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Opinionated much?

Do your friends dump their problems on you all the time? Do you feel like you’re expected to listen and keep your mouth shut?

Here’s your chance to do the talking!

I’m hosting an awesome Dear Miss Fortune Cookie CONTEST. Just reply to one of three letters asking for advice and you’ll get:

A signed bookmark

An opportunity to be published on my blog

An entry into my giveaway — sparkly nail polish, a beautiful bracelet, and a signed copy of Miss Fortune Cookie

Go here for more details!

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Giving away a sprillion books!

Okay, not really. Each month 25 amazing YA authors (including me) blog about process, craft, our writing, and personal lives at YA Outside the Lines. This month, we’re giving away 30 books, plus Skype visits with authors and cool swag. Go here to enter! Here’s a sampling of what you can win.

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My mega-giveaway includes a Kindle Fire. Seriously!


Jessica of Crossroads Tours has organized a three week tour

AND A MEGA-GIVEAWAY to celebrate the release of MISS FORTUNE COOKIE.

You can win a signed copy of the book, lovely bracelets, blue sparkly nail polish,

and other goodies.

But best of all you can win a $50 AMAZON GIFT CERTIFICATE OR A KINDLE FIRE HD.


I’m not joking. Just click on the link below, and enter at the end of the post.

May good fortune shine on you!

The Cover Contessa Rafflecopter

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We love L.K. Madigan and her books

Talented, sweet, and down to earth YA author L.K. Madigan has recently announced some heart-breaking news. You can read about it in her own words here.

The Feast of Awesome will give away EIGHTY copies her books …

the Morris Award winning FLASH BURNOUT and


To win a set, visit the Feast of Awesome and leave a comment.

This is a major celebration of Lisa and her talent!! Please join in.

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I haz winnerz!!!


I had SO much fun reading your comments and the pictures you sent.

Everyone who entered wins a free signed bookmark. Just email your address to

And now it’s winner time. Drumroll please …

My first place winner is my namesake LAUREN M!!! She sent this adorable picture.

2nd place: JAEL

3rd place: NINEFLY

4th place: EMILIA    She also sent a lovely photo with her mom and her cousin Vicky (left) . Awwwww!

5th place: MARIE

6th place: LINDSEY

7th place: MICHELE.  Michele’s picture totally made me smile!

8th place: NATISHA

9th place: JESSICA  Jessica sent a picture from a real live photobooth!

10th place: BAHNREE

11th place: BECA R

12th place: NIAN

13th place: FI CHAN  I love this picture!

14th place: LEA

15th place: LAUREN (I swear I didn’t play favorites!)

16th place: JESS

17th place: DARLYN

18th place: BRANDILEIGH Definitely not taken in a photobooth!

19th place: CATALINA She sent an awesome photo, which I misplaced! Gah! Then she graciously sent me another great pic!

20th place: DONNA S.

21st place: SARA P

22nd place: KISAH

23rd place: MISS SHY  I hope you are not too shy to enjoy seeing this posted!

Here are the prizes! The 1st place winner get first pick, the 2nd place winner second choice, and so on.

A $25 gift certificate to the bookstore of your choice

Another $25 dollar gift certificate

These amazing contemporary novels SIGNED  by the author:

DONUT DAYS by Lara Zielin (PB)

EIGHTH-GRADE SUPERZERO by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich (HC)

FLASH BURNOUT by L.K. Madigan (PB)

HAVEN by Beverly Patt (PB)

INDIGO BLUES by Danielle Joseph (PB)

JANE IN BLOOM by Deborah Lytton (HC)

LIPSTICK APOLOGY by Jennifer Jabaley (PB)



SHADOWED SUMMER by Saundra Mitchell (PB)

STRUTS AND FRETS by Jon Skovron (HC)

SWOON AT YOUR OWN RISK by Sydney Salter (PB)

TMI by Sarah Quigley (HC)

TWENTY BOY SUMMER by Sarah Ockler (PB)


And …

A signed copy of MY INVENTED LIFE by yours truly

A second signed copy of MY INVENTED LIFE

My Invented Life Post-Its and writing notebook

These ARCs

SISTERS RED by Jackson Pearce



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8th Grade Superzero — a keeper

8TH GRADE SUPERZERO by Olugbemi Rhuday-Perkovich (say that fast three times in a row!) stayed with me for a long time after I read it. It’s a funny, genuine, and uplifting story. I liked how the friendships portrayed are deep, complex, and multi-layered. The novel is about coping with peer pressure gracefully, and making life-changing choices.

It was on Amazon’s best books of the month list for January, 2010! Win a signed copy by leaving a comment after my xillion prizes giveaway post.


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Donut Days – a tasty YA read

When I read the flap copy for DONUT DAYS I was intrigued by the premise–a girl growing up with evangelical parents, and her push for some personal freedom. Then I read the book. Wow! Zielin tackles the subject matter with fresh wit and a light touch. The pages turned themselves, and by the end, I loved every character.

You can win a signed copy of DONUT DAYS by commenting on my xillion prizes giveaway here.

Zielin has a new book out:

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Flash Burnout — best debut YA novel of 2009!

Even before FLASH BURNOUT by L.K. Madigan before it won the William C. Morris Award, I knew it was a winner. For one, the main character hooked my right away. Blake has the attitude of a teen boy, but not in a distracting or annoying way. He’s funny, imperfect, occasionally rough around the edges, and lovable from start to finish. And I appreciated that the story had depth–a look at how Blake’s best friend deals with her mom’s drug addiction and homeless–without getting overly dark. It made me laugh and cry, which is my favorite kind of read.

You can win a signed copy by leaving a comment after my xillion prizes giveaway post here.

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Lipstick Apology–win it here

LIPSTICK APOLOGY by Jennifer Jabaley has a fascinating premise. Just before dying in a plane crash, Emily’s mom writes her a mysterious message, “Emily please forgive me”. This drives the story, but this book is so much more than that. I absolutely fell in love with every character. Jennifer handles the tragedy and loss with senstivity, but the underlying sadness doesn’t drag the story down. It’s a heart-warming book that made me laugh a lot.

And you can win a signed copy by leaving a comment after my xillion prizes giveaway post here.

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Secrets of Truth and Beauty–win it here!

SECRETS OF TRUTH AND BEAUTY by Megan Frazer captured me from the first page. It’s a poignant, sometimes funny, and very real story of a girl who runs away from her controlling parents to find her sister, a sister her parents hid from her. As you know, I love stories about sisters. And the setting, a boarding house for misfits, was unusual, yet perfect for the story.

You can win a signed copy of SECRETS OF TRUTH AND BEAUTY by leaving a comment after my xillion prizes giveaway post.

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