Amazing YA giveaways, plus exciting news about COMPULSION and a lot of hot new YA books!
Happy Holidays and a Very Happy New Year!
You GUYS! I’m so grateful to you for all the amazing support and friendship this past year. Meeting readers like you online has been a joy and a pleasure, and frankly the best part of becoming an author.
I hope that your holidays are lovely and that the coming year will bring you much joy and happiness. 
COMPULSION was chosen as one of RT Editors' Best Books of 2014.

Mundie Moms also included COMPULSION on their 10 Favorite Books of 2014 list.

I'm so humbled and honored. Some of my favorite authors have books on these lists!

Looking for more chances to win? YA Bound Book Tours put together a Book Blitz for Compulsion this month, so you can stop by any (or all) of the sites to enter. There are too many to list, but you can get them via Google here: Compulsion Book Blitz

I created some fun character profiles for the Book Blitz. Check them out at the bottom of the newsletter.
The fabulous Nikki Kelly is giving away a copy of COMPULSION for her 12 Days of Lailah celebration. Enter here by 12/30 to win.

Read is the New Black posted an interesting article On Tolerance and Harry Potter.

Publishing Perceptives said we should forget our preconceptions about teenagers and reading.

Jane Austen wrote letters filled with writing advice to her teenage nice.

An interesting article from Publishing Perspectives about the rebranding of YA.

Epic Reads shared a great list of books coming out in 2015 that are worth saving gift cards for.

Fun article on the origin of #FridayReads.

Nancy Cohen posted a great list of gifts for writers.

The Guardian reported that J.K. Rowling confirmed the presence of Jewish wizards at Hogwarts.

Meg at Cuddlebuggery talked about why she loves fan fiction.

Debbie Ohi curated a list of all of the kidlit/YA librarians on Twitter. <3 Librarians!

Penguin Random House will donate one book to Save the Children for every use of the hashtag #GiveABook before December 25th.

The Passive Voice reports that adults who read YA saved publishing this year. Yay us!

Instructions on how to make a Baby Groot out of cardboard. How cute is he?

Wired explains why you should watch the last Hobbit movie at home.

Tell Santa what you want in a Book Boyfriend for a chance to win signed Compulsion plus a $25 gift card! Enter here by 12/21.
1. Neva Lomason Memorial Library, Carrollton, GA
2. Lee Williams High School, Kingman, AZ 
3. Central Virginia Regional Library, Farmville, VA
4. Spencer Penn Centre, Spencer, VA 
5. Mosheim Public Library, Mosheim, TN
6. The Wardlaw-Hartridge School, Edison, NJ
7. Alameda High School Library, Lakewood, CO
8. Mount Pleasant Regional Library, Mt Pleasant, SC
9. Bridgeport Library, Old Mill Green Branch, Bridgeport, CT
10. Franklin High School, Livonia, MI
11. Loveland Public Library, Loveland, CO
12. Safety Harbor Library, Safety Harbor, FL
13. Saratoga Springs Public Library, Saratoga Springs, UT
14. Moorpark High School, Moorpark, CA
15. Lewisville High School, Lewisville, TX
16. Columbus Metropolitan Library-Martin Luther King Branch, Columbus, Ohio
17. St. Stephens High School, Hickory, NC
18. Kanawha County Library, Charleston, WV 
19. White Station High School, Memphis, TN
20. Gramercy Arts High School, NY, NY

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Don't forget to check out the additional giveaways at Adventures in YA Publishing. New ones are added every week!

And finally, check out the current giveaways at YA Series Insiders here.
COMPULSION, Heirs of Watson Island Book 1
Oct 28, 2014 from Simon & Schuster, Simon Pulse

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