YA Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Green Team

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GREEN TEAM–but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, a red team, and an indie team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

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I’m Going To NoVa TEEN!

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It’s official! I’ll be at NoVa TEEN Book Festival on March 30th! If you’re in the Northern Virginia/ DC area, come on out! They’ve got a fabulous lineup of authors, including my fellow Swoon Squad members, Katy Upperman (KISSING MAX HOLDEN, THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF US, HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN) and Olivia Hinebaugh (THE BIRDS, THE BEES, AND YOU AND ME).

The event is free and full of terrific workshops, as well as overflowing with books and amazing authors! I’d love to see you there!

A Quick & Easy Guide To Twitter Writing Events in 2019

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This is the list I put together for myself, and I’m happy to share with you. I’ll come back and add as I find new hashtags, I promise.

Pitch Hashtags:

When submitting a pitch, do not favorite anyone else’s pitch. Favoriting is for agents and editors. If your pitch has been favorited, check the publisher/agent’s website for submission guidelines before submitting, and be sure to mention that you were favorited in #[WhateverPit].

#DVPit (for diverse books) Upcoming Dates: 4/23: Children’s/YA  4/24: Adult readers runs again in Oct. Update here.

#PitDark (horror/mysteries) May & Oct – no official dates yet. Update here. Continue reading

It’s A Book Birthday Giveaway!

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That’s right! This Thursday, February 7th, TRAVELER is having a birthday! To celebrate the book that made me a traditionally published author, I’m giving away the following:

  • Signed copies of both TRAVELER and DREAMER
  • One Glitter Mousse candle, courtesy of Nox to Lumos Candle Co.
  • Journal
  • Dream Guide
  • Book lover bookmarks

Contest open to everyone. To enter, head over to Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or Facebook and like my giveaway post before midnight on February 7th. Bonus entries for every share or retweet! Winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday morning.

Good luck to all!