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 receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!
WOW! I can think of about 50,316 reasons to listen to Austin’s exclusive content below! Fascinated? You can also find out more information by checking out Austin’s website or find more about Austin’s book here!
During the Tucson Festival of Books I was honored to be one of a handful of YA authors interviewed by a dynamic group of Tucson teens, others among them including Andrew Smith, Emily Lockhart, Lisa McMann, Isabel Quintero, Jennifer Nielson, and John Rocco! Their interviews are also available following the link.
I realize you’re not not likely to listen to this full interview (if you do have time, go for it!), but check out the excerpt, at least, if you have a second!
And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by all the amazing authors on the orange team! To enter, you need to know my secret number… Did you find it? Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the orange team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
A LITTLE SOMETHING EXTRA!
Enter this Rafflecopter drawing for a chance to win a little extra something from me!
Advance Reader Copies are in, which means people (other than my editors and my mother) are reading NEARLY GONE!
And some of them are saying really amazing things!
“A thrilling debut! Clever and captivating, Elle Cosimano’s NEARLY GONE is a sinister game of cat-and-mouse. Nearly Boswell is definitely the girl you want on your side if you’re ever framed for murder!” — Kimberly Derting, author of THE BODY FINDER and THE PLEDGE
“Smart, scary, and beautifully written. With a heart-pounding romance and a heart-stopping plot, NEARLY GONE is a thrill-ride of a book. An amazing debut that kept me on the edge of my seat to the very last page!” — Megan Miranda, author of FRACTURE and HYSTERIA
“NEARLY GONE is fast-paced, smart, and keeps you guessing till the end. Start this book with a clear schedule because you won’t be able to put it down!” — Kim Harrington, author of THE DEAD AND BURIED and FORGET ME
“NEARLY GONE is a smart, gripping thriller about a clever girl from the trailer park, a boy from the wrong side of the law, and a killer who kept me guessing. This chilling murder mystery left me racing to the finish and biting my nails every step of the way.” –Megan Shepherd, author of THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER
“NEARLY GONE is a hell of a ride. Her twisted characters and breakneck pacing had me tearing through the pages to discover the killer. Just be prepared to stay up past your bedtime!” –Jill Hathaway, author of SLIDE and IMPOSTOR
To celebrate, I’m giving away five of your favorite books from these thrilling YA authors, plus a few NEARLY GONE swag bags!
WINNER #1: The Kimberly Derting Prize Package: Your choice of one of Kimberly Derting’s books plus a NEARLY GONE swag bag!
WINNER #2: The Megan Miranda Prize Package: Your choice of one of Megan Miranda’s books plus a NEARLY GONE swag bag!
WINNER #3: The Kim Harrington Prize Package: Your choice of one of Kim Harrington’s books plus a NEARLY GONE swag bag!
WINNER #4: The Megan Shepherd Prize Package: Your choice of one of Megan Shepherd’s books plus a NEARLY GONE swag bag!
WINNER #5: The Jill Hathaway Prize Package: Your choice of one of Jill Hathaway’s books plus a NEARLY GONE swag bag!
Feeling lucky? Enter the drawing between September 25th and October 16th! Then follow me on Twitter, like me on Facebook, add NEARLY GONE to your Goodreads shelf, and subscribe to my blog for more information. I’ll be announcing the winners here on October 18th! GOOD LUCK!!!