Crow's Rest News

I got my finished, author copies of Crow's Rest in the mail today, squee! It feels so REAL!

But that's not the only news--you can also get a sneak peek at the first two chapters of Crow's Rest, either on this blog on the Novels page, or on the Goodreads site (click the "Read Book" button).

To celebrate the release of Crow's Rest, from May 11-14 we'll be holding a blog hop! It will feature an excerpt where Avery shares some spooky encounters at a local haunted castle, and the hop participants can share their own experiences with ghosts or other unexplained events. I'm really looking forward to reading everyone's stories! I'll have a post on Operation Awesome on May 12, release day, and if I can find it I'll include my photographic proof that the Fae are real. ;)

If you don't have a blog and would like to participate, never fear--there are plenty of other ways to take part, including on the Crow's Rest Facebook page. Please sign up for the hop through the Google form.

Crow's Rest is now on NetGalley, so if you want to request a copy before the bloghop, you can do that here.

Hooray for good news!

Let the One-Month Countdown Begin!

Crow's Rest releases on May 12, and that's only a month away! I spent yesterday leading a bird walk, but today I'm celebrating the countdown with a few posts.

Brenda Drake is hosting a reveal of the first five pages of Crow's Rest on her blog today--thanks, Brenda, for sharing my book!

On Operation Awesome, I have a post On Contests and Community, where I talk about how much the friends and connections I've made in the writing community have meant to me.

And there's more to come this week--watch for some other news on Wednesday, and then on Friday my post for Fearless Fridays will go up on the Fearless Fifteeners blog. You won't want to miss that, if you'd like to see me sing on camera!

Welcome to the 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt!

                                                                     TEAM TEAL                                                                                     

UPDATE: the YA Scavenger Hunt is closed! Check the YASH page on April 8 for the winners announcement!  

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 for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of TEAM TEAL


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.


Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on TEAM TEAL, 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 APRIL 5, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Today, I am hosting Janet Gurtler on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! A Rita Award Finalist and Crystal Kite Award Finalist, Janet Gurtler's young adult books have been chosen for the JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION and as BEST BOOKS FOR TEENS from the Canadian Children’s Book Center. Janet lives in Okotoks Alberta, Canada with her husband, son, and a chubby black Chihuahua named Bruce.

Find more information by checking out her author website or pre-order her book, The Truth About Us, here!


The truth is that Jess knows she screwed up.She's made mistakes, betrayed her best friend, and now she's paying for it. Her dad is making her spend the whole summer volunteering at the local soup kitchen.

The truth is she wishes she was the care-free party-girl everyone thinks she is.
She pretends it's all fine. That her "perfect" family is fine. But it's not. And no one notices the lie...until she meets Flynn. He's the only one who really sees her. The only one who listens.

The truth is that Jess is falling apart – and no one seems to care.
But Flynn is the definition of "the wrong side of the tracks." When Jess's parents look at him they only see the differences-not how much they need each other. They don't get that the person who shouldn't fit in your world... might just be the one to make you feel like you belong.

And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Janet Gurtler, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 9. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on TEAM TEAL and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! MATTHEW PHILLION


Because she loves giveaways so much, Angelica is also putting up an ARC of Crow's Rest, some bookmarks, spooky wall decals, and a Celtic knot necklace! Click on the picture to see a closeup of the prize pack. Enter through the Rafflecopter below.

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