Thursday, October 20, 2011

WIN a critique by most awesome agent ever!

...that would be MY agent, Barbara Poelle!

Actually, you can win lots more than a critique, which includes a review of the first thirty pages of your manuscript from Barbara. On the prize list are four hot new releases - including my latest!

UNFORSAKEN by Sophie Littlefield
DEADLY COOL by Gemma Halliday
THE NEAR WITCH by Victoria Schwab
GHOST COUNTRY by Patrick Lee

The contest is being hosted by Janet Reid and billed as the Most Terrifying Contest Ever. To enter, you'll be writing Halloween themed story using 100 words or fewer. Find all the details at Janet's site, here.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

UNFORSAKEN release day!

Isn't this a gorgeous book? Looking back over the last three years - it was three years ago, Thanksgiving week, that Delacorte signed me to write for them - it has been an amazing journey from my idea of a girl who had the power to heal, to the story that unfolded over the course of two books. BANISHED came out a year ago, and UNFORSAKEN finishes telling Hailey Tarbell's story.

I learned a lot while writing this series, and I worked with some amazing editors to bring the story to life. In some ways, I feel like I am just getting started writing for young people. I've been blessed with some great friends and mentors in the community and I can't wait to see where the future takes me. Next year, I'll have a new novel out with Delacorte - a whole new set of characters, in a seaside town cursed by the disappearance of children one year earlier.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ComicCon Update: Zombie Day!

This is so cool! If you happen to be at ComicCon, definitely stop by the Harlequin booth on Friday, when you can get "zombified" by makeup artist Edward O’Rourke. I'm not really sure what that entails but I KNOW I am ridiculously jealous of everyone who gets to do it. To the right is an example of what Edward can do!

I can't say for sure but I wouldn't be surprised if you might be able to get one of those stickers like the one I put on my car, the one everyone has been emailing me about. I get it - you covet my sticker!

From Harlequin's news post:

This is our first time at the illustrious comic book and sci-fi convention and we couldn’t be more thrilled about it. There are definitely some self-described nerds on the Internet and Digital team and they’ll be presenting the finest of Harlequin and Carina Press’s series to delight the fans. Stop by booth #2021 and enter to win a Kobo eReader Touch Edition and a library of 50 free eBooks from Carina Press! We’ve got loads of things happening throughout the weekend, too. In homage to Sophie Littlefield’s Aftertime series, Friday is zombie day. Come by the booth and be “zombified” by makeup artist Edward O’Rourke. Come back on Saturday to meet author C.E. Murphy who will be signing in the booth from 11-12. And don’t miss Julie Kagawa who will be signing from 2-4 pm. Follow @HarlequinBooks and @CarinaPress for news. See you there!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Flash Me from NYC Comic Con - win REBIRTH

So, New York Comic Con is next week. I wish I was going to be there! But the next best thing is that Harlequin put an excerpt of my final AFTERTIME book, HORIZON, in their giveaway booklet. I just got a copy in the mail from my pal Jayne Hoogenberk, and this thing is so slick! It's also got excerpts from Julie Kagawa's new one, IRON KNIGHT, and a little something from Stacey Gail from the upcoming CLOCKWORK CHRISTMAS anthology.

I happen to have a few copies of REBIRTH lying around to give away. So, the first three people to send me pictures of themselves at the Harlequin booth - preferably with the booklet in hand, or with Margo or Jayne or any of the other fantastic Harlequin people, will receive a signed copy. Just send to :) Or tweet it - I'm swlittlefield on twitter!