Authors Are Rockstars: J.K. Rock

Aug 24, 2013

Rockers and rollers, I am very honored to be a part of the 2nd Annual Authors Are Rockstars tour! And today I have not one, but two author rockstars: J.K. Rock, the sisters-in-law duo of Joanne and Karen Rock, and the creators of Camp Boyfriend!

While I can't say that they wear leather and put three bottles of hairspray in their hair every week (or do they?), I can say that J.K. Rock are total rockstars. For one, they are great at socializing and interacting with people on Twitter, which I just love. They also rock out on Pinterest, where they have a Rock Star Bloggers' Hall of Fame! If that's not enough, Joanne and Karen are just so stinkin' nice, and you can't help but want to be friends with them! Therefore, I'm stoked to have them on the blog today as they discuss a fun camp related topic. Oh, and did I mention that there's a totally rocking giveaway? So stick around, my fellow reading rockers, and prepare to ROCK ON with J.K. Rock!

Go Backstage!
Go backstage with Joanne and Karen as they discuss their Top Ten Best Camp Moments!

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When we were writing Camp Boyfriend, we were definitely inspired by depictions of camp we’d seen in popular culture. From movies, songs, books and even a poem, here are some of the camp moments we love:

1. "A Boy and a Girl in a Little Canoe"
The song we all sang at Girl Scout camp is an early introduction to girl empowerment, although we’d like to think that in an era where “no means no” we don’t really need to jump out of canoes to avoid kisses…
Just a boy and a girl in a little canoe
With the moon shining all around
As he glides his paddle
You couldn't even hear a sound
And they talked and they talked
Till the moon grew dim
He said you better kiss me
Or get out and swim
So what you gonna do in a little canoe
With the moon shinin' all a--
Boats floatin all a--
Girls swimmin' all a rou-ou-ound!
2. Meatballs – Campfire Story
Bill Murray gave us a classic campfire tale where the scary main character has a hook for a hand. And, like any good counselor, he tells it with just the right amount of drama!


3. Stand by Me – Campfire Scene
Even more than the scary stories, we love the conversations that happen by the bonfire at night. Stand by Me reminds us how friendships are made around a shared fire in this memorable campfire scene:


4. Dirty Dancing – Kellerman’s
Dirty Dancing wasn’t really set at summer camp, but the mood at this Catskills resort definitely resembles camp, especially in the Talent Night scene:


5. Little Darlings – Randy and Angel Meet
Kristy McNichol and Tatum O’Neal flirt their way through Little Darlings and there’s no scene we love more than when Kristy McNichol’s character meets young Matt Dillon. We love the way she checks him out! Don’t let the name fool ya…



6. Meatballs
I adore this hilarious ‘Motivational’ speech Bill Murray gives to his non-athletic campers before they compete against a mega competitive camp in color wars. It’s called “It Just Doesn’t matter!” and you’ll laugh until you cry while watching it! As Counselor Bill says “…it just doesn't matter because all the really good looking girls would still go out with the guys from Mohawk because they've got all the money.” hahahahahaha


7. Wet Hot American Summer
If Monty Python had done a movie about American summer camps, it would have been this spoof, Wet Hot American Summer! It is one of my favorite summer camp movies because it pokes fun at everything I love about camp and stars some of my favorite actors when they were first starting out like Paul Rudd, Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler, and Janeane Garofolo to name a few! In this scene, a rejected boy trains with the cook on how to win girls at camp- ROFL


8. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 
OMG!!! This is the funniest spoof on camp I’ve ever seen. . . Watch Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon as two teen boys obsessed with Toto’s song "Africa." They keep singing it past lights out because they’ve eaten thousands of Twizzlers. Their whistle happy camp director is hilarious when he busts them and calls them “Turkeys” hehe


9. Camp
One of my favorite camp movies is actually a British one called Camp. It’s funny and heartfelt with talented kids with amazing voices. It’s about  Camp Ovation,  a performing arts summer camp where talented kids come to spread their wings. Among them are Vlad (Daniel Letterle), a "bona fide straight boy"; Ellen (Joanna Chilcoat), a megastar with huge insecurities; and Michael (Robin de Jesus), who's struggling with his sexual identity. Their director, Bert Hanlon (Don Dixon), is a washed-up has-been -- but the kids have at least as much to teach him as he has to teach them. If you want to check it out or rent it, it’s on NetFlix. . .


