Ending Fear Blog Tour: Guest Post by Deanna Fugett

Today’s guest post is really special (and cool)!

Why?

It’s about a coloring book that accompanies Deanna Fugett’s upcoming debut, Ending Fear!

Totally cool, right? I thought so too and truly can’t wait to meet all these characters, especially after seeing all the beautiful characters (which you will too in a moment *winks*).

I still think it’s genius to have characters named mainly after emotions. It was actually one of the first things that drew me to this book in the first place, but let me share the book with you first and then dive right into this fun coloring action (because adults need to color too).

About the Book

Fourteen-year-old Fear learns she was a parachute baby, dumped over the edge of the Gliding Lands as an infant. Fascinated by the floating cities in the sky before, now she’s desperate for answers. But a slave isn’t likely to get those answers.

When her abusive Downer family throws her from their hovel, Fear takes refuge with a family who shows her love for the first time. Surely they can’t be trusted. Years of abuse and molestation has taught her that.

Then her brother discovers where she’s hiding and tries to kidnap her. Fear will never let him touch her again. Her new family conceals her at The Fallen, a ranch that hides parachute babies from the Uppers who discarded them.

Just as she’s beginning to embrace yet another home, Fear’s new little sister, Happy, is kidnapped and taken to the Uppers’ temple harem. Fear must go against her namesake, find a working hoverpod, and journey to the dreaded Gliding Lands before the little girl’s innocence is ripped from her forever.

Can she save Happy in time?

And will she find answers to the burning question of why anyone would throw her away?

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About the Coloring Book

A companion coloring book to the YA dystopian novel Ending Fear by Deanna Fugett.

Fourteen-year-old Fear learns she was a parachute baby, dumped over the edge of the Gliding Lands as an infant. Running from her abusive Downer family, Fear discovers a new family—one who knows how to love. But then her new little sister is kidnapped and sold to a harem. Fear must go against her namesake and journey to the dreaded Gliding Lands before the little girl’s innocence is ripped from her forever. Can she save Happy in time?

Bring the characters of Deanna Fugett’s debut novel to life with lovely illustrations by the talented artist Keighley Kendig!

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Let’s Chat!

How did this coloring book thing come about, you may ask? Well, it’s actually a pretty cool story.

Last summer when my dad and I were creating my website (he was my webpage designer), I had this fanciful idea that I would include a headshot of all my characters and their bios below that. As I was toying with the idea, the awesome author Ronie Kendig posted on The Realm Makers Consortium (shout out to my Realmies!) about her daughter who was an artist, who was offering artwork for my kind of price.

Meet Fear from Deanna’s novel, Ending Fear

Keighley Kendig was just starting out and had a nice low price that I couldn’t pass up. So I hired her immediately. I commissioned headshots for ten of my top characters.

It was such a fun process. I sent her pictures I found off the internet that matched my characters’ looks along with detailed descriptions of each character. The end results were phenomenal, and I was so excited with them that I HAD to show my publisher. Sad part is, I still haven’t gotten the headshots up on my website yet. (A whole year later. SHAME.)

Well…my publisher LOVED the pictures just as much as I did, and to my surprise she said she wanted to make a coloring book of Ending Fear, using Keighley as the artist! I was flabbergasted, confused, and excited. I had never heard of a coloring book that went with a novel before.

I looked it up and surprise, surprise! This was the new trend in YA, to have an adult coloring book to go with the novel. What a cool concept! So I figured, why the heck not? Let’s do it! And…we did. 🙂

And I am so glad you guys did, Deanna! 😉

Meet the Crew!

Look at these beautiful faces! So excited to meet these characters!

Here’s another preview from the coloring book of Hate, Fear, and Manly (which greatly peeks my interest with the look Fear has and how she’s grabbing Manly’s jacket).

About the Author

Deanna Fugett’s heart belongs to writing. Author of edgy YA Dystopian fiction with an underlying message of hope, this stay-at-home mom of four focuses on writing as much as humanly possible. She was published at the young age of six in a local newspaper and is excited to be published again. It only took twenty-six years. She enjoys the thrill of writing fiction that deals with intense topics and prays it will impact people for the better. Visit www.DeannaFugett.com to learn more about her.

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About the Illustrator

Artist Keighley Kendig began drawing when she could barely walk and hasn’t stopped since. She landed her dream job at Disney World, where she sees dreams come true every day. She adores bringing book characters to life with her many artistic endeavors. You can contact her at keighleychristina@yahoo.com to book her for your own coloring book or project, or you can follow her on Instagram at @keighleyk to learn more about her.

 

 

 

Scavenger Hunt Clue!

L2L2 is hosting a scavenger hunt! Gather all the clues from each stop throughout the Ending Fear blog tour (go HERE for all the stops) to enter to win a special prize.

Have all the clues, but missing this one? No worries! Enter the sentence HERE.

Party Time!

Ending Fear the young adult novel and Ending Fear the Coloring Book both release Tuesday, July 18th! Woohoo! Come celebrate Deanna Fugett’s awesome achievement on the following Thursday! There will be prizes, games, and get-to-know-the-author trivia.

The fun starts at 7 PM MST (or 9 EST for those on the East Coast like me) and it is over a two hour event. Say what? That means a lot of fun and hope to see you celebrate with me!

By | 2017-07-13T14:24:43+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Author Interview|6 Comments

About the Author:

Laura A. Grace has a thrilling obsession with supporting her favorite authors. From hosting blog tours to throwing virtual parties, she's always seeking new ways to spread the book love. More than once her handsome ninja husband has heard the squeals of a late night fangirl as she reads a new plot twist or hears from her author friends. She and her family live in North Carolina, where they wield plastic lightsabers and keep an eye out for wandering unicorns.

6 Comments

  1. Michele Israel Harper July 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    This is so cool! Thank you so much for sharing, Deanna and Laura. This coloring book is BEAUTIFUL!!! 😀

    • Laura A. Grace July 14, 2017 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      I totally agree, Michele! I haven’t gotten into adult coloring before, but this coloring book I think changed my mind! 😉

  2. Deanna Fugett July 14, 2017 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    Thanks for having me on your blog, Laura! And thanks for sharing my beautiful pictures by the fabulous Keighley Kendig!

  3. Jebraun Clifford July 17, 2017 at 12:37 am - Reply

    Eeek! Can’t wait to get my hands (and coloured pencils!) on this gorgeous book!

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