Sep 212012

I recently had the pleasure of participating in a webinar interview with Hannah Harrington, hosted by Big Honcho Media. Myself and other book bloggers were able to ask Hannah questions about her newest book, Speechless, and other fun questions related to writing and books. Be sure to check out the entire transcript of our webinar interview (Word doc) - there are some great questions and answers!

One of the highlights of the interview was learning about the partnership between Harlequin TEEN and the nonprofit Love is Louder, a movement that started when actress Brittany Snow, MTV, and the Jed Foundation decided to do something to help those feeling mistreated. Hundreds of thousands of people just like you have come together to raise the volume around the message that love and support are louder than any internal or external voice that brings you down.

Summary of Speechless:
Everyone knows that Chelsea Knot can’t keep a secret. Until now. Because the last secret she shared turned her into a social outcast – and nearly got someone killed. Chelsea has taken a vow of silence – to learn to keep her mouth shut and to stop hurting anyone else.

Speechless explores the real-life teen issues of bullying, mean girls, LGBT awareness and hate crimes. Compared to the many books already out about bullies, Harrington’s novel stands out for its authentic voice and unflinching portrayal of what it means to be part of the bullying. In October 2012, Harlequin TEEN will be releasing a brand new survey that has interviewed 1,500 girls between 13-18 years old on the subject of bullying.
Read my review of Speechless

Be sure to check out the book trailer:

And now for the giveaway!
One (1) winner will receive:
A branded phone skin and a copy of Speechless!
All prizing provided by Harlequin.
Giveaway open to US and Canadian addresses only.

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  8 Responses to “Author interview & giveaway: Hannah Harrington”

  1. I love the partnership of this book and the Love is Louder campaign. It’s so, so true.. especially with the awareness of bullying in today’s youth.

  2. I think the Love is Louder movement is such a great idea. There are so many people out there that need help. It’s nice to see something positive being done.

    I loved Speechless and the messages it contains. Great to see these two things coming together.

  3. Can’t wait to get a copy of this for my library and start pushing it to my teens. Thanks!
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  4. Thanks for the giveaway :)

    The Love is Louder movement is something that is long overdue. Bullying has always been present to a certain degree. But, with modern technology, it’s so much worse for the victims.

    Such books should be required reading in schools.

  5. The interview was so much fun! And I love that they partnered with Love is Louder :)
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  6. I am a library science major, and we are discussing the prevalence of bullying in schools right now. Technology has made bullying so much worse– it’s no longer confined to shool hours since kids can use outlets such as social networking to continue to bully after school. The Love is Louder program is a great way to spread awareness and prevention of bullying!

  7. I saw this book at the store yesterday. I thought what odd cover. But your description makes me want to read it!
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  8. This is such an awesome charity. I love hearing about these types of things :]
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