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To The Batcave

Okay, friends. I’m taking a social media break. Going into Deep Cover for the month of June so that I can do this thing I haven’t had much time for lately. You might have heard of it. It’s called writing books. :)

I will still be Instagramming and Tweeting from time to time so that my brain won’t implode from Internet withdrawal. Please feel free to contact me by email (address on my website’s contact page) if something extraordinary happens. Like if earth gets hit by a comet. Or the Tea Party takes over America and illegalizes immigration and gay marriage and makes everyone carry guns. I would want to know that too.

And now…to the Batcave.

Don't forget to read a kazillion books while I'm away!

Don’t forget to read a kazillion books while I’m away!

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Read or Write Anywhere

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Summer is about to begin!

But just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we should stop reading and writing. I’ve teamed up with the YA Chicks and many participating authors on a global campaign to encourage readers, writers, students, and teachers to share pictures all of the places—both ordinary and extraordinary—where they are reading and writing. This is open to all readers/writers of both middle grade and young adult books!

You can also take part in…

A MONSTER GIVEAWAY!

I’ll be giving away a copy of AFTER THE END, and all of the other authors participating in this campaign will be giving away books, critiques, swag and/or Skype visits.

So are you ready?

Drum roll….

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Can you guess where I am?

YOUR FIVE CLUES:

 

The very first clue I hold in my hand;

Its title should help you understand.

bookA certain ghost tale by Gaston Leroux

will unmask for you the second clue.

 

The third clue‘s solved by those who delve

into UNTIL I DIE, Chapter 12.

 

Number four can be construed

from the revelers in the nude.

 

And number five I’ll freely give:

This is in the city where I live.

 

Once you’ve figured out where I’m reading, head over to the YA Chicks site and:

  • Officially enter the giveaway by inputting each author’s name and your guesses about our locations. Every author location you guess correctly increases your chances to win. The contest runs until 11:00pm, Sunday, May 31st
  • For even more chances, post a picture of yourself reading or writing on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere (must have the hashtag).

 

For writer prize packs:

  • Post pictures of yourself writing in a fun location on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere. Then follow the directions on the Rafflecopter giveaway to let us know you did it.
  • For even more chances, gather your writer friends together and post a group shot with the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere (must have the hashtag). And hey, since you’re already together, why not host a write-a-thon?

 

For teacher prize packs:

  • Post pictures of your class reading or writing on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere (must have the hashtag).
  • Then let us know you did it when you enter the Rafflecopter. If you don’t have a Twitter or Instagram, you can email your picture directly with the picture pasted directly into the email (no attachments–we won’t open them) AND the subject, “Read or Write Anywhere.”
  • You can also check out the YA Chicks Read or Write Anywhere lesson plan, available on their site.

Now, what are you waiting for? Get out there and READ OR WRITE ANYWHERE!

#ReadOrWriteAnywhere

MY OWN CONTEST

And as an extra treat, I will give a copy of UNTIL THE BEGINNING to one person chosen randomly from the comments below. Good luck to all!!!

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Sur Les Traces des Revenants

Il y a plus d’un an, HarperImpulse publiait Die for Her, une nouvelle inspirée par la saga des Revenants.
Mes lecteurs francophones la réclamaient depuis sa sortie américaine. Malheureusement, les ebooks sont moins répandus en France qu’aux États-Unis (du moins… pour l’instant !) et mon éditeur français n’avait pas souhaité donner suite. J’ai donc tenté la grande aventure de l’autopublication, pour la faire paraître sous le titre Plus encore que la mort.

Marie Cambolieu, la traductrice de la série – qui est non seulement une voisine de quartier, mais aussi une bonne copine, – s’est chargée de la version française. De mon côté, je me suis familiarisée avec l’aspect technique de la mise en ligne et… tadaaa ! Le texte est désormais sur la toile, au format digital ET (pour les puristes) papier.

Restait cependant un problème de taille… comment annoncer qu’il était enfin disponible dans la langue de Molière ? Pour cela, j’ai fait appel aux pros. Oui, mesdames et messieurs, j’ai contacté les rockstars de la blogosphère romanesque que j’avais déjà rencontrées, ou que mes fidèles lecteurs m’avaient chaudement recommandées. Lorsque Marie et moi avons décidé de préparer un mini-événement à Paris, j’ai convié un petit comité de « book blogueuses » et organisé un tirage au sort pour permettre à une lectrice de se joindre à nous. (Retrouvez les liens vers leurs pages au bas de ce billet.)

Et c’est ainsi que par un bel après-midi de mai, nous sommes parties… sur les traces des Revenants.

Pour ceux qui n’auraient pas lu les livres : ATTENTION, SPOILERS !

J’ai donc retrouvé mes intrépides invitées devant l’église Saint-Paul, dans le Marais.

 

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Les blogueuses m’attendaient devant Saint-Paul.

C’est à cet endroit précis, tandis qu’ils parlent de joutes moyenâgeuses, que le « preux chevalier » Vincent demande READ MORE…

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