Saturday, December 14, 2013

5 Pick Your Own YA Novel Winner and YA Pick and Mix 12/14

Do any of you remember my strange streak of spooky dates with BEHOLDEN?  Well, the streak continues. I turned in my first round of edits on Friday the 13th, then turned in the line edits on Halloween. Yesterday was another Friday the 13th, and it was my editor's last day at Simon Pulse. Fortunately, we are in copy edits now, so her job was mostly done, but it is so sad to see her go! And it's almost impossible to envision doing Books two and three with another editor, I know it will be all right, and my publisher has been amazing from start to finish, but it's something I didn't see coming! It's a good thing that BEHOLDEN is about curses and wishes and superstition, because I do find all the  dates a little spooky.

What about you? Are you superstitious about Friday the 13th?

Thought for the Week
via Rebelle Fitness


Young Adult Novel Giveaway This Week

This is going to be the last Saturday Pick and Mix for the year, so no new giveaway this week. We do have a special giveaway slated for Christmas Day though! And the first Saturday of the new year, I'll kick off with another Pick Your Own YA novel. 

Young Adult Novel Giveaway Last  Week - Pick Your Own

Winner: Amy Parker, who picked These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

Books, Books, Books

Entangled Teen presents 12 days of Kick-Ass: Introducing Tracy Clark and a GIVEAWAY!!!

UK EXCLUSIVE: Brand new Divergent poster starring Shailene Woodley and Theo James is released - Divergent images -

AMAZING new "Divergent" movie poster! Who's excited?!

'Tis the season for Christmas shopping! Here are some awesome, writer-ly gifts.


Young Adult Reader of the Week:

Kai Strand

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Blogger of the Week: 

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* Want to be the blogger of the week next week? To be honest, this is pretty much the only way I have time to discover new blogs, so it's a great way to get into my twitter feed and into these round-up posts if you have great content to share. Leave a comment. I'll pick from among the bloggers who leave comments here on the blog today through Wednesday.

Writing Tip of the Week

Writer's Inspiration



  1. I'm sure your edits will be great and that you'll figure out books 2 & 3. I hope you share what you learn about writing a sequel.

    Love the quote about doubt. And I was just talking to my daughter about that as it relates to her swimming. And I love the 13th of the month because she was born 4-13. Changes your whole perspective on it.

  2. Lucky you to have had such a good editor to work with. I also love the Doubt quote and plan to share that one. Have a great holiday season.

  3. I have always wanted to write a book. Its nice to hear about other writer's experiences. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  4. I always have the idea to write a book.....but definitely can't do it. I don't think it's in my cards. I'll always be a reader.

  5. Love these wise quotes. ;) Merry Christmas!


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