Elle Cosimano's Blog
January 26, 2018
“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
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January 2, 2018
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...
November 22, 2017
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!
June 29, 2017
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...
June 12, 2017
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...
August 30, 2016
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!
The post COVER REVEAL: THE SUFFERING TREE appear...
July 25, 2016
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...
July 18, 2016
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!
April 22, 2016
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...
March 29, 2016
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...