Santa’s Author Spotlight: Laura A.H. Elliott

Laura A.H. ElliottToday’s spotlight is on the fascinating and delightful Laura A.H. Elliott. I recently read her work 13 on Halloween and found it to be an unique, creative story about an oddball girl and her magical journey to popularity. Today, I am pleased to offer you an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from 13 on Halloween as well as a SNEAK PEEK at 14 on Halloween which releases summer 2012.

13 on Halloween

In 13 on Halloween twelve-year-old Roxie, wants to be popular. In Roxie Speak, she wants to be a peacock…not a dodo––a loser. And so, she decides to invite all the popular kids to her 13th birthday party, which her parent’s don’t know about. The peacocks Continue reading “Santa’s Author Spotlight: Laura A.H. Elliott”

Santa’s Author Spotlight: Amy Maurer Jones

Today’s spotlight is on Amy Maurer Jones, author of the Soul Quest trilogy.

Coming from a family of teachers, I can certainly respect Amy who has spent the last 17 or so years in education. It’s no wonder that she was attracted to the young adult genre. She is well versed in teen drama…she actually teaches it. Drama as in theatre, that is! She currently teaches high school Dance and Theatre Arts in her southeastern North Carolina community.

Here’s a little about the trilogy straight from Amy’s lead character, Liv…

Do you remember how horrified you were about the idea of attending high school? I remember ticking off those last miserable days of my Continue reading “Santa’s Author Spotlight: Amy Maurer Jones”

Secret Santa is Comin’ To Town

December 16-23, the YA Indie Carnival presents Secret Santa. I’ll kick things off on Friday evening with “3 Books I Hope to Find Under the Tree”. Then each day of the week, I’m writing about a different young adult indie author.

Naughty or Nice?

Here’s the best part. In support of my fellow indies, I’m giving away 15 young adult ebooks, each a different novel and each written by a member of the YA Indie Author Club. To enter the giveaway, anytime between Dec. 16th and 23rd comment on any post on this blog. Include your name, email address, and since it’s Christmas time, let’s make this interesting…let me know if you’ve been Naughty or Nice.

At noon (eastern time) on December 23rd, I’ll draw fifteen winners who will randomly receive one of the fifteen titles that I’m giving away. Only one entry per person, US residents only.

Which titles am I giving away you ask? I bet you also sneak peeks at your presents well before Christmas Eve? Well, I don’t call it Secret Santa for nothing. My lips are sealed. See if you can guess from the authors that I highlight during the week. I’ll post winners and titles here on the 23rd.

So, you have until Friday to decide if you’ve been naughty or nice. Then check back here and enter to win.

Best of all…I’m not the only one with some great giveaways for Secret Santa. I’ll have the complete list of blogs with Secret Santa giveaways posted here on Friday. Plus, the YA Indie Carnival is coming together to offer a spectacular grand prize for the Secret Santa event. More info to come.

And don’t miss my visit with Fisher Amelie this Friday at midnight as part of the Bad Ace Blog Tour for Callum & Harper which releases Christmas Eve.