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Book Launch this Friday!

Hey, all! My debut novel PHSRQ’s launch party is this Friday! Would love to see you there!

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Blog Tour: Post-High School Reality Quest by Meg Eden

A Lovelorn Virgo

Post-High School Reality Quest

by Meg Eden
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Genre: Young Adult

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Synopsis:
Buffy is playing a game. However, the game is her life, and there are no instructions or cheat codes on how to win.

After graduating high school, a voice called “ the text parser” emerges in Buffy’s head, narrating her life as a classic text adventure game. Buffy figures this isjust a manifestation of her shy, awkward, nerdy nature—until the voice doesn’t go away, and instead begins to dominate her thoughts, telling her how to life her life. Though Buffy tries tobeat the game, crash it, and even restart it, it becomes clear that this game is not something she can simply “ shut off” or beat without the text parser’s help.

While the text parser tries to give Buffy advice on how “ towinthe game,” Buffy decides to pursue…

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The Fantastic Flying Book Club Tour Review: Post-High School Reality Quest by Meg Eden, w/ Bonus Favorite Quotes!

The Hermit Librarian

Post-High School Reality Quest

byMeg Eden
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Release Date: June 13, 2017
Genre: Young Adult

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Synopsis:
Buffy is playing a game. However, the game is her life, and there are no instructions or cheat codes on how to win.

After graduating high school, a voice called “ the text parser” emerges in Buffy’s head, narrating her life as a classic text adventure game. Buffy figures this is just a manifestation of her shy, awkward, nerdy nature—until the voice doesn’t go away, and instead begins to dominate her thoughts, telling her how to life her life. Though Buffy tries to beat the game, crash it, and even restart it, it becomes clear that this game is not something she can simply “ shut off” or beat without the text parser’s help.

While the text parser tries to give Buffy advice on how “ to win the game,”…

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Review: Post High School Reality Quest

The Critic Uncritical Bookworm

I received this book from The Fantastic Flying Book Club for being part of the Post High School Reality Quest blog tour! Be sure to check out the schedule to see everyone elses posts for this awesome blog tour.

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Tour Schedule:

June 13

June 14

The Book Bratz– Promo

June 15

Deal Sharing Aunt– Q&A
The Hermit Librarian– Review & Favorite Quotes

June 16

A Lovelorn Virgo– Review

June 17

YA and Wine– Review
Ink of Blood– Review

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Buffy is playing a game. However, the game is her life, and there are no instructions or cheat codes on how to win.After graduating high school, a voice called “the text parser” emerges in Buffy’s head…

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Post-High School Reality Quest by Meg Eden – Makes the Grade

Reading, Writing and Reagan

 

One way I like to give back to the writing community is to help new and aspiring writers spread the word about their books. This activity has been a revelation. Most beginning writers are surprisingly good; some need to put that pen, that tablet, that laptop, away and get a job that has nothing to do with writing.

Every once in a while, I come across a gem. Now, if I had seen Meg Eden’s new book, Post-High School Reality Quest (PHSRQ) in a bookstore, I would have passed it over. A story about a young woman’s final year of high school and the beginning of her collegiate career is not exactly in my wheelhouse. But that has changed; after reading Ms. Eden’s novel, I will now be on the lookout for any subsequent offerings.

PHSRQ is the story of Buffy, a gamer girl who goes through a significant…

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Happy Book Birthday, Meg Eden!

I can’t believe it–PHSRQ is officially out today!

As the Eraser Burns

Congratulations are in order for area member Meg Eden on the release of Post-High School Reality Quest.

Buffy’s your typical cosplaying, retro-gaming, con-going geek girl, but as her high school graduation approaches, she finds she has an unwelcome guest in her mind: <>the text parser.
Narrating her life like it’s a classic adventure game (cough Zork cough), the text parser forces her to interact with the world through a series of a typewritten commands: Finish school.
Go to party.
Fall in love.

At first it’s pretty cool. It’s not easy making the transition from high school to college. It’s not easy dealing with roommates. It’s not easy being in a new relationship with her lifelong crush. Buffy makes some huge mistakes along the way, but the text-parser lets her fix all of them.

It’s like having superpowers…until the text parser won’t shut up.

Buffy is desperate to get rid…

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Summer of Authors #3: Guest Post + GIVEAWAY with Meg Eden – Translating Play: Turning Games into Novels

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Hi guys! Tomorrow is the release for a very special book called Post-High School Reality Quest, and to celebrate it, I’m hosting the author Meg Eden with a special guest post she wrote and a giveaway for an ARC and some exclusive swag (they’re great- you’ll love them)! I hope that your summer is going off to a great start, and what better way to celebrate than with another giveaway and guest post?


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Buffy is playing a game. However, the game is her life, and there are no instructions or cheat codes on how to win.

After graduating high school, a voice called “the text parser” emerges in Buffy’s head, narrating her life as a classic text adventure game. Buffy figures this is just a manifestation of her shy, awkward, nerdy nature—until the voice doesn’t go away, and instead begins to dominate her thoughts, telling…

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Panda Express, story by Meg Eden (MY FIRST JOB Poetry and Prose Series)

Silver Birch Press

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Panda Express
by Meg Eden

The boys from Bowie order Orange Chicken and laugh at me.

Why’s a white girl working at a Chinese restaurant? they ask.

I answer, Free sample?

My Vietnamese friend told me, You are white on the outside but Asian at heart. She took her banana leaf rice cake and gave me half. This was our weekly communion.

When my shift ends, I take the chicken that has been sitting in the glass display, unfit for customers. If I don’t take it, another will throw it away. The meat’s tough and sweet in my mouth.

When I sweep the floors, my boss laughs. He says, Have you ever held a broom? He means: spoiled white girl. I’ve cleaned my father’s workshop, built our back patio with bricks and a pile of sand. But I know that all he sees are my soft hands.

He asks if…

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Goodreads Trolls getting you down? my personal story, but also a solution!

Read the Bloody Book

So, I have a self-published book, well two actually. A friend and I wrote them together, self-published them, and eagerly frequented the Goodreads page to see what people thought. To our surprise, we received mainly 5-star reviews. We weren’t expecting them, as I really don’t think our book is perfect. There is a lot I would change and I think the sequel is a huge improvement (and yeah I’m pretty proud of that improvement). But anyway, I digress…

One day while checking how our book was going I saw one review that just said something along the lines of “What a crock. These reviews are obviously paid for.” I was shocked by this, as firstly, I didn’t know that paying people for reviews was actually a thing people did, or that someone would make such a damning claim without any evidence what-so-ever, besides the fact that we self-published our book.

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