Welcome to Meet The Newbies, a co-hosted event from Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books and I, in which we introduce you to all of the new kids in school aka the 2015 debut authors.
Meet Moriah Mcstay:
Moriah McStay grew up in Memphis, TN, where she acquired a come-and-go drawl and a lifelong love of cowboy boots and fried pickles. She attended Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. Two graduate degrees and seven jobs later, she finally figured out what she wants to be when she grows up.
EVERYTHING THAT MAKES YOU is her first novel, and she's probably at home right now working on another one.
Published: March 17, 2015 from Katherine Tegen Books
One girl. Two stories. Meet Fiona Doyle. The thick ridges of scar tissue on her face are from an accident twelve years ago. Fiona has notebooks full of songs she’s written about her frustrations, her dreams, and about her massive crush on beautiful uber-jock Trent McKinnon. If she can’t even find the courage to look Trent straight in his beautiful blue eyes, she sure isn’t brave enough to play or sing any of her songs in public. But something’s changing in Fiona. She can’t be defined by her scars anymore. And what if there hadn’t been an accident? Meet Fi Doyle. Fi is the top-rated female high school lacrosse player in the state, heading straight to Northwestern on a full ride. She’s got more important things to deal with than her best friend Trent McKinnon, who’s been different ever since the kiss. When her luck goes south, even lacrosse can’t define her anymore. When you’ve always been the best at something, one dumb move can screw everything up. Can Fi fight back? Hasn’t everyone wondered what if? In this daring debut novel, Moriah McStay gives us the rare opportunity to see what might have happened if things were different. Maybe luck determines our paths. But maybe it’s who we are that determines our luck.
Moriah Mcstay, thanks so much for participating in Meet The Newbies! Check out the fun ten random facts about her.
Ten Random Things:
1) I’m an excellent parallel parker2) When I was a kid, I refused to eat any white food (white bread, vanilla ice cream, mashed potatoes, cream cheese, etc., etc.)3) I’m a certified yoga instructor. An aerial yoga sling hangs from the ceiling in my office.4) I have 112 R.E.M songs on my iTunes account.5) The best meal I ever had was in a tiny, family owned restaurant in Monaco—I don’t even know its name. There was a language gap so we just mimed for the cook to bring us what she wanted.6) I’m a little bit in love with Colin Firth. Oh, and Johnny Depp.7) I’m scared of heights.8) My first car was a two-door Ford Tempo. It had graduated stripes down the sides that spelled out TEM-SPORT. It was so horrible—and the only one of its kind. People would call my parents if they saw me speeding.9) One day, I will be an expat.10) Caroline Doyle is not my mother.
Moriah Mcstay has kindly offered to giveaway a signed copy of Everything That Makes You and some swag. This open to the continental US Only.
Check out our kick-off post to win a bundle of debut ARCs.
Meet some of the other newbies! Check out their posts and giveaways:
- Melinda Salisbury
- Becky Wallace
- Jen Brooks
- Elaine Dimopoulos
- Jenny Martin
- Holly Bodger
- Gina Ciocca
- Maggie Lehrman
- Renee Ahdieh
- N.K Traver
- Kelly Loy Gilbert
- Francesca Zappia
- Stacey Lee