Magnificent Quiz Monday

Hi Everyone!

Since we have a lot of new followers to the blog I thought a fun “get to know you” quiz would be fun!

1. Hamburger or Hotdog or I don’t eat meat?

2. Call or text or snapchat?

3. Purse or Backpack or Nothing, a true spy just uses what’s around?

4. Outside or Inside or Either?

5. Makeup or just mascara or nothing but face lotion?

6. Bike or skateboard or what are those?

7. Winter or Spring or Summer or Fall?

8. High heels or Tennis shoes or Hiking boots or Flip flops?

Baking Soda and the Art of Book-to-Film Adaptations

So this is something I’ve been thinking about writing for a long time. At least a year. Maybe longer. Probably longer. And I’ve decided to write this now because John Green’s PAPER TOWNS opens this weekend, and I’m extremely excited for John and about the movie. Also because the “John Green Hollywood experience” has been on my mind a lot lately.

It never ceases to amaze me how much the book-to-film process both captures the public’s fascination and confuses the heck out of people.

If you write a book – any book – you will hear every day that “you should make a movie out of your book!”

Magnificent Cryptogram Monday

Hey Everyone!

I thought I would give you a cryptogram to solve today! I haven’t posted one in a while and thought I would pull a quote from All Fall Down. Good Luck!

W FEX’V KMCX VE LMV WXVE VSENOUM.  VSENOUM HNTV TESV EJ JWXFT KM.

For those of you who have never solved a cryptogram puzzle before, the rules are simple… It is basically a secret code where different numbers, symbols, or in this case, letters, represent a different letter.

I will hold all comments with answers for 24hrs to give everyone a chance to solve the puzzle! I will approve comments that include tips, tricks, or encouragement!

Magnificent Monday

Hi Everyone!

I have to say the BEST part of my job was getting to proof read See How They Run this past weekend!!

It is amazing! I can’t wait for everyone to get to read it and that way we can all geek out over it!

And in case you missed it….Ally put this little excerpt  from See How They Run on her social media sites Saturday.

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And if you are in the Oklahoma City area this weekend go and see Ally  Saturday, July 18th, at 3:00 at the Barnes & Noble at the Qual Springs Mall!

New event in Oklahoma City!

Hi everyone!

Ally here with some late-breaking news.

Next Saturday, July 18th, at 3:00 I’ll be at the Barnes & Noble at the Qual Springs Mall in Oklahoma City!

(Note: I previously posted that the time was 4:30. I was WRONG. The time really is 3. I swear this time.)

This is an event that was originally planned with Jennifer Lynn Barnes, but Rachel Vincent and I decided to crash it.

So you’ll get three authors for the price of one! (And considering the event is free to attend, that’s quite a bargain.)

Magnificent Giveaway Monday

Hi Everyone!

Today I am giving away a signed copy of All Fall Down!

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To be entered for your chance to win just comment what your first Ally Carter book you read was!

We have a winner!! CONGRATULATIONS ANNE LAWSON!!

Anne Lawson says:

My first book by Ally Carter was Heist Society. (And FYI, being my first, the series is my favorite!)

 

Anne please send your mailing address to [email protected] and everyone else keep checking back for more giveaways and games!

 

Happy Summer!

Hello, everyone! Or should I say Bon jour?

Ally here. As some of you may know, I recently went on a big European adventure. (Or…well…a moderately-sized European adventure.)

Thanks to my wonderful UK publisher, Orchard Books, I was able to visit London last month. We got to visit the Guardian offices where I recorded THIS interview. (Check it out if you want to hear me read from ALL FALL DOWN and talk a little about a whole lot of things.)

I also got to do some amazing stuff at the Orchard offices, AND…of course…I got to meet a lot of you!

New Interview With Ally

Hi Everybody!

Ally here.

Yes, it is me. Yes, I am still alive.

I’m happy to say that I’ve finished SEE HOW THEY RUN! (Or, well, the part of SEE HOW THEY RUN I was working on. There will still be some stuff to do in a few weeks, but for now the heavy lifting is over.)

So I’m above water temporarily, and I wanted to share something cool with you.

Magnificent Monday

Hi Everyone!

I took a few weeks off to spend some time with my family but I am back and ready to get this blog up and running again!

Let’s take care of a few house cleaning items.

This blog is for Ally Carter fans who want to have fun and share their love of reading and all things Ally Carter!

I monitor all comments and will not approve any negative comments or comments with your personal information included.

Ally loves Fan Art and I like to post your fan art to her Tumblr page. You can send your art work to [email protected]

Magnificent Giveaway Monday!

Hi Everyone!

To kick off summer in style we have a really fun giveaway today!

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A SIGNED copy of Carrie Ryan’s Daughter of Deep Silence.

This is an Advanced Reading Copy which makes it even more valuable.

Fun Fact: According to Ally, Carrie got the idea of this book while she was staying at Ally’s house!

We have a winner!!! CONGRATULATIONS KELLY!!!

Kelly says: