Wednesday, April 24, 2013

On The Unraveling Recap

If you read Unraveling a year ago and you just got your copy of Unbreakable, you might be trying to remember what happened to Janelle and Ben back then.

You're in luck: The Recaptains have the run down to help you remember.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

#BeUnbreakble Contest!

It's official. Unbreakable is out in the world (or at least, the US) today!

I'm so excited to share this book with everyone.

Last year, when Unraveling was released, I was just finishing my edits for the sequel. Having a debut novel released was a surreal and wonderful experience. But I couldn't help be nervous for the sequel.

Unbreakable was the first novel I wrote on a deadline. It was also the first novel I wrote and edited while seeing the reviews and reactions to its predecessor. It was exciting and terrifying at the same time.

Now with the release of this book, I'm a stronger writer and a stronger person, and I'm so glad that I get to share another novel with you. And I'm overjoyed that it's this novel, which I poured my blood, sweat, and tears into (sometimes literally).

To celebrate Unbreakable's release, I have a contest for us!

The Details

Ten (10) winners will receive Unbreakable swag with...

- bookmarks
- signed bookplates
- stickers
- magnets
- an extra content booklet complete with four short stories
- a poster

The poster is really special to me. It's based on a pivotal scene in the series, and a good friend of mine painted it for me. It looks like this:

by the fabulous Travis Poelle

Five (5) winners will receive Unbreakable swag (everything above) and...

- an annotated copy of either Unraveling or Unbreakable, your choice
- an ebook of Undone (for you or to be gifted to a friend)
- signed copies of these Dark Days books: The Elite by Kiera Cass, Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike, and Reboot by Amy Tintera

To Enter

Buy a copy of Unbreakable any time between now and May 15th (pre-orders count!). Hold onto your receipt/email confirmation. If you're a winner, you'll need it to claim your price.

Then take a picture of you with your copy of Unbreakable and post it to twitter, tumblr, or instagram with the hashtag #BeUnbreakable.

Like this:

The Fine Print

- contest is open internationally, but if Unbreakable isn't out in your country yet, don't worry--we'll contest in June too. 
- if you buy an Unbreakable ebook, that totally counts. Take a picture of it on your reader!
- buy entering, you're giving me permission to retweet or retumbl your picture with Unbreakable. 
- purchase and enter by 11:59 pm EST on 5/15.

Monday, April 22, 2013

On Teachers, Librarians, and Free Copies of Unraveling

When I was teaching, I had a lot of students who said things like, “I hate reading” or “I haven’t read anything since Goosebumps in third grade.” (I taught high school English classes, so presumably anyone who had managed to get into Honors American Literature should have read something since Goosebumps.)

As a result I always prided myself on finding just the right book that changed their minds. Which means I know first hand how important it is for librarians and teachers to have books—and how much money it can cost (sometimes out of your own pocket) in order to maintain that.

So I’m giving away 100 FREE copies of Unraveling to teachers, librarians, or coordinators or programs that promote literacy.

Enclosed with the book will be a hard copy of the discussion guide, and I’ll be happy to personalize the book for anyone who wants it personalized. (Signed books and anything by Jodi Picoult were the most commonly stolen books from my classroom library, so I won’t take offense if you don’t want my signature.)  

If you’re a teacher, librarian, or coordinator of a program that advocates literacy, and you’d like a free copy of Unraveling, fill out this form. If you aren’t, but you know someone who is, please pass along the information!

This is first come, first serve until those 100 books are gone. But I will ship anywhere in the US. (Sorry everyone not in the US—as I’m paying for the shipping myself, I’ve got to stay in my own budget).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

One Week From Unbreakable!

We're only one week from the release of Unbreakable and I can't begin to express how excited I am.

First, for anyone who hasn't read Unraveling yet, the ebook is on sale for only $1.99 this week.

There's still time to pre-order Unbreakable at Books of Wonder and get the extra content booklet. 

Check out the Unbreakable events I have planned here.

And for everyone else, I'm doing several twitter events next week to celebrate:
I will be doing an Unbreakable Twitter Teaser with PageTurners (April 21st, 8pm ET) and BookHounds (April 22nd, 8pm ET) hosting. Followers can send @pageturnersblog and @maryinhb page numbers from Unbreakable and I will respond with a line from the book and bit of back story or insight about it. There will also be a giveaway both nights. On April 24th, at 8pm ET, I will be participating in a Live Chat with @mundiemoms hosting. Hashtag for all three Twitter events: #BeUnbreakable

Wednesday, April 3, 2013


I'm officially part of the Dark Days Tour this summer.

Here's the official announcement!

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