Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ama-Con Signing

For anyone who's going to Ama-Con in Amarillo this weekend, I'll be hanging out at the Barnes & Noble booth from 1-4pm on Saturday to sign autographs, chat books, and drool over all the fabulous cosplays!

Hope to see some of you there!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Slasher Girls & Monster Boys Survival Tips

Four tips for surviving the 14 terrifying tales you'll find between the pages of Slasher Girls & Monster Boys:

1. Always read in bed while burrowed under your covers. If you can't see IT, it can't see you. Your safety is all that matters, even if the covers hinder your ability to breathe.

2. Don't make a noise. Every whimper leads it closer to your hiding place.

3. Lie as flat as you can and don't move. Any lump in the covers attracts its attention. 

4. If you've been discovered, only light can make it go away. Bright light and nothing else. A flashlight will reflect off its eyes and make it angry.

gif by Kevin Weir of fluxmachine

Think you're brave enough to read our stories?

You can win a copy here.

(Rules for survival inspired by A Child's Eyes)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Untamed sneak peek!

I've been promising another sneak peek of Untamed for a while, so here it is! 

This excerpt is taken from Alison and Thomas's story, and is in her POV. In this scene, she's thirteen years old and just about to meet Morpheus, who will change her life forever.

Click picture to enlarge

And here's the first teaser I posted a few weeks ago from the headlining story Six Impossible Things, for anyone who missed it:

Also, I just got a look at Untamed's formatted pages, and the color of the text is beautiful! I'll have a reveal for that in a few weeks, along with a giveaway to celebrate that the edits are all behind me and a real book is just around the corner!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Signing in Kansas City

I'll be signing the Splintered Series next week in Kansas City. And I'll be giving away some fabulous Untamed swag + sneak peeks into the upcoming book!

Here are the deets:

July 2, 2015
7pm: B&N Event 
Store 2184, Zona Rosa
8625 NW Prairie View Rd, Kansas City, MO 64153
(816) 505-3355

More info can be found on the B&N website.

Hope to see some of you there!

Monday, June 22, 2015

The 25 Book Giveaway is LIVE!

It's happening now! 

20 authors, 25 books. To learn more about the awesome authors who donated books to the giveaway, check out Bethany Crandell's #BadAssAuthors Series.

The giveaway deets and rafflecopter are below:

To see enlarged details, click here.

Please note, this giveaway is DOMESTIC only. The size of the prize packages makes them too expensive to ship foreign.

Other INTL giveaways are on the horizon here on my blog, so check back from time to time!

Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, June 13, 2015

20 authors giving away 25 books on June 20th!

Whew. That's a lot of 20's.

But you read it right ... there's an amazing 20 author / 25 book event on the horizon! 

My dear pal and critique partner, Bethany Crandell, and I will be kicking it off during our live chat with Doodle's Book Reviews on June the 20th. RSVP to the live chat here

The giveaway goes live at the close of the chat, but be sure to tune in during the show if you want to UP YOUR ODDS OF WINNING! We'll be giving out answers to two of the questions on the rafflecopter (worth 10 entries!while we're talking about reading, writing, and critiquing.

As for the books up for grabs in the #BadAssReads giveaway, here's a sneak peek:

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The 20 contributing authors include: 

Bethany Hagen, Sara B. Larson, Lori M. Lee, Lynne Matson, Anne Blankman, Lindsay Cummings, Paula Stokes, Jaye Robin Brown, Bethany Crandell, Rebekah Crane, Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, Eric Devine, Angela V. Cook, Marci Lynn Curtis, Jen McConnel, A. Lynden Rolland, Stephanie Diaz, Kristi Helvig, Tonya Kuper, A.G. Howard.

There will be seven prize packs, each containing three or more books. To see all of them, go here.

My personal pack will contain a signed PB of Splintered and Unhinged + an Ensnared audio book, so you can get the whole series. 

And as a bonus, I'll include a signed ‪#‎Untamed‬ postcard that previews the opening lines from the feature story SIX IMPOSSIBLE THINGS.

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Please note: the #BadAssReads 25-book giveaway is domestic only, because the size of the prize packs makes them too expensive to ship to foreign countries. 

BUT, I wanted to do something for the INTL readers, too. So, domestic and INTL readers alike, help us get the word out via twitter/instagram/FB/tumblr, and any other social media venue (be sure to use the #BadAssReads hashtag), and get your name put in a raffle to win one of five Untamed swag packs that will include a signed Untamed postcard like the one above. On June 19th, I'll let pick the 5 winning names.

***PLEASE NOTE: The INTL UNTAMED swag pack giveaway has ended! Below are the five winners. 
(If you're listed, please email me at anita(at)aghoward(dot)com so I can get address specifics for mailing out your prize)***

Amanda Colin
Rina Simm
Haley Mccane
Marco Ornelas
Michelle @ Much Loved Books

Okay, that's all there is to it! Good luck with the giveaways. And domestic participants, hope to see you at the live chat for a chance at an extra 10 entries in the #BadAssReads event! 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Win an ARC of Slasher Girls & Monster Boys!


  • Sponsored by publisher 
  • US-Only (INTL readers, see the P.S. at the end of this post)
  • Ends Monday, May 18
  • Need to have a twitter account or Instagram to take part

We want to see you at your creatively slashiest. Show us your macabre side and post a pic of something scary to Instagram or Twitter, under hashtag #SLASHERGIRLSARC 

1. Hold a seance
2. Read a horror story in a cemetery
3. Recreate a horror scene from film/tv
4. Play light as a feather, stiff as a board
5. Say Bloody Mary 3 times in a mirror at midnight
6. Show us your Slasher boyfriend/girlfriend/platonic friend–Pinhead, Freddy, Xenomorph Queen…
7. Draw a chalk outline of a body on a sidewalk. Possibly yours.

SUPER SPECIAL ENTRY: Dig your own shallow grave. Anyone who goes to this much trouble will be placed in their own pool, i.e. your chances of winning are extremely good. 

Shallow grave guidelines: Be safe about digging. We’ll not be responsible for bodily injury due to spade mishaps, digging near power/gas lines, or digging on a too hot day, etc. Keep it safe, keep it shallow. On a beach, perhaps. Or in your garden.

Enter the giveaway as many times as you want (but dig your grave only once).
The Special Pool entries will be given priority.

And don’t let us hinder your slashy creativity. If you have other ideas, let’s see them! Tweet us your fave horror quotes! Show us your…scary dogs? 

Just keep it legal. And don’t forget to RT and use the hashtag #SLASHERGIRLSARC

P.S. Since this is sponsored by the anthology's publisher, it is US-Only.  However, I'll be getting a few ARCs and will have an INTL giveaway later for one, along with a chance to win a signed poster of the cover. So all my INTL readers, stay posted! :)