be trusted, the ones that must be obeyed, and the ones who can’t be seen…

She also has the perilous task of choosing her wedding dress!
Well I think I've cracked it!!!

I promised you a Give Away and here it is :) 



The Bag is 1 of 22 I had made in 2009,
It was mine and I will sign it to the winner.

You just need to take part!

Good Luck 


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A girl, a number, a destiny 2009 


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