And our Canadian winner is…

Posted by on Jan 20, 2018 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Congratulations, Sandra Furlotte – you are the winner of THE TRAITOR’S GAME arc! To all those who entered, thank you for your comments about the other wonderful books soon to be released from Scholastic Canada – I hope you’ll give them all a try! But honestly, I hope you’ll give TRAITOR’S GAME a try first (😉)! This book will be released on Feb 28, 2018, but if you know you’re going to want a copy anyway, why not go ahead and pre-order now? Seems like a fine start to the New Year’s, to me!...

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Canada – I didn’t forget about you!

Posted by on Jan 13, 2018 in Uncategorized | 56 comments

Hello Northern Neighbors! How about a giveaway of THE TRAITOR’S GAME just for you? Scholastic Canada has just posted their spring line-up of titles. Click on any title and it will take you to an excerpt you can read. Now, of course I hope you’ll click on THE TRAITOR’S GAME, and I hope you’ll love what you read and then pre-order yourself a copy right now… BUT… If you leave a comment about what other book on that list you’re excited to read, it’ll count as an entry for you to win a signed copy of...

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Happy New Year 2018!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | 20 comments

  Yes, I’m a little late, but I had a deadline for edits on TRAITOR’S GAME 2. I turned them in last night, celebrated by sneaking a slice of my daughter’s homemade chocolate cake, and now another day begins!   I want to share fun news, reminder news, and event news. First, the fun:   THE TRAITOR’S GAME has been listed on “Most Anticipated YA” lists for 2018 by Barnes & Noble, Hypable, Bustle, and the Stuck in YA Books blog. I sincerely hope you will love this book as much as I do!   Now, as a reminder, I will...

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Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Uncategorized | 17 comments

With so many great suggestions and explanations, how could I possibly choose only three? You all did awesome! Some of your song ideas are on my current playlist, some I was totally unfamiliar with and you still nailed it! So I narrowed down the list to those with the best explanations, regardless of whether it was an exact match (because you haven’t read the book yet – that’s why you’re entering, right?). From there, it was a random drawing. And the winners are: ***    Tiffany N.     ***     Katrina (Dec 5)     ***     Brittney Condie     ***...

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Gift Packs, Giveaways, and Gifts

Posted by on Nov 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 74 comments

I have THREE EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS for you. Make sure you check out all three! 1. I have THREE ARCs of TRAITOR’s GAME to give you for the holidays! Want one? Here’s what to do: Read the summary of the plot below, then in comments, suggest for me a song for a TRAITOR’S GAME playlist, along with your reasons for the suggestion. I will pick the three that I think are the closest fit. The contest will end at midnight EST on Dec 10. One entry per person. Anyone can enter provided they have a US address I can mail the ARC to....

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PRE-Order THE TRAITOR’S GAME and receive these gifts!

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | 25 comments

The Traitor’s Game, my new series, will release on February 27th, but you can get something now for holiday gift giving, a birthday, or just because you’re impatient…like me.   WHAT IS INCLUDED: Signed Quote Card – Also a bookmark, featuring a quote from The Traitor’s Game Temporary Tattoo – Because hey – tattoos! Signed bookplate Dagger keychain Teacher Discussion Guide – For you, or your favorite book club leader AND… Automatic entry to win an ARC of my fall 2018 historical, RESISTANCE or a free Skype visit. HOW TO...

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Where Am I? Wrap up and Winner!

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017 in Uncategorized | 41 comments

I have to say how very impressed I am with the quality of your responses for this contest! 17 of you got full points – every single one correct! And another 10 missed only one guess. There were many other entrants not far behind, and even when your guess was incorrect, you still named a place that could have been it. Great job! In order, here are the locations: Decatur, (DeKalb County) Georgia Nashville, Tennessee Columbus, South Carolina Salt Lake City, Utah San Francisco, California Bridal Veil Falls, Provo, Utah St. Louis, Missouri...

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Where Am I? Stop #10!

Posted by on Oct 5, 2017 in Uncategorized | 57 comments

Okay, no clues. Just my wishes of good luck! This will be the final “Where Am I” post and the contest will close in one week, on Oct 11. If there is more than one point winner, I will randomly draw a name. But no matter who wins, there will be more giveaways for THE TRAITOR’S GAME over the next couple of months, I promise!  ...

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Where Am I? Stop #9!

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Uncategorized | 47 comments

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted a new photo, but there’s been a lot happening this week, including an awesome meeting with my publisher to discuss the marketing plans for THE TRAITOR’S GAME. They have some amazing ideas and I think you’re going to love being able to tell your friends that you were one of the first to hear about this book. Maybe even to win a galley copy! Which leads us to the 9th post on where I am. No clues because this image is pretty iconic so if you don’t already know it, you...

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Where Am I? Stop #8!

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 46 comments

No clues here because there are other ways to find out where I am! I thought there’d be three posts this week, but didn’t get a good photo in one, so the next post will be in another week or so. To pass the time, I hope you’ve got a fantastic book to read! I am about 70% of the way through a first draft on TRAITOR’S GAME 2 and working on copyedits for RESISTANCE, due out in a year. More on that book to come!  ...

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