10. "CAMP IS…" by Molly Hott
Our agent sent us a copy to this poem after we finished Camp Boyfriend, so we can’t really call it an inspiration. But any camper can identify with this one! It captures so much of the experience.
Camp is where I learned to be me
And where I let you know, it’s ok to be you
Camp is where I learned to make friends
And where I learned to be a friend
Camp is where I learned how to make my bed
And where I taught others about the importance of hospital corners
Camp is where I saw my first remembered sunset
And where I shared my first remembered sunrise
Camp is where I learned to hold hands confidently
And where I shared the importance of having a hand to hold
Camp is where I cried myself to sleep missing home
And where I cried so hard I couldn’t breathe when I had to leave
Camp is where I saw my first starry night
And where I shared the sighting of my first shooting star
Camp is where I sang and cheered until I had no voice left
And where I learned that my voice would never really come back
Camp is where I learned to respect, my counselors, my campers, my friends and myself
And where I learned about disciplining my staff, my campers, my friends and myself
Camp is where my sister and I became friends
And where I learned that my friends would become my sisters
Camp is where I learned to try everything and anything
And where I learned my strengths and weaknesses
Camp is where I learned that tears of joy can overwhelm you at any time
And where I learned that those tears turn to the greatest memories
Camp is where I learned to laugh until it hurt
And where I learned that laughing is the best medicine
Camp is where I learned to live with others and share common space
And where I learned that wearing the same thing every day is cool
Camp is where I learned how to separate my laundry
And where I learned that I would come home with none of my own clothes
Camp is where I learned I would sleep my deepest and most comfortably
And where I learned that waking up next to your friends every morning is treasured
Camp is where I learned about music and how to change the words to every great song
And where I learned that singing at the top of your lungs anywhere at any time with camp friends is acceptable
Camp is where I learned to love my counselors, my campers and my friends for who they are
And where I learned that each of these people would somehow remain in my life forever
Camp is where I learned about tradition, culture and spirit
And where I learned that these things can change but still remain the same
Camp is where I learned that there is no greater place to be
And where I learned that there is no greater experience for a child, an adult and for me
Camp is where I learned to be me
And where I let you know, it’s ok to be you.
The Ticket!
Title: Camp Boyfriend
Author: J.K. Rock
Publisher: Spencer Hill Press
Publishing Date: July 2, 2013
Pages: 324
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The summer of her dreams is about to get a reality check.

They said it couldn't be done, but geeky sophomore Lauren Carlson transformed herself into a popular girl after moving to a new school halfway across the country. Amazing what losing her braces and going out for cheerleading will do. Only trouble is, the popular crowd is wearing on Lauren's nerves and she can't wait to return to summer camp where she's valued for her brain instead of her handsprings. She misses her old friends and most of all, her long time camp-only boyfriend, Seth. This year she intends to upgrade their relationship to year-round status once she's broken up with her new, jock boyfriend, Matt. He doesn't even begin to know the real her, a girl fascinated by the night sky who dreams of discovering new planets and galaxies.

But Matt isn't giving her up without a fight. As he makes his case to stay together, Lauren begins to realize his feelings run deeper than she ever would have guessed. What if the guy she thought she was meant to be with forever isn't really The One? Returning to Camp Juniper Point was supposed to ground her uprooted life, but she's more adrift than ever. Everything feels different and soon Lauren's friends are turning on her and both guys question what she really wants. As summer tensions escalate, Lauren wonders if she's changed more than she thought. Will her first big discovery be herself?


And don't forget to check out Camp Kiss, the prequel novella to Camp Boyfriend!
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Meet and Greet!
J. K. Rock is the writing partnership of sisters-in-law Joanne and Karen Rock. Separately, they write adult romance. Together, they dream up Young Adult books like Camp Boyfriend, the first in a three-book series. The summer camp stories continue with Camp Payback (4/14) and Camp Forget-Me-Not (8/14), plus bonus free novellas in between stories. Visit Camp Boyfriend's website to learn more about the series and the free prequel novella, Camp Kiss, which you can download here.

Merch Table!
From the rockstars themselves:

What are some of your favorite camp/outdoors memories- real or fiction? Share them in the comments section on this blog and one lucky individual will win an advanced copy of Kami Garcia's (author of Beautiful Creatures) upcoming book Unbreakable, an advanced copy of Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, an autographed copy of Camp Boyfriend, an 'I < 3 My Camp Boyfriend' fitted tee, bookmarks and temporary tattoos.  Best of luck!

