Welcome to my stop on the official DREAM BOY blog tour.
Today I have an awesome guest post with Madelyn & Mary...it's an very fun 14 Random Facts. I LOVE the way they put their own unique spin on it!
Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post for a finished copy of the book. : )
Title: DREAM BOY
Authors: Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenberg
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: July 1, 2014
Age Group: Young Adult
If dreams can come true…then so can nightmares
One night Annabelle dreams of the perfect boy: tall and handsome with impossible blue eyes. Then, just as suddenly as he appeared, he’s gone…until he walks into her science class the next day. Perfect and REAL. The boy of her dreams. And when he brushes past her, he whispers “Annabelle.” Suddenly, Annabelle’s got the perfect boyfriend and a date to homecoming. Her life is like a dream come true...until her dreams stop and the nightmares begin.
I’ve always been a dreamer. Daydreams. Night dreams. Dreams of grandeur and dreams of escape. If I were an onion and you peeled back the papery outside, you’d find layer after layer of eye-watering dreams. And in the center, where there’s that little curlicue of onion heart? There’d be a puff of smoke from the dreams that burned away.
It was all just brain waves, I thought—disconnected, like the notebook that my friend Talon keeps. She draws a line down the middle of the page; on the right she writes everything she remembers about a dream, and on the left she puts notes about the stuff that’s happening in real life, things that might trigger her subconscious. Reality on one side, dreams on the other—a clear line between the two.
But it turns out there are no clear lines, just a jumble of what is and what might be. And all of it is real.
14 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT MADELYN & MARY
- Madelyn: I played basketball in junior high until everyone kept growing but I stopped.
- Mary: I was a giant in 7th grade and was therefore recruited to play basketball for The Gators, a rec team that my friend's father coached. I was so embarrassingly clumsy on the court that my height was not long considered an advantage.
- Madelyn: I have an incredibly weak stomach and a ride on the wrong roller coaster can ruin me for the day.
- Mary: After we rode the Zipper at the Salem Fair, my boyfriend was so traumatized that I felt the need to comfort him, even though I was busy puking in a trashcan at the time. Literally: one hand gently rubbing his back, the other on the rim of the trash barrel, keeping myself steady as I spewed chunks.
- Madelyn: When I was in high school my favorite color was black; now it’s yellow.
- Mary: My favorite color is yellow too! Weird! (Full disclosure: some days blue-green, but mostly yellow.)
- Madelyn: My favorite meal of all time was a 9 course dinner made out of snake.
- Mary: My son doesn't like to eat snakes when they're in his sandwiches. (You have to watch to the end of this video to see what I'm talking about. http://youtu.be/G3v_wky3BWI )
- Madelyn: My favorite book is The Phantom Tollbooth.
- Mary: I learned the word “doldrums” from The Phantom Tollbooth, and it remains one of my favorite words even today.
- Madelyn: My grandmother wanted me to be named “Missy” and she called me that until I was old enough to correct her.
- Mary: My mother only agreed to name me “Mary” after her mother-in-law because she was convinced I was going to be a boy. My name was supposed to be James Alan.
- Madelyn: I still put ketchup on my scrambled eggs.
- Mary: Me too!
(I HIGHLY recommend that everyone watch the video from #8! Mary & Madelyn interview each other, and it's soo cute and funny!)
“Dream Boy explores the mysterious world of dreams, where we access our deepest desires…the authors expertly weave fantasy and the real world in a perfect blend.” -- Erica Orloff, author of In Dreams
"Eerie, twisty, fast and funny, Dream Boy will forever change the way you see your dreams--and your nightmares. An exciting, imaginative look at what might happen when people from the corners of your mind suddenly show up in your real life." -- Lois Metzger, author of A Trick of the Light
Mary Crockett likes turtles, licorice, and the Yankees. Madelyn Rosenberg likes cats, avocados, and the Red Sox. Luckily they both like the weirdness of dreams (and each other) enough to write novels together. The friendship has survived three moves, six kids and countless manuscript revisions. Madelyn lives just outside of Washington, D.C. Mary remains in the mountains near their hometowns in southwestern Virginia. You can find them on Twitter @marylovesbooks and @madrosenberg or their blogs at www.marycrockett.com and www.madelynrosenberg.com.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Thanks to Sourcebooks Fire, I have one finished copy of DREAM BOY to give away to one lucky reader!
Open in the U.S. & Canada ONLY
(The winner's book will be mailed from the publisher.)