Monday, June 24, 2013

Too Awesome Not To Tell You

Today I have two things to tell you about.

My good friend and AMAZING writer, Martina Boone, who most of you know through her blog (named one of the top 100 blogs for writers by Writer's Digest btw) Adventures in YA and Children's Publishing, has an announcement of epic proportions. For those without time to click on the link, I don't want you to miss it, so here's the excerpt from PW:

Martina Boone’s Southern gothic trilogy—with a dash of magic—following Barrie, a teen sent to live with her dead mother’s twin on a decaying plantation where she discovers a centuries-old feud and dark secrets that require making peace with the local spirits, who may not be as welcoming as the sunlit boy who steals Barrie's heart, to Annette Pollert at Simon Pulse in a pre-empt by Kent Wolf at Lippincott Massie McQuilkin (World).



And second I want to direct you to another blog. The AMAZING Laurisa Reyes is having her second annual Super Swag Sunday Giveaway and I'm honored to be just one of the 55 participating authors! Here are the detes:

The 2nd Annual 

is finally here!!!

When:  June 24th thru June 30th


Why:  For a chance to win lots of cool promotional items signed by 55+ of today's best middle grade and young adult authors!

Every day for seven days, Laurisa's blog will spotlight some of the most amazing new books for kids and teens! Monday June 24th thru Saturday June 30th visitors will be able to enter for chances to win one of 6 Swag Packs containing everything from signed bookmarks and postcards, to pins, pencils, totebags, stickers, key chains, lip balm, charms and more all donated by 54 of today's top middle grade and  young adult authors! Most of it is autographed!

On the last day, SUPER SWAG SUNDAY, one last MEGA SWAG PACK will be given to one very lucky winner! This pack so far includes everything listed above PLUS:

1- hardbound copy of THE UNWANTEDS signed by author Lisa McMann
1- TEST TASTE charm bracelet
1 - LOVE AND LEFTOVERS charm necklace
1 - SEND ME A SIGN guitar pick
1 - paperback copy of EVERTASTER: THE BUTTERSMITH'S GOLD signed by author Adam Sidwell
1- hardbound copy of THE SCORCH TRIALS signed by author James Dashner
1- paperback copy of THE ALWAYS WARS signed by author Margaret Peterson Haddix
1 - OyMG! T-shirt
1 - Original Artwork Print from FISHTALE signed by author Catherine Masciola
1- LOSING IT water bottle signed by author Erin Fry
1 - hardbound copy of LOSING IT signed by the author
1 - paperback copy of HYSTERIA signed by author Megan Miranda
1- hardbound copy of STARTERS signed by author Lissa Price
1 - poster of THE BINDING STONE signed by author Lisa Gail Green
1 - DRAGONWITCH pencil
1 - signed Margaret Petersen Haddix PIN!
1 - MONSTERS (Ilsa J. Bick) Back Pack & Advanced Reader Copy
1- Paperback copy of DESMOND PUCKETT MAKES MONSTER MAGIC signed by author Mark Tatulli
1 - DC SUPERHERO Totebag
1 - paperback graphic novel TERRA TEMPO

Just a few of the very cool MEGA SWAG PACK goodies!
Where is this all taking place???


Stop by every day from June 24th - 30th  
for plenty of chances to win!

See you there!


  1. Yay Martina!!!

    What a cool idea about the mega swag giveaway. :D

  2. Oh my gosh, Lisa, THANK you! Needless to say, I'm thrilled. And thank you for the tip to the giveaway! Wow, it's fabulous!

  3. Big congrats to Martina. That's wonderful.

    Love swag of any kind, but this seems to be far and beyond the usual.

  4. Martina SOOOOO deserves this, and I'm SOOOO happy for her!

  5. Fabulous fabulous news!!! So exciting, and absolutely well-deserved.

    Sarah Allen
    (From Sarah, With Joy)

  6. We should get Team Martina t-shirts!