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Goodreads giveaway + French stick figure love story

If you haven’t yet read my book, What She Left Behind, or know someone who hasn’t, I’m doing a Goodreads giveway, ending May 19, 2016.

And just because I think it’s cool, here’s a video I found on youtube for anyone who has to learn the French verbs that take être in the passé composé (Dr & Mrs Vandertrampp). And yeah, if that doesn’t make any sense to you, you can skip the video! But have a great week anyway!

 

Helen Sheehan Book Prize winner Kristin Lenz

Congrats to a great friend and awesome writer, Kristin Lenz, who has just been named the winner of the Helen Sheehan Book Prize. Her book, The Art of Holding on and Letting Go,  will be published by Elephant Rock Books in Fall 2016!

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Helen Sheehan prize

From their press release:

Elephant Rock Books YA

Congratulations to Kristin Lenz

Winner of the 2015 Helen Sheehan YA Book Prize

Indie publisher Elephant Rock Books YA is pleased to announce our judges unanimously selected The Art of Holding On and Letting Go by Kristin Lenz as the winner of the 2015 Helen Sheehan YA Book Prize. read more…

Oatmeal and Ritz Bits for Breakfast + how What She Left Behind got its name

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I had a super fun school visit Thursday at White Pines Middle School and Heritage High School in Saginaw!! The day started with a themed breakfast (oatmeal for the oatmeal dream in What She Left Behind and Ritz Bits because they’re Sara’s favorite). Besides giving presentations, I got to meet with the book clubs from both schools. The kids had great, well thought out questions! One of my favorites was how the title to What She Left Behind had been picked! My answer (I don’t know, the marketing team decided) was not nearly as interesting as the reasons they came up with: read more…

Waiting on Wednesday

 

 

WOW

 

Title: Until Beth

Author: Lisa Amowitz

Release Date: September 29, 2015

Publisher: Spencer Hill Press

 Synopsis: She doesn’t just play, she kills it.

Talented rock guitarist Beth Collins has been barely holding herself together for months, ever since her boyfriend and bandmate became the latest victim in a string of suspicious disappearances. When her brother is injured an accident and she sees something dark billowing around him as he hovers close to death, she’s convinced her sanity is collapsing for good. read more…

Interview with Erin Fanning, Author of Blood Stitches

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Just released from Kennsington/Lyrical Press is Erin Fanning’s Blood Stitches. Congrats, Erin! Thanks for stopping by for an interview.

First, a bit about the book:

Love and danger intertwine…

It’s called El Toque de la Luna—The Touch of the Moon. At least that’s how nineteen-year-old Gabby’s older sister, Esperanza, refers to the magical powers she inherited from their Mayan ancestors. Esperanza says women with El Toque weave magic into their knitting, creating tapestries capable of saving—or devastating—the world. Gabby thinks Esperanza is more like touched in the head—until a man dressed like a candy corn arrives at their Seattle home on Halloween. But “Mr. C” is far from sweet… read more…

UNTIL BETH COVER REVEAL! A YA novel by Lisa Amowtiz

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Awesome cover, isn’t it? The latest from Spencer Hill’s Lisa Amowtiz mixes music with suspense – I can’t wait to read it this September! Congrats, Lisa!

She doesn’t just play, she kills it.Talented rock guitarist Beth Collins has been barely holding herself together for months, ever since her boyfriend and bandmate became the latest victim in a string of suspicious disappearances. When her brother is injured an accident and she sees something dark billowing around him as he hovers close to death, she’s convinced her sanity is collapsing for good. read more…

Cover reveal: The One Thing by Marci Curtis

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I’m so excited to participate in this cover reveal for Agency-mate Marci Curtis, whose book comes out this September!!

A soaring tale of life and love, of sacrifice and renewal, and learning to see people as they really are.

Maggie Sanders might be blind, but she won’t invite anyone to her pity party. Ever since losing her sight six months ago, Maggie’s rebellious streak has taken on a life of its own, culminating with an elaborate school prank. Maggie called it genius. The judge called it illegal. read more…

HUGE 3rd annual HOLIDAY CHEER SPENCER HILL GIVEAWAY!!

Lots of us Spencer Hill authors have teamed up to bring you 3 awesome sets of prizes!!! A copy of my book, WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND, is included in the Grand Prize stocking, and WATCH YOUR BACK bookmarks are included in all prize stockings! Here’s what you need to do:

1. Drool over all the prizes you can win

2. Enter the Rafflecopter drawing below!

GRAND PRIZE STOCKING

 

Spencer Hill Family-$30 Amazon Gift Card, Candy, and Neat Things read more…

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