Saturday, November 7, 2015

Road Trip

I'm looking forward to joining these wonderful authors on Friday 11/13 and Sunday 11/15 at the Charleston Public Library

But a few stops along the way as we head south:  The lovely Martina Boone and I will be at Park Road Books on Monday, November 9th at 6:30 PM  and at The Book Shelf on Tuesday, November 10th at 4 PM, chatting and signing.

We hope you can join us!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Additional YA Scavenger Hunt winners

(This was posted on, but not here, so RECTIFYING that now!)

Thank you all who entered the additional giveaway of LARK RISING paperbacks and swag.  Three winners were chosen, so congratulations to:

Sahar A. (CANADA)
Lisa M. (Kansas, USA)

I hope you enjoy!

To those who did not win this time, I will soon be offering a giveaway of LARK RISING and one for SILVER EVE on Goodreads, so stay tuned!

Many thanks for your interest and for participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

YA Scavenger Hunt, October 1 - 4 2015

The Fall 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt has officially closed!  Thank you all for participating!

There are a few hours left to enter this giveaway, however, so I'll leave this out for the moment:

Good luck!

Monday, September 28, 2015

The Fall '15 YA Scavenger Hunt Coming Soon!

Hopefully you've reserved plenty of time for this one because we have EIGHT YASH teams this October! That means more prizes, news, and fun for all readers!

Take a look  (I am on Team ORANGE):

These books are all so beautiful!

Now: what is the YA Scavenger Hunt? A bi-annual event 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 :)  There are eight contests running simultaneously, and you can enter one or all of them.  The contest runs from October 1 thru October 4.  Check out the YA Scavenger Hunt website for more details.  See you back here on the 1st!

Friday, September 25, 2015

The Silver Eve Blog Tour and Giveaways

So, the SILVER EVE blog tour comes to a close today, but there are still two days left to enter for the giveaways, which you can see below.  Books, tattoos, bookmarks, amulet necklaces and a Rain fragrance... so, pretty nifty.

Here is the tour--Silver Eve

You can link to any of the wonderful blogs, check out a review, an interview, an excerpt, even a playlist (though I will be posting the playlist here later).  Anyway, enjoy!  Tomorrow I go all ORANGE TEAM for the YASH scavenger hunt. And on 9/30 I'll be joining the YA Series Insiders Facebook party. So more giveaways to come. :)

Friday, August 28, 2015

Not exactly a post, but thought I'd share a link to Love At First Page where I have some thoughts about SILVER EVE and a first-two-books-in-the-series giveaway!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Children's Book Week Giveaway

This is Children's Book Week's 96th year celebrating children, children's books and the joy of reading.

I'll be joining authors MarcyKate Connolly and Cindy Rodriguez on Saturday, May 9th at Books on the Square in Providence, RI from 3:00-4:00.  We have a scavenger hunt planned along with reading from our works, answering questions and signing books.  We'd love to see you there!

In appreciation of this week's celebration we're hosting a giveaway. One winner will receive a signed hardcover of each of our debuts:

Where Frankenstein meets the Brothers Grimm...

In which 13 Reasons Why meets the poetry of  Emily Dickinson...

Where the weapon of courage is the ability to endure

The giveaway runs from May 4th - May 10th. Enter to win! Tweet for an extra chance! 

Happy Spring!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

ARC Giveaway for SILVER EVE

Hi everyone!

Just pointing you to the Goodreads giveaway that's running for the next week.  Enter to win one of two signed ARCs of Guardians of Tarnec Book 2, SILVER EVE.

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Silver Eve by Sandra Waugh

Silver Eve

by Sandra Waugh

Giveaway ends April 30, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter to Win

Next up, two author friends and I will be doing a giveaway to celebrate Children's Book Week, so do check back!

Friday, March 13, 2015

NYC Teen Author Fest

Looking forward to this week of YA authors gathering to share words and insight!

Check it out here:

Here's what I'm doing:

Heading to PS 126 on Thursday March, 19th to participate in THE BIG READ along with authors Tim Decker, Lisa Amowitz, Maria Andreu, Martina Boone, Sarah Rees Brennan and Selene Castrovilla

Discussing "Creating Strong Characters" on Saturday, March 21st from 4:10-5:00 at 42nd Street NYPL's Bartos Forum

Signing books on Sunday, March 22nd from 3:30-4:00 at Books of Wonder, 18 West 18th St.

And then just generally lurking in the back at all the other symposiums and events...  :)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Lark Rising's unused prologue (and a givewaway)

This is the prologue that I removed from LARK RISING long before it sold.  It's quite short, but those of you who've read the book will understand exactly, and those of you who haven't...  well, here's the fun part:  I am giving away a New Year's gift of a signed copy of LARK and this wonderfully vine-y ear cuff:

I will pick the winner on Twelfth Night (January 6th).

How to enter?  Follow me on Twitter.  (For those of you who already follow me, just retweet and I'll know you want to be included!)  I'll gather the names and (randomly of course!) select one.

Happy New Year!  May it be filled with wonderful things.

No explosion. No shattering of walls; no blinding light. No clash of sword and last gasp of strength. This was but a touch of wine to lips—

And the queen fell.

Screams began then, shuddering sounds of horror and despair.  A hall full of people now frantically swarming—noise and color muddling into a mass, converging to aid, to assist, to share the burden of tragedy—all of them… all but two.

He was frozen with shock, hardly breathing, eyes searching the empty place at the table. And she—she was there still, briefly.  The stranger he’d invited. No longer sitting as she had moments ago in sweet-faced pretense, but standing just back a little in the shadows where the candlelight ceased. She was smiling at him.  Strange—he’d thought her smile exquisite. Now it gleamed and widened in display of sickening emptiness and chasm-like depth.  Thief that she was, she melted into the dark, though the smile hung gaping black long after she disappeared, mocking his pathetic heartbreak, this terrible mistake.  And he stared, unable to move, to help, to stop the inevitable.  Even when the king returned to the hall with sober step and drawn face to say, “The amulets are taken. The Balance is disturbed.” Even when those remaining lifted tear-stained faces to murmur then in a single, hopeful chant, “The Guardians, the Guardians, the Guardians…” he could not move.

He had damned them all.