Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Where is Maureen?

Happy Halloween!!

I received these flowers yesterday from my fabulous author-relations team at Amazon Children's Publishing. Isn't that sweet!

Here are a few places where you can find me on the web this week--and discover lots of revealing secrets interesting facts about me and about DEVIANTS.

Get Lost in a Story -- interviewed by Donnell Ann Bell

Diana Peterfreund's Blog -- She asked really interesting questions! (not surprisingly, if you know Diana or have read her fabulous books)

Honestly YA -- Interviewed by Jennifer McAndrews -- more really interesting questions... and a discussion about eating rat meat...

The Reading Cafe -- A fun interview and a great review!

Inkygirl -- Great interview wherein I offer lots of tips about writing and publishing

And there are giveaway options at most of the places! And below!


If you're not a gambler, and don't want to risk the giveaways, DEVIANTS is only $3.99 for the kindle right now, if you live in the US! (A bit more in Canada and elsewhere--click on the link to find out how much is is, where you are.) And the hardcover is on sale most places too!

I'm also thrilled that DEVIANTS is listing in the top 50 on Amazon under "spine tingling horror' which is kind of awesome, especially on Halloween!

On Friday, I'm super excited to be blogging at Omnivoracious! Where today, they're discussing great YA Halloween reads and Friday, I'll be talking about why adults do (and should if they don't) read teen fiction.

Tomorrow, I'm on the panel "Romancing the Beast" at the World Fantasy Convention. Fellow panelists include #1 NYT Bestselling author, Patricia Briggs! I think I'll just sit and listen to her. :)

And on Saturday, I'll be a VIP Guest at the Ontario Blog Squad's Annual Meet Up! Very excited to meet everyone there!

(And somehow, at the same time, I need to do line edits for COMPLIANCE, The Dust Chronicles #2, before Sunday night... Sleep? I hear it's overrated.)

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Deviants by Maureen McGowan


by Maureen McGowan

Giveaway ends November 09, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


It's here, it's here, it's here!

Yes, today is the official release day for DEVIANTS. And the first day people can actually post reviews at

Here are some places where you can find me on the interwebz today:

An interview/discussion about DEVIANTS, worldbuilding and dystopias with the fabulous and talented Diana Peterfreund here.

Interview about writing and publishing with lots of tips with the equally fabulous and talented Debbie Ridpath Ohi, aka @inkyelbows here.

An interview with, um, me here. Yes I interviewed myself. What a nerd!

And my giveaway continues! 

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In case you'd like a handy set of links... Here are some places where you can buy the book!

IndieBound      B&N     Chapters Indigo

Monday, October 29, 2012


Okay, technically two more sleeps, since I'm drafting this post at nearly 4:00 am on October 29th, and I haven't gone to bed yet.

But DEVIANTS comes out on October 30th!!! So soon.

I had a fantastic launch party on Saturday and will post some photos soon.

But for now, I wanted to let you know that I was interviewed at The Reading Cafe yesterday, where they also gave me a great review! Yippee!

Also, I'm having a big giveaway!!!

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And there will be more chances to win this week, so come back to visit every day!


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Deviants inspired Halloween Costumes

Today, I'm guest blogging at as part of the Spooktacular Giveaway Hop.

Want to dress up as a Shredder for Halloween?

How about a Comp?

Even if you haven't read Deviants yet, you can get a preview on how some of the characters might look.

And, they're giving away lots of great prizes as part of the hop, including a signed copy of Deviants.

Stop on by!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Chapter One of Deviants

Look! You can read the first Chapter of Deviants!

Let me know what you think. :)

And if you enjoy the excerpt, I will be forever grateful if you consider ordering the book and/or telling your friends about it.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012


The release date for DEVIANTS is fast approaching! I can't believe it. It will be out three weeks yesterday!

To celebrate the release, I'm doing a Goodreads giveaway.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Deviants by Maureen McGowan


by Maureen McGowan

Giveaway ends November 09, 2012.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to win
For those of you who might live in Southern Ontario... I'm participating in a pre-Halloween Bash at the Chapters on Stone Road in Guelph this Saturday.  435 Stone W, Guelph, ON N1G 2X6

Here is a hilarious promo video that the store did for the event.

I've also planned a launch party to be held on Saturday, October 27th. And have fabulous plans to do a group YA Apocalypse Tour with other authors, including Megan Crewe, Lesley Livingston, Leah Bobet and Cheryl Rainfield starting October 30th.

More on those events in a later post!
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