Posts made in June, 2016

Music of THE SCOURGE (+ Winners)

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 71 comments

Congratulations to the Week 3 Winners of the Massive Summer Giveaway! Emails have been sent to you. If you didn’t win, don’t worry – your previous entries are still part of the contest, and this week’s contest is listed below! Hailey V *** Ava  *** Vitoria *** Brayley   This week, I want to tell you about the two songs that were a big part of writing THE SCOURGE. Whatever their original meanings, they folded nicely into the story hatching in my imagination. First is “Breaking the Habit” by Linkin Park. SCOURGE’s central heroine, Ani Mells, is...

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Wrath of the Storm (+ Winners)

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | 138 comments

First, here are the winners of last week’s HORIZON-themed contest: ** Larisa  ** Mary ** Emily C ** Sammy ** If that’s not you, don’t worry! Your past entries are still in the drawing and there are several giveaway weeks left! Keep trying! Today’s news is BIG! Big like, I have received sooo many emails asking about this, that I am excited to finally be able to give an actual answer! If you’ve been reading the MARK OF THE THIEF series, then you know the second book, RISE OF THE WOLF, ends with Nic in a rather precarious situation. That has prompted a number of...

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Winners on the HORIZON

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | 95 comments

The first four winners of the Massive Summer Giveaway are: Bryce Christiansen James Katie C Areeba F   Check your emails! Requests for what you want to win are handled on a first come first served basis. If you didn’t win, your entries from this past week are still in the running. This week, we’re taking a break from THE SCOURGE (which you should totally just pre-order or ask your library to pre-order) to discuss a big announcement that dropped this week. And I mean, big! Beginning in January 2017, Scholastic will release a brand new multi-platform series called HORIZON. Book 1 will be...

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Summer Giveaway 1

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 145 comments

All right, for giveaway #1, here’s all you have to do: Finish this final sentence from THE SCOURGE! How would you end it? In this scene, those with the Scourge are being forced to swim out to boats to take them to the quarantine island. Ani (the narrator) and her friend Weevil are disappointed to find the only remaining spaces are on a boat with Della, a girl they both strongly dislike.     Della stood as we swam closer. “Look how sick that woman is! She’ll make me worse!” “The other boats are full,” Weevil said. I gripped the side of the boat, but the woman we were helping...

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Massive (No, I’m not Kidding) Summer Giveaway!

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 26 comments

 Okay, I confess – I’m partially motivated by the desire to clean out my piles of books. But it’s also time to begin giving away ARCs of THE SCOURGE! If you win, you will get to choose from any of these (while supplies last):   Signed Books ARCs of THE SCOURGE (12 copies) Paperback of MARK OF THE THIEF (12 copies) Hardback of RISE OF THE WOLF (12 copies) Gift box with an ARC from the Ascendance Trilogy (7 boxes) Foreign editions of an Ascendance Trilogy book in the following languages (Catalan, Chinese, French, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Thai, and...

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