This past week on FYFA (and in my life):
I finally heard back about that writing workshop I was hoping for, and unfortunately I wasn’t accepted. I’m a little sad, but let’s face it, this is going to be one of MANY rejections if I’m going to pursue writing, so I guess I should get used to it. Since that workshop didn’t work out, I signed up for one through Writing & Illustrating for Young Readers in Utah in June (this wasn’t one you have to apply for). It’s a revision workshop led by Trent Reedy, and I’m excited to learn from it!
We spent pretty much all day yesterday doing our taxes. The good (bad?) news is, we’re getting a really big refund. But it’s never fun getting everything collected and entered. Getting the check will be a little more fun, though. 🙂
Also this week, my blog was featured on ServiceScape, a company that offers freelance editing and other writing services. They had very kind things to say about my blog, and I’m incredibly flattered!
Here’s what you may have missed on the blog this past week:
- You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour and David Levithan: A Dual Review
- February 2018 Wrap-Up Round-Up Make Me Read It Giveaway – Still time to enter to win a book from my Make Me Read It list!
- Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: 5-Star Review & Giveaway! – Enter to win one of three finished copies of the book!
Book Blogger Birthdays and Blogoversaries:
Here are the birthdays and blogoversaries this week! I hope you’ll go wish these bloggers well on their special days! Make sure you check out the calendar to see what you might have just missed or what’s coming up. (If you want to be added to the calendar, you can always fill out the birthday/blogoversary form.)
- March 16th – Clare @ Dual Reads‘ Birthday
Listed in order of release date. Any new deals that I just added to the list this week will be denoted with a *** so you can easily find them!
Please note: Almost all pre-order giveaways run “while supplies last,” so I can’t guarantee that they’ll be open until the date listed. Pre-0rder early for your best chance to get all the goodies!
- ***Pre-order TIME BOMB by Joelle Charbonneau to receive a signed bookplate and an exclusive drawstring backpack. (ends 3/12)
- Pre-order HERO AT THE FALL by Alwyn Hamilton to receive a PDF version of TALES FROM SAND & SEA, a short story collection for the REBEL OF THE SANDS world (and you might also receive postcards, stickers and temporary tattoos). (ends 3/12)
And if you were one of the next 50 people to order after that you’ll be getting the temporary tattoos!
- Pre-order NOTHING LEFT TO BURN by Heather Ezell to receive a bookmark, signed bookplate, postcard, and a custom designed map print of Orange County/the world of NLTB to follow Audrey through her day. Plus, you’ll be entered to win a grand prize giveaway! (ends 3/12)
- Pre-order THE HEART FORGER by Rin Chupeco receive a signed bookplate and a bookmark. You’ll also be entered to win other prizes. (ends 3/12)
- Pre-order THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER by Emily X.R. Pan to receive an enamel pin, a signed print of an original painting, a bookmark print (carved & letterpressed), and a vinyl sticker with book quote. (ends 3/19)
- Pre-order OVER RAGING TIDES by Jennifer Ellision to receive a signed bookmark (plus, Jen will be donating 50% of her pre-order proceeds to Everytown for Gun Safety). (ends 3/19)
- Pre-order I HAVE LOST MY WAY by Gayle Forman (or send Penguin a postcard) to get a copy of IF I STAY or JUST ONE DAY! (ends 3/26)
- Pre-order FAILING UP by Leslie Odom, Jr. to receive a limited edition print signed by Leslie Odom, Jr.! (ends 3/26)
- Pre-order IN HER SKIN by Kim Savage to receive a laptop decal and to be entered to win a custom-made Eponine Funko, as well as a Kindle Paperwhite! (ends 3/26)
- Pre-order NOTHING BUT SKY by Amy Trueblood to receive a signed bookmark, signed bookplate and character stickers. Plus you’ll be entered to win a prize packs! (INT)(ends 3/26)
- Pre-order LOST CROW CONSPIRACY by Rosalyn Eves to receive a fridge magnet with a quote from the book (featuring one of the author’s illustrations), a temporary tattoo, a bookmark, and a signed bookplate. (ends 3/26)
