YA Scavenger Hunt! NOW OVER


The YA Scaenger hunt is now OVER. For results and to see who won fabulous PRIZIES visit here.

Woooooooooohooooooo! In honor of the upcoming publication of my new book Minders, I’m very excited to be participating in the  YA Scavenger Hunt. This tri-annual event was first organized by the tigertastic 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 sublime prizes. One lucky winner will receive signed books from every author on the hunt in my team including an advanced copy of mine, four months before it is in stores! That’s like a whole library delivered right to your door. It could be yours! But only if you play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours.

Then, like a taco at breakfast, it will vanish. What? Tacos are too for breakfast! So, the basics:

What is it? Everything you need to know can be found on the YA Scavenger Hunt page. There are THREE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all. I am a part of the GOLD TEAM–but there are also a red team and a blue team filled with awesome authors giving away delicious signed books. You can see a list of them here.

How do I do it? Somewhere in the post below,I’ve included my favorite number. Look carefully–at first glance it might look like nothing [that is a hint!] and there will be other numbers scattered around, but only my special favorite will appear in beautiful, sparkling (use your imagination) gold,like a coin tossed into a fountain for luck [that is another hint!]

To win the hunt, you simply collect the favorite numbers of all twenty authors on the gold team, add them up (you can use your fingers) (or a calculator), and then enter the total on the entry form here. Make sure you fill out the whole form to officially qualify for the grand prize! Only entries that have the correct number will qualify, so start flexing those fingers.

Will it hurt? No.

Are there any rules? Yes! The Hunt is 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 October 6, 2013, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Ok now that we have all the details out of the way, let the games begin! I am lucky to be hosting the lovely Tracy Deebs. Say hi, Tracy.

Hi everyone!

Tracy  collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. From the first page of that first book, she knew she’d found her life-long love. Now a writing instructor at her local community college, Tracy writes YA novels that run the gamut from dark mermaids and witches to kissing clubs and techno-Armageddon stories… and she still has a soft spot for Judy.

Tracy is the author of the Tempest Maguire series about a girl who is half mermaid, half human, and 100% awesome [100 is NOT my number!]. Tracy is giving away a copy of book #3 [also not the number!] in the series…

Here’s the nail-biting description of , Tempest Revealed:

1/2 [still not the number]-mermaid Tempest Maguire is trying to have it all: fulfilling her duties as second-in-line to the merQueen Hailana while periodically returning home to the California coastline to be with her family and longtime boyfriend, Mark. Living under the sea and rebuilding Coral Straits is grueling work, while being back home reminds her of everyone she loves and misses. But when her old flame Kona arrives bearing news that Hailana has died and Tempest is now officially merQueen, she returns permanently to Coral Straits–even though it devastates her family and rips her apart from Mark. Once there, she discovers that an old enemy has resurfaced, hell-bent on taking over her throne…with or without her. As Tempest prepares for her final showdown against Tiamat and anyone who stands with her, she must decide what–and who–is really important to her. Because there will be few survivors in the ultimate sea battle that is brewing–and Tempest isn’t sure she will be one of them.

Um, W-O-W to the 20th [not. the. number.] power. Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win books by me, Tracy, and more! So keep on going. Your next stop on the Hunt is Cynthia Hand, author of the Unearthly Trilogy.  There’s zero chance you’ll regret it! And come back and see me here. I’ll be posting advice AND giving away advanced copies of Minders  in a mad frenzy during the next month.


click the cover to learn more

Mad frenzy! Don’t miss it.



Need Advice? Mail your questions for publication to advice@michelejaffe.com. The doctor can't promise to answer them all, but she'll do her best. (By sending a question you grant permission to have it appear here. Letters may be edited. Advice is for entertainment purposes only. No blaming us later okay? Okay.)

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply