Thursday, September 20, 2012

2nd Anniversary Celebration Featuring: Tonya Hurley (giveaway)

I want to start this post off with a little song.

*clears throat* 

Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Toooooooooonyaaaaaaaaa! Happy Birthday toooooo yoooooooooooooou!

Today we have birthday girl Tonya Hurley, author of the Ghostgirl series and the upcoming Blessed series. To celebrate her birthday we have to cakes!!!!

Tonya Hurley is the New York Times best-selling author of the highly acclaimedghostgirl“ book series; creator, writer and producer of animated and live action hit television series; writer and director of independent films; writer and director of commercials for Playstation, Gameboy and Warner Home Video; and creator of groundbreaking videogames. Her new young adult trilogy, THE BLESSED, will be released by Simon and Schuster in Fall 2012.
Hurley has written and directed several acclaimed independent films, which have been selected for film festivals around the world including the LA Independent, TriBeca and Edinburgh and have also been broadcast on ABC, PBS and IFC.
Hurley was nominated for the prestigious Rockefeller Foundation Award in Film and made the semi-finals of the Sundance Institute’s Writer’s Lab with her feature film script. She studied writing, music and filmmaking at The University of Pittsburgh, screenwriting at New York University, and stop motion animation at The School of Visual Arts in New York City. Currently her film “Baptism of Solitude: A Tribute to Paul Bowles” is being distributed through the United Nations.
Her first book “ghostgirl” was released in 2008 and instantly hit the New York Times bestseller list.  The sequel “ghostgirl: Homecoming” was released in 2009.  Both have become international bestsellers available in over 22 languages around the world. The audiobooks for both are narrated by Parker Posey with original music by Vince Clarke and are available for digital download The third book in the “ghostgirl” trilogy — “ghostgirl Lovesick” was in July 2010. The book trailer premiered on Entertainment Weekly’s website.
It features a song written by Hurley for the book. It is performed by Polly Scattergood and Vince Clarke and is available on iTunes.
Hurley began her career in New York City as a personal publicist for such artists as John “Rotten” Lydon, Prince, George Michael, Morrissey, The Cure, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Larry McMurtry, RL Stine, The Three Tenors, Erasure, Depeche Mode, Paul Westerberg, Bush, and John Cale.
Visit her “ghostgirl” website at

Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

And if I should die before I awake,

I pray the popular attend my wake.

Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn't stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal.

If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we'll go to be seen. 

From the author of the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series, the start to a captivating and haunting teen trilogy about three girls who become entangled with an enigmatic boy—a boy who believes he is a saint.What if martyrs and saints lived among us? And what if you were told you were one of them?

     Meet Agnes, Cecilia, and Lucy. Three lost girls, each searching for something. But what they find is Beyond Belief.

Tonya has been kind enough to offer a copy of Blessed!
It is International!
All giveaways this month end October 7th. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Happy Birthday Tonya!
    Hope you write many more awesome books in future. :D

  2. Happy Birthday Tonya!
    And thanks for the giveaway :)

  3. Its your birthday and you are giving out a present?
    Happy Birthday xxx ps ..its my hubbys birthday today too xxx

  4. Hope you have the very best birthday ever Tonya!

  5. Happy birthdy, Tonya! :D

  6. Happy birthday Tonya and thank you for the international giveaway! :)

  7. Happy Birthday Tonya! I hope you have a great day!! Thanks for the giveaway too - I can't wait to read BLESSED!!

  8. Happy Birthdaaaay! I love the cakes! :D

  9. Happy Birthday to you, Tonya ! <3

  10. Happy Birthday, Tonya! (Throwing confetti into the air for you!)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Happy BDay to Tonya

  12. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Happy Birthday Tonya! Your book sounds awesome:)

    Thank you:)

  13. Happy Birthday Tonya! I can't wait to read The Blessed! :)

  14. Happy birthday Tonya!
    I hope you have a great birthday.

  15. Happy Birthday girl!! (Ileana-rafflecopter)

  16. I hope you had/have a wonderful birthday!

  17. Happy Birthday Tonya!
    Thank you for the giveaway,
    Demitra Giote

  18. Happy Birthday Tonya! Thank you for putting together such an amazing event for us readers; it couldn't have been a piece of cake.