Blog Tour: Tens List: The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder + Giveaway

Welcome to Author Amy Holder!

Bio:

I was born and raised in Upstate New York, the home of the Finger Lakes Region, Kodak, snowpalooza winters, and the best grape pies you’ll ever eat (thanks to the Grape Festival). The youngest of three, I established my place in my family as the “artsy” one early on.

My love of all things creative swiftly translated to an infatuation with books and the written word. Often dreaming of seeing my picture on the back of a book someday, I began writing and illustrating my own stories and poems at six years old, followed by my first chapter book written in third grade. I took up non-fiction writing by funneling the awkwardness of my middle school years into the safe confines of my locked diary. By high school, I was writing angst-ridden poetry that would be fully deserving of an Emo-rific award in today’s time. Apart from my undergrad years, when I traded in fiction reading and writing for psychology books and papers written in APA style, creative writing has always been an essential part of my daily life.

Since graduating college with a degree in psychology and a minor in sociology, I’ve worked in the early education, social service, and freelance writing and design fields. After some career soul-searching, resulting in my desire to pursue my love of writing professionally, I’ve captured the writing dream I’ve had since childhood. Today, I reside in the Philadelphia area with my furry pets. No, I’m not a crazy cat lady… yes, I’m a huge animal lover.

http://www.amyholder.com/

Guest Post:

Top ten reasons to read The Lipstick Laws
1) For some laughs with a fun, light read.
2) To open dialogue about social issues, peer pressure, body image and/or bullying.
3) If you love makeovers, there are two of them in this book!
4) To fulfill revenge fantasies without hurting anyone or breaking the law.
5) For a deliciously dramatic teenage stew recipe.
6) To find out clever uses for Kleenex…and what to do when you run out.
7) If you’ve ever been bullied or have been the bully, you’ll be able to relate.
8) To learn some random new words that you won’t find in the dictionary (not yet, at least).
9) For reassurance that teen angst and insecurities are things that most (if not all) adolescents deal with… you’re not alone!
10) To find out what the Lipstick Laws are and what happens if you break them…

The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder:

At Penford High School, Britney Taylor is the queen bee. She dates whomever she likes, rules over her inner circle of friends like Genghis Khan, and can ruin anyone’s life with a snap of perfectly manicured fingers. Just ask the unfortunate few who have crossed her. For April Bowers, Britney is also the answer to her prayers. April is so unpopular, kids don’t even know she exists. But one lunch spent at Britney’s table, and April is basking in the glow of popularity. But Britney’s friendship comes with a high price tag. How much is April willing to pay?

Giveaway:
Leave a comment on this post to enter.
As part of the online blog tour for The Lipstick Laws through The Teen Book Scene Amy will be giving away a signed copy of her book at the end of each week of the tour (three copies total). Please comment on at least one tour post each week to be entered in the giveaway(s). You can increase your odds of winning a signed copy by commenting at several or all of the tour stops. Each comment per tour stop will equal one entry per week (up to seven entries per week). Thanks so much in advance for following the tour and commenting! 🙂

To increase your chance of winning visit the other tour stops and leave a comment on their posts:
http://theteenbookscene.weebly.com/the-lipstick-laws-tour-details.html