SHIFTING PRIDE Blog Tour Day 11, End of the World Book Blast, and The Hobbit Blogfest!

Today Tanya at Speedy Readers–All Things Books is interviewing me. Click the link to check it out!



Did you guys know pub sista Theresa McClinton is hosting an “End of the World” giveaway blast for her novel, The Stone Guardian? It starts TODAY and runs through 12/20–yep, you guessed it, ONE day before the world ends…erm, if the Mayans were right, LOL!

I particularly love this book bash because Theresa’s book includes FAB folklore about Mayans–apropros, right???

Anyway, I’ll stop gabbing and get to it.

Here’s the cover:


Pretty girl, hot guy–what more could you ask for???

Click here to see a list of all the bloggers who are participating!

Theresa’s bio:


A long time enthusiast of things that go bump in the night, Theresa started her writing career as a journalism intern—possibly the least creative writing field out there. After her first semester at a local newspaper, she washed her hands of press releases and features articles to delve into the whimsical world of young adult paranormal romance.

Since then, Theresa has gotten married, had three terrific kids, moved to central Ohio, and was repeatedly guilt tripped into adopting a menagerie of animals that are now members of the family. But don’t be fooled by her domesticated appearance. Her greatest love is travel. Having stepped foot on the soil of over a dozen countries, traveled to sixteen U.S. states—including an extended seven-year stay in Kodiak, Alaska—she is anything but settled down. But wherever life brings her, she will continue to weave tales of adventure and love with the hope her stories will bring joy and inspiration to her readers.



M. Pax, author of The Backworlds, and Tyrean Martinson have teamed up to bring us The Hobbit Blogfest! 

I also couldn’t resist participating in this blogfest. I’m a HUGE LoTR fan and CAN’T WAIT to see The Hobbit!

What is your favorite hobbit characteristic/or the one that you think closely resembles you . . .?

FOOD!!!!! LOL!

Also, I may be a direct descendent of a hobbit. Seriously, my great aunt Edith looks like one, God bless her! She’s shorter than most (less than 5 feet), has a mop brown, curly hair, and giggles at every opportunity—DEFINITELY a hobbit!

If you could choose between a scrumptious second breakfast and a perilous unexpected journey – which would you prefer?

Second breakfast, please! I’m not an adventurous hobbit…though I do like to write about adventures!

Have you ever left behind something on a journey (expected or unexpected) and wished you could have it over and over again? (a pocket handkerchief?)

I’ve never left anything behind, but I’ve certainly returned with a valuable possession to two!

What is your Favorite part or quote from the book that you hope will be in the movie?

I absolutely adore the scene where Bilbo makes a deal with Gollum. I wish I could be so good at riddles!

Do you enjoy Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit? What do you think of The Hobbit being made into a TRILOGY???

14 comments on “SHIFTING PRIDE Blog Tour Day 11, End of the World Book Blast, and The Hobbit Blogfest!

  1. tmcclinton says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! I’m really excited, and I can’t wait to see who wins the fab prizes for my giveaway. I didn’t see the Rafflecopter (probably thanks to it being more finicky than a primadonna) so here’s the URL:

    Thanks again for all the cyber love, Laura!

  2. Tonja says:

    I’m short too. At least I don’t have to worry about hitting my head. I agree about the riddle part – they HAVE to get that right.

  3. salarsen says:

    Heading over to check out your interview! Congrats to Theresa!

  4. tmcclinton says:

    Thanks you so much Salarsen!

  5. roguemutt says:

    I think bulldogs would be perfect companions for Hobbitses. They’re short-ish, they’re fat, they eat a lot, though their feet aren’t so big. No coincidence they’re both English is there?

  6. The riddles was a really fun part of the book. The shire as always so vividly stuck in my mind. Congrats on your new book! That’s really awesome.

  7. Nicki Elson says:

    You’re so lucky to have a hobbit for an aunt! At first I was shocked when I heard the story would be split into three movies, and figured it was just a money-making scheme, but after I heard the movies will work in the lore of Middle Earth from Tolkein’s other works, I started liking the idea.

  8. tara tyler says:

    wow look at those books!
    and having hobbit lineage would be cool!
    happy hobbit day!

  9. Tyrean says:

    Hobbit lineage – very cool! Congrats on your book!
    The riddles are definitely a fun part of the movie and the book. I love The Hobbit, and (whispers) I actually consider it to be better that LOTR . . .really. The writing is beautiful and almost meant to be read aloud.

    At first, when I heard the book would be made into a trilogy I was very disappointed, but then . . .I realized that Jackson might just do the book full justice instead of cutting and clipping out cool parts like he did for LOTR. (Yes, I really did just say that. Hopefully the die hard LOTR movie fans won’t throw things at me.) Due to the length of the Hobbit screenplays we are guaranteed a full story. However, Jackson still made a few editorial changes that had my Hobbit purist heart cringing. Most people won’t care, but I found myself saying “but, what about . . .oh” during the movie. I still loved it, but Jackson’s version is different than the original – not in heart, but in pacing.

  10. Breakfasts – adventures are overrated.
    Heading out in a few minutes to see the movie!

  11. Aunt Edith sounds awesome:) And the scene with Gollum was a great part. That’s when I found out how smart Bilbo was, because before then…well, I wasn’t convinced.

  12. kerri says:

    I’m so excited The Hobbit will be a trilogy, and I can’t wait to see how they piece it all together!!!!

  13. Yay for second breakfast! Hehe! I loved Lord of the Rings and hope to see The Hobbit this coming week.

  14. denizb33 says:

    Congratulations on your book release! I wish I was good at riddles too… I’d never be able to stand up to Gollum, much less a dragon!

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