Yes – we’re doing it again!

This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At 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 book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the ORANGE TEAM–but there is also a blue team, a gold team, a red team, and much more, for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!


If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, 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 red team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).

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. 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 Sunday, April 3rd at noon Pacific time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Scavenger Hunt Post


Today, I am hosting author extrordinaire LEAH KONEN, on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Leah Konen is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she studied journalism and creative writing. She’s the author of THE LAST TIME WE WERE US (May 2016, Harper Collins/Katherine Tegen Books), THE ROMANTICS (Fall 2016, Abrams), and THE AFTER GIRLS (2013, Adams Media/Merit Press). She lives in Brooklyn with her fiancé and their dog, Farley.
You can find her at: Twitter | Web siteFacebook

Find out more information by checking out her book on Amazon!



A passionate summer love story about a girl, her childhood best friend recently released from juvie, and the small-town lies that have kept them apart. A teen romance debut with a dark edge.

Leah Konen’s THE LAST TIME WE WERE US Playlist!

***Ever wondered about how authors get inspiration for their novels? For Leah, it’s all about the music. Here’s a list of songs that would make up a THE LAST TIME WE WERE US soundtrack!


1. Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) by Arcade Fire

2. Heart Skipped a Beat by The xx

3. Katie Queen of Tennessee by The Apache Relay

4. Dreamy Bruises by Sylvan Esso

5. Forever by HAIM

6. I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons

7. When U Love Somebody by Fruit Bats

8. Home by Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

There’s at least another 888 reasons to read Leah’s book, so go check it out!

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Leah, and more! Remember my favorite number – add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author!

And just like all previous YASH I’ve hosted, there’s more prizes to be won!


People who successfully complete the hunt already gets the chance to win a signed hardback copy of THE SUFFERING. But I’m also hosting my own personal giveaway below where you get to win more swag! THREE winners will get the chance to win the following:

104Signed bookmarks!
Two of the three winners will receive a handmade ghost keychain with signed tags!
And one even luckier winner will win a little Okiku ghost doll! (Let me know if you prefer her with a keychain or just as a doll!)
Sign up using the Rafflecopter below! 🙂 If I get a lot of entries, I might even add more winners!

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