YA Scavenger Hunt – Meet Megan Shepard

YA Scavenger Hunt! It’s on!
image This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonusmaterial from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some prizes! During 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 one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team!  I am on TEAM GOLD

Just look at who is on my crazy cool team!  WOWZA!  Today, I am delighted to be hosting Megan Shepherd on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! I really loved her book The Madman’s Daughter and am looking forward to her new series!

Team Gold (2) copy

How do I play?  Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the GOLD TEAM, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).  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.

There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GOLD TEAM–but there is also a green team, a blue team, a pink team, an orange team, a red team, a teal team, and a purple team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

This contest is 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 APRIL 5TH, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Meet MEGAN SHEPHERD
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Today, I am delighted to be hosting Megan Shepherd .
Megan Shepherd is the author of The Madman’s Daughter trilogy, an ABA Best Book for Children and the NC Young Adult Book Award winner, and The Cage trilogy (coming May 2015). She lives on a farm outside of Asheville, NC.  You can find out more about Megan here and you can pre-order her new book The Cage now.
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT
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In this gripping new series teens are held captive in a human zoo by an otherworldly race. They realize that their captivity is more terrifying than they could ever imagine: Their captors aren’t from Earth. And they have taken the five teenagers for an otherworldly zoo—where the exhibits are humans.

Exclusive Content!

Behold!  THE CAGE official playlist

Hi all, Megan here. I wanted to share with you some of the music that inspired me to write THE CAGE, my new YA sci-fi series coming this summer. These songs capture feelings the characters in THE CAGE go through, like being far from home, and the fear of being trapped, and falling in love with the wrong person.

MY BODY IS A CAGE, Arcade Fire

E.T., Katy Perry

BONES, MS MR

CASUAL AFFAIR, Panic! At the Disco

COUNTING STARS, Sugarcult

TESSELLATE, Alt-J

IN A CAGE, Black Belles

METAL HEART, Cat Power

I hope you enjoy listening to them as much as I do! Thanks to my friends Jeremy and Jason for introducing me to many of the tracks.

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Megan Shepherd, and all of TEAM GOLD!  To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 39. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the Gold Team 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! MAUREEN MCGOWAN
And as a treat.  If you leave a comment here, I’ll raffle off a paperback of my book TIN STAR to get you started on the adventure of Tula Bane and the Tin Star duet. a Rafflecopter giveaway
  

Sound of Useless Wings now on Audio!

The fabulous peeps over at Drabblecast have made an audio edition of THE SOUND OF USELESS WINGS for you to enjoy!  You can subscribe to their podcast or donate.  They have a pretty nice collection of stories up there.  Enjoy!

The story was originally published on Tor.com and is about Heckleck who is a character in the TIN STAR / STONE IN THE SKY Series.

I am also loving this fabulous Drabblecast cover for The Sound of Useless Wings by Lori Anne Baumgartner drabblecast-useless-wings-lori-anne-baumgartner

Upcoming Events!

3/27
Mysterious Galaxy – San Diego
Reading with Rachel Searles
6 PM

3/28
Grand Park Avenue Downtown Book Fest
Main Stage Reading 3 PM
with Gretchen McNeil, Juliana Romano, Mary McCoy and Elissa Sussman

4/3,4,5
Wondercon – Anaheim

Friday April 3, 2015 3:30pm – 4:30pm Room 213
Spotlight on Becky Cloonan (I’ll be interviewing her)

Saturday, April 4, Noon, Signing in Booth #908

Sunday 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 207
Building the Modern (Super)heroine With Cecil Castellucci,Becky Cloonan, Sarah Kuhn, Andrea Letamendi, Jose Molina, and Babs Tarr. Moderated by Amy Ratcliffe

4/10
AWP Minneapolis

1:30PM – 2:40PM Room M100 H&I, Mezzanine Level
F221. Tackling Tragedy in Young Adult with Different Mediums. (Lilliam Rivera, Cecil Castellucci, Meg Medina, Swati Avasthi, Matt de la Pena)

4/14
Literary Death Match – Austin, TX
Where: The North Door, 502 Brushy St, Austin (map)
When: Show at 8:35pm sharp; doors at 8pm; afterdrinks after
Cost: $10 (click to preorder now!)
READERS: Antonio Ruiz-Camacho, Cecil Castellucci, Jason Neulander, K.A. Holt

4/15
TLA – Austin, TX

2:00-3:50pm​ Explore the Science in the Young Adult Science Fiction and Dystopian Genres
Moderator: Sherry Thompson with Cecil Castellucci, Kiera Cass, Lauren Oliver, Jessica Brody and Lydia Kang

4:00 – 5:00 Signing

4/17,18
Star Wars Celebration. Nothing official. I’ll just be walking around.

4/19
LA Times Festival of Books

10:30:00 AM in YA Stage
Young Adult Fiction: Writing the Unknown
Moderator/Interviewer Tommy Wallach Panelists Cecil Castellucci Rachel Hawkins
Allison Glock-Cooper T Cooper

1:30:00 PM in Seeley G. Mudd 123
Young Adult Fiction: Beyond This Realm
Moderator/Interviewer Cecil Castellucci Panelists Marie Lu Suzanne Young Paige McKenzie Stephanie Diaz

4 PM Signing at Mrs. Nelson’s Booth

STONE IN THE SKY Blog Tour!

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Blog Tour Schedule

2/2 Dear Teen Me

2/20 Read Sleep Repeat

2/21 Seeing Double in Neverland

2/22 Tez Miller Oz

2/23 AMA Reddit

2/24 YA Bookshelf

2/25 Rhapsodacy in Books

2/26 YA Highway

2/27 Christina Reads YA

2/28 The Book Rat

CANADIAN BLOGS

2/21 Esther’s Ever After
2/ 22  Bookish Serendipity 
2/ 23 Addicted to Reading  
2/24  YA Bookshelf
2/25 More Than Just Magic
2/ 26  Pingwings
2/ 27  Andrea’s Good Reads  
2/28  Kellie Sheridan


Stone in the Sky (Tin Star #2)
by Cecil Castellucci
Hardcover, 320 pages
February 24th 2015 
by Roaring Brook Press
ISBN13: 9781596437760

In this thrilling follow-up to Tin Star, Tula will need to rely on more than just her wits to save her only home in the sky.

After escaping death a second time, Tula Bane is now even thirstier for revenge. She spends much of her time in the Tin Star Café on the Yertina Feray—the space station she calls home. But when it’s discovered that the desolate and abandoned planet near the station has high quantities of a precious resource, the once sleepy space station becomes a major player in intergalactic politics. In the spirit of the Gold Rush, aliens from all over the galaxy race to cash in—including Tula’s worst enemy. 

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Buy links for Stone in the Sky:

*Indiebound

 Amazon * B&N *  Powells

Book Depository * Books-A-Million



Book 1 Tin Star links:

Amazon * B&N * Powells

*Indiebound

Book Depository * Books-A-Million




About the Author:





Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, First Day on Earth, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star and Odd Duck. Her picture book, Grandma’s Gloves, won the California Book Award Gold Medal. Her short stories have been published in Strange Horizons, YARN, Tor.com, and various anthologies including, Teeth, After and Interfictions 2. She is the YA editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books, Children’s Correspondence Coordinator for The Rumpus and a two time Macdowell Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles.



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