Tuesday, May 5, 2015

30 RT Teen Day Preview Edition and an RT Teen Day Five Book Mystery Box Giveaway!

I can't believe that it's less than a week before the RT Convention! What is RT, you ask? It's a HUGE book fair with workshops, parties, and book signings. This year, it's in Dallas, TX, and--the best part--there's an enormous Teen Day program.

Want a sneak peek?

11-2pm Giant Book Fair and Author Signing (I'll be signing in Row 1, and I'll have swag--Come find me! : ) )

2-3pm Fierce Reads Pizza Party, including many/most of the authors who will be at Teen Day as well as the Fierce Reads authors.  (I'll be there)

3-4:15pm Author Speed Reading (I'll be reading)

3-4:15pm Strong Heroines: Writing Fictional Girls Who Can Save Themselves

3-4:15 YA Family Feud: Test your knowledge of YA books!

4:30 - 5:45 Humble Beginnings: YA Authors Share Their Teen Writing

4:30 - 5:45 The Match Game: Authors and Readers Team Up to Answer Lit Questions

4:30 - 5:45 Writing Tips & Techniques

6-7:45 Teen Day Party -- Come hang out with the authors!

What authors will you find?

Ann AguirreSusan DennardAaron KaroStacey O'Neale
Karen AkinsKimberly DertingBrigid KemmererErica O'Rourke
Jennifer L. Armentrout  (aka J. Lynn)Bree DespainCiara KnightLauren Oliver
Brodi AshtonShannon DuffyDebra Kristi  (aka Deborah Krager)Danielle Paige
Kathleen BaldwinSusan EeMichelle KrysNatalie Parker
Jenna BlackMichelle N. FilesTonya KuperStephanie Perkins
Martina BooneBecca FitzpatrickJustine LarbalestierTamora Pierce
Kate BrauningKami GarciaVicki LeighAprilynne Pike
Killian BrewerTessa GrattonMarie LuLissa Price
Patricia BurroughsClaudia Gray  (aka Amy Vincent)Shawntelle MadisonSara Raasch
Meg CabotBethany HagenMichelle MadowBrendan Reichs
Rachel CaineCynthia HandMari MancusiKathy Reichs
Erica CameronRachel HarrisMelissa MarrVictoria Scott
Kiera CassColleen HouckB. L. MarshJ.A. Souders  (aka Bailey James)
Sona CharaipotraAmalie HowardGretchen McNeilMargaret Stohl
Lizzy CharlesTara HudsonRichelle MeadTamara Ireland Stone
Dhonielle ClaytonC.C. Hunter  (aka Christie Craig)Jodi MeadowsRachel Vincent 
Susane ColasantiTonya HurleyPage MorganKasie West
Katie CotugnoJ.R. JohanssonJulie MurphyScott Westerfeld
Andrea CremerSophie JordanL.H. NicoleIlene Wong  (aka I.W. Gregorio)
Kady Cross  (aka Kate Locke)Stacey KadeAlyson NoëlNicole Zoltack
Lindsay CummingsLydia KangLea Nolan
And if that's not enough, there's TONS more going on all week.

Want to know what I'm looking forward to?

Readers. Readers are why I write, and when I get a chance to hear what readers thought while reading Compulsion, that's an amazing, humbling, gratifying, and uplifting experience for me. I also love connecting with authors (okay, fangirling over them in deeply embarrassing ways) whose work I love. And finally, I allow myself one weeklong craft workshop to focus on improving my writing per year. This is it, so I'm looking forward to attending the workshops, learning, going back to my room and applying what I learned, and hopefully getting stronger as a writer.

Want to know what other authors are looking forward to?

"I love Teen Day. It's a whirlwind of a day, where we get to meet readers in a more casual atmosphere, and this year we're playing games too (I'm play Family Feud!). So basically, I'm super excited about pretty much everything!!:
~Kimberly Derting

"Great clothes, great costumes, amazing writers and wonderful fans!

That's what I found last year, at least, and I'm REALLY yearning for another dose!"
~Tammy Pierce

"I'm looking forward to meeting readers (always!), and seeing old authors pal (it's been too long!). Oh, and maybe indulging in some giggle-inducing, memory-making, 'I shouldn't have done that' parties with fellow book junkies. I love RT!"
~Victoria Scott

"I'm looking forward to the Teen Day party - nothing like free books and teen fans! Oh, my horror panel on on Thursday!"
~Gretchen McNeil

"I'm looking forward most to the networking: hanging out with other authors, industry professionals, and, most of all, READERS! Bring on the Twitter-worthy shenanigans!"
~Sara Raasch

"I'm most excited about the panels! I love learning about craft and industry--hearing what work for other people, or how they cope with similar problems I face. Or just listening to writers talk about writings--that's PURE BLISS to me!!"
~Susan Dennard

"I’ve never been to RT before, so I’m excited to see what it’s all about. Plus, I get to hang with author friends new and old. And BOOKS. ALL THE BOOKS!!!"
~Lindsay Cummings

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I've got a bonus sneak peak for you, too--something you might hear Marie Rutkoski say in one of her session:

"I'm looking forward to Maggie Stiefvater's last book in the Raven Cycle series (The Raven King), Lindsay Smith's Dreamstrider, Mary Pearson's The Heart of Betrayal, and Becky Albertalli's Simon vs The Homo Sapien Agenda."
~ Marie Rutkoski

And now for the GIVEAWAY!

