Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight and Giveaway with Kate Karyus Quinn!

Pitch Wars Mentor Book Spotlight and Giveaway with Kate Karyus Quinn!

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Kate Karyus Quinn

Kate Karyus Quinn is an avid reader and menthol chapstick addict. She has lived in California and Tennessee, but recently made the move back to her hometown of Buffalo, New York, with her husband and two children in tow. She promised them wonderful people, amazing food, and weather that would… build character. She is represented by Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary and is the author of ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE, (DON’T YOU) FORGET ABOUT ME, and DOWN WITH THE SHINE all from HarperTeen. Kate also offers paid critiques for authors looking to further polish their work. Find more information here.

 

DownWiththeShine FINAL COVER

Down With the Shine

Make a wish…

Lennie always thought her uncles’ “important family legacy” was good old-fashioned bootlegging. Then she takes some of her uncles’ moonshine to Michaela Gordon’s annual house party, and finds out just how wrong she was.

At the party, Lennie has everyone make a wish before drinking the shine—it’s tradition. She toasts to wishes for bat wings, for balls of steel, for the party to go on forever. Lennie even makes a wish of her own: to bring back her best friend, Dylan, who was murdered six months ago.

The next morning gives Lennie a whole new understanding of the phrase be careful what you wish for—or in her case, be careful what wishes you grant. Because all those wishes Lennie raised a jar of shine to last night? They came true. Most of them came out bad. And once granted, a wish can’t be unmade…

 

Giveaway!
 
Winner receives a hardcover copy of DOWN WITH THE SHINE.

Make a comment to enter. After 24 hours, Kate will contact the winner.

(Winner chosen using random.org via the comments.)

Author: Heather Cashman

With a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, the lab reports always lacked the fantastical element Heather's imagination demands. Hypotheses turned into taglines and novels, so she's going back to college for a Creative Writing degree. Her novels range from Epic Fantasy to Contemporary Speculative Fiction, she dabbles in picture books, and is currently seeking representation. ~Member SCBWI

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34 Comments

  1. Hello Kate, down with the shine sounds like an awesome read ♡ looking forward to reading your books. Thank you

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  2. This premise reminds me of The Monkey’s Paw. Sounds amazing!! LOVE the cover!!

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  3. This sounds intriguing and the cover is gorgeous. Can’t wait to read.

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  4. Sounds like a great book – excited to read!

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  5. My family history includes moonshiners. This is interesting!

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  6. Daughter is in Buffalo, I’m from Calif.

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  7. Comment unique topic, look forward to reading the book. Congratulations on a grabber intro.

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  8. Ooh, sounds intriguing!

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  9. This book is awesome. Made me laugh AND want to punch someone. LOVED IT.

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  10. Sounds like a fun read!

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  11. I love the synopsis and am putting this book on the top of my list. I love the cover too.

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  12. Whoa, I love wishes that go wrong.

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  13. Looks really cool! I read ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE awhile back and really enjoyed it.

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  14. What a great premise! Can’t wait to read it, no matter what!

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  15. Love the premise! Wondering how bad the wishes turn out and what she does to turn them around.

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  16. Just finished Down With the Shine, and it was incredible! Inventive premise, dark humor, quirky characters–I couldn’t ask for more! It’s one of those books that keeps surprising you. I can tell Kate had a lot of fun writing it. 🙂

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  17. Down With The Shine sounds fantastic. I loved Pet Cemetary and anything like it is right up my alley.

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  18. Sounds really awesome!
    Looking forward to read 🙂

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  19. I’ve been wanting to read this one ever since I saw that beautiful cover!! <3

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  20. I do believe in being careful what you wish for . Sounds fantastic.

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  21. This book sounds so intriguing!

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  22. This sounds like a thrilling story!

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  23. This book sounds amazing! And I am so in love with the cover! =]

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  24. Aaah! Hope I still have time to enter this one! I’d love this book! Thanks!

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  25. I can’t believe that I haven’t read this yet!

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  26. Wishes and moonshine? Sounds like a good time! Thanks for mentoring and sharing your strengths with other writers!

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  27. Oooh this looks like a wonderful read, thanks!

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  28. Ooh, this sounds fascinating! Definitely want to read this one soon.

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