Hey guys! I’m back. (Woo!) I had a great time in Tokyo. I went to an exhibition of Robert Doisneau’s photographs, a rainbow-brite one by O Ay, and ate more food than I thought my stomach could fit.
Also, I saw this guy:
And also these guys.
Anyway. That’s not really the point. I may eventually throw up more photos over at my personal blog, but in the meantime…dudes.
Crits for Water starts tomorrow.
Yeah, I may be flipping out a little. There is so much awesome. Have you checked out the list of Guest Critiques? We’ve got a crazy amazing starting week for romance writers, with the amazing ladies that are Tessa Dare, Roni Loren, Tiffany Reisz, and Ashlyn Macnamara.
But! Before we begin, my Partner-in-Crime/the smoothest of Peanut Butters, Jess Silva, has offered up possibly one of the most perfect books for a Super Splendiferous Crits for Water Let’s Generate Buzz giveaway!
The Water Wars Super Splendiferous
Generating Buzz about Crits for Water
Vera and her brother, Will, live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are dammed, and clouds are sucked from the sky. But then Vera befriends Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When Kai suddenly disappears, Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of him-pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporations. Timely and eerily familiar, acclaimed author Cameron Stracher makes a stunning YA debut that’s impossible to forget.
Reading the book, I was especially struck by Stracher’s potent description. Even his word choice when not describing the parched land evoked feelings of, well, thirst. I found myself running for the tap many times, at least, and grateful that I didn’t have to worry about disease when I did. Yet Stracher also showed the dangerous, volatile nature of water (and, ahem, nature), implying that you can’t have life without sacrifice. I also very much admired the world-building, the way Stracher detailed how water affects every. single. thing. we do. How not having it can destroy everything we care about.
Which, yanno. Is kinda apt for Crits for Water.
In addition to entering, you can get extra entries in the giveaway for tweeting or blogging about the Crits for Water 2012 campaign. Just point folks straight to http://critsforwater.katbrauer.com, or you can send them towards the info pages either about the campaign or about charity: water.
Giveaway is open internationally. Huzzah!
Thanks guys! You all ROCK MY SOCKS OFF. Let’s get ready to rumble! Campaign starts in less than 24 hours. (Eep!)
Book copy was provided by the publisher.