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Groupies, if I wasn't hosting J.K. Rock, I would totally enter this giveaway! It is made of awesome! Oh, and by the way--it's INTERNATIONAL!


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Thank you so much for stopping by and meeting (or seeing again) Joanne and Karen! These ladies truly are rockstars, and it's wonderful to share that with you! Now, go and rock on, readers!

93 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!! I've never been to camp, there weren't that many camps here when I was young!!

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    1. We grew up in a popular area for summer camps, so we were both lucky to attend. And the giveaway is 100% our pleasure! I can't tell you how much fun we have scooping up cool books we think readers will love.

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  2. Thanks so much for this giveaway. Camp boyfriend sounds awesome and I'm dying to read it!

    When I was fifteen I went on this long weekend youth camp, met a hot boy, lots of flirting but then I had to leave him behind and never saw him again, but it was a fun weekend with lots of good memories :)

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    1. Camp Boyfriend is sooo a book for you . This is how we remember camp, too :-)

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  3. I've never been to camp, sadly :(. It's not such a big thing in England, but I would love to go to a creative writing camp. Maybe then I'd actually get some writing DONE. Lol.

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    1. Please take us with you when you find one, Hannah!!

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  5. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I can't wait to read any of these books and Camp Rock sounds amazing!

    I've never been to a camp but went camping with my grandparents a lot when I was little. I went camping with my cousin and grandparents one year and my cousin and I went on a nature hike, she had to go to the bathroom really bad and there were no bathrooms around, so she sat on this huge rock while I went to get my grandparents, by the time we got back to her she had used the bathroom all over the rock. Then when we got back to camp our tent was broken into by raccoon's!

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    1. OMG, this is why camp is so memorable! Where else do these things ever happen?? Thanks so much for stopping by the blog, Erin!

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  6. I've never been to a camp, but sharing horror stories around a campfire was an experience I wish I had.

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    1. I am impressionable enough that I sprinted back to my cabin afterward. UNTIL I was old enough to hold hands with a boy. Then scary stories became fun for a whole other reason!

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  7. I went camping with my friends in the woods a few years back and it was amazing. We spent the night talking, joking and with the sounds ofnature all around us it was a great experience.

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    1. It's really wonderful to have moments where we can be amazed by Nature :-).

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  8. I go camping a few times every summer with my family and it is always tons of fun, staying up all night talking about our childhood and going on walks through the woods. My only going-to-camp experience was outdoor school in sixth grade and that was terrible because middle school is hard and kids are mean.

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    1. Middle school what is it about those years? We still do a little camping with family too... I like the marshmallows best. And the beach!

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  9. Hi everyone! Our thanks to Rachel (whom we adore!!) for hosting us on her rockin' blog Beauty and the Bookshelf. It's such a great place to stop by and catch up on what's new and hot in YA. We've been very lucky to have been hosted here before and feel even more fortunate to count Rachel as a friend :)

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  10. I've never been to camp so don't know the feeling. I worked at our local daycamp at our park, but I worked with kindergarners and it was only during the day. We had fun, playing games and arts and crafts and making smores...love to win this contest, not on twitter...sorry!carole fiore fiorecarole1954@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi Carole!! <3 you so much for stopping by the blog. You're entered for sure!

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  11. I used to go to camp every year and one time our group got droppend off on a location and we had to find our way back to camp and we got lost and a lady called the police even though it was a complete fail it is one of my favorite memories.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! 😃

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    1. LOL... I'm glad it was a positive experience!! I know my kids would love something like that.

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  12. We have some really Awesome bonfires with some funny stories and laughs. I never went to camp but my kids did and they loved it! J.K. Rock You are Rockstars!! Awesome prize!!

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    1. Thank you, Tia!!! We've been so excited for our turn on this tour and feel waaay fortunate to be included as newbie YA authors. It means so much to have such a nice turnout :-).

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  13. We live in FL and had this 20 Ft Winnebago RV and one spring my mom, sister and I + dog and lovebird went traveling up north and went through Connecticut up to Maine staying at state park RV sites and hiking in all the parks and looking at the different historical sights.

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    1. What an awesome trip that must have been!! My husband and I keep saying we're going to do something like this and we need to just DO it. Those are great memories for kids. (And US )

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  14. Joanne, Karen! you ladies are awesome!!
    Wish I had some camp memories but I've never been there, I'd so love to, it sounds so cool! n__n

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    1. Gaby, you too!! Thank you :-). I hope CAMP BOYFRIEND gives you a mini camp experience to bring it alive for you!

