YA Summer Scavenger Hunt #3

YA Summer Scavenger Hunt #3

The Hunt has Begun!

Thank you so much for joining the YA Scavenger Hunt this year! I’m super excited to have you here and wanted to offer you a sneak peek of my bestselling YA shifter novel, Sanctuary. Find out why people are saying this is an “Amazing suspenseful paranormal tale full of action and drama.”

Download Sanctuary here!

Sanctuary - YA Dark Urban Fantasy Novel

***** Young-Adult Urban Fantasy Shifter Story with Good Characters and Worldbuilding “An excellent Young Adult (YA) Urban Fantasy shifter story, with layers of worldbuilding and unique characters leading to a unique story even with the comfortable tropes of YAUF like two love interests for the main female character (MC), who are also loyal to each other as well as interested in the same girl. Amazing characters, a cool backstory about the shifter war, and the comfortable tropes and tropes turned on end, make Sanctuary a must-read if you love YA Urban Fantasy of the shifter variety.” – Erin Penn, Amazon Review

Now, on With the Hunt!

We got lucky and you receive TWO KEYWORDS here. [Read more…]

Introducing Melle Amade, Co-Author of I Am Human

Introducing Melle Amade, Co-Author of I Am Human

Inspired by Star Trek, Star Wars, and Blade Runner, Melle Amade went to Chapman University to obtain her MFA in Film Writing and Directing, which is exactly how she met her co-author for I Am Human, Michael Trozzo. A fellow science fiction and film geek, Mike and Melle went every year to the scifi and fantasy blockbuster release of the December holiday season. Together they watched the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar and most recently Star Wars: Rebel One, where they decided to write I Am Human.

With a career as a technology Marketing Director, Melle squeezed in world building and outlining conference calls, usually on the one hour commute home. Then carefully and systematically they pulled together a time travel story that spans the world between A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Universe and Terminator. As a warm up, they penned a short story, The Past Code, the serves as a prequel to I Am Human. You can download The Past Code for free here. [Read more…]

Myths and Magic: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Box Set of the Summer!

Myths and Magic: The Science Fiction and Fantasy Box Set of the Summer!

Writing Science Fiction with my BFF!

Michael Trozzo is an amazing writer/director who I met in film school when I was doing my MFA. He’s got mad chops and a wonderful tone. Seriously… you’re going to love this book.

Here’s how it happened: last December we’re fulfilling our annual tradition of watching the holiday scifi blockbuster, which falls on his birthday. In this case… Rebel One. I leaned over and said, “We gotta write a Space Opera!”

And Michael said, “Yeah!”

Those words might read a little ‘eh’ on your computer, but imagine them shouted in a darkened theatre while two Star Destroyers of the Imperial Fleet crash into each other.

Well, this is how “I Am Human” was born.

Turns out it’s not quite space opera. It’s more like “Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy” meets “Terminator.” [Read more…]

The Alliance of Young Adult Authors’ Scavenger Hunt

The Alliance of Young Adult Authors’ Scavenger Hunt

I’m thrilled to be part of the Alliance of Young Adult Authors! It’s given me a ton of opportunities to meet talented YA authors, read their work, and share the experience of publishing. They have a ton of great ideas. One of them is going on this summer! They are sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt. I’m excited to share with you amazing new authors, great giveaways and other epic prizes!

Here are the official Rules… The Scavenger Hunt starts June 1st with the winner announced June 7th!


Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES.

All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in this order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed short story. in the google form

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