Thursday, March 15, 2012

Author Mad Libs: Gina Damico

Today's final Author Mad Libs Hat Trick Day guest is Gina Damico, author of the upcoming (and fabulous!) CROAK. The book will be in a bookstore near you on March 20, 2012. I sent Gina a parts of speech list. She sent back words. This is the result.




Fed up with her wild _tugboat_, sixteen-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate _Sir Puffington Huffington_to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few _laser guns_ of dirty _velociraptor_ work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true _Q-tip_ is much dirtier than _humping_ manure.

He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the _flugelhorn_ business.

She quickly assimilates into the _engorged_ world of Croak, a town _exploded_ by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the _trombone_. But Lex can’t stop her desire for _a two toed sloth_—or is it vengeance?—whenever she encounters a murder _trombone_, craving to stop the attackers before they can _snorkel_ again. Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her _Macarena_ skills?


About the Author:
 
Gina Damico grew up in Syracuse, New York. She received a degree in _candyland_ and _spaceships_ from Boston College, where she was active with the Committee for Creative _Monkey Butlers_, the country’s only _squirrely_ murder mystery improv comedy troupe. She has since worked as a tour guide, _ninja_, theater house manager, _awesomesauce_ artist, and movie extra. Croak is her first _black hole_. She lives outside of Boston with her husband, two _underpants_, and a closet full of black hoodies.
 
 
Thank you, Gina, for playing along! I personally can't wait to get my hands on CROAK next Tuesday! If you missed the other two posts in today's Author Mad Libs Hat Trick, they are here and here. To learn more about Gina, visit her site. To buy CROAK, head to Indie Bound, Books a Million, Barnes and Noble, or Amazon.
 
 

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