Wednesday, May 11, 2011

PR Special Edition (34): Brent Hartinger Guest Post!

Poisoned Rationality Special  Edition

Welcome to another Poisoned Rationality Special Edition!   Today we have Brent Hartinger, author of Shadow Walkers out now from Flux!  Brent is telling us what he did with his garage every year at Halloween!

Synopsis: Zach lives with his grandparents on a remote island in Puget Sound in Washington State. With only his little brother, Gilbert, to keep him company, Zach feels cut off from the world. But when Gilbert is kidnapped, Zach tries the only thing he can think of to find him: astral projection. Soon, his spirit is soaring through the strange and boundless astral realm—a shadow place. While searching for his brother, Zach meets a boy named Emory, another astral traveler who's intriguing (and cute).

As Zach and Emory track the kidnappers from the astral realm, their bond grows, but each moment could be Gilbert's last. Even worse, there's a menacing, centuries-old creature in their midst that devours souls and possesses physical bodies. And it's hungry for Zach.
If we were to attend a garage sale of your teenage years, what might we find there?

You know, I wouldn’t have had a garage sale as a teenager, mostly because I didn’t own a lot of stuff (my parent were pretty anti-materialistic, to their great, great credit).

But what I would’ve done in my garage – and I did! – was have a really cool haunted house every Halloween. We had a fantastic black-light room, with white sheets and streamers everywhere; we had a “prison cell” room with “bars” made of painted garden hose, so the monsters inside would “bend” them open and climb outside; and of course hanging over the whole driveway outside was this system of little ghosts on strings and pulleys that would fly all over the place.

The only problem? It was kinda too scary for little kids – you know, the people who were out trick-or-treating and were actually supposed to be coming to our haunted house? We missed our target audience completely, and pissed off a few parents. But we had a hell of a great time!


Want to know more?  Check out Brent's webpage Brent's Brain and his blog Voices in my Head.  Also check out AfterElton.com, the site that Brent writes for (and which talks a lot about two of my favorite people ever Neil Patrick Harris and John Barrowman). Follow his tour with Teen Book Scene for more great interviews, guest posts and reviews!


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