Sunday, April 4, 2010

Sunday Spotlight - Dreamer + Giveaway

Today I have an incredible teen who has taken on two blogs - a writing blog AND a book blog - how does she do it? To mix things up, we're focusing on her writing blog today, but I'll link to her book blog at the end so you guys can check them both out.

Name: Kirthi Rao
Nickname and/or blog name: Dreamer
Blog URL:

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I'm a 13 year old blogger who loves writing. I play tennis, and love it! You can say I'm a big environmentalist and supporter of Climate Change, but other people at school call me "Green". I have a big obsession with music, it plays a big role in my life. There's always a song for every mood I'm in, and I play it so it'll kindle my emotions.

When and why did you start your blog?
I started my blog this past November. I started to write when I was very little, and my writings were extremely basic, and when I read them, they are INCREDIBLY embarrassing. Whenever I read a piece, I get this goofy grin on my face and I think, "Wow. I can't believe I wrote this!"

My friend Rachel gave me this beautiful notebook for my birthday. The paper was amazing. It felt like the paper wanted me to write on it, and it felt so good to write on it, so I did. The poems I wrote were starting to get better and better, and I just wanted to share it with the world, and then "Viola!" Dreamer was made!

What is your blog all about? Any cool features you want to share?
It's just about sharing writing and writing events with everyone. Occasionally I include music related stuff, because to me, music and writing and like brother and sister.

What are some of your favorite genres and/or books currently?
I'm into historical fiction right now, but I guess I'm really open to any genre.

How do you find out about the books you read?
I follow amazing book blogs that review a bunch of great books. I also follow their Goodreads (if they have one) and explore their shelves.

Any tips or advice for those starting or thinking about starting a blog?
Try to talk with someone you know if a blogger, or search for mentors, they can really help you get on the road!

This is actually Kirthi's writing blog, but she also has a book blog as well, called Pages.

Thank you Kirthi for sharing more about your blog! I'll have a guest review up in a few by Kirthi herself. Make sure to stop by her blogs!

Now for the Giveaway!

Kirthi is giving away a copy of Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater to one lucky follower! You need to follow her writing blog Dreamer in order to enter!

1. Fill out the form below to enter!
2. Must be a follower of the blog Dreamer to enter.
3. Open to US only!
4. Please enter by Saturday, April 16th 11:59 CST.


  1. I love this feature! Kirthi's blogs are amazing!

  2. Cool! I'm a follower of Pages so I should check out Kirthi's writing blog now.

  3. I am always thrilled to read about young writers/bloggers. I have a friends daughter who is 10 and loves to read and write.

  4. Great interview. Thanks for stopping by for chat.

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