Tuesday, April 1, 2014

News from Around the YA World

The party has started! One of my WOW-Women on Writing colleagues, Margo Dill, is celebrating the release of her YA novel Caught Between Two Curses with a virtual book party over at The Literary Ladies blog. Check it out for your chance to win some of these great prizes:

  • A $10 Amazon Gift Card
  • One e-copy of Caught Between Two Curses
  • Two Caught Between Two Curses signed extra large bookmarks
  • One free, up to 3,000-word full edit of any document

I am excited that Caught Between Two Curses is up next in my "to be read" pile and I will be reviewing the book for Women on Writing in just a few weeks. Here's a synopsis of the book:

Seventeen-year-old Julie Nigelson is cursed. So is her entire family. And it’s not just any-old-regular curse, either-it’s strangely connected to the famous “Curse of the Billy Goat” on the Chicago Cubs. Julie must figure out this mystery while her uncle lies in a coma and her entire love life is in ruins: her boyfriend Gus is pressuring her to have sex, while her best friend Matt is growing more attractive to her all the time. Somehow, Julie must figure out how to save her uncle, her family’s future, and her own love life-and time is running out!

In other YA-related news:
If you've been wanting to read Megan Miranda's debut novel, Fracture, you can get the Kindle edition right now for $1.99. You can read all about Megan and Fracture in my article How to Write a Psychological Thriller from last spring. I'm actually reading the sequel, Vengeance, right now and am having a hard time putting it down!

Contest Alert:
Do you have an unpublished YA manuscript you'd like feedback on? The 15th Free "Dear Lucky Agent" Contest is underway over at Chuck Sambuchino's blog with Writer's Digest and it's open to all genres of young adult fiction. Submit the first 150-200 words of your manuscript by April 9, PST. You must also share word of the contest via social media two different times. See the complete list of rules here. Good luck!

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