Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Scavenger Hunt and Contests and More, Oh My!

Ack! I'm a little late in announcing the winners of the astronaut ice cream from the cover reveal! Sorry! But these five lucky winners are going to have some sweet astronaut ice cream delivered right to their doors :)

Mollie S.
Ashlee F.
Chloe P.
Maria G.

Congrats! Hope you enjoy! And if you're disappointed about not winning, don't worry. I've got more! :)

Also, if you follow my Twitter or Facebook, you may have seen me tweet about the completion of the super amazing ACROSS THE UNIVERSE bracelets! You can read about how the bracelets came to be here, but I have to say, they turned out really well! <---click for more pictures, including close-ups and a full list of charms

The artist, Jennie, made five bracelets. I bought up three of them--one for me, one for a gift, and one to give away to YOU. She put the other two up for sale...and sold out of them before the first day. I believe Jennie will be making more, but in the meantime, I'll be having a contest--a huge contest--on August 1st.

For this contest, I'm going to ask you to do something creative--so get those ideas going! And since this is going to be a little more in-depth than a regular ol' contest, I'm definitely going to have some great prizes. Yup, prizeS. Right now, I think there's going to be six winners with different prizes, and among the prizes will be the charm bracelet above, a signed copy of A MILLION SUNS (as soon as I get ARCs, which are being printed now) and a secret prize.

A secret prize you say?

A secret prize, I say.

A MILLION SUNS is all about secrets, and discovering them. I am going to reveal one of those secrets, for 24 hours only, in the scavenger hunt that Colleen Houck (author of THE TIGER'S CURSE) is organizing. For more information on the scavenger hunt, click here. Basically, what's happened is that a bunch of authors are going to reveal something special--an exclusive short story, a new giveaway, a secret about a book--and you get to go off on a hunt to find all the cool stuff!

The authors participating: YA authors Josephine Angelini, Angela Corbett, Andrea Cremer, Kady Cross, Heather Davis, Bree Despain, Clare Dunkle, Marley Gibson, Abbi Glines, Colleen Houck, Tara Hudson, Elana Johnson, Alexandra Monir, Lisa Nowak, Gregg Olsen, Amy Plum, Lisa and Laura Roecker, Inara Scott, Sophie Jordan, Lani Woodland and more!

What do you need to do? Just come back on August 1st--then you can enter the contest, and get started on the scavenger hunt that will lead you to one of the secrets in A MILLION SUNS!


M. said...

Ooh, sounds like fun!

So, I'm going to be at the Asheville stop of the Ash2Nash tour, and I was wondering if you liked some little things readers could get you? (Like Victoria Schwab and her narwhals.) Or even preferred type of candy?

Mandy IReadIndie said...

sounds exciting!!!

JEM said...

You tease! This looks so exciting, I like secrets. So long as I'm told what they are immediately :).

Anni said...

I love the bracelet- I think I may have to start making more charm bracelets on my etsy too . .

Melissa/welachild said...

This sounds like fun! And the bracelet looks fantastic! Can't wait to find out the secret.

Litza said...

Oh that's so exciting! The bracelets look absolutely amazing.

Congrats to the winners, by the way!

barmybex said...

oooh exciting!!! :D

Gaby G said...

Yay, thanks!

Teril said...

Oh Yeah marking the calendar now!

Alex said...

Damn! I'm away on August the first. I'll have to find internet... somehow.

Anonymous said...

Yay for scavenger hunts!!