YA Scavenger Hunt

Posted by on Oct 3, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments


Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 120 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are seven contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there is also a red team, an orange team, a gold team, a green team, a purple team, and a pink team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.



Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by Sunday, October 8th, 2017 at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.



Today, I am hosting Sophie Davis on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Find out more information by checking out Sophie Davis’s website or find more about her book here!

“Sophie Davis” is the pseudonym for two best friends, roommates, and now writing partners. The pair met in law school and instantly bonded over their love of great books and bad horror movies. Now, after eight-years of writing and releasing books, both are full-time YA authors.TALENTED is a Dystopian Romance about teenagers with powerful abilities who aren’t afraid to embrace their fears, explore their hearts, and fight for what they believe in.



Hey Biblio-friends!

So for those new to the world of Sophie Davis, let me start by introducing us! And yes, I do mean us. “Sophie Davis” is the pen name for two best friends, roommates, and world travelers. We drink too much coffee, eat way too much cake, and tend to spend more time watching movie trailers than we do watching movies. The first story we ever wrote together was called THE TWO LITTLE GIRLS IN THE PINK HOUSE, a long, rambling tale about two little girls who lived in a pink house (well the walls were pink…) and engaged in wacky hijinks that landed them in all sorts of legal situations that coincided with the subjects we were studying in our second year of law school…

We started writing together approximately seven years ago, and one of questions we get most often is: How does the whole co-authoring thing work? We’ve tried a lot of various techniques, some that worked for us and some that crashed and burned, but one thing that really helps us get the tone of a book even across our individual sections is music. Creating a playlist while we are in the planning stages, which we continue to add songs to throughout the writing process, has been the most effective way to make sure our two voices blend together into one main character. So, we thought we’d share with you guys the playlist that we have made for our Talented Saga. Most of the songs are specifically for the first book in the series, TALENTED, though some are more for the series as a whole.



And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Sophie Davis and more!To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 4! Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


BONUS: Enter below for the chance to win a signed copy of my book, WESLEY JAMES RUINED MY LIFE.

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To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out Gina Ciocca’s blog!

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Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Finding the right title that reflects your book is not easy. At least, it isn’t for me. I had a lot of trouble naming my second book (and my first one—Wesley James Ruined My Life—if I’m honest!). Maybe it’s because I’m too close to it, but finding a title that fit this story—about a teenage exorcist-in-training—was hella hard. Read more…

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Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Someone asked me recently if Wesley James Ruined My Life is at all based in reality—like, do I write from my real life or do I base characters on people I know.

While no one I know appears in the pages of this book—the characters are all a product of my imagination—I do sometimes use my feelings about things that have happened to me in the past to guide certain scenes. Read more…

Words of Wisdom

Posted by on Sep 30, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

My dream, ever since I was in the second grade, was to one day walk into a bookstore and see a book I’d written on the shelves. So when I got the call in March 2015 that Swoon Reads wanted to publish Wesley James Ruined My Life, it was a life-changing moment for me. Now, with the release date just around the corner, I’ve been thinking a lot about how I got here, and I thought I’d share a few bits of writing wisdom that have really resonated with me over the years.  Read more…

What’s In a Name?

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

As you know, we rely on you, our trusty Swoon Readers, to help us choose the cover direction for our titles. Now, for the first time ever, we’re coming to you for something different—helping us find the perfect title for Jennifer Honeybourn’s new book! Read more

Editing Update

Posted by on Jun 24, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

June 22, 2017
Blogged about my first time through the editing process over on Swoon Reads