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THE PRINCESS & THE PAGE- Book Launch and Book Tour

Wow. What an amazing book launch we had for THE PRINCESS & THE PAGE. Thanks a million times over to everyone who came and attended the book launch party. Here are some pictures that were sent my way: Or one of my other events that I had in Miami, Vero Beach, Tampa, Atlanta and even in Kentucky at the Southern Kentucky Book Festival. I’m overwhelmed by the incredible support and kindness everyone has shown for THE PRINCESS & THE PAGE. Words can’t express how much fun I had over the past few weeks. I love seeing pictures of THE PRINCESS & THE PAGE in the wild so please keep posting them. You guys are awesome! Here are a few of the photos over the past few weeks:

India Trip and Writing Workshop at the American School of Bombay!

I had an INCREDIBLE time in India teaching writing workshops on Building a Fantasy World at the American School of Bombay. The students that attended this week long workshop were not only talented writers, but had amazing imaginations. It was incredible watching them start from scratch and build whole worlds of their own imaginations. What a group! Plus I dragged my husband along (okay, so he may have been incredibly eager) to be my ‘assistant’. We traveled around Mumbai and then the weekend after the workshop, we fly up to New Delhi to see the sights and visit the Taj Mahal. It was an experience of a lifetime and I loved every moment. Here are a few photos of our trip.

My Princess Book And I Are On Tour!

Both my book, THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE, and I will be traveling around the world! If you live in one of the cities below, it would be amazing to meet you in person and talk. If you can’t come, you can visit the blogs below and enter to win a $25 gift card!

The Princess and the Page Book Tour

Saturday, Mar. 25th

Tuesday, March 28th
  • Book Launch Party at Barnes and Noble, Sand Lake Rd., Orlando- 6 pm – Portion of the funds will be donated to Keene’s Crossing Elementary
Wednesday, March 29th
  • Books and Books, Coral Gables book signing 7 pm, Enter the Magical World of Publishing with Meredith McCardle and Kerry Cerra O’Malley
Thursday, March 30th
Friday, March 31st
Friday, Apr. 7th
Saturday, Apr. 8th



 Apr. 22




Welcome to a world where magic spills from the tip of a pen! Follow this blog tour of THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE and enter the $25 gift card giveaway at each of these stops!

Mar. 23th – Ana LovesBooks
Mar. 24th – YA Book Madness
March 25th – Literary Rambles
March 27th – Twinning for Books
March 28th – Mundie Kids
Mar. 29th – All Things Christine
Mar. 30th – YA Book Divas
Mar. 31st – Word Spelunking
Apr. 3rd– Mine of Books
Apr. 4th – The AP Book Club
Apr. 5th – Middle Grade Ninja



Book Trailer Reveal and Launch Party!

I’m absolutely thrilled to share with you the book trailer for the THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE! I’d love to hear what you think!




I also want to invite you to the book launch party for THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE! It’s going to be amazing. We have performances lined up, games, prizes, and I’ll be sharing about the journey this book has taken me on. 

Plus everyone who attends will receive a gift pack and the first 50 people to purchase a book will get a tote as well! Dress up as your favorite fairy tale character. Can you guess what character I’ll be dressed up as?


I hope you can come, but if you can’t, don’t worry. You can get signed copies from Bookmark It or order it from any of these vendors:

BAM!


Pre-order THE PRINCESS & THE PAGE to Get a Prize Pack!

Can you believe that in only 8 weeks, THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE releases on March 28th?
I’m so excited guys! And to share my excitement, I’m giving away a super cool Word Weaver pack to everyone who pre-orders the hardcover/ebook PLUS you will automatically be entered to win a gift basket of my favorite French and fairy tale things as a THANK YOU for being so awesome!
It’s super easy to do! Here are some links for you to start:  Find it at your local IndieBookstore or my local bookstore, Bookmark It Amazon Barnes and Noble BAM
Next fill out the form!

Giveaway Celebrating Our New YA Chicks!

As you know, I’m a part of an amazing group of young adult authors, The YA Chicks. We are thrilled to be adding three new members, Lucienne Diver (author and agent), Racquel Henry (writer, Writing Center director, and editor), and Lynne Matson (author)!
To celebrate them joining our group, we are giving away 6 books- one from each of us. It’s simple to enter, just join our mailing list here and fill then out the rafflecopter form below. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Kirkus Review of THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE


THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE received a great review from Kirkus! Here is a teaser:

“Keira’s first-person, present-tense narration, with a close eye to detail, oscillates between mature observations and lighthearted girl-stuff. It works. The story’s overarching theme of the power of words is timely and poignant.

A smart, peppery, action-packed plot teams up with playful, astute characters.”

Read the full review here.

Giveaway for Debut Authors- Master Your Marketing Class



I’m super pumped about teaming up with Writer’s Atelier to teach another class with them. This one is called Master Your Marketing.

What does this class have to offer? Four weeks of targeted marketing to meet an author’s needs. The fun part is that attendees can take all four weeks or just one week depending what their marketing needs are.

As I was putting together this course, I was thinking about how much I could have benefited from all of this as a debut author! Over the years as I launched a YA trilogy and am now launching a middle grade, I’ve been wanting to help other authors. So… I’m excited to share with you that I’m:


giving away one week from this course to 2 debut authors!

How to enter? Choose which week you would like to win and then fill out the Rafflecopter below.

