Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tour of Secrets & contest

Reader Girls is ecstatic to be the tour stop today for The Secret of Spruce Knoll. It has been a wonderful journey watching and reading Heather McCorkle's journey from aspiring writer to published author. Congratulations Heather on the publication of your first book!

What is The Secret of Spruce Knoll
This book is a Young Adult urban fantasy and here's the blurb: 
Following the tragic death of her parents, Eren Donovan moves to Spruce Knoll to live with her aunt. Little does Eren know the entire town of Spruce Knoll is filled with “channelers”—a magical group of people who immigrated to the small Colorado town when they were driven out of their own lands. 

Channelers are tied to the fate of the world. As the world slowly dies, so do 

they—and they alone have the power to stop the destruction of Earth. Now, Eren learns she not only lives among them, but she is one. When she meets local boy Aiden, his charm convinces her that being a channeler may not be all bad.

And here are the details for Heather's contest (which can also be found here)

Heather McCorkle is sharing one secret at each tour stop. Here is today's secret.

What secrets projects do you have in the works for the future Heather?
Well, The Secret of Spruce Knoll is the first in a trilogy, most people know that. The sequel to The Secret of Spruce Knoll (yet to be titled) is scheduled to release around March of 2012. But, my secret project is a young adult historical fantasy about one of Eren's (Spruce Knoll's main character) ancestors. It's set in Ireland around the year 1160. It struck a chord with me and flowed onto the page like no other manuscript has before it. After putting it through the editing ringer I'm hoping it may see the light of day, and the eyes of readers, in 2013. 

To celebrate the release of The Secret of Spruce Knoll, author Heather McCorkle is having a huge contest on her website. Here's what you can win:

1st place: 

*$50 gift certificate to B&N (or the Book Depository if you're over seas). 

*Autographed copy of The Secret Of Spruce Knoll 

*Special swag bag

2nd place: 

*Swag bag filled with:

*Autographed copy of The Secret Of Spruce Knoll 

*Spoiled by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan

*Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan 

*Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick 

*A Need So Beautiful by Suzanne Young 

3rd place: 

*Autographed copy of The Secret Of Spruce Knoll 

*Swag bag

For all of the rules and ways to earn extra points for the contest,
go to Heather McCorkle's site.

About the author: I am an author of young adult fantasy, in all its many sub-genres. Helping other writers and supporting fabulous authors is my passion. When I'm not writing or surfing my social networking sites, I can be found on the slopes, the hiking trails, or on horseback. As a native Oregonian, I enjoy the outdoors almost as much as the worlds I create on the pages. No need to travel to the Great Northwest though, you can find me here, on my blog four days a week, and Monday night's on Twitter where I co-moderate the #WritersRoad chat with my good friend TS Tate.

Heather's blog & goodreads

Find The Secret of Spruce Knoll at Amazon/Amazon Canada/Barnes & Noble/

We thank Heather McCorkle and wish her much success with her first book 
and all of her writing endeavors!


  1. Wow Heather - how do you find time? Lack of writing time has been my nemesis. I am so hoping that my job slows down in September and I can find the time to write. As it is my house chores barely get done and I've become a hermit! Thank God for my Blackberry :)

    Wish you the best of luck.

  2. Thank you ladies, it was a pleasure and an honor visiting your lovely blog!

    Dora, lol! It isn't easy, that's for sure. Our iPhones are lifesavers aren't they?!

  3. I love the sound of the setting for your historical fantasy! :)

  4. The historical fantasy sounds like it's fun for you. I know the feeling. Flying fingers for sure!And I can't wait to read this first one!

    I had fun following along, best I could, Heather, wishing you the best of luck with this!

  5. So nice to meet you and thank you for supporting Heather! She's a superstar and we all love her. I also love your blog too!!

  6. Sounds great Heather! I'm glad it's going to be a trilogy!! :D

  7. "The Secret of Spruce Knoll" looks wonderful. I wish you every success.


  8. Golden Eagle, thank you! I hope you get to read it some day. :)

    Lorelei, thank you so much! You've been wonderful support!

    Karlene, you're making me blush. Glad I could introduce you to the Reader Girls!

    Saba, it touches me to hear that, thank you!

    MaryBelle, thank you!

  9. Wow, Heather,

    You are the busy woman... A sequel and now another novel. Congrats and good luck. We are all looking forward to reading you next works.