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Happy Book Release Day to Rori Shay!

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Rori Shay, so it’s with great pleasure that I say congratulations and a mighty woo-HOO to Rori for the release of her first young adult sci-fi novel in a series of three, ELECTED!


ELECTED Front CoverIt’s the year 2185, and in two weeks, Aloy will turn eighteen and take her father’s place as president of the country. But to do so, she must masquerade as a boy to avoid violating the Eco-Accords, four treaties designed to bring the world back from the brink of environmental extinction. Aloy hopes to govern like her father, but she is inheriting a different country. The long concealed Technology Faction is stepping out of the shadows, and as turmoil grows within her country, cryptic threats also arrive from beyond the borders.

As she struggles to lead, Aloy maintains her cover by marrying a woman, meanwhile battling feelings for the boy who knows her secret – the boy who is somehow connected to her country’s recent upheaval. When assassination attempts add to the turmoil, Aloy doesn’t know whom to trust. She understood leadership required sacrifice. She just didn’t realize the sacrifice might be her life.

Silence in the Library Publishing

Release day: April 22, 2014, Earth Day!

Amazon link: Click here!

headshot_Rori_Shay-202x300About the Author:

Rori Shay is an author living in the Washington, DC area with her husband, daughters, black lab, and cat – just not quite in the same exciting circumstances as ELECTED’s main character, Aloy. She enjoys running, gardening, reading, doing yoga, and volunteering with the Dwelling Place non-profit. Rori is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

For those who attended our recent Spring: Nature’s Revised Draft conference, you’ll remember that we did an interview with Rori over at As The Eraser Burns that you can find here!

Here’s her other social media links:

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

~Items seen in ELECTED such as a marriage binding (temporary tattoo)
~Hemlock soap
~Necklace as seen in ELECTED
~Signed paperback copy of ELECTED
~Optional FaceTime or Skype session with the author for 1/2 an hour (can be used one-on-one or at the winner’s book club, etc.)

Elected Giveaway


Again, congratulations, Rori! I wish you and ELECTED the very best. 🙂

Happy writing and drawing, everyone!

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  1. Laura, thank you so much for helping get the word out about ELECTED and it’s msg of tolerance and environmental preservation on Earth Day!

  2. You’re welcome, Rori! I can’t wait to read your series. 🙂

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