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January 26, 2018

BOOK CLUB GIVEAWAY

 

“This chilling, moving story of a wrongly convicted murderer, John “Smoke” Conlan, depicts the life of an inmate who never sees himself getting set free. He finds unexpected love… and truth in the least expected places.” 5Q, 5P — Shirley Yan, Teen Reviewer, VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)

ALAN/NCTE March 2016 Monthly Pick 

2017 Bram Stoker Award® Nominee

2017 International Thriller Award Nominee: Best Young Adult Novel

 

Attention Media Specialists and Educators!

I’m giving away a book club...

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Published on January 26, 2018 07:32

January 2, 2018

PLANNING SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR EVENTS

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

With the new year upon me, I’m reflecting back on 2017’s successes as well as lessons learned. I’m also looking ahead, revisiting my goals, marketing plans, and my policies with regard to author events.

If you are interested in scheduling an author event, I am available for conferences panels, writing workshops, speaking engagements, and school visits. You can learn more about that here.

But before you do, I want to share a few of my lessons learned, as well as some online...

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Published on January 02, 2018 12:32

November 22, 2017

NEW BOOK NEWS!!!

AHHHHHH!!!!!  I am so excited to finally be able to share this news! WHEN WE WAKE is now listed on Goodreads. Go forth and add it to your TBR shelves!

 

 

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Published on November 22, 2017 18:29

June 29, 2017

#TweetATree Contest Winners!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the #TweetATree contest. I loved seeing your pics. And I can’t wait to personalize these books and send off these gorgeous prize packs!

Here are the Twitter handles of our five winners. If you’ve won a prize pack, use the CONTACT form on this web site to send me your shipping address. (Remember, prize packs will only be shipped to UPS eligible addresses in the US or Canada. Prizes must be claimed by July 7th.)

NOTE TO WINNERS: In the comments form of the...

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Published on June 29, 2017 08:35

June 12, 2017

THE SUFFERING TREE Prize Pack Giveaway!

 

SHOW ME YOUR TREES!

My next creepy, mysterious YA thriller, THE SUFFERING TREE, releases TOMORROW, June 13th, with Disney Hyperion. To celebrate, I’m hosting a contest with a tree-mendous giveaway!

 

WHAT’S THE PRIZE?

Each of the five winners will receive one prize package containing a signed, personalized hardback copy of THE SUFFERING TREE plus bookmark, sticker, and a gorgeous original, handcrafted Tree Ring Moleskine Journal.

 

     

 

HOW ARE WINNERS CHOSEN?

Five winners will be chosen...

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Published on June 12, 2017 06:04

August 30, 2016

COVER REVEAL: THE SUFFERING TREE

It’s official! The cover reveal for my upcoming YA thriller, THE SUFFERING TREE (coming June 13, 2017 from Disney*Hyperion), is now live at YA Books Central! Stop by and enter for a chance to win a pre-order PLUS a signed copy of HOLDING SMOKE! Andcheck out a little love note from me, my inspiration for the story, and my thoughts on this exquisite illustrated cover! Do you love it? Want to read it? Don’t forget to add it to your GR shelf today!

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Published on August 30, 2016 10:54

July 25, 2016

HOLDING SMOKE: Inside The Y

Many readers of HOLDING SMOKE responded that the story made them think differently–that itopened their mind to questions about youthful offenders and their lives. Many expressed a curiosity to understand more about the world in which Smoke, Ben, and Martínlived.

Research was tough for this book. Because of privacy laws surrounding juvenile offenders, I was unable to physically tour a youth correctional facility, so I relied heavily on documentaries, news articles, and first-hand accounts by...

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Published on July 25, 2016 17:36

July 18, 2016

Nearly Found Giveaway!

I came home and found a surprise box of NEARLY FOUND paperbacks in my mailbox! I can’t travel with all these extra books, so let’s have a giveaway!

Enter for a chance to win a signed paperback of NEARLY FOUND plus a Nearly Gone Clue Journal by August 1!

Rafflecopter will choose 20 lucky winners! This contest is open to US residents only. Good luck!

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Published on July 18, 2016 18:49

April 22, 2016

WHEN WILL YOU WRITE A THIRD NEARLY BOOK?

I get a lot of email from readers. I love hearing from fans of Nearly and Reece (and now Smoke too!). And I do my best to reply to every inquiry. But lately, most of you are asking the same question, and so I thought it would be a good idea to answer it here on the blog.

Question: When will you write another Nearly book?

Sadly, the answer is not up to me.

Actually, it’s up to you.

I’ll explain why.

I would love to write another Nearly book! But writing a book takes a long, long time. Months t...

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Published on April 22, 2016 22:06

March 29, 2016

Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt

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Welcome to the Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to access 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 receiveone book from each author on the hunt in my team!But play...

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Published on March 29, 2016 02:01