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The Sky’s the Limit Writing Contest!

As you know, things are starting to heat up as SILVERN is about to launch into the world. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some of the exciting things I have planned for SILVERN’s launch which is on Sept. 23rd.


 September is going to be amazing!

If you missed out on winning one of the early Kindle copies of SILVERN, you still have the opportunity to do so in one of THREE ways.

Visit YA Books Central and enter to win an advanced Kindle copy!

Visit Goodreads and enter to win a physical copy!

Get an advanced copy through Net Galley!

And now for the big EPIC news that I’m soooo excited to share with you all.


I’m teaming up with my incredibly awesome publisher, Amazon Children’s Publishing/Skyscape, and five other amazing authors within Skyscape family:

  • JESSIE HUMPHRIES is the author of KILLING RUBY ROSE and RESISTING RUBY ROSE, and currently lives in Las Vegas. Visit her at or @JessieHWrites on twitter.
  • LORI M. LEE is the author of young adult fantasy GATES OF THREAD AND STONE, and lives in Wisconsin. Visit her at or @LoriMLee on Twitter.
  • MEREDITH McCARDLE is the author of THE EIGHTH GUARDIAN, and lives in South Florida. Visit her at or @MeredithMcP on Twitter.
  • RYSA WALKER is the author TIMEBOUND, the first book in the CHRONOS Files series, which was the Young Adult and Grand Prize winner in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. Time’s Edge, the second book in the series, is scheduled for release in October of 2014. Visit her at or @RysaWalker on Twitter.
  • CHUCK WENDIG is a novelist, screenwriter, and game designer. He’s the author of BLACKBIRDS, DOUBLE DEAD and DINOCALYPSE NOW, and is co-writer of the short film PANDEMIC, the feature film HiM, and the Emmy-nominated digital narrative COLLAPSUS. He lives in Pennsylvania. Visit him at  or @ChuckWendig on Twitter.

Therefore, I am officially announcing that “The Sky’s The Limit” Writing Contest is hereby OPEN!!!!


For all the details, please go to our

Watch our video here:

 Here’s the quick and dirty on the contest:

Contest Rules

  • Open to all students in grades 6-12 in the United States
  • Any genre or theme (fantasy, sci-fi, romance, mystery, etc.)
  • Maximum of 250 original words
  • Inappropriate language or gratuitous violence is grounds for disqualification.


  • Send your 250 word first page of a story at our website:
  • Make sure to include your full name, high school, mailing address, email address, and a nomination for a teacher-mentor who helped you with your submission
  • Submissions must be emailed by midnight on November 1, 2014


  • One winning student will win: One (1) contract to publish a short story and Two (2) Kindle Fires HDX (one for themselves and one for their nominated teacher-mentor).
  • 2 runners-up will each receive: One (1) Kindle Paperwhite; One ($20 Amazon Gift Card); and all six (6) of the participating Skyscape’s authors books.
  • 7 winners (1 per grade) will receive: One (1) Kindle Paperwhite; One ($20 Amazon Gift Card); and all six (6) of the participating Skyscape’s authors books.

AND the school with the most entries will win a pack of thirty (30) Kindle Paperwhites!


 ***Teachers/students/librarians: All authors will be doing limited visits/presentations (in-person and via Skype) so please contact the authors near your region for a spot before they all fill up!***

GO forth and spread the word!

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