Friday, October 29, 2010

Crossroads Tour: Jeri Smith-Ready

You guys have no idea how psyched I am to have Jeri Smith-Ready stopping by the blog today. Her YA book, Shade, became an instant favorite of mine and I'm really excited to see where she plans to take the series!

You’ve scored a golden ticket to see any band from any decade. The only fallback is that you have to take one of your characters with you. Who are you taking and who are you two going to go see?
Ooh, I would take Logan to see the original Pogues, or maybe the Sex Pistols or the Clash. It would be epic!

When I know an author is a huge music fan like myself I love asking them to suggest a few songs for my readers. In this case, what are five songs that Logan would want us to listen to?
Logan is a huge fan of Irish music, everything from traditional to rock to punk. Earlier this year on St. Patrick’s Day he put together a great playlist, which can be found on the SHADE music page below the SHADE “soundtrack.”Here are five of them:

1. “Black Friday Rule” by Flogging Molly
2. “Siobhan” by the Tossers (as a jab at his sister)
3. “Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya” as covered by the Dropkick Murphys
4. “Sally McLannan” by the Pogues
5. “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” by the Chieftains

What do readers have to look forward to in Shift?
In SHIFT, we’ll find out the answers to a lot of Aura’s questions about her parents and their connection to the Shift. But of course those answers will lead to more questions, as answers often do. On the personal side, the love triangle will be settled, but not until after it gets much more complicated (a love pentagon?).

Thanks for stopping by, Jeri!

Don't forget to swing by the Crossroads to see the question for the day. You need all 16 answers to enter for the grand prize!



johnson said...

the love triangle will be settled, but not until after it gets much more complicated

Black Friday ads

Jeri said...

Amber, thanks for having me to your wonderful blog! Hope you have a great weekend. :)


I listened to the Pogues, love them. I like "If Ever I Leave This World Alive" by Flogging Molly. Have you listened to Mumford and Sons. They are kind of new on the scene. They have the same kind of sound, quirky instruments. I like the Shade playlist you have on your blog. And I'm a big time fan of SHADE!


Jeri said...

*gasp* I love Mumford & Sons! One of my readers told me they reminded her of Logan, so I got their CD, SIGH NO MORE, and it is so him. I listened to it constantly while I was writing his story, four or five times a day. I wish so bad I could see them in concert, but all their US shows are sold out this time around. :-(