2013 Debut Author Bash: Meet Mindy McGinnis, author of Not a Drop to Drink (GIVEAWAY)
Like many readers, I am obsessed with the apocalypse in any form. I’m pretty sure my obsession began way back when I read The Stand by Stephen King. Earlier this year, I was introduced to Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis, a post-apocalyptic thriller that asks us to imagine a world where water is scarce and people are willing to kill for it. And then one day soon after reading it, they were talking about a nonfiction book entitled Water Wars on NPR. It is possible that one day we may be facing a world not unlike the world that McGinnis imagines in Not a Drop to Drink. So today, as part of the YA Reads 2013 Debut Authors Bash, we are talking with Mindy McGinnis about her debut ya title Not a Drop to Drink. Stay tuned for a giveaway at the end.
Mindy McGinnis is an author by night and works in a school library in Ohio by day. She cans her own food, which should come in handy should the apocalypse ever come. She does have a pond in her backyard. You can read more about her at her blog Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire (where I stole this picture from). Her debut YA novel is Not a Drop to Drink, coming this month from Harper Teen and I totally recommend it, but since my word has less weight than say author Michael Grant, you should know that he also really recommends it: “A brutally beautiful debut, not to be missed.”
In an all too real future, water is scarce and worth dying to protect. A girl sits on her roof, binoculars in hand, with her mother. She can not remember a time from before. All she knows is this: they must be vigilant because there are those who would do anything to steal their water. But what is she willing to do to protect it? Lynn will find out when they start to come. The signs are there, there is smoke on the horizon. Strangers are on their way.
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The question of whether or not I’d survive is basically asking if I’d be willing to kill someone else in order to ensure my own survival. And, I just don’t know. I don’t think that’s something you can know about yourself until you’re in the situation. Tips? Learn self-defense, know how to grow your own food, and learn methods of purifying water with natural energy – (hint, SODIS method).
Mindy McGinnis is generously giving away 5 swag packs to our readers. In order to enter to win, please follow the Rafflecopter prompt below. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada and ends Saturday, October 5th.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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