Sunday, March 8, 2015

BLOG TOUR [Interview + Giveaway] Dead to Me by Mary McCoy

Dead to Me
by Mary McCoy

Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: March 3rd 2015

LA Confidential for the YA audience. This alluring noir YA mystery with a Golden Age Hollywood backdrop will keep you guessing until the last page.

"Don't believe anything they say."

Those were the last words that Annie spoke to Alice before turning her back on their family and vanishing without a trace. Alice spent four years waiting and wondering when the impossibly glamorous sister she idolized would return to her--and what their Hollywood-insider parents had done to drive her away.

When Annie does turn up, the blond, broken stranger lying in a coma has no answers for her. But Alice isn't a kid anymore, and this time she won't let anything stand between her and the truth, no matter how ugly. The search for those who beat Annie and left her for dead leads Alice into a treacherous world of tough-talking private eyes, psychopathic movie stars, and troubled starlets--and onto the trail of a young runaway who is the sole witness to an unspeakable crime. What this girl knows could shut down a criminal syndicate and put Annie's attacker behind bars--if Alice can find her first. And she isn't the only one looking

Evoking classic film noir, debut novelist Mary McCoy brings the dangerous glamour of Hollywood's Golden Age to life, where the most decadent parties can be the deadliest, and no drive into the sunset can erase the crimes of past.

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What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Coconut. The best thing about having an unpopular favorite is that you almost never have to share.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

I am a big fan of the traditional English breakfast: eggs, beans, bacon, toast, and maybe a roasted tomato.

Night owl, or early bird?

I have a new baby, so a little bit of both.

One food you would never eat?

I eat everything.

Skittles or M&Ms?

I cannot imagine that anyone ever answers this question and picks Skittles.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you "grew up"?

When I was eight, I wanted to be a librarian, a writer, and an Olympic gymnast. I have managed two out of three of these things, which I think is pretty good.

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?

An extravagant dinner at Jose Andres's Bazaar.

Print or Ebook?

Print, but I have no beef with the ebook. People sometimes think librarians and ebooks are natural enemies, but we're secretly very good friends.

What movie are you looking forward to this year?

I watch more television than movies these days, so I'd say the thing I'm most looking forward to is the conclusion of Mad Men, aka the best show ever to be on television

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is....

Where'd You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple

What is next on your to read list?

I'm about to read Conviction by Kelly Loy Gilbert and am so excited about it - it's got complex family relationships, characters struggling with their faith and other big questions, and baseball.

Any other books in the works? 

Yes, but shhhhhh...... it's contemporary fiction, but I still let my history geek flag fly in it.

Mary McCoy is a librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library. She has also been a contributor to On Bunker Hill and the 1947project, where she wrote stories about Los Angeles's notorious past. She grew up in western Pennsylvania and studied at Rhodes College and the University of Wisconsin. Mary now lives in Los Angeles with her husband. Her debut novel, Dead To Me, is a YA mystery set in the glamorous, treacherous world of 1940s Hollywood.

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