YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2015


Come one, come all – it’s the YA SCAVENGER HUNT! One of the most exciting events in the blogosphere is on now.


I’m Teri Harman, author of magic and wonder, and I’m pleased to be your hostess on this leg of the hunt.

Teri Harman 2013 pic3

I am a book geek – I read and buy too many. I also love to cook, but more to eat. Fall is the best of all. And I adore my subscription to Netflix.

On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday, October 4th!

You can start right here or you can also go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage to find out all about the hunt.

There are several contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all of them! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there are also lots of other teams and if you do those hunts too you’ll have a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

Red Team (1)

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


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 (a signed copy of each of the red team authors books). 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 Oct. 4, 2015 at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’ll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt.

I am super excited to be hosting…

Lorie Ann Grover

lorie ann grover

When Lorie Ann Grover (Look! A three -3- part name) grew to six feet tall, it became hard to partner with male dancers in the ballet company. Now, instead of plies, she stands as the Immortal Fairy Who Points the Way when she practices weapons tai chi. Sitting down to write, she commiserates with teens and laughs with babies. And vice versa.

Lorie Ann is the author of young adult novels such as HIT. Hypable called it “a powerful book about tragedy and recovery which shows you both sides of the story, for better or worse.” Her other works include LOOSE THREADS, a Booklist Top 10 Youth First Novel, and FIRSTBORN, a Kirkus Starred Review. As a literacy advocate, she is a co-founder of readergirlz, awarded the National Book Foundation’s Innovations in Reading.


loose threads cover

Kay lives with four generations of women: On the evening Grandma Margie tells her family she has a lump in her breast, Kay’s world tumbles.

Struggling with junior high, her too-perfect mother, her friends, and her grandmother’s diagnosis, Kay is awhirl with questions. She journeys to a new understanding of the complexities and importance of bravery and community.

As a verse novel, LOOSE THREADS reverberates with emotion and depth and will leave no reader untouched.

Fantastic Bonus Material . . .

****LORIE . . .
Loose Threads was first conceived as a picture book to be illustrated with photos. It originally sold in that format; however, the editor left Harcourt and the project was released back to me without a signed contract.
After continuing to submit the piece, editor Emma Dryden, then heading Margaret K. McElderry Books, Simon & Schuster, found the picture book manuscript in her slush pile. She asked me to consider rewriting the work as a novel. Word by word, the thirty-two page manuscript grew into a verse novel about breast cancer.
As a Booklist Top Ten First Novel for Youth, Loose Threads has actually found an intergenerational audience which includes teens, adults, and seniors.
“Any reader who has faced cancer, death, or just struggled to define his or her own truth will respond to this memorable heroine.”
Publishers Weekly
Here is one more iteration of the novel from a collage I created on Polyvore (click the link to see the collage).
Loose Threads
In honor of October being breast cancer month, I hope you find my novel a comfort or you are able to pass it along to a dear one walking the path.
“There’s hope. Look.” Loose Threads, Lorie Ann Grover
Sounds pretty amazing and important! Remember, by entering the hunt you have a chance to WIN A COPY OF LORIE’S BOOK. If you’d like to find out more CHECK OUT LORIE’S WEBSITE or PURCHASE the book.

NOW – HUNT ON! The next number in the hunt can be found on ANGELA MYRON’s BLOG.


4 thoughts on “YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2015

  1. Thank you for joining in on the hunt this fall! And may I say that the covers of your books are some of the most beautiful covers i’ve seen? Absolutely gorgeous! 😀

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