Authors Are Rockstars Tour Stop: Miranda Kenneally Guest Post Plus Contest Giveaway

authors-are-rockstars-2013_miranda-kenneally_headerWhy is Miranda Kenneally my Author Rockstar?

Simple. Because she has this innate talent to write incredibly realistic characters that make you root for or even make you want to tear your hair out when they make mistakes. Her characters are flawed and not perfect, and we see the changes that happens when we read about all their endeavors.

Miranda is one of my favourite contemporary authors and me being a fantasy and science fiction junkie, that’s saying a lot. I love her books. Every single one of them has made me laugh, cry and even jump for joy. I highly recommend each and every one of her books. But I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Catching Jordan.

I’m always in awe when Miranda writes with a voice of a teenager. Stir in a wonderful plot and characters to love, what more can you ask for? This is why she’s my Author Rockstar and I’m happy to host her on the blog today!

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Why do you write YA novels?

For the kissing scenes of course!


Just kidding. Sort of.

For real – why do I write YA? Here’s why. A couple years ago, I gave a guy friend, who was 24 at the time, a copy of DASH AND LILY’S BOOK OF DARES. My guy friend is kind of crazy – he’s the type to dress up as Batman and go run a 10K after having stayed up all night having a “Glee” marathon, so I figured he’d really love Dash and Lily. A couple days later, he came up to me whining about the book.

“It’s too full of hope,” he said.


I replied, “Uh, yeah. That’s the point of YA. To show teens hope.”

“But don’t you think you’re giving kids a false hope? I mean, when I was a teen I couldn’t wait to grow up and have this great adult life, and I haven’t yet. It’s a myth.”

“But can’t you reassess your life now? If you don’t think you’re getting what you want out of life, you need to make changes and go after what you want.”

And a couple months later, he got a new job and a new place to live, and now he seems a bit happier. Of course, when I tried to get him to read THE DISENCHANTMENTS, because again – it was right up his alley, he said no, he couldn’t take any more hope.

I threw my hands up in the air at him, but what I said still holds true. To me, YA is all about hopes. It’s about figuring out who you are as a person, what you want, and who you want to become.

That’s not to say that life is all puppy dogs, rainbows, and margaritas – it’s not. That’s why I try to show reality in my books, even if it’s uncomfortable sometimes. Sometimes bad things happen. Sometimes you have to change course.

But you’ve always got choices.

I write YA to show teens that they have choices and can do anything they want as long as they work hard and never give up hope.


Miranda Kenneally is the author of CATCHING JORDAN, STEALING PARKER, THINGS I CAN’T FORGET, and RACING SAVANNAH (December 2013). She enjoys reading and writing young adult literature, and loves Star Trek, music, sports, Mexican food, Twitter, coffee, and her husband. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook. Miranda is represented by Sara Megibow at Nelson Literary Agency.


Check out her upcoming novel!


Racing Savannah

Hundred Oaks #4

Miranda Kenneally

Publication Date:
December 3, 2013

Sourcebooks Fire

Paperback, 304 pages

They’re from two different worlds.

He lives in the estate house, and she spends most of her time in the stables helping her father train horses. In fact, Savannah has always been much more comfortable around horses than boys. Especially boys like Jack Goodwin—cocky, popular and completely out of her league. She knows the rules: no mixing between the staff and the Goodwin family. But Jack has no such boundaries.

With her dream of becoming a horse jockey, Savannah isn’t exactly one to follow the rules either. She’s not going to let someone tell her a girl isn’t tough enough to race. Sure, it’s dangerous. Then again, so is dating Jack…

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Corinne Jackson stops at NightlyReading (Priscilla)

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Miranda Kenneally stops at Book Nerd Canada


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  1. hailyhay

    August 31, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Lindsay Buroker because she made Amaranthe and Sicarius! It’s so sad that most people who read this comment probably won’t know what I’m talking about since she’s self published…

  2. Carina Olsen (@CarinaOlsen)

    August 31, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    Thank you for perfect giveaway <3 I think my favorite author rockstar is Marissa Meyer. <3 Because she's amazing and so kind. I adore her 🙂

    • LillianHarp

      August 31, 2013 at 2:38 PM

      My rockstar author is John Green! He created VidCon which gives his rockstar roles more power!

  3. lawonder10

    August 28, 2013 at 12:24 PM

    I on’t really ha AN AUTHOR ROCKStAR.. there are many great ones. I have to say Sara Ella, E.M. Tippetts, & Linda Weaver Clarke, Donalee Helsley, Sherrill S, Cannon are true “RockStar”to me. They have ben so generous and helpful to me in getting my blog “Off the ground” They are true stars!!.

