13 June 2016

{Synopsis Mad-Lib} with Peter Brown Hoffmeister author of This Is The Part Where You Laugh

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My second and final stop on the amazing YA Author Bash tour features Peter Brown Hoffmeister and THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU LAUGH. It also has one of my new favorite features I came up with, a Synopsis Mad-Lib! Check it out and don’t miss the awesome giveaway provided my Knopf at the bottom!!


Synopsis Mad-Lib
Words in RED have been replaced, check out the REAL synopsis below!

Travis plans to spend the summer as follows:

   • CHOAKING on his TROMBONE game with A man named Hezzakiah, Creature.
   • FRONTING excerpts from Creature's SHOTGUN-in-progress: The Squirrel’s Guide to Russian Vampires.
   • PLAYING around the GARBAGE, trying to SWIM a glimpse of the TURTLE DOVE who just moved in.
   • Not getting into POVERTY, not going back to THE TRAIN STATION . . .
   • WEAVING the SLAY camps for his mother, with an ALADDIN full of ELEVATOR to help her get back on her GLUTIOUS MAXIMUS.

The REAL Synopsis:

Travis plans to spend the summer as follows:

  • Working on his basketball game with his friend, Creature.
  • Reading excerpts from Creature's novel-in-progress: The Pervert's Guide to Russian Princesses.
  • Canoeing around the lake, trying to catch a glimpse of the beautiful girl who just moved in.
  • Not getting into trouble, not going back to juvie ...
  • Searching the homeless camps for his mother, with a jar full of cash to help her get back on her feet.

Meet Peter


Peter Brown Hoffmeister is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Graphic The Valley, the memoir The End of Boys, the nonfiction text Let Them Be Eaten By Bears, and the forthcoming YA novels This Is The Part Where You Laugh and Too Shattered For Mending (Random House, Knopf).
A former troubled teen, Hoffmeister was expelled from three high schools, lived for a short while in a Greyhound bus station, was remanded to a recovery and parole program, and completed a wilderness experience for troubled teens. He now runs the Integrated Outdoor Program, serving teens of all backgrounds, taking them into wilderness areas to backpack, climb, spelunk, orienteer, and whitewater raft.
He lives with his wife and daughters in Eugene, Oregon. Twitter: @peterbrownhoff


10 Winners Will Each Get A Finished Hard Copy of THIS IS THE PART WHERE YOU LAUGH (provided by Knopf)
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  1. Love this mad-lib stuff - it's hilarious!

  2. Interesting! And I love the mad-lib synopsis. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Thanks so much for featuring the book!

  4. I want to read this book because I can tell the author has life experiences that will make this character 3D and his story an emotional one for me. I can also tell that the author has a sense of humor I love and will find in his writing.

  5. I like the sound of Travis and Creature.


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