May 22, 2015

Read or Write Anywhere Giveaway!




It's finally here!!!!

#ReadorWriteAnywhere is here and I'm so stoked! Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean we should stop reading and writing. My fellow YA Chicks and I are working with other amazing authors and writers on a global campaign to encourage readers, writers, students, and teachers to share pictures of all the places—both ordinary and extraordinary—where they are reading and writing. This is open to all readers/writers/lovers of both middle grade and young adult books. 

Look what you  can take part in…A MONSTER GIVEAWAY!  Every author participating in this campaign is giving away one of their books AND some are also giving up critiques, swag and/or Skype visits. Contest runs May 22nd, 2015-May 31st, 2015.So are you ready?Dun, dun, DUN!!!!Can you guess where I am?
That's me in the black and white stripes!



Here are my 5 clues:


1. I'm not South of the Border

2. But I am in the land of sombreros and maracas.

3. I am with the YA Chicks, but here we could be the Three Caballeros.

4. When I'm here, I love to be “goofy”?

5. This is the only place where Norway and Mexico are next door neighbors.


Once you’ve figured out where I am, 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. 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. 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. Then let us know you did it when you enter the Rafflecopter. If you don’t have a Twitter or Instagram, you can email (yachicks@gmail.com) 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 our site.

Good luck!!! 


***Contest runs May 22nd, 2015, 9am EST until May 31st, 2015, Midnight EST. Winners will be posted on YA Chicks June 1st, 2015. Thanks for taking part in Read or Write Anywhere!









May 4, 2015

Read or Write Anywhere





Summer is about to begin! 







But just because it's summer doesn't mean we should stop reading and writing. The YA Chicks ViviBarnesChristina Farley, and Amy Christine Parker—along with guest co-creators Lucienne DiverPeggy Jackson, and Tara Gallina , are excited to share with you a global campaign that we are launching on May 22, 2015, 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!




as well as take part in...

A MONSTER GIVEAWAY! 


We have THREE separate prize packs in the works:

·       The Reader's Pack: Includes one book from every participating author (just wait until you hear who we've got lined up!): US and Canada only

·       The Writer's Pack: Includes query critiques, writing swag from authors, and more! International


·       The Classroom PackIncludes free Skype visits w/YA Chicks and other participating authors, a signed YA Chicks poster, and other swag! International

***A more detailed listing of prizes will be posted closer to the event date, so check back often!


So, how can you participate? 
It's easy! Simply choose which prize pack you'd like to win and find the directions for it below under the headings: READERSWRITERS, or STUDENTS & TEACHERS (you can participate in multiple giveaways). Then visit the YA Chicks site on May 22, 2015, beginning at 9 a.m. EST, and enter your chosen giveaway(s).

We can't wait to see where you're reading and writing! 

READERS:
At 9 a.m. EST on May 22, 2015, we will be posting pictures of middle grade and young adult authors writing or reading in mysterious locations. It will be your job to figure out exactly where they are. We will link each picture to that author's website where you will find 5 clues to help you figure it out. Once you've got all the authors locations, come back to the YA Chicks site and:
·       Officially enter the giveaway by telling us the authors' names and your guesses about their locations. Every author location you guess correctly increases your chances to win.  

·       For even more chances, post a picture of yourself reading or writing on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere (must have the hashtag). 

WRITERS:
Starting at 9 a.m. EST on May 22, 2015, we'd like you to:
·       Post pictures of yourself writing in a fun location on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #ReadOrWriteAnywhere. Then let us know you did it when you enter the giveaway.
·       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?

TEACHERS & STUDENTS:
Starting at 9 a.m. EST on May 22, 2015, we'd like you to:
·       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 giveaway. If you don't have a Twitter or Instagram, you can email your picture directly to us 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 our YA Chicks Read or Write Anywhere lesson plan, available on our site
  

***ATTENTION AUTHORS******
If you are reading this and we haven't contacted you directly, but you'd like to take part in this event, please visit our Read or Write Author Page and fill out the application here.

  
That's it! We hope you're as excited as we are about this campaign and trio of giveaways. Now, what are you waiting for? Get out there and READ OR WRITE ANYWHERE!

#ReadOrWriteAnywhere