Featured Author Week: Elsie Chapman (DUALED) visits this week!

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elsie chapman featured weekWe are excited to announce the latest author in our weekly “Featured Author Week” series: Elsie Chapman, author of Dualed, will be joining us this week for reviews, interviews, a guest post, and even some giveaways! The author successfully launched her debut YA novel last week, which was met with great reviews and reception.

Elsie grew up in British Columbia, where she attended college and graduated with a BA in English Literature. She lives with her husband and two kids, and spends her free time writing — the result of which is now on book shelves!

dualed-elsie-chapmanFor those of you who are looking to know more about Dualed, here’s the back-of-the-book blurb:

Two of you exist. Only one will survive.

The city of Kersh is a safe haven, but the price of safety is high. Everyone has a genetic Alternate—a twin raised by another family—and citizens must prove their worth by eliminating their Alts before their twentieth birthday. Survival means advanced schooling, a good job, marriage—life.

Fifteen-year-old West Grayer has trained as a fighter, preparing for the day when her assignment arrives and she will have one month to hunt down and kill her Alt. But then a tragic misstep shakes West’s confidence. Stricken with grief and guilt, she’s no longer certain that she’s the best version of herself, the version worthy of a future. If she is to have any chance of winning, she must stop running not only from her Alt, but also from love . . . though both have the power to destroy her.

Elsie Chapman’s suspenseful YA debut weaves unexpected romance into a novel full of fast-paced action and thought-provoking philosophy. When the story ends, discussions will begin about this future society where every adult is a murderer and every child knows there is another out there who just might be better.

Elsie will be sitting with the Lytherus team for an exclusive new interview, will write a guest post exclusively for our audience, and will give our readers a chance to win copies of Dualed.

Here’s a breakdown of this week’s featured author articles:

  • Monday (March 4th): Introduction to the Elsie Chapman Featured Author Week
  • Tuesday (March 5th): Introduction and review of Dualed, Elsie’s debut novel
  • Wednesday (March 6th): Giveaway of Dualed!
  • Thursday (March 7th): An exclusive interview with Elsie Chapman
  • Friday (March 8th): A guest post written by Elsie Chapman

Looking for more to read? View our past archive of featured authors, with a stellar lineup including Christopher Paolini, Rachel Hartman, Lev Grossman, Stefan Bachmann, Colleen Houck, and more!

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Mike Macauley

Mike Macauley is the founder and editor in chief of Lytherus.com. He also founded and runs Shurtugal.com, the official Inheritance Cycle community, and published his book, The Inheritance Almanac, in 2011. Mike can be found on Twitter at @mikemacauley.

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