  4. Daphne

    August 26, 2013 at 11:18 AM

    i have loved all of Miranda’s books and she’s high on the list, but I also should list Rainbow Rowell & Marissa Meyer

  5. Rachel Spring

    August 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM

    Suzanne Collins because I loved the Hunger Games series and the Underland Chronicles. Her writing is amazing and I love that she writes about the effect of violence on young people.

  6. Krizia Almiranez

    August 23, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Jenny Han, funny how it seems that every time I read her books I can feel the characters’ emotions too haha 😀 actually cried with her book “Shug” 😀 🙂 but would really really looooveeee to try Miranda Kineally’s books to see if she could also be my author rockstar! 😉 😀 🙂

  7. Jolene A

    August 22, 2013 at 12:27 PM

    I love Jennifer Armentrout! She’s amazing and I love her books

  8. Dinky (:

    August 22, 2013 at 8:16 AM

    For me it´s J. K. Rowling. I think that she is an amazing writer, I love ALL of her books. And I found my love of books when I read her Harry Potter series. 🙂

  9. JennH

    August 20, 2013 at 7:59 AM

    Too many! They’re all amazing 🙂

  10. Donna Durnell

    August 19, 2013 at 11:08 PM

    Don’t know that I have an author (at least not just one) who is my rockstar. I think Agatha Christie gave me my love of mysteries years ago, but now I read Mary Higgins Clark (among others). And Daphne du Maurier and Willa Cather were favorites when I was much younger. Today, one of my favorite authors is Dana Marton — I think because she writes different things, and because I read her THE THIRD SCROLL earlier this summer and I still think about it.
    I don’t know that I especially know any YA authors, although I have been reading some YA books. I think I will be needing to check out Miranda Kenneally.

  11. Michele O.

    August 18, 2013 at 8:41 PM

    Meg Cabot. She’s responsible for my love for books. She was one of my first authors, and her books captivated me to read even more and more, and now I’m a bookworm.

  12. H. Lee

    August 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    My author rock stars are JLA & Jus Accardo. I will auto buy anything they write!

  13. Amie

    August 18, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    I love Cinda Williams. I only read one series from her, the seven realm series, but they are the best high fantasy that I’ve ever read. So I’ll definitely check out her other books.

  14. Lillie

    August 17, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Awesome guest post! As for the moment, I think I’ll go with Kasie West and Josephine Angelini, cuz I really really love their books! And, they’re attentive to their readers!

  15. eli yanti

    August 17, 2013 at 6:54 AM

    my rockstars are so many, always found them in every genre book i read : hisrom, pny, ya, na etc because they all are a great writer 🙂

  16. florryalyna

    August 17, 2013 at 4:39 AM

    I can’t choose only one. I’ll say my most recent author I’ve been reading: Robert Bruce Stewart. I love his work. His mystery and humor captivates me.

  17. Sarah B.

    August 15, 2013 at 7:05 PM

    So many authors are rock stars! But I would have to say Margaret Atwood was my first author rock star for so many monumental reasons up to and including the fact that she is Canadian!

  18. Katie B

    August 15, 2013 at 4:18 PM

    I love Miranda Kenneally and her books! She’s definitely one of my author rock stars. I also really love the reason why she writes YA. I cannot wait to read Racing Savannah!

  19. Mishma

    August 13, 2013 at 5:39 AM

    Richelle Mead.I am a huge fan of both Vampire Academy and Bloodlines,and she is my favourite author ever.

  20. karins28

    August 12, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Miranda Kenneally is my favorite author because her characters make me laugh so hard 😀

  21. Ileana A.

    August 11, 2013 at 1:46 AM

    My rockstar is Nora Roberts. I love everything she writes. She’s just amazing 🙂

  22. Natalie

    August 10, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Kaylea Cross is my author rockstar. She writes amazing military romances, which she researches wonderfully and she truly appreciates the military. She rocks!

  23. Sydney

    August 10, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    Oh gosh! Either Lauren Oliver, Tahereh Mafi or Julie Kagawa. I love all of their books!

  24. Cohlina Mae (@thing_16)

    August 9, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    John Green and Cora Carmack are rockstars! They have their own unique style that makes their books different from the rest. <3

  25. Chantelle

    August 9, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Miranda Kenneally is a rockstar because of the emphasis on sports that she adds to her YA contempories! Love them.

