SCOURGE Question (+ Winners)

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | 67 comments

The winners from last week’s blog post are: Faith Roys   ***   Matthew Blake   ***   Mia I’ve sent you an email to confirm. If you did not win, no worries, your entries from the past week still count for future wins! To enter this week, read the excerpt below and then answer the question at the bottom in the comments:   (At the beginning of this scene, Ani is placed in a cage as punishment for something she did to Della, another person on the quarantine island. But Weevil sneaks her out for the night. Gossel is one of the...

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Traitor’s Game (+ Winners)

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | 72 comments

Congratulations to the winners from last week! Kimber * * * * Emily Welte * * * * Tasneem W Emails have been sent! If you didn’t win, no worries – your entries so far will accumulate for future entries, so continue to enter each week! This week in Publisher’s Weekly, an announcement went out about the new series I’m working on to follow Mark of the Thief. Here it is: Lisa Sandell at Scholastic Press has acquired Jennifer A. Nielsen’s new series, The Traitor’s Game, in which a privileged girl is forced by...

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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....

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Wrath of the Storm (+ Winners)

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | 136 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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...

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THE SCOURGE is coming!

Posted by on May 19, 2016 in Uncategorized | 28 comments

Summer is almost here – are you all excited? Watch this blog in June, where I will begin giving away ARCs of THE SCOURGE! In the meantime, this quote from the...

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Posted by on Apr 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 27 comments

The first is for A NIGHT DIVIDED, created by the Whitney Academy of LDS Storymakers, who have nominated this for a possible award next month. They did an amazing job! The second is for THE SCOURGE, which will be released on August 30th. It’s available for pre-order now or you can ask your library to get their copy ordered. I thought you all might enjoy this little tease!...

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THE SCOURGE Cover Reveal!!!

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 in Uncategorized | 50 comments

On August 30th, I will release THE SCOURGE – a book I am so excited to share with you! YA Books Central is hosting a giveaway of three galley copies right now, so go check them out! This is the earliest giveaway of this book and there won’t be another for a few months. Seriously, click their blog name right now!   Art credit goes to Tim O’Brien, the same artist who did my cover for A NIGHT DIVIDED.   Don’t let the title fool you – THE SCOURGE is a high energy adventure with a lot of humor and heart.   The story centers on...

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