Welcome to YA (Young Adult) 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 TWENTY signed books, one 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! (March 29 noon PST-April 1 noon PST). Note: This is a general market YA hunt. All material is supposed to be PG-13 or G-rated, but I am not previewing it all. Basically, be prepared to see/read what you’d see on Barnes & Noble’s YA shelves.
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are THREE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter all three! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there is also a red team and a yellow team. You can enter all three contests–which has a total prize bucket of SIXTY signed books!

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.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Hidden within my post tomorrow (3/29) will be a single letter that is blue. Make a note of that letter! It’s a part of a scrambled phrase. When you go to all the author sites of the blue team, you’ll have all the letters you need to enter the contest.
Entry Form: Once you piece together all the clues to the hunt, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the completed phrase 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. Entries sent without the correct puzzle code or without contact information will not be considered.
 
Look for my post tomorrow, featuring author Joy Preble, and my special clue in BLUE!