Yes, this is filled with whisky

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Finalist #7

Our seventh finalist is Brooke Younker!

Tell us about your book:
A car accident. Amnesia. Hydrophobia. Fighting skills. Eleven star tattoos. No identity, no explanation, until Stephanie finds a secret training compound in the Minnesota woods.

Why do you want to attend Backspace?
I've never been to New York or a writer's conference, so why not go big?

Are you afraid to eat lunch with a Shark?
Depends on whether I'm the 'lunch.'

West Side Story: Jets or Sharks?
Sharks all the way.

If you could save the life of any one fictional character who would it be and why?
Manchee (The Knife of Never Letting Go) because he wasn't just a dog, his 'Noise' showed he had very real, human emotions.

Is there a book that makes you think "If I could write one thing like that, I’d die happy."
Patrick Ness's The Knife of Never Letting Go (well, really, the entire Chaos Walking Trilogy).

What's the most terrifying thing you've lived through?
When my brother flipped over a fence, burst his spleen, and had emergency surgery to remove it.

When you're published, what will you do to Pay It Forward?
Help my writer friends (two of whom have just started writing novels) in any way I can.


Dana said...

Congratulations, Brooke!

Love your book description - kick ass heroines ROCK!

LN said...

Congratulations, Brooke! Sounds like a good book!

Lanette said...

Your book sounds intriguing. I look forward to reading it.

Laura Hughes, MittensMorgul said...

Congrats, Brooke! Your book sounds like a lot of fun!

Jessa Russo (Stadtler) said...

Congratulations, Brooke! Your book sounds so good! And your Pay It Forward idea is just like mine! Hopefully one day we'll be able to help our friends on this awesome journey!

Can't wait to read your book!

Lee Kelly said...

Brooke that is an awesome book description, love it -- congratulations and cant wait to read!

Sarah said...

Congrats Brooke! Your book sounds fast paced and awesome!

Veronica Bartles said...

Congratulations & good luck to you.

The BOCO Review Blog said...

I hate it when I wake up as a ninja . . .

Sounds awesome! Congrats on making it into the Shark net!


E. B. Pike said...

Congrats, Brooke! Best of luck on the road to publication. :)

Charley said...

Congrats, Brooke, and cool you'd like to save a dog. I recall being really broken up about "Old Yeller" as a kid.

Brandi M. Lynch said...

Congrats! Sounds awesome! Good luck in the finals!

Brooke said...

Thanks to everyone for their comments, and thanks especially to Ms. Reid and Ms. Norris for hosting this contest!

Lisa Gomley said...

Congratulations Brooke!

Your book sounds intriguing! And I love that you would save Manchee! The fictional character I wanted to save was Old Yeller.

Good luck!

ProfeJMarie (Janet Rundquist) said...

Yay Brooke! I'm gonna have to read your book simply for the fact that it takes place in the Minnesota woods. "Minnesota, we love Minnesota. Minnesota has lots of special things..." (It's a kindergarten song...:D )

M.V.Freeman said...

Congrats Brooke!
And I think its very cool that you placed your story in Minnesota. :)

SiSi said...

Congratulations, Brooke! Amnesia, hydrophobia and a secret training compound? Sounds great.

elizabeth norris said...

Congratulations Brooke! I've never read THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO, but I'm going to pick up a copy today.