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Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure Book Tour: Interview & Giveaway

Monday, August 22, 2011
Today, I'm delighted to be hosting B.K. Bostick on his virtual book tour for his upcoming release of Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure, a middle-grade mystery novel that you don't want to miss (even if you're all grown up)!

Today, we have Scott, Huber's personal bully turned best friend, over here for a Q&A session.

When his grandfather dies, Huber Hill is devastated---until he opens Grandpa Nick's mysterious box. An old gold coin and directions to a hidden Spanish treasure send him and his friends off on an mind-blowing adventure, but he's not the only one on the hunt. Filled with dangerous animals and cryptic puzzles, this book will have you on the edge of your seat until the last page.

You can watch the book trailer here.

Hi, Scott! Welcome to Imaginary Reads. Before we start, would you tell readers a little about yourself?
Name's Scott McCormick. I'm Huber Hill's best friend (and former enemy) in the book, Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure by B.K. Bostick. I know, I know, lucky me. I live in Carbondale, Colorado, or as I like to think of it, Denver's forgotten, little cousin that lives in the woods.

Your relationship with Huber is complicated. For those who don't know the details, how did it all start?
I wanted to be friends with 'im when we were in fifth grade, but I got the feeling that he thought he was better than me, so I did the next best thing- made his life a livin' nightmare. Spitwads, wedgies, you name it, I did it. Then that one day in the lunchroom, I tripped his sister and he beat the heck outta me. After that, I thought he was alright, I s'pose.

You sure made it certain that Huber wouldn't forget you in a hurry! What is your favorite childhood memory?
When I was little, I had some smoke bombs form the fourth of July and I lit 'em in the bathtub. Pretty soon, the whole house filled up with smoke and m'dad was freakin' out, thinkin' the house was burnin' down. He was runnin' round like a chicken with his head cut off, yellin' 'Fire' 'Fire!' Oh man, it was hilarious! Got grounded for a few months, but it was worth it to see his face.

It must have been a sight for you not to regret being stuck around the house for that length of time! What do you enjoy most about camping?
I love bein' out in the woods. Fishin', huntin', hikin.' Ain't no teachers or principals to hassle ya either.

Sounds like quite the experience. I used to go camping when I was little, but it was always with my family, so I never really got alone time in the woods. I know a lot of things went wrong while you were treasure hunting with Huber and Hannah. If you could go back and change something during the treasure hunt, what would you do?
Definitely wouldn'ta kissed Huber's sister. That was probably the biggest mistake I ever made. Hannah dropped me like a bad habit. Who needs her, anyway? Man, I wish she'd like me again.

Aww... I don't know why she'd dump a guy like you. I can tell you really like her. Say, what were the first words that came to mind when you saw Hannah in middle school?
Dang, she's hot! How's it possible she's related to Puber...I mean, Huber.

The mystery of genetics. If a genie granted you three wishes, what would you do with them?

  1. Wish for a giant meteor to land on the school.
  2. Wish that an earthquake would crumble the school.
  3. Man, I wish Hannah would like me again.

School sounds really bad for you to need to destroy it twice. I think we need a hero here to save the day. Who's your choice of superhero?
Thor! He's tough, smashes things, and the ladies love him- kinda like yours truly.

Now, school's out and you're watching cartoons. What's  your favorite cartoon?
It's a tie between Curious George and Beavis & Butthead

We're in front of a television, and you need a snack and not just any snack. It's a day for favorites!
This is m'own recipe: Take a piece of jerky, soak it in Pepsi for a day, then dip it in peanut butter- try it!

Sounds interesting. One last question. Name your most favorite and least favorite words.
Favorite word: Hannah. Least favorite word: Hannah

Man, you've got one big Hannah complex. You better not let Huber find out, or he's going to go berserkers on you! (Don't worry, I won't tell him.) I wish you the best of luck in life, especially your love life. For the record, I can't say the same for destroying the school, but with the impossibly hot weather nowadays, perhaps there'll be a blackout and you can skip school for a day--or maybe even a week.

Thanks for joining us here today, Scott and B.K. Bostick!

B.K. Bostick's Website | Facebook | Twitter

B.K. Bostick, author of Dead Man's Treasure, resides among the magnificent Rocky Mountains. In addition to writing, he has spent his career in education. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Utah and his Masters in Psychology from Utah State University. He has worked as a teacher, after school program coordinator, junior high school counselor, and most recently as a teacher mentor for a University. He loves spending time with his lovely wife and two dogs. In his spare time, he enjoys eating cheetos and watching old episodes of the Twilight Zone.

*** For everyone U.S. reader who likes his Facebook page, B.K. Bostick will be giving away a replicated gold coin/bookmark. SO GO LIKE HIS PAGE!! If you aren't in the U.S. though, never fear. Everyone can enter our giveaway to win an e-copy of Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure! ***

B.K. Bostick is also funraising for his neighbor Alyssa, who was diagnosed with a Meningion brain tumor. 100% of proceeds from sales of Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure from October 1 -16, 2011, will go to Alyssa and her family for surgery.

Please support Alyssa. You won't regret buying Huber Hill. It is an amazing book, and this is for a wonderful cause. Buy Huber Hill (the book, not the character. He's not available. He's off adventuring somewhere for your entertainment!) for yourself. Buy Huber Hill for a family member. Buy Huber Hill for friends and neighbors.

You won't regret it, and you can help save a life.

For more information about the fundraiser, check out the fundraising site Treasure for Alyssa.
For more about the book, check out my review of Huber Hill and the Dead Man's Treasure.

But first... check out this interview of B.K. Bostick with Bryan Keith


B.K. Bostick is giving away an e-copy of Huber Hill

Open internationally
Ends September 1st

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