Meeting Ava Dellaira

Posted October 1, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

Meeting Ava DellairaLove Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
Published by Macmillan on April 1st 2014
Genres: Death & Dying, Emotions & Feelings, Family, Siblings, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 336
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It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more -- though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, learning to live with her splintering family. And, finally, about the abuse she suffered while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was -- lovely and amazing and deeply flawed -- can she begin to discover her own path in this stunning debut from Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead.

Yesterday I got some bad news. It could have been worse but for me it was bad news and I was feeling down in the dumps. Ava Dellaira was going to be visiting at Powell’s bookstore and it was up in the air about whether I was going to go. I had decided that with my bad news that I really deserve getting to do something fun even if it was going to cause some extra driving. I was so glad that I was able to go. Ana Dellaira is such a sweetheart. We got to chat for a little bit about writing and I felt that she was so genuine. If you ever get a chance to meet Ava Dellaira definitely take it.

Here are some pictures of my goodies and of Ava speaking:






Here are some cool things that I learned about Ava and “Love Letters to the Dead”.

  1. “Love Letters to the Dead” has been optioned for film
  2. Ava Delaira is getting to write the script for the film.
  3. Catherine Hardwicke will be the director for “Love Letters to the Dead”. She is the women that directed the first “Twilight” movie.
  4. “The Fault in Our Stars” producers will be producing the film.

There is the most updated information about the soon to be movie. I am looking forward to finding out more. I hope you enjoyed the little tidbits of information. “Love Letters to the Dead” just had its paperback release, so check it out. See if you like it.


If you want to ry out the first few chapters here is a link on Amazon: Chapters 1-5

About love2dazzle

Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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