Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I know a lot of you Twilight fans wanted to win a copy of this book--well, you're in luck! Ben Bella books is giving me two more copies to give away. (Because they're cool like that.)
So would you like to read essays on the Twilight craze and everybody's favorite vampire hotty, Edward Cullen? Hear what authors like Ellen Hopkins, and me, and James Owen, and me, and Robin Brande, and me, and Megan McCafferty have to say on vampires and werewolves. My essay is the best. Not that I'm biased or anything.
If you want a chance to win, leave a comment. If you also happen to be a blog follower, I'll give you a double chance at winning. (That, by the way, is blatant attempt on my part to get blog followers in case my editors check that sort of thing. I mean, you never know.)
Good luck, and may the random number generator be with you!
Friday, October 23, 2009
It's plain and simple, really. If I didn't keep writing I wouldn't get invited to fun places like James Dashner's author dinner last night at the Phoenix Book Company.
Here's a picture of Aprilynne Pike (Wings) James, (Maze Runner) and Me. (And I'm not going to list all my books but number 16 comes out in May.)
We got to meet lots of librarians and reading specialists, who are superheros in my book because they're the ones that help kids discover the fun of reading.
And I know I said next blog I'd be giving away more books, but I guess this is good time for all of you to learn that you can't trust writers because we lie for a living. Next blog, I'll give them away. Really.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I admit right off that I didn't make this trailer--but I think it's absolutely darling, and Andie, the rent-a-teenager I used to make the it, did such a good job of finding the PERFECT upbeat, fun, teen song to go along with the pictures. I'd never heard of the band BackDrop, but now I love them, and I'm not just saying that because they agreed to let me use their song.
So in honor of the trailer, I'm going to give away a copy of My Fair Godmother. Just leave a comment telling me something about . . .um . . . your favorite slide in the trailer so I know you actually watched it.
Oh, and because I couldn't figure out how to make the video very big on my blog, if you want to see it full screen you can go to:
If I can figure out how to pay for them, I'll also give away some downloads of the song: I Wish You Were Mine. (I need to ask BackDrop about that.) So if you love the song like I do, mention that in your comment too.
If you want to learn more about the band you can check them out at
and check out some more of their songs. I also really like Sitting Lonely. (The song, I mean, not the activity.)
Friday, October 02, 2009
As you die-hard Janette Rallison fans know, (Hi Mom!)a year or so ago I wrote a chapter for the book New Dawn, which is a compilation of essays about the Twilight series.
Well, after New Dawn came out, Breaking Dawn came out, and the folks at Teen Libris wanted us to update our essays to include the Breaking Dawn book. So we did, and now the new and improved book is out.
Teen Libris sent me a copy to give away, so if you're one of those people who can't get enough Edward and Jacob, (And really, who can get enough of hot guys with super powers?) then leave a comment and at the end of the week I'll list a winner.
Other cool authors who contributed to the series are: Ellen Hopkins, Susan Vaught, Megan McCafferty, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Anne Ursu, Linda Gerber, Ellen Steiber, K.A. Nuzum, Cara Lockwood, Cassandra Clare, James A. Owen (yes, there are guys who've read the series!) Robin Brande, and Rachel Caine