Monday, June 3, 2019

Guest Post with Sarah Porter


Photo Content from Sarah Porter

SARAH PORTER is the author of the Lost Voices Trilogy (Lost Voices, Waking Storms, The Twice Lost) in addition to Vassa in the Night—all for the teen audience. For over ten years she has taught creative writing workshops in New York City public schools to students in grades K-10. Porter also works as a VJ, both solo and with the art collective Fort/Da; she has played venues including Roseland, Galapagos, Tonic, Joe’s Pub, The Hammerstein Ballroom, The Nokia Theater, and the Burning Man festival. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two cats.

        


Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen (March 19, 2019)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0765396734
ISBN-13: 978-0765396730

Praise for NEVER-CONTENTED THINGS

“Sarah Porter is a genius. Her language is lush and dangerous, and her books burn with the beautiful, ferocious intensity of a bonfire in the darkest night. Read Never-Contented Things with the lights on. Then read it again.” ―Brittany Cavallaro, New York Times bestselling author of A Study in Charlotte

“Sarah Porter’s Never-Contented Things creates a creepy new world like none I’ve seen before. Eerie, edgy, and filled with mystery, Porter takes us to the depths of the magical and psychological.” ―Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die

Praise for WHEN I CAST YOUR SHADOW

“You’ll never think of your nightmares the same way again. Darkly seductive. Sarah Porter’s writing glitters and her storytelling stuns in this twisted tale of siblings, love, and death.” —Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of CARAVAL

“Sarah Porter’s darkly imaginative WHEN I CAST YOUR SHADOW intrigues from the start. Tragic and engrossing, filled with nightmarish dreamscapes and menacing villains, it also treads the tender terrain of family, and the strange and sometimes dysfunctional ties between siblings. Highly recommended!”  —Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of THREE DARK CROWNS
  


WHAT'S ON YOUR DESK GUEST POST BU SARAH PORTER
My desk is practically an ecosystem of emblematic objects and magical creatures roaming at will, and I’m grateful that it’s big enough to provide habitat for all of them! Starting on the left, there’s a stack of notebooks for idea generation and books for research, on top of someone else’s manuscript. Then there’s my beloved velvet zebra, Rero; I found him in a thrift shop in Reno when we were wandering around after Burning Man. Two Underdog figurines and a zipper-mouthed monster perch on the speaker; humble, poetry-spouting Underdog was my favorite superhero when I was small. Descending, we encounter the usual Kleenex and coasters along with an anthracite sparkle ball and a menacing yellow finger puppet. The Dundee Marmalade jar holding pens belonged to my adored grandmother, and it’s among my most cherished possessions. You can also glimpse a mermaid bookmark that my best friend made for me when LOST VOICES was published.


Then there’s the laptop, like a river carving a valley down the center. I’ve lost count of how many books I’ve written on it.

Once we wade across the laptop and climb the right bank, there’s a photo of me and my husband Todd wrapped in feather boas at a party long, long ago. A rather insolent Valentine’s bear he gave me is up on the speaker. Next to the photo sits Erg, the magical doll who caused so much trouble in VASSA IN THE NIGHT, waving hello to all of you! Behind Erg there’s a vase holding a creepy blue plastic hand and an assortment of glass and paper flowers. Then there’s a photo of me and my Grammy; I miss her more than words can say. At the end there’s an icon of Saint Li Ban of Ireland with her otter sidekick, painted by my mom Betsy Porter. Li Ban, like the mermaids of the LOST VOICES TRILOGY, was a human girl who transformed into a mermaid through trauma when her city flooded; she was the lone survivor, and her little dog became an otter, and they lived for centuries in the sea. In front of Li Ban there’s another stack of books that just happens to include NEVER-CONTENTED THINGS and a to-do list.

The blue and gold wallpaper features a pattern of deconstructed tortoises. It makes me happy every time I look at it!


Seductive. Cruel. Bored.
Be wary of… 


Prince and his fairy courtiers are staggeringly beautiful, unrelentingly cruel, and exhausted by the tedium of the centuries ― until they meet foster-siblings Josh and Ksenia. Drawn in by their vivid emotions, undying love for each other, and passion for life, Prince will stop at nothing to possess them.

First seduced and then entrapped by the fairies, Josh and Ksenia learn that the fairies' otherworldly gifts come at a terrible price ― and they must risk everything in order to reclaim their freedom.


You can purchase Never-Contented Things at the following Retailers:
        

And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you SARAH PORTER for making this giveaway possible.
5 Winners will receive a Copy of NEVER-CONTENTED THINGS by Sarah Porter.
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