Saturday, June 20, 2015


A.G. Howard was inspired to write Splintered, the first book in her bestselling Splintered Series, while working at a school library in her Texas hometown. She always wondered what would've happened had the subtle creepiness of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland taken center stage, and she hopes her darker and funkier tribute to Carroll will inspire readers to seek out the stories that won her heart as a child.

When she's not writing, A.G.'s pastimes are reading, rollerblading, gardening, and family vacations which often include impromptu side trips to 18th century graveyards or condemned schoolhouses to appease her overactive muse.

Now, it's time to get acquainted with this badass:

What is your favorite word? Eloquent
What is your least favorite word? Snot
What sound or noise do you love? Rain 
What sound or noise do you hate? Tornado sirens (scary!)    
What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? 
Fashion Design      
What profession would you not like to do? Housekeeper (I can hardly get my own housework done…much less someone elses. *coughs*)
What is your favorite color Popsicle? Red
Sprinklers or Slip N Slide? Sprinklers
Favorite John Hughes Movie? Some Kind of Wonderful
Last song you listened to? Hazy by Darkness Falls
What book do you wish you would have written because it’s just that good? 
Jane Eyre
In one sentence or less, what does every aspiring author need to know? When you’re reading a critique of your work for edits, know the difference between pride and vision. (Can find a more detailed explanation of this advice in the Q&A section here)

Yup. Grade 'A' Bad.Ass.

Now, let's take a look at the books that make up the IT'S A MAD, MAD WORLD prize pack: 
A postcard with three paragraph sneak peek 


SPLINTERED:  Alyssa Gardner hears the whispers of bugs and flowers—precisely the affliction that landed her mother in a mental hospital years before. This family curse stretches back to her ancestor Alice Liddell, the real-life inspiration for Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Alyssa might be crazy, but she manages to keep it together. For now.
When her mother’s mental health takes a turn for the worse, Alyssa learns that what she thought was fiction is based in terrifying reality. The real Wonderland is a place far darker and more twisted than Lewis Carroll ever let on. There, Alyssa must pass a series of tests, including draining an ocean of Alice’s tears, waking the slumbering tea party, and subduing a vicious bandersnatch, to fix Alice’s mistakes and save her family. She must also decide whom to trust: Jeb, her gorgeous best friend and secret crush, or the sexy but suspicious Morpheus, her guide through Wonderland, who may have dark motives of his own.

UNHINGED: Alyssa Gardner has been down the rabbit hole. She was crowned Queen of the Red Court and faced the bandersnatch. She saved the life of Jeb, the boy she loves, and escaped the machinations of the disturbingly appealing Morpheus. Now all she has to do is graduate high school.
That would be easier without her mother, freshly released from an asylum, acting overly protective and suspicious. And it would be much simpler if the mysterious Morpheus didn’t show up for school one day to tempt her with another dangerous quest in the dark, challenging Wonderland—where she (partly) belongs.
Could she leave Jeb and her parents behind again, for the sake of a man she knows has manipulated her before? Will her mother and Jeb trust her to do what’s right? 


ENSNARED: After surviving a disastrous battle at prom, Alyssa has embraced her madness and gained perspective. She’s determined to rescue her two worlds and the people and netherlings she loves. Even if it means challenging Queen Red to a final battle of wills and wiles . . . and even if the only way to Wonderland, now that the rabbit hole is closed, is through the looking-glass world—a parallel dimension filled with mutated and violent netherling outcasts.
In the final installment of the wildly popular Splintered trilogy, Alyssa and her dad journey into the heart of magic and mayhem in search of her mom and to set right all that’s gone wrong. Together with Jeb and Morpheus, they must salvage Wonderland from the decay and destruction that has ensnared it. But if they succeed and come out alive, can everyone truly have their happily ever after?.

You can stalk AG Howard on her website, twitter and Facebook. And be sure to add her books to your Goodreads list, too!

NOW, enter the contest for your chance to win these gorgeous books. 

*Many thanks to James Lipton for letting me steal sharing his awesome interview questions*