Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Darkest Path Blog Tour

Synopsis : USA TODAY bestselling author Jeff Hirsch once again creates a futuristic world with stunning, dramatic realism.

A civil war rages between the Glorious Path--a militant religion based on the teachings of a former US soldier--and what's left of the US government. Fifteen-year-old Callum Roe and his younger brother, James, were captured and forced to convert six years ago. Cal has been working in the Path's dog kennels, and is very close to becoming one of the Path's deadliest secret agents. Then Cal befriends a stray dog named Bear and kills a commander who wants to train him to be a vicious attack dog. This sends Cal and Bear on the run, and sets in motion a series of incredible events that will test Cal's loyalties and end in a fierce battle that the fate of the entire country rests on.

I live in upstate New York with my wife and a small passel of animals. I used to write plays (I actually have an MFA in it, which is number 8 on US News and World Report's list of the top twenty most useless masters degrees) and now I write books for teens. I've written three, The Eleventh Plague, Magisterium and The Darkest Path.

A few random facts about me:
* I’m incredibly superstitious.
* I believe in baking as the ultimate stress reliever. I mean, sure, I write pretty good books but have you tasted my Triple Chocolate Espresso Cookies?
* I’m deeply obsessed with the work of Joss Whedon, Stephen King, Bryan K. Vaughn, Prince and Tom Waits.
* I started writing because of two women—Susan Cooper, author of the Dark Is Rising Series and Denise Stewart, my 7th grade English teacher.

“This or That” with Jeff
Paris Or Venice - Venice
Deodorant Or Perfume - Deodorant
Winter Or Summer - Summer
Vampire Diaries Or Twilight – Dracula. I’m pretty old school.
Angels Or Demons – Demons. Definitely Demons
Fall Or Spring - Fall
Lord Of The Rings Or Harry Potter – My head says LOTR but my heart says Harry Potter.
Ice Cream Or Sorbet – Gelato!
Coke Or Pepsi – Coke (More Specifically Coke Zero)
Cabin In The Woods Or Condo On The Beach – Cabin in the Woods (You mean the horror movie, right?)
Kisses Or Hugs –That’s awfully forward of you.
Cash Or Card - Cash
Print Or Ebook – Mostly ebook.
Voice Or Text – Text. Honestly, who wants to actually talk to anyone anymore?
Batman Or Superman – Superman when I’m feeling optimistic. Batman all other times. So…mostly Batman.
Wheat Or White - Wheat
Romance Or Passion – Both? Can’t I have both? Please?
Night Or Day - Night


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