Happy Book Birthday: Rita Arens!
The day your book arrives in your hands is a happy day. However when you can share your story with readers everywhere, the day is momentous. When a story touches so many people as The Obvious Game has the gala is huge. Today The Obvious Game is released and we're celebrating Rita's release with a party. And what's a party without presents! Don't forget to enter below to win prizes of your very own.
“Everyone trusted me back then. Good old, dependable Diana. Which is why most people didn’t notice at first.”
"Your shirt is yellow."
"Your eyes are blue."
"You have to stop running away from your problems."
"You're too skinny."
Fifteen-year-old Diana Keller accidentally begins teaching The Obvious Game to new kid Jesse on his sixteenth birthday. As their relationship deepens, Diana avoids Jesse's past with her own secrets -- which she'll protect at any cost.
Praise for The Obvious Game:
“I couldn’t put down The Obvious Game. Arens perfectly captures the hunger, pain and uncertainty of adolescence.” -- Ann Napolitano, author of A GOOD HARD LOOK and WITHIN ARM'S REACH
"THE OBVIOUS GAME is a fearless, honest, and intense look into the psychology of anorexia. The characters—especially Diana--are so natural and emotionally authentic that you’ll find yourself yelling at the page even as you’re compelled to turn it." -- Coert Voorhees, author of LUCKY FOOLS and THE BROTHERS TORRES
"Let’s be clear about one thing: there’s nothing obvious about The Obvious Game. Arens has written a moving, sometimes heart-breaking story about one girl’s attempt to control the uncontrollable. You can’t help but relate to Diana and her struggles as you delve into this gem of a novel." -- Risa Green, author of THE SECRET SOCIETY OF THE PINK CRYSTAL BALL
Publisher: Inkspell Publishing
Release Date: Feb 7th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9856562-7-0 (ebook), 978-0-9856562-8-7 (Paperback)
Paperback Price: $13.99
Available at all major online outlets: Amazon, B&N, All Romance E-books, Kobo
About The Author:
Rita Arens is the author of The Obvious Game and the editor of the award-winning parenting anthology Sleep Is for the Weak. She writes the popular blog Surrender, Dorothy (www.surrenderdorothyblog.com) and lives in Kansas City with her husband and daughter. The Obvious Game is her first young adult novel. She is at work on a second.
Rita has been a featured speaker at BlogHer 2012, BEA Bloggers Conference 2012, BlogHer Writers 2011, BlogHer 2011, Blissdom 2011, Alt Summit 2010, BlogHer 2010, BlogHer 2008 and BlogHer 2009, the 2008 Kansas City Literary Festival and 2009 Chicks Who Click and appeared on the Walt Bodine Show in 2008.
She’s been quoted by Bloomberg Businessweek, The Associated Press, Forbes Woman, the Wall Street Journal, Businessweek and Businessweek Online and featured in Breathe magazine, Get Your Biz Savvy, The Kansas City Star (archived material available on request), Today Moms (Today Show blog) and Ink KC.
Website/blog: http://www.surrenderdorothyblog.com or http://www.ritaarens.com
Giveaway open for US, UK and Canada
2/6/2013 11:22:36 pm
I am reading a digital ARC copy of this now, on p. 158 and LOVING IT!!! It reminds me a lot of my teens and all the issues that go along with that time period. Rita is so talented and I'm thrilled to see this book coming out!
2/6/2013 11:49:57 pm
SO looking forward to reading this, Rita!
2/6/2013 11:57:09 pm
Congratulations Rita! So proud of you! Can't wait to read it!
2/7/2013 12:21:46 am
Congrats! I cannot wait to read this!
2/7/2013 02:26:41 am
So excited for Rita! What a great birthday present!
2/7/2013 11:12:14 pm
Can't wait to read it!
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