If you participated in the YA Scavenger Hunt, then you may have seen that for my exclusive content, I read the very first excerpt from Violet Grenade, and we revealed the official release date! But in case you were, let’s say, jet-setting around the solar system, then I’m posting it here. Entangled Teen edited this mini reveal video for you guys, and they did an outstanding job.
Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, April 3!
I’ve felt the sparks of a new idea for a while now. But something interesting happened when I asked you guys what the main character’s name should be. My mind was blown by your original responses, and I found myself smiling as I read through each comment, nodding my head along with so many of you. Writing can be a lonely endeavor, and spending those few moments interacting with readers made my day.
You guys, I’ve been wanting to tell you about this since the idea first came to me. Usually, my book ideas come with a bang. I’m driving, or half asleep, or listening to a friend tell a story and suddenly–bam!–I’m reaching for my phone, typing out the plot as fast as that blasted autocorrect function will allow. But not this time. This book came like a whisper while I slept. And it came on wolf feet.
This foreign sale for my steel horses couldn’t come at a better time. Why? Because Salt & Stone releases in Poland tomorrow! I’m pretty thrilled that a year from now, I’ll have Pandoras and robotic horses causing a proper ruckus in their beautiful country.