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Previously Recorded at the Writers House

The YA Writers episode of LIVE at the Writers House is now online! I don’t like listening to recordings of myself, but if you want to hear me read from my story “Kiss and Kiss and Kiss and Tell” in Kaleidoscope: Diverse Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories, check out episode 111 here.

You can listen to the whole program (1 hour) — hosted by Michaela Majoun and featuring YA authors Katherine Locke, Eric Smith, Lauren Saft, Tiffany Schmidt, I.W. Gregorio, and me, as well as the musical stylings of Birdie Busch — or just my bit (7 minutes). This is one of the best events I’ve participated in, and I’m grateful to Eric and LIVE producer Alli Katz for making that possible.

From left to right: Me, I.W. Gregorio, Tiffany Schmidt, Katherine Locke, Eric Smith, Lauren Saft (swiped from http://ericsmithrocks.com)

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Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt

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scavengerhunt450Welcome to the Spring 2015  YA Scavenger Hunt! This event is organized by author Colleen Houck as a way for readers to get exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors… and a chance to win some fantastic prizes! In this hunt, you not only have access to exclusive content from each author, you also get clues at each stop for the scavenger hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize — one lucky winner will receive a book from every author in my team! But play fast: This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are eight contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all of them! I’m part of the GOLD TEAM — but there are seven other chances to win a whole different set of signed books from a different team!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, including links to all the participating authors and a full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.

 

 

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Kaleidoscope Sale!

KaleidoscopeCover-679x1024In celebration of Kaleidoscope: Diverse YA Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories being nominated for Australia’s prestigious Ditmar Award for Best Collected Work, the eBook of the anthology will be on sale for $1.99 from Thursday, April 2 through Monday, April 6! Whatever flavor you like your eBooks in — Kindle, Nook, Kobo, iBooks, etc. — it’s only $1.99!

This is a very fine collection of stories, and I’m so proud to be a part of it. I read the beginning of my story “Kiss and Kiss and Kiss and Tell” at the recording of LIVE AT THE WRITER’S HOUSE, which will air on Monday, April 6 at 8pm EST on WXPN. If you were there (thank you for coming!) find out what happens next by grabbing the $1.99 eBook. If you missed it, you can still listen on Monday and then get the book before the sale ends. You can also read some free stories from the collection online.

At only $1.99, with twenty fantastic stories from amazing authors*, there is zero probability that you will regret picking up Kaleidoscope!

Me reading from KALEIDOSCOPE at Live at the Writers House. Photo by Eric Smith.

Me reading from KALEIDOSCOPE at Live at the Writers House. Photo by Eric Smith.

* Yeah, in this instance I’m including me in that glowing praise, because I think this is one of my best stories and I felt pretty amazing when I wrote it.

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get ready for another epic online scavenger hunt!

TeamI’m once again participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt, this time on #TeamGold, along with seven other teams of 20 authors! The 2015 Spring Hunt will run for 72 hours from noon PST on Thursday, April 2 through noon PST on Sunday, April 5.

The Scavenger Hunt runs like a giant blog hop, introducing you to new YA authors and books along the way. There are tons of prizes, including a grand prize for each team. If you win one of the grand prizes, you will get a book from each author on that team! For more information and to make sure you get hunt updates, sign up for news on the #YASH website.

This online hunt is very much in the spirit of my recent novel, The Silence of Six, and if you play along you’ll find an exclusive deleted/alternate scene from the book. On my own blog, I’ll also be hosting a separate giveaway for audio books of my first two novels, Fair Coin and Quantum Coin. I hope you’ll play along!

Below are all the teams and books up for grabs… (Click the images to embiggen.)

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Team OrangeTeam Gold (2)Pink Team

Team GreenBlue Team 1

 

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LIVE from Philly…

Image Source: Apiary MagazineI’m excited to be part of a terrific program on Monday, March 30: LIVE at the Writers House, featuring local Philadelphia YA authors. I’ll be reading with Eric Smith (Inked), Katherine Locke (Second Position), Lauren Saft (Those Girls), I.W. Gregorio (None of the Above), and Tiffany Schmidt (Hold Me Like a Breath), with musical guest Birdie Bush.

The event is open to the public and will be recorded live for WXPN 88.5FM at Kelly Writers House’s Arts Cafe, University of Pennsylvania, 3805 Locust Walk, Philadelphia. RSVP at Facebook.

I’ll probably have a few copies of The Silence of Six on hand for sale, and I’m happy to sign books!

LIVE at the Writers House is one-hour broadcast of spoken-word art, poetry, and song hosted by Michaela Majoun of XPN’s Morning Show and produced by Alli Katz six times a year, with support from BigRoc. It looks like this episode will be #111, one of my favorite numbers! If you can’t be there in person, you can listen to it on the radio or stream it later online.

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