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)!!!!



The Book Smugglers

For anybody who wants an insight into what went into writing Furnace then head over to the excellent Book Smugglers blog. It’s run by Ana, one of the lovely people I met at the Guillermo Del Torro signing, and is an utterly fantastic place to visit for book reviews and giveaways. Ana recently reviewed Furnace (extremely positively, thanks!) and asked me if I wanted to do a guest post. I started to write something for her, and that something became a very personal insight into a difficult period in my past which ultimately led to the creation of Alex Sawyer, the hero (antihero?) of the Furnace books. There’s also a chance to win Furnace goodies!

Anyway, check it out for yourself!

And thanks, Ana, for the chance to bare my soul!