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  15. Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    I've never been to camp but I'd love to and dream about my ideal camp holidays.

    The book seems interesting!

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    1. Hi Sana! We are thrilled to do a giveaway! We raced around ALA trying to find great books to share with readers who would love them. It was like a game show-- see how many books you can find!

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  16. Great Post! Thanks so Much for being a tour host!

    Hugs,
    Jaime

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    1. We are sooo grateful to Rachel for hosting us too! Authors Are Rockstars is a fabulous, fabulous book tour. We've been eyeing all the other author posts this month too.

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  17. I have never spent much time outdoors. I mean, I read.

    I read outside during Gym (my teacher was nice!)

    I went outside then got in a car then went shopping

    I went outside then went back in

    ...yeah that's pretty much it O_O

    Does shopping or getting froyo count? Because. They *are* outside of my house

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    1. Nikki, if you look up at the stars on your way, I'm going to count it!

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  18. Great post! I love camp books even though I've never been to Camp myself. We used to go camping all the time when I was little and I miss that a whole lot!

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    1. Kelsey, if you love camp books, you should take a peek at this fun list our friend Mary put together: http://knoxdiver.blogspot.com/2013/08/listmania-monday-summer-camp.html

      Thanks so much for stopping by our AAR tour date!!

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  19. I love camping!! I even went to a summer camp. My fondest memory is I got to stay the weekend when everyone else left because I was staying 2 weeks instead of just 1. I got to do ALL kinds of special things since I was the only camper :D

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    1. That's cool, Vivien!! We're writing a scene in Camp Forget-Me-Not that takes place on a weekend and it's sort of the same... the campers are there, but the weekends are all a little more relaxed!

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  20. This is such a great post! I loved reading about all these camp moments...having never been to camp myself it was really interesting to read about! I wish I had some camp memories to share though :/

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    1. Hi Desnica! We're just glad you're here :-). Thank you so much for sharing our AAR tour date and making it a really special day for us!

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  21. I had some good times at an all-girls church camp growing up, and I'm a huge fan of the movie Heavyweights. It's a must-watch camp movie. Also, Joanne and Karen really are rock stars. I adore them! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog

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    1. <3 <3 <3 Thank you so much, Mary! We appreciate you so much!

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  22. WATERPLAY! we fill up mini pools and hose down each other and splash each other and its so much fun! :D
    THANK YOU FOR THE AMAZIN GIVEAWAY - FREAKED OUT WHEN I FOUND OUT IT WAS INTERNATIONAL :')

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    1. :-) Fatma, international fans have been very supportive so we try to send the love back! Thank you for stopping by the blog.

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  23. My favorite outside memories are when my family used to camp at a campground in Branson Missouri. And we would sit around the fire at night, my family, my aunts and uncles and cousins, and tell stories and jokes. Great author post, I love to hear about authors I didn't know about before.

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    1. <3 We love meeting readers who didn't know about us before, too :-). Nice to meet you, Lisa!

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  24. When I went on school camp when I was 13 and we were all camping in tents almost right on the beach. We played spotlight when it got dark and built a big bonfire on the beach and ate icecream.. it was really fun! My best camping experience so far. :)

    Thank you so much Joanne & Karen! This giveaway rocks and I'm reliving memories I'd almost forgotten!

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    1. Yay! Hi Myra... my kids have been playing a version of spotlight lately.. something called Slender where they try to scare the living daylights out of each other too? Geesh. But the love it. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

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  25. like the dancing on a log scene in dirty dancing

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  26. when i was 12 i when to a camp, where here in chile we dont call it that way, but i have an awesome time, i meet a lot of good friend!
    thanks for making this international!

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  27. When I went camping with my friends for a school activity, the best thing that I remember about it is staying up all night, not sleeping and just talking and laughing about anything... we tell ghost stories and scare each other's wits. Thanks for this! :)

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    1. See my reply to Myra above!! I was just talking about how much my kids love that kind of stuff. You're not also reminded me of a funny Jimmy Fallon bit on his late night show when he had JT on and they were campers who refused to go to sleep. We giggled over that bit all the more as we were working on our series: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9F86cAoi3o

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I went to a military camp when I was the in seventh grade and I had the time of my life. We went rock climbing, parasailing, rappelling, and what not, but we also had to go through a lot of training starting at the crack of dawn.

