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Monday, 7 July 2014

BLOG TOUR!! Wild by Alex Mallory + Guest Post

Wild
Behind 448 Pages
Released: 8 July 2014
Genre: Retelling, Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Harper TEEN
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At the Other End:
The forest is full of secrets, and no one understands that better than Cade. Foraging, hunting, surviving that’s all he knows. Alone for years, Cade believes he’s the sole survivor. At least, until he catches a glimpse of a beautiful stranger…

Dara expected to find natural wonders when she set off for a spring break camping trip. Instead, she discovers a primitive boy— he’s stealthy and handsome and he might be following her. Intrigued, Dara seeks him out and sets a catastrophe in motion.

Thrust back into society, Cade struggles with the realization that the life he knew was a lie. But he’s not the only one. Trying to explain life in a normal town leaves Dara questioning it.

As the media swarm and the police close in, Dara and Cade risk everything to get closer. But will the truth about Cade’s past tear them apart?

A YA Tarzan retelling.

Author Bio:
Alex Mallory is a pen name for YA author Saundra Mitchell. She’s a big fan of reading, history, camping and competitive M&M sorting.
She once crossed a dilapidated train trestle in the middle of the night, 200 feet above the Wabash River, in a futile attempt to prove her love to someone who had no idea she existed.
1) She lived to tell about it. 2) It didn’t work. 3) She doesn’t recommend it.
Find Alex:
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10 Things you don't know about Alex Mallory
10) I was in the US Army and I *loved* Basic Training. It's supposed to be hell, but it was amazing! (And my drill sergeant was really nice. He didn't scream at us-- he just made us ashamed to let him down.)

09) I used to go camping all the time. My favorite was permit-free wilderness camping. That's when you go to a federal or state Wilderness Area and hike into the woods. You find a spot, you make your camp, and your co-campers might be the only people you see for a week. 

08) I went arctic camping. Once. I'm sure there are people who enjoy it, but I was not one of those people. Most miserable three days ever, except for the epic firepit that we built.

07) The last time I went camping, we had a rain of walking sticks (long, thin insects that look like this.) They started falling on us at the campfire, and continued to rain down on our tent all night. It felt like a sign of the apocalypse.

06) When I was a kid, I wanted to be an archaeologist. Not only do I love history, it's another chance to sleep outside in tents!

05) Places I'd still love to camp: in a cave, on a mountain, in the Pacific Northwest, in rural Maine.

04) I do like things besides camping. I love reading and writing, naturally. I'm crazy about ghost stories and urban legends, and I love to cook. I make a killer lasagna.

03) Researching for WILD was so much fun. I knew a lot of survival tricks already, but really getting to dig in and find a way to create a primitive boy in a modern world was amazing. Did you know you can brush your teeth by chewing on a sweet gum twig? Sphagnum Moss makes a good wound packing if you're in the middle of nowhere, too. (They used it in the Civil War.)

02) If I had to go to live in the wilderness for the rest of my life, and could only choose three books to take, I would take Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Outsiders, and the thickest encyclopedia I could find.

01) I'm really nervous about WILD being out in the world, but really excited as well. This was such a special book to write. I hope people love it!
~ Alex 


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4 comments:

  1. A YA Tarzan retelling... That sounds interesting!!

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  2. Woah, that's a lot of camping for the author lol! I've heard great things about this book being based on Tarzan, I guess I wasn't a huge Tarzan fan but it sounds like it would be an interesting read.

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    1. haha I know right! I've never been camping before so that's quite a feat. I wasn't either, but it would definitely be interesting.

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