Alexander Gordon Smith

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My Blog Tour!

Well it’s been a whirlwind trip around cyberspace: two weeks, ten stops, and 20,000 words! In case you missed them, here they are!

The first stop saw me on the legend-that-is Darren Shan’s blog talking about Never Giving Up! I was his first ever guest blogger, yay!!

Next I was over at Trapped By Monsters talking about my favourite undead being – the zombie!

Hot on the heels of that I was interviewed by the lovely Bookbabblers!

My fourth destination was on one of my all-time favourite blogs, Book Zone (For Boys), chatting about the real magic of horror!

Halfway through now, and I was at Books4Teens describing a typical (haha, as if!) day in the life of an author!

On the home stretch, and I stopped by the awesome Barry Hutchison’s blog for a chat (an actual, live conversation!) about The Fury, writing and other bits and bobs!

Next up I visited Mostly Reading YA for a furious conversation about anger!!

I was over with the lovely Book Smugglers for stop eight, discussing musical influences!

With home in sight, I stopped by another of my favourite blogs, Mr Ripleys Enchanted Books, to chat about how writing a novel can totally change your personality!

And the last, but certainly not least, destination was the wonderfully named Death Books and Tea blog for an interview!

I just want to say a HUGE thanks to all the blogs that let me stop by to say hi, and another HUGE thanks to those of you who read my posts! It’s been fun (and furious)!!!!

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Interview!

The wonderful Cristy Burne, author of the upcoming Takeshita Demons series (which looks truly brilliant) has taken time out from being a writer and a new mum to interview me on her blog. Take a look here!

Interview and Review!

There’s a fab interview with me up on the wonderful Tall Tales and Short Stories Blog. There have been some amazingly interesting interviews up on this blog recently, thanks to Tracy, and it’s great to have the chance to appear here!

Check it out here!

Also I forgot to mention the review of Solitary that appeared in The Independent on Sunday:

“The boys in Alexander Gordon Smith’s relentlessly horrific and violent Furnace: Solitary (Faber, £6.99) are running, too, this time from a futuristic, nightmarish underground prison first described in Furnace: Lockdown. It’s hideously claustrophobic as they try to escape from the “wheezers” and the very real threat of being surgically rebuilt into freaks. It ends on a cliff-hanger. Teenage readers will have to wait until October for Furnace: Death Sentence, the third part of the trilogy” Susan Elkin Independent on Sunday

I’m extremely chuffed with the review, although I’m not sure which makes a better a pull-quote: “relentlessly horrific and violent” or “hideously claustrophobic”!