Tuesday, May 26, 2015

26 Looking for Blog Contributor for Adventures in YA Publishing - Plus WHITE ROSE ARC Giveaway

Things have been a little bit hectic here at Adventures lately. We're all on crazy deadlines, dealing with sick family members, last days of school, getting kids off to Madagascar (That would be my daughter, who's headed there for eight weeks) and, of course, book festivals, school visits, and so on.

Which brings me to my point. We could use a little help! : )

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We have an opening here at AYAP for an intern who, if things work out, would become a permanent contributor. 

The selected intern will help coordinate giveaways and interviews, which involves contact with authors, data entry,  and html formatting. We will teach you everything you need to know, so if you have an interest in blogging about YA books, either because you love to read them or because you're an aspiring author, this is the perfect opportunity. The position is virtual and you set your own hours and pace.

Adventures in YA Publishing is a three-time Writers Digest 101 Best Websites for Writers Blog, and depending on the time of the year and what we're up to, we get between 80,000 to 200,000 visitors a month, not counting RSS feeds and email subscriptions.

If you're interested, please send your resume or summary of qualifications and interest to us at ayaplit at gmail dot com.

THIS WEEK'S GIVEAWAY


The White Rose (The Lone City #2)
by Amy Ewing
ARC Giveaway

Violet is on the run. After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death. So along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude.

But no one said leaving the Jewel would be easy. As they make their way through the circles of the Lone City, Regimentals track their every move, and the trio barely manages to make it out unscathed and into the safe haven they were promised—a mysterious house in the Farm.

But there’s a rebellion brewing, and Violet has found herself in the middle of it. Alongside a n ew ally, Violet discovers her Auguries are much more powerful than she ever imagined. But is she strong enough to rise up against the Jewel and everything she has ever known?



The White Rose is a raw, captivating sequel to The Jewel that fans won’t be able to put down until the final shocking moments.


Question of the Week

I'm looking at my calendar for the summer and having mini-meltdowns already. Somehow, summer is such a time sink and I have final pass pages for Persuasion, and revisions for Book Three (which I think has a title I can't wait to share!). I also have a whole new book to write. And a TON of books I need to critique or read.

If you struggle like I do, here are my favorite quotes on finding time to write and making time to read:

“Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report written on birds that he'd had three months to write, which was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books about birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, "Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.”
~ Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird: Some Instruction on Writing and Life

“I am always chilled and astonished by the would-be writers who ask me for advice and admit, quite blithely, that they "don't have time to read." This is like a guy starting up Mount Everest saying that he didn't have time to buy any rope or pitons.” 
~ Stephen King



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26 comments:

  1. I don't know how I find time to read or write during the summer, but if there is a bit of time where I have absolutely nothing tho do during the day, I'll read or write.

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    1. Stolen time is great! It's hard not to feel guilty for that stolen time though, isn't it? : )

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  2. Any free moment in the car or right before bed I'll be reading! When it comes to writing anytime something pops in my head I'll scribble it down on a scrap of paper, or I'll put it in the Notes app on my phone!

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    1. A little bit at a time still adds up and makes a difference! Good for you!

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  3. When it's really hot, I love to be inside relaxing and reading!

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    1. Oh, yes! I always have these delusions that I'll go out and read, but when it's hot, it's really hard, isn't it? :)

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  4. Love the quotes. They made my day. Thanks. I also love the cover of The White Rose. It is gorgeous.

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    1. Hi, Rosi! Thanks, I'm so glad to hear that! And I love that cover too. I'm not normally a big fan of "dress" covers, but this series has really made the covers look like art.

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  5. My kids are gone with their friends or at the park

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  6. I make time for reading. Probably not the best of habits, but I can't help it.

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    1. Wait. Not the best of habits? I think it's a FANTASTIC habit! : )

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    1. That's what it really all boils down to!

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  8. I have a towering TBR pile. In fact, I just refinished an old bookshelf/cabinet to store them (and it's lovely, even if I do say so myself... haha). I go in spurts of reading, each time excited to devour a new story. What I REALLY want to do, and haven't have the time yet is to REREAD my favorites: HP series, Anne of Green Gables, Laura Ingalls, etc. Someday, right? At least these I can read to my children, but they are wriggly creatures, unable to sit still long. :)

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  9. I'm a stay at home and homeschool mom so I always find time to read. :) I just call it reading hour and have the kids pick books they want to read and we all curl up in our spaces and read. Plus we always read at night before bed. Its our routine. :)

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    1. That's a GREAT routine, and you're going to end up with readers. Kudos!

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  10. Living in a place with very short summers I try to enjoy every sunny moment outside with a good book. Although inside on a rainy day is nice too. Sometimes the laundry can wait! Lol!

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  11. I always make time for reading (my grandmother was a college librarian so i was brought up with books and being taught it was important to read)

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  12. I always have time for reading, there is nothing else to do in the summer.

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  13. I always read before bed so even if I was busy all day I have time to read at night. Sometimes I will also read for a little bit in the morning while I am drinking my coffee.

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  14. I forfeit sleep and read all night! ;)

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  15. Always reading inside no matter how sunny it might me

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  16. Staying up way too late and drinking an unhealthy amount of coffee

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  17. I usually don't have time now that I have summer school. However, if it's a really good book, I just have to finish it! Usually I find time around bedtime to read a couple of chapters. As for writing, it's usually around at night when the inspiration strikes me.

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