Colony East by Scott Cramer Blog Tour + Giveaway

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Colony East (Toucan Trilogy #2) by Scott Cramer

In a terrifying world where an epidemic has killed off most of the world’s adults, fifteen-year-old Abby struggles to keep her brother and sister safe.

When a new, deadly disease spreads among the survivors, Abby must make the dangerous journey to Colony East, an enclave of hidden scientists caring for a small group of children for reasons unknown.

Abby fears that time is running short for the victims, but she’s soon to learn that time is running out for everyone outside Colony East.

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Abby Leigh is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple, unaware that deadly bacteria from a passing comet will soon kill off older teens and adults. The lightning-fast epidemic sweeps across the planet when the germs attack the hormones produced during puberty.

On a small island off the coast of Maine, Abby must help her brother and baby sister survive in this new world, but all the while she has a ticking time bomb inside of her — adolescence.

Author Scott Cramer:

Scott Cramer has written feature articles for national magazines, covered school committee meetings for a local newspaper, published haiku and poetry, optioned a screenplay, and produced customer reference accounts for a big computer company. His pursuit of a good story has put him behind the stick of an F-18, flying a Navy Blue Angels’ fighter jet, and he has trekked through the Peruvian mountains in search of an ancient Quechua festival featuring a condor. He is the author of Night of the Purple Moon and Colony East. Scott and his wife have two daughters and reside outside Lowell, Massachusetts (birthplace of Jack Kerouac) in an empty nest/zoo/suburban farm/art studio with too many surfboards in the garage.

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Favorites

Favorite Authors

Jules Verne
Dave Eggers
Ray Bradbury
Ernest Hemingway
Kim Stanley Robinson
Roald Dahl
Lois Lowry
Scott O’Dell

Favorite Books

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
What Is the What
The Wild Shore
For Whom the Bell Tolls

Favorite Literary Characters

Captain Nemo

Things That Inspire You

Things where people make sacrifices and triumph over long odds

People who show courage on a daily basis without anyone knowing

Books You Are Dying to Read

The Garlic Ballads by Mo Yan

Books That Made You Want To Become A Writer

On the Beach by Nevil Shute

Bookish Pet Peeves

I am a slow reader and I tend to like books that have simple writing styles. For example, I recognize that Salman Rushdie is a literary genius but I get dizzy reading his sentences.

Pieces of Advice you have for aspiring writers.

I read a John Updike quote that went something like this: If you ever experienced the joy that comes on a day without writing, you’ll probably never write again. Which is to say, personally speaking, 95 percent of writing is grinding away, slogging through the mud, clawing uphill, living with alternating bouts of doubt and over-confidence. So stick with it, keep chipping away, the pain is normal. You might create something that you like or that readers find special. If you don’t take the plunge and try, you’ll never know.

Places You Would Most Want to Travel To

India, South Africa, Antarctica. Rio, Istanbul, Cairo/Jerusalem.

Favorite Snack

Peanuts in the shell.

Favorite Movies/TV Shows

Star Trek (movies and series)
Life Below Zero (Nat Geo)
Fan of Brad Pitt, Sandra Bullock, the Coen Brothers

Things you wish you knew before you published

How to use social media.
Places you would consider paradise

Surfing in Panama, skiing in the Canadian Rockies, biking in Montreal, drinking coffee in NYC
Foods you wish you could and never gain a pound

Cheese Cake, my mother-in-law’s pasta dishes, and mocha chip ice cream.

Things that bring a smile to your face

Our two daughters.

Words you try not to use.

I don’t think there is a single curse/swear in Colony East.

Words you love.

“But.” I love it to the extreme, and I am trying to resist the urge to use it so often.

Books that inspired you in your life?

Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage

Words that describe your self?

Persistent, introverted, loyal.

Pieces of advice you would tell the “teen”you

“It’s okay you never went to the senior prom. Look how things turned out!”

Movie you watch over and over again

Doctor Strangelove
Apocalypse Now
Pan’s Labyrinth

 

 Tour Giveaway

$35 Amazon Gift Card
10 winners of ebooks of Night of the Purple Moon and Colony East

 

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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting a tour stop!

  2. This sounds like a very interesting story. One that I would love to read.

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  3. Thanks for the chance.

  4. Thank you for having this giveaway!

  5. great email and this looks like a great series.

  6. steve weber says:

    looks like a good read! thanks fro the chance to win.

  7. Looks like I’m going to like it!

  8. This blog is great for finding my next book to read.

  9. This book sounds good!

  10. Hope it never happens. Thanks

  11. Sounds like one my grandson’s girlfriend would like for Christmas. “adding to list”

  12. thanks for the giveaway!!!

  13. first can i ask question doyou hve any bookmark of the book and then i love the cover it stand out and then i hope you have great success

  14. Added this to my pinterest list of books to read!

  15. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I truly loved the favorites of the author!

  16. Thanks for the giveaway! I have the first book in the series but haven’t had a chance to read it yet…I’m going to move it up to the top of my “Next To Be Read” collection on my kindle!

  17. sherry butcher says:

    would love to read both books, thanks for the giveaway.

  18. I read the night of the Purple Moon and it was very good. Would love to read/review the Colony East

  19. Sounds like a good read.

  20. Thanks for the giveaway

  21. Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. thanks for giveaway

  23. Sounds like an interesting book.

  24. Thank you so much for multiple prizes as the giveaway for this tour 🙂

  25. thanks for the chance to win the book

  26. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. Enjoyed the interview. It would be great to eat cheese cake without worrying about weight gain.