Week 1- Branding
During this week, participants will study successful author brands, consider what a brand is, and the purpose for a brand. Participants will explore and develop their brand as an author. The end goal is to come away with a brand that represents you visually and in content.
Class will cover:
  • Developing your brand
  • Creating logos
  • Creating business cards
  • Creating your author taglines
  • Merging that brand into all areas of the author’s persona
Week 2- Social Media
During this week participants will study the different social media out there and learn how to make it effective for their brand. The end goal is to build anticipation and excitement for your books and gain an active social community.
Class will cover:
  • An overview of social media networks, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, and blogging
  • How to set up your accounts
  • How to utilize your accounts effectively and choose which outlets meet your needs
  • Determining which content to post and where 
Week 3- Events
There is so much that authors can do whether it’s bookstore events, school visits, festivals or conferences. What should you do? How can you break into those areas? The end result is for you to have a year plan on which events you wish to attend, and proposals put into place.
Class will cover:
  • Conferences- how to apply, which ones to attend
  • Festivals- how to apply, which ones to attend
  • School visits- information packets, flyers, videos, posters
  • Bookstore events- how to make these most effective
Week 4- Promotion
Promotion can be a black hole where an author feels they are losing money rather than investing it wisely. The end result for this week is to study various promotions and their effectiveness and then choose the areas which will fit your book best.
Class will cover these topics and their effectiveness:
  • Places to promote
  • Swag
  • Advertisement
  • Newsletter
  • Targeting your market
  • Blog tours
For complete details to the class or to register, go here.


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Fall YA Scavenger Hunt + $15 Gift Card Giveaway!


Hey guys! I’m Christina Farley, your hostess for this leg of the hunt. I wrote the GILDED series, contemporary fantasies about a Korean-American girl with a black belt and a deadly proclivity with steel-tipped arrows who discovers an ancient Korean demigod has been kidnapping the first-born daughters of her family for generations. And she’s next.

Look for my next novel, THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE, comes out March 28, 2017!

To celebrate, I’m giving away a $15 gift card to the book vendor of your choice (open internationally). Enter at the bottom of this post!



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 awesome prizes!


On 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 a book from each author on the hunt in my team (that’s 20 books)!  




Are you freaking out yet?

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are six contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all to win tons of books! I am on TEAM BLUE!




SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed 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, Oct. 9th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.



SCAVENGER HUNT POST


Today, I am hosting Tobie Easton



Tobie Easton was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, where she’s grown from a little girl who dreamed about magic to a twenty-something who writes about it.  A summa cum laude graduate of the University of Southern California, Tobie hosts book clubs for tweens and teens (so she’s lucky enough to spend her days gabbing about books).

She and her very kissable husband enjoy traveling the globe and fostering packs of rescue puppies. Tobie loves chocolate chip cookies and Oxford commas. Tobie is a member of SCBWI and YARWA, the Young Adult chapter of RWA.

Find out more information by checking out the author website here

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT



Lia Nautilus may be a Mermaid but she’s never lived in the ocean. War has ravaged the seven seas ever since the infamous Little Mermaid unleashed a curse that stripped Mer of their immortality. Lia has grown up in a secret community of land-dwelling Mer hidden among Malibu’s seaside mansions. Her biggest problems are surviving P.E. and keeping her feelings for Clay Ericson in check. Sure, he’s gorgeous in that cocky, leather jacket sort of way and makes her feel like there’s a school of fish swimming in her stomach, but getting involved with a human could put Lia’s entire community at risk. So it’s for the best that he’s dating that new girl, right?

That is, until Lia finds out she isn’t the only one at school keeping a potentially deadly secret. And this new girl? Her eyes are dead set on Clay, who doesn’t realize the danger he’s in. If Lia hopes to save him, she’ll have to get closer to Clay. Lia’s parents would totally flip if they found out she was falling for a human boy, but the more time she spends with him, the harder it is for her to deny her feelings. After making a horrible mistake, Lia will risk everything to stop Clay from falling in love with the wrong girl.


If there’s one thing I’ve learned since Emerge came out earlier this year, it’s that people are crazy for Caspian.  Of course, I can’t really blame them.  Lia, the protagonist of the Mer Chronicles series, may have her heart set on Clay, but it’s her best friend Caspian who readers always ask me about at events.  So, by popular demand, this year’s YASH exclusive is a mood board of inspiration for merman Caspian Zayle. So excited to finally share it with you!!

Is this how you picture Casp?  Do you have a favorite image from the board?  Have you been imagining a certain actor as Caspian? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter or Instagram @Tobie Easton J


And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Tobie Easton, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 7. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the RED BLUE and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

CONTINUE THE HUNT


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author!



Don’t forget to enter my additional giveaway of a $15 Gift Card below!



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THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE Available for Pre-order!



THE PRINCESS AND THE PAGE is now available for pre-order! Check out the links below!



Bookmark It (for autographed copies)
IndieBound
Book Depository (for overseas and free shipping for most countries)

And well, pretty much any book vendor! And if you do pre-order, keep those receipts because I have a cool swag pack that I’m sending to everyone who pre-orders the book. Details will be announced after the new year. 

Also, I had a fabulous time at the Florida Heritage Book Festival with the YA Chicks. So great meeting everyone there!




Coming up in November, I’m super pumped about being a part of the inaugural Tampa Teen Book Festival! I’ll be speaking on a panel and there for a signing/meet and greet. Details are below. I hope I’ll get to see you!

Where: SouthShore RegionalLibrary located at 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, FL 33573-4903 
When: November 16th at 4 pm.

Currently, I’m booking for next spring. One of the exciting places I’ll be visiting is the International School of Bombay in India! If you are interested in booking me, contact me here

 

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