April 22 & 23 – L.A. Times Festival of Books
This weekend I had the pleasure of making a dream come true. I was in a booth at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Joining me were my fellow Made In L.A. Writers Dario Ciriello and Gabi Lorino, but it was all made possible by the wonderful and talented Cody Sisco!
I still have much to learn about the process of self-promotion, but being at such a huge event, and surrounded by so many lovers of books, it was certainly a weekend to remember. Hope to see you all next year!
Join me for Indie Author Day on October 8th at the Alhambra Civic Library! Over 300 libraries from all across North America will host their own local author events with the support of the Indie Author Day team. I, along with my a dozen other indie authors — including my dad, Dennis Sanchez — will be at the Alhambra library from 1-4 pm. At 2:30 pm I will be part of the “Writing for Young People” panel, so be sure to come by for that.
Rose is a good writer of dialogue, and is deft at slowly doling out information to locate the reader within Jo’s world. The story is exciting, fast-paced, and full of surprises… TICK is a terrific book, which more than stands its ground in a crowded field of dystopian fiction featuring awesome, if “wrett” female heroes.
…Author Allison Rose kept the essence of thrill and action all the way till the end. This is one of those novels that will keep your heart beating and make you live the life of the character. I was completely invested in the story from the first chapter. Jo is the type of character that you root for right to the very end. She was awesome and very reflective.
Check out this review of Tick from Writer’s Digest:
Tick [presents] a dark and lush tale that paints a very appealing heroine in Jo – someone the reader can believe in and identify with even though she is plagued by a problem that (hopefully) not many people have or have to understand. The novel deftly weaves aspects of teen novels and dystopian sci fi with a story that is, at its heart, a moral tale about the lives we’re forced to live and how we try to do better than our circumstances and the cards dealt to us… The narrative is tightly woven and compelling, moving at a fast pace while still allowing the reader to experience a true depth of characterization as they develop a full appreciation of the events as they take place. Jo is the real star of the show here and we marvel at how well she is handled, how clearly and accurately she seems to be formed.
–Judge, 3rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards
GUEST POST — Emily at Awesome Indies has given me the awesome opportunity to write a guest post for her blog. Stop my to read my article where I discuss Why It’s Time to Redefine the “Strong Female Character”.
AUTHOR INTERVIEW — I virtually sat down with Amanda at The Darling Bookworm. We talked about dystopias, the science behind my fiction, and the rise of the Strong Female character. You can read it here!
NEW REVIEW OF TICK — Online Book Club. org has posted an awesome 4/4 Star Review of Tick. Go check it out!
My guest blog post for The Reading Nook NZ is up now! Head on over and read Sam’s interview of me, all about the writing process and inspiration for Tick. Read it HERE!
‘TICK’ is NOW AVAILABLE!
Allison Rose’s debut novel, Tick, is available in both paperback and Kindle editions!
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