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Zero Day by Jan Gangsei: Blog Tour and Giveaway!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Eight years ago, Addie Webster was the victim of the most notorious kidnapping case of the decade. Addie vanished—and her high-profile parents were forced to move on.

Mark Webster is now president of the United States, fighting to keep the oval office after a tumultuous first term. Then, the unthinkable happens: the president’s daughter resurfaces. Addie is brought back into her family’s fold, but who is this sixteen-year-old girl with a quiet, burning intelligence now living in the White House? There are those in the president’s political circle who find her timely return suspicious.

When the NSA approaches Darrow Fergusson, Addie’s childhood best friend and the son of the president’s chief of staff, he doesn't know what to think. How could this slip of a girl be a threat to national security? But at the risk of having his own secrets exposed by the powerful government agency, Darrow agrees to spy on Addie.

It soon becomes apparent that Addie is much more than the traumatized victim of a sick political fringe group. Addie has come with a mission. Will she choose to complete it? And what will happen if she does?

Jan Gangsei grew up in small-town Vermont, reading Nancy Drew mysteries, putting on backyard shows with her best friend and dreaming about exploring the world. After college, she landed a job as a newspaper reporter covering politics and the police beat, and was astonished to discover she could actually get paid to write and tell stories. Since then, she's lived in Key West, New York City, DC and Barbados. She's now settled with her family in northern Virginia, where she writes full time with a cup of hazelnut coffee in one hand and a Jack Russell terrier named Watson curled under her legs. Her debut young adult novel, ZERO DAY, publishes with Disney-Hyperion in January, 2016.

Some random facts about Jan:

* Soon after she learned to walk she was stuck on a pair of skis (Vermont law), which she promptly removed and watched as they slid down the mountain solo -- likely explaining her future love of physics (and staying safely in the lodge).

* She's a graduate of the DIA's attache program for spouses, where she learned how to properly set a table, wear an evening gown, and disable an attacker with a few well-placed kicks. She suggests you don't ever sneak up on her in a dark alley, especially if she's wearing heels.

* She has tons of favorite authors, but some of her biggest influences growing up include: Judy Blume, Margaret Atwood, Edith Wharton and Kurt Vonnegut. (Also, whoever wrote the copy for the back of her Cheerios box, which she's pretty sure she'd memorized by third grade.)

* She loves meeting new people, and interacting with other readers and writers. Drop her a note and say hello here or on Twitter!

Tour Schedule:
Week 1:

Week 2
1/22: Beauty and the Bookshelf - Q&A

3 Finished Copies of ZERO DAY (US Only)
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  1. Christina R. said...:

    I love learning about authors! She's got lots of different interests which I'm sure translate into a very interesting story! awesome to have a political YA!

    thank you so very much :)

  1. I've never heard of this book or author before this tour and I love political thrillers so this is a must read for me. Thanks for the post!

  1. Love the sound of this one. I almost loaded it but would not have had time to read it!

  1. Amy said...:

    Thanks for sharing.

  1. I didn't hear a ton about this book, and then one day WHAM. It was all over the place.. And it sounds good. I am not usually interested in political intrigue in stories, but the mystery surrounding Addie and her kidnapping definitely makes me curious!

  1. Lara F said...:

    Have seen this book around in various places. Good to get some info on it.

  1. This author sounds like a fun, well-rounded individual.