Thursday, March 29, 2012

YA Scavenger Hunt--Meet Abbi Glines!



TEAM BLUE

You are currently on the team blue hunt path. That means you will be searching for the letters in the blue puzzle. There are three puzzles for you to do which means there will be three grand prizes for you to have a chance at winning. Each grand prize will consist of 20 books signed and delivered from each author in that specific group.
Find the BLUE letters (there will be one bold blue letter on each blue team post) and unscramble the letters to fill in the blanks below:
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                                 I'm hosting…..
                                 Abbi Glines

Abbi Glines can be found hanging out with rockstars, taking out her yacht on weekends for a party cruise, skydiving, or surfing in Maui. Okay maybe she needs to keep her imagination focused on her writing only. In the real world, Abbi can be found hauling kids (several who always show up that don’t belong to her) to all their social events, hiding under the covers with her MacBook in hopes her husband won’t catch her watching Buffy on Netflix again, and sneaking off to Barnes and Noble to spend hours lost in the yummy goodness of books.


Now, for Abbi's exclusive bonus material… not seen anywhere else…
Chapter One from the not yet released book#2 in the Existence Trilogy-
 Predestined
Here is how you can stalk Abbi:


Where to Buy her books:

iTunes

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Motivation for My East Coast Tour

(Originally Posted at The League of Extraordinary Writers)

I'm starting the third week of an east coast tour for my debut novel, ASHFALL. I visit high schools, junior highs, libraries, and booksellers and give a talk that's part taekwondo demonstration, part reading/writing revival meeting, and part geology horror show. Here are a few pics from my talk last week at St. Francis Prep in Queens:




From watching my talks, you'd probably conclude that I'm the biggest extrovert in the world, but in fact the opposite is true. I much prefer home, solitude, and my small circle of friends to meeting new people every day and psyching myself up to give great presentations. So yesterday I was feeling pretty exhausted and depressed. Asking myself fruitless questions like, "Why do I bother?"

The response to my question came via Facebook. Here it is, although I've stripped the names out to protect this student's privacy:

"Hi Mr. Mullin, recently you went to Port Richmond High School in Staten Islamd, NY and met a young Lady named [daughter's name]. You made a great impression on her and thanks to your book Ashfall she is reading again. I.always encouraged her to read since she was little and she did until her grades started going down and she became difficult, she became a teen. [Daughter] is 14 now and I am so happy to see her reading and seeing her so into your book fills my heart, Thank you. I now have hope that she will turn her grades around. Thank you for listening to her and giving her your card she will be emailing you once.she's done reading your book and she wanted me to say hi and.that she can't wait for your next book to come out.... Truthfully neither can I. Good luck."

Now I'm ready to psych myself up for another week of great presentations. I still look forward to finally returning home and spending more time with my wife, and even her cats, but knowing I made some kind of difference to at least one student and her mother makes the three weeks away worthwhile

Monday, March 19, 2012

ASHFALL Joins the YA Scavenger Hunt--Drags Confused Author Along

Somehow, I've joined the Spring Scavenger Hunt, although I'm still not exactly sure what it is. If you know, would you tell me in the comments? Sixty YA authors are participating--check out their books below:




JUS ACCARDO





AMBER ARGYLE





LISA T. BERGREN





LISA BURSTEIN







SOFIE COUCH





KIMBERLY DERTING





LAURA A.H. ELLIOTT





CHRISTINE FONSECA





ABBI GLINES





CYNTHIA HAND





KAREN AMANDA HOOPER





S.R. JOHANNES





GINA LINKO





GRETCHEN MCNEIL





MIKE MULLIN



 

ERICA O’ROURKE





JOY PREBLE





JESSICA SHIRVINGTON





TIFFANY TRUITT





DEBBIE VIGUIE





ANN AGUIRRE





JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT





LEAH BOBET





TERA LYNN CHILDS





WILLOW CROSS





DJ DESMYTER





LEIGH FALLON





TARA FULLER





JANET GURTLER





CINDY HOGAN





COLLEEN HOUCK





ELANA JOHNSON





JAMIE MANNING



The Glimpse

CLAIRE MERLE





S.L. NAEOLE





GREGG OLSEN





LISA & LAURA ROECKER





JERI SMITH-READY



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CAT KALEN





LANI WOODLAND





JOSEPHINE ANGELINI





BRODI ASHTON





CK BRYANT





ANGELA CORBETT





GINA DAMICO





BREE DESPAIN





BETH FANTASKEY





MARLEY GIBSON





RAE HACHTON





NANCY HOLDER





TARA HUDSON





SUZANNE LAZEAR





MYRA MCENTIRE





ALEXANDRA MONIR





LISA NOWAK





AMY PLUM





INARA SCOTT





TISH THAWER





MAGAN VERNON





RASHELLE WORKMAN


Author Beth Revis has created a website just for our Scavenger Hunts! Click on the YA Scavenger Hunt image below to be redirected there. Because we have so many authors this time we are breaking into three groups. We have BLUE TEAM, RED TEAM, and YELLOW TEAM!


Each group is made up of 20 authors and I am on  BLUE TEAM!
This means that my bonus material will be found on the blue team. If you get lost on the hunt simply return to the hunt website and pick up where you left off. Find me on the way, would you? I'll be lost, too.While you check out the website, don't forget to vote on the polls, follow the site, and check out all the prizes. You can even tweet from there too!

YA Scavenger Hunt 

THE YA SCAVENGER HUNT BEGINS THURSDAY MARCH 29TH AT NOON PACIFIC TIME AND ENDS SUNDAY APRIL 1ST AT NOON PACIFIC TIME! THAT GIVES YOU ONLY 72 HOURS

TO COMPLETE THE HUNT!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

(You got that? Or should I yell louder?)