Welcome to the K.Vann O’Brien Wildfire Blog tour! I’m Eloreen Moon with Moonbeams over Atlanta Blog and I’m the first stop. Be sure to read the entire post as there is a Rafflecopter Giveaway and Scavenger Hunt!
The summer after her mother dies, Savanna Riera is forced to live in a weathered farmhouse in rural Texas. But as layers of dust are washed from the walls, her mother’s childhood home reveals secrets from the past, riddles everyone in town seems to understand; everyone but Savanna. When a wildfire breaks out across neighboring farmland, the boy next door calls on Savanna to help the victims driven from their homes. Dev is an artist with kind eyes and a fierce painting of her mother on his bedroom wall. But Savanna is drawn to Blake, a reclusive boy with a scar running down his face like a teardrop, who looks at Savanna as if she put it there. The three friends rally to bring relief to the evacuees. But when they face the fire of prejudice, they must rely on each other to get through the blaze unscathed.
The first story K. Vann O’Brien ever wrote was about a balloon. Her fourth grade teacher read the story aloud to the class, and O’Brien realized the power of literature to inspire and delight. And she got a metal. And a cookie. And she quickly determined that all good things come with writing. In middle school she started a novel, which she pitched in high school, deciding she was much too mature for middle school humor. In college she studied Journalism, and started another novel, which warped into many different iterations as she took professional writing jobs to pay the bills after graduation. She’s now hard at work on her second novel, which she hopes won’t take quite so long to write.
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Scavenger Hunt Rules:
Everyone loves a scavenger hunt so jump aboard and collect the clues to form a hidden message pertaining to Wildfire. Visit all the blogs touring and look for the word in RED in each scavenger hunt graphic. It is a contest after all, so the first person to get their answer emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org wins! For a full schedule of all the blogs participating go here: http://bitnbooktours.wix.com/bitn#!wildfire/c653