Maria V. Snyder is an author I have read since I was in high school. She’s published a number of books, but my favorites are still her Study series (Poison Study, Magic Study and Fire Study). Turns out, Snyder is doing a blog tour to promote her newest book, Scent of Magic.
I would highly recommend Snyder’s books for young adults (especially girls) who like the fantasy genre. One of the things I really like about her is how much research she puts into her books before she writes them, so that, even though they are fantasy, they are also as realistic as possible. Her biography on her web site sums it up:
“She takes classes and experiences as much as possible so her stories are realistic. She has learned how to ride a horse, pick a lock (shhh…don’t tell anyone…okay?), learned how to fence, toured a maximum security prison (scary!), worked with molten glass (very hot!), and studied Issinryu Karate all in the name of research.”
I just found out about this blog tour Tuesday, and it ends on Friday, but I wanted to let others know about it so they can enter to win some of the giveaways she still has going. Here’s her tour dates for the rest of this week, which you can also find on her blog: