Wednesday, November 18, 2015

How To Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras Blog Tour & Giveaway!

How to be Brave
Author: E. Katherine Kottaras
Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: November 3, 2015

An emotional contemporary YA novel about love, loss, and having the courage to chase the life you truly want.
Reeling from her mother's death, Georgia has a choice: become lost in her own pain, or enjoy life right now, while she still can. She decides to start really living for the first time and makes a list of fifteen ways to be brave - all the things she's wanted to do but never had the courage to try. As she begins doing the things she's always been afraid to do - including pursuing her secret crush, she discovers that life doesn't always go according to plan. Sometimes friendships fall apart and love breaks your heart. But once in a while, the right person shows up just when you need them most - and you learn that you're stronger and braver than you ever imagined.

About the Author 
E. Katherine Kottaras is originally from Chicago, but now she writes and teaches in the Los Angeles area. She holds an M.A. in English from the University of California, Irvine and teaches writing and literature at Pasadena City College. She is at her happiest when she is either 1) at the playground with her husband and daughter and their wonderful community of friends, 2) breathing deeply in a full handstand, or 3) writing

Kathy’s Year of Living Bravely! 
Georgia isn’t the only one with a bravery to-do list. As a debut novelist, Kathy has declared 2015 the year of living bravely and is tackling many of her own fears. She’s chronicling her adventures on her website and encouraging readers to share their own experiences using #HowToBeBrave.

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  1. I plan to be brave by opening up to my blog readers about my life.

  2. This sounds like a really good story!

  3. I am battling a serious illness so I hope to be brave while going through the treatments.