Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Teenage Garage Sale with P. J. Hoover (Solstice Blog Tour)

Thanks so much for inviting me to guest blog over here! It’s great to connect with people who love reading young adult books as much as I do! For those who don’t know, my debut young adult novel, SOLSTICE, was just released in May. SOLSTICE is what happens when MATCHED meets THE LIGHTNING THIEF and is largely set in a future where global warming is destroying the earth.

It’s been YEARS since I’ve had a garage sale. In fact, I think the last one I actually had was in high school when our cheerleading squad had one to raise money for something (no clue what). Anyway, I’ll take a trip back to my room during my teen years and see what I’m willing to sell at what price.

Hard Rock books—$3 each
            HAMMER OF THE GODS by Stephen Davis (Led Zeppelin story)
            NO ONE HERE GETS OUT ALIVE by Jerry Hopkins (Jim Morrison story)
            THE LORDS AND THE NEW CREATURES by Jim Morrison (poetry)

A hundred miniskirts—$4/skirt except for about 5 which I’ll mark at $10: TOTAL $430
Freshman and sophomore years in college, this was every day attire.

Cheerleader Megaphone and Pom-poms—$50
Yes, I still have these. I admit it. But I worked hard on customizing my megaphone and making is look nice.

My LP collection (alphabetized)—Priceless
During the teen years, I never would have parted with this. I used to scout out hard to find LPs and collect them (like The Doors, Led Zeppelin). Finally, six years ago, I donated them.

One Pappagallo purse with 50 interchangeable covers— $200 $300
I still have these, too. I love the covers. My mom made each and every one to match every single outfit I owned and for every holiday. Okay, I’m raising the price a bit…

Elephant collection—$50
Containing about 100 knick-knack type elephants collected from conception to present.

What fun! Thanks so much for reading, and may your summer be a sizzling one!

SOLSTICE is available as a $2.99 eBook on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and iBooks. SOLSTICE will be released in paperback this summer.

Solstice Trailer:

Author website:


P. J. Hoover first fell in love with Greek mythology in sixth grade thanks to the book Mythology by Edith Hamilton. After a fifteen year bout as an electrical engineer designing computer chips for a living, P. J. decided to take her own stab at mythology and started writing books for kids and teens. P. J. is also a member of THE TEXAS SWEETHEARTS & SCOUNDRELS. When not writing, P. J. spends time with her husband and two kids and enjoys practicing Kung Fu, solving Rubik's cubes, and watching Star Trek. Her first novel for teens, Solstice, takes place in a Global Warming future and explores the parallel world of mythology beside our own. Her middle grade fantasy novels, The Emerald Tablet, The Navel of the World, and The Necropolis, chronicle the adventures of a boy who discovers he’s part of two feuding worlds hidden beneath the sea.


  1. What a fun list. LOVE it. That was fun!

    Yes yes everyone. Read this book! It's SO good.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring me today!

    And thank you Juju! <3