Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Geoffrey Bilson Award

On Friday, the Canadian Children's Book Centre announced the finalists for their seven major book awards. Violins of Autumn is a finalist for the Geoffrey Bilson Award for Historical Fiction! This is my first nomination, so I'm pretty thrilled about it.

The winners will be announced at an invitation-only gala (a gala! Eeep!) in October. Writer-attire tends to be stretchy and comfortable, so needless to say, I don't have a whole lot of dressy clothes in my wardrobe. I now have a very good reason to shop! And some of the nominees are friends I've known for years online. At the gala, we'll finally get to meet.

Congratulations and good luck to all the finalists!

Violins of Autumn
Violins of Autumn
Written by Amy McAuley (London, ON)
Walker Publishing Company, Inc.
for ages 12 and up
"A thrilling and action-packed spy/coming-of-age story set during the Second World War… It is an intense and gripping tale that chronicles not only the efforts of those who were valiantly working to undermine the efforts of the Nazi invaders, but also portrays the bravery of ordinary men and women who worked in myriad small ways to support the Resistance as they sought to hasten their liberation."

Friday, 22 February 2013

Feature Friday Interview

Today I am the Feature Friday author on Writing 4 Two, a blog by two moms, Shannon and Gina, chronicling their writing journeys. I discuss the inspiration for my books, my road to publication, how I reacted the day I got "the call" telling me a publisher had made an offer for my first book, and more. I'm also giving away a signed copy of Violins of Autumn!

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Goodreads Giveaway!

Are you a Goodreads member? Enter to win one of three signed copies of Violins of Autumn! Giveaway ends October 12th, and is open to US and CA.

Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Violins of Autumn by Amy McAuley

Violins of Autumn

by Amy McAuley

Giveaway ends October 12, 2012.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Interview at SeeitORreadit

Would you like to know more about me or Violins of Autumn? Jaskirat at SeeitORreadit recently interviewed me for The Quest for the Perfect Summer Read blog event. Thanks, Jaskirat!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Book Signing Event!

In August, I will be at Chapters South London to sign copies of VIOLINS OF AUTUMN!

Here are the details...

When:  Saturday, August 18th @ 2:00 pm

Where: Chapters South
             1037 Welllington Rd.
             London, Ontario

I'll post more swag details before the event. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Violins of Autumn giveaway!

Today is Violins of Autumn's pub day. I can't believe it's finally here!

Debbi Michiko Florence very kindly interviewed me about the book, and I'm excited to be in the spotlight at DEBtastic Reads! I talk about where the initial spark for the book came from, the journey to publication, and real-life women of the SOE. You can also enter a giveaway to win a signed copy of Violins of Autumn and a charm bookmark!

Also, I'd like wish a Happy Book Birthday to some other awesome-looking YAs:
  • Something Like Normal, by Trish Doller 
  • Just Flirt, by Laura Bowers
  • Blood Moon, by Alyxandra Harvey
  • This Is Not a Test, by Courtney Summers
  • Soulbound, by Heather Brewer
  • Burn Mark, by Laura Powell
  • The Wild Queen, by Carolyn Meyer (LOVE this cover!)
*Throws confetti and streamers*

Sunday, 3 June 2012

LA Times' Summer Book List

I'm really thrilled that Violins of Autumn was selected for the LA Times Summer Reading List!

The list also includes some awesome looking YAs that I plan to read this summer, like Keeping the Castle, Burn Mark, Just Flirt, This Is Not a Test, and The Hunt.