Second “Star” for I HUNT KILLERS

Well, technically it’s not a star. See, VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates) doesn’t give out stars. They grade books on a two-tier scale: Quality (Q) and Potential Popularity (P), with each ranked from 1-5. [Read more…]

This Week in Rejection!: Poets & Writers

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to be rejected by Poets & Writers magazine…let me oblige you:

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I HUNT KILLERS Interview — The Musical!

Another chunk of my interview with Libba Bray about I Hunt Killers. This time, we talk about I Hunt Killers…the musical!

I HUNT KILLERS Interview – Influences

About a month ago, the splendiferous Libba Bray agreed to interview me about I Hunt Killers. We spent something like an hour going back and forth on camera, generally goofing off an occasionally talking about the book.

Here’s a snippet of that interview, in which I talk about my influences as a writer:


Extra-Special Addition to the I HUNT KILLERS Tour!

Three entrants at each event will win a cool "KILLER Time" t-shirt!

We’re adding a little something extra to some of the tour stops…

If you attend one of the events listed below, you will be entered into a raffle to win an exclusive “I Had a KILLER Time with Barry Lyga” t-shirt. Three winners will be chosen at each event and, yes, you’ll get the t-shirt right then and there.

But even if you don’t win a t-shirt, you’ll still be entered into a raffle for the Grand Prize: a brand-spanking new iPod touch!

(Now you know the truth: I am only doing this book tour to spread the Apple Gospel.)

iPod touch

Yes, you could win one just by showing up!

And is there a chance that some cool goodies will be pre-loaded onto that iPod touch? Why, I would say “Yes. Yes, there’s an excellent chance there will be some goodies pre-loaded on it!”

Here are the tour stops where you can enter the raffle for t-shirts and Apple-y goodness:

  • Monday, April 2nd @ 7PM: Third Place Books (17171 Bothell Way NE, Lynnwood, WA 98155)
  • Tuesday, April 3rd @ 7PM: Barnes & Noble (19401 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood, WA 98036)
  • Wednesday, April 4th @ 7PM: Books Inc (1375 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010)
  • Thursday, April 5 @ 7:30PM: Mysterious Galaxy (2810 Artesia Blvd 90278, Redondo Beach, CA)
  • Tuesday, April 10th @ 7PM: WORD Bookstore (126 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222)

Come on out, have a good time, and win something!