#BIR2010 – Book Giveaway: Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala + Author Interview

Welcome to Holly Cupala.  Holly’s debut novel Tell Me A Secret was released in June.  Holly has answered a few interview questions and then has a giveaway of her book Tell Me A Secret.


If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Teleportation, most definitely! Would be useful for world (and universe) travel, not to mention ducking out of uncomfortable situations, dodging animal attacks, and all kinds of pertinent applications.

When you were 12 years old what did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer! In fact, I wrote two teen romances in eighth grade, before actually experiencing teen romance. I still have them—handwritten, in binders decorated with giant unicorn stickers. If only I could be so confident in writing now!

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Peppermint. In fact, I made up a recipe for it and blogged about it here (after discovering my favorite brand had propylene glycol in it…yuck): http://www.hollycupala.com/2009/12/homemade-peppermint-ice-cream.html

Which fictional character would you most like to meet?I would love to meet Dashti from Shannon Hale’s Book of a Thousand Days. She is down to earth and funny in the most wonderful kind of way, no doubt like Shannon herself.

Have you had any bad reviews and if so, how did you react to it? I’ve only seen one really terrible review of TMAS—she didn’t like the tuna scene (which I meant to be funny, in a sad kind of way). Later the review was deleted, not sure why. I try really hard not to be attached to reviews, but I have to say it makes my day (my week, my month!) when I read one by someone who really loved the book. I’m very thankful!


Tell me a secret, and I’ll tell you one…

In the five years since her bad-girl sister Xanda’s death, Miranda Mathison has wondered about the secret her sister took to the grave, and what really happened the night she died. Now, just as Miranda is on the cusp of her dreams—a best friend to unlock her sister’s world, a ticket to art school, and a boyfriend to fly her away from it all—Miranda has a secret all her own.

Then two lines on a pregnancy test confirm her worst fears. Stripped of her former life, Miranda must make a choice with tremendous consequences and finally face her sister’s demons and her own.

In this powerful debut novel, stunning new talent Holly Cupala illuminates the dark struggle of a girl who must let go of her past to find a way into her own future.

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Last day to enter is December 16th.

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