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Can’t Avoid Trouble? (+ Winners)

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Uncategorized | 47 comments

The winners from last week’s giveaway are: *** Sasia *** Natalie Burlew *** Olivia G *** If you didn’t win this week, no worries – your past entries still accumulate to help your odds of winning next week! For this week, I was thinking about one of my favorite scenes from THE SCOURGE. Ani has gotten herself into trouble again, and the punishment is loss of a meal. Weevil is asking her about it, but she doesn’t want him to know what she plans to do while he’s eating.   I turned to him, using as much anger as...

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Poll Results (+ Winners)

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | 41 comments

The winners from this past week’s giveaway are: *** McKenna Gleed *** Ana cs *** Celine Fuchs *** Congratulations to all who won! If your name isn’t above, remember that all past entries still accumulate for future wins so keep on trying! I promised to post the results of the poll from a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for everyone who voted. It was fun and helpful to me as a writer, so I appreciate your input. Here’s what you said:   My favorite books… A. Have a lot of romance.  (17%) B. Have a little romance.   (74%) C....

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The Friend Test (+ Winners)

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | 53 comments

Winners from last week’s contest are: *** Melinda Fant *** Jane Baird *** Shadan A *** Finny JA. Z. *** If your name isn’t there, no worries! Summer isn’t over, so this contest isn’t over. Past entries still accumulate for future wins so keep on entering!   This week’s contest focuses on friendship, a common theme in my books. Whether between Sage and Imogen or Mott, Roden, or Tobias. Between Nic, Aurelia, and Crispus. Or Gerta and Anna. And now, Ani and Weevil. My stories explore loyalty, the test of a...

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Fun Poll (+ Winners)

Posted by on Jul 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | 97 comments

The winners of last week’s giveaway are: ***  Elise   ***   Jeevan   ***   Daniel   *** If you didn’t win, no worries – your past entries still count toward a win, and another giveaway is below! Let’s have some fun this week! There are no right or wrong answers – I’m just looking for opinions, and maybe your answers will influence my future books! Post your answers below in this format: 1 (A), 2 (C), 3 (B) etc, with whatever letters you choose. My favorite books… A. Have a lot of romance. B. Have a...

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SCOURGE Question (+ Winners)

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | 67 comments

The winners from last week’s blog post are: Faith Roys   ***   Matthew Blake   ***   Mia I’ve sent you an email to confirm. If you did not win, no worries, your entries from the past week still count for future wins! To enter this week, read the excerpt below and then answer the question at the bottom in the comments:   (At the beginning of this scene, Ani is placed in a cage as punishment for something she did to Della, another person on the quarantine island. But Weevil sneaks her out for the night. Gossel is one of the...

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Traitor’s Game (+ Winners)

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Uncategorized | 72 comments

Congratulations to the winners from last week! Kimber * * * * Emily Welte * * * * Tasneem W Emails have been sent! If you didn’t win, no worries – your entries so far will accumulate for future entries, so continue to enter each week! This week in Publisher’s Weekly, an announcement went out about the new series I’m working on to follow Mark of the Thief. Here it is: Lisa Sandell at Scholastic Press has acquired Jennifer A. Nielsen’s new series, The Traitor’s Game, in which a privileged girl is forced by...

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Music of THE SCOURGE (+ Winners)

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in Uncategorized | 71 comments

Congratulations to the Week 3 Winners of the Massive Summer Giveaway! Emails have been sent to you. If you didn’t win, don’t worry – your previous entries are still part of the contest, and this week’s contest is listed below! Hailey V *** Ava  *** Vitoria *** Brayley   This week, I want to tell you about the two songs that were a big part of writing THE SCOURGE. Whatever their original meanings, they folded nicely into the story hatching in my imagination. First is “Breaking the Habit” by Linkin Park....

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Wrath of the Storm (+ Winners)

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016 in Uncategorized | 127 comments

First, here are the winners of last week’s HORIZON-themed contest: ** Larisa  ** Mary ** Emily C ** Sammy ** If that’s not you, don’t worry! Your past entries are still in the drawing and there are several giveaway weeks left! Keep trying! Today’s news is BIG! Big like, I have received sooo many emails asking about this, that I am excited to finally be able to give an actual answer! If you’ve been reading the MARK OF THE THIEF series, then you know the second book, RISE OF THE WOLF, ends with Nic in a rather...

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Winners on the HORIZON

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | 95 comments

The first four winners of the Massive Summer Giveaway are: Bryce Christiansen James (runawaybear@hotmail.com) Katie C (runawaybear@hotmail.com) Areeba F (hay.flinch@gmail.com)   Check your emails! Requests for what you want to win are handled on a first come first served basis. If you didn’t win, your entries from this past week are still in the running. This week, we’re taking a break from THE SCOURGE (which you should totally just pre-order or ask your library to pre-order) to discuss a big announcement that dropped this week. And I...

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Summer Giveaway 1

Posted by on Jun 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | 145 comments

All right, for giveaway #1, here’s all you have to do: Finish this final sentence from THE SCOURGE! How would you end it? In this scene, those with the Scourge are being forced to swim out to boats to take them to the quarantine island. Ani (the narrator) and her friend Weevil are disappointed to find the only remaining spaces are on a boat with Della, a girl they both strongly dislike.     Della stood as we swam closer. “Look how sick that woman is! She’ll make me worse!” “The other boats are full,” Weevil said. I gripped the...

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