- ***Pre-order AS SHE FADES by Abbi Glines to receive an exclusive coffee mug. (ends 4/2)
- Pre-order DREAD NATION by Justina Ireland to receive stickers and 2 of 5 color and send postcards (ends 4/2)
- Pre-order SOMETIMES YOU FLY by Katherine Applegate to receive a signed deluxe art print. (ends 4/2)
- Pre-order SCOURGED by Kevin Hearne to receive an Iron Druid fan kit—including an exclusive art print, signed by the author! (ends 4/2)
- Pre-order STARRY EYES by Jenn Bennett to receive an exclusive signed bookplate (w/Jenn’s artwork!) and other swag. (ends 4/2)
- Pre-order ACE OF SHADES by Amanda Foody to receive three bookmarks with exclusive art inspired by the City of Sin, a signed bookplate, and a bonus quiz revealing which gang of New Reynes you’d claim as your own. (INT) (ends 4/9)
- Pre-order THE DIMINISHED by Kaitlyn Sage Patterson to receive one of the 6 character cards, a bookplate, a bookmark, a postcard and a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE! (ends 4/9)
- Pre-order LEAH ON THE OFFBEAT by Becky Albertalli to receive a signed postcard with a scene from the book that Becky drew and painted. (INT)(ends 4/23)
- Preorder A COURT OF FROST AND STARLIGHT by Sarah J. Maas to receive a Night Court enamel pin! (ends 4/30)
- Pre-order ONLY HUMAN by Sylvain Neuvel to receive an exclusive Kara Resnik dog tag! (ends 5/1)
- Pre-order PUDDIN’ by Julie Murphy to receive pre-order swag. (ends 5/6)
- Pre-order THE GIRL & THE GROVE by Eric Smith to receive a signed mini poster, hand stamped seed paper bookmarks, a signed, hand stamped bookplate, three leaf charms, and other surprise swag from previous books! (ends 5/7)
- Pre-order FURYBORN by Claire Legrand to receive a signed bookplate and (limited) map of Avitas and a limited edition set of Furyborn character trading cards. You’ll also be entered to win the grand prize. (ends 5/21)
- Pre-order BREAKOUT by Kate Messner to receive a poster and a set of 30 bookmarks to share! (ends 6/4)
- Pre-order NYXIA UNLEASHED by Scott Reintgen to receive a signed postcard featuring one of four favorite characters from the Nyxia series. (ends 7/16)
- ***Pre-order ENDLESS WATER, STARLESS SKY by Rosamund Hodge to receive a signed bookplate, and a print of one a portrait of one of the four main characters. (ends 7/24)
Other Current Giveaways on FYFA:
(Besides the ones listed with this week’s posts)
- March 2018 Discussion Challenge & Giveaway – Link up your March discussion posts here!
- Anderson’s Children’s Literature Breakfast Recap & Giveaway – Still time to enter to win!
- A Valentine’s Post Featuring the Macmillan Collector’s Library (& a Giveaway!)
- It’s Feed Your Fiction Addiction’s 5th Blogoversary Giveaway!
Even More Awesome Giveaways on Other Sites:
- Canadians ONLY – Head over to Read. Sleep. Repeat. for a chance to win Children of Blood and Bone
by Tomi Adeyemi
- Head over to Wishful Endings for a chance to win a SOFI SNOW/SHILO SNOW Prize Pack
- Check out the All About Diversity Blog Hop!
- AJ @ Read All the Things is celebrating her birthday a little early with a giveaway!
- Michelle @ Pink Polka Dot Books is celebrating her 6th blogoversary with a giveaway!
- And Jordan @ The Heart of a Book Blogger is celebrating her 3-year blogoversary with a few different giveaways!
- Head over to Lisa Loves Literature for a chance to win an autographed copy of THE FINAL SIX by Alexandra Monir
- Head over to Literary Meanderings for a chance to win THIS TINY PERFECT WORLD by Lauren Gibaldi
- Lots of blogs participating in the March New Release Giveaway Hop!
- Lots of blogs participating in the Lucky Is Reading Hop!
- Head over to Alyssa Carlier’s blog for a chance to win Reflection (A Twisted Tale) by Elizabeth Lim (which is a Mulan retelling).
- If you’re in the UK, head over to Strupag.com for a chance to win a paperback copy of Scythe!
- Claire Luana is giving away physical copies of TEN of the best Young Adult Fantasy Romance reads!
Lots of good stuff! Have any giveaways or great discussions happening on your site right now? Feel free to share them in the comments!