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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Spotlight & Giveaway: Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life

I'm thrilled to help celebrate the release of Last Night A Superhero Saved My Life, the awesome new anthology from St. Martin's Press that contains writings from some of today's most popular authors...

Last Night,  A Superhero Saved My Life
Liesa Mignogna
June 7th, 2016
St. Martin’s Press
As broad as our exponentially growing cultural fascination with caped crusaders is, it runs just as deep as this long awaited anthology underscores. Liesa Mignogna the VP, Editorial Director at Simon Pulse and editor of this anthology can expound on the virtues of Batman (her wedding was even Batman-themed) but it's her retelling of incredibly harrowing yet ultimately inspiring encounters with The Dark Knight over the years, as she struggled to coexist with the supervillains in her own family that birthed this collection.

Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life gives readers the chance to connect to their beloved authors, while those same authors connect to their beloved superheroes, and within that feedback loop of respect and admiration lies a stellar, and phenomenally accessible, anthology full of thrills, chills, and spills.

Contributors include New York Times bestsellers Christopher Golden, Leigh Bardugo, Brad Meltzer, Neil Gaiman, Carrie Vaughn, Jodi Picoult, and Jamie Ford, as well as award-winners and mainstays like Joe R. Lansdale, Karina Cooper, and Ron Currie, Jr among many others. Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life's authors share their most hilarious and most heart wrenching experiences with their chosen defender to explain why superheroes matter, what they tell us about who we are, and what they mean for our future.

Praise for Last Night,  A Superhero Saved My Life

“At the heart of the collection are contributions that plunge deeply into dark recollections...these essays bear out how superheroes are powerful psychological receptacles, helping us define the crucial strength we need to survive—a sentiment which will be of great value to many soul-searchers...There’s ample insight to be found here, not the least of which is that superheroes have a deep, resounding place in our cultural and individual psyches.” —Booklist

Edited by Liesa Mignogna: By day, LIESA MIGNOGNA is VP, Editorial Director of Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon and Schuster Children's Books, where she edits novels for teens and tweens including the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series. By night, Liesa is a passionate comics fan and lover of all things Batman. Liesa lives in New Jersey with her photographer husband and their son, whose first word was "Bat."

Win a brand new copy of
Last Night, A Superhero Saved My Life!
St. Martin's Press is offering one copy to one person who RT's, Likes, or Shares any of the images below. One of the images will be posted via my Twitter and Facebook accounts at 9am, 3pm, and 8pm ET on June 7th and all you have to do to enter is either RT on Twitter or Like/Share them on Facebook. Each RT/Like/Share = 1 entry and you can enter as many times as you like. This giveaway is open to ALL and one random winner will be chosen after 8pm ET on June 8th.

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