Sep 26, 2014

Swag September Author Spotlight and Giveaway ~ A.J. Matthews

Spotlight -- A.J. Matthews

A.J.    Matthews
I wrote my first book at six. A retelling of The Three Little Pigs, illustrated by my grandmother, the book was never picked up and was self-published instead, glued to cardboard with a cover fashioned from wallpaper scraps.

Today, I write stories featuring nice guys (or nice guys in-the-making) in between my other jobs writing research reports for a commercial real estate company, refereeing two young daughters, navigating the teen waters with a too-cute-for-his-own-good son, spoiling a neurotic cat, and making my darling, patient husband shake his head. I'm also an autism mom, chocolate enthusiast, sports-watcher, nacho-eater, and beer-drinker.

A Maryland native, I live in North Carolina now, but dreams of the beach fuel my fantasties, and my characters can often be found strolling in the sand or sailing along a coast.



Goodbye to You

A tragic diagnosis. A determination to survive. A drastic decision. The man who changes everything.

This summer, I'm playing nursemaid to my sister. Yeah, I know. Relatively good looking twenty-two-year-olds don't spend the summer bedside in the cancer ward but, that's the plan. Until my sister threatens me with bodily harm unless I get on a plane and take a trip like normal girls my age.

And even though I hate leaving her, I know she's right. At least I'll have stories to tell when I return. In the back of my mind, all I can think is, "Go and live your life, while you still can." So I go and promise to have a good time.

That's when I met him. He likes me. Really likes me. But more than that, he loves my boobs -- like can't get enough. I have no idea how to tell him that they'll be gone soon, courtesy of a preventative double mastectomy. Yep. That's what testing positive for the breast cancer gene mutation will do to a girl.

But don't feel sorry for me. I'm enjoying him, holding on until the last possible minute, while I muster up the strength to tell him, and watch him walk away.

GOODBYE TO YOU is for older fans of John Green's THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. It's heart wrenching, funny, and real.


As promised, each spotlight will have a giveaway attached to it!

You can win 1 of 2 Tote Bags filled with swag from AJ Matthews!!
(Swag includes nail polish, manicure kit, travel coffee cup, zebra duct tape, lip balm, post card, calendar magnet, 2 shot glasses, travel tissues, bookmark with necklace, pen, small composition book, and breast cancer bracelet)

You Can also 1 of 6 Necklace Swag Packs from AJ Matthews!!
(Swag Pack includes necklace, signed postcard, and calendar magnet)

I have included pictures down below for you to see what you can win!!

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  1. Thank You for letting me know about this book! It sounds really good! Added to my TBR & W/L!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Good luck with the giveaway! She has donated some fantastic stuff!