Former crime reporter CJ Daugherty is the author of the international best-selling Night School series. After graduating from university in Texas, CJ worked as a newspaper journalist in American cities including Savannah and New Orleans. She won numerous awards for her reporting, particularly her investigative journalism into corruption and crime. After moving to England, she wrote books about travel in Ireland and Paris for publishers including Time Out and Frommers. For a while she also worked as a communications consultant for the Home Office, specialising in counter-terrorism.
Her Night School series has been translated into 22 languages, and has been a number one bestseller in multiple countries. She is now co-writing a new series, The Secret Fire, with French author Carina Rozenfeld. The first book in that series is due out in autumn 2015.
YA Shot is a one-day Young Adult and Middle Grade ‘festival’ taking place in the centre of Uxbridge on Wednesday 28 October 2015, organised by the lovely Alexia Casale. #YAShot will have over 69 authors in a programme of workshops, panels and ‘in conversation’ events (plus book-signing sessions).
There is also a programme of 6 fantastic blogging and vlogging workshops.
Let’s not forget the amazing blog tour that is happening in the run up to the event.
CJ Daugherty and I wanted to do something special and a little different. Armed with a camera CJ set to work. There are some some ‘standard’ questions (just to be a little sensible), many random/silly questions that CJ had only a minute to answer…. oh and DARES. 😉
Because it’s only fair, I thought I better do some dares to. Thankfully I have an amazingly supportive bookshop that just lets me get away doing this kinda stuff. Thank you @storytellersinc
And you know what, TAG YOU’RE IT.
Below are all the dares that I sent to CJ. The two of us dare you to pick a couple (you can do more of course!) and let us know how you get on.
Leave a video response or link something in the comments.
Most importantly have fun! 😀
CJ Daugherty’s Night School series is out now!
The Night School Series is about trust, lies and greed.
It is not a paranormal series.
It contains no vampires, witches or zombies. However it is filled with the human equivalent. For what are vampires, after all, but bloodsuckers who take and give nothing back? And what are zombies but violent idiots?
The people in Night School are made superhuman by their money.
The series is set in modern times in the world of the super rich, in whose midst Allie Sheridan finds herself when she is sent to Cimmeria Academy, an exclusive boarding school in the south of England. It’s a seductive place, filled with beautiful young people who have never flown on a commercial airliner in their lives because their parents always send the family jet. These teens were raised by nannies who spoke four languages, and they do all their shopping on London’s Bond Street and Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue.
But Allie, who values truth above everything, soon learns that their beautiful world is laced with deception. And danger.
When she discovers that their world is really her world too, she knows she’s trapped. Now all she wants is to get out alive.
If you’re wondering if you should read it, the answer is YES.
This is what happening to me after just the first three books….
Discussions with Myself – #NightSchoolReadingFest
The Secret Fire by C.J. Daugherty & Carina Rozenfeld
French teen Sacha Winters can’t die. He can throw himself off a roof, be stabbed, even shot, and he will always survive. Until the day when history and ancient enmities dictate that he must die. Worse still, his death will trigger something awful. Something deadly. And that day is closing in.
Taylor Montclair is a normal English girl, hanging out with her friends and studying for exams, until she starts shorting out the lights with her brain. She’s also the only person on earth who can save Sacha.
There’s only one problem: the two of them have never met. They live hundreds of miles apart and powerful forces will stop at nothing to keep them apart.
They have eight weeks to find each other.
Will they survive long enough to save the world?