Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online through October 9th!
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 ORANGE TEAM--but there is also a blue team, a gold team, a green team, a purple team, and a red 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 PUZZLE
Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the orange team, 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 16 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. The hunt ends at noon Pacific Time October 9. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST
Today, I am hosting Gabrielle Prendergast on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
Gabrielle is a writer, teacher and designer living in Vancouver, Canada. She wrote the feature film HILDEGARDE, starring Richard E Grant. HILDEGARDE was also published as a novel by Harper Collins Australia. Her middle grade novel, WICKET SEASON was published in the Spring of 2012 with Lorimer Publishers. AUDACIOUS and its sequel CAPRICIOUS were published by Orca Books in 2013 and 2014 respectively. THE FRAIL DAYS was published in 2015. Her next book, PANDAS ON THE EAST SIDE comes out in fall 2016. ZERO REPEAT FOREVER, a YA SFF adventure comes out in 2017.
"Sixteen year old Raphaelle is that girl who says the wrong thing, who crosses the wrong person, who has the wrong hair, the wrong body, the wrong attitude, the totally wrong clothes. She can’t do anything right, except draw, but she draws the wrong pictures. When her father moves the family to a small prairie city, Raphaelle wants to leave behind the misfit rebel, the outcast, the vengeful trouble-maker she was. Reborn as “Ella,” she plans fit in at her new school, while her perfect younger sister goes to the Catholic girls’ school and her emotionally fragile mother looks for a job.
But Ella might just be a different kind of misfit. She’s drawn to a brooding boy in her art class, Samir, and expresses her confused feelings in an explicit artwork. When a classmate texts a photo of Ella’s art to a younger friend, the horrendous fallout spreads though Ella’s life like an uncontrollable disease. Ella is expelled from school and faces pornography charges, her mother is hospitalized, her sister fails all her classes, and her distant father finally notices something is wrong."
Isn't that an engrossing summary? Sounds so good! Today, Gabrielle is sharing a fashion inspiration board for Audacious. Here it is--doesn't it give you a great feel for the characters?
And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Gabrielle Prendergast, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 327. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the orange team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
ENTER MY PERSONAL GIVEAWAY
Would you like a chance to win a pre-order of Obsidian and Stars, the sequel to my debut, Ivory and Bone? Then use the Rafflecopter below to enter! (Also, the winner will have the option to choose a hardcover of Ivory and Bone if they don't have it yet.) I'm excited to offer this additional giveaway to add to the prizes you can win on the YA Scavenger Hunt. Also, it's INTL!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
Thank you so much for visiting my site! To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author. It's Jacob Devlin! You can go to his stop on the hunt by clicking here.