Friday, March 25, 2011

Featured Author: Colleen Houck

Enter to win a Teen Day VIP Pass below and be among the first in line 
to meet Colleen on April 9!


If you could be a character in your books for a day, who would you be and why?


I'd love to become either of the tigers so I could feel the strength and power they have and run in the jungle.

Can you name one moment that stands out as a favorite since you've become a writer?


When I got my agent is one of my favorite memories. I hung up and screamed and called everyone I knew.

What is your favorite place to write? Is there anything you need in order to write? (i.e. coffee, chocolate, music, etc.)
I write at my home office computer and I need something sugar free to drink, a candle, and my mythology reference books.


What are you looking forward to most at RT Teen Day 2011?
Seeing all the excited teens. They have such enthusiasm that it's hard to remain unaffected by their energy.


Tell us about your latest or upcoming release.
Tiger's Quest, the second book in the Tiger Saga is coming out this June!



Learn more about all the RT Teen Day authors at http://www.rtbookreviews.com/genre/young-adult.


MEET COLLEEN - WIN A TEEN DAY VIP PASS!
Be among the first in line to meet Colleen and the other authors at RT Teen Day April 9!

2 winners
 will receive 1 Teen Day VIP Pass each. Readers with a VIP pass will be the first in line to meet the authors at the Book Fair. Limited number of passes available. Please note you will still need to purchase the $25 teen day ticket online or $5 Book Fair ticket at the door in order for your VIP pass to be valid.

Enter below to win! Deadline is Friday, March 25, 2011 at 11:59 PST.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Featured Author: Alyson Noel

Enter to win a Teen Day VIP Pass below and be among the first in line 
to meet Alyson on April 9!

If you could be a character in your books for a day, who would you be and why?
I’d be Damen. He’s gorgeous, gifted, magical, well traveled, and has lived such an incredibly rich life—witnessing historical events in the making, and hanging with everyone from the great artists of The Italian Renaissance, to the great thinkers in science, to Marie Antoinette, to The Beatles—and yet, he’s managed to remain humble and lovely and true to himself. Um, guess I have a bit of a crush oh him. :)

Can you name one moment that stands out as a favorite since you've become a writer?
The first time I saw my debut novel, FAKING 19, on the bookstore shelves my mom was with me and we jumped up and down and squealed like fools. It was the realization of a long-held dream come true.

What is your favorite place to write? Is there anything you need in order to write? (i.e. coffee, chocolate, music, etc.)
I write at home—my office is comfy, and warm, and I painted the walls purple so I’d have something nice to stare at while I’m thinking up new ways to torture my characters. My writing ritual involves a scented candle, a cup of green tea, a playlist created for whatever book I’m working on, and a crystal necklace a reader gave me—once those things are all gathered and ready, I’m good to go!

Tell us about your latest or upcoming release.
On March 15, book two in the Riley Bloom series, Shimmer, was released, and on June 7, Everlasting, the sixth and final book in The Immortals series will hit the shelves!


Learn more about all the RT Teen Day authors at http://www.rtbookreviews.com/genre/young-adult.

SHIMMER--in stores now!



EVERLASTING--in stores 07.06.11!


MEET ALYSON - WIN A TEEN DAY VIP PASS!
Be among the first in line to meet Alyson and the other authors at RT Teen Day April 9!

1 winner
 will receive 1 Teen Day VIP Pass. Readers with a VIP pass will be the first in line to meet the authors at the Book Fair. Limited number of passes available. Please note you will still need to purchase the $25 teen day ticket online or $5 Book Fair ticket at the door in order for your VIP pass to be valid.

Enter below to win! Deadline is Friday, March 18, 2011 at 11:59 PST.

Monday, March 14, 2011

RT Teen Day SWAG Bag Sneak Peek!

Here's a quick sneak peek at the awesome SWAG bag for RT Teen Day--
including FREE books and other fun items donated by our amazing authors!

Only the first 250 teens to

REGISTER ONLINE HERE
 will receive one. Hurry before they're all gone!!!




SWAG bag includes FREE books from the following publishers
(additional details coming soon!)...
Bloomsbury
Dutton
Egmont USA
Harcourt
HarperCollins
Harlequin Teen
Hyperion
Little Brown
Simon and Schuster
Splinter
St. Martin’s Griffin
Walker


Plus these cool items donated by our SWAG Bag Sponsors...
Melissa Marr (Awesome Bags!)
Alyson Noƫl (Rad Rubber Braclets)
Melissa de la Cruz (Makeup Bags)
C.C. Hunter (Notepads & Compacts)
Simone Elkeles (Pens & Bookmarks)
Kensington (USB Drive Bracelets)
Blue Crush 2 (Cool Blue Watches)
Carolina Pad (Fun Pencil Cases)
Adele's Lit. Library (Bookmarks)
Assure (Delish Energy Beverage)

Awesome water resistant watch from the movie Blue Crush 2!


