Monsterland Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway

Posted October 5, 2017 by shooting in Author Interview, Giveaway / 13 Comments

Disclosure: sponsored post from The Children’s Book Review and Michael Okon, but all opinions and thoughts are my own! 

I’m excited to be taking part in the Monsterland tour today. I think this book sounds great and it’s just perfect for the current Halloween season! Please check out my interview with the author, Michael Okon and be sure to enter the giveaway below!

  1. Where did the initial idea for Monsterland come from; did it start with a character, the overall idea, etc.?

In the summer of 2015, I was binge watching a classic movie marathon with my son, the good stuff like Back to the Future, Gremlins, Jaws, Jurassic Park. While watching these films it literally just popped into my head, why isn’t there a theme park with zombies. I called my brother and told him about my idea. He said I should have werewolves, vampires, AND zombies. I started beating out the story that night.

  1. Will there be a sequel to Monsterland?

   Monsterland 2 is completed and will be released on my 40th birthday – May 26th, 2018.

  1. What is your favorite supernatural creature – and are they featured in the book?

 The Glob – which is my take on the The Blob.  Think of a purple alien jet fuel that comes up through the sewer system and sucks the life out of everything it touches.  Oh, and it can also reanimate zombies.  How’s that for a teaser to Part 2?

  1. What is your favorite real-life theme park?

 Disney World in Orlando. Magic Kingdom to be exact. To be even more precise – my favorite land is a a toss-up between Adventureland and Frontierland.  I’m a big Jungle Cruise, Pirates of the Caribbean and Splash Mountain guy.

  1. Are you currently working on anything and if so, can you tell us anything about it?

 I’m all knee-deep in Monsterland 3 and have already started beating out Monsterland 4 & 5. It seems that I’m going to be writing about monsters for the foreseeable future.

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About the BookWelcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth.

Wyatt Baldwin’s senior year is not going well. His parents divorce, then his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his new stepfather, Carter White, either. An ongoing debate with his best friends Melvin and Howard Drucker over which monster is superior has gotten stale. He’d much rather spend his days with beautiful and popular Jade. However, she’s dating the brash high-school quarterback Nolan, and Wyatt thinks he doesn’t stand a chance.
But everything changes when Wyatt and his friends are invited to attend the grand opening of Monsterland, a groundbreaking theme park where guests can interact with vampires in Vampire Village, be chased by werewolves on the River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.
With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

Monsterland Giveaway! 

Enter for a chance to win a Monsterland swag bag; plus, there are loads of runner-up prizes, too!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

  • A Monsterland Swag Bag

    • A copy of Monsterland, signed by Michael Okon
    • A signed poster
    • A t-shirt (Large)
    • A wool hat
    • A fidget spinner
    • A wrist band (entrance)
    • Pencils
    • An exclusive collectors item

Ten (10) winners receive:

  • A copy of Monsterland, signed by Michael Okon

Ten (10) winners receive:

  • A Monsterland t-shirt

Ten (10) winners receive:

  • A Monsterland hat

Ten (10) winners receive:

  • A Monsterland fidget spinner

Age Range: 14+

Giveaway begins October 1, 2017, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends October 31, 2017, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

Giveaway open to residents of Canada and the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.

Prizes provided by Michael Okon

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If the form won’t load, visit this link to enter the giveaway! Best of luck everyone!

Be sure to follow Michael on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and SnapChat  @IAmMichaelOkon #Monsterland!

13 responses to “Monsterland Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway

  1. You had me at Zombies. It’s such a cute concept, a theme park with monsters that I can imagine will be well read come Halloween. Wow, he’s really flying through the series. I appreciate not having to wait an entire year for the next instalment in a series too. Great interview Lauren and thanks for sharing <3

  2. What a fun interview and giveaway! I love Disney World too and I love the Magic Kingdom – Pirates of the Caribbean is one of my favorite rides too, lol. Something I have in common with the author I guess!

  3. I have not been to Disney World in forever – like since I was 8! Insane eh? I know some people who go every single year. And I love Gremlins. I wish that my son would watch it with me. I think he’d freak out though. They are kind of creepy!

  4. Okay.., first, I think this is an incredible concept for a book. And also I totally wish this theme park existed in real life! Great interview, Lauren, thank you for sharing this author with us. I totally laughed out loud with the glob. Lmao!!!

  5. Jen

    Oh my gosh this sounds awesome! I am not sure my whole family could visit if the place were real 🙂 There are 2 books and a third on the way! Awesome!

  6. A monster theme park? Sounds like a lot could go wrong. I want to win because I like the uniqueness of this one, and I want to know what does go wrong.

  7. Carol Luciano

    Great interview. Such a unique theme. Thanks for bringing this Author to my attention. And the great giveaway chance.

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