How about a mystery box of FIVE books from RT Teen Day authors? (Mix of signed and unsigned)


  1. Oh there are too many books I would like to win... The books in the mystery box were written by the authors listed in the RT Teen Day list of authors right? Lol, I hope so, because I see many familiar authors whose books I am DYING to read. :)

    1. Yes! They'll all be by authors on that list. : )

  2. I would definitely like to win any of Victoria Scott's books, as also Kiera Cass!
    Thanks again for this giveaway!
    I've been trying and trying in different giveaways, and I've never won, but it's ok, because I get to know different authors and books.
    Good luck everyone :)

  3. So many fantastic books to choose from! Some of these books have been on my wishlist for a long while now. These include: Dissonance by Erika O'Rourke, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and anything by Bree Despain, Kasie West, or Lindsay Cummings. You are so lucky, I would love to be there!

  4. That's the most difficult question! I love almost all the authors you're featuring above! Even if I can't be there, since I live across the Atlantic, I am always excited about the bookish news and try to help the authors with everything I have! Thank you for the giveaway!
    I would love to win the following ones:
    Something Strange and Deadly from Susan Dennard
    The Warrior by Victoria Scott
    The New Soul series by Jodi Meadows
    or the Soul Screamers by Rachel Vincent

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!!

  5. There are a lot of great authors on the list, so it is hard to chose which books I'd like to win. I would like to win any of them. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. Omigosh there are so many amazing authors going to RT! Wow! I wish I could go. :< I wonder if susan Dennard would have ARCs of Truthwitch, and Susan Ee End of Days. I'd love those and pretty much anything else from any of the other amazing authors!

  7. So many amazing authors coming to RT 2015 this year! If I had to choose which books I most wanted to win I would choose Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard, The Selection by Kiera Cass, The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows, anything by Jennifer L. Armentrout and Compulsion by Martina Boone. Thank you so much for the giveaway! Good luck to everyone entering!

  8. There's so many amazing authors and equally amazing books to choose :)

  9. I would be so excited to win anything!

  10. I would really like a copy of A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Mass, and The Winners Crime by Marie Rutoski. But in the end I would be happy with whatever I got.

  11. Any books would be fine by me ,because books are such wonderful things.I have a growing collection of books ,so to win these would be a great addition to my collection.Thanks for the opportunity to enter. Have a lovely day!

  12. What a hard question! So many good authors! Lauren Oliver and Scott Westerfeld stand out, but so do a lot of others.

  13. I really, really wish I could go but I have to focus on working this summer :(

  14. I'd like anything fantasy! I wish I could go! This looks like such a fun event!

  15. The new books from Sara Raasch and Lindsay Cummings and Dumplin'!

  16. I'M SO EXCITED FOR RT!!!! I've been counting down the days since December! I'm not joking when I say that, for me, RT is so much better than birthdays and Christmas combined!!! Anyway, sorry about all the squeeing, RT has been on my mind a lot lately (my poor friends and family are probably getting tired of me talking about it). I hope to see you there :)

  17. I can't wait for RT!! This is my first year to be going. :D Thank you so much for holding this awesome giveaway!! I'd love to win Beautiful Creatures, Dorothy Must Die, or Delirium. I'd take basically anything though. :D

  18. I would hope to win Compulsion.

  19. There are so many great authors on that list! I think Jennifer L. Armentrout, Kiera Cass, Susan Ee, and Marie Lu are my top favorites. And of course receiving Compulsion would be amazing! :)

  20. it's so difficult to choose, I think I'd like a book by every author in the list! It would be great to receive End of Days or the Heir or maybe Persuasion!

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  21. There are so many I would like to win! I love Jennifer L. Armentrout's writing so I would definitely love to win some of her books! :) Thank you so much for the giveaway! :)

  22. I would love to win A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray, Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone, End of Days by Susan Ee, any of the books in Covenant series by Jennifer L. Armentrout and Unearthly trilogy Cynthia Hand.
    Thanks for an amazing giveaway! :)

  23. I would most like to win Wicked Lovely, Ink Echange or Darkest Mercy from Melissa Marr, any book from Richelle Mead, Marie Liu or Sara Raasch. But so many authors that I don't know. Thanks for the giveaway.


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  26. Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone :)
    Amazing giveaway!

  27. I would be interested in Danielle Paige, Lauren Oliver, Jodi Meadows, Scott Westerfeld. and Lindsay Cummings.


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