Monday, October 10, 2011

Kick Butt Debut Author Spotlight

Welcome to a Kick Butt Debut Author Spotlight! Go to Christina Lee's blog to find links to other blogs who are celebrating favorite authors.

Today I am spotlighting one of my favorite middle grade authors, Anita Laydon Miller!
Not only can she dance and make me laugh, but she writes awesome middle grade e-books.
Just this year she has debuted her first middle grade novel in March and her second great kids' ebook in August.

EARTHLING HERO
11-year-old Mikey Murphy wakes to find a stranger in his room—a kid who looks exactly like him. Meeting his alien clone and his clone’s sister is just the start of Mikey’s adventures. Can he befriend the siblings, bust into a military installation, fight expert assassins, discover an evil alien’s lair and save the world?

A SCARY GOOD BOOK
Two words change 12-year-old Hannah Stone’s life forever: Help me. With her best friend Ollie at her side, she’ll do anything to save a life. But will she lose her own?

Both books are selling well, and it's no surprise. Earthling Hero is an exciting sci-fi adventure book, and A Scary Good Book is very suspenseful, and even a bit creepy. I highly recommend both! And best of all, both books sell for only 99 cents!

Check out the brand spanking new trailer of this mg mystery!

You can visit Anita at her two blogs, Anita Laydon Miller and Anita Laydon Miller's Middle Grade Blog.

Also, please visit my other blog, Book Recs of the Rock and Famous! Today an eccentric, alternative rocker shares what he is currently reading.

29 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great choice of a book to spotlight. I really enjoyed EARTHLING HERO and Anita is so awesome.

Kristine Asselin said...

Anita rocks! Great spotlight, Kelly!

Creepy Query Girl said...

What a great spotlighting choice! Congrats Anita!

storyqueen said...

Yay for Anita!

Great trailer, too!

Shelley

Anita said...

Thanks for spotlighting me, Kelly! Blog friends are so much fun and I'm having a great time sharing this experience with you all!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

WTG, Anita! Two mg books under your belt. :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

Since I've started to write MG, I've been trying to find some great MG books to read. Have two more to read now. :)

Anne N Kenny said...

This is a new one for me! Thanks for the links.

Elana Johnson said...

Oh, I have one of her books on my Kindle! I need to get reading.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Great choice to spotlight, Kelly!! I have Earthling Hero. :-)

Christina Lee said...

Very COOL!!! THX for spotlighting both of these (and for participating)!

MG Higgins said...

I'd seen Anita's Twitter about her trailer but hadn't watched it yet. It's great! Short but intriguing. Go, Anita, go!

Anita said...

NICOLE: If you do read the books, please let me know what you think. I heart reviews!

ANNE: Kelly has great links (and I'm not even talking about mine).

ELANA: Thanks for buying my book!

SHANNON: Yay! Thanks for buying EH!

CHRISTINA: Kelly is such a great blog friend!

MG: My family had watched some really cheesey trailers, so we wanted to keep this one short and simple. I had a lot of voice over in the first version, but it was blaaah. Anyway, it was fun to make. Thanks for watching!

Cynthia Lee said...

I really liked that trailer! Yay Anita!!

Theresa Milstein said...

How nice to see Anita Laydon Miller get so much blog love. It's a big year for her!

LTM said...

oh, yeah! I've got Scary Good Book on my Kindle, and i can't wait to start it! Hooray for Anita--best of luck~ :o) <3

Anita said...

CYNTHIA: Thank you so much--your comments lift me!

THERESA: Hey, we could all use more love, right? Blog or otherwise. I wish I could meet Kelly in person. I wish she lived next door.

LTM: THANK YOU for buying SCARY. When you read it, pleeeeassse review it. :)

Bish Denham said...

I'll have to look into these! Thanks for sharing Kelly.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I remember Matt McNish showcasing Anita on his blog. Glad to hear her books are doing so well.

Jemi Fraser said...

Great choice! I've loved both of these books. I read Earthling Hero to my class last year and they really liked it! :)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

I have both her books! But I don't have space to do a proper review on my blog this week - which is MG SF week! But I would like to link to her...so maybe I'll send people to this post! Thanks!!

Kiki Hamilton said...

Looks great! Thanks for sharing!

Sherrie Petersen said...

I just downloaded A Scary Good Book a few days ago. Can't wait to read it :)

Kelly Polark said...

Thanks for all of the wonderful comments, everyone! I hope you buy Anita's books! And Anita, I wish you lived next door, too! :)

Nisa said...

I've heard great things about A Scary Good Book, but nothing of the first one. I'm definitely adding them to my list. Thanks for writing about them!

Kim Kasch said...

Sounds like a fun story :)

Jonathon Arntson said...

!!! AWESOMENESS !!!

Missed Periods said...

Both books sound great.

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Great! Thanks for the links, too. : )