    Nonetheless, it was one of the best times of my life :)

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    1. That's such a good age for those kinds of activities... and for camp!! Now I want to write a parasailing scene!!

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  29. I never went to camp when I was younger, but growing up in WY I did plenty of camping. I still love it, but the camping around PA pales in comparison.
    My favorite camp movie is Wet Hot American Summer. So funny! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize!

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    1. Hi Natalie! Would you believe I haven't seen that one? And I noticed it comes up on a lot of people's "best camp movies" list... must watch!

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  30. I've never been to camp or camping, but I do spend alot of time outside. I love going outside when it cools off in the evening and reading.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. I did this just last night... there was a huge storm after a hot day, and afterward, it was absolutely gorgeous outside.

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  31. I've never actually been to camp, but as a child I have fantastic memories of the whole family spending the long, hot Australian summer days at the beach!!

    Thanks so much for making the giveaway international.

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    1. I love big family days at the beach. We didn't take enough of those this summer, but I mean to fix it next year!

      And we're so glad to extend the giveaway to international readers. You've all been incredibly good to us :-).

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  32. Never been to camp and I'm not much for the great outdoors :D
    Thanks for making it international

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    1. Hi Aly!! I'm not saying I love tenting or anything... But I do love stargazing and bonfires, plus days at the beach and laughing with friends. All that stuff makes the mosquito bites bearable :-)

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  33. Thanks for the awesome giveway! Well I've never really been to camp (not really popular from where I'm from) but I did spend a lot of time outdoors. I remember having water fights and playing frisbee with my cousins when I was younger. :)

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    1. Water fights... we just to pull up the slide in our yard next to the slip and slide so we had our own waterpark in the backyard. It was great until the whole yard turned to mud. Then it was even better .

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  34. This giveaway is amazing, thanks! I love JK Rocks' favorite camp memories. I vividly remember going to Girl Scouts Camp and thinking it was going to be something like the Parent Trap...it wasn't (no twin or pranks, bummer LOL) but I did have a lot of fun singing songs by the campfire, roasting marshmallows, and making new friends!

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    1. Yay!!! Thank you for stopping by the blog, Patrice! We've had such a blast on our tour stop. I can tell you I was thrilled (Joanne here, BTW) when there were no pranks at camp. I think I was worried about that before I went!!

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  35. It's not camping but maybe it's close to it... My friends and I went to a forest, and there we ate lunch and just hang out with each other... We had a great time... =)

    Thank you for the chance!!!

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    1. A forest picnic!! We took my girlfriend to one before her wedding day and did up a table with white linen and silver candlesticks, the whole nine yards. It was gorgeous. And delicious :-).

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  36. I never went to a camp it's not a big thing here (I wonder if even it is a thing here in India)but after watching those hollywood movies I have always wished to go to a camp have fun maybe a little fling, campfires singing and telling ghost stories... I hope to have at least one really fun campaigning trip when I am still a new adult ;)

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    1. I hope for this too!! You can kind of recreate it if you do a weekend backpacking trip with friends. Hike for a couple of days and build fires at night.. talk until it's late, bring good treats. It could be really fun!

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  37. I got to sleep under the Spruce Goose when I was younger, it was pretty cool. I also almost got to fly a plane. but in the end I didn't cause the other person got sick and had to fly so she didn't throw up everywhere. le sigh. Thanks for the cool giveaway and the neat guest post/interview! :D

    Grace Radford/Anna Pett

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    1. How cool about the Spruce Goose!! What a great memory :-). I'm thinking you need to go back and get your flying moment in though... next time, say that *you'll* be sick if you don't fly!!

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  38. I love camping but have never went away to camp, although I always wanted to! Nothing better than sitting around a campfire with some good friends! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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    1. Our pleasure, Violette! So glad you stopped by!

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  39. I've never been to camp but one of my best outdoor memories was from when I was young, about ten, and my siblings and friends decided to have our own Olympics. We made different awards and games and just spent the day outside running around. It was pretty awesome.

    Thank you so much for this generous giveaway!

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    1. How cool!! This makes me remember an outdoor carnival I had once with my cousins. We spent so many days outside prepping for it, making obstacle courses which were kind of like the ropes course in Camp Boyfriend. We had a blast!

