dear teen me

Win-It Wednesday: Dear Teen Me

Based on the amazing website, this anthology of over 70 letters features authors writing to their teen selves, edited by E. Kristin Anderson and Miranda Keanneally. (Some of those authors include yours truly, Robin Benway, Carrie Jones, Sara Zarr... the list is good!) Want to preview the types of stories you're getting? Check out the Dear Teen Me website for letters that aren't in the book (new ones still coming all the time). I like to think of Dear Teen Me as the more articulate and insightful version of a site I work on, Before You Were Hot.

In any case, this week you have a chance to win a copy of this brand spanking new book (it's out at this month!). Just comment below and tell me what your "Dear Teen Me" letter would be about. You can be as brief or as lengthy as you like. Each comment is an entry, and you can leave more than one if you have multiple things to tell your teen self.

I'll pick a winner at random next week. Happy Wednesday!

Photo Friday: Book Cat

I got some ARCs of Small Town Sinners (those are galleys, or early copies, for the non-book-insidery among us). They're pretty and my cat Swayze loves them, as you can see. (Uh, or maybe he's just bewildered? Cats are tough to read).Swayze ARCs.jpg (Note to self: Clean up Christmas tree needles... argh.) I promise to host a few contests this spring so you can have a chance to win a copy before the release. July 19th still feels far away! Happy weekend! PS-My letter to my teen self is up on the amazing site Dear Teen Me today! These letters are all fantastic, I feel honored to be in such company -- definitely go read them!