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Into the Woods We Go...

Welcome to the first stop of The Woods!

This is the first ever Halloween Book Trail, featuring your favorite YA & MG authors! This trail is based on the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes presented by the Apocalypsies. In THIS trail, you’ll find all kinds of posts, and discover new authors and their work.

How do you play? Every post contains information that will lead to killer prizes! Books, swag, skype sessions, locks of hair (jk jk)! At the end of each blog you’ll find a link that will take you to the next stop in the trail. By the end, you’ll find a quiz. Now you’ll be happy you read all the posts! Submit your entry to the quiz for a chance to win a grand prize! Accuracy matters here, so take your time, or go back and refresh your memory! One quiz entry per trail.




Oh hey.  I'm AC Gaughen, author of SCARLET and LADY THIEF and the forthcoming LION HEART.  This is a retelling of the Robin Hood legend featuring a bad ass girl, a lot of knives, and an incredible amount of time spent in the woods.  It's not scary (well, I guess that depends what you're scared of--if you're afraid of misogyny it's downright TERRIFYING!), but I figured I'd play along because...woods!


  • What scares the pants out of you?

Spiders.  All spiders.  I am deeply sympathetic to this woman, and this man has suffered my worst nightmare.  Also, wolf spiders.  They kill dogs. 

  • If you were stranded on a deserted island or haunted house, what number are you to die and how?

I am 100% the first one to die.  This may seem like I don't have a sense of self preservation--and well, like, biologically speaking, I don't.  I have ZERO reflexes.  Not hyperbolically, medically.  The doctor taps my knee with the rubber mallet and NOTHING happens.  NOTHING.  So, unless it comes down to a battle of the wits, I'm toast.  Probably by a zombie to the face.  

  • What is your most embarrassing Halloween costume malfunction?

I'm sure you mean more in the league of a nip slip or an OMG HAS THAT BEEN LIKE THIS ALL NIGHT?! But there's this:

Yup.  I was a pumpkin.  That happened. 

  • Would you rather be covered in slime or covered in blood?

Just so everyone knows, Zoraida Cordova wrote these questions, ok?  ZORAIDA CORDOVA.  I am answering this just on the basis of SERIOUSLY THIS IS A QUESTION IN YOUR HEAD?!

Blood.  Slime just seems disease ridden (ok that logic does not discount blood....) and it's a texture thing.  And least blood isn't like...viscous.  Blehhh.

  • What magical/supernatural creature do you secretly want to be?

I would like to be the girl version of Poseidon and control all the ocean and water in the world.  All of it.  And I'm coming for YOU.


Full speed ahead!  Head over to Kat Kruger for the next stop!

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