Thursday, October 1, 2015

Get Your #YASH ON! The Fall 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt is Here!

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt! 

Hi y'all! I'm Lynne Matson, your hostess for this leg of the Hunt. Welcome to the home of the #NILtribe! *passes coconut cup* 

I'm super stoked to be a part of this hunt! This cool annual event was organized by the awesome Colleen Houck to give readers exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some amazing prizes! In this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt--a secret number. Add up the numbers and enter to win the sweet prize--a signed book from each author on my team! Woot! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours only! 72 hours of awesome! Hunt ends October 4th at noon PST! 

You can start right here or go to the YA Scavenger Hunt home page.

You're currently hunting on TEAM GREEN!!!

Looking for my sekrit NIL UNLOCKED bonus content? YAY! Keep looking . . . somewhere on this awesome blog hop, I've hidden some seriously cool bonus content to get you stoked for NIL UNLOCKED...and super stoked for NIL ON FIRE (coming May 2016). I've hidden an interview with Rives!

But first--a few rules.

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number in GREEN. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the GREEN team and add them up (feel free to 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 October 4 at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information won't be considered.:(


Phew! Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, on to the post! I'm super stoked about the author I'm hosting today. She's the lovely & talented . . .


Kay Honeyman lives, writes, and teaches in Dallas, TX. Her first novel, THE FIRE HORSE GIRL, came out in January 2013. It was published by Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic. It earned a spot on the Texas TAYSHAS honor list, a nomination for the Middle School and High School Sequoyah Award, and a starred review in Booklist. Her next book INTERFERENCE comes out in Fall 2016. It is about politics, small towns, and West Texas football.

(Lynne here--yes to diverse books! And yes to anything involving FOOTBALL. WIN. Hunt on.:D)

Kay's a YASH veteran... and today's she promoting THE FIRE HORSE GIRL!


Jade Moon is a Fire Horse — the worst sign in the Chinese zodiac for girls, said to make them stubborn, reckless, and far too headstrong. While her family despairs of marrying her off, she dreams of traveling far beyond her tiny village, living out a story as big as her imagination.Then a young man named Sterling Promise offers Jade Moon and her father an incredible opportunity: the chance to go to America. As they travel, Sterling Promise’s smooth manners and Jade Moon’s impulsive nature strike sparks again and again. But America in 1923 doesn’t welcome Chinese immigrants, and when they are detained at Angel Island — the so-called “Ellis Island of the West” — Jade Moon uncovers a betrayal that destroys all her dreams. To get into America, much less survive there, she will have to use every bit of her stubbornness and strength to break a new path . . . one so brave and dangerous that only a Fire Horse girl could imagine it.

Sounds amazing, right? AND JUST WAIT UNTIL YOU READ THE BONUS MATERIAL! Read on . . .

I have been obsessed lately with People send their secrets on 4x6 postcards. Some are posted on the site. All are save and archived. It’s made me think about how our secrets motivate and shape us in surprising ways.

I started to think about my characters’ secrets - ones that they still keep even through the end of the story. So I created postcards for my characters that share one of their secrets. I hope you enjoy!

If you want to learn more about Postsecrets, here is an interview with founder Frank Warren-


Sterling Promise – THE FIRE HORSE GIRL


Kate – INTERFERENCE (available Fall 2016)

 ** end of YASH bonus material**

need INTERFERENCE now!:)
Find out more about Kay on her website:
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Don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win heaps of signed books from all the #YASH authors, including a hardback of NIL UNLOCKED!!! To enter, you need to know that 10 may be the best number EVER. I'm not kidding. My birthday is on November 10 and I can eat 10 Thin Mints in less time than it takes to enter the giveaway below (this last one may or may may not be true.;D) Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the green team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

To keep going on your quest for world domination the hunt, you need to check out the next #TeamGreen author, Lisa Schroeder!


To say thanks for stopping by my blog, as a bonus #YASH giveaway, I'm giving away a signed copy of NIL plus a #NILtribe t-shirt + swag pack! Enter below, and happy hunting! Good luck!

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Happy Hunting!