Monday, October 7, 2019

Announcing the winners!

Thanks to everyone who took part in my giveaway! I will be contacting the winners via email, so if your name is below, please keep an eye on your inbox. NOTE: If your name is listed and you haven’t received an email by tomorrow, contact me via the email provided here.

If you took part in the YA Scavenger hunt, follow this link to see if you won any prizes there.

Those who didn’t win, take heart! There are always other giveaways on the horizon.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

It's time for the fall YA Scavenger Hunt!

 Welcome to the fall 2019 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 number clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed 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! 

HELP: If you're confused at any time, you can always get back on track by going to the YA Scavenger Hunt how to hunt page to read the steps. Or, go to the STUCK page for a bird's eye view of all the author's links. 

There are four hunts going on simultaneously with over 80 books up for grabs INTL, and you can enter one or all! I'm a part of the PURPLE TEAM--

but there are also BLUE, GOLD, & RED teams, each with different sets of signed books in their prize packs!

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 prize page.


Directions: At the bottom of this post, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the PURPLE TEAM and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!) for a chance to win the prize pack of books pictured below: 

Entry Form: Once you've added up all the secret numbers of the PURPLE TEAMmake sure to fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize above. Only entries that have the correct answer will be put in the drawing.

Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, October 6th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


For my post in the YA Scavenger Hunt, I'm honored to be hosting Kristin Smith, author of The Deception Game Series:

Kristin Smith is the best-selling and award-winning author of the Deception Game series. When she’s not writing, you can find her planning her next beach vacation, beating her boys at Just Dance, or belting out karaoke (from the comfort of her own home). She’s a Virginia girl at heart, but currently resides in a small North Carolina town with her husband, five sons, two dogs, and one leopard gecko.

For the hunt, Kristin is giving away her book FEARLESS, book three of The Deception Game series:

Told from alternating points of view, the story of Sienna Preston, Trey Winchester, and Zane Ryder continues in this third installment of the thrilling Deception Game series, a sci-fi dystopian saga from best-selling author Kristin Smith.

*When you can't escape, you hide.*

On the run from the government, Sienna and her Fringe companions seek refuge in the primitive Zenith Camp. But navigating the camp isn't easy. It's run by a tough, no-nonsense girl named Paige who has a long, complicated history with Trey. And Sienna's caught right in the middle. Not to mention Sienna is still confused about her lingering feelings for Zane—feelings that are especially useless now that he's returned to Legas to marry his perfect genetic match.

But it turns out Zane has his own set of problems to deal with, and they may force him back on the same path as Sienna, working to uncover a dark government secret. When the government issues a decree that will change the course of history, Sienna and her cohorts are forced out of hiding, ready to resist. Problem is, it may be too late...

Find out more information on Kristin and her books by following her online venues:


Twitter: @SwordsStilettos




To continue your hunt for another number clue to help you win the PURPLE TEAM prize pack, you'll need to visit the next author hereBut before you go . . .


Sorry! My personal portion of the giveaway has ended. 

I'll be announcing winners on Monday!

I have a brand new website (designed by my amazingly talented son)! 

And these prizes represent each of my published young adult books along with two books I'm working on that haven't yet hit shelves. Here they are (a couple of them appropriately Halloween-themed): 

Thanks to Natalia Godik and Tinted Prose
for the beautiful artwork that went into these.

This prize is a tribute to my latest WiP.
To learn more about the premise, 
follow this link.

This little gem is a tribute to the vampire book I wrote a few years back.
I'm now revising it and hope to post more information and excerpts soon.

Monday, April 1, 2019

Fellow Amarillo-dwellers, please join me for a book talk next Monday!

Come chat with me about my newest Gothic fairy tale, Stain! There won't be books for sale, but if you happen to own some of my titles, bring them along and I'll sign them for you after the event. <3

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

My Authority Magazine Author Interview

I was recently interviewed by Sara Connell at Authority Magazine for her bestselling authors segment, and today the post went live. Below is a glimpse of two of my favorite questions:

If you'd like insights into how I learned the writing craft, or to see more of the challenges I overcame in my personal publishing journey (it was no cakewalk--๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™ƒ--but was worth every daunting step!) and also some querying advice for aspiring authors, check out the interview at this link.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Meet the Characters of Stain...

Stain's characters have been called kaleidoscopic, unique, spiritually deep, and elaborately drawn by reviewers. If you've yet to read my fairytale / fantasy hybrid, here's an insider's look at the seven most important players in my gritty and Gothic retelling inspired by The Princess and the Pea, with quotes from the book to pique your interest: