Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! 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! On 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 120 hours!
GO TEAM BLUE
This bonus material is from my teammate, Roxanne Lambie. From an early age, this author fell in love with books and storytelling. Her work as a professional pilot kept her busy, but she never gave up on her dream of writing. It was the combined love of both that sparked QUANTUM, a speculative young adult book which might appeal to fans of IF I STAY and TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE. Let’s give Roxanne 3 cheers for being so talented.
FACTS ABOUT SETTING
Two settings make up QUANTUM: Bantry, Ireland and El Paso, Texas. Some of the major differences are highlighted here.
Writing with two different locations in mind was a great way to escape. I spent hours on YouTube “exploring” some of my locations so I would be able to accurately describe them.
It rains over 41 inches a year in Bantry with an average of 143 days of precipitation. El Paso gets about 9 inches a year with only about 39 days of precipitation.
El Paso is a large city with a population of approximately 684,000. Bantry is a small town of about 2,700 people.
Bantry sits right next to the ocean with many surrounding lakes, rivers and streams. El Paso is an eleven-hour drive from the closest beach, which is actually in California, not Texas.
Spanish and English are both spoken in El Paso, while Bantry claims English and Irish.
Thanks, Roxanne for the interesting information about these two places where your story is set.
When I signed up for the HUNT this year, I didn’t have a publication date for my next book, but a lot has happened since then. I now have a new book coming out October 25. It’s called NOT GUILTY. It’s now available for PREORDER on SMASHWORDS, BARNES & NOBLE, and KOBO.
In October I’ll be doing a special SPOOKY HALLOWEEN giveaway to celebrate the launch, but for this Scavenger Hunt, I’m giving a paperback of my book, DOUBLE NEGATIVE. I call this book a cousin to Not Guilty. You can sign up below to win. I’m offering a signed copy of Double Negative. Hope you’ll enter to win.
ENTER TO WIN A SIGNED COPY
Now that you’re done here, and I hope you enjoyed your visit, please hop on over to my TEAM MATE, Amy Fellner Dominy, and see what’s happening at her place. Be sure to check out all of TEAM BLUE and the others that are in this hunt.