Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Celebrate the Book Fest--Recap in Photos

This past weekend I rented a car and drove Carlisle, PA for Celebrate the Book Fest. This was the first year they had YA authors, and I got to spend time with these fabulous ladies: Jennifer Armentrout, Cyn Balog, Shannon Delany, Wendy Higgins, Brigid Kemmerer, Zoraida Cordova, Jeri Smith-Ready, and Maria Snyder. I was on two panels, talking about research and world-building and writing anti-damsels in distress.

Here's my trip in photos

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


I've read a lot of books this year and one of my absolute favorites is hands down The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.

I read it over a weekend and could not stop talking about it to everyone. And when I finished, I sat on my couch for fifteen minutes in a daze and then I broke into tears. It was a little embarrassing but thankfully my dogs didn't mind.

Today, the sequel, Never Fade, is out and I am so excited.

So excited that I got myself two copies. (I know, I'm not sure what's wrong with me...I pre-ordered it on two separate occasions. I guess that just goes to show how legitimately excited I was). Which means, I'm giving one away!

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Welcome to the Fall 2013 YA Scavenger Hunt!

Update! The hunt is over. Thanks everyone for participating. Hope to see you next year!

Hello! Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-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 signed 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!

I'm Liz Norris and I'm your host for this leg of the hunt. I love all things romance, food,  television, and of course books!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests BLUE TEAM--but there is also a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five signed books!
going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the

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 homepage.


Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue 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 10/6, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Today I'm hosting the fabulously talented Teri Harman on my blog for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Currently, Teri Harman's book shelf is over flowing, her laundry unfolded and her three small children running mad while she writes bewitching novels. Teri also writes a bi-weekly book column for ksl.com and contributes book segments to KSL's Studio 5 lifestyle show.

Find out more about Teri and her debut novel Blood Moon here

Check out the awesome cover:

Isn't it gorgeous? I love the classic feel that it has to it. 

Even more than that, I love the book!

Here's what Teri has to say about it:

Blood Moon started as research for an epic Halloween party at a 100 year old school house. Then it became an enchanting, mysterious tale of witchcraft, twisted bad guys and the endurance of young love. It is the first book in the Moonlight Trilogy, for older teens and adults.
It's got witches and magic and I adore Willa and Simon. 

I can't wait for Black Moon. I've already added it to goodreads--you should too.

And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Teri Harman, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 13. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue 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

Because I read Blood Moon before the hunt and thoroughly enjoyed it, I'm going to offer you an extra chance to win a copy of Blood Moon, a signed copy of Unraveling, and some swag. Enter below!
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