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Monday, September 10, 2012

Quarantine: The Loners Blog Tour & Interview

The duo behind the the gritty debut novel Quarantine: The Loners is here to kick off their blog tour and provide you with a list of things that just might help you survive if you were dropped into McKinley High AKA high school gone mad. They're the authorities on this, so pay attention if you want to live through the quarantine. You'll also have the chance to win a signed, personalized copy of the book. 

Lex Thomas is the pen name for the writing team of Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies. Their first novel, Quarantine:The Loners, earned a starred review from Booklist, and Huffington Post Books called it “one of the best books that I have ever read.”

Lex received a BA in Drama and English from the University of Virginia and has worked as an actor, director and writer. Thomas graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and now writes, and exhibits his realist oil paintings in Los Angeles.

Lex and Thomas met in a writers’ group in Los Angeles. Their friendship developed as they tried to blow each other’s minds with clips from bizarre movies. In 2005, they became a screenwriting team, and found that writing with a friend is much more fun than doing it alone.

Where to find them... 

Quarantine Survival Supply List

Duct tape: Everything breaks in Mckinley, and there’s nowhere to buy a replacement Whether it’s your sneakers or your book bag strap, duct tape might be your only way to fix it. It can be very useful when you are trying to build something out of found materials.

Smartphone: Hopefully, you’ve got some ebooks saved on there, and lots of music, but whatever you’ve got, it’s going to have to last you until you graduate. It’s important that you be able to read old emails and look at old pics and videos to not lose sight of who you were on the outside. You’ll need something good and decent to focus on to carry you through.

Phone Charger: Most kids had a phone on them when McKinley was quarantined, but far less also bring their charger with school with them that day. If you own a power cord, other kids will trade you food and supplies for a chance to charge their phone. A charger can keep you from starving.

Swiss Army Knife: Those Swiss really knew what they were doing. Having a blade in McKinley never hurt anyone, except the guy you stick it in. You’ll definitely need the one with the can opener. And you finally might get some decent use out of the toothpick and the tweezers.

Toothbrush: Just because you’re trapped in school for years doesn’t give you a free pass to be gross. Brush those things.

Follow the tour... 
Monday, September 10th - Wastepaper Prose
Tuesday, September 11th - Bewitched Bookworms
Wednesday, September 12th - Novel Novice
Thursday, September 13th - The Bookish Brunette
Friday, September 14th - The PageTurners

Monday, September 17th - MundieMoms
Tuesday, September 18th - Forever 17 Books
Wednesday, September 19th - Evie Bookish
Thursday, September 20th - Once upon a Prologue
Friday, September 21st - The Bookswarm

Monday, September 24th - Reading Angel
Tuesday, September 25th - Fire and Ice
Wednesday, September 26th - Emily's Reading Room
Thursday, September 27th - Fiktshun
Friday, September 28th - Hypable


  1. We recently got this book from the library and both my 16-yr-old and my 13-yr-old loved it. They told me I had to read it too and I wasn't disappointed. It's a great story!

  2. I would definitely want the toothbrush. LOL :)

  3. Cool list! YAY for the tips:)

    Thank you:)

  4. Wow this book sounds awesome and scary. Gotta have it!

  5. I am interested in this book :)