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  40. I actually went to a camp with my school a couple of years ago. We were able to go through an Underground Railroad stimulation where we pretended to be slaves and had to walk through fields, crawl through tunnels, and hide in houses as we made our "escape". We also got to go ziplining and go through some height obstacles. It was a really fun experience!

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    1. How neat, Ariel!! The educator in me has to commend your school on sliding in a great learning experience with a fun/memorable activity. If only school could be that way every day!!

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  41. Eeep!! So I seen this was a stop on your blog and I figured I would come by and see your Rockstar! So glad I did <3 This was such a fun post LOVED camp when I was younger. My fondest memory actually comes from my last year at camp when we visited the guys side of the camp :) Loser I know but it was exciting at the time lol

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    1. Hi Tiffany!! So glad you came by! We wrote Camp Boyfriend because we loved memories like that and a book gives some readers a way to relive them, and other readers a fun way to have camp even if they've never been! It's an experience worth sharing :-).

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  42. My family always makes trips to the forest and stuff. Is very nice to be out there with the nature :)

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  43. I've never been to camp, I love watching movies were everyone tells ghost stories on camps. I always wanted to do it!

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  44. trying to light a fire!that was horrible!!
    thanks for the giveaway,this author definitely deserves to be called a rockstar

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  45. Some of my favorite camp memories: I loved the camp games! At the end of camp, we all separated into groups, came up with a name and flag, and participated in the Camp Games!

    Our group was called Dangerously Cheesy (because at the time someone was eating a bag of cheetos) and our theme song was "We're Cheesy. Dangerously Cheesy. Everywhere we go, people want to know. So we tell them: Cheesy. DANGEROUSLY Cheesy.

    (I know its cheesy :P)

    Congrats to the lovely author! I love camp books an d can't wait to eventually get my hands on it!

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  46. Roasting marshmallows of course! :D What a great giveaway and amazing authors!

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  47. Growing up, I went camping with my family during the summer. I loved all of the yummy Dutch oven cooking, tubing down the river, eating s'mores around the fire, hanging out with my cousins, and so much more :)

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  48. Sharing horror stories in the middle of the night around a campfire and being scared to death with the woods is a cliché but also an awesome memory from camping!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway =]

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  49. I don't know if this counts, but when my family and I went on vacation, we did a LOT of outdoor things - not hiking or camping. But we did Go Karts and Mini Golf and Water Parks. I loved it and miss it now!

    Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!

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  50. The seven years that I have spent at my sleep-away summer camp are what made some of the best moments of my life. The friends and the people as a whole are an entire family to me. I have some friends that I will keep in touch with for a long time. Classic campfire scary stories and smores never gets old.
    Thanks for the giveaway! So many great books! COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN :0

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  51. I adore books and movies set at camp. Did anyone mention Salute Your Shorts (old Nickelodeon show), Camp Nowhere, or Indian Summer? I've liked Indian Summer since the beginning of time--even when I'm pretty sure I was too young to "get" it. ;-) My favorite The Babysitters Club was set at a camp and featured a camp MAP which made it even cooler! ;-)

    Now, as an adult, I am a teacher counselor at a week-long leadership camp for junior highers each summer. I love everything about it: the crappy bunks, the bugs (and other critters), the bland/questionable food, the staff who is like my family, etc. We've seen the junior staff members form relationships and watch the campers try to hard to fit in and have a camp "love" connection. All the while, we really just have a good time and mostly everyone lets their too-cool-for-school guards down for the week. LOVE camp!

    Thanks for hosting, Rachel, and sounds like an awesome book, Rocks (Rockers?)! ;-)

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  52. I have never been at a camp.. so I am not sure, to be honest. And I can't even remember any books.. but I did just remember The Parent Trap movie, which I adore :D So that is my favorite moment :) Thank you both for perfect giveaway. <3

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  53. I went to a bunch of camps, most of them revolved around sports, but I'll never forget the friends I made at those bonfires! Staying up late and telling stories, while getting up early in the morning again to train! I regret not having any contact anymore with most of those friends but those moments I'll never forget!
    Love the post! and a great giveaway!
    - IrisjeXx

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  54. What an amazing time we had on our Tour Stop! Rachel, you were the hostess with the mostest and we can't thank you enough for having us!! Congrats to Gabriella, the prize winner, and huge thanks to everyone who took time to visit with us! We're so grateful and we hope you'll stay tuned for our next FREE camp novella, CAMP CHRISTMAS which will be out this fall :-). http://campboyfriend.net

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