Cover Reveal & Eight Giveaways
Mar 4 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

To celebrate the public reveal of Compulsion’s new cover, there will be eight different events online. Each will include original content about COMPULSION, plus a chance to win a personalized ARC of the book and a sterling silver necklace similar to one of the keys Barrie wears. There are also great signed books at every stop. Here’s the full list:

  1. Four quotes from the book done up as graphics. Plus a complete hardcover set of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES signed by Kami Garcia, plus hardcovers of MADMAN’S DAUGHTER and HER DARK CURIOSITY signed by Megan Shepherd.
  2. An interview with me about COMPULSION, plus a complete hardcover set of the DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE series (third book sent out when in publishes in April)  signed by Laini Taylor.
  3. Two short teasers of COMPULSION scenes, plus THESE BROKEN STARS signed by Megan Spooner and Amie Kaufman and books one and two of The Hybrid Chronicles, WHAT’S LEFT OF ME and ONCE WE WERE signed by Kat Zhang.
  4. Three original covers for COMPULSION done up by the fantastic Cuddlebuggery team, with commentary from me. Which covers do I like best? (Can you say sizzling hot eye-candy?) Stop by and find out. Plus there’s a chance to win CHARM & STRANGE hardcover signed by Stephanie Kuehn plus THE RAVEN BOYS and THE DREAM THIEVES with beautiful bookplates signed by Maggie Stiefvater. THE DREAM THIEVES also has Maggie’s hand-drawn doodle of a raven.
  5. An interview with Barrie, plus a chance to win ALLEGIANT signed by Veronica Roth along with SPELLCASTER and STEADFAST signed by Claudia Gray.
  6. My movie dream cast picks for all the characters, plus a chance to take home ANTIGODDESSANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD, and GIRL OF NIGHTMARES signed by Kendare Blake.
  7. A note from me about the journey from blogger to author and some words of inspiration for writers who may be a little discouraged. Also? A chance to win the complete SHATTER ME series signed by Tahereh Mafi.
  8. Some secrets about the characters, the series, and–gulp–me. Also, Jennifer Armentrout’s complete LUX series plus a signed copy of her brand new release, WHITE HOT KISS.
NOVA Teen Festival @ Arlington, VA
Mar 8 @ 1:00 PM – Mar 9 @ 1:00 AM
Compulsion On Sale Celebration
Oct 28 @ 4:00 AM – 5:00 AM
Pickerington Book Festival
Jun 11 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Ready, Set, Plot! Imaginative and informal interactive session where students, readers, and/or aspiring writers can learn to plot by doing. We pick a genre, a plot type, setting, and characters, and then start off with an inciting incident and follow the building blocks of story to see where they take us. The results are often hilarious and always wonderful, and they’ll illustrate techniques that give real insight into the process of a working author while spurring confidence and creativity.
I’ll be joining the festival via Skype at from 10:00 am to 11:30 am!


Webinar — Preparing for a Book Launch @ Online
Aug 29 @ 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Learn From Home with this Webinar!

Ten Steps to An Effective Book Launch

Aug. 29, 7pm to 8:30pm Central time

Does the thought of launching a book into the world, getting readers, then getting more send you shivering into a cave and slamming a door behind you? Never fear! This webinar from the Austin, TX is here to help.

Whether your publisher is pulling out all the stops for your book launch or you are going it alone, there are a number of things you can do to make sure your book gets the critical word of mouth, reviews, and sales it needs up front. This presentation will walk authors through the basic considerations of putting together a marketing plan, schedule, and budget for taking smart and cost-effective steps to launch their baby into the world.

Go to the Austin SCBWI Website for more information.