The SWAG bag is totally free
if you're one of the first 250 teens to register online for RT Teen Day!

And the all-day Teen Day ticket is only $25--plus you get to bring one adult for free.
So what are you waiting for? Register online here. And spread the word to your friends and family now because these bags are going fast! Can't wait to see you at Teen Day!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Featured Author: Margaret Stohl

Enter to win a Teen Day VIP Pass below and be among the first in line 
to meet Margaret on April 9!




If you could be a character in your books for a day, who would you be and why?
I'd be Link from BEAUTIFUL CREATURES. I'd write some better lyrics for his band, the Holy Rollers, then knock back 7 pieces of Amma's pie.


Can you name one moment that stands out as a favorite since you've become a writer?
The first time I saw my first book -- I cried like a baby.


What is your favorite place to write? Is there anything you need in order to write? (i.e. coffee, chocolate, music, etc.)
I need massive earphones and the soundtrack to Spring Awakening. I would have said diet coke but I just gave it up!

Tell us about your latest or upcoming release.
Our third book (w/ Kami Garcia) in the Caster Chronicles comes out Oct 2011 - and it's pretty terrifying.




Learn more about all the RT Teen Day authors at http://www.rtbookreviews.com/genre/young-adult.


MEET MARGARET - WIN A TEEN DAY VIP PASS!

Be among the first in line to meet Margaret and the other authors at RT Teen Day April 9!

1 winner
 will receive 1 Teen Day VIP Pass. Readers with a VIP pass will be the first in line to meet the authors at the Book Fair. Limited number of passes available. Please note you will still need to purchase the $25 teen day ticket online or $5 Book Fair ticket at the door in order for your VIP pass to be valid.

Enter below to win! Deadline is Friday, March 11, 2011 at 11:59 PST.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Featured Author: Kami Garcia

Enter to win a Teen Day VIP Pass below and be among the first in line
to meet Kami on April 9!

Photo Credit: Vania Stoyanova


If you could be a character in your books for a day, who would you be and why?





If I could be one of our characters for a say, it would definitely be Amma. She is a Mortal, but she's a powerful Seer. I would love to see the world through her eyes -- and find out what's in all those mason jars in her bedroom. (Of course, I'd also bake myself some pie.)



Can you name one moment that stands out as a favorite since you've become a writer?

The moment I really realized I was a writer was when the galley (Advanced Reader Edition) of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES arrived at my house. Holding the actual book made it real for me.


What is your favorite place to write? Is there anything you need in order to write? (i.e. coffee, chocolate, music, etc.)

My favorite place to write is in my "comfy chair." It's an old Eames chair with an ottoman. I need complete silence because I actually hear the characters voices in my head as I'm writing. Aside from that -- my laptop, an endless supply of Diet Coke with lots of ice, some Black Sabbath or Soundgarden before I start writing, and my dog Spike, who sleeps in his bed next to while I write.


Tell us about your latest or upcoming release.


There are four books in The Caster Chronicles. The third book is really about the consequences of the choices the characters make in BEAUTIFUL DARKNESS. We delve deeper into the Caster world, and Ethan and Lena's relationship. We also kill some people...


Get An EXCLUSIVE First Look At The 'Beautiful Chaos' Cover (And Mark The Release Date)!


You can keep up with me & our books at: www.beautifulcreaturesthebook.com

Learn more about all the RT Teen Day authors at http://www.rtbookreviews.com/genre/young-adult.

Plus, stay tuned for an interview with Beautiful Creatures co-author, Margaret Stohl, next week!


MEET KAMI - WIN A TEEN DAY VIP PASS!

Be among the first in line to meet Kami and the other authors at RT Teen Day April 9!

1 winner
 will receive 1 Teen Day VIP Pass. Readers with a VIP pass will be the first in line to meet the authors at the Book Fair. Limited number of passes available. Please note you will still need to purchase the $25 teen day ticket online or $5 Book Fair ticket at the door in order for your VIP pass to be valid.

Enter below to win! Deadline is Friday, March 5, 2011 at 11:59 PST.