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Monday, September 17, 2012

Meet Guest Hijacker Bethany Lopez

          Those who are regular readers of this blog know that I'm a big advocate for promotion and marketing.   When I opened my blog up for my summer Hijack! campaign I encouraged guests to come on and promote themselves and their work.   That's what my guest on this post is here to do.

Meet Bethany Lopez

First I would like to say Thank You to Mr. Arlee Bird for allowing me to shamelessly promote myself on his blog today. My name is Bethany Lopez, and I write Young Adult and New Adult books.
I first joined the scene in June of 2011 with the release of my first YA book, Ta Ta for Now!, which is book one in the Stories About Melissa Series. I currently have the first three books in the series available and have begun writing the fourth. The series begins with Melissa beginning high school, and will follow her growth through those pivotal four years. There will be eight books in all by the time she graduates.
Since then I have tried expanding my craft and have completed an Upper YA Contemporary Fantasy,Nissa: a contemporary fairy tale, and book one in a Contemporary New Adult Trilogy, Make it Last. 
I am really enjoying trying different genres and pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I look forward to meeting even more members of the reading and writing communities!
Thank you!

Bethany Lopez was born in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Michigan and San Antonio, Texas. She went to High School at Dearborn High, in Dearborn, Michigan, which is where she has set her Young Adult novel. She is married and has a blended family with five children. She is currently serving in the United States Air Force as a Recruiter in Los Angeles, California. She has always loved to read and write and has seen her dream realized by independently publishing her contemporary Young Adult series, Stories About Melissa. Ta Ta for Now!xoxoxo, and Ciao are available now. Bethany is currently working on a Contemporary Fantasy YA and a Contemporary New Adult Trilogy.
Thank you!
Bethany Lopez

           Hijack This Blog! will soon be coming to an end and things will be coming back to normal if there is any sort of normal on this blog.   I will be here with a post of my own this Friday.   I've got something I've really gotten fired up to say and I'm gonna say it.

            Next week I'll have visits from my A to Z co-hosts Stephen Tremp (September 24) and Alex Cavanaugh (September 26).  You won't want to miss those.   Then next Friday I'll be back with a look at some changes that will be in store for Tossing It Out.  I'll definitely be hoping for some feedback on that one.

            And just because the Hijack! campaign has ended doesn't mean guest posts will be ending on my blog.  In fact I've already got more in store for October and November.  You can add yours as well if you have something you'd like to present to the readers of this blog.  Let me know your ideas and if you've got something good, I'll set you up.   I need someone else to help me juggle the words sometimes because my arms get tired.

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  1. This is a great guest post from Bethany. She seems like a lovely lady and I'm glad that she's got everything sorted out. This was a great post Lee, I've really enjoyed the guest posts and I'll miss them a little, can't wait to see and help out on whatever changes are to come at Tossing It Out though.

  2. A great post from Bethany, both informative and interesting.
    Thanks Lee for hosting her.


  3. Great post. And great city, Detroit. I'm curious about the 'new adult' genre and how that's working. I've heard mixed reviews.

  4. Best of luck to Bethany on all her series.

    Waiting to see what Lee has in store for us next.

  5. How fun to try different genres :) I LOVE those covers ;)

  6. YeamieWaffles,
    Thank you so much!

    I'm glad that you enjoyed the post.

    I haven't published anything in the New Adult genre yet, but I am having a blast writing them. It is such a turning point in your life, when you are out on your own and learning how to be responsible for yourself. I'm pretty excited about it!

    Thanks for commenting!

    I'm so happy that you like the covers! The cover for the third book, Ciao, is a picture that I took myself. It was a lot of fun putting it all together.

    Thank you all so much for taking the time to comment!

  7. I love a series that follows characters through each year of their lives! It's even better if the series continues through college instead of stopping in high school.

  8. Its great to meet a former Michigander as I grew up in the Lansing area. Good luck to Bethany and her books!

  9. Carrie-Anne and Stephen,

    Thanks for your comments! Go Michigan! :)

  10. Thanks Bethany for being my guest on Tossing It Out and thank you to those who stopped by to leave comments.


  11. Hi, Bethany! Nice to meet you. Best wishes with your books.


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