An Overdue Recap of Triple Threat Tour AND A Giveaway

Triple Threat tour

You guys, in my effort to declutter, I realized that I had a pile of six signed books that I NEVER gave away. How nuts is that? And I have three pages of notes from the tour stop at Oblong Books sitting in my notebook and several photos hanging out on my phone. About a year ago, I went to signing featuring Bloomsbury authors Robin Benway, Yelena Black, and Megan Miranda. Y’all, the signing was really cool and totally worth the drive. Because I am lazy, this post is literally going to be me typing up my notes and posting some photos in between. When you get to the very bottom you will see a contest for six signed books and know that it is US only because I am not rich and can’t afford shipping outside the US, sorry.

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Here Are Some Things I Learned From The Triple Threat Tour:

  • Also Known As was inspired by Robin Benway being locked out of a storage unit.
  • Robin Benway narrated the audiobook for Also Known As.
  • Dance Of Shadows came from Rite Of Spring by Stravinsky. The song wasn’t received well — which inspired Black to ask what if music and dance had the ability to possess people?
  • Megan Miranda went to a boarding school. She sent out a lot of interesting fact checking emails and did research on psychosomatic conditions.

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  • Megan Miranda got a degree in biology, became a high school teacher, two years later had kids. Husband goes “when are you going to write book of yours?” So, she wrote the book from 7pm – 11pm ten years after high school.
  • Yelena Black has been writing since she was 5. Parents were all, you should go to med school – -she ended up majoring in English and Creative Writing with an MFA in fiction.
  • Robin Benway was always a writer – she would rewrite the day the way it should have gone. She got a degree in sociology, became a book publicist then worked in a book store. She got started by getting rejected by MFA programs. The Realm Of Possibility by David Leviathan blew her away — that’s what inspired her to write YA.

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  • Megan Miranda – there’s something universal and emotional about YA — she pointed to Looking For Alaska as example.
  • Robin Benway loved boycrazy Stacey of The Babysitters Club as a kid.
  • Yelena Black liked Kurt Vonnegut and Anne of Green Gables, also Claudia of The Babysitters Club.
  • Megan Miranda liked Nancy Drew, Edgar Allen Poe, and Michael Crichton and was a science nerd as a kid.
  • Their YA Book Boyfriends: Megan Miranda – Augustus Waters; Robin Benway – James from Audrey, Wait! and Etienne St. Clair; Yelena Black – Sirius Black

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  • Robin Benway wanted to narrate her own book – she had to submit MP3s of her reading – 3 weeks later, they said yes. The audiobook is published by Brilliance Audio. It took 2.5 days and was so much fun.
  • Robin Benway was inspired by Meg Cabot – she was a huge inspiration for Audrey, Wait!
  • Megan Miranda was inspired by The Tell Tale Heart – it helped focus the tone of the book.
  • Yelena Black was inspired by music and dance. She did ballet when younger. Her favorite ballet is The Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty.

Giveaway Time!

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About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. I did the same thing recently…I was cleaning out my shelves and found a stack I meant to giveaway ages ago. I’m having to wait until I get extra money for shipping now, lol. It seems like it was a fun event!
    Michelle @ In Libris Veritas recently posted..Saturday Issue Review: Batman Volume 1:The Court of OwlsMy Profile

  2. Sounds like an awesome time! I know I whine about this incessantly but no one ever comes to Columbia, SC! *sigh* Guess I’ll have to live through y’all vicariously.
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