  26. christeeny

    August 8, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Either Sarah Dessen or Meg Cabot–they’re my go-to authors and have been for ages 🙂

  27. Tiffany Drew

    August 8, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Hmmm, I think I have to say Sarah Pekkanen because I just love her books and she is so great to her fans 🙂 Thank you!

  28. brookea_2006

    August 7, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    Richelle Mead 🙂

  29. Traci

    August 7, 2013 at 9:53 PM

    My rockstar author is Veronica Roth, because Divergent came out on my birthday in 2011 & I knew I had to have it. I devoured the book as soon as I got it and it quickly became my FAVORITE book ever.
    I was one of the first people in line to meet VR at Comic Con that summer & she was SO sweet & kind.
    I love her & am going to meet her again at YAllFest in SC in November.

  30. bookjems

    August 7, 2013 at 9:45 PM

    I have too many to count. The first one to come to mind though is John Green. He makes me feel ALL THE THINGS, and is such an amazing human being. 🙂

  31. January

    August 7, 2013 at 9:22 PM

    John Green, Meg Cabot and J.K. Rowling. I can’t pick just one!

  32. Diana Grace

    August 6, 2013 at 8:31 AM

    Ally Carter would be my author rockstar. Her books pull you in and they’re all parts romance, adventure and excitement.
    Thanks for a great stop! 🙂

  33. Jaime Lynn

    August 5, 2013 at 10:39 PM

    There is not just one Rockstar author. There are so many. I read a new book once a month or more, and think about how amazingly rockstarish they are!

  34. bobbyesbookblog

    August 5, 2013 at 10:05 PM

    Jasinda Wilder- she rocks the indie scene 😉

  35. Emilia

    August 5, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Right now, I am a huge fan of Susan Dennard, Something Strange and Deadly & A Darkness Strange and Lovely. She has created some awesome characters that I just can’t get out of my head. She is definitely a Rockstar in my book.

  36. Erika

    August 5, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    I have a long list of rockstar authors! I love Jennifer Armentrout for her unique series and NA books too! Thanks!

  37. Ashley @ Book Labyrinth

    August 5, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Love this! The hopefulness of most YA is a huge reason why I love it so much.

    Miranda is totally one of my author rockstars as well. Also Melina Marchetta and so many others.

  38. Anubha

    August 5, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Currently author Rachel Harris is my very recent rockstar because I loved her debut novel and it was my first time travelling novel and now I would love to read more books on time travelling 🙂

  39. Gaby (@gaby011421)

    August 4, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    Richelle Mead is my Rockstar because without her books I would not have discovered my passion for reading. I admire her ♥

  40. Dianne

    August 4, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Julie Cross is my author rockstar because I love time travel and the Tempest series rocks and she’s the very first author to send me a book. <3

  41. Vivien

    August 4, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    Absolutely JK Rowling. She is just brilliant!

  42. Lis Carcamo

    August 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Cassandra Clare, because with the awesome world she created, she makes new readers, like me!

  43. Jenn

    August 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM

    Shannon Hale is my author rock star, but all authors are Rockstars

  44. Summer

    August 4, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    So many authors are rockstars to me, but right now I’m probably most loving Jenny Han.

  45. Elisquared

    August 4, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    Ellen Wittlinger is my Author Rockstar. She started championing GLBT issues in her books early on, and has created some of the best contemporary stories I’ve ever read. She has a large breadth of work that many people have never enjoyed which makes me very sad. I think everyone should check her out!! My two favorite books she’s written are Hard Love and Parrotfish.

  46. Kristilyn

    August 4, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Definitely Maureen Johnson — she rocks everything!

  47. Krsz

    August 4, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    I have a bunch of them! My currently one is Cylin Busby!

  48. andreea

    August 4, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    my rockstar YA author must be John Green 🙂 I like how his books make me cry and laugh and think in the same time 🙂

  49. Jeanne

    August 4, 2013 at 5:50 AM

    I have always loved anything that Nicholas Sparks writes. He appeals to all ages and I like to be able to escape into a setting of love and kindness when I read.

  50. Kris

    August 4, 2013 at 3:48 AM

    My students, and myself, love love love her characters.

  51. Jasmine Baggenstos

    August 4, 2013 at 3:27 AM

    Rick Riordan. His books are freaking awesome and I love how friendly he is on Twitter. Hopefully I’ll actually get to meet him one day!

  52. bn100

    August 3, 2013 at 11:48 PM

    Abbi Glines for her books

  53. Lacey

    August 3, 2013 at 11:05 PM

    Mine would have to be Colleen Hoover because she writes the most amazing books that I can’t help but fall in love with!

  54. Ghada Jeguirim

    August 3, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    It’s really hard for me to choose only one author , there are so many talented ones , but i’d say Cassandra Clare she’s definitely one of my favourites . I loved every book i read from her , she has an amazing imagination and an original storyline and a beautiful writing style .

  55. maybe31

    August 3, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Sarah J. Maas right now but there are many more. Her heroine is so strong and fun!

  56. Natasha

    August 3, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    All authors are rockstars to me, but one of my favorites is Laurell K. Hamilton.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  57. Elizabeth (@aftrnoonbkprty)

    August 3, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    I’d pick Richelle Mead. Love ALL her books!

  58. graceart18

    August 3, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    it’s hard to pick just one. But Miranda is definitely one of many. I love how she tells things like they are, but she keeps them…hopeful in the end. also, you can’t beat some kissing and books having to do with girls playing sports. 😀

  59. Jaime Arnold (@arnoldjaime13)

    August 3, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Awesome post and thanks for posting the whole schedule! Also thanks so much for being a tour host!

    Jaime from Two Chicks on Books

  60. Texas Book Lover

    August 3, 2013 at 3:11 PM

    Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite Rock Start Authors

  61. Christa

    August 3, 2013 at 2:58 PM

    This is such a fantastic guest post! I love her reason for writing YA and I think the hope is a reason a lot of adults read it too.

    As for my author rockstar? At the moment I think I would go for Victoria Schwab. She works so hard and her books blow me away. She’s so talented and I definitely look up to her.

  62. VeronikaDream

    August 3, 2013 at 2:40 PM

    Miranda is definitely a rock star! Catching jordan is one of my favorite contemporary novels of all time! Thank you for the wonderful post!

  63. Dorothy Teel

    August 3, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    I love any Nicholas Sparks book they are wonderful and enlightening

  64. Alicia

    August 3, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    My author rockstar is Maggie Stiefvater. She is just a rockstar all around. Not only does she write amazing books/characters, she races cars, recommends amazing music, can draw, and has fainting goats. Enough said.

  65. bookaholicholly

    August 3, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    Mangakas are my author rockstars. I read alot of mangas, and these ladies write amazing stories. Naoko Takeuchi, Mayu Shinjo, Wataru Yoshizumi, and the ladies of CLAMP are all favorites.

  66. miki

    August 3, 2013 at 5:44 AM

    Suzanne Johnson because she writes wonderfully but still stays attentive to her readers, all of them international included

  67. Ashtrie Karana Putrie

    August 3, 2013 at 5:16 AM

    JK Rowling. She made up a world that we could cuddle under our sheet ;p

  68. Danielle B

    August 3, 2013 at 4:04 AM

    Richelle Mead because she writes books with amazingly strong and fierce female characters 😀

  69. Ruthsic

    August 3, 2013 at 3:28 AM

    It would be Meg Cabot. She has written from children books and YA to adult books, realistic to paranormal, each of them awesome in their own way. Her characters are so real.

  70. Haraiah

    August 3, 2013 at 2:31 AM

    I have many. But one of the first authors who made my life rock because of her books is Ally Carter. Her books are witty, smart, kick-ass and just addicting. I remember reading The Gallagher Girls series and was immediately addicted to it that I read books 1-4 in two days. I love espionage stuff! So when I heard of her other series Heist Society.. yeah, well.. no questions asked. Also, she’s really nice and I know how much she loves her readers.

  71. Zemira Djedović (@Zemmy89)

    August 3, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    I’d have to pick Holly Black. She writes killer paranormal novels, which I don’t usually read and she has blue hair. Can one can any cooler than that?

  72. TayteH

    August 3, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    My rocks that author is Miranda Kenneally too. She is because she writes so many issues that aren’t normally in YA. And I love or. She really gets to those finer details that make people cringe about things and make us (me) think. I love her books. Plus, they are funny as hell.

  73. vampedchik

    August 3, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Thats soo hard! I have to go with Pavan all authors are rockstars to me! They always have been! But maybe like Charlaine Harris or Sherrilyn Kenyon? I have soo many!

  74. Pavan (@LovesBooks96)

    August 3, 2013 at 12:22 AM

    I can’t just choose one! All authors are rockstars, but one of my first rockstar authors is S.E Hinton with The Outsiders

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