Welcome to the Spring 2018 Scavenger Hunt!
And I’m especially thrilled to be part of TEAM PURPLE, because if you haven’t noticed, I kind of have a thing for purple.
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on TEAM PURPLE, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, April 8th at noon Pacific time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are six contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM–but there is also a red team, a gold team, a blue team, a green team, and a pink team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!
If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST
Today, I am hosting Eric Lindstrom on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
Eric Lindstrom enjoys writing young adult novels, including his debut novel NOT IF I SEE YOU FIRST followed by A TRAGIC KIND OF WONDERFUL. He also raised children, which led to becoming first a school volunteer, then a substitute teacher, then a part time kindergarten teacher, then getting a credential to teach elementary school, and most importantly the discovery that young adult books are awesome. It’s pretty much all he ever reads, and now writes, in his house near the beach on the west coast, with his wife and, yes, cats.
For sixteen-year-old Mel Hannigan, bipolar disorder makes life unpredictable. Her latest struggle is balancing her growing feelings in a new relationship with her instinct to conceal her diagnosis by keeping everyone at arm’s length. But when a former friend confronts Mel with the truth about the way their relationship ended, deeply buried secrets threaten to come out and upend her shaky equilibrium. As the walls of Mel’s compartmentalized world crumble, she fears the worst—that no one will accept her if they discover what she’s been hiding. But would her friends really abandon her if they learned the truth? More importantly, can Mel bring herself to risk everything to find out?
In my early drafts, more residents of The Silver Sands were included, but it got to be too much and I needed to simplify. The characters I miss the most are two sisters, Mrs. Paige and Mrs. Paige. It wasn’t explained until later in the book why they were sisters with the same married name. Here below are two removed sections featuring these no-longer-mentioned characters of Mel’s world:
IT’S JESSICA AGAIN:
Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Eric Lindstrom, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 24.
Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the purple team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! So head on over and visit Gina Ciocca!
But first, check out the first book in The Legacy Series, which is currently FREE on all retailers!
WAIT…there’s more! Enter below for your chance to win a signed paperback copy of The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
In addition to being a YA writer, I’m an avid YA reader who’s always looking for the next great book to read. What fantastic YA book have you read recently? Comment below!