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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

BLIND SPOT by Laura Ellen TRAILER PREMIERE and "What's Your BLIND SPOT?" Contest

Good morning! I am happy to be able to share with you an amazing book trailer premiere AND contest for Lauren Ellen's YA mystery/thriller debut, BLIND SPOT...   

by Laura Ellen
Release date: October 23rd, 2012
Published by: Harcourt Children's Publishing 


There's none so blind as they that won't see.

Seventeen-year-old Tricia Farni's body floated to the surface of Alaska's Birch River six months after the night she disappeared. The night Roz Hart had a fight with her. The night Roz can't remember. Roz, who struggles with macular degeneration, is used to assembling fragments to make sense of the world around her. But this time it's her memory that needs piecing together - to clear her name... to find a murderer.

This unflinching emotional novel is written in the powerful first-person voice of a legally blind teen who just wants to be like everyone else. 

Pre-order BLIND SPOT now!!!
Book Depository 
For signed copies go to Nicola's Books!

BOOK TRAILER - Blind Spot by Laura Ellen
The trailer for Blind Spot was produced by Vania Stoyanova at VLC ProductionsLaura Ellen's 14-year-old son James composed and performed the music for the trailer with Steve 'Oz' Osburn. It was recorded in Muruga Booker's Sage Court Studios. 


In Blind Spot, Roz has a visual impairment that makes her feel insecure. As a result, she becomes so obsessed with proving she is 'normal' that she loses sight of everything else - including clues to a murder. 

What's your blind spot???
Was it getting on the cheer squad? Is it losing weight? 
Have you ever wanted something so bad that, like Roz, you lost or almost lost something or someone important to you?

Share it and you could win a signed hardcover of Blind Spot and the chance to have your 'blind spot' story posted on October 26th during Laura Ellen's blog tour!!!
Some of your favorite authors will be sharing their stories too!

*To enter, go to Laura Ellen's website: www.lauraellenbooks.com
and fill out the contest form. 
Contest is open internationally and will run 
from October 2nd through October 16th, 2012, midnight EST. 


Laura Ellen is a full-time writer and mother of three who began her career as a teacher in both Language Arts and special education. Diagnosed with juvenile macular degeneration as a teen, she drew upon her own experiences with vision loss to write her debut YA thriller Blind Spot, an emotional and suspenseful page-turner. Born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, she recently moved across country from Ann Arbor, Michigan to Scottsdale, Arizona.

Doesn't it sound amazing?!
I am really looking forward to reading this one as soon as it is released!

Thank you for stopping by! 
And good luck :)


  1. This does sound amazing. That cover is killer. I believe I requested this one :D So excited for it!

    Giselle from Book Nerd Canada

  2. Great contest! Oh and I love the trailer! Can't wait to read it!


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