Monday, May 14, 2012

Tour Intro and Giveaway with Hannah Clark

First of all, a big thanks to Roxanne for featuring me today!    It’s awesome to be here and to have the chance to tell more people about my debut YA novel Cobbogoth. 

I just thought I’d kick off the tour by telling you all a little bit about my journey of becoming a writer. For those of you who’ve read my bio, you know that I’m dyslexic.  Writing, for me, has been a journey of overcoming some huge fears and major adversity—something me and my main character, Norah Lukens have in common.  Funny enough, in spite of my dyslexia, I can’t remember a time in my life, when I didn’t want to be a writer.  Sure, reading and writing were super hard for me, and I couldn’t spell worth a darn, but something in me craved stories, and something even stronger—an extremely active imagination—needed to tell stories.

 So, with the encouragement of an amazing mother, a super brilliant big sister willing to believe in me, and an inspired 4th grade teacher, I kept on writing, even though few people could read what I wrote, and many, many people made it very clear that they thought I’d never make it.  

Fast forward about 8 years and I graduated from High School with honors and a scholarship in English Studies at Utah Valley University.  By my Sophomore year of college, the first inklings of Cobbogoth had been conceived, and in 2006 after graduating with my Bachelors in English, I started writing my very first novel.

It took me six-and-a-half years to write, polish, and publish Cobbogoth, but I learned something very important, and it is this: No one can tell you that you can or can’t do something, except for you. 

                I hope you’ll l all take a chance on Cobbogoth.  Finishing it was a huge victory for me, and nothing would make me happier than to know it was out there inspiring others to face their own fears. 


Hannah L. Clark

May 14 Tour Intro
Fang-tastic Books

May 15 Promo
The YA Café

May 16 Promo
Roxanne’s Realm

May 17 Guest Blog
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

May 28 Promo
Bornean Bookworm Reads

May 29 Guest blog
I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read! 

May 30 Interview
Second Bookshelf on the Right

June 1 Review
Mindy Wall Dreamer2229 Books, Books, and More Books 

June 2 Saturday
June 3 Sunday

June 4 Promo

June 6 Promo

June 7 Promo
B'Tween Prose  

June 8 Review 

June 8 Promo
Nilsas boom blog

June 8 review 

June 9 Promo and Interview

June 9 Saturday
June 10 Sunday

June 11 Guest blog

June 12 Interview and review 
The Pretty Good Gatsby 

June 15 SQAI Night Owl Interview

 By Hannah L Clark 
Genre: YA Fantasy romance 

 Book Blurb: 

To seventeen-year-old Norah Lukens, the Cobbogothians were just a myth. But after her archeologist uncle's brutal murder, and being asked to translate one of his old research journals for evidence, she begins a journey to discover the truth for herself. 

Chasing the myth her uncle was obsessed with, Norah learns that his murder was a cover up for something far more sinister. If she hopes to save others from suffering the same fate he did--including the peculiarly magnetic James Riley--she must head to Iceland in order to find out the truth once and for all. If she succeeds, she'll gain the one thing she's always longed for. But if she fails, not even the gods can help her. 

Book site: 

Cobbogoth Facebook Page: 

About the Author: 

Hannah L. Clark was raised in the very small town of Oak City, UT with seven sisters and one brother. She spent most of her childhood daydreaming, writing stories, building forts, chasing after boys, and working really hard to earn money. (With six older sisters, her parents were really poor by the time she came along.) 

In spite of great learning difficulty brought on by dyslexia, Hannah graduated from high school with honors and was awarded a scholarship in English to Utah Valley University. In 2006 she graduated from UVU with her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and immediately began two of her most exciting adventures yet: Motherhood and writing her first novel. 

Five and a half years later, Hannah completed Cobbogoth, a Young Adult Fantasy-Adventure novel, and book one in a seven book series.    

She currently lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband Michael, and their son. Hannah actively seeks to inspire kids and adults by speaking about her experiences of becoming an author in spite of dyslexia. 

Hannah still daydreams, writes stories, builds forts, chases after her boys, and works really hard to earn money. 

Favorite Quote: "Whatever you think you can or can't do, you're right." -Henry Ford 

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Debby said...

I want to read this book. It does sound amazing. Adding it to my list.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Hannah L. Clark said...

I hope you win a copy, Debby! And I hope you love the story as much as I loved writing it.

bn100 said...

Congratulations on the book! It sounds good.

Tore said...

I really want to read this book. Please enter me in contest.

twilightdew said...

I'm such a sucker for books where the lead character finds something important in a book/diary/journal. It seems as though you books is totally up my alley. I